deck advice

Enjoy cool Fall evenings on your deck

The hottest new thing, (sorry I couldn’t resist,) in outdoor living this year has, been adding fire pits to our decks. This makes total sense to me, I find few things more relaxing then sitting around a fire with friends and family. This will also help to maximize your deck investment by increasing the time you can spend outside. We have installed a few different types of fire pits for our customers, here are some of the choices. Wood Fired For this type of fire pit you will need a paver base under it to absorb the heat. All of...

Pros and Cons of Traditional Wood Decks

Custom deck builders Decks R Us explains the pros and cons of traditional wood decks.
In this second part of our five part series on the pros and cons of different types of decking, we will look at the more traditional wood deck boards. Wood Decking There are two species of wood traditionally used by deck builders. Cedar has been a staple of deck builders for a long time due to it’s high acid content and natural weather resistance. On the East Coast, Pressure Treated Pine is the #1 type of wood used for decks. Cedar Decking A beautiful wood that resists rot and decay, Cedar wood is readily available at most lumber yards. However...

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...