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About Jim Locksley

One day when I was walking around my college campus, I saw a group of people with these yellow tripods. At first I thought they might be photographers, but they sure looked like strange ones! I went up and asked them what they were doing, and it turns out they were a group of students from a construction class who were surveying the land for a project. I was fascinated. I was able to sign up for the class the next semester, and while it didn't stick or change my professional trajectory, it did create a new hobby for me! Ever since then, I've been interested in construction, from surveying to management to the actual building. I figured running a blog about it would give me a nice excuse to keep up my interests!

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Vinyl Decks Are The Way Of The Future

by Mike Brewer

If you want to renovate your deck or install a completely new one, you should definitely consider vinyl. While it is easy to love the style of wooden decks, the maintenance might be a nightmare, especially if you live in a moist climate. Vinyl is a material that is well suited to exterior decking. It is also becoming more and more popular, meaning that there is a wider variety of styles now available to consumers. This article explains why vinyl decks are becoming so popular. You will see that it is a stylish product with very low maintenance requirements.

Vinyl Maintenance

Vinyl has a lot of characteristics that make it ideal for exterior decking. First of all, the material is perfectly waterproof. This means that you don't have to worry about rain, snow, ice, or standing water absorbing into your deck and causing dry rot. Perhaps the best thing about vinyl is that you don't ever need to take any extra steps to maintain the waterproof finish. This means you never need to refinish your deck, which can be a very annoying and time-consuming task. Most people with wooden decks don't refinish them as often as a should, and it ends up compromising the style and structural integrity. If you had this experience with your old deck, you will be happy with vinyl.

Vinyl Style

Most people would be surprised to find all of the great styles that are available when it comes to vinyl decking. Of course, these products are made to look like real wood, complete with textures and prints that replicate wood grain. Usually, the solid, single color products look the best. That is, they look the most like real, painted wood. Some have prints that are made to look like stained wood. Some of them even have fake antique finishes that look quite convincing. But, unlike real wood, vinyl will not fade over time. Multicolored vinyl products look great too, but you will clearly be able to tell that they are not actually real wood.

It is easy to see why vinyl is such a great alternative to wooden deck. It is becoming more and more popular, meaning that there are more and more style options to choose from. It is also becoming more affordable. When you also consider the cheap and easy maintenance, vinyl might end up being much cheaper than lumber when it comes to your exterior deck. Check out websites like http://www.premierfence.com to learn more.