4 Easy Steps to Build a Backyard Deck

Posted 18 July 2017 3:25 PM by Jase DeBoer

A great place to entertain. A home base for your grill. A relaxing setting to kick back with a beverage and enjoy the summer night. You might have any number of lifestyle reasons for building a deck in your backyard.

Classic Cedar Fireplace

Here's a financial one: a composite deck adds an average of $11,252 to the value of your home, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2017 Cost vs. Value Report. In fact, a composite deck is one of the few home improvement projects that had an improved return on investment last year.

Right from the start, composite decking increases the value of your home – and creates a new outdoor living space for you to enjoy for years.

Heritage Smokehouse decking with white railing and black Baroque balusters

So how do you complete your deck project?

  1. 1. Plan – What do you want in a deck? It can be a typical 12x12 square, or something more extraordinary. What color would you like? How about glass balusters or cable railing? You can personalize your deck with distinctive post caps, stone postcovers and lighting. Visit Deckorators.com for inspiration, scan our photo and video galleries, and begin imagining a fully functioning living room that happens to be outdoors.

  1. 2. Design – Now that you have an idea of what you want your deck to look like, it’s time to sketch it out. Try our free Deckorators® Deck Visualizer and add some definition to your vision. You can size and shape your deck, choose a decking style and add features like stairs, railing and balusters. Now you can customize your deck with accessories like deck stones and weather-proofing Dexerdry®.

  1. 3. Install – The Deck Visualizer generates a design report with a list of materials needed for a DIYer or contractor. You can get installation instructions for Deckorators projects, or you could hire a Deckorators Certified Pro to do the job. Enter your zip code to find a Deckorators-trained professional builder near you.

  1. 4. Enjoy – Invite your friends over to see what you’ve created. After the party, you can live worry-free on your ultra-low maintenance deck with 25-year stain & fade, structural, and removal & replacement warranties. Put your feet up, you’ve earned it.


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