Best Deck Materials for Long-Lasting and Gorgeous Outdoor Area

Best Deck Materials for Long-Lasting and Gorgeous Outdoor Area

Relaxing outdoors is one of the best and easiest ways to recharge your batteries, soak up some vitamin D, and lift your mood. That’s why many homeowners decide to build a deck or patio to complete their outdoor living space. But a gorgeous outdoor area doesn’t just manifest itself out of thin air. It requires careful planning, collaboration, and expert craftsmanship to create a deck you’re proud to show off. And it all starts with the materials you use. If you’re considering building a deck or patio for your home, it is important to learn about the different deck materials you can use and how to choose the best deck materials for your outdoor area.

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Is Ice Melt on Pavers Safe to Use During Winter?

Is Ice Melt on Pavers Safe to Use During Winter?

Whether you’re ready or not, cold weather is here. That means ice and snow aren’t too far behind. Although it can create some pretty scenery, winter weather also causes slippery sidewalks and pathways. As you are gathering your winter supplies, remember the shovels and snow blowers. But there is another helpful tool: ice melt. Is it safe to use ice melt on pavers?

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Deck and Large Patio With Fire Pit

Deck and Large Patio With Fire Pit

Usually, we list out materials for our recent projects, the homeowner’s wishes, and how it went. But, for this one, we will let the pictures and the customer do the talking. While we are always happy with satisfied customers, it’s great to get testimonials of our hard work. For this deck and large patio, we worked with the Callows. They had a vision, and we had the skills to make it happen. Here are some of the after photos and the client’s review.

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Planning a Home Addition? How 7th State Builders Can Help You

Planning a Home Addition? How 7th State Builders Can Help You

Your home is your haven — it should feel like it. When you’re ready to add an addition to your home — whether it’s a second-story deck, master bedroom, sunroom, or extended kitchen — 7th State Builders is the contractor Maryland residents know they can trust.

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Screened-In Room vs. 3-4 Seasons Room vs. Sunroom

Screened-In Room vs. 3-4 Seasons Room vs. Sunroom

With summer just on the horizon, many homeowners are looking forward to spending more time in the sunshine and beautiful weather. While some homeowners may enjoy spending time in their yard, others would instead prefer the comfort of being indoors, with only a touch of the outdoors. If you’re looking to expand your indoor/outdoor living space, adding a screened-in room, 3-4 season room, or a sunroom to your home may be the perfect solution. Though, how do you choose between the three? Aren’t all indoor/outdoor living spaces the same?

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New Deck and Patio in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

New Deck and Patio in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

When a project finishes and people think the addition was already apart of the existing house, that is an awesome compliment. That is what we kept hearing about this new deck and patio we built in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The homeowner wanted an open deck to walk out on and an underneath patio area and fire pit. We ended up creating a two-tier patio to link the two spaces. In all, this project blended the three areas in a way that was stunning and looked like it was always there.

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Best Ways to Winterize Your Home This Year

Best Ways to Winterize Your Home This Year

It’s not this year but every year. Living in Maryland, our weather is unpredictable. We can go from a beautiful 70 degrees fall day to ice-rain in 24 hours. Now, the past few winters haven’t been as bad compared to past snowmageddons but we just might be due for one. That is why no matter what, you should winterize your home. It is usually the largest investment we make and therefore should protect it. To help you get started, we have broken down a few lists of what you can do, what you should probably get a professional for, and bigger considerations. Here are some of the best ways to keep your home safe this winter season.

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