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Enjoy the atmosphere of a fire pit on your deck






Decks are a versatile outdoor space are used for many functions.  It is very common to have a gas grill on your deck but how about a fire pit?  Having wood or charcoal fire on a wood or composite deck … Continue reading






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Deck trends for 2011






The last few years have brought big changes to outdoor decks.  With the slowing economy and people staying in their homes longer it has changed the deck market.   The size of the average deck is getting smaller and homeowners … Continue reading






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Hidden fasteners will enhance the look of your deck.






You do not need to have screw heads spoiling the look of your deck. Most decks are attached with either nails or screws. This can cause your deck boards to crack and the heads of the fastener shows and can … Continue reading






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Best looking composite deck material






Composite decking has been on the market for years now and the looks of the deck boards is not always very attractive. Many composite deck manufactures have tried to make their products look like wood and have the durability of … Continue reading






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Enjoy the space under your deck.






Many homeowners have decks with a large space under them. They cannot use the space very well because water drips through the deck down onto the surface below. You can utilize the space under your deck, giving you more area … Continue reading






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Deck lighting will make your deck more enjoyable






Your deck can be enjoyed at night. The evening is the perfect time to use your deck. The sun is not shining on you and it is not hot. To make your deck usable at night you need some kind … Continue reading






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Composite decking trends






Composite decking has been around for 15 years now and  much has been learned about its use and durability. Many companies have gone out of business as their products did not last, and they had high warrantee claims.  Trex the … Continue reading






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Caring for your redwood deck






Redwood is naturally resistant to decay and insects, but it does need protection from the sun and water. Exposure to the sun causes your redwood deck to dry out and shrink. When water gets on it it expands causing splitting … Continue reading






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Deck Handrail Options






When building a deck handrail there are several options to choose. You can build railing out of wood, metal, vinyl or composite. Wood is the cheapest option and you can use redwood, cedar or treated wood. Wood railings can be … Continue reading






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What is the best deck material






When it comes to building a deck there is a wide choice of materials to build it with. You can pick from wood or composite materials. Each one has its advantages and disadvantages. If the lowest initial price is the … Continue reading






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