How a New Deck Can Increase the Value of Your Home

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It’s an investment in your future A home’s outdoor space is so much more than a place to grill burgers during a summer barbecue or sit by the fire pit with a cup of cocoa in the fall. It’s a place to make memories with your family and friends—but the cost of adding a deck is also not something you’ll easily forget. However, if...

A Variegated Deck Is Worth 1,000 Words

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The tones, colors, and hues have a story to tell Just like you and your family, DuraLife decking is unique, and no two boards are exactly the same. When choosing the color that best fits your outdoor space, it’s important to consider the aesthetic you’re aiming to achieve, as well as the effect that each style can have on your home....

Using Ice and Snow Melts on Composite Decking

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  To prevent a slippery deck during winter storms, homeowners might be tempted to use snow or ice melt products. However, certain products may cause harm to your composite deck. It’s important to understand which products are safe for different outdoor spaces and which ones could leave lasting damage. How Ice Melts Work Before putting down snow...

Decorative Screen Panels Add Privacy and Style to Your Deck

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Composite decks are increasingly becoming the norm around the county. These high quality, low maintenance, longer lasting materials are allowing people to spend more time accessorizing their decks instead of painting and staining them. Today, consumers have more options than ever before when it comes to creating a truly unique outdoor living space....

Introducing Our New Composite Decking Custom Length Program

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Elaborate, non-standard size decks and outdoor living spaces are becoming increasingly common, which is great for contractors, except that decking materials – including the composite decking and PT lumber that supports it – still typically come in standard size lengths. As a long-time manufacturer and supplier of high-quality composite decking...

5 Steps To Turn Your Composite Decking Dreams into Reality

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So, you love the look of the beautiful new DuraLife® composite deck you saw online – or in your neighbor’s yard? Great! Adding a beautiful composite deck to your home is a wonderful way to increase both the living area and the resale value of your home. But for some homeowners, the hardest part is simply knowing where to start. In this post...

How to Compare Composite Decking Brands and Materials

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Composite decking products have been on the market as a category since the late 1990’s. Since then, a small number of innovative composite deck makers have introduced new materials, manufacturing processes and installation techniques that have dramatically improved all three aspects of the category – appearance, performance and price. The...

6 Composite Decking Installation Mistakes to Avoid

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The extreme climates now experienced in many parts of the country demand that anything built outside must be made from rugged materials able to withstand sub-freezing temperatures, heavy snow, wind-driven moisture, and extended periods of high heat and humidity. That’s why most professional builders agree that building a deck with high-quality...

Waterfront Decking Installation Tips for Contractors

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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...

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