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Deck Design 101 Where Do I Start

You've decided to add a new deck to your home. Great choice! The first step is to choose a few key design elements that will best suit your needs and taste. While the size of your house and yard — along with your budget — will influence your options, there are a lot of choices to be made during this important planning phase. Standard or Custom Layout? If you have a smaller backyard, a limited budget or prefer the minimalist approach to outdoor spaces, you'll likely choose a simple d...

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3 Tips for Planning Custom Decks

Deckorators® surveys show that your clients want personalized decks with outstanding appearance, performance and value. Use these three tips to plan outdoor living spaces that check every box on their wish list.  1. Evaluate Your Product Options  With so many composite decking brands and products to choose from, contractors should start their planning with research. Dig into new product information and talk to your local dealer about the available options. Compare the features and...

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5 Deck Design Trends for 2017

Deck planning season is underway, and your customers are looking to you for design inspiration and expertise. We’re here to help with our list of five deck design trends for 2017. 1. Distressed Decking Distressed hardwood flooring continues to be a very popular interior design element. Homeowners gravitate to the rustic beauty of distressed hardwood. Now the warm, weathered flooring style is flowing into outdoor living. Decking manufacturers are introducing low-maintenance decking that mim...

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New Postcovers Make Design Upgrades Easy

Looking for an easy way to add stunning detail to a deck, porch or pergola? Consider new Deckorators® two-piece postcovers. Our two-piece stone postcovers come in gray cobblestone and beige stacked stone, offering you the opportunity to turn ordinary deck and porch posts into striking natural-looking pillars. You can add them  to existing posts for an interesting textural upgrade, or incorporate them into a completely new design. Like all Deckorators postcovers, the two-piece options f...

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Introducing Deckorators Dexerdry

Now you can get a revolutionary weatherproofing solution from your single source for exciting and innovative deck products: the new Dexerdry® from Deckorators®!  Deckorators Dexerdry is a simple, easy-to-install weatherproofing system that enables you to create dry zones under raised decks and eliminate water issues from ground-level decks. With Dexerdry, it’s possible to add coveted outdoor living space and storage areas beneath decks with the confidence that they will not be...

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Vault Locks Up This Old House Top 100 Honor

This Old House magazine recently revealed its Top 100 Best New Home Products of 2016. Only one deck board made the respected magazine’s annual list of “game-changers” and “must-haves”: Deckorators Vault composite decking.  Chosen by the publication’s editorial team, the Top 100 names the most innovative and forward-thinking products in seven categories. Deckorators Vault earned one of just 14 spots in the Best New Building Products of 2016 category. ...

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4 Tips to Winterize your Deckorators Deck

Harsh winter weather can take a toll on a deck. Our composite decking is made to endure the elements, but there are a few simple things homeowners should do now to make sure their deck emerges from winter as beautiful as ever. Finish Fall Cleanup Start to winterize a Deckorators composite deck by removing lingering leaves and any other organic materials that have accumulated on the deck and between the deck boards. Doing away with this debris will minimize staining and mold growth. Also, re...

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Bring Simplicity and Style to Stair Rail Installation

Deck stair railing installation is often tricky, but easy-to-install connectors can help. Deckorators® offers bracket solutions to make your composite and aluminum stair railing installations fast, simple and, of course, stylish. Deckorators offers two types of stair rail brackets within our CXT composite and ALX aluminum Deckorators railing systems: U-brackets and external brackets. Both are designed to help you attach railings quickly and accurately, but each gives your customers unique ae...

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ALX Railing is a Keeper for Dream Finders

When award-winning national homebuilder Dream Finders landed a major townhouse project in Colorado, purchasing manager Rick Lambert went looking for a deck railing system that can be elusive—one with complementary style and the durability to withstand weather extremes. Lambert explained his company’s challenges and railing choice in a recent conversation. Q. How did the Silver Meadows Townhomes project come about? A. Dream Finders is a growing national builder headquartered in Jacks...

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An Average vs Beyond Ordinary Deck

Deckorators® will help take your outdoor living space from “average” to extraordinary. But, what exactly is “average”? Until now, the average deck has consistently been between 300 to 350 square feet; however, in recent years, we’ve seen the average deck size  crest over 400 feet in some regions of the country.  For example, in 2015 in the Northeast, the average deck size was 406 square feet, up significantly over 2014. Some of this growth on the outs...

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