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What sets us apart from other deck builders?

1. VOTED #1 DECK CONTRACTOR IN KANSAS CITY: 
2006 through 2010 - Kansas City Remodeling Industry (2010 "Best Service" award)
2007, 2009 - Andover Research Group "Overall Quality" award
2008 - PSRC (Polls & Surveys Research Council) "Based off cumulative data gathered"
2008, 2009 - Named Kansas City's "Overall Premier Contractor for Continued Excellence" by the Kansas City Remodeling Industry.
2010 - Andover Research Group "Premier Designer" award

2. ONLY DECK BUILDER WITH SHOWROOMS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC:  We are locatable and you can view our craftsmanship up close and personal.

3. EXCLUSIVELY BUILD DECKS:  Unlike many other deck builders, we do not “dabble” in several different trades. Instead, we master and enhance the art of deck construction.

4. MOST COMPREHENSIVE WARRANTY IN THE INDUSTRY:  2 year craftsmanship/ 5 year wood rot

5. OWNER OPERATED:  Always an owner supervising and in direct contact and communication with our customers.

6. In House Employees - Opposed to subcontracting, we employ and retain our own carpenters. This allows us to maintain a high level of quality and achieve consistent results.

Protect Your Home from Weather Damage

07 Oct Posted by in Uncategorized | Comments
Protect Your Home from Weather Damage
 

Homeownership almost always involves a very
sizeable investment. Whether you own your house or are still paying off your
mortgage, your home unquestionably represents a large portion of your financial
assets, which means it’s an important part of your future, as well. Not only do
you have to live in it for the present, but when the time comes to move out and
find a new home, the ability to make some money off the sale of your current
one (or at the very least avoid losing money on its sale) can significantly
boost your budget.

Still, over the years, the elements can threaten the quality of your home, both inside
and out. We all do our best to protect our home from the weather, but sometimes
a little bit of extra attention is needed to make sure that you’re truly
protecting your investment.

The following weather hazards are a few of the
trouble areas to watch out for when it comes to protecting your home from the
elements gone rogue. Knowing how to deal with these irritating–and sometimes costly–issues can make a huge difference when
it comes to keeping your home in great shape for the future.

Make Sure to Maintain Your Roof

Understandably enough, the roof of your house is one of the most
important barriers between you and the unforgiving elements. What many
homeowners don’t realize, though, is that the roof can be a little more complex than it might seem. Unless you happen
to live in a thatched-roof cottage, the roof that sits up above your head is
more than likely made from multiple layers.

This means that there are multiple places where problems can arise,
making it important to stay on top of your roof maintenance depending on the
climate in your specific part of the world. A good rule of thumb is to have
your roof checked out at the beginning of every rainy season, but it’s also a
good idea to waterproof after a major storm, as well. Roof maintenance can go a long way when it
comes to reselling your house, sometimes making a difference to the tune of up
to three thousand dollars.

Waterproof The Joints and
Foundations

In architectural parlance, a “joint” is any place
where one material meets another. These areas are also among the first places
where leaks like to spring up, so it’s smart to make sure you
have the joints and foundations of your building checked out when you’ve been
experiencing particularly wet weather in your area.

Even if you haven’t been dealing with a spate of
rainy weather, it can still be important to regularly check your home for leaks
and learn how to waterproof certain areas. Groundwater,
sprinkler systems, and other sources can lead to incursion, letting water into
your home where it can be allowed to wreak damage slowly but surely, over time.

Take Care to Keep Those Windows
Sealed

Mold in the home is no joke — not only does
it pose a health risk for you and your family, but it can be expensive to clean
up, and can impact the resale value when you’re ready to move on. Keeping your windows properly sealed is a great way to
avoid letting mold form in the home, as the windows can often let water seep
into the walls of a home or apartment building.

Once that water makes its way inside the walls —
even if there isn’t that much of it — it can lead to issues that are far more
serious in the future. Have a leak detection or waterproofing expert check the
window seals of your home regularly to make sure you’re keeping everything dry,
both inside and out.

Protect Your Investment for the
Future

Your home is an incredibly important part of your life. Not only is it your living space, but it’s a massive investment, and your ability to get a return on it in the future is highly important. Taking care to protect your home from the elements can make it a more comfortable place to live while you’re still there, while also making it a financial boon when the time eventually comes to resell.

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Article by Natalie Jones (guest writer)

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