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Maintaining Your Deck Through the Winter Months

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Proper care of your deck during the cold winter months helps it to keep its lasting function and beauty.

Clearing off the snow

Avoid using metal shovels, which can easily scratch the deck surface, and instead choose a plastic shovel.  Run the shovel in the direction of the deck boards, rather than across them.  Be careful around railing posts and mitered or butted decking joints, to ensure the post skirts and decking capstock does not get damaged.  

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Winter Deck Construction

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 While most deck construction companies are shutting down for the winter months, Woodridge Deck & Gazebo Co. is gearing up for a busy winter season.  The harsher conditions and the shorter days slow things down a bit, but it's nice to have the project completed before the first warm days arrive.  Man...

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BUILDING IN THE WINTER

Do the bitter cold temperatures give you daydreams of warmer days?  Then it’s the perfect time to sit down with us to design your outdoor oasis.  Aside from the warm thoughts of seasons to come, it helps you get a leg up on those who wait until spring to get started.

During this time we can work with you to create the dream design and even apply for permits.  Applying for permits may not sound like a big deal but did you know that in some cities/villages it can take up to a month from the time the application is submitted to the time the permit is received?

Sometimes we don’t have to wait until spring to get started.  Obviously, we don’t work when the temperatures are below zero, but by using special blankets we can warm the ground enough to dig for the posts.  Once the groundwork is done, building your dream outdoor room begins.

If you’d rather not have any construction crews around right now, that’s no problem.  We can still create your design, apply for permits, and reserve your spot for spring.  All we need is a contract and a down payment.

We love to talk about design options.  Give us a call at (847) 577-2722.  We’ll come out, take some measurements and give you ideas on what your outdoor oasis could be.

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Capped Composites vs. Cellular PVC Deck Materials

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Capped Composite decking from leading manufacturers such as Trex, TimberTech, Fiberon, Deckorators, and MoistureShield, are made by combining recycled plastics and wood fiber core, capped with a PVC shell. These will absorb and maintain heat more than wood, however, both will get hot to the touch when exposed to direct sunlight.

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SWEEPING AWAY SNOW AND ICE

This Saturday, December 21st marks the start, officially, of winter.  So far here in Chicago, it has been a very cold and snowy time.  What does all of this snow and cold mean for your deck?  Do you need to add shoveling and salting to your list of winter chores?

For a composite deck, think Timbertech, the answer is “maybe not”.  These decks are designed to withstand winter.  There may be unnoticeable shrinkage due to the cold, but once the warmer temperatures come in, they will expand back.

You may want to clear an exit path if your deck serves as a secondary exit.  To clear the snow, a corn broom is recommended as it is less likely to scrape, scratch or gouge the deck.  The corn broom is good for a light dusting up to a an inch or two.  For the heavier snow accumulations, a plastic shovel is recommended to minimize the change of scratching or gouging your beautiful deck like a metal shovel might.

What about wood decks?

Ipe, our favorite wood , fares better than the softer woods such as cedar or redwood.  Follow the same recommendations as the composite decks but be prepared- the wood decks are more vulnerable. 

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Our Holiday Hours

An early holiday wish to all of you from all of us here at Woodridge Deck & Gazebo.

Our office will be closing at 3 p.m. December 19th through December 24th and will be closed December 26th thru January 1st.

The project schedules have taken these closure into consideration. Our emergency line will be available at: (847) 577-2722 x808.

Happy Holidays!

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! We're looking forward to a spectacular 2017.

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Serving ALL of Chicago and Suburbs!

On Friday, April 7th visit our showroom and experience features and living spaces that add investment value to your home and elevate your entertaining. Take home sample products and speak with our staff to design the space of your dreams!  

 

 

 

 

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Fantastic Showroom Grand Opening

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On Friday, April 7th we threw open the door welcoming the sunny spring day and to celebrate with our work neighbors the opening of our showroom in Rolling Meadows.

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Celebrate National Picnic Day In Your Backyard

Change up your day, incorporate these key elements and guarantee a memorable backyard picnic at home.  

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Enhance Your Deck with a Drink Rail

Woodridge Deck and Gazebo Co. Deck with Fiberon Horizon Drink Rail

Have you heard this saying, "Toes in sand, drink in hand"? At Woodbridge we aim to enhance your lifestyle and love hearing our clients' stories. Did you know - entertaining on the deck no longer stops at the perimeter.

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National Good Neighbor Day

A new screen room could make you the favorite neighbor.  

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Greater Chicago Home + Remodeling Show March 3-4 2018

Stop by booth 231 at the Greater Chicago Home + Remodeling Show March 3-4th at the Schaumburg Convention Center.  We look forward to discussing how we can help enhance your lifestyle with a new deck, gazebo or sunroom. You will get a chance to see some of our work and chat with our sales team.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Greater Chicago Home + Remodeling Show
Mar 3 & 4, 2018 at 10:00am

Schaumburg Convention Center
1551 North Thoreau Drive
Schaumburg, IL 60173
www.greaterchicagohomeandremodelingshow.com

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