Pro Tips: 7 Wow-Factor Tricks For Installing DIY Hardwood Decking

Posted by John Parent on Tue, Apr 28, 2020 @ 05:04 AM

An old carpenter once told me:

“It doesn’t have to be perfect; it just has to work right and look right.” 

While that’s not always true in life, in the case of decking it is.  If you have minor underlying problems that affect measurements or squaring, a little planning and some “fudgery” (from the Latin: fudgicus maximus) will make them disappear. A beautiful Mataverde hardwood deck can increase both the value and enjoyment of your home. With some preparation and attention to detail, anyone can get the job done with professional looking results.


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Topics: Hardwood Decking Installation, Hardwood Decking, Remodeling tips, decking, DIY Decks

Pro Tips For DIY Homeowners: 10 Deck Framing Issues To Look For

Posted by John Parent on Tue, Apr 14, 2020 @ 05:04 AM

Installing or replacing decking is a relatively simple process that many handy homeowners can do themselves.

Today, we are sharing 10 tips on decking framing for DIY projects. In a future post we will share 10 more tips on decking materials so watch for that blog! Not subscribed to the blog yet? Sign up now so you don’t miss it!

A beautiful hardwood deck is the focal point of any house. It’s a place to relax, entertain, and spend time with friends and family so you want to do it right. Though it’s not complex, there a few tricks that can make the install of a replacement hardwood decking go smoothly, look professional, and cleanly done when completed. So, if you are opting for a DIY decking project you can save time and money by following these tips from our pros at Mataverde Decking. 


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Topics: Hardwood Decking Installation, Hardwood Decking, Remodeling tips, DIY Decks

3 Ways to Improve your Remodeling Reputation

Posted by Chris Nolan on Tue, Oct 1, 2019 @ 04:10 AM

Remodeling contractors had the second highest ranking for consumer complaints for the second year in a row. Ouch. The industry is under assault from within. Some unscrupulous companies are ruining the good name of the entire industry. If you’re ‘mad as hell and don’t want to take it anymore’, join the revolution.  And by revolution, yes, that means change. We know change is a bad word in the construction industry.  Get over it. If you want to change your reputation, it’s time to get busy.  Change requires lots of work… and a solid plan.

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Topics: Remodeling tips