What to consider as you plan out your decking project

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When you and your family have decided to go forward with the decking project you've been considering, one of the first things you need to determine is just what it will look like. What are the dimensions? Where on the house will you install it? Will there be any specific features built into the design? These questions are part about your preferences but...

6 reasons why your composite deck is the best party setting

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Planning a Halloween party or autumn get-together? Or maybe you have a major event coming up in the spring, like a wedding reception. When you have to plan a party, setting is perhaps the most important factor. You can have the tastiest apps, endless wine and beer, and a group that gets along famously, but if the chosen venue falls flat, that affects...

3 reasons to put deck building on your autumn to-do list

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There's yard work for every season: Winter has its snow to shovel. Spring brings weeds to pick. Summers are usually spent repairing dry lawns, patching cracked driveways, etc. Fall, of course, means raking leaves and scooping fallen debris out of your gutters.You should add one more home improvement project to your autumn itinerary: building a...

Your Deck Resurfacing Guide [Infographic]

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Your deck is likely one of the most popular areas of your home, especially when the weather is nice. But over time, the deck's surface can sustain the kind of wear and tear that prevents you from enjoying it the way you should. That's why it's important to resurface or "re-skin" your deck after weather, overuse and/or insects have...

5 items to keep in mind for your composite deck project

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Beginning any new home improvement project can be cause for stress - these things take time, effort and financial planning, not to mention the conviction that your concept is the right way to go. But deciding how to go about building a new composite deck for your home doesn't have to be such a difficult process. When you identify the most important...

Capped composite decking: The eco-friendly choice

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If you want to build a deck for your home without leaving a substantial ecological footprint, the most viable option is a capped composite decking product made out of a polypropylene and hardwood material. It might not seem like any decking product would hold an advantage over any other with regard to ecological impact, but a closer look reveals a few...

4 advantages of using a hidden deck fastening system

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As you plan for a new deck this summer, or to refurbish an old one with a brand new surface, it's important not to neglect the details. Of course, you need the joists to be sturdy, the base to be secure and the other structural components to be completely foolproof. But on a more nuanced level, the fastener system that holds the deck planks in place are...

Color of the Week: DuraLife Pebble Decking

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The Pebble tone in DuraLife’s Landscapes Collection is a great middle ground: Part wooden, part gray, part cream. It’s a sandy color but not one limited to sandy areas. Instead, Pebble works with any furniture style and a number of home siding or trim colors. Request a sample of our Pebble composite decking today at www.duralifedecking.com/samples 

Featured Color Garapa Gray

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DuraLife Decking Color of the Week Garapa Gray implies sandy, windswept beaches. At first glance, this silver tone is reminiscent of New England, Atlantic beach towns, but the style works just as well in any area. It also has an elegant, reverent tone that speaks volumes about the owner. Request a sample of our Garapa Gray composite decking today...

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