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Using Your Summer Deck Upgrade to Showcase Your Personal Style

How much time did you spend contemplating your summer garden display? If you’re like the typical homeowner, probably a significant amount. Regardless of your preference for flower and plant type or color scheme, you likely considered a range of options before making your final selection. After framing it this way, why should brainstorming deck railing ideas be any different? After all, your sense of personal style is one that should permeate your home, inside and out! Further, why not compliment the traditional or modern tone you’ve set on the former by matching it with an upgraded deck railing enhancement? Read...

Reveal Your Deck’s Inner Beauty by Power Washing This Summer!

Spending the past few weeks getting acquainted with keeping ourselves occupied while indoors, it’s no wonder so many of us are considering how to make the most of our outdoor living space this summer! Whether you own a cherry, maple, oak, cedar or pine wooden deck, you might start to notice signs of wear as the transition to warm weather inspires more of us to soak in the sunshine. If you are unsure of whether relatively extreme options, such as chemical dark brighteners, are the right choice for your summer deck renew project, look no further. We’ll take a moment...

How to Style Your Deck: Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Construction Project

Your deck deserves to be a convenient and fun place to enjoy being outside with friends and family. Not every deck comes pre-installed with all of the bells and whistles like awnings and gazebos, but having them installed by professionals is always an option. If you are looking to make your deck the go-to spot for family gatherings and warm summer nights, check out some of these suggestions for ways to spice up your deck. Upgrade Your Railings If you have had your railings for a long time and are getting tired of their style or have noticed that they...

Deck Decor and Beyond

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Your deck should be an outdoor oasis; a place to enjoy great weather and cold drinks while making memories with family and friends. When it comes to creating a visually appealing and welcoming deck space, there are countless ways to go about furnishing. If you are serious about making your deck the talk of the neighborhood, check out some of these popular items that can serve as inspiration for your own deck project. Potted Plants One way to add some color and beauty to your deck is by adding potted plants . You can really liven up your deck with...

How to Price Out Your Deck

After countless long summers struggling with deck envy, you've decided it's finally time to design the deck of your dreams. A deck is a perfect way to increase your livable space, extending your world and ability to enjoy your home even more. Whether you're looking forward to throwing a backyard bash or welcoming the day with a cup of coffee under the trees, your deck is an add-on with many benefits. But how do you get from step one to a deck full of outdoor furniture? And most importantly, how much will this cost you? Dream a Little (or Big)...

Deck-orating for the Holidays

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Decks aren’t just for summertime. All year-round, they lead your family out the back of the house and into the yard. And at this time of year, everyone hopes to find a Winter Wonderland right off the deck. Get your deck ready for the holiday season, and transform it into a cozy destination to breathe in the cool winter air, catch snowflakes on your eyelashes, and sip hot cider snuggled under that blanket you stole from your sister. Even better, the deck also leads you and your guests into the garden to survey the winter landscape and perhaps start a...

Redecking: Refresh Your Deck Without Replacing

Is your deck losing its luster? If your deck is beginning to show wear and tear, or if it just needs a new look, you can refresh it with Redecking. You don’t need to completely build out a new deck in order to have the results you want. As long as the structure is sound, Redecking can save your deck - and your money. What is Redecking? Redecking preserves the original structure of a deck while sprucing it up. If the foundation of a deck is functional, then why waste it! Redecking saves the framing of a deck as long...

What is Azek Decking? An Overview

Azek Brownstone deck with Acacia border and custom White Vinyl railings
AZEK Decking AZEK Building Products manufacture capped polymer and capped composite decking under the TimberTech® product brand. Complementary products like railing, trim and molding, porches, lighting, under decking drain systems, accessories, and paver products match the deck styles and are categorized under their Pro and Edge lines. TimberTech AZEK™ composite decking is made of PVC (Polyvinyl chloride) capped with a scratch and stain-resistant polymer. Colors in this product will not fade, allowing homeowners to retain the same color over many years. The interior core of AZEK boards are made from 100% recycled plastic, which ads rigidity and impermeability to water...

Covered Deck Options

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From a point of interest in your landscaping to an additional room extending from your house, covered decks serve many purposes. They provide shade in hot weather and shelter in light rain, as well as a space to enjoy nature or scan the horizon. Whatever your need, an overhead structure will increase the usability of your deck or patio. To narrow down what type of structure works best for your property, consider what you’ll use the covered space for. Perhaps you need a dining space for family gatherings, a children’s play area, a point of interest, or a destination in...

Deck Maintenance Basics

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Neglecting to perform regular maintenance is one of the easiest ways to ruin your deck . This is why it’s crucial to take the time to care for your deck and help it stay in great condition. Here are some deck maintenance basics that you don’t want to skip over! Inspect Your Deck While it’s not exactly “maintenance,” inspecting your deck on a yearly basis is very important when it comes to increasing your deck’s longevity. Before you begin to perform deck maintenance, get an idea of what you’re working with by inspecting your deck for any problems. Are there...