Softwood Decks vs Hardwood Decks

Softwood Decks vs Hardwood DecksTime for an outdoor decking? You are likely wondering whether to get a deck made of softwood or hardwood. Since their qualities differ and hence, their performance, longevity, and maintenance needs differ too, this is a serious decision.

Keep in mind that choosing between softwood decking and hardwood decking is not about choosing the good over the bad. Both choices are excellent – it only depends on what you need, what you like, what you want, and what you expect. Read More

Advantages & Disadvantages of Pressure-Treated Decks

Advantages & Disadvantages of Pressure-Treated Decks

Pressure-treated decks are popular and this fact alone underlines the advantages of this type of wood. As is the case with all materials, pressure-treated wood has some downsides too. And since you are likely considering building a pressure-treated wood deck, you need the details that will shape your decision. Should we start?

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Replace or Fix Decks?

deck constructionAn experienced deck builder will tell you this: deciding whether to fix or replace your wooden deck is not easy. That’s because not all decks are made of the same wood species. Then not all decks are in the same condition or have to tolerate the same climatic conditions. Plus, not all of them are 100 years old either. And don’t forget that decks are more than the boards you step on. If most components – of those you don’t see, are rotten, damaged, broken, or warped, it’s best to get a new deck even if you keep the boards nice and shiny. On the other hand, if just one post rots, it may be hard to replace it but there’s no need to replace the entire deck. Simply put, each case is different. Read More

How to Make Your Deck Winter Friendly

make your deck winter friendlyHaving invested in a beautiful cedar or ipe deck, some gorgeous garden furniture, even an outdoor kitchen, it is with a rather heavy heart that you close the sliding doors and get back inside for some living room cocooning when it gets a bit chilly. Read More

Deck Installation for Superb Backyard Transformation

Deck4Before you toss the number of the deck contractor near you, think of all the wonders a pro can do at your neglected backyard. You might not spend many hours outdoors but then again, a beautiful wood deck will create plenty of opportunities. Read More

The Best Ways to Customize Outdoor Decks

Deck3The point of getting custom decks is to have the structure made to your own personal aesthetics and the requirements of your landscape. Your garden is special and so is your family’s expectations and your personal taste. Before you turn to a local deck contractor, you need to know basics like the location, the size, or the material. You also need to consider your lifestyle, Read More

Detached vs Attached Outdoor Decks

Deck4Who doesn’t love the idea of opening the sliding doors and exit to a beautiful wood deck? But having an attached outdoor decking is not always a great idea. That’s where the freestanding decks come to the rescue. But wait a minute! Aren’t freestanding decks the ones we see further away from the home structure? Read More

The Most Popular Outdoor Decking Types and Locations

deck sandblastingThe simplest outdoor decking design can increase the value of your home and promise memorable times. The good news is that the designs and the style possibilities are nearly endless, especially if you work with an experienced deck contractor. But there’s always the question of the location. There’s the question of which type to choose too. And you need to decide on these two matters even before you select the material. Whether you choose ipe, pressure-treated, mahogany or cedar outdoor decking, it’s vital for you to know where it will be placed. Read More

How to Find the Best Deck Contractor

Deck colorA well-built deck will open your outdoor activity horizons, increase the home value, make everyone in your family happy, be the ultimate spot for entertainment and never be the reasons for safety concerns. The benefits of sound deck building bring us to our main topic today. This is not a job you should do or leave to a handyman. There are too many things at stake if something goes wrong. The good news is that there are many deck companies out there. But key to ensuring a sound and solid construction is the qualifications of the pros. And so here we are going to tell you how to find the best deck contractor.

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