Create an Outdoor Oasis with Composite Decking

Backyard living without too much maintenance is a must if you love the outdoors. Fortunately, creating a beautiful outdoor oasis is easy with composite decking.

A lot of homeowners want a deck, but don’t want the endless sanding, staining or painting that goes with it. The solution is mold- and mildew-resistant composite decking. It offers the beauty of wood, but won’t rot, warp, crack or splinter.

Danny Lipford
Danny Lipford

Composite decking is a great DIY project, especially with Trex Enhance. It features a scalloped profile, making it lighter in weight and easier to maneuver than solid boards.

Trex Hideaway fasteners screw into the joists and create uniform gaps. And that look will last, since composite decking doesn’t expand and contract.

If you have a high deck, installing the Trex RainEscape system allows you to use space underneath it for storage. The system is designed to be installed between deck joists spaced on 16-inch centers.

And Trex Enhance decking comes in nature-inspired, fade-resistant colors, including Rocky Harbor — a contemporary slate gray with rustic sandy undertones — so it matches any style of home.

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Trex Enhance composite decking is backed by a 25-year limited residential fade and stain warranty.

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HomeGuard Home Warranty: Reviews, Cost, Coverage (2020)

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Learn more about HomeGuard HomeWarranty and its coverage, costs and plans in this comprehensive review. | Photo Credit: Shutterstock © Reinhardt and Co

If you’re a homeowner, unexpected costs aren’t so unexpected — especially when it comes to repairing and replacing your systems and appliances. Things can always go wrong, and they often do, whether it’s your plumbing or your refrigerator. 

Home warranties exist to safeguard your finances from unplanned expenses when your systems and appliances break down from everyday wear and tear. A good home warranty plan can give you peace of mind when things malfunction.

We’ve reviewed many home warranty providers by looking at their fees, claims processes, plans and fine print. HomeGuard HomeWarranty has been in business nearly 20 years and protects homeowners in California and Arizona. It recently added coverage for Nevada homes, as well.

While this company is an option for homeowners in those two states, American Home Shield is a good option for those who live elsewhere. Keep reading to see what we learned about HomeGuard and whether American Home Shield is a better fit.

To get a free quote from American Home Shield, call 844-529-9298 or fill out the online form.

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