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Top 6 Reasons Why a Wood Deck Adds Value to Your Home

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 11, 2019 @ 05:06 AM

Every year, decking projects are at the top of the list of home improvements that add value to your home. And wood decks have a better return on investment than synthetic decking.  People love the natural look of real wood. Especially outdoors on a deck. Wood decks add value. And not just to your home. To your quality of life.

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Topics: Hardwood Decking

What Makes Hardwood Decking Cup and How Can I Prevent It?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Jun 26, 2018 @ 06:06 AM

When there is an imbalance in a wood board, it may tend to cup. How does this happen? Occasionally (mostly with softwoods) the orientation of the grain in the board facilitates the board to cup. But it is external forces that causes the movement to happen. These forces (especially moisture) wreak the most havoc on hardwood deck boards. This is especially true with exterior woods, where there are many weather factors in play.

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Topics: Hardwood Decking

How Does Cumaru Hardwood Decking and Siding Weather?

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, May 1, 2018 @ 05:05 AM

Because Cumaru is a high-performance exterior hardwood decking and siding, it is often used on exterior projects where natural woods are required. Initially, Cumaru ranges from lighter browns to reddish browns with a coarse and varied grain pattern. This 'rustic mahogany' appearance can be enhanced and maintained over time with an appropriate UV inhibiting sealer. Alternatively, you can allow your Cumaru hardwood to mature to a silvery gray ‘weathered wood’ patina. Whatever your project goals are, you have options to choose from.

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Topics: Hardwood Decking

FSC Hardwood Decking at Pier 17 Latest Addition to NYC Waterfront

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Dec 26, 2017 @ 06:12 AM

As big fans of sustainably harvested natural wood products, we absolutely love the warm look and cool performance of exterior high-density hardwood decking.  What’s been happening in New York for the past ten years is nothing short of spectacular. The New York City waterfront continues to undergo a long-awaited renaissance, one reclamation project at a time, using a variety of beautiful and naturally durable hardwood decking materials. 

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Topics: Hardwood Decking

Garapa Hardwood Deck Adds Outdoor Living Space and Value to Home

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Nov 7, 2017 @ 06:11 AM

When homeowners Bob Strohl and his wife Jodi needed to replace their old smaller porch-sized deck, they chose Garapa decking for its great looks, exceptional performance and affordable price. "We didn't want to use pressure treated decking boards. We wanted quality." When first considering hardwood decking, Bob thought, "I can't afford that." The Strohls were happy to learn that Garapa hardwood decking not only looks great, it met their budget needs, too.

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Topics: Garapa Decking, Hardwood Decking