Why Composite Decking Is the Best Choice for Cold Weather Climates

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Homeowners in cold weather climates or regions with extreme temperature swings need outdoor decks that can withstand the elements. From freezing temperatures to snow and ice, the right deck will rally back in time for spring training and the sizzling summer heat. Your best choice? Composite decking—here’s why. Composite Decking Is Durable in...

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...

What Composite Decking Is Really Made of and Why It’s Better Than Wood

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Composite decking has grown in popularity over the years thanks to its durability, low maintenance, and more. However, it’s important to know that not all composite decking is the same. The components that make up one composite deck will surely differ greatly from those of another. So before installing a new composite deck in your yard, take the time...

4 Challenges That May Delay the Deck-Building Process

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While it would be nice to think that the building of your dream deck will be a breeze, that’s not always the case. Unfortunately, many homeowners run into unexpected bumps in the road that may delay the entire project. Instead of just tackling the issues as they arise, be prepared by knowing what challenges could come your way so you can handle them...

9 Things to Consider Before Replacing Your Deck

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Replacing a deck is no easy project. But with the right strategy and details in mind, you’ll be able to upgrade your deck in no time and enjoy it for years to come. Before you start any construction, there are several things to consider. From logistics to design, here are nine things you need to know before replacing your deck. 1. Ask Why It’s...

5 Ways to Plan Your Perfect Deck Right From the Comfort of Your Couch

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Now is the perfect time to start planning your new deck and have fun doing it from the comfort of your home. Virtual resources allow you to envision the exact layout, design, color, and more so that when it is finally time to install, all your decking questions are answered. These DuraLife digital tools and services will help you create your dream deck...

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