Five Benefits of Picture Framing Your Deck

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Have you ever looked out at your yard and just thought something is missing? Do things not feel quite finished, wrapped in a bow and ready to show off? If you’ve been feeling this way, there may be something you can do to help tie it all together. Picture framing your deck may be the touch you need. By blocking the corners and edges to your deck...

How to Turn Your Dream Deck into Reality

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So you love the look of that deck you saw on HGTV, or the seed of inspiration you found on your Pinterest board? We totally get it! Adding a beautiful composite deck to your home is a wonderful way to increase both the living area and the resale value of your property. But for some homeowners, the hardest part is simply knowing where to start – the...

How to Compare Composite Decking

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What is Composite Decking? Composite decking products have been on the market for more than 20 years. Since that time there have been innovations in installation, materials and manufacturing that have improved the appearance, performance and cost of these products. But the reality is, not all composite decking is the same and sometimes you can’t...

DuraLife by Barrette Outdoor Living Invests Significantly to Double Decking Capacity

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BIDDEFORD, ME (January 25, 2021) – DuraLife by Barrette Outdoor Living recently announced a multi-million dollar investment in upgrades at its Biddeford, Maine facility to double the production of composite decking materials in 2021. This significant investment in equipment and manpower will provide a premium service to its customers by ensuring all...

Why DuraLife Is the Go-To Eco-Friendly Brand Built to Last

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National Recycling Day may be November 15th, but DuraLife by Barrette Outdoor Living knows how important it is to go green year-round. From material composition and regrind use to cooling water reuse, lighting, and general recycling, DuraLife’s deck boards come in eight colors, but they’re all green on the inside. If you’re debating...

The Benefits of Building Composite Decks in the Fall

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While there’s little doubt that summer is arguably the best time to enjoy an outdoor deck, it’s a little more challenging to say exactly when the best time is to build a new deck. In a perfect world, homeowners and deck builders alike would have all the time they need to decide on the size, shape and type of decking that’s most...

How Much Does Composite Decking Really Cost

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Many homeowners struggle with trying to justify the cost of composite decking. Averaging between $3.50 and $5.00 per linear foot, the cost of installing a high-quality composite deck will certainly be higher than building with traditional pressure treated lumber, which can cost between $1.00 - $2.00 per linear foot1. However, simply...

Using Your Under-Deck Space for Storage

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Decks are meant to be lived on, and not under. However, an elevated deck could afford you not only great views, but storage space, too. Not all decks will come with room for storing your outdoor belongings beneath your feet, but those that do have their perks. If you have never considered the difference an open vs. closed under deck could make when it comes...

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