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Staining a Deck

Staining a Deck 101 – Expectations Versus Reality

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A wood deck offers months of family fun in the great outdoors. It also requires hours, if not days, of deck maintenance each year to keep that fun going strong.

According to industry professionals, wood decking needs to be stained every two to three years to keep it in tip-top shape. But in St. Louis, staining a deck may be required more often thanks to fading and wear from summer’s blistering sun and winter’s ice and snow. In most cases, decks take on a two-tone look as the vertical railings keep their shade while horizontal floors and steps take the beating from use and weather.
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Top Fencing Materials and Brands to Consider in St. Louis

Top Fencing Materials and Brands to Consider in St. Louis

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As with any home improvement project, a little research can go a long way in finding the right fencing materials for your needs and budget. Unfortunately, a little research can quickly turn into a big time commitment as you visit website after website and go from store to store to compare fencing products and brands. Read More

Yard Maintenance Checklist for Autumn Prep

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Here in St. Louis, fall means bonfires, apple picking, and Oktoberfest. At the same time, we also need to get our yards winter-ready. While not nearly as fun as tossing around the pigskin or hitting up the pumpkin patch, yard maintenance is critical since Old Man Winter can be particularly brutal on homeowners here in the Midwest. Read More

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Dress Up Your Deck Installation with Railing Accents

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The right accessory can tie a look together and show off your personal style – whether you’re throwing on an outfit or finally planning that big deck installation project.

No matter if your taste steers toward traditional or trendy, Maintenance-Free Outdoor Solutions (MFOS) in St. Louis can help you create an outdoor space that’s as unique as you are. MFOS offers a variety of railing accents that complement the overall look of your new deck and fit your budget. Plus, all accessories we carry are professionally installed and backed by our satisfaction guarantee. Read More

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6 Remarkable Benefits of Yard Fencing for St. Louis Homeowners

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Whether you’re buying a new house in St. Louis or upgrading the one you currently have, consider adding yard fencing to your to-do list. While fencing requires an upfront investment, it’s one of the smartest ones you can make to add value to your home and to protect everyone inside.

Whatever yard fencing ideas you have in mind, there’s an option to meet your taste and budget, from ornamental and simulated stone to vinyl and aluminum. Best of all, maintenance is a cinch so you can spend your time focusing on the dozens of other home updates you need to tackle. Read More

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Why the White-Picket Fence is Overrated

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The white-picket fence symbolizes the suburban, small town ideal, where 2.5 kids catch lightning bugs on hot summer nights, a Golden Retriever runs after balls in the backyard, and BBQ’s are held every weekend. But what we don’t picture are the problems that come with wood fencing materials. That white-picket fence is bound to split and crack, rot causing the posts to lean, and mom and dad spend what should be lazy summer days on painting and repairs. Read More

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5 Signs Your Wood Fencing Just Isn’t Going to Cut It

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No matter how great your wood fencing looks after installation, it’s no match for the wrath of Mother Nature, especially here in St. Louis where the weather changes minute-by-minute. Hail, ice, storms, and sun can all wreak havoc on your new fence, causing you to spend your weekends on repair work instead of relaxation.

If you’re deciding between fixing or replacing your current wood fence, it’s important to determine whether the time and money you’re spending for upkeep is worth it. Read More

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