Composite Deck Maintenance

Summer is almost here.   Though we all want to think about summer fun, there are some maintenance items that should be checked off the list first.  If you have a composite deck, you might want to think about getting it into shape so you can enjoy it for many years to come.  Check out this article for some ideas on how to care for that beautiful composite deck.

Composite Deck Maintenance

Woods Home Improvements Attends the 2013 Remodeling Show and Deck Expo at McCormick Place

In the spirit of updating ourselves with new product, installation and business knowledge, we attended this year’s Remodeling Show and Deck Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago on October 17th and 18th.  We picked up a wealth of knowledge and got to meet some great people showcasing new and innovative products that we know our customer’s will love.  What a great opportunity to learn and grow.  We look forward to bringing this new knowledge to our very next appointment!


Beautiful New Deck Installation Surrounding A Pool in Westchester, IL

Pool Deck Installation - Westchester, ILDeck Installation in Chicago Suburbs

Deck Installation using treated wood - Westchester, ILInstall a Pool deck.
We enjoy building decks in the summer and this was a nice change of pace 
for us.  Tom and Grant enjoyed working with this delightful couple in 
Westchester, IL.They came up with a plan that maximized their outdoor living 
space which providedtheir family with a great new outdoor entertainment area.  
We would be happy to build a new deck (and pergola) for your family.
Before you know it, you’ll be enjoying your new outdoor space.
Just call Woods Home Improvements at 708-488-9226.

Cabin Update Fever – Cabin Life Magazine

We thought we’d share a fun article from Cabin Life Magazine.  Summer is just around the corner (if you live in the midwest you might doubt that) and our thoughts turn to the lazy, peaceful days of summer.  The article “Cabin Update Fever” outlines four projects that we at Woods Home Improvements love to do.  The cabin setting, though, evokes the very spirit of lovely summer days.  Click on the link and enjoy!

*DECKED OUT (brand new installed deck)

Cabin Update Fever – Cabin Life Magazine

Woods Home Improvements Projects For Spring

Home Improvement Projects for Spring

By George Perry Published 02/28/2013 From the Website: Let’s Build

Six Home Improvement Projects for Spring

Spring may not be here just yet, but it’s not too early to start planning your home improvement projects for once the weather turns. With that in mind, here are some projects that you should consider doing to improve the look and feel of your home once the weather warms and the sun starts to shine a little more often.

Painting your home’s exterior in the winter is challenging at best, and honestly something of a waste of your time. Waiting until Spring, however, means you can clean off the dirt, grime, and residue of a season’s worth of snow, sleet, and freezing rain and brighten your home with a fresh coat of paint. Not only will this help improve the look of your home, but it will give you a chance to make sure your siding is in top shape and replace any pieces that have been damage during the bad weather.

 Replacement Siding
Speaking of which, it’s far easier to replace damaged or worn siding in Spring than in Winter. You can change the color of your home, upgrade to a more durable vinyl siding, or even change to a new material entirely, with HardiePlank fiber cement siding and Everlast polymeric cladding both offering the visual appeal of vinyl, but being far more durable over the long run.
 Replacement Windows

Whether they’ve been damaged by inclement weather or they just don’t give you the energy efficiency that you’re hoping for, Spring is the time to swap out your old windows for newer ones since you won’t mind the temporary hole in your home while they’re being installed. “Replacing your home’s windows is one of the better investments in your home you can make,” Greg Paul, owner of Lonestar Siding & Windows, a provider of replacement windows in Richmond, VA said when asked about Spring projects.

“Between more durable products and Energy Star glass, whether you plan to stay in your home or sell it, it’s worth the time and money to replace your windows when you have the opportunity, especially in older homes.”

Add a Deck or Expand the One You Have
If you’re anything like me you enjoy spending time on your deck with family and friends when the weather is nice since you’ve been cooped up inside for months. If your home doesn’t already have a deck, now is the perfect time to have one added to your home, a great spot for entertaining and grilling. If your home does have one and it’s just not big enough, having it expanded can take a space that’s just big enough for a grill and turn it into a spot to entertain friends and family alike.
Roof Repair

Nobody likes to have their roof leaking, and if you have severe roofing issues you should absolutely tackle those as soon as possible, not waiting for Spring. However, Spring is a good time to have a roofing expert check your home to make sure there wasn’t any damage during the Winter and to have it repaired or replaced while the weather is nice so that you’ll be ready for any inclement weather in the future.

If a deck isn’t in your home’s future, adding a patio to your home is another home improvement project that’s perfect for Spring as you can have it added and ready to use for entertaining as you move deeper into Spring and Summer. Patios can feature poured cement, brick, or stone depending on what look you’re going for and what is most cost effective for your budget. Consult with your home improvement expert to find out which option is best for you.

UltraDeck Deck Installation for a Magical Summer

Two things that just seem to go together: long summer days and backyard leisure. Enjoy a brand new UltraDeck deck this summer. Let us help you plan the perfect deck for your family and friends. You can bring us your ideas and we can make them a reality. Get ready for summertime fun!Call us at 708-488-9226.  (For those of you who we’ve had the pleasure of working with before, this is a new phone number.)

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Fantasy playhouses, gazebos, and decks. Create a magical summer.

At Woods Home Improvements, we are basically just kids at heart. Anyone who knows Tom knows this is true! We are bringing the fun side of life to work by offering to build your child his or her very own special residence. We’d like to make your child’s dream come true, or maybe even fulfill a fantasy of your own. We can work from a kit, a set of instructions, or we can custom build to suit. Would your child like a miniature house made to match your own, a fairy castle for that very special little girl or even something out of the Pirates of the Caribbean? Maybe a Fort from the wild, wild west would fit the bill. The possibilities are endless.

We also offer gazebos and decks. We can bring ideas to you or we’d be happy to listen to yours and come up with a beautiful outdoor area in which to entertain your friends and family with a barbeque or just to hang out and read a favorite summer novel. Add some lighting, and you have all the elements of an enchanting summer evening.

If these sound like the perfect way to start your summer give us a jingle.

Woods Home Improvements
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: (708) 209-1892
Fax: (708) 366-9222