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The Deckorators Pro Summit—What It Is and How To Reach It

At Deckorators®, we value your loyalty and feedback. That’s why we created the 2018 Deckorators Pro Summit, an all-inclusive trip to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for the 10 Certified Pro contractors with the most Deckorators sales. The inaugural Pro Summit will host our 10 partners with the most Deckorators sales recorded to their Certified Pro rewards account between Jan. 1 and Nov. 30, 2017. We’ll fly the group to Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for three days and two nights of educatio...

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3 Ways To Enhance Deck Safety For Clients

May is Deck Safety Month®, and we’re proud to be a NADRA Deck Safety Ambassador. When you’re planning composite deck installations or improvements this year, consider these three ideas to enhance the safety and enjoyment of your clients’ outdoor living spaces. 1. Take The Stairs Out Of Play. A staircase can be a hazard to children and a source of stress for parents. An adjustable deck gate can create a safer space and peace of mind for clients with growing families. Our b...

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5 Easy Steps to Prep Your Deck by Memorial Day

With Memorial Day right around the corner, it’s time to spring clean your outdoor living space. Your deck is the center of summer activity – from grilling and eating outdoors to play and entertaining. 1. Clean Your Deck It is important to keep leaves and other materials that can stain off your deck year-round. Sweep off your deck boards and make sure to clean out the spaces between the boards. We recommend using soap or detergent mixed with water to remove any marks or dirt from your...

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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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