The Best Deck Building Climate

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Wednesday, 26 January 2011 18:49

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Climate of Deck Building

Deck builders in Colorado Springs always face some difficult challenges in the winter months, add in a weak economy and it gets even trickier. We at Five Elephants Decking are not immune to this fact. We know that snow fall and cash flow don't go well together. So rather than ignore the current climate that we all find ourselves in, we have decided to embrace it.


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We have determined to make deeper cuts in our pricing than we ever have before, with significant winter discounts that really mean something. You see, right now we're not concerned with lining our pockets, but rather with seeing this recession come to an end. And as we all know, one of the ways for financial recovery is for people to start spending money again; investing in hearth and home and moving forward. But spending money in a recession seems to be a tall order, we understand, which is precisely why we are practically ready to give away the farm to build your custom deck.

 

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Being a Colorado Springs Deck Builder

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Friday, 06 August 2010 14:14

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Colorado Springs Beauty Pikes PeekWhy Colorado Springs and Monument
Deck builders are all over the place these days. Several deck companies boast about the wide range of coverage they have, but that usually means they employ deckers in many different regions and therefore have a varying degree of competence and quality. We focus on Colorado Springs and Monument because that is where we are. No divided attention - just quality decking.

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Deck Designs and Development Joy

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Wednesday, 31 March 2010 15:33

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Making deck designs for a deck in Colorado Springs is always an endeavor in sheer enjoyment. As I have mentioned before, aside from beachfront property, we have everything here. I believe that decks were actually invented for rugged mountain beauty.

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Inspired Decking

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Saturday, 13 February 2010 23:48

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I count myself very blessed to be a deck builder in Colorado Springs. There is such a diversity of spectacular landscapes here that it really doesn’t take a whole lot of imagination to be inspired when designing a deck. There are deep pine forests, rocky bluffs and valleys and beautifully wooded mountain sides, all right in town. Also, from nearly everywhere, majestic Pikes Peak towers over breath taking panoramas.

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Colorado Springs Building codes and Permits

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Thursday, 04 November 2010 17:47

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One of the things that always comes up when building a deck is the building code / permit issue.

Here is a helpful link to help clarify when and why permits are needed. This is a good resource for you anyway, since most often clients looking to add or replace a deck are doing more home improvement as well. There are a lot of helpful links, so take your time.

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How to Build a Great Deck (Planning)

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Monday, 01 March 2010 14:40

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deck planningDeck Designs
Every great deck begins with a good solid plan. When considering building a new deck, it is important to start with a clean slate. Usually someone is replacing an existing deck, but that does not mean that one should think about it in the parameters of what they already have. The first thing to look at is, “function.” What does the deck need to do? For example, which doors does it need to service?

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Winter Wonderland

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Sunday, 21 February 2010 01:23

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snowy deck A lot of people have a misconception about building a deck in the winter time; they simply think that it can’t be done. Well, I assure you, that’s just not true.

Sure it takes longer, with the shorter days and colder temperatures, but the end result is the same. Five Elephants has not only built through the winter, but has traditionally seen some of it’s busiest times, due in part to the fact that jobs take longer, but also because of our winter discounts. When winter is approaching, we always offer substantial savings in an effort to overcome the objection that a deck has to be built in the summer.

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Deck Builder Confidence in Composite

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Friday, 19 February 2010 19:05

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Composite decking has been around for many years now and has seen many changes over that time. Today there are so many choices, it will make your head spin. There are some that look like exotic hardwoods like teac, brazilian ipe and even mahogany. There are some made to look like redwood or cedar, and for those who prefer the look of weathered wood there is also that. Still others are made not so much to emulate wood, but rather to create a certain

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The Problem With Rot

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Tuesday, 16 February 2010 02:10

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deck rotToday I’m going out to look at a deck and give my assessment of what needs to be done. Every time I do this, I never know exactly what I’ll find, but it usually goes like this….The homeowner is savvy and careful with their money, and although they recognize that something needs to be done with their deck, they are hoping that it only needs to be refinished. If that is the case, I am always more than happy to give them the good news. However, many times the diagnosis is not what they were hoping for. So then I have the difficult challenge of trying to explain to them what largely can’t be seen.

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How to Build a Great Deck

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Sunday, 31 January 2010 05:01

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Here are some tips that you should know for building a great deck

Why would I let people in on the methods I use for building quality decks when in the end I hope you contract Five Elephants Decking to do the work?

Simple, honesty and integrity are as important as the strength of the lumber/material when it comes to decking.

Deck building is a demanding job. It takes physical strength and some engineering know-how. It is, however, a great value addition to your home and will give you a enjoyable living area for a small price.

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