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August 16, 2017

The Four Major Parts of Your Deck and What Danger Signs to Look Out For

By Carl Zellhofer / Decking on 16 Aug 17

Decks are made up of four major parts. When any of these wear out or break, you run the risk of deck collapses or failures. Ledger The ledger board is the flat piece of lumber – usually treated – that connects the deck to the house. When built and connected...

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July 21, 2017

Collapses, Breaks, and Failures Recent Deck-Related Tragedies

By Carl Zellhofer / Decking on 21 Jul 17

Over 40 million decks in the US were built more than 20 years ago, according to the North American Deck and Railing Association. Because decks are highly exposed, they are quickly affected by rain, snow, wind, and other elements, and wear out much faster than the rest of your house....

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February 22, 2017

Design Consultation for New Deck Build

By Emily Albert / Decking on 22 Feb 17

Building a new deck is fun!  In addition to the construction elements of strength, quality, and architecture, design plays a huge role.  Whether you opt for wood or wood alternative, create a beautifully designed deck.  Work with a deck company that offers complimentary design consultations.  Use the meeting to explore...

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February 20, 2017

Do Composite Decks Get Too Hot?

By Emily Albert / Decking on 20 Feb 17

There are so many advantages to composite decking.  Home owners spring for the investment because of the value in a maintenance free deck.  Although, all great things come with a few concerns.  One big question buyers ask is if composite decks get too hot.  Given the nature of deck enjoyment,...

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February 17, 2017

Enjoy a New Composite Deck in 2017

By Emily Albert / Decking on 17 Feb 17

This year is the year!  You know you want a better outdoor living space and a new deck is the key.  If you are building new, you might as well consider wood alternative decking. That’s right, we mean composite.   Composite decking comes with plenty of benefits that make it the...

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