Build Your Dream Deck

Posted 11 January 2021 2:13 PM by Jase DeBoer

You may be the ultimate do-it-yourselfer who’s not intimidated by the thought of building your own deck. Even if you have little experience with building projects, there are some aspects of a deck build that you can accomplish on your own -- and in the comfort of your home. No matter your experience, we have the resources to help you start your outdoor building project!

Pick Your Perfect Color

Potentially one of the more exciting steps of planning your deck build is selecting the color (or colors) to pair with your home’s exterior. With an array of colors to choose from, it may be best to select a few samples for comparison. Simply choose up to five samples from our Sample Order page and have them shipped to your home for free! Don’t forget to select a sample or two for a picture frame border or breaker board.

Our Picture Frame Board in Dark Slate pairs well with all of our decking colors

Need additional inspiration before ordering? Mix and match decking with our Color Selector tool. Our Picture Frame Board in Dark Slate is always a popular choice for an accent, but feel free to use the tool to get creative. 

Build Your Deck Virtually

Have a vision of what you would like your outdoor space to look like but not sure how to make it come to fruition? We have an easy-to-use Deck Designer tool to get you started. Design your deck with the latest Deckorators® decking, railing and accessories. Choose your layout and mix and match decking and railing options all to match your personal taste and home’s exterior. The deck substructure automatically updates as you design. Once you have completed your design, you may download a complete list of job materials.

Get Ready to Build

Once you have downloaded your list of materials from the Deck Visualizer tool, use our Where to Buy tool to find the nearest home center, dealer or online retailer to purchase your materials. We have Installation Instructions ready to download for each of our projects.  

Are you more of a visual learner? We also have a YouTube channel full of instructional installation videos to help you along the way. If additional assistance is needed at any point during your deck build, we have customer support ready to assist. 

Building your dream deck isn’t as difficult as it seems!

If the idea of building a deck on your own seems overwhelming, you can always hire a local Certified Pro to plan and install your new deck! Find a contractor near you to get started.