Wood decks are prone to decomposition, fading, and splintering after years of sun and weather exposure, so they need annual maintenance and a new deck surface every 10 to 15 years to maintain their structure and appearance. If you own or are considering a wood deck, it’s important to understand the deck replacement cost you’ll […]
A new deck expands your outdoor living space and adds structure and beauty to your yard, but does a deck add value to a home? Generally, yes — a high-quality deck can increase your property value. It also improves the look and enjoyment of your property for years to come. How much value a deck
If you have a raised deck, composite deck skirting is a surefire way to lend a clean and practical finish to your outdoor living space and give your deck design a refresh. Choosing composite deck skirting for your deck comes with several aesthetic and performance benefits, including: In This Article: What Is Deck Skirting? Deck
Modern decking materials have so much more to offer than traditional lumber. Manufactured products, like PVC and composite, use polymer blends and capping to improve the durability and longevity of decks. Both high-performance materials are at least partially synthetic, so how do you decide between PVC vs. composite? The best decking choice for your home
Understanding the different parts of a deck and why they matter to the overall structure can help you design, inspect, repair, and build your own backyard deck. Deck anatomy includes both the substructure (framing under the deck) and the deck surface, and each component plays a vital role in the structural integrity and aesthetics of
While traditional wood has been a decking staple for decades, it’s certainly not your only deck material choice. If you haven’t explored newer engineered materials, you’re missing out on low-maintenance and high-performance perks that wood just can’t offer. One of the first steps when building a deck is deciding what you’ll build it out of.
Give Your Customers What They Want In the battle between beauty and practicality, most deck customers choose beauty. In spite of the ongoing maintenance required of wood—like power-washing, sanding, and restaining—or the inevitable replacement every 10 to 15 years, the choice can be surprisingly difficult. Why? Because customers want the look of an authentic wood
Building a deck? Find out the best deck material options to choose from depending on desired use, area, and style.
Traditional wood options have historically been the go-to material for residential deck building. But we all know popularity doesn’t always equal “the best.” If you’re looking for the best wood for decks, you need to look beyond wood decking material altogether. In a true plot twist, your best bet isn’t wood at all. It’s composite decking. Composite Decking vs Wood: Which Wins? Discover how TimberTech® composite