Minnesota’s harsh winter of 2009-10 seems to be finally coming to an end, not only in the the inevitable seasonal change in the weather but also from a distinct thaw of the economic climate across the Twin Cities. Continue reading Brighter days on the horizon–and good news for Twin Cities economy
If you want to get the most out of your outdoor living space, it’s never too early to get the project started this spring. And there are some simple (as well as extravagant) options that can be added to your project to extend its use in the warmest months and in the cooler spring and fall months. Continue reading Stretch your “outdoor living” in Minnesota — there’s no time like the present
Blog post includes an excellent article from Twin Cities Home Improvement magazine about how to determine the key elements you are looking for in a deck, porch or patio project. Continue reading DECK-orating Basics: 5 keys to creating your dream project
Springtime in Minnesota means melting snow and, perhaps, the revelation that your deck or porch is in need of repair or replacement. If you are not sure how to tell, Archadeck offers a Deck Inspection Safety program comprised of a 38-point checklist to comprehensively assess all aspects of your deck or porch from connections, framing, decking and roofing (if applicable) Continue reading Spring is on its way: How safe (and sound) is my deck?
If your house was built before 1978, any remodeling or renovation project must include testing for lead-based paint. If lead-based paint exists, demolition/material removal must be done by EPA-certified contractor, such as Archadeck of Minnesota http://hennepin-county.archadeck.com Continue reading Adding a deck or porch to a home built before 1978? READ THIS!
In assessing the need for a “custom” deck design for your home, there are 2 primary factors to consider: 1) Functional requirements; and 2) Your personal taste and aesthetic preferences. From a functional standpoint, many standard deck designs (or templates) have been developed over the years and one of these may be completely appropriate and … Continue reading Is a “custom” deck design necessary for my project?
5 key factors in assessing a screened porch or a deck project in Twin Cities, Minnesota. Minneapolis, Minnesota deck vs. porch building considerations and criteria. Continue reading Screened porch or deck? 5 important considerations in Minnesota