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Green Side Up Contracting Inc. Awarded 2021 HomeStars Best of Award Winner!

March 15th, 2021 — Green Side Up Contracting Inc. announced today thatthey have been selected as a 2021 HomeStars Best of Award Winner. Thisprestigious award recognizes the best across the HomeStarsnetwork of over 60,000 Canadian home service pros. Winners arecarefully vetted for consistency, integrity, unparalleled customerservice and dedication to their trade. “Our Best of Award…


Reasons We Recommend Interlocking Patio’s over Decking in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic has obviously brought many challenges to all ofus and some of us have been impacted more than others.With all the travel restrictions and people spending the majority of their timeat home, the Outdoor Living construction business was boomingthroughout 2020 leaving most reputable contractors’ schedule full as wemove into the 2021 build season.Today…

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Why You Should Hire Us

Green Side Up Contracting Inc. is a professional member of Landscape Ontario & an authorized TrexPro – GOLD status! Over the last 21 years we have established ourselves within the construction industry as an honest and reputable contractor. We have earned this reputation by shaping the company around four core values: honesty, transparency, quality of…

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Why Trex Is Our Recommended Decking Material

There’s plenty of different materials you can use for your deck, but without a doubt the best material to go with is Trex – it completely blows out the competition and it’s an installation service that Green Side Up recommends and provides. Designed with lasting beauty, incredible durability, and easy maintenance, there’s no compromising with…

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Disadvantages of Pressure Treated Pine for Decking

Harmful: Even though industry standards have changed, the chemicals applied to treat lumber are harmful to the environment. Discoloration: Wood is a natural product, so it is going to be affected by the elements, specifically, exposure to the sun. There’s a scientific process called photo-oxidation that causes the surface of the boards to grey, but,…

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What Is Trex Rainescape?

Not many people know what Trex Rainescape is or why it’s so important. Depending on how well-versed you are with renovations and drainage systems, you may have never even heard of it before – but that doesn’t mean you don’t need it. Trex Rainescape is a revolutionary under-deck drainage system that uses a gridwork of…

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Which Cedar Is Right For Your Project?

If you’ve clicked on this link, then by now you’ve probably heard quite a bit about Pinnacle Premium Western Red Cedar. It obviously is well known for being a solid material, but the real question remains: how does it compare to regular cedar? Let’s examine some of the differences between the two. Pinnacle premium cedar…

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Add Ambiance To Your Outdoor Space With Deck Lighting

Deck lighting requires quite a lot of thought and consideration, as it’s pretty integral to the outside portion of your home – without it your deck has limited visibility. Adding solid deck lights brings the benefit of safety and security – making it an essential and worthwhile investment. There are various options to select from…

Trex Spiral stairs


A spiral staircase is not just an aesthetically pleasing way you can stylize your stairs anywhere in or outside your home – there’s actually a myriad of benefits of a spiral staircase on your deck. The first and foremost reason to get a spiral staircase is the space you can save. Rather than extend your…

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Deck Building Permits

For those of you thinking or planning to have a deck built this summer, you will need to add a building permit to your ‘get started’ list. We spoke to (who do all our professional drawings for us) so could learn more about deck building permits and ensure you don’t run into any hiccups…