The addition of a screened in porch expands a family’s enjoyment of its surroundings by extending the indoors out under a protective cover. Whether the addition of a porch includes covering an existing deck or patio or investing in new construction, there’s a porch design for nearly every Madison WI home.
Intense afternoon sun, periodic showers and the seasonal insects all contribute to limitinReadmore
A backyard deck has become one of the most used and most enjoyed areas of a home. Drinking a morning cup of coffee or enjoying an evening with family and friends, decks are a perfect place to be outdoors. Probably the most common material used in building a deck is wood. Wood is still a good choice as a building material, however, there are other materials that are easier to take care of and may eReadmore
Now is the time to put your deck building plans, deck ideas, and deck designs into action. Madison WI is a perfect place to move your living and entertaining outdoors onto a new or renovated deck.
If you already have a deck, there are many ways you can enhance your outdoor experience with deck building additions – adding a new section, new shape or updating the look with a new surface or speciaReadmore
Wisconsin and other areas of the country can be tough on any wood structure, “…cycles of wet and dry, swelling and shrinking, cause wood to warp, split, cup and crack. All of these conditions lead to shortened wood life and expensive repairs or replacement without proper care,” says Paul Kronebusch of Roof To Deck Restoration. “Between the wide range of temperatures and humidity throughout thReadmore
Outdoor decks are considered essential for entertaining and just relaxing by yourself. Before you build or reconstruct your deck, there are several good questions you should ask:
First, how will you use your deck most often? Will you entertain or do you want a nice place for the family to relax quietly?
Second, do you want to add a hot tub, for example, or other features to expand how the Readmore
Sunroom additions all have one thing in common – the homeowner is wished they had built their sunroom sooner.
At ClearView Sunrooms & Windows, the most difficult part of our jobs is hearing our customers lament that they wish they had built their sunrooms sooner. While we feel gratified our customers are enjoying their sunrooms (usually four season sunroom additions for year round use), we are Readmore
When it comes to a sunroom built today, we are definitely in a different era.
Today’s sunroom is better looking, better performing and much more energy efficient than the stereotypical metal and glass contraptions of the past.
Stuck In Sunroom Past
Some people think of the products of thirty years ago when they consider a sunroom addition to their home. They are usually very pleasantly sReadmore
Homeowners often ask if they can build a sunroom on their deck or a concrete slab or patio.
Unfortunately for the homeowner, the answer is usually no. While there are instances where the existing structure allows this to occur, it is rare. The Uniform Dwelling Code (UDC) applies to the entire state of Wisconsin and local building inspectors in the Madison WI area adhere to the code. If you are Readmore
A four season sunroom perfectly illustrates the immense change occurring in sunroom design since the days when add-on aluminum sunrooms were introduced in the 1970’s. And, when homeowners see the new technology designed into the present day four season sunroom, they are usually pleasantly surprised, often impressed and generally very excited.
They days of the single paned glass, aluminum, metalReadmore
Extend the Life of Your Exterior Wood
Many people enjoy the look of wood. Log exteriors, cedar roofs, and wood decks add dramatically to the beauty and value of any home. Replacing a wood deck or cedar roof can easily cost $30,000. That’s why it makes dollars and sense to protect your investment in quality exterior wood by treating it properly.
Log Homes Need Special Care
Since log homeReadmore