The Deck Store has been helping home owners, business owners, and professional contractors better understand deck and patio construction for decades. We hope to expand the reach of that knowledge through our blog.
Before I started the project of cleaning my deck this weekend, a question popped into my head. After doing some landscaping in my backyard I was concerned the deck cleaning product could kill my grass and freshly planted flowers. I did a quick Google search but it was hard to find an answer so I decided to write this blog post so others with the same question can get a clear answer. I also wanted to add some amazing and easy-to-make all-natural cleaning products that I ran across during my research.
The Deck Store is based in Minnesota and we experience harsh winters 4 months out of the year and tons of our customers wait until summer to start building their new decks. Typically this is too late to start as by the time you have drawn up your plans, made your material lists, received all your materials, and then built your deck, it is almost fall. Now, many DIY builders think that it is simply not possible to build a deck during the winter months but contrary to popular belief there are several reasons why it is best to build during the cold. The best part about building in the winter? You can enjoy your deck in the spring and summer!
Get inspired with these deck design ideas, you will be able to turn your outdoor living space into a relaxing getaway for you and your family.
Nothing completes the look of your pool like a brand new deck does. Not only does a deck help with safety but also adds a modern look to the landscape. If you are ready to install decking by your pool or looking to upgrade an existing deck this article is for you. We go over everything you need to know and how to choose the best materials.
Have you decided to build an amazing new deck? The odds are good you might be getting lost in all the deck boards and decking materials that are available. Which decking material is best? Is the price of composite decking worth it? In this article, we go over each material you may want to use for your new deck.
During the 1990s, composite decking hit the deck construction scene and became a direct alternative to wood. Composite decking offers a similar look and feels to wood, but this material is also water-resistant and requires much less maintenance. Composite decking is a material that is a mixture of wood fibers and plastic that is melted together and goes through a "die" to create a wood-like shape and color. New composite decking materials combine the plastic core with an exterior layer of vinyl. Also known as WPC or wood-plastic composite.