Decks and Porches: the Battle to Conquer Purchase Indecisiveness

Posted by The Deck Authority on Sep 26, 2016 7:01:00 AM

Your house is missing something. Is it a deck? A porch? The battle against indecisiveness has begun.

First - Let’s clarify.

A deck is located behind your house in your backyard. It is usually uncovered.

A porch is located in front of your house, or it wraps around your house. It is usually covered.

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Topics: Decks, Wood Deck, New Deck

Spruce Up Your Shore Property with These 3 Landscaping Ideas

Posted by Fence Authority on Sep 21, 2016 1:34:40 PM

What are you doing to transform your shore house from blah to wow? You could upgrade your kitchen, add an addition to your yard, or even grow flowers around your entire property. The possibilities are endless.

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Topics: Outdoor Living

Beautifying Your Urban Outdoor Space

Posted by Fence Authority on Sep 14, 2016 6:23:00 AM

Do you have pinterest boards filled with lush, tropical-inspired backyards, chairs placed beside an infinity pool, with a view of a beach in the distance? For many of us, like our dream house, our perfect backyard is far from the reality. This is especially true if you live in a city. For all its benefits, city living is usua...

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Topics: Decks, Outdoor Living

Pergola vs. Arbor: What’s the difference?

Posted by Fence Authority on Aug 31, 2016 8:32:00 AM

A few simple landscaping structures like pergolas and arbors may be able to take your yard to the next level. They can provide shade, aesthetic interest, and even help your with your garden game. Some people use the words pergola and arbor interchangeably, while others think maybe there’s just a regional difference when it co...

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Topics: Outdoor Living

Decluttering Your Yard: Tips from Konmari to Create a More Serene Outdoor Space

Posted by Fence Authority on Aug 24, 2016 8:03:00 AM

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo was released in 2014 and many of the people who read it did, indeed, find it life-changing. In the book, Kondo details her method, known as Konmari, to determine what you no longer need and be able to release it, therefore decluttering your home and only allowing things whi...

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Topics: DIY

PA Fence Requirements: What You Need to Know

Posted by Fence Authority on Aug 17, 2016 8:34:00 AM

If you live in Pennsylvania and plan to build a fence on your property, you need to first be aware of the laws and regulations governing the process.

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Topics: Fences

How Much Will I Save Installing My Own Aluminum Fence?

Posted by Fence Authority on Aug 10, 2016 8:37:00 AM

Installing a fence seems like a simple project that can save you a lot of money. If you have a relatively flat and rectangular backyard, how hard can it be?

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Topics: Fences

Wood vs. PVC Decks: Which Material Should You Choose?

Posted by The Deck Authority on Aug 3, 2016 8:59:00 AM

No pressure, but choosing the material you want your deck is one of the biggest decisions you can make. While wood is still considered the most popular deck material, manufactured PVC or composite decking has continued to gain popularity for its low-maintenance properties. The material you choose will have an effect on your d...

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Topics: Decks

8 Signs You Need a New Deck

Posted by The Deck Authority on Jul 27, 2016 8:41:00 AM

Thinking about improving your backyard deck, but aren’t quite sure whether you really need to work on it now? It’s possible that old weathered deck will last you through another snow-filled winter, rainy spring, or blistering summer. At a certain point, all the TLC in the world isn’t going to cut it. So how do you know it’s t...

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Topics: Decks

Expert Answers to Your New Deck Questions

Posted by The Deck Authority on Jul 20, 2016 7:36:00 AM

If you’re thinking about adding a deck to your house or replacing a current deck, you’re likely full of deck building questions. Luckily, the experts at The Deck Authority have the answers you need. Read more to discover deck questions and answers for the educated home owner!

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Topics: Decks