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4 Mood Boards to Inspire Your Home’s Outdoor Style

If you’re looking to take your outdoor space to the next level but are inquiring about which composite decking and aluminum railing products will work best with your home’s aesthetic, you’re at the right place! With a number of product lines to consider, the decision process can become a little overwhelming. Not to worry! We’re sharing four unique outdoor deck themes as a guide to discover your own personal style and help you make beautiful aesthetic selections with ease....

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Match Your Railing with Your Home Style

When it comes to selecting the appropriate railing for your home style, there is often some much needed research to be done. With an extensive selection to choose from, the decision really comes down to personal preference and style. Our recommendation is to start by considering your home’s architectural style. Some common home styles may include: Cape Cod  Modern Cottage Farmhouse Cape Cod  Cape Cod-style homes are commonly known for their traditional white-pi...

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Keep Your Deck in Tip-Top Shape This Winter

Ideally, outdoor spaces are used year-round. Outdoor entertainment doesn’t need to come to a pause for those who live in colder climates during the winter season. It's important to maintain the quality and integrity of your composite deck during the snowy season. After all, your deck is an extension of your home, and taking care of it now will prolong its life and lower the potential for costly spring repairs. With this in mind, here are three methods to winterize your deck so you can enj...

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The 3 Layers of Outdoor Lighting

While it’s easy to see the benefits of outdoor lighting, choosing the right lighting for your backyard or front porch may pose more of a challenge. There are three basic layers of lighting - ambient, task, accent - each with a specific function. We're shining some light on ways to incorporate each layer of lighting to enhance the functionality, safety and overall aesthetic of your deck into the evening hours. 1. Ambient Lighting, commonly known as “general lighting,” provides a...

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2020 Outdoor Deck Trends

Create an outdoor space that your family and friends will rave about in 2020! The best way to boost outdoor appeal is to keep an eye out for up-and-coming outdoor design trends. Start planning your future deck build or renovations by keeping in mind these five deck trends you’ll see in 2020. Natural Wood Elements In recent years, cool gray tones were the popular choice for decking. While outdoor spaces are still leaning toward neutral colors and earthy tones, we’re seeing an uptick ...

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The Ultimate Curb Appeal

A front porch is the first impression of your home for neighbors, guests and, if you’re in the market for selling, potential home buyers. The porch space is the perfect opportunity to create an inviting environment. The possibilities are endless when it comes to ways to give your home a boost in curb appeal that will be sure to impress anyone who passes by. Create a Statement Don’t be afraid to go bold and create a statement with your front door. Your front door can easily represent...

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Building Features You Won’t Want To Forget About

Let's take a look at some of our Certified Pro deck builds and see how they created customized outdoor spaces for their customers that are beyond ordinary.  1. Bench Border  Building a bench around the perimeter of your deck is a great way to add additional built-in seating. Certified Pro John Deagle from Tara Hill Construction nailed this project by creating a wraparound bench that is both visually appealing and functional. Deck built by Tara Hill Construction from Calgary, AB. 2. Sh...

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4 Tips to Refresh Your Outdoor Space

You may be thinking it's too late for updates to your deck, or maybe you currently don’t have the time to take on any big outdoor projects. Rest assured, there are other ways to bring your space back to life with these four quick and easy deck updates. Define Your Space Before you can do anything to your deck, create an open space for a fresh start. Remove everything that’s currently on your deck and give yourself a clean foundation to work with. If you need to wash your deck, we re...

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The Perfect Railing for Your Deck

After you’ve made your decision on the decking color and material you want for your deck, it’s time to start thinking about the next step: railing. The railing that you choose to install on your new deck is an important choice. Railing is something that will always be in plain sight, and you won’t want to overlook the significance of choosing the right railing system. With a broad array of railing colors and styles to choose from, the process of selecting the perfect railing c...

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4 Ways to Dress up Your Deck

When spring and summertime outdoor activities are in full swing, you’re most likely ready to enjoy your deck again. From hosting barbeques with friends and family to enjoying a relaxing evening after a long day, your backyard deck can become an ideal living space for many occasions. We’re sharing with you four ways to add comfort and style to your outdoor living space. Light up your Space You can easily add a glowing ambiance to your deck with solar post caps, step lights and string...

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Deck Designs

One of the more common deck designs consists of traditional deck boards laid out in horizontal rows. For those of you looking to explore other design options, we feature some of the latest trends in deck design below. Picture Framing For a clean yet bold look, outline your deck with a contrasting yet complimentary color. Create a striking, picture frame color combination by using a brown composite deck board with a dark slate picture frame. Another attractive option for picture framing is to ch...

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Deck and Home Color Pairings

When choosing a composite deck color, keep in mind your home’s interior home style, exterior siding style and color, and even the color tones within your landscape. Whether you want your deck color to coordinate with your current home style or stand out as a bold feature statement, we can help you decide the right color choice for your home. Warm Tones Colors and tones that resemble the sun or fire are described as warm tones. They range from peach to yellow and golden colors. If your hom...

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Planning Your Deck Build

The signs of spring may be budding leaves and singing birds, but it also means deck-building season will be here before we know it. If you’re planning on doing some outdoor updates and renovations, or even adding a new deck, we’re your go-to-source to help you get started. Get Inspired You’re probably at the point where you know you want to make some outdoor changes, but not sure exactly what deck design you’re looking for. It is often easier to decide on a design after...

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Before and After - Deck Transformations

Decks are one of the most popular remodeling projects for new homeowners as well as long-term homeowners. Decks allow a home’s living space to extend to the outdoors, and increase a home’s value. Whether you’re looking at updating that creaky old deck or building a shiny new deck, you can’t help but be inspired after checking out these before and after deck transformations. Modern Renovation After years of grilling outdoor dinners and convos under the stars, you may be l...

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Outdoor Lighting Trends

Adding elements of outdoor lighting to your backyard can create an inviting ambiance and transform your outdoor living space during evening hours. Modern lighting can provide serene qualities to any outdoor setting. Upgrade your deck illumination while also adding style to the space. Solar Post Caps A deck is an extension to your home. So why not utilize the space after daytime hours? A quick and easy way to add lighting to your deck is with solar post caps. Not only do they allow you to use the...

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