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Endurance Step Riser Lights

deck lights, step lights, low voltage lighting
Low-voltage deck lights are becoming popular for some very good reasons. They provide a nice gentle glow to your deck and they also can also provide additional safety for steps and pathways. In Pennsylvania, for example, it is required by code that any outdoor steps are illuminated. If you don't have an outdoor light in your house near the deck steps, you may be required to install riser lights on your new deck steps. These Endurance lights are the perfect answer for you. They are much smaller than other step riser lights, but with their unique design, they provide plenty...

Pergolas and Arbors

pergola, cedar pergola, porch railings, wood railings
If you are looking for something to set your deck apart from the other decks in your neighborhood a pergola is a great choice. They can also provide a fair amount of shade depending on their configuration. If your new pergola will get a lot of sun, you may want to consider maximising your shade by adding a canopy underneath. We generaly install 3 types of pergolas, Cedar wood, Pressure Treated wood, or Vinyl. Wood pergolas are a good choice for some surrondings, but Vinyl ones are more poular because of their low-maintenance upkeep. Vinyl Pergolas are available in white...

Deck Benches

One of the best improvements you can make to your deck is to add a bench or a waterproof storage bench. Our benches are usually made out of the same materials as the decking. They are all custom made to fit your deck, whether you just want a small 4-foot long bench to fit in a corner, or a 30 foot long curved bench that runs all the way along the front. Our waterproof storage benches are also made from the same materials as the deck. They are coated with a sealant on the inside and the lids have rubber...

Where to start?

As I sit inside today looking out at the frozen world around me, sipping on my cup of coffee I can’t help but get a little excited. Because I know that we are half way through January, and in another 6 weeks or so, winter will start to ease its icy grip on us. While you are stuck inside, this time of year is perfect to get started planning your new deck. So below is a list of questions for you to ask yourself to help get started. What will you use the deck for most often? Answering this question...

Winter Deck Building

Over the years I have heard the familiar question often, so what do you do for work? My answer, I build decks, is almost always followed by another question, what do you do in winter time? To which I answer, I build decks. Here at Decks R Us we believe that building decks in winter is a great idea, we have been doing it since 2003. Despite its challenges, it has some advantages for us the builder as well as you the customer. One major advantage for us as a company, is we are able to specialize in one thing...

Winter Deck Care

Winter Deck Care
This time of year we get a lot of questions about ice and snow from our customers. Will it damage my deck if I leave the snow on it? What can I use to get the snow off my deck without damaging the floor boards? I will attempt to answer some of the more common questions for you guys. First of all, there are 3 basic types of deck boards, and the answer to the question may be different depending on which type you have. #1. CPVC decking, i.e. Azek, Clubhouse, Timbertech XLM #2. Composite decking (wood & plastic mixture)...