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DIY Projects for the Home: Pros and Cons of Do It Yourself

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HGTV, DIY Network, and This Old House have inspired rehabber wannabe’s to keep the hammers and nails to themselves. From gutting bathrooms to installing cabinets, homeowners are deciding not to hand off the handiwork to the professionals and instead are managing their own DIY projects. Read More

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Quality Commercial Fencing in the St. Louis Area

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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

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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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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Pool Safety Tips Every Parent Should Read

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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

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Summer Entertaining for St. Louis Backyard Fun

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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

Deck Installation Tips

Top 10 Tips for a Deck Installation

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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.

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