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Building a Deck Around the Pool? 5 Things to Remember

The color of your deck matters. Whether you are choosing a synthetic decking color or the color of stain for your wood deck, consider that darker deck floor colors will attract more heat. So, a lighter color will feel cooler to your bare feet. Choose your deck materials wisely. With the wet conditions around a ...

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Getting Your Deck Ready for Summer

I know as a deck builder I shouldn’t admit this, but I never seem to get around to giving my deck a good cleaning before winter arrives, So if you are like me, when spring finally comes, and the snow melts off your deck, it needs a serious cleaning.If you own a pressure washer, this ...

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Choosing Your New Deck

I know it may seem a bit premature to talk about shopping for a new deck. As I write this, we have a fresh layer of snow on the ground and it is a frigid 10 degrees outside. But we are approaching the end of February, and spring is just around the corner. So I ...

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8 Under-Deck Design Ideas to Fill Your Empty Space

Have you thought about using the space under the deck, or is it an idea that never sparked your interest? Some people prefer to keep the area open, whereas others prefer it closed off. Our owner, John, loves to design decks and get the most out of the space. He has eight ideas to fill ...

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Pros and Cons of Vinyl Wrapped Composite Decking

Vinyl Wrapped Composite is the newest type of decking on the market. We have been using the Timbertech version of it for several years. It is pretty much what it sounds like, the old composite type of decking, wrapped in a vinyl shell. The big advantage to using a composite core for deck boards, is ...

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Pros and Cons of Vinyl Decking

We here at Decks R Us are big fans of the latest versions of Vinyl decking, especially the Azek brand. We began using Azek back in 2005 when it was still sold under the Procell brand. This decking is made much like the older composite type, but is 100% plastic. It is available in many ...

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Pros and Cons of Traditional Wood Decks

In this second part of our five part series on the pros and cons of different types of decking, we will look at the more traditional wood deck boards. Wood Decking There are two species of wood traditionally used by deck builders. Cedar has been a staple of deck builders for a long time due ...

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Pros and Cons of Hardwood Decks

Finding the right decking for your new deck can be a bit overwhelming. Hardwood or Pressure Treated wood? Composite or Vinyl? And if you decide to go with something man-made, there are dozens of options and hundreds of opinions out there. Decking can be be put into 5 simple categories, Hardwood, Traditional Wood, Vinyl, Composite, ...

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Endurance Step Riser Lights

Low-voltage deck lights are becoming popular for some very good reasons. They provide a nice gentle glow to your deck and they also can also provide additional safety for steps and pathways. In Pennsylvania, for example, it is required by code that any outdoor steps are illuminated. If you don’t have an outdoor light in ...