5 Tips for Building Stand-Out Composite Decks | DuraLife

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Capped composite decking is a popular choice for homeowners that live in harsh or variable climates, because the composite deck boards are far less susceptible than traditional pressure-treated lumber to wear, fading, and damage caused by moisture, sun, and sub-freezing temperatures. However, for homeowners looking to create a truly unique or exotic outdoor...

What’s Inside Your Composite Decking Matters

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A few decades ago, when composite decking was first introduced as an alternative to wood plank decking, products were typically made by combining wood fiber, plastic and a binding agent to create a virtually maintenance-free platform for enjoying outdoor activities. Because of its abundant supply and relative low cost, many manufactures used a specific type...

Common Decking Problems and How to Avoid Them

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It seems that each year outdoor living spaces grow more and more popular. Perhaps as many of us spend an increasingly disproportionate amount of time indoors – staring at screens – the idea of having an outdoor sanctuary located adjacent to our homes becomes more important. The famous New England writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau was known to...

Top 3 Time Saving Tips for Composite Deck Builders

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Here in New England, the outdoor building season can be painfully short. Sometimes, an unusually wet spring can throw off the entire project schedule for the year. Fewer workable days often result in fewer completed projects – and less revenue for contractors. That’s why it’s so important for deck builders to develop a workflow that operates at top...

5 Top Home Improvement Project Tips

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5 Home Improvement Projects That Deliver Great Returns on Your Investment As a homeowner, there are probably dozens of home renovation projects that you would love to be able to complete this year. From landscaping to roofing, kitchens to additions, there never seems to be enough time – or money – to do it all. While every home and every homeowner has...

Building a Composite Decking Portfolio: How to Take Great Photos

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There’s a lot of truth to the idea that a picture is worth 1,000 words, and as a composite decking contractor, taking great photographs of your work should always be part of your process. Whether the decking project is a totally new exterior design element for the home, or you are replacing/upgrading an existing structure, a high-quality photo is often...

Composite Decking Contractors: Building Trust First

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In marketing, customer perception is the only ‘reality’ that matters. This is the truth many contractors overlook or misunderstand.  In other words, if a customer thinks or believes that most contractors are only looking out for themselves, then everything that you and your crew do (or don’t do) will either reinforce or disprove this negative...

How to Avoid Common Composite Decking Mistakes

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Your home’s deck is the perfect place to spend some quiet time outside, unwinding from the stresses of the day. At the same time, a well-designed, well- maintained and great looking outdoor deck can also add significant value to your home. Before you choose to do-it-yourself or work with a professional, check out this short list of composite deck building...

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