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.
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.
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.