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Turn Your Patio From Slab To Fab

As the outdoor living industry continues to evolve, homeowners are starting to turn basic concrete patios into more interesting outdoor living spaces with less maintenance by covering them with a composite deck. Some may wonder if you can build a composite deck over a concrete slab. The answer is yes. If you're looking to give your boring, concrete patio a refresh and make it look updated, resurfacing is an uncomplicated option. Here are a few considerations before you take your patio from slab...

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Build With A Deckorators Certified Pro

Are You Ready for Building Season? Not up to speed on the latest trends? Don’t have experience in major outdoor renovations? Is your calendar too hectic for home projects? Not to worry. We understand choosing a decking contractor is a big decision. Customers want quality products, superior customer service and an experienced partner. Our Certified Pros meet these criteria as trained, licensed and insured installation professionals.   By utilizing a Deckorators Certified Pro, you can...

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Spring Spruce-Ups For Your Outdoor Space

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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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 de...

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2022 Outdoor Living Trends

Planning on tackling a new deck build or renovation in 2022? If so, congratulations! Now is the perfect time to start planning for the coming spring. To help spark some ideas, we’re sharing some of the hottest outdoor living trends you can expect to see in 2022. Customized Spaces It’s no surprise that more and more people are moving away from cookie-cutter decks towards established outdoor areas designed for dining, lounging, cooking, and more. Deck inlays (What is a Deck Inlay?) a...

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We Stand Behind Our Product

When deciding on the material for your project, aesthetics and maintenance often top the list of considerations. But what about performance and peace of mind? Here are three reasons why we stand out among our competitors regarding our industry-leading warranties: 1. Structural with Stain & Fade Protection Deckorators Decking protects against splinters, corrosion, warping and fungal decay - making it one of the most stable decking solutions on the market. Staining from common food spills or ...

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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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