Helpful Tips for a Quick DIY Deck Safety Inspection

1.Check the Quality of the Boards To start, inspect your decking.  For the most part, appearance shows the quality and strength of your decking boards.  Begin by looking for deep and long running cracks, splinters, or discoloration.  Bowed and curling boards present another red flag.  In addition to the safety hazard, the bending compromises their… Read more »

Collapses, Breaks, and Failures Recent Deck-Related Tragedies

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. That’s why it’s so important… Read more »

Design Consultation for New Deck Build

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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 your options and search for… Read more »

Do Composite Decks Get Too Hot?

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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, most people like walking barefoot. … Read more »