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Does Your Deck Need A Facelift?

If boards are starting to rot, discolor, or warp, you may want to consider redecking as an option. If the structure of your deck is still strong and intact, Custom Built can simply replace the top decking boards for a clean new look. 
It will  give your deck a look like new, while not spending the money to build an entirely new deck.
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At a time when many remodelers provide sub-par service, Custom Built (CB) leads the industry with a 97% service satisfaction rating. Ranked by a third party research firm:  



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Due to such a high satisfaction ranking, nearly all of CB's projects are from referral or repeat customers. CB's goal is to provide their customers with a very high level of service.  Fast customer feedback from makes that possible.  

The Art & Science of Landscaping Around Your Deck
Quick Tips For Homeowners 
Landscaping Adds Living Space

If you thought landscaping was keeping the yard mowed, leaves raked, and planting a few bushes, think again. Having a beautifully landscaped yard can add a second living space where your family can enjoy spending quality time, along with adding value to your home.


 Landscaping Sets The Mood 

Landscaping, if done well, is both an art and a science. It is a combining of both nature and man-made structures and takes a true eye for design. Aside from covering up the negative aspects of your yard and adding aesthetic appeal, landscaping can also offer privacy from your neighbors, affect mood changes, lessen noise from foot or road traffic, and have heating and cooling effects.


Determine What You Have To Work With

When first imagining your own backyard oasis, it is important to take stock of what is already there. What are the permanent structures, both man-made and natural, such as decks, fences, patios, pools, trees, soil, shrubs, rocks, etc.? Then consider the different and desired uses for your yard. Do you want to make an area for your children to play in or leave a grassy area for your dog? Are there places you want to gain more privacy from neighbors or lessen the noise of nearby traffic? Do you want to create quiet spaces for reading or sunning and other spaces for entertaining? What about a vegetable garden?


Green space Is An Important Element

Green space and plants are a large part of landscaping, and along with this comes consideration of both specific plant and location. Not all plants are created equal. Some need more sunlight to survive than others. In the same way, some are more drought-resistant than others. Both climate and the impact of your chosen plants on your home's water system are vitally important. If you are concerned with the up-keeping, native species are always a good choice, because after adapting to their environment for hundreds of years, they require little maintenance.


Integrate Everything Together 

But landscaping is not just about plants. Pebbles, stones, tiles, lighting, ponds, fountains, patios, walkways, and structures like pergolas and gazebos can all add design elements to your space. Free-standing pergolas have been in use in gardens since ancient Egypt and Rome but really came into popularity during the Renaissance. These allow for the blending of elements by things like vines climbing through the lattice.

Need Help Figuring it All Out? 
The ideas are endless, but you don't want to get too carried away. Balance is important in design. You don't want your yard looking
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overcrowded. If this seems tempting, but overwhelming, it is best to hire a contractor with experience. Custom Built has designed and built thousands of deck projects. They have the experience and the creativity to make your project a reality.  Just call Michael today for ideas!

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Order A New Deck Today and Enter to Win! 
You can win a TREX Lighting Kit  
when you order by June 30th!

Here's how to qualify:
  • Call Mike at Custom Built to set an appointment;
  • Place and sign a deck order before June 30, 2013;
  • The value of the order must be a minimum of $15,000;
  • Your name is then entered into the drawing. 
The drawing will be held on June 30, 2013 and the winner will be notified the same day.  This offer cannot be combined with any other discounts or specials from Custom Built.  The prize will only be awarded in materials and labor toward the actual purchase of a deck valued at a minimum of $15,000. Under no circumstances will cash be awarded or refunded in lieu of the prize of parts and labor.

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