How Long Will My Deck Last?

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A low-maintenance composite deck works well for this platform style.

Whether you are thinking about adding a deck to your yard this summer for outdoor fun, or wondering how long it will be until you have to replace your current deck, chances are you’d rather be enjoying your yard and not worrying about the deck itself. A bit of planning before building or replacing your deck can go a long way in making your deck worry-free for 25 years or more!

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Outdoor deck design: Railing styles and materials

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A simple wood deck railing, painted white to contrast with the natural deck.

A deck railing is more than just a safety feature that keeps you from falling over the edge of the deck. It’s also an element of design that can set your yard apart from the rest. When you’re choosing a new deck or thinking about upgrading your existing deck, you should think about your railings, […]

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The Safe Way to Remove Snow and Ice from Your Deck

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When a winter storm hits and snow piles up on your deck, do you know what you’re supposed to do? Snow and ice can make your yard treacherous, and for many homeowners, it’s best to remove them. Unfortunately, improper snow removal can seriously damage any deck, whether it’s wood or composite, but wood generally requires […]

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5 Ways to Stop Your Deck from Becoming a Slip and Slide

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It’s one of your worst nightmares: someone gets injured on your property. Among the most common types of accidents are slip and fall accidents, and as we brace ourselves for the winter, we need to ensure they don’t happen. Many of these accidents happen on decks. Therefore, if you have a deck, it’s important to […]

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Deck Railing Ideas that Will Revolutionize Your Outdoor Space

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When designing a deck for your yard, you may not put much thought into the railings. Many homeowners choose a material for their deck and just assume that the railings will be made out of the same material. Now, isn’t that a little bit boring? Part of the reason decks have railings is for safety, […]

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Can Your Porch Weather the Fall? With These 5 Tips It Can

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Fall is the prime time to enjoy your porch. The weather is just right–not too hot and not too cold. You can just grab a light jacket and get outdoors! You may be thinking about using your outdoor time to do some fall decorating. Setting up your spooky Halloween decorations–and/or your general festive fall decorations–is […]

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5 Fall Deck Cleanup Tips You Need to Know

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We may have reached the end of summer barbeques and cold lemonade, but your deck should continue to be a fixture in your backyard. Luckily, fall weather brings much more comfortable temperatures for working in your yard. Once winter rolls around, this will cease to be true, so now is the best time to take […]

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7 Ways to Upgrade Your Deck for Better Outdoor Living

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There’s nothing like hanging out on your deck and spending quality time with friends and family. If you already have a deck, we don’t have to tell you that—you know about the benefits of having a great outdoor space. However, believe it or not, it is possible to upgrade your deck and make it even […]

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How to Care for Vinyl and Composite Decking

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Many homeowners opt for vinyl or composite decking because of the low maintenance properties of these materials. While wood decking is a beautiful and natural choice for any yard, you may simply want to enjoy your deck without dealing with the frustration of frequent staining or repainting.

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Deck Out Your Deck for the 4th of July

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Deck out your deck for the 4th of july

Even though Independence Day occurs at the same time every year, many people find themselves scrambling for July 4th party decorating ideas at the last minute. Your décor can make or break your outdoor party, but never fear! A little creativity and a lot of color is all you need to set off some (figurative) fireworks […]

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