It All Comes Down To Choice: Timber Decking

Posted on: 29 December 2016

When timber is used as a decking material, homeowners often have numerous concerns about the durability of the wooden deck. These concerns often relate to the possible undesirable qualities of timber as a construction material (e.g. fire resistance and vulnerability to moisture damage). Even with these concerns, homeowners still opt to install a wooden deck thanks to the aesthetic appeal for which wooden decks are widely appreciated. Here's how to mitigate against some of the undesirable qualities when shopping for timber deck supplies.
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What Type of Floor Should You Consider for Your New Home?

Posted on: 29 December 2016

If you are in the process of building a new home, then there is a lot to think about. Decisions, decisions, like what types of appliance should you select and are you going to go for granite counter-tops in the kitchen? Then there's the flooring, where you have multiple choices. How should you consider the pros and cons of each flooring type? Entry-Level Linoleum At the low end of the spectrum you could consider linoleum.
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When a Metal Roof May Be the Best Option for Your Home

Posted on: 28 December 2016

Homeowners may not realize that a metal roof can be the best option for their home, as they often assume that metal is drab and will be very noisy during a storm. However, today's metal roofs are painted or powder coated a colour that makes them very attractive. Layers of insulating material under the metal roof add to their sound insulation, so they're very quiet. If you've never thought about having a metal roof installed on your home, note when it may be the best option.
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When Does Your House Require Restumping?

Posted on: 28 December 2016

Wooden stumps in a home's foundation are suitable in regions where the climatic conditions are ever changing. This is because wood can expand and contract with changing temperatures without compromising its structural integrity. However, as wooden stumps age with time, they begin to sag and weaken the foundation of the house. Restumping should be undertaken to strengthen the foundation of the house and prevent it from sagging further. If you have a home with wooden stumps, it is essential to understand the when and why of restumping so that you can make the right decision when the time for the project comes.
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