Stretch your “outdoor living” in Minnesota — there’s no time like the present

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

Spring is on its way: How safe (and sound) is my deck?

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?

Is a “custom” deck design necessary for my project?

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?