Deckorators Blog

Always innovative, always diverse, our decking, railing and accessories will enhance your outdoor project for years to come.

Unlocking the Vault

New Deckorators Vault composite decking is a giant leap forward in wood-alternative decking. Find out what makes Vault so extraordinary — and what it can do for your deck-building business — in our Vault FAQ for contractors. What makes Deckorators Vault decking “a giant leap forward”? Made with patented EovationsTM technology, Deckorators Vault composite decking delivers the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio, and unmatched stability. In technical terms, it ha...

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Prep for Planning Season

Are You Ready for Planning Season? Deck planning season is upon us! And we're here to support professional deck builders with programs, tools and insight to bolster your business — now and throughout the year. Certified Pro and Pro Programs Increase your business opportunities, receive benefits and earn rewards by joining the Deckorators Certified Pro program, our preferred-status program for professional deck installers. Or, get a business boost and take a first step toward aligning ...

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5 Deck Design Trends for 2016

Homeowners have an evolving desire for decks with unique style and a personal touch. That makes keeping up with the newest design trends a must for any deck builder. Follow these five deck design trends to make customers happier — and achieve greater success — in 2016. 1. Homes are being transformed into “living zones" Homeowners are looking to turn their interior and outdoor living spaces into one “living zone” that fits their lifestyle and taste. There’s bud...

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3 Tips for Installing and Cleaning Cable Railing

With a minimalist look and uncommon versatility, our new Cable Railing can give any deck a contemporary vibe. Use our simple tips to make sure your cable rail starts and stays beautiful. 1. Use only rust-free tools. It’s critical to avoid using rusty tools when installing a cable railing system. Rusty tools can leave rust deposits on the surface of fittings almost immediately. We highly recommend using a new 5/8” chrome-plated socket to protect fittings from rust and discoloration....

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Remodeler Creates Heaven with DeckExpo Prize

Elliott Pike was returning to his hotel room from Remodeling Show/DeckExpo/JLC Live 2014 when he received a call from an unfamiliar number. The Alabama builder/remodeler couldn’t believe the mystery caller’s words: Pike had won $15,000 worth of Deckorators products in a random drawing at DeckExpo. “I thought it was a joke,” he says. We recently caught up with Pike to see how he used that serious prize package. Before the surprising call ended, Pike knew how he wo...

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