Deck Design & Build Blog

  1. How do I care for composite decks? (step-by-step)

    How do I care for composite decks? (step-by-step)

    Composite decks are great. They last longer than wood decks, are water resistant, and look fantastic but they do need a little TLC every now and then. Even if composite decks require much less maintenance than real wood decks, they require some cleaning and care to keep the material in tip-top shape. Below are some tips on how to care for composite decks.

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  2. Your Most Common Deck Stain Questions - Answered!

    Common deck stain questions

    Every couple of years deck owners must add the task of staining the deck to their project list. Usually, this only takes a couple of hours to do and is quite a simple task, but there are tons of questions out there when it comes to this project. You probably have heard to do it in cloudy, cool weather, thicker coats last longer, and your new deck needs to sit for a couple of months before applying the stain. Are these true? Or myths that have been shared among others for years? Below you’ll find the most common questions we are asked and what the answers are to each one.

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  3. Are Decks Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

    Are Decks Covered By Homeowners Insurance?

    Now that you can enjoy your new deck you may start to wonder what would happen if it got damaged, it did cost you a good amount of money anyways. A common question we get a lot is if your deck is covered under homeowners insurance. The answer varies from policy to policy but a good insurance policy typically has similarities. Let’s see if you’d be covered in the worst-case scenario situation.

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  4. How Long To Build A Deck? (Time It Takes For Each Step!)

    How Long To Build A Deck

    When it’s time to build a deck, you need to decide on the design, the material list, permits, your budget, and a few other things. This alone can take a couple of days or weeks depending on the season and how ornate your project is. The next question that pops into most future deck owners' heads is how long will this take to build. The answer is - It depends. Yes, I know it's not the answer many of us want to hear but it’s true. Let’s find out why some decks take a week to build and others months.

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  5. Can Deck Cleaner Kill Grass? (3 Non-Toxic Natural Alternatives)

    Can Deck Cleaner Kill Grass?

    Before I started the project of cleaning my deck this weekend, a question popped into my head. After doing some landscaping in my backyard I was concerned the deck cleaning product could kill my grass and freshly planted flowers. I did a quick Google search but it was hard to find an answer so I decided to write this blog post so others with the same question can get a clear answer. I also wanted to add some amazing and easy-to-make all-natural cleaning products that I ran across during my research.

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  6. Can Decks Be Built In Winter? (5 Reasons Why You Should)

    Can Decks Be Built In Winter

    The Deck Store is based in Minnesota and we experience harsh winters 4 months out of the year and tons of our customers wait until summer to start building their new decks. Typically this is too late to start as by the time you have drawn up your plans, made your material lists, received all your materials, and then built your deck, it is almost fall. Now, many DIY builders think that it is simply not possible to build a deck during the winter months but contrary to popular belief there are several reasons why it is best to build during the cold. The best part about building in the winter? You can enjoy your deck in the spring and summer!

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  7. The Best Fire Pit For Your Deck

    Ohio Flame Fire Pit

    When it comes to deck fire pits, there are a lot of options on the market. But which one is right for your backyard deck? Here at The Deck Store, we've created a list of the best fire pit we carry for your deck, based on our customer reviews and feedback.

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  8. DEKOR LED Deck Lights Product Spotlight

    led dekor lights

    DEKOR Lighting is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative lighting solutions for both indoor and outdoor applications. DEKOR's extensive product line includes landscape lights, dock lights, hardscape lights, interior lights, colored lighting, and much more. DEKOR also offers a wide variety of deck lights, including led outdoor lights, that serve to highlight your outdoor living space, provide a warm feel, and keep your deck bright at night to help with safety.

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  9. Best Deck Railing Design Ideas

    Best Deck Railing Design Ideas

    Today deck railing is more popular than ever. Deciding on the material, design, and look can be the hardest part when selecting your railing. Hopefully, this article can give you some inspiration for your next deck-building project.

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  10. Trex Enhance Composite Decking Product Spotlight

    Trex Enhance Composite Decking Product Spotlight

    Trex Enhance composite decking is the latest offering from Trex. This deck board offers homeowners a high-performance yet a low-maintenance option that comes is affordable for any deck project.

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