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...

7 Smart Ways to Save on Composite Deck Installation

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Building contractors and deck builders in most areas know that the outdoor construction season is short and sweet – more so some years than others. That’s why the most successful builders not only work harder, but smarter during those precious weeks and months. Working smarter benefits both the business contractor and the homeowners they serve....

Does Renovating with Composite Decking Makes Sense?

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Replacing a worn down deck sounds like an overwhelming project. The good news for homeowners is that it might not have to be. Completely dismantling your existing deck to replace it with a new one isn’t always necessary. Here’s how to determine if your aging wood deck needs a full makeover, or just a facelift.   Updating A Deck with...

The Top Questions Homeowners Want Answered About Composite Decking

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One of the top reasons that homeowners choose to work with professional contractors is because they believe the person who does this for a living must know which products will perform best over time. They rationalize that builders must be constantly educating themselves about the latest and greatest new products – and weeding out the ones that...

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