MoistureShield vs TimberTech Composite Decks

Thinking about getting a composite deck? We are, too. If you want to compare TimberTech and MoistureShield decking reviews, start here! See what I’ve learned about the similarities and differences between MoistureShield and TimberTech decks. See which one we are leaning toward right now and why.

Should You Remove Snow From Your Roof Or Not?

Do you really have to remove snow from the roof of your log home? Do some roofs fare better with the snow than others? For example: metal roofs vs shingle roofs. Here’s what you need to know about roof snow removal for your log home.

Outdoor Dog Furniture For Your Log Dog

Log home owners with dogs may be interested in incorporating some “log” features into your dog’s lifestyle too. For example, outdoor dog houses, porches, barns, and beds for dogs. Check ’em out…

Why We Decided Against Composite Decking For Our Log Home

After a lot of research and homework, we’ve actually decided AGAINST using composite decking at this time. It wasn’t an easy decision. Far from it. In fact, we were honestly looking forward to trying it. But the cons outweighed the pros at this point in time. Here’s why…

I’ve Finally Found It… Adorable Doggie Yard Art!

I’ve had my eye out for that perfect one-of-a-kind figurine or statue to grace the front porch of our new log home for awhile now. Since I don’t want anything too ‘tacky’, I honestly didn’t think I’d ever be able to find something cute, fun, AND classy. But I think I may have finally found it. Check out these life-size dog welcome statues!

Underdecking Update: Another Meeting With Undercover Systems Of Tennessee

I met with reps at Undercover Systems… again. We’ve been considering their underdecking for awhile now. And I have to say, I really like this company. They’re no-pressure, honest & upfront. Here are the details of what it would take — and what it would cost — to install underdecking on our new log home…

Some Interesting Things About Composite Decks

What follows are some of the most interesting things I’ve learned about composite decks, along with some of the questions I still have about composite decking materials. Specifically, I’m interested in TimberTech vs MoistureShield composite decks.

Underdecking For Your Upstairs Patios, Decks, Porches & Balconies

We will probably be adding some underdecking to at least 1 or 2 of the 4 overhead decks and porches that we have on our log home. I have explored 2 underdecking manufacturers at this point: Undercover Systems and TimberTech’s DrySpace. Here’s what I’ve learned…

How To Cover Scratches On Composite Decks & Patios

If you have a composite deck or patio… over time, scratches are practically inevitable. For the most part, ‘routine’ scratches won’t even be noticeable, but it’s the deeper scratches that you’ll probably want to cover up.