Jacquelyn Parks Patio, 2017-07-08 17:45:04. Metal is a good material because it is very long lasting and durable. Steel and iron usually rust easily, but aluminum is a rust-free material that is strong and lightweight.
Sherrie Carpenter Patio, 2017-09-24 21:34:03. In the Northeastern US, most suggest using at least a 4-6 inch base of crushed stone, and even up to 7 inches is recommended due to harsh winter weather. For brick pavers, this means that you'll need to dig to about 9\" depth, since the pavers are 2 inches in height. Since this is a lot of digging, it may be one of the primary reasons to hire a landscape company.
Ronda Bradford Patio, 2017-09-22 15:49:41. Shade structures were once all made from canvas. However, today there are many colourful acrylic fibres that are woven together to make shade cloths. The cloths are long lasting and tough, making damage from wind or storm unlikely. The closeness of the weave creates different levels of protection against the sun, giving the consumer yet more choice about the amount of protection desired - and cost, too.
Jacquelyn Parks Patio, 2017-09-25 08:16:06. One of the more expensive things you can do is add a small outdoor fireplace to your patio. Do some comparison-shopping to see what you can get for what price: outdoor fireplaces can be huge or they can be small and portable. Adding a fireplace to your patio will encourage family and guests to hang out outside a little bit longer. Picture it now: the air outside is cold, but you and your family and friends are all bundled up and roasting marshmallows by the fireside. Yum! What a fun way to spend a cold winter's night!
Sherrie Carpenter Patio, 2017-09-23 22:19:48. Before digging, make sure that you know where all underground utilities are identified. To find out, you can order a \"utility locate,\" by calling 811.
Ronda Bradford Patio, 2017-09-20 19:27:00. Patio Door Window Treatments! Trying to decide which window treatments are best for you sliding patio windows? The following article will shed some light on your options.
Rae Lewis Patio, 2017-09-21 15:27:52. Let's take a look at some of the materials that you can choose for arches and pergolas. The options vary greatly, but they mostly include wood, metal or vinyl. You have to consider all the pros and cons to choose the right material for your needs and situation. Wood can give these structures a natural and rustic look. You have the option to add paint or stain to change the appearance of the wood at any time. This material is usually more cost effective, but it will not last as long as vinyl or metal.
Evangeline Espinoza Patio, 2017-09-19 17:46:59. There are a number of ways you can remodel or transform a concrete pad. Some factors you need to consider include your budget, the condition of the existing concrete, and how much disruption you're willing to tolerate. If the concrete is in excellent condition, for example, then you may want to simply stain the surface, or perhaps give it a textured coating. These options are quickly and easily performed by a specialized contractor.
Jacquelyn Parks Patio, 2017-09-20 18:43:21. Most of the time, they are not square. Look at a bluestone patio, and stand at one end and look at the lines of the joints. They should be straight and even. Yet because bluestone is not always cut properly at the quarry, the pieces are not exactly straight. If used as is, your joint lines will not be straight either.
Evangeline Espinoza Patio, 2017-09-23 14:40:37. An awning can be either fixed or retractable. A fixed awning, as its name suggests, stays in the same position all the time. It is usually some type of shade cloth fixed to a permanent frame of steel or aluminium. Retractable awnings can be swiftly stowed away, and are available in either powered or manually operated versions. In climates where permanent awnings must be dismantled at the approach of winter and erected again in spring, retractable awnings, which can be left in their cassette all year round, are especially useful.
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