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Fast Facts About Decking, Kitchen Floors, & Energy Efficient Windows

17 April 2021

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement quandaries addressed by calling or texting 651-989-9226.  Here’s the must-know information our COO, Andy Lindus, shared on 4.17.21.

Homeowners wanting to construct a wooden deck should investigate Ipe decking.  Made from exotic wood, it is substantially harder than conventional wooden decking materials, such as cedar or pine. Homeowners having Ipe decking installed should understand this type of decking material requires a special category of stain.  Those that opt to have Ipe decking are appreciative of the wood’s distinct character and beauty.  In addition, it has a substantial lifespan.

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While much attention is paid to the decking material, homeowners should also carefully consider the types of footings they wish to use. Two popular types are Diamond and helical piers.  The regulations in the municipality you live in and your soil type can be major influencers of this decision.

diamond pier

During a kitchen renovation, one of the biggest decisions homeowners have to make is which type of flooring they should use Luxury vinyl plank flooring is a popular option because it is durable and can easily be a DIY project.  However, a common complaint about luxury vinyl plank flooring is that it can feel spongy and slick. An advantage hardwood flooring has over luxury vinyl plank flooring is that it can be refinished.

kitchen with bamboo floors

One of the most energy efficient window styles is the casement window.  Also known as crank out windows, casement windows can have as many as three points of contact as it locks. They typically come equipped with a bulb seal with weatherstripping all the way around the windows. This severely limits the amount of air infiltration that can take place. In the realm of window energy efficiency, sliding windows tend to rank towards the bottom, but this can vary by the window manufacturer.

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