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How to Clean, Seal, and Stain Your Wood Deck for Summer

Summer is coming, which means your BBQ grill will probably be working hard on the weekends, and your deck will see plenty of foot traffic. Is your deck looking a little dull and bleached? It’s probably time for a good clean and a reapplication of a sealer. Cleaning and sealing your deck on an annual […]

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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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Preparing the Perfect Father’s Day BBQ on Your Deck

No one can replace your father. He filled your childhood with care, strength, and good advice that helped you become the person you are today. He worked hard to support his family and provided you with a role model for living your own life and raising your own family. This Father’s Day, celebrate all that […]

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Deck Collapses Do Happen – Deck Safety Month Reminder

  May is Deck Safety Month and serves as a good reminder for all homeowners to take a little time this coming weekend to check and make sure their deck is structurally sound. Over many years, a deck’s support can weaken, increasing the chances of a dangerous collapse. According to the International Association of Certified […]

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The Most Important Part of Your Deck is Probably Something You’ve Never Heard of

If you are considering adding a deck onto your San Diego home, your head is probably filled with grand ideas, like multiple levels, a built-in niche for a hot tub, or areas for romantic recessed lighting. This is all well and good, but you probably haven’t spent one minute thinking about the most important part […]

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Ten Ways to Goof Off On Your Deck for National Goof Off Day

There truly is a day for everything, even goofing off! That’s right, March 22nd is National Goof Off Day, according to the website Holiday Insights. It may seem silly at first, but considering that Americans work more and take less vacation than anyone else in the industrialized world, according to an article on ABC News, […]

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Five Hot New Trends in Outdoor Decks

At Best-Rate Repair, we’ve been building and remodeling decks in San Diego and San Diego County for over a dozen years. During that time, we’ve been able to watch as new deck trends and styles emerge. Many homeowners are looking for more expansive decks with more built-in features to add beauty and lifestyle enhancements to […]

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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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It May Be Smarter To Hire A Professional To Seal and Stain Your Deck

A wooden deck (or wooden patio) needs to be re-stained and sealed every few years, especially in San Diego where your deck gets hit with lots of heat and ozone from the sun. If you don’t take care of your deck, the sun could warp and age the wood, drastically decreasing the life of your […]

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