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Must-have products: G-Tape

Consumers today are investing thousands of dollars into PVC or composite decking products in order to enjoy their outdoor space for half the maintenance and double the durability of traditional wood decking. Composite and PVC decking products are installed over pressure-treated framing that will decay much quicker than the decking it supports.
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Cleaning of autumn leaves in the park.

November garden to-do’s

After the cold weather lays everything bare, the "bones" of your garden become visible, and you can start to plan for how you want the space to look once the warm weather returns. End-of-season garden prep in the late fall can make a world of difference come spring. Here are a few checklist items to get you started.
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Beautiful morning landscape panorama of a lake in cottage country in Ontario, Canada

Liv BP at Cottage Life Show

Already missing weekends lounging around at the cottage and dreaming about the new projects you’ll be tackling come spring? The upcoming Fall Cottage Life show is the perfect opportunity to check out the latest trends and gather the inspiration you need for revitalizing outdoor space in 2023.
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Halloween teal basket full of goodies

DIY Halloween decorations for your home

Decorating for the spooky season and the build-up to Halloween is something we all look forward to! As a child, you probably remember the best-decorated homes in your neighbourhood that were always the perfect trick-or-treating destination. Here are a few DIY Halloween decorating ideas that will leave your neighbours in awe.
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Autumn Maple leaf transition

Planning Your Fall Road Trip

The changing leaves of fall are the perfect reason to start planning an amazing road trip in Ontario! We’re so lucky to live in a country that experiences the four seasons and even luckier to live in a province filled with over 300 Provincial Parks to explore in the gorgeous autumn months.
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Wooden Deck deteriorating

5 signs you need a new deck

If you’re like us, you probably spent a lot of time on your deck this summer! With all that time spent in the summer sun, you’ve probably been noticing the look and sturdiness of your deck. Many decks can last for decades before you need to repair them, or in some cases replace them entirely. Here are 5 surefire signs that you need to replace your deck.
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Camo

For over 60 years, CAMO has been changing the decking industry by developing new and innovative tools, fasteners and accessories that are easy to use, easy to learn and usable on any deck. Whether you’re a deck builder, professional remodeler, or DIY enthusiast, CAMO has the perfect product for your exterior project!
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Campfire Snacks

Top 10 campfire snacks

Summer is coming to a close and it won't be long before the school bells start ringing! Make the most of your remaining time this summer and try out these great camping or backyard bonfire snacks.
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Best exotic hardwood for your deck

When only natural wood will do for your brand new deck, there’s no better choice than exotic hardwood! Due to their ability to withstand the elements for decades and their beautiful look, exotic hardwood can transform your deck into a luxury outdoor living space.
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Bringing your patio to life with plants

Summer is here and chances are you’re spending a sizable amount of time soaking up the sun in your backyard on the patio! Dressing up your outdoor space with a variety of annual and perennial plants is an easy way to keep the space looking colourful and inviting all season long. When it comes to deciding what to plant, there are a few important things to consider before getting started.
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STINGER – Better. Faster. Safer.

STINGER has been developing innovative roofing and sidewall fastening solutions to protect from the harshest elements since 2007.
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Spring Cleaning for Your Yard

Spring Cleaning for Your Yard Once the snow is all melted and winter is finally behind us, you’ll likely find yourself walking around your backyard and picking up debris, fallen
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Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Home

Eco-Friendly Tips for Your Home Choosing to make changes in our lifestyle to benefit the environment has never been more important! Here are 10 easy and affordable ways to make
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Diamon-Fusion Protective Glass Coating

Diamon-Fusion Protective Glass Coating Over time, untreated glass products may start to lose their lustre due to harsh chemical cleaners, UV rays and even saltwater mist. Diamon-Fusion is here to
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Wood Screws vs Metal Screws: What’s the difference?

Wood Screws vs Metal Screws: What’s the difference? When preparing for a new project, it is important to make sure you have all of the right tools required for the
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Simple Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value

Simple Ways to Increase Your Home’s Value Thinking about selling your home, but feeling overwhelmed by the amount of preparation (and money) that can go into making your home market-ready?
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2022 Backyard Bucket List

2022 Backyard Bucket List If your 2022 resolution is to spend more time enjoying and beautifying your outdoor space, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 30 seasonal activities
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Your Official Guide Outdoor Entertaining in the Summer

Your Official Guide Outdoor Entertaining in the Summer Now that we’ve officially kicked off the start of summer in Canada, you may be thinking about outdoor entertaining. Whether it’s a
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Spigots & 12mm Custom Glass

Spigots & 12mm Custom Glass If you are looking to immerse yourself in nature, a railing without posts is a great look.  With spigot style posts that are 9” tall,
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Winter Planning

Winter Planning Winter is time to plan for your projects, and arrange your materials. It’s such a great feeling to put the mower, rakes, trimmer, pruners, and shovels away in
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So Many Railing Options! How Do You Decide?

So Many Railing Options! How Do You Decide? When it comes to railings, there is never a shortage of options. It is extremely easy to get confused during the process
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TruNorth and Clubhouse Decking: Manufactured in Canada

TruNorth and Clubhouse Decking: Manufactured in Canada Finally!!! A Composite Decking made in Canada! Right here in Ontario. Clubhouse PVC Decking, and TruNorth Composite Decking are manufactured by the same
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A Visit from Peter Bethlenfavly, MPP

We were recently honoured to have Minister Bethlenfavly, MPP of Pickering/Uxbridge, tour our InvisiRail™ glass manufacturing plant.
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G-Tape

G-Tape A little-known product called G-tape – what is it? Glad you asked! Consumers today are spending thousands of dollars on new PVC or composite decking products to enjoy the
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TruNorth Composite Decking

TruNorth Composite Decking Composite decking is a great alternative for those looking for no-maintenance decking. When we were considering our deck renovation, composite decking was the best choice, since we
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Blue Sky Privacy Screens

Blue Sky Privacy Screens Blue Sky Privacy Screens are a fantastic option to enhance and customize any outdoor or indoor living space. Blue Sky Privacy Screens are available in a
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Enjoy It While You Have It!

Enjoy It While You Have It! Some people that aren’t from the frozen North may ask, “Why would you spend time and money on your deck and landscape, when you
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Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Dog

Don’t Let the Tail Wag the Dog If I had to narrow down one saying in the world of business that drives me crazy, it would be “Don’t let the
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Don’t Block Your Beautiful Landscape

Don’t Block Your Beautiful Landscape During my many years of building the landscapes of our customers dreams, there were two things that drove me crazy. Number one was that when
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Lose The Red Tape

Lose The Red Tape Always — and I mean always — strive  to be the friendliest, easiest and quickest partner that you can be in any business relationship. The end
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Respect For The Contractor

Respect For The Contractor What does it really mean to be a contractor in 2020? A good contractor will provide his customer with new product ideas, execute the improvement or
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Reviving Your Interlock Patio

Reviving Your Interlock Patio The weather is warming up and we as Canadians are anxious to move to our outdoor living spaces. A quick look outside can reveal that your
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Staycations Start With A New Deck!

Staycations Start With A New Deck! Last year, my wife and I wanted to redo our old pressure treated deck that had been an eye-sore for a long time. The
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What Makes a Great Cottage Bunkie

What Makes a Great Cottage Bunkie Bunkies are becoming increasingly popular in the world of cottaging. When done right, a bunkie can truly transform cottage life. Bunkies come in all
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Invisi-Shield & COVID-19 Business Safety

Invisi-Shield & COVID-19 Business Safety We have all been patiently awaiting the slow and gradual re-opening on the economy after the recent COVID-19 pandemic that has impacted life on a
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What You Need to Know About Decks Part 2

What You Need to Know About Decks Part 2 When you are planning and building your deck a lot of consideration should go into designing the deck of your dreams.
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What You Need to Know About Decks Part 1

What You Need to Know About Decks Part 1 Deciding to expand your living area by adding on a deck is a common American tradition. No matter if you plan
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Tips for Keeping your Deck Bug-Free

Tips for Keeping your Deck Bug-Free Summer time is the time of picnics, barbecues, sunshine, and lots of outdoor fun. In some cases, a lot of bugs. Bugs can be
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Should I Build A Deck By Myself?

Should I Build A Deck By Myself? Many homeowners ask themselves at some point “Should I add a deck to my backyard?” and the answer is of course you should.
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Questions to Ask Your Deck Builder Before Hiring Them

Questions to Ask Your Deck Builder Before Hiring Them When you are getting ready to hire a contractor to build your deck you should thoroughly research their building history, get
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How You Can Go Eco-Friendly With Your Deck

How You Can Go Eco-Friendly With Your Deck When it comes to adding a deck to your home they already instantly add value to your home but if you were
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How to Evaluate Your Home for a Deck Addition

How to Evaluate Your Home for a Deck Addition In the summertime there’s nothing quite like a deck for cooking out, entertaining, or simply relaxing. In addition to boosting outdoor
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How to Detect and Treat Dry Rot

How to Detect and Treat Dry Rot Dry rot is a tricky enemy to fight for many homeowners. It is a fungus that can cause mildew, mold, staining, or decay
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How to Create the Best Outdoor Space for Your Home

How to Create the Best Outdoor Space for Your Home Whether you have a tiny balcony or extensive garden, you should always be able to step outside your home and
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How to Add Shade to Your Deck

How to Add Shade to Your Deck If every time you step onto your deck you feel like you’re on the surface of the sun it may be time for
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How to Add a Fire Pit to Your Deck

How to Add a Fire Pit to Your Deck Sitting around the fire is a tradition that goes back farther than we can trace and it’s a tradition that’s stuck
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Great Outdoor Lighting Techniques For Your Deck

Great Outdoor Lighting Techniques For Your Deck After all the hard work you put into designing and building your deck you should be able to enjoy its beauty all day
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Features You Can Add to Upgrade Your Deck

Features You Can Add to Upgrade Your Deck One of the most cost-effective home improvement projects homeowners can do is the addition of a deck. It is one of the
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Deck Staining Tips

Deck Staining Tips As the days start getting warmer it becomes quite apparent that summer will be here before you know it. If you’ve decided that your deck needs to
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