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The Best Decking Material for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest Is Gorgeous and Rain Friendly

The Best Decking Material for Seattle and the Pacific Northwest Is Gorgeous and Rain Friendly

More than half of my career has been spent working in the Pacific Northwest. When it rains for nearly 9 months continuously, the dry respite of summer pulls everyone outdoors onto porches, decks, and
The Best Decking for Direct Sunlight Doesn’t Fade or Degrade After Years of Sun

The Best Decking for Direct Sunlight Doesn’t Fade or Degrade After Years of Sun

I can’t count the times I’ve wandered out onto a southern exposure deck and found it cooked and grayed to the point of structural instability. Many times, these homes have been vacation rentals,
The Best Decking for a Covered Porch Turns It into Another Room of the House

The Best Decking for a Covered Porch Turns It into Another Room of the House

In almost every climate that I’ve worked, there have been plenty of covered porches to update and repair. One porch I worked on was floored with cedar tongue and groove boards. Unfortunately, due
Great Decking for Apartment Balconies Should Keep Tenants and Property Managers Happy

Great Decking for Apartment Balconies Should Keep Tenants and Property Managers Happy

I don’t often get a chance to work on big multi-unit projects, but when I have, it’s often been on their decks and patios. I was once brought on to help remodel a big 20 unit and to replace the
Decking for a Roof Terrace Should Be Sleek, Livable, and Easy to Clean

Decking for a Roof Terrace Should Be Sleek, Livable, and Easy to Clean

For some time I’ve been working in a white hot city for building and remodeling projects. There are houses, apartments, and skyscrapers going up everywhere. For a variety of reasons, it’s also a
Great Decking for Beach Houses Brings the Indoors Outside

Great Decking for Beach Houses Brings the Indoors Outside

I lived for many years right on the ocean, and had the good fortune to work on a lot of beach house remodels. Burned into my memory is the vision of a fairly dilapidated cedar deck that was
The Best Decking for a Salt Water Pool Is Super Tough and Moisture Resistant

The Best Decking for a Salt Water Pool Is Super Tough and Moisture Resistant

Growing up, every time I swam in a pool that contained chlorine or bromine I found myself becoming violently ill, and soon discovered that I had a mild allergy to both substances. Some years later,
Choose Decking for Dogs That’s Tough and Keeps Your Dogs Safe, Too

Choose Decking for Dogs That’s Tough and Keeps Your Dogs Safe, Too

One of my very first decking projects was for an owner with two border collies and one large old Newfoundland dog. Their old deck was wearing out from exposure to sun, snow, and rain, and was filled
Decking Material with Hidden Fasteners Gives Your a Deck a Sleek and Modern Look

Decking Material with Hidden Fasteners Gives Your a Deck a Sleek and Modern Look

I once had a client who had just moved into their mid-century ranch house and wanted a sleek and modern deck that would look like the boards were floating on air, or at the very least had a seamless