What is Composite Decking Made of?

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It would be pretty simple to lump every type of composite decking into the same basic category – aka “not wood.” However, a closer look reveals that the actual ingredients that go into producing one brand of composite decking will often vary greatly from another. It’s like comparing Cheerios and Wheaties. Sure, both are in the same...

How to Properly Resurface an Old Deck

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Tired of your old, rundown deck? Before you spend big on a brand new one, consider whether your deck can simply be resurfaced – that is, use the existing frame and install new deck boards. Resurfacing an aging deck can transform the landscape, curb appeal, and functionality of a home, and is often a cost-effective home improvement project. Resurfacing...

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 $6.00 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 $5.00 - $7.00 per (8’) board. However, simply...

5 Ways to Get More Composite Decking Project Referrals

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The reality of any business is that success can only be achieved by acquiring new customers. This is especially true for project-based businesses such as deck building because once the new composite deck is built, there is often little repeat business potential from that individual customer. However, this doesn’t mean that contractors should employ a...

Choose the Right Railing for your New Composite Deck

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It’s hard to argue with the aesthetic appeal and low-maintenance benefits of building a new composite deck with high-quality, durable materials. But homeowners who want to their outdoor living spaces to truly stand out often look above and beyond the decking itself. They install deck rails that not only add safety and functionality, but visual appeal...

6 Tips for How to Install Composite Decking Faster

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Decking building season in many parts of the country is short and sweet, which means that composite decking contractors need to optimize efficiency and reduce job-site time. In other words, complete projects more quickly. Here are 6 ways to get more composite deck projects completed in 2019 and more money in the before the season ends. 1. Install Capped...

Do I Need a Building Permit to Replace My Wood Deck?

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One question that homeowners often ask is whether or not a building permit is required to redo their deck. While it’s always a good idea to check with your local municipality before beginning any new building or remodeling project, most communities will likely not require a permit to simply re-face an existing deck by replacing the boards. This is...

Why Composite Decking Is the Best Choice for Cold Climates

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Homeowners in climates with extreme temperature swings need outdoor decks that can withstand freezing temperatures, snow and ice, and still rally back in time for spring training and sizzling summer heat. For these types of climates, composite decking is going to be the best choice and here’s why… Stability – Unlike traditional lumber,...

Composite Decking Snow and Ice Removal Tips

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Your home’s outdoor deck serves as a warm weather sanctuary during spring, summer and early autumn. Unfortunately, in many parts of the country, living a life outdoors also requires preparing to withstand the harsh conditions of winter. Just because you’ve moved indoors doesn’t mean that you should completely ignore what’s happening...

Choosing the Best Railing System for Your Composite Deck

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Many homeowners spend a significant amount of time picking out the perfect composite decking for their outdoor living space but often overlook the significance of the railings as an essential visual (and safety!) element. Deck rails are always in plain sight when people are either standing or sitting on the deck. That’s why determining the way the...

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