Waterfront Decking Installation Tips for Contractors

Share

Is there anything more enjoyable then spending time eating, entertaining or just relaxing on a waterfront deck? It’s the best of both worlds. You get to experience all of the enjoyable sights, sounds and aromas associated with the shoreline, without ever having to get your feet wet.  A well-built, high quality deck, boardwalk, or composite dock...

Three New DuraLife Railing Options for 2019

Share

Presenting homeowners with a variety of composite deck railing options is a great way for deck builders to “seal the deal”on future work. That’s because it gives customers more choices and a truer sense of what their finished outdoor living space will look like. While the beauty of new hardwood composite decking is apparent to anyone...

Is Composite Decking Really Maintenance Free?

Share

Although no composite decking is truly maintenance free, some composite decking products are much easier to take care of than others. Of course, compared with traditional pressure treated (PT) wood decking, composite decking maintenance won’t require anywhere near the same about of time-consuming, back-breaking, tedious scraping, sanding, painting and...

How to Choose the Best New Decking Material for Your Home

Share

There’s never been a better time to build a new deck or add new life to an existing one. Each season it seems like a new composite decking product, hidden fastener system, or outdoor dining and entertaining option is introduced that helps homeowners transform their plain old deck into a personal outdoor oasis. Aside from all the new innovations and...

Composite Decking Accessories Create Outdoor Living Rooms

Share

These days, homeowners don’t just build new decks – they create outdoor living areas that offer many of the same amenities as indoor living rooms. One reason why this trend continues to gather momentum is due to the increased affordability of composite decking technology. With both an increase in quality, appearance and performance, along with a...

What is Composite Decking Made of?

Share

It would be pretty simple to lump every type of composite decking into the same basic category – aka “not wood.” However, a closer look reveals that the actual ingredients that go into producing one brand of composite decking will often vary greatly from another. It’s like comparing Cheerios and Wheaties. Sure, both are in the same...

How to Properly Resurface an Old Deck

Share

Tired of your old, rundown deck? Before you spend big on a brand new one, consider whether your deck can simply be resurfaced – that is, use the existing frame and install new deck boards. Resurfacing an aging deck can transform the landscape, curb appeal, and functionality of a home, and is often a cost-effective home improvement project. Resurfacing...

How Much Does Composite Decking Really Cost

Share

Many homeowners struggle with trying to justify the cost of composite decking. Averaging between $3.50 and $6.00 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 $5.00 - $7.00 per (8’) board. However, simply...

5 Ways to Get More Composite Decking Project Referrals

Share

The reality of any business is that success can only be achieved by acquiring new customers. This is especially true for project-based businesses such as deck building because once the new composite deck is built, there is often little repeat business potential from that individual customer. However, this doesn’t mean that contractors should employ a...

Choose the Right Railing for your New Composite Deck

Share

It’s hard to argue with the aesthetic appeal and low-maintenance benefits of building a new composite deck with high-quality, durable materials. But homeowners who want to their outdoor living spaces to truly stand out often look above and beyond the decking itself. They install deck rails that not only add safety and functionality, but visual appeal...

« 2 3 4 5 6 »