How Long Does it Take for a Contractor to Build a Deck?
When you’ve hired a contractor to build a deck for your home, you may be wondering how long it will take to complete your project. While there are many factors to consider when determining [...]
Do I Need a Permit to Build a Deck?
If you are thinking about building a deck in the near future, there are a few things you will need to consider, one of which is whether you will require a permit to complete [...]
How Much Does it Cost to Build a Deck?
Having a deck built can really enhance the enjoyment you get from your outdoor space. While the sky is the limit on what you can do with a deck design, budget will always be [...]
What will my deck cost?
If you are in need of a new deck, your budget will certainly be a big factor when it comes time to make decisions on what that deck might look like. Many of us [...]
How to Bend Composite Decking
Most residential decks are square or rectangular, as that is the easiest type of deck to build. But adding curves to your deck can help to make it truly unique. And although bending composite [...]
Deck Railing Requirements
Depending on where you live and the height of your deck, certain standards must be met when constructing a deck railing. It must be safe and meet the appropriate building code. Here’s what you [...]
How to Install Composite Decking
Homeowners with decent DIY skills can usually install composite decking themselves if they choose. Since each decking brand may be slightly different, it is very important to follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Remember also that [...]
How to Build a Deck – Part #2 (Tools of the Trade)
What Tools Do I Need for Deck Construction? The simple way to create a tool list for almost any DIY project is to start by thinking through the project from the ground up and [...]
How to Build a Deck – Part #1
Considering building your own deck but aren't sure where to start? Throughout this series, we will present step by step instructions on how to build a deck. Step #1 in the process, is to [...]
What is the Janka Scale? (Janka Hardness Rating)
For those of us who can't resist the look and feel of real wood, the Janka Scale can be a valuable tool. While composite and vinyl decking are leading in the decking industry because [...]