Friday, July 29, 2011

Recent House Remodel in Londonderry, NH

 Here are some pictures of a recent house remodel we did in Londonderry, NH 

Friday, July 22, 2011

Stair Ideas

We are looking at potentially doing a stair project in our own home and already having one set of oak stairs, I wanted to look at alternatives to standard white risers -- I came across some pretty great ideas that I would like to do at some point and wanted to share .....
Painted Risers

   Wallpapered Risers

 Pebbled Tiles
Mosaic Tiles

I can't wait to do our stairs after seeing these great options -- and not having to paint risers every year to keep them fresh looking.


Friday, July 1, 2011


AZEK – Is made with Procell® Technology which means AZEK Deck is unlike any other
deck board.  AZEK Deck is built to withstand a houseful of spills and objects, so homeowners can actually live on their AZEK Deck. Spilled wine, fruit punch, even hamburger grease are no match for AZEK Deck's stain resistance. Since AZEK Deck is scratch resistant, you won't have to worry about scuffs during installation and your AZEK Deck will continue to look great for years to come.
- Stain resistant
- Scratch resistant
- Split resistant
- Mold and mildew resistant
- Durable and long lasting
- Impervious to moisture and insects
- Limited lifetime warranty

AZEK products are designed to provide consumers with lasting durability thanks to expected life spans in excess of 25 years as compared to the traditional materials they are replacing.  AZEK products require little maintenance or cleaning with harsh chemicals which ultimately limits VOC emissions.  AZEK products are versatile and adaptable to meet modern and future design needs, and are recyclable at the end of their useful lives. 

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TIMBERTECH – Is capped with a fully protected poly shell that features TimberTech's exclusive HyrdoLock™ technology, the plank is practically impervious to the elements and everyday accidents endured by most decks. 

Timbertech is guaranteed against termites, checking, splitting, decay, rot and splintering.  TimberTech’s warranty offers 25-years of coverage.  And our warranty can be transferred to a second homeowner – a great selling feature when you’re ready to relocate.

TimberTech products add beauty to homes, businesses and resorts. What's more, TimberTech is low maintenance, safe, durable, and can even increase the value of your home.

TimberTech decking is manufactured with an average of 51% recycled content.  All TimberTech products are urea formaldehyde-free and our product cartons are made with 43% recycled material fibers which meet SFI sourcing requirements and are 100% recyclable.

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TREX – The exclusive Trex® composite formula brings together the best qualities
of wood and plastic to create a superior alternative to wood:
·         Plastic shields the wood from moisture and insect damage,
preventing rotting and splintering.
·         Wood protects the plastic from UV damage while providng a
natural, attractive look and feel.
The result is decking that requires only periodic cleaning to stay beautiful for years to come - no need for sanding, staining or painting, ever.
·         Trex is smoother than wood and every other composite.
·         Trex is soft-to-the-touch for unmatched barefoot comfort.
·         Trex will not splinter, so bare feet and hands are always safe.
·         Trex has excellent traction, so those bare feet stay put.

No trees are cut down for the purpose of making Trex.    The wood comes from reclaimed wood
from wood working operations, sawdust (200 million lbs.per year) and used pallets. Our manufacturing process is as green as our final product. Trex trailers used to transport wood dust utilize vegetable-based oil hydraulics. Our proprietary processing method eliminates smokestacks. Factory run-off/refuse is recycled back into the manufacturing line.

Trex is one of the largest plastic bag recyclers in the U.S. with 3.1 billion recycled grocery bags were collected for use to manufacture Trex products in 2010.

Because of its wood content, natural color shifts do occur in Trex products. Twelve to sixteen weeks of exposure to sunlight and rain are typically required for Trex to achieve its faded color. This process is completely harmless to Trex products and does not affect the durability.

The "after weathering" color of Trex may be different from the colors shown in the Trex Color Palette guide. There may also be color variation between boards. This is normal and gives Trex its distinctive look and character. The weathering process may be accelerated in dry areas by periodically wetting down the deck using a garden hose. Areas in heavy shade, or vertical components such as posts and balusters, may take considerably longer to fade.

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