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Upscale Decks Should Be Built By Upscale Deck Builders

Adding a deck onto your home can be a great way to improve its resale value, as well as provide you with the perfect spot to entertain family and friends. At Custom Deck Builders, we’ve been helping Marylanders out with their decks for years, and wanted to talk today about why you should avoid working with an amateur deck builder.…
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5 Questions to Ask Your Decking Contractor

At Custom Deck Builders, we’ve worked with hundreds of different Maryland homeowners, but we’re not always the first deck contractor that they contact. We can’t tell you how many times we get called in to try and salvage a project started by an amateur contractor.…
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4 Ways to Create a Backyard Oasis

Your home is your castle, it should be the place where you feel extremely relaxed and where you can host all your friends and families. During the summer, the best spot to hang out at your castle is your backyard, and the best way to hang out in your backyard is sitting on your deck.…
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4 Uses for Pergolas for the Fall

Pergolas are a great addition to your outdoor space because they allow you to spend more time outside, and remain protected from the elements. Pergolas are especially great for fall when the temperatures can become unpredictable. Let’s look at four uses for pergolas in the fall that make them a great option for your outdoor space.…
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How to Enjoy Your Deck at Night

Decks have got a plethora of uses. There isn’t a cozier spot in the house at night time other than a properly structured and functional deck. Continue reading to know how you can enjoy your deck the most at night along with some effective tips which may add functionality and beauty to an existing deck.…
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Designing Your Deck With Shade in Mind

A deck is a wonderful outdoor space you can enjoy almost year round. But if you are familiar with Maryland summers, you know that in order to have a truly useful deck you need some shade. After all, it’s hard to enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a bushel of crabs on a Sunday afternoon if you are being scorched by the sun.…
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How to Avoid Scams When Hiring a Maryland Deck Contractor

Spring and summer are the prime seasons for home improvement. Coincidentally, it’s also the prime time for home improvement scams. Scam artists take advantage of unsuspecting homeowners who rush to get things done and forget to do their due diligence in researching the contractor they hire.…
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Best Placement Ideas for Deck Lighting

If you are spending all this money on a deck, you might as well get the most use for your money. Most working people only have a few hours after work to relax on a deck with a cup of tea or a glass of wine before the sun goes down.…
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5 Tips for Hiring a Maryland Deck Contractor

Are you just now considering adding a deck to your Maryland home? It’s a great decision, but you might be a bit behind the curve. Spring is a busy season for Maryland deck builders, and many of us are already booked all the way through May.…
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