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What material should I use for my deck?

May 1st, 2015

When you add a deck to your home, you want it to be usable, attractive, durable, and easy to maintain. Our customers love the decks we build because we help them get the best deck possible for their budgets. We start with the choosing the deck material. Pressure-treated Lumber Pressure-treated lumber is still the “go-to” option […]

The benefits of Low-E glass

May 22nd, 2014

With summer here, you’re more likely to find any cats you have lying in the sunbeams coming through your windows. Why? Because of the heat the sun’s rays produces. While fine for the kitties, the heat coming through your windows in the summer increases the cost of cooling your home. You can reduce the effect of the […]

Let the light in!

May 13th, 2014

    Adding a patio to your home not only adds a pleasant outdoor space, but the patio doors and adjacent windows allow more light into the house as well. The length and floorplan of your home and the slope of your yard will determine the length and width of the patio you can add. The […]

Professional in-ground pool installation

May 4th, 2014

It’s that time of year again – the time when families start to wonder, “Wouldn’t it be great if we had a pool in the backyard?” We Can Help! Adding an in-ground pool takes planning. Where you put it depends on building and homeowner’s association regulations, as well as the size and slope of your […]

Licensed, bonded & insured?

April 28th, 2014

In Virginia, a contractor doing work valued at $1,000 or more must be licensed. See Virginia contractor licensing for more information. A license is issued to a company rather than an individual and may be viewed online – along with any disciplinary actions taken against the contractor – on the Virginia Department of Professional and […]

Improve your home’s curb appeal

April 20th, 2014

“Curb appeal” is a term that real estate agents use to refer to the degree to which much a home’s appearance from the street will entice prospective buyers to want to go inside. The greater the curb appeal, the more likely you are to get more visitors, more offers, and more money when you sell […]

Virginia contractor licensing

April 13th, 2014

The Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

Custom outdoor fire pits

April 6th, 2014

A fire pit is an enclosed area that confines an open fire. It can be dug into the ground or built on it, free-standing or built with an attached patio. Fire pits can be made out of concrete and gravel, stone, block, pavers, brick, iron, or glass and can be fueled by propane, ethanol, gel […]

Maximize the use of your screened porch

March 30th, 2014

You already enjoy your screened porch on pleasant late spring, summer, and early fall days, but if you want to increase the time you can use your screened porch during the year, consider adding a fireplace. Here are a few things you’ll need to consider when planning  a fireplace for your screened porch: Location The structure of […]

Clean your screened porch easily

March 23rd, 2014

It’s finally spring and time to get your screened porch ready to use. Here are some tips to make the preparation easier and more efficient. Check for needed repairs Check your lights and electrical outlets. Inspect the paint, trim, and screens. If you see anything that needs to be fixed, do that first so you don’t […]