When you invest your heart and soul – and especially your life savings – into your company, you want to do everything you can to protect it. Whether that means arming it against intruders and hazards or creating an environment that keeps customers streaming in and your revenue stream flowing. Read More
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.
Daylight savings time can be a drain on lovers of the outdoors. With the sun setting right after the workday here in St. Louis, most of us are living in the dark the moment we get home, unable to enjoy the backyard we work so hard on throughout the year. Read More
A new year means it’s resolution season again. In the month of January, many of us will make the commitment to better ourselves by getting outside more, being smarter with our money, or finally get organized. And most of us we’re good about it – until around February. Read More
When the icy St. Louis winter hits, your home is your escape from the cold outside. But if you don’t follow some basic fall home maintenance duties this autumn, Mother Nature can slip through the cracks and come indoors, bringing the cold and possibly a few chilly critters along with her. Read More
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
They say good fences make good neighbors. But if yours intrudes on your neighbor’s property, a friendly relationship can quickly sour. By obtaining a land survey prior to your next deck or fence installation project, you can prevent the risk of a neighborhood squabble and possible legal action down the road. Read More
It’s summer in St. Louis. The smell of fresh cut grass and backyard barbecue linger in the air, and the sound of Cardinals baseball drifts through the open windows. It doesn’t get any better than this. Unless, of course, you’ve got a backyard man cave. Read More
Deck Designs for Upgrades and Modern Living
A deck is a great way to add functionality and style to your backyard, while also improving resale value. Deck designs have come a long way, too — from multiple levels to retaining walls, outdoor lighting to railings and everything in between; you’ve got plenty of choices. Read More
Owning a house is a lot of work – and DIY home projects don’t always go as planned. There’s paint splatter on the carpet, there’s a leak where you just repaired the roof, and the deck you started staining months ago still isn’t finished. Oh, and that new water softener you planned to install last year? It’s still sitting in the garage. Read More
Summer is here, and it’s time to beat the heat! For a lot of folks in St. Louis, that means hitting the swimming pool. Backyard pools are a lot of fun, but they also present serious safety and liability concerns. Whether you’re in our own St. Louis backyard, or looking to improve pool safety somewhere else, follow our eight pool safety tips before you dive into the summer months. Read More
Summer Entertaining Done Right
Ah, sizzling St. Louis in the summer: baseball, barbecue, pool parties… the list goes on. Our hometown was practically made for backyard entertaining. Looking for summer entertaining ideas in St. Louis? Soak up the summer sun with some of our favorite ideas sure to make your backyard the place to be… Read More
Finding the right business for your next project isn’t always easy. In St. Louis, for instance, there are hundreds of businesses offering fencing and fence installation. If you’re not familiar with fencing, it can be hard to know what to look for.
The Better Business Bureau can help. Read More
Simple Strategies to Improve Your Decking Installation
So you know that you are getting the job done right.
You can buy the most expensive decking materials in the world, but if they are not installed properly your deck won’t look or function beautifully. That’s why it’s so important to approach the decking installation process carefully. Here are ten tips to help you avoid some of the most common problems.