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Prepping Your Deck For Summer Fun & Relaxation

If you are like my family, we spend a lot of time outdoors on our deck and in our backyard. So we are looking forward to the coming spring season, anticipating lots of campfires, smores, and chilling on the deck. But before all that, we need to make sure that the deck is clean and safe to use for the coming season. Whether you have a composite deck or a wood deck, we have some tips to help you with that. Inspect the entire deck: including underneath the deck if you are able. Check all the posts, railings, stairs, and...

Introducing Azek Deck Landmark Series decking

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Here at Decks R US, our favorite decking to work with is Azek Deck. We started using this decking back in 2004 when it was first made under the brand of Procell. The technology was bought by Azek Building Products in 2008, and it’s been called Azek Deck ever since. We love that it comes in a wide range of colors, is easy to work with, very durable, and is resistant to fading and staining. In fact since 2016, Azek has covered all their decking with a 25 year fade & stain warranty. This is on top of their lifetime...

Equipping Your Deck for Year Round Use

Wooden deck in autumn
You may be able to relate to the millions of households that have become more acquainted with creative ways to decorate or revise your home during 2020. One of the most popular ways to do so has certainly been revisiting options when it comes to maximizing your time outdoors, with deck and porch additions taking off over the summer. As we approach the Autumn and Winter months, you may be wondering which steps you can take to both protect and enjoy your outdoor addition or exterior home revision. Read on to learn more about weather-proofing your deck or porch, and...

Covered Decks: How to Boost Your Home’s Comfort and Privacy This Fall

covered deck with pillars
If there is one lesson we can bring with us into the autumn season, it is to appreciate sweater weather! The heat wave that has struck many parts of the country this summer might have you considering how to add shade or cover to your new or existing deck. Whether your porch is small, medium or large, there are a variety of ways you can both aesthetically enhance the appearance of your home while adding comfort and functionality to your life. Read on to discover how a covered deck or patio can provide a whole new world of social and...

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

Outdoor deck with furniture and decor
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

front porch deck with holiday decorations
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...