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East VS. West – Damage Caused to Your Home

San Diego, California, is a beautiful place to own a home. We have perfect weather year round and you just can’t get much better than that. The down side would be with the sun shining for most of the year, our homes take a beating. Sunlight is the major cause of damage to a number […]

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Choosing the appropriate contractor for your specific job

A contractor can be a great asset for your wood damage repairs as long as they specialize in wood damage repairs like Best Rate Repair and Termite. Before you hire just anyone, you will want to make sure they are licensed and reputable. Hiring the right contractor for your job can make the difference when […]

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How to Inspect Your Home for Moisture Damage

    Believe it or not we San Diegans have to worry about moisture damage to our homes. Sometimes moisture damage is quite evident, and can be easily spotted by the untrained eye. On the other hand it can also be a very subtle problem that creeps up on you. Moisture damage can wreak havoc on a […]

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Happy Holidays from the Best Rate Family

Happy Holidays from everyone at Best Rate Repair & Termite. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year. During this season, we take time to reflect upon the good things we have… like our partnership with you. We would like to express our sincerest appreciation for the trust […]

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May Is Deck Safety Month – Is Your Deck at Risk of a Collapse?

A well-built deck should be a fun and enjoyable part of your home; a place to host family barbeques, curl up with a good book on a cool morning, or watch the sun set in the evening. Unfortunately, even though your deck feels sturdy under your feet, it may not be as safe as you […]

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How to Protect the Exterior of Your House From Wood Rot During This Crazy El Nino Season

The normally chipper weathermen and women on the local San Diego news channels have been banging the drums of war for the last few months. “El Nino is coming!” they’ve cried. And so it has come, drenching San Diego in buckets of rainfall that doesn’t show any sign of letting up. This super storm system […]

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A Deck Builder’s Review of IPE Wood for Decks and Patios

I have been building decks and patios for over ten years now, and so I’ve worked with just about every type of wood that grows on this green earth. Each species of wood has its own characteristics, and you’ll even find differences from batch to batch depending on where the wood was harvested, the age […]

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The Rise Of Capped Composite Deck Boards

It used to be that homeowners had three main choices when came to picking the material of their new deck. They could choose to use an authentic wood, a composite wood or a PVC board. Today, however, a fourth option has entered the mix. Capped composite boards are getting a lot of buzz as a […]

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Different Levels of Deck Repair – Part Two

Replacing deck handrails and deck boards Deck repairs come in all shapes and sizes, but most of them can be categorized into seven different levels: Cleaning Adding Features Replacing Handrails Replacing Handrail & Deck Boards. Reinforce and/or Replacing Components of Substructures. Complete Rebuild Complete Rebuild and Design Changes In my last blog post, I went […]

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