Outdoor Living Ideas

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How to Order Deckorators Cable Railing

Are you confused about how to order Deckorators® Contemporary Cable Rail? This guide explains the basic components that are used in this cable rail system. Of course, your own deck layout will determine the actual number and type of components you'll need. TAKE NOTE: A cable railing installation project is best handled by an experienced DIYer or a professional. If you aren’t familiar with deck-building practices and terms such as “on-center post spacing,” we recommend...

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2023 Outdoor Living Trends

Outdoor spaces are becoming very popular as people spend more time at home to relax and work remotely. Being outside is therapeutic for most and taking on a new project in your backyard is a great way to spend more time outdoors while creating an environment you and your loved ones can enjoy. With insight from leaders in the outdoor living industry, we’re sharing four up-and-coming trends that will allow you to get the most out of your outdoor space now and in the years to come. ...

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Small Deck Changes That Make A Major Impact

A few easy steps and simple additions to refresh your deck’s appearance can give your outdoor space a new personality. Give your deck new life with these small enhancements. Photo courtesy of Certified Pro Northern Outdoor Living Clean the Structure When was the last time you cleaned your deck? Even if you don't use your deck frequently, nature's elements leave layers of dust, dirt and grime that detract from its appearance. The easiest way to clean a deck is with soap and water. Once it ...

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5 Reasons To Build During The Fall Season

The best time to build your deck doesn’t always have to happen during the spring or summer seasons. Here are a few reasons why you should keep an open mind to building during the fall. Photo courtesy of Certified Pro FWD Construction Reduced Humidity In early fall, many of us enjoy a break from the summer’s heat. The sun is still shining, but it’s not too hot to complete your deck project. The foundation of your deck should be made out of pressure-treated lumber, but any kind ...

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The Ultimate Backyard Transformation

Your backyard is an extension of your home, so why not utilize the space to its fullest? Deckorators products were created with the intent that a deck should be enjoyed with family and friends not only today, but for years to come. This multilevel outdoor space is on another level and is one of the most elaborate deck projects we've seen. We collaborated with Deckorators Certified Elite Pro Sean Collinsgru, owner of Premier Outdoor Living. He specializes in creating full exterior living spaces ...

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Smart Solutions for Small Outdoor Spaces

Summer is here and outdoor festivities have officially begun. But accommodating backyard BBQs and family nights on the deck can pose a challenge for homeowners with smaller outdoor spaces. Maybe your deck space is an unconventional shape or you're concerned about squeezing in comfortable seating when hosting outdoor gatherings. Either way, these four recommendations will help create the illusion of a larger outdoor deck or patio—no matter your square footage. Think Perimeter Seating Put ev...

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Safety First! Check Your Deck This Spring

May is Deck Safety Month and a time to bring awareness to the necessary precautions homeowners should take to ensure their deck is well maintained. Keeping you and your family out of harm’s way is a high priority of Deckorators. It is a major responsibility to safeguard your outdoor living environment and make it enjoyable for all. With the seasonal changes taking place each year, each deck starts to experience wear and tear. May is a great time to revive your deck and prevent unwanted inj...

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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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