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Wood Decking Grades and Terminology

Wood is affected by environmental elements, insects, and fungus. When building a deck, it’s important to choose a wood grade durable enough to withstand damage from these influences over time. But decks are more than something to stand on; they are an addition to your home. The wood you choose . . . Read more

Deck Buying Checklist

When it comes to building a deck, using the right type of decking is one of the most important decisions to make. The options are widely varied, and the one you choose should be based upon four main factors: cost, appearance, climate conditions in your area, and local building codes. . . . Read more

About Decking: Starting Your Deck Project

One of the hottest trends on the housing market today involves bringing your indoor lifestyle out. Creating a beautiful outside living area is a great investment – you’ll typically realize a 100% or more return on the work you put in. As an added bonus, a well designed deck will . . . Read more

6 Reasons to Build a Deck This Spring

One of the most popular trends in home development today is outdoor living. Homeowners all over the country are expanding their living spaces to include the outdoors, building versatile living spaces that feature everything from quiet places to read to fully functional outdoor entertaining spaces complete with kitchens and dining. . . . Read more

What are Deck Tiles?

Building a deck can seem like a daunting task to a novice handyman, but deck tiles make it easy and fast. In a matter of hours, you can transform a tired balcony, porch, or sundeck from boring and ordinary to a stunning outdoor living area your family and guests will . . . Read more

Types of Manufactured Decking

Beyond wooden decking materials, there are several other options available to help you build the deck of your dreams. Learn more about composite and vinyl decking to decide which is the best choice for building a new deck to enhance your home or business. Composite Decking Composite decking is decking . . . Read more

Types of Wood Decking

Decks are subjected to the elements, foot traffic, pets and other animals, plus the weight of any items that may be stored there, so they must be strong and durable. When done correctly, a deck will not only add beauty to a home, but it can also add value. When . . . Read more