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The Best Material For a Long Lasting Deck in the Sunny and Snowy Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The Best Material For a Long Lasting Deck in the Sunny and Snowy Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The Rocky Mountains are a tough climate in which to build a deck. I’ve seen people prepare for the sun and snow only to have monsoon-like flooding rains soak a board to the point of warping as it
In Iowa, Composite Decking for Your Above Ground Pool Stays Strong and Beautiful in Any Weather

In Iowa, Composite Decking for Your Above Ground Pool Stays Strong and Beautiful in Any Weather

Growing up during a hot Midwest summer, when there wasn’t a lake to plunge into, I’d find a pool, somewhere, anywhere. Most of those pool plunges were preceded by a short climb up a ladder or
Composite Decking That Looks Like Ipe: The Beauty of Brazilian Hardwood Without the Drawbacks

Composite Decking That Looks Like Ipe: The Beauty of Brazilian Hardwood Without the Drawbacks

If you love beautiful decks, then you probably know ipe very well. Over the past decade, I’ve had the blessing (and burden) of getting to know it rather intimately. Whenever clients have a little
Slip Resistant Composite Decking: Non-Slip Composite Decking Is Family Friendly and Worry-Free

Slip Resistant Composite Decking: Non-Slip Composite Decking Is Family Friendly and Worry-Free

Slipping and sliding on a deck is no fun at all! Whether you have a pool that causes water to end up on your deck in the summer, or it rains often where you live, or you’re always dealing with
Composite Decking That Looks Like Real Wood: The Best Looking Composite Decking Mimics Wood’s Beauty

Composite Decking That Looks Like Real Wood: The Best Looking Composite Decking Mimics Wood’s Beauty

As a builder, many of my clients ask me to create decks for them that are as low maintenance as possible. With that in mind, my choice for decking material is very often composite decking. Once I
For Attractive Decking that Doesn’t Mold, Look for Fully Capped Composite Decking

For Attractive Decking that Doesn’t Mold, Look for Fully Capped Composite Decking

Some of my favorite decks are found amidst the tall pines in the moist and cool forests of the Pacific Northwest. I’ve worked in few more relaxing and serene settings. However, the same benign
Moisture-Resistant Decking: How Composite Materials Beat Georgia’s Humid Heat

Moisture-Resistant Decking: How Composite Materials Beat Georgia’s Humid Heat

A few years ago I had the great pleasure of traveling through Georgia and the Carolinas, staying with old friends and helping them with their building projects. Originally hailing from a much rainier
Farmhouse Deck Ideas: Crafting a Homey Outdoor Retreat

Farmhouse Deck Ideas: Crafting a Homey Outdoor Retreat

Some of my earliest building experiences occurred while helping my friends’ families keep up their farms. It goes without saying that there was always work to be done: painting, replacing boards,
Choosing the Best Composite Decking for Boat Docks in Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes

Choosing the Best Composite Decking for Boat Docks in Minnesota, the Land of 10,000 Lakes

As a young man, one of my first summer jobs was getting the lakeside piers and decks ready for the spring after the long and cold winter. The piers that weren’t able to be fully disassembled before