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


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 without ever needing to leave your couch.

1. Inspiration Gallery
When your yard is a blank canvas, there are hundreds of options for building the right deck for your home. From dark Brazilian Cherry to bright Coastal Grey, DuraLife offers several tones across two collections, each with its own story to tell. You’ll also want to think about your different railing options, built-in benches, flower boxes, and more. And a great way to truly picture it all together is to see what real homeowners have done in the past.

DuraLife’s inspiration gallery gives you the chance to see every style and color of decking and railing in homes from regions across the country. So whether you are enjoying the ocean air on the coast or a light breeze while nestled lakeside in the mountains, flip through the gallery and feel the creativity for your dream deck’s details come alive.

2. Deck Visualizer
Once you have an idea of what your dream deck could look like, it’s time to bring it to life on screen. With two collections, eight colors, and four profiles, your design options are endless! If you’re in love with both Garapa Gray and Coastal Grey, but aren’t sure if a variegated deck is right for you, test them both out with DuraLife’s deck visualizer. The design tool allows you to see both the Hardwoods and Landscapes collections come to life on two popular deck layouts. Take your time and toggle between all of your favorites before settling on a decision so that when it comes time to order, you’re confident that you chose the right one.

3. Samples
Before placing an order, take the time to request a few samples first to make certain you’ve selected the perfect color and profile to meet your performance and pricing needs. Get 1-foot samples of DuraLife composite decking sent right to your door for just $5 each—shipping included. And when it is finally time to purchase DuraLife decking for your project, enjoy a full refund on what you paid for your samples—just be sure to save your receipt!

4. Brochure
Once you’ve got your samples sprawled across your kitchen table, be sure to check out all of the other details that go into building your deck with DuraLife’s brochure. From its Poly-Pro Advantage with its unmatched strength and resistance to mold, mildew, moisture, and more, to its 25-year limited residential stain and fade warranty, DuraLife decking is so much more than just composite decking for your backyard. The brochure will educate you on what’s beneath the surface as well as help make sure you’ve covered all of your bases when it comes to planning your perfect deck.

5. Retail Locator
So your perfect deck is completely planned out. You’ve picked the color and style from one of the collections, ordered samples, and selected all the details that will truly give your deck the custom look you desire. Even if you’re still a few weeks away from officially placing your order and starting your project, it’s smart to understand where exactly you can go to purchase your DuraLife products. Use the online retail locator to find not just the closest store, but the right store for what you need for your project. Simply type in your zip code and search stores from 10 to 100 miles of your home. Then when you’re ready, you’ll know exactly where to go to begin building your perfect deck.

Now is the perfect time to start planning and prepping for your dream deck, from the comfort of your home. With online digital resources, tools, and services, DuraLife makes it easy for you to design your ideal backyard, without having to leave home.