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Ensuring your deck or porch meets local inspection codes

In 2003, sweeping reforms were made by The City of Chicago to ensure the safety of balconies, porches and decks. The City began conducting extensive inspections. As a result, any deck or porch built before 2003 must meet specific codes or property owners will receive a citation from the City of Chicago, altering them they […]

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Why Screened Porches Are Making a Comeback

Virginians love the outdoors but not the annoying bugs, scorching sun, and unexpected rain showers that can spoil a beautiful spring or summer day. That’s why screen porches are regaining popularity in both new and existing homes. In 1992, the U.S. Census noted that 42 percent of new homes had one or more porches. By […]

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