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Timbertech maintenance free composite decks

Posted by william bateman on Mon, Dec 23, 2013 @ 10:07 PM

In todays fast pace world most of us have little to no time for anything more than work. The small amount of time left in the day you would rather be relaxing and enjoying rather than maintaining your deck. That is why Timbertech composite decking has become so popular around the world due to its low maintainance.

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Treated lumber decks are still a popular choice around the world but require yearly maintanance to keep wood from cracking and checking. Over time the flooring and railings will have to be replaced. Usually at this point the floor joists are still in good shape so composite flooring can be installed over your existing deck structure.

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Flooring on this deck is Timbertech Pacific Walnut with hidden fasteners. Hidden fasteners leave a beautiful clean look with no screws exposed.

Benefits of Composite decks:

  • Low maintainance

  • Added value to home

  • No splinters

  • No replacement of flooring in years down the road

  • No painting/staining

  • More time to enjoy your deck instead of working on it

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    Whether composite or treated lumber, a new deck is always a great retreat to your beautiful backyard. Outdoor living has become priority to many and there is no better place than your own home. Vacations can eat up thousands in a week leaving only memories and and an empty pocket. A new deck/backyard enhancement will create value, memories and a lifetime later you will still have your deck. 

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Beware of Rebath/Bathfitter companies that cover your existing tub over hidden toxic mold, rot and mildew

Posted by william bateman on Wed, Mar 06, 2013 @ 08:54 PM

Bathrooms are one of the most frequented rooms in your home, a room that takes care of all your essential needs everyday of the week and year. But year after year your bathroom may become deteriorated or completely unusable. A very common problem within bathrooms is mold and mildew growth, most of what you can't see. Other competitors like Rebath or Bathfitters offer a cheaper alternative of capping your existing tub and walls locking in mold and mildew!!! In comparison, its like capping a rotten tooth and covering the problem.

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This is a customers tub that the competitors wanted to cap. Could you imagine hiding this mess by simply capping it?!?! Also when capping a tub your inside dimensions become smaller leaving less bathing room.

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This is what we found hidden behind tile walls! Loaded with mold and mildew and hidden for years! What happened here is the old sheetrock walls absorbed the moisture and started to grow in a dark and damp atmosphere. Mold and mildew allowed to grow can take over an entire house leaving it unlivable and without value!kitchen bathroom remodel chester nyThis is the steel tub we removed. Hidden under drain was the evidence of a rotten tub! Steel tubs are the cheapest tub you can install and will always rot out in the drain area. Thank god we caught this one in time before it started to leak causing thousands in damage. Another reason to rethink capping your tub!!!bathroom remodel monroe nyWith a tub removal you expose all the ailments that need to be removed! This was mold and mildew under the tub. We treated it with bleach to kill it and a sealer. If capped it would keep growing for years!bathroom surround monroe ny rebathWMBCONSTRUCTION removed the shower walls/tub completely and installed a new 4 piece maintenance free shower/tub! In two days the customers were up and running! All the mold and mildew was removed and not capped!!

What is the advantage of tub removal:

  • Removal of any mold and mildew

  • New tub and new trip lever/waste

  • New divertor in wall

  • Peace in mind that you family is safe from harmful mold

  • Added value to your home


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Flooring remodel with Pergo flooring

Posted by william bateman on Sat, Jan 29, 2011 @ 06:49 PM

No matter what room in your house, Pergo has a floor that will completely transform the appearance. Pergo is the company that invented the floating floor system that mimics the real wood appearance. Pergo floors offer extremely high durability and easy clean up. Get rid of those rugs that hold in dirt and debris and create the perfect ecosystem for bacteria and allergens.home improvements,monroe,ny,contractor

Basements are one of the areas I find Pergo flooring to be very useful. Real wood floors are extremely difficult to install in basements because basement floors are made of concrete. With the inability to nail into the concrete, real wood floors must be glued to the concrete. Pergo floors float right over top of the concrete with the aid of a vapor barrier. Pergo floors also have a more durable finish that real wood floors.



What you gain by installing Pergo flooring:

  • Added value to your home.
  • Easier clean up time than carpet.
  • No sanding and smells of polyurethane that contain high VOC's
  • Ability to change flooring easily.
  • High durability.
  • Cheaper purchasing and installation than real wood floors.
  • Great for pets. Does not hold hair and dander like carpet.



Topics: construction-general, Construction, flooring