To support the framing, a remodeling company will often use load-bearing posts for decks and overheads, and each post must be placed in a base. A footing is typically a hole in the ground that extends below the frost line and is filled with concrete. Different building codes, climates and soil conditions may allow alternative footings, such as concrete or tamped earth piers.
The saying goes that first impressions matter the most. So, the front door is the place to start in terms of setting the tone and character of a home.
When people think about a roof, most of them just picture the shingles and the roof’s characteristic shape. Few talk about some of the lesser known but still important components. Today, experts from the leading home improvement company in the area talk about two of these components: the soffit and fascia.
Decks can be a wonderful addition to your home, especially during the summer. You can spend a night under the stars with your family or entertain guests during the day. However, it’s been a long while since the previous summer, so there’s no doubt your deck needs a little bit of cleaning and sprucing up before it can receive guests.
Afternoons at home are best spent outdoors – on the porch with friends, having a barbecue on the deck or just enjoying the relaxing atmosphere in your backyard patio. You might be wondering what’s the difference between all of these places.
Planning a new design for your property can be complicated. But using GAF’s Virtual Home Remodeler can be a great headstart in the decision-making process. It is a design tool where you can visualize and preview which roofing, shingles and other exterior parts will best suit your home’s structure and style.
When you decide to redo your outdoors, you might need to decide between a porch or a veranda. But you might be confused as to what’s the difference between these different spaces. Here’s a short guide to help you understand their different features:
Just like most parts of your home’s exterior, your wooden deck needs regular inspections as part of its maintenance routine. This is especially important for elevated decks as you’ll always want them to be safe to stay on at all times. Home improvement company Up and Above Contractors shares a list of the things you should check during your deck inspection.
Wind is an element that can do a number on many roofs. The fact that it can occur in combination with other weather conditions like rain and hail can make this event devastating enough to lift roofs off the tops of homes. When your roof gets damaged, you must pursue emergency roof repair and restoration.