4 Time-Saving Composite Deck Construction Tips

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As a professional contractor, you know how critical it is to work quickly and efficiently in order to make the most of the short outdoor construction season. This is especially true for deck builders trying to get in as many new composite decks as possible before the ground freezes. Make your crew more efficient at installing composite decks for...

Marketing Tips to Build Your Composite Decking Business

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Let’s face it, once you’ve built 25, 35 or 40 custom composite decks, the muscle memory of planning, preparing and constructing is pretty much established. That’s not to say that there won’t be new site-specific, logistical challenges that will need to be addressed, but at some point, part of the focus of a business owner must begin...

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...

Why Pressure Treated Decks Cost More Than Composite Decks

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For most homeowners, replacing or adding a new deck to their property is a significant investment and one that they expect to pay dividends in terms of outdoor enjoyment with family and friends for many years to come. And while it’s true that composite decks cost more to build than a pressure treated deck, the price gap between the two options long...

3 Quick and Easy Composite Deck Maintenance Tips

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Designed and manufactured to mimic exotic woods such as teak, walnut, and cherry, DuraLife™ composite decking can maintain its color, texture and beauty for many years. Unlike traditional pressure treated decking, it doesn’t require time consuming, labor intensive painting or staining year after year. That said, any outdoor structure exposed to...

Why Composite Decking is Better for Waterside Projects

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More homeowners are choosing composite decking products for a safe, low-maintenance platform around their swimming pools and along waterfronts. Why?  Because, in addition to its durability, composites also offer homeowners better value and many other unique benefits that installers should talk to their customers about. Apart from the initial cost of...

Summer Composite Dock Maintenance Checklist

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As waterfront camp and cottage owners, we tend to take our docks for granted sometimes. Instead of giving them a little extra attention at the beginning and end of each season, we seem to always be in a rush to either get them in or out of the water. Once in place, it becomes even more unlikely – if not impossible – to do any maintenance at all....

Hidden Fastening Systems vs. Screws for Composite Decks

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Are you planning to build a new composite deck or refinish an existing structure this summer? Along with deciding the size, shape and color of your outdoor living area, another important decision you’ll have to make is whether or not you want to use screws to attach the decking to its frame or use a hidden fastening system. The decision impacts both...

Styles & Colors Composite Deck Customers Want in 2018

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When it comes to the style and colors available for composite decking, there are many more choices for homeowners to consider than there were just a few short years ago. Long gone are the days when selections were confined to a few different types of composite blends that had very little in common with the “natural” look of the pressure treated...

Why Composite Decking is Better for Pool Decks

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Homeowners who are considering building a pool in their backyards have more choices than ever before now that composite decking materials have advanced in appearance, durability and strength. Today, homeowners no longer have to choose between the high cost of building a concrete or masonry platform around their pool and the high maintenance required to keep...

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