1. Are Decks Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

    Are Decks Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

    Now that you can enjoy your new deck you may start to wonder what would happen if it got damaged, it did cost you a good amount of money anyways. A common question we get a lot is if your deck is covered under homeowners insurance. The answer varies from policy to policy but a good insurance policy typically has similarities. Let’s see if you’d be covered in the worst-case scenario situation.

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  2. How Long To Build A Deck? (Time It Takes For Each Step!)

    How Long To Build A Deck

    When it’s time to build a deck, you need to decide on the design, the material list, permits, your budget, and a few other things. This alone can take a couple of days or weeks depending on the season and how ornate your project is. The next question that pops into most future deck owners' heads is how long will this take to build. The answer is - It depends. Yes, I know it's not the answer many of us want to hear but it’s true. Let’s find out why some decks take a week to build and others months.

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  3. Can Decks Be Built In Winter? (5 Reasons Why You Should)

    Can Decks Be Built In Winter

    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!

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  4. Can Deck Cleaner Kill Grass? (3 Non-Toxic Natural Alternatives)

    Can Deck Cleaner Kill Grass?

    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.

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  5. The Best Fire Pit For Your Deck

    Ohio Flame Fire Pit

    When it comes to deck fire pits, there are a lot of options on the market. But which one is right for your backyard deck? Here at The Deck Store, we've created a list of the best fire pit we carry for your deck, based on our customer reviews and feedback.

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  6. Trex Enhance Composite Decking Product Spotlight

    Trex Enhance Composite Decking Product Spotlight

    Trex Enhance composite decking is the latest offering from Trex. This deck board offers homeowners a high-performance yet low-maintenance option that comes is affordable for any deck project.

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  7. How to Build and Design a Ground Level Deck

    How to Build and Design a Ground Level Deck

    Ground-level decks cost less and are easier to build than other standard decks. Here is what you should know before you begin designing your new deck.

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  8. Your Guide on How to Paint a Deck

    Your Guide on How to Paint a Deck

    Painting a deck is great to get that updated new look without spending a lot of money or hiring a professional. Paint acts a lot like deck stain where it also protects your deck from damage. Painting a deck that looks professional is not rocket science by any means but you will want to follow the steps below to get the best results.

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  9. Materials You Should Use for Your Pool Deck

    Materials You Should Use for Your Pool Deck

    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.

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  10. How to Refinish a Deck

    How to Refinish a Deck

    Wood decks wear and tear over the years and need to be stained every so often. This gives your deck the just-built look and a new life. It may seem like a daunting task to refinish your deck. Or maybe you don't know where to start. That's ok because The Deck Store experts are here to help.

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