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.
Creating a custom deck with a DIY deck frame is an excellent method to add a one-of-a-kind piece of outdoor living space to your home. While constructing a deck frame isn't as simple as nailing several boards together, it is a doable DIY project - provided you have the appropriate knowledge and assistance. That's where The Deck Store comes in to help you with your joist plan and spacing strategy.
DekPro is a leader in the decking industry, providing homeowners and contractors with top-quality aluminum railing, balusters, lighting, and cable rail. Their Prestige Deck Railing system is one of the easiest to install on your own – no contractor required! This heavy-duty aluminum product boasts a sophisticated style at an affordable price point while being powder coated for maximum durability. Plus, DekPro offers a limited lifetime warranty for added peace of mind. So whether you’re looking to build or upgrade your outdoor space yourself or hire a professional, DekPro has got you covered!
If you're planning a deck project, Trex Select Decking is a great option to consider. This unique composite decking is made from recycled materials, delivering both elegance and affordability. It's also durable, with a high-performance shell to resist stains and molds better than traditional composites.
Looking for a top-quality composite decking option? Trex Lineage might be the perfect fit for your needs! This new composite decking from Trex is made to last, with a subtle wood grain finish that will give your outdoor space an updated and polished look. Trex lineage is also super easy to maintain - no more sanding or staining required!
The Deck Store is proud to offer Trex Transcend, the perfect decking material for any homeowner. This decking is durable, weather-resistant, made of composite materials, and will never rot or warp. It comes in a variety of colors and styles to match any home, and is easy to install so that you can do it yourself.
Building a deck can add value to your home and increase your living space without the expense of adding an additional room to your house.
Composite decks are great. They last longer than wood decks, are water resistant, and look fantastic but they do need a little TLC every now and then. Even if composite decks require much less maintenance than real wood decks, they require some cleaning and care to keep the material in tip-top shape. Below are some tips on how to care for composite decks.
Every couple of years deck owners must add the task of staining the deck to their project list. Usually, this only takes a couple of hours to do and is quite a simple task, but there are tons of questions out there when it comes to this project. You probably have heard to do it in cloudy, cool weather, thicker coats last longer, and your new deck needs to sit for a couple of months before applying the stain. Are these true? Or myths that have been shared among others for years? Below you’ll find the most common questions we are asked and what the answers are to each one.
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.