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How Much Will My Deckorators Composite Deck Cost?

When it comes to any home improvement project, cost is a major consideration. Whether you are taking the DIY approach or hiring a contractor, taking the time to understand the costs associated with your project is important. There are three factors you need to consider: size, materials and labor. Size The size of your composite deck plays a significant role in the overall cost of your project. Traditional square and rectangular-shaped decks tend to be more affordable and DIY-friendly compared to...

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5 Ways to Carry Interior Trends Outside

Most of us have heard the phrase “bringing the outside in,” but how about turning your attention to “bringing the inside out”? Making an outdoor space an extension of your home’s interior means you’ll have not only an extra “room” to enjoy but also a harmonious flow between both areas. By using the best materials, colors and styles available, you’ll be able to beautifully blend the boundaries. Get On Board With Gray Colors play a big part in ...

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Build More Than Just a Deck

If you’re heading down the road of updating your outdoor living space, you may wonder what you can add to customize the outside of your home besides a new deck. At the onset of such a large project, many homeowners take a step back and evaluate the outside of their home as a whole, often leading them to consider what additional items they may want during the construction process. While working with professional contractors, it often makes sense to book all outdoor renovations at once, rath...

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How to Choose a Deck Board

Building a new deck is a big project to take on, but one with a large return on investment. Choosing the right materials is likely the most important, yet the most difficult decision to make during the planning process. The word “composite” is used frequently, but with so many options, how do you know which is best? We’ve outlined the key features and benefits between choosing traditional lumber, wood-plastic composite and mineral-based composite. Treated Lumber Decking Histor...

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4 Ways to Create Your Backyard Oasis

Regardless of the amount of time that you spend in your backyard, your outdoor space should be enjoyed to the fullest. Whether you work from home or only have the opportunity to enjoy your backyard after your commute, you should get the most out of your outdoor living space. Create your own outdoor oasis with these four tips. Privatize Your Deck If you want to add a secluded space to your backyard, consider adding a privacy panel. Modern panels can be constructed with treated lumber, lattice or ...

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4 Spring Maintenance Tips for Your Home's Exterior

Warmer weather is upon us, which means we finally break free from a long winter season of being cooped up indoors and spend the longer evening hours outdoors. As we head into the spring season, there is typically maintenance to complete to your home’s exterior and landscaping to get you into the full swing of summer. Clean Your Deck and Home Exterior Your deck, patio, driveway and siding probably took a beating over the past year. Falling leaves likely left tannins that stain flat surfaces...

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What is a Deck Inlay?

If you’re just starting to plan a new deck build, you may hear the term “inlay” being used as you start your research. An inlay is a design made with deck boards that can be simple or complex. Typically, a fair amount of work and detail is required to properly and safely install the boards to complete the design. Integrating an inlay into your deck is a great way to let your style and creativity shine. Just as your home interior may have unique accent pieces and colors, an inl...

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Turn Your Deck Into a Living Space

Decks are no longer a simple addition to the outside of your home. Much like any other living area, you can add components that can turn the outside of your home into a luxurious living space. We’ve listed some unique, impactful features you can add to your deck to get more enjoyment from your outdoor space. Next-Level Kitchens Your deck can handle more than a simple grill; try adding a full outdoor kitchen! A local Certified Pro can help you plan the best placement for your kitchen featur...

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Build Your Dream Deck

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 (o...

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Color Combinations for 2021

Composite decking choices continue to grow as manufacturers add color choices, features and longevity. New for 2021, we have launched a whole new line of decking – Deckorators® Trailhead, with three color choices, and introduced two new colors to our Vista decking line: Trailhead Ridgeline Trailhead Pathway Trailhead Canyon Vista Silverwood Vista Dunewood   Our newest line of decking: Trailhead, in Pathway, Ridgeline and Canyon. Our Vista line features four p...

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