Railing Strength

March 15, 2017

Safety is Job  #1   The primary function of a guardrail is that of safety. Although esthetics and costs are often considerations found on most consumers’s guardrail shopping lists, guardrail structural strength and safety should top their list.  One of the key primary components of a guardrail is typically the posts , which are used […]

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Glass Choices for Glass Railing

February 21, 2017

Glass Railing, Railing, Aluminum Railing, Picket Railing, Decorative Railing, Stainless Railing, Cable Railing Tempered (Toughened) Glass Tempered glass is made by heating and cooling a piece of standard glass in a tempering furnace. The glass, which must be pre-cut and edged before being put into the tempering furnace, is heated to approximately 1200°F and then […]

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Choosing a deck contractor for your deck building project

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#1 CHECK REFERENCES Would you hire an employee without talking to the applicants last Employer? Why should a contractor be any different? After all this is your home and money on the line. #2 CHECK INSURANCE Does the contractor have liability insurance? Does the Contractor even have a registered company? If not you have just […]

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Cable Railing Systems

January 18, 2017

Topics: Railing, Cable Railing, Glass Railing, Picket Railing, Interior Railing     There is a lot of talk about cable railings and “if they meet code”. Currently they do not and are pending acceptance by Manitoba building codes. However with today’s advance building architecture, people are stirring up interest in railing styles such as cable […]

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Decking…..What’s the difference?

May 11, 2016 Tags: ,

Fortunately building a deck is not what it once was. Running around from lumber yard to lumber yard to find the best quality Cedar is now somewhat a thing of the past. With the maintenance free craze and the new generation of maintenance free decking you need to ask yourself; is what I’m investing in […]

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Curved Decks

December 2, 2015

December 2nd, 2015 CURVED DECK BOARDS Years ago any “decent carpenter” could put a radius in your deck, by simply cutting each deck board flush with the rim board. With exterior spaces quickly becoming a more pleasing part of our homes, we need our details matching the rest of our deck. So why stop at […]

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Framing Decks With Hot Tubs

August 28, 2015

Many People think it’s as simple as slapping down some 1/4″ down and installing 18″ x 18″ pads down and framing tight around hot tub. Here is some questions/tips on things to remember when choosing a deck professional. 1) What is the sub-floor for my wet space where hot tub will be installed? 2) Am […]

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Duradek

July 13, 2015

Is Outdoor Sheet Vinyl all the same? When choosing an exterior waterproofing membrane it’s important to analyze your scenario. Be sure you have the right application for you sheet vinyl project. Does it have industries top rated UVA, UVB protections? Can it shrink and expand without failure? How are the seams put together? What can […]

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Aluminum Railing… the better railing choice

April 22, 2015 Tags: ,

Why use Aluminum Railing on your deck project? Want a structural sound, maintenance free railing that requires little to no pre-planning for when you’re building your deck? Aluminum railing systems are the best maintenance-free option on the marketplace. Aluminum is a metal alloy that does not corrode or rust. Aluminum with a powder coated finish […]

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