Creative Deck Board Patterns and Color Ideas for Homeowners

When it comes to choosing deck lumber, many homeowners think they have to pick a single color and call it a day. But did you know that you can actually go with multiple colors — and arrange them in different patterns, too? Your deck is an opportunity to let your uniqueness and creativity shine. With decking […]

9 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

9 Things to Know Before Building a Deck

If you have formidable DIY skills and the right tools, then you may be interested in one of the biggest projects a homeowner can take on: building a deck.  If you’re not so skilled with a hammer, you can still have a beautiful deck installed with the help of an experienced contractor. A well-built deck […]

5 Key Benefits of a Hidden Deck Fastening System

5 Key Benefits of a Hidden Deck Fastening System

When it comes to building a deck, the smallest details matter more than you’d think. You know about lumber types, ladders, and piling protection – but have you considered the actual pieces that hold your deck together? One of the handiest options available to you is a hidden deck fasteners. As the name would imply, these […]

5 Easy Deck Landscaping Ideas

5 Easy Deck Landscaping Ideas

If your deck is feeling a little sparse, now is the perfect time to spruce it up with some landscaping. Adding plants, shrubbery, fencing, and other simple decorations can add vibrancy and life to your deck. Fortunately, you don’t have to have a green thumb or a designer’s eye to decorate – there are plenty […]

5 Common Deck Problems You Need to Watch For

5 Common Deck Problems You Need to Watch For

It’s estimated that there are 30 million decks in American homes. Decks are brilliant–they give you a place to relax in summer, a place to spend time with your family, and they add value to your home. It’s easy to see why they’re so popular. Deck problems can jeopardize all of these good times. While […]

Family Fun: 7 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Deck Ideas

Family Fun: 7 Kid-Friendly Outdoor Deck Ideas

Do you ever look at your backyard and wish your family used it more often? A lush lawn is a wonderful thing, but having a deck can make your yard space more functional. And if you have kids, you need some great outdoor deck ideas to keep the whole family entertained. Below we’ve collected some […]

What’s the Proper Joist Spacing for Composite Decking?

What’s the Proper Joist Spacing for Composite Decking?

After weighing the options, you’ve decided you want to use composite material to build your deck. Composite decking, which is made from a combination of wood and plastic, lasts longer than traditional wood because it’s less prone to rotting, splintering, and insect damage. But to truly get the most out of your new composite deck, […]

7 Creative and Functional Deck Skirting Ideas

7 Creative and Functional Deck Skirting Ideas

An elevated deck just isn’t complete without deck skirting, which covers the empty, unsightly space between the trim and the ground. There are many creative ways to wrap your deck, from wood paneling to faux stone.  Deck skirts aren’t just nice to look at – we’ll also dive into some of their more practical uses, […]

How to Install Deck Railing Posts that Meet Code Requirements

How to Install Deck Railing Posts that Meet Code Requirements

As we discussed in our previous blog, “Do I Need Railing on My Deck?”, deck railing not only enhances the appearance of your deck, but also helps to keep children and pets safe. Whether you’re building a new deck or upgrading an existing one, installing your own deck railing can save you a bit of […]

Do I Need Railing On My Deck?

Do I Need Railing On My Deck?

If your deck is somewhat low to the ground, you may have chosen not to install a railing. Unfortunately, this choice isn’t always wise due to safety concerns, as well as code violations.  In this blog, we’ll explore the reasons why it is in one’s best interest to install a railing and the decking codes […]