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Home Renovation Ideas in Bethesda, MD

Date: April 29, 2023 | Category: Product News

Creating a modern and stylish space in a Bethesda, MD home can be a labor of love. However, from color choice to furniture selection, putting it all together can often seem overwhelming.

So we put together our top tips and tricks for creating an aspirational home in Bethesda that is not only on trend but uniquely tailored to personal tastes.


AZEK Captivate Siding vs. Other Siding Materials

Date: October 31, 2022 | Category: Product News

Siding is a crucially important component of any home or building. After working so hard to build the internal structure and then insulating and sheathing it properly, siding will be the final step to protect the home from the exterior elements.


Like most aspects of a building, siding has traditionally been composed of wood in various forms. While wood is a great option, modern materials have been created to reduce costs, limit maintenance and extend longevity. 

Let’s take a look at some of the modern options for home siding, along with their pros and cons. Which siding material offers the best aesthetics and functional value? Keep reading to find out.


Deckorators Decking 101

Date: September 28, 2022 | Category: Product News, Tips

If we all learned anything from the 2+ years of lockdowns, it’s the value of outdoor space. Pandemic life brought forth a new appreciation for our decks, patios and screened in porches, and that appreciation is here to stay. 

Decking especially has gained fresh momentum as homeowners across the country have embraced different materials, colors and accessories to make the most of their properties.


Wood Siding vs. Hardie Board: Understanding the Differences

Date: September 19, 2022 | Category: Product News, Tips

Your neighbors’ first impressions of your home are made within a matter of seconds. From landscaping to exterior decor, these details tell a story about your home to everyone who sees it. While small details help to elevate your home’s exterior design, a major factor to consider is siding — it’s the biggest and most obvious feature people notice about a home.


All Ipe Is Not Created Equal

Date: April 8, 2022 | Category: Product News, Uncategorized

There’s More Than Meets The Eye With Tropical Hardwoods.

As a lifelong lumberman, I’m accustomed to a world of relative certainty: grades are well defined, producers play by an accepted set of rules, and you can reasonably expect to receive a product that matches what you think you bought, at the price you paid.


Price Time of Shipment, Are You Crazy? Why We’re Not Crazy.

Date: January 7, 2022 | Category: Product News

The world has gone mad. It wasn’t long ago that selling any Russin product for above $10,000 per thousand board feet was laughable – we take orders at that pricing every day. Demand is outstripping supply on nearly every product we offer. Ocean freight costs are through the roof. Container, ocean vessel and truck availability is at historic lows. (more…)

What Makes Deckorators Mineral-Based Composite the Top Alternative Decking Material?

Date: December 21, 2021 | Category: Product News

Choosing the right decking material can mean the difference between long summers of relaxation and a high-maintenance regret. Whether you’re choosing a material for your own home or recommending a material to a customer, many of the same needs apply: you need a decking material that will stay sturdy and durable for a long time, require minimal maintenance, and still look beautiful year after year. There are a number of composite decking materials on the market.

So what makes Deckorators the right choice for your next decking project?


Should I Use Western Red Cedar or Alaskan Yellow Cedar Wood?

Date: October 11, 2021 | Category: Product News

Cedar wood is a versatile and durable softwood that is prized for many reasons. It is naturally weather and insect resistant, gives off a pleasant and recognizable scent, and is aesthetically attractive to look at.


What is Tally and Why is it So Important?

Date: October 8, 2021 | Category: Product News, Uncategorized

We frequently get inquiries from customers requesting all long-length boards. Sometimes we can do this, but in some products, it can be more challenging and we may push back. Why do we do this? Is it just because we’re mean?


Why Is Factory Oiling Important?

Date: June 17, 2021 | Category: Product News

Every Summit Rainscreen Systems product is custom-oiled by Russin Factory Finishing. With semi transparent stains, clear coats, and opaque finishing options- we coat dozens of other wood cladding products at Russin, too. But why is this a necessary step?



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