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.
Just like deciding what material to use to build your deck, when choosing a railing you have just as many, and sometimes even more options to choose from. Deck railing comes in all kinds of colors, materials, and shapes. This article will walk you through the most popular options and why you might want to choose each one.
When you start the construction for your new deck, it's important to start with a strong foundation, just like building a house. If you are planning on doing this yourself, this article will be a great point to start. We will explain what are deck footings, foundation, and how to do it right. So your deck will be strong and sturdy for years to come.
Pressure-treated wood is a building material that has been infused with chemical preservatives to make it more durable and prevent rot, mold, and harmful insects. They invented this method of treatment because any wood that is in contact with the ground or moisture for long periods become enticing for insects and speed up natural decay, so untreated wood may only last a year or two. Because of this pressure-treated wood is one of the most popular materials used for deck building, that's why we went ahead and made a complete guide on this topic to answer all of your questions.
When choosing deck lighting, it's always good to know your options. In general, you are going to choose solar lights or wired lighting. Here we will explain to you what option is best for your deck and when to use either a solar light or a wired light and why.
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.
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