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4 Key Deck Staining Tips for Homeowners

Like any successful endeavor, staining your deck requires patience, persistence, and a steady hand. By taking extra time and focusing on precision, your wood deck will see immense benefits. Your deck will be able to withstand the elements and avoid unnecessary peeling and warping which will save you money in the long run. However, to stain properly, you must have a base knowledge of what and what not to do, ensuring a clean, even coat that will lengthen your wood's lifespan. Keep these steps in mind before letting that deck project become a deck disaster. Prepare for Absorbency In preparation for staining your deck, you want the area to have solid absorbency. Absorbency is crucial in enhancing the life of your deck, as a greater amount of stain will penetrate during staining and lock it in place. Pressure washing is an efficient way to prepare...wet stained teakwood deck
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3 Benefits of Roof Coating Restoration for Your Commercial Building

How is the current condition of your commercial roof ? Is it well insulated, or is it damaged, allowing water and harsher weather to seep into your building? As a facility manager, these are questions you must periodically answer. Clients are the lifeblood of your building, but no one will want to rent or lease your commercial property if they have to worry about rain, snow, or other severe weather infiltrating the building and disrupting their business. This is when you need to invest in a roof coating restoration . This form of maintenance will ensure that the unforgiving elements stay outside, prolonging your building's lifespan. A roof coating restoration will benefit your building in many ways: Building Durability The right roof coating will ensure that you don't have to worry about costly repairs or worse, replacing...corner of commercial building roof
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5 Signs of Dry Rot Wood Decay

Whether you're a new home buyer or you're just fixing up the old shed, the last thing you want to come across is dry rot wood decay. Dry rot is something that can be very problematic for property owners, especially when it starts spreading. Often, dry rot is something that starts in a less visible place, like in between walls, and could take months before showing itself. Dry rot is a damaging type of fungal decay found in timber that often occurs in poorly ventilated areas of buildings, normally resulting in cracking or crumbling of the wood. Dry rot spores alone are a health issue, as they indicate excessive dampness in the house, which could cause respiratory problems. Dry rot also weakens the wood, which makes it less reliable and could collapse a foundation. Dry rot can affect painting...old faded wooden patio deck
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Key Factors When Choosing Your Next Commercial Painting Contractor

Hiring the right painting contractor can be a time-consuming process. You need to be certain of many essential factors before deciding who will be the best choice for your commercial building needs. Do your research, and consider these three important aspects: Reviews The best way to find a reliable contractor is through word of mouth and asking around. Get a referral from a close acquaintance that has used the company on a project that is similar in size and scope as yours. Friends and neighbors may have excellent suggestions, and if you end up visiting their commercial space, you'll have the advantage of seeing the quality of work already done.  Another good option is to contact your local paint store. Places like Sherwin Williams and PPG can provide valuable information about a good contractor. Tell the store...major painting trucks and vans parked in front of major painting building
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Painting Exteriors During Summer

It's a brand-new day and you're eager to slap on a fresh coat of paint to spiffy up your dwelling. You've got the can of paint, brush and rollers, and plenty of time. But have you got the weather on your side? Paint is greatly affected by seasonal and temperature changes, so exterior painting can become a disaster if the proper conditions aren't met during application. Monitoring the forecast is essential to preserve your paint job, prolong its lifespan, and prevent painting in miserable conditions. Consider these factors before starting your next paint project. Hot Weather In the summer, temperatures can reach into the 90s or higher. This is bad news for your paint project. The higher the temperature, the faster the paint will cure, where they dry and harden faster. Hot weather can cause bubbles in the paint, which...large 3-story victorian home with wooded backyard
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