If you’re thinking of installing a new fence, you’ll need a general idea of how much lumber to order. The difference in quantity – and species – will have a major impact on your budget. Here’s a quick and handy guide to determine how much board fencing you’ll need, so you don’t come up short. […]

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When most of us think of a fence, we picture some version of the quintessential “white picket fence.” However, fences are used for more than just a decorative divider between your and your neighbor’s front yards. In this article, we’ll look at the two main types of fencing structures and their purpose, so you can […]

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Your choice of exterior cladding can completely transform the look of your structure; however, when it seems like there are a million options at many different price points, how can you tell which one to choose? Here are 10 tips from our lumber specialists to help you find and select the right siding for your […]

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Exterior siding provides a protective barrier between your home’s structure and the outside environment. Choice of siding not only shields your house against the elements but also plays a huge role in determining its style and look. In this article we’ll take a look at the three main categories of siding to give you a […]

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Sunshine is one of the biggest draws of Southern California, but all this sunlight comes with a price: heat. Though sunlight can cause the interior temps of all houses to rise, homes with south-facing windows feel it most. Luckily, there’s a simple solution that can keep your home cooler: shade. In this article, we’ll talk […]

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If you’re thinking of updating your patio cover, keep in mind that you don’t have to use the same material that is already in place. Metal and wood patio covers are both great options. Learning a bit more about each will help you determine which is the best choice for your own project. In this […]

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Selecting the right decking boards can be a difficult choice. A deck is a prominent structure that defines so much of your outdoor space, so you want to be sure to make a decision that matches your budget, meets your aesthetic, and will stand the test of time. It’s important to remember that different decking […]

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As we have mentioned in previous articles, composite decking materials have come a long way. Gone are the days of plastic-looking planks, replaced by realistic synthetic materials that have been carefully designed and developed to perform as well as natural wood, without the requisite maintenance. One of the finest examples of modern composite decking is […]

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Southern California summers are best spent outside. What better place to enjoy the sunshine and blue skies than your own peaceful private outdoor space? Here are some innovative ideas to create your own personal haven, right in your back yard. Control your level of privacy with a FLEX-fence FLEX-fence is an easy-to-install, modular fencing system […]

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Your local lumber yard has a lot more going on than you might realize. New construction designs, materials and technologies are popping up on the daily. Here are four exciting new finds at the lumber yard that will inspire and invigorate your projects and designs. New find #1: Cable railing Lumber yards carry a lot […]

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