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Deck Education

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What Does “Maintenance-Free Decking” Really Mean?

Are you thinking about a new composite deck, but wondering if a maintenance-free deck really is free from ALL maintenance? When the term “maintenance-free” decking first came out years ago, manufacturers, suppliers, and builders all used this common marketing term. And while capped composite decking is still and always will be considered by many as zero maintenance, the legal teams of

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6 Financing Options For Your New Deck or Patio

Thinking about extending your home, adding to your living space, building a new backyard retreat? The good news is, it’s easy to answer the “but how do I pay for it?” question! There are many financing options available to homeowners for building a deck or patio and improving their lifestyle, while also adding value to their property. Adding a deck

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What is Capped Composite Decking?

Capped composite decking is a mix of recycled wood fibers and recycled plastics such as recycled plastic shopping bags. In fact, a 500 square foot capped composite deck is made up of over 140,000 recycled plastic bags. The decking boards are then capped with a plastic covering that resembles real wood, and which resists mold, staining, and fading. The process

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Why You Need a Permit When Building a Deck

If you are considering a new deck, you may be asking yourself, “Is a permit required when building a deck?” The short answer is, “Yes.” Building a deck in Michigan and elsewhere in the U.S. legally requires a building permit. There are also other compelling reasons, beyond building department legalities, for getting a permit before construction begins. Going through the

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Capped Composite: The New Alternative to Wood Decking

When it comes to adding a deck to your home, you have multiple options to use for your “decking” material, or the top visible layer of a deck. Composite and wooden decks remain the two most popular options, but which is “better”? Which should you have installed for your new deck? Composite vs Wood Decking Early generation composites for decking

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How To Easily Inspect Your Own Deck

Inspecting your own deck might seem like a daunting task designated only for professionals. Rest assured we will show you how to easily inspect your own deck for structural damage, cracks, and general weakness.   As decks age, they can frequently become structurally unsound and not safe. Decks with rotting framing members, spongy deck planking, and inadequate lateral bracing can

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