Expert Advice on Improving Your Home
Deck stairs leading up to a townhouse with vinyl siding

5 Tips to Keep Your Wood Deck Looking Its Best

A wood deck requires a lot of upkeep. Follow this simple checklist for the basics and your deck will have a long life.
Using a roller to stain a deck

Cleaning and Staining a Wood Deck

Staining a wood deck and other exterior wood surfaces is vital to prolonging the life and look of the wood. Watch this video for tips on how to go about it.
Composite deck with chairs in winter

How to Protect Composite Decking from Winter Damage

Follow these tips to make sure your composite deck survives a winter snowstorm.

Kicking Off Spring With the 4 Seasons of Home Ownership

Homeowners Sharla and Stuart Brink help us kick off the 4 Seasons of Home Ownership with the spring checklist.
Using a pressure washer to clean the steps on a wood deck.

Wood Deck Cleaning and Staining Tips

A wood deck needs to be cleaned regularly and refinished with deck stain or sealer every few years to protect the wood and keep it looking good. Watch this video for tips on how to clean and finish your deck.
Tricia Craven Worley on stone and brick patio

Cleaning and Sealing a Brick or Stone Patio

Watch this video for tips on when and how to clean and seal a brick, stone, or other type of masonry patio.
Top 5 Home Improvement Projects of 2019

Top 5 Home Makeover Before-and-Afters of 2019

These five projects stood out as our best home improvement before-and-afters of 2019.
wood deck with cable railing system

3 Key Steps for Wood Deck Maintenance and Repair

If your deck is cracked, warped, or infested with moss or dry rot, it can become an eyesore and may even be dangerous to use. Read on to find out how to repair and maintain your deck.
Deck boards with debris

Quick and Easy Crack Cleaner 

Cleaning debris from in between deck boards or from expansion joints in sidewalks doesn’t have to be time-consuming and tedious. T