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What's Next?

What's Next?

Posted in: Decks, Fencing, Product Info, Home Improvement, Outdoor Living

First an earthquake, then a hurricane! From the sound of our phones this week, we know that many of our friends out there suffered some type of property damage during Hurricane Irene. No matter how well you prepare for a storm of this type, the force of the wind on your trees and other structures can have devastating results.

In the same way you prepare to keep your house and family safe during a major storm, you can prepare your yard to minimize damage. Here are some measures you can take:

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Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Fourth of July!

Posted in: Decks, Home Improvement, Outdoor Living, Fun Stuff

Nothing says summer more than Fourth of July fireworks, hot dogs and watermelon. Living in the Washington DC area, we are fortunate to have any number of major fireworks displays practically in our backyards, including the National Mall.

Our beautiful beaches on the Eastern Shore will also be a popular destination this weekend. If you aren’t brave enough to fight the crowds at either of these locations, the we suggest an alternative: Stay home and relax in your own backyard!

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Best Father's Day Gift Ever

Best Father's Day Gift Ever

Posted in: Decks, Home Improvement, Outdoor Living, Fun Stuff

Forget about the tie or wallet, new golf clubs or latest cell phone.

What Dad wants is a new deck or patio. Specifically, a new deck or patio for his new hammock. You’ll be remembered for giving the best Father’s Day gift ever–a place to take a nap.

Long® Fence has low-maintenance decks in vinyl and composite so Dad can spend more time on the important stuff like resting his eyes. Most of our deck designers are dads, so they know a thing or two about all the best Dad options.

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Winter Prep for Your Outdoor Living Space

Winter Prep for Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted in: Decks, Home Improvement, Outdoor Living

The time has come to leave outdoor living spaces and ride out winter’s cold indoors. But before you batten down the barbecue and stow the patio cushions, don’t forget to take care of wooden structures – like decks, and pergolas that must bear the elements.

Routine maintenance of these structures can ensure they weather the winter well and are ready for you to enjoy come spring. Plus, beautiful, well-kept outdoor structures enhance curb appeal and your home’s resale value.

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