Frequently Asked Questions

We prefer to be contacted by email from our Contact Page so your issue can be properly routed and handled quickly. Our Contact Page also lists other contact means if email is not an appropriate option for you or your issue.
The Deck Store does have a showroom in Apple Valley, MN. Many of the items we sell online are available for Store Pickup. Choose that option when checking out & we will email or call when your order is ready. Items that are shipped direct from Manufactures or Distributors are not available for Store Pickup. You may visit us at our showroom for friendly and helpful local advice anytime! Please view our Contact Page for hours and location.
Please Contact Us by email as quickly as possible and ensure you reference both order numbers. We will place the newest of the orders you reference on hold while we attempt to confirm with you at the contact information provided during the order process. If we are unable to contact you at the provided contact information within 24 hours, the order will be released for processing and shipment.
All orders placed are final. Please place another order with the item you missed. If the orders are placed at nearly the same time, it is still very likely they will arrive to you on the same day. If the shipping on original order was free or discounted we may be able to provide a promotion code to waive additional shipping on qualified items.
If the order has already been submitted you will have to Contact Us by phone or email before it ships to amend any items it contained. If the order has already shipped, you are responsible for shipment of any unwanted items back to The Deck Store. Any such returns will be subject to our Refund Policy.

For all other questions, or for general inquiries or suggestions for our team, please feel free to Contact Us.

The Deck Store - Order Terms and Conditions

Effective September 15th, 2021

The Deck Store wants every customer to be completely satisfied with their order. If you need to return something to us, whether you're not quite happy with it or you bought too much, we're making it as simple as possible. We will no longer charge restock fees, & returns will be accepted up to 90 days. There are limitations, please read the entire Refund Policy for details. For damaged or defective items, see below.

All returns will need a Return Merchandise Authorization Number (RMA#). First, check the complete policy below to see if your item is returnable. Next, Contact Customer Service with your Order#, how many, & part numbers for items you wish to return. The more detail, the better. Any returns without a RMA# will be refused. RMA#s are valid for 14 days. Returned products MUST be in original packing & unused. Once inspected & approved, a refund will be issued by the same means of purchase. Refunds are calculated by the total amount paid for the product on your original invoice minus original shipping on Free Ship Items. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Once product has been inspected & deemed returnable, you will be credited & a copy of the refund sent to the email used to place the order. Return shipping costs are the customer’s responsibility. For answers to the most common questions, check our Returns FAQ page.

  • Returns cannot be accepted after 90 days from when the order was placed. Certain exceptions may apply due to backorders, shipping delays, or other setbacks. Contact Customer Service to see if that applies.
  • All returned items must be in their original box, complete, & unopened. Partial returns will not be accepted.
  • Some items may be shipped directly from a manufacturer's or distributor's warehouse. Direct shipped products may be required to be returned to the originating warehouse for credit. Refund will be issued after MFR processes return & credits us.
  • Product may be returned in person to save on return shipping costs. You still have to get a RMA# first.
  • Any refund or credit for exchange will be based on the value of the merchandise at the time of purchase.
  • If the order was purchased with a Free Shipping discount, the original shipping charges will be deducted from any refund we apply.
  • Return shipping costs are the customer’s responsibility unless the merchandise is being returned due to defect, or The Deck Store Online incorrectly filled the order.
  • Avoid rejected returns by verifying all the contents are in place. Don't write on product packaging, use original boxes to send back. Minimizing any shipping damage is crucial.
  • Any Return without Authorization will be refused.
  • The Deck Store reserves the right to decline any returns for items sent to us for any reason.

Non-Returnable Items:

  • All Decking is Non-Returnable
  • Special Order Items
  • Clearance Items
  • Custom Made Products - Example: Fire Pits, Deck Store Furniture
  • Any item Custom Cut for shipping purposes
  • Any item that was installed, used, or missing parts
  • Any item not in original packaging, or with packaging that has been opened
  • Any damaged item
  • Shipping costs on Free Ship items

Please Note: Shipping, Once Consumed, Cannot Be Refunded. Meaning, once an order has shipped, the shipping charges have effectively been spent and are non-refundable.

Decking & Special Order Items Cannot Be Returned.

If a Special Order item is received & is defective, a replacement will be sent once the defective product is returned. For defective products, a return shipping label will be provided at no charge via e-mail. Prior to a return label being submitted, The Deck Store Online must have a customer’s credit card on file. If the fixture is determined to be defective, a replacement will be shipped via Standard Ground service at no charge. If Expedited Shipping is requested, Expedited Shipping Fees will be charged to the customer. If the returned fixture is found to be in working condition or the problem is found to be from something like defective batteries, all shipping charges will be charged to the credit card on file. Some Special Order Items may have extended delivery times. For damaged decking, see below.

DeckPerks Orders

On any order DeckPerks were used to purchase items, the DeckPerks points will be refunded before any cash refund.


If you wish to exchange any items Contact Customer Service with that request. Typically, a Return Authorization will be sent for the items you no longer want, & you will need to place a new order for the items you do want.

Damaged Items

Carefully inspect your order upon arrival. If any damage has occurred Contact Customer Service. Include photos of the damage & the shipping boxes if possible. Items cannot be replaced until we receive photos of the damages.

For freight deliveries, particularly decking, if there is any damage, take pictures & inform the driver. Take a photo of the Delivery Receipt with the driver's note of the damage. Take note of the trailer number & Contact Customer Service. Any concealed damage must be reported within 5 days of delivery, after that, damaged products may not be covered. If you have any questions, please let us know.

Defective Items

The Deck Store will help all we can if you have a defective item. Defective items are subject to their particular Manufacturer's Warranty. We can contact the MFR on your behalf, it may be faster to contact them directly. Any item defective right out of the box, will be replaced asap. Contact Customer Service if you receive any defective products.

Canceled Orders

The Deck Store reserves the right to cancel any order. If you wish to cancel an order, Contact Customer Service with your Name & Order Number as soon as possible. Certain orders may not be able to be canceled due to manufacturer policies, time constraints, or shipping. We will make every attempt to fulfill cancelation requests.

You can find answers to the questions we get asked most often on our Frequently Asked Return Questions page. If you still need help, Email Customer Service & we will get back to you as soon as we can.