Since we've been eating, breathing and sleeping decks for years now, we sometimes forget that many folks don't know the difference between a "Rail post" and a "Spindle"… or a "Stair Tread" and a "Stair Riser"... So to help educate our customers, Decks R Us has outlined the major deck components and parts.
By looking at this before we come out to visit you, you probably will have a better idea if we forget and start speaking "deck language" and start getting really excited about fascia boards, deck railing, spindles, and floorboards.
In fact, you may want to print this page up for your reference. No matter which deck professional you go with, you'll need to know some of these terms when you have to pick which options you like.