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The Evolution of Decking

Decks create welcoming spaces where you can relax and entertain in the sunshine or under the stars. However, these outdoor spaces haven’t always been as durable, versatile, or attractive as they are today. Learn how decking has evolved over the decades, and discover how today’s decking compares to earlier versions. . . . Read more

7 Ways to Prepare Your Deck for Winter

When you assess deck conditions in preparation for harsh weather this winter, you’ve got to look at the surface of the deck and underneath it to determine if the deck is sturdy enough to handle snow and ice. Let’s take a look at some common problem areas that you need to . . . Read more

Composite Decking Glossary

Composite decking is a durable option that’s easy to maintain, making it an increasingly popular low-maintenance choice for deck material. Since it’s available in a number of colors and styles, composite decking works well for a variety of backyard decks. Read on to learn some of the most common composite . . . Read more

Top 10 Composite Decking FAQs

As more homeowners expand their outdoor living spaces with backyard decks, many are opting for composite decking. This newer alternative to wooden or vinyl decks requires little maintenance and comes in a number of style and color options. As you make your decking decisions, check out these answers to the . . . Read more

How Do Hidden Deck Fasteners Work?

Traditional deck installation relies on pre-drilled holes and visible screws to fasten the decking material to the joists below. Hidden clips or fasteners eliminate this visibility issue and allow builders to create smooth, blemish-free decks. But are hidden clips the best solution for your wood or composite deck? An Alternative . . . Read more