Tips and Ideas from a Toronto Building Pro

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Oct 2014

NyloDeck by NyloBoard—we've taken a closer look and like what we see

By Rosario Ungaro

In our Blog Post of February 12, 2013, "Green decking products featured at the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas" we wrote about NyloDeck by NyloBoard. We've had a chance to look at it a little more closely and we really like what we see. 

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26
May 2014

Seven Hot Deck and Backyard Design Trends for 2014

By Rosario Ungaro

Composites decking is a current trend.I was curious to see whether what I was recommending and suggesting to my clients as the current trends for 2014 matched what my colleagues were saying. The great thing about the Internet is that it was really easy to find out. Within minutes I was able to find out that I was at—or even ahead of—the curve. 

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Jan 2014

Gazebos—you don’t have to be rich and famous to live like you are

By Rosario Ungaro

Gazebo with TimberTech componentsOne garden element that can add a little magic to your garden landscape is a gazebo. There’s something romantic about a gazebo. Who can forget the gazebo scene in the movie The Sound of Music

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26
Apr 2013

Greening your deck

By Rosario Ungaro

Benchmark is a TrexPro BuilderTheses days more and more of us are concerned about the environment. Our concern affects the decisions that we make. We recycle. We choose hybrid cars. We lower our thermostat and decide to stop buying bottled water. 

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18
Mar 2013

Switching from cedar to a low-maintenance deck—a Toronto case study

By Rosario Ungaro

The original cedar deckFifteen years ago Pat and Bob decided to have a new deck built in their back yard. They looked forward to listening to the cardinals as they sipped their weekend morning coffee. They also looked forward to enjoying a barbecue as the plane trails above gave hints of people flying off to faraway places. The new deck was going to be great for their family’s enjoyment as well as for entertaining friends. In lots ways it lived up to what they expected. In some ways it did not. 

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12
Feb 2013

Green decking products featured at the International Builder’s Show in Las Vegas

By Rosario Ungaro

The finished look of NyloDeckLast week I got back from the International Builder’s Show (IBS) in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was my first time to Las Vegas—WOW, what a town. It was also my first time at the International Builder’s Show—WOW, what a show. 

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A word from Rosario…

Our Blog is about sharing some of what we have learned along the way. (Many contractors even call us for ideas or advice.) We hope it is informative and shows our commitment to continuous learning—something we do so we can bring the very latest and best to our customers. 

You've probably heard the phrase: 

"Some people have twenty-five years of experience. Others have one year of experience, twenty-five times over." 

If a contractor doesn't stay up-to-date on the latest building codes, trends, styles, tools, materials, and products, they'll soon find themselves in the latter category. We work hard to make sure that we are not. We regularly talk with our suppliers, go to industry trade shows, and share information and ideas with our peers to make sure that we stay on top of our game and can continue to bring you the very best in building craftsmanship and knowledge.

I welcome the opportunity to chat with you about your next building project.

Regards,

Rosario Ungaro
President
Benchmark Building Services Inc.

Rosario

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