How-to-Clean-and-Prep-Your-Deck-or-Porch

How to Clean and Prep Your Deck or Porch

How-to-Clean-and-Prep-Your-Deck-or-Porch

If your wooden deck is grey, dull and weathered, or if it no longer repels beads of water, then it’s time to clean and treat it! Pressure-washing alone isn’t enough. Regular maintenance, combined with select cleaning and restoration products, will help protect your wood deck surface, ensuring a longer lifespan and many years of enjoyment. Plus, it looks amazing!

So, why not restore your deck to its original glory for the outdoor entertaining season? With a little bit of time and effort, your rough-looking old deck can look brand new again! And now is the perfect time to revitalize your deck and SAVE! This July only, you can save 20% OFF all Ben Moore exterior prep products at GNH in Greenville and Windham.

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If your wood deck looks rough, but most of the boards are still intact and the structural components are sound, then you are a prime candidate for deck restoration. Here’s our step-by-step guide for how to clean and prep your deck or porch:

Choosing Deck Railing

Tips for Choosing the Right Deck Railing

Choosing Deck RailingThe deck railing system you choose will be your deck’s most visible feature, so making the right railing choice is key to having your finished deck look as good or better than you imagined it at the start.

Are you in need of a partial or full deck renovation? GNH Lumber is ready to help you transform your old deck into an outdoor space your friends and family will enjoy all season long! Visit us in Greenville or Windham to discuss your decking project.

If you’re unsure where to begin the deck railing selection process, don’t worry! Here are some tips from TimberTech® that will help you choose the ideal deck railing for your backyard decking project:

TimberTech Decking at GNH

LP Siding

6 Colorful Ways to Compliment Neutral Trim & Siding

LP SidingThere are many benefits to choosing a neutral color palette for siding and trim. For one, neutral colors appeal to the broadest range of potential home-buyers, making your home more marketable when it comes time to sell.

Neutrals also may be the top pick in your particular neighborhood, and therefore necessary to help your home blend into its location. And because siding is something that will potentially grace your home for decades, neutral siding and trim colors are a timeless choice.

Even if your current siding color palette is quite basic, this doesn’t mean your home can’t have personality and curb appeal.

There are many creative ways to accent neutral siding if you’re looking for just a pop of color. Try these ideas to give your home a fresh new look!

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Choosing the Right Deck Stain Color

5 Tips for Choosing the Right Deck Stain

Choosing the Right Deck StainClear, translucent, semi-transparent, solid? With so many choices in opacity and color, it can be overwhelming to choose a stain for your deck! Regular maintenance is key for improving the life of your wood deck, and it helps to have a reference guide when choosing stain for your deck care project. GNH Lumber recommends Arborcoat Exterior Stains by Benjamin Moore for durability and style.

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Spring is the perfect season for your deck staining project! It’s still low humidity, and the sun shines longer each day. Choose a stretch of days without rain in the forecast and get it done!

Staining your deck is one of the easiest ways to transform the look of your home’s exterior, and a great way to protect and beautify your gathering space for years to come. But the options may seem endless. There are endless color and opacity combinations. Plus, there are better options available for each wood type.

4 Ways to Create the Perfect Deck Retreat

Want to create a peaceful deck retreat? It’s fun and easy to transform your deck into a lounge that your family and friends will enjoy all season long! If you’re thinking of building a brand new deck, or rethinking your existing deck, GNH Lumber is ready to help you make your dream deck a reality!

TimberTech® composite decking is an excellent choice for low-maintenance durability and style.  That’s because TimberTech® decks are durable enough for your family to enjoy for years, without the hassles of annual staining and sealing. They give their traditional capped wood composite decking the strength it needs to battle almost anything Mother Nature—or your family—throws its way. But they don’t sacrifice beauty for backbone.

TimberTech Decking at GNH

Want to create a deck that will help you relax and regenerate? Well, get ready to light up the grill, kick back, and enjoy…

Here are 4 easy ways to create the perfect deck retreat:

home maintenance resolutions for 2018

6 Home Maintenance Resolutions to Keep in 2018!

home maintenance resolutions for 2018 It’s already mid-winter and another year is underway. Maybe your New Year’s resolve has already faded… But don’t lose track of those all-important home maintenance resolutions you should try to accomplish in 2018!

There are a handful of simple home maintenance tasks that should be completed each year. They are simple to do, minimal cost, and can help you save big money on costlier repairs down the road.

So, if you’re getting cabin fever this winter, get outside and give your home some TLC!

Here are 5 home maintenance resolutions to keep in 2018:

Repair, and Protect Gutters

DIY: How to Clean, Repair, and Protect Gutters

Repair, and Protect Gutters

Making sure that your home’s gutters are clear of debris after the autumn leaves have fallen is an easy way to prevent potentially significant water and ice damage later. Since your homes gutters work to control the flow of water, and help to prevent damage to the exterior of your home, it’s vital that you keep them in proper working order.

Here are six steps to getting those gutters in tip top shape:

Make Your Deck Cozy for Fall

5 Ways to Make Your Deck a Cozy Gathering Place This Fall

Make Your Deck Cozy for Fall

Fall is the perfect time to gather out on the deck and enjoy the crisp cool air. That means it’s time to transition your summer deck from a “fun in the sun” hotspot to a warm and cozy autumn hangout!

And here’s the good news: it doesn’t take much time, effort, or money to change the feel of your deck, and effectively reinvent it for the coming fall season.
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Here are 5 easy ways to make your deck a cozy gathering place this fall:

Painting Versus Staining

DIY: Staining Versus Painting Your Deck

Painting Versus StainingIt’s the age-old question for deck care: staining versus painting? So, which is better for your deck, staining or painting? Simply put: it’s a matter of personal preference.

Whether you stain, paint, or simply just seal your deck, it is extremely important that you protect your deck with regular maintenance!

Is it Time to Paint or Stain? Try the Sprinkle Test

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Exterior Siding Maintenance

Exterior Siding Maintenance 101

Exterior Siding MaintenanceAn important step in prolonging the life of your exterior siding is regular cleaning and maintenance. Depending on your home’s type of siding, maintenance steps may include washing, conditioning, staining or painting. You wouldn’t want to skip a needed step, or spend time on maintenance that isn’t required.

So, let’s review some basic exterior siding maintenance must-knows.