Decking & Outdoor Construction Blog

Can I paint my composite deck?

Can I paint my composite deck?

Composite decking material comes in a wide variety of colors and can last for many years. What if your tastes change or it doesn’t coordinate well with your new siding? Can you change the color of your deck without replacing the composite deck boards? Read on to find...

Backyard Mindfulness

Backyard Mindfulness

National Garden Meditation Day is May 3, but I suspect this holiday isn't even on your radar. I'm here to tell you that it should be. Life is not for the faint of heart, with its many ups and downs and sideways curves. So when things get entirely too stressful, it's...

What are the advantages of composite decks over wood?

What are the advantages of composite decks over wood?

Advances in composite deck materials have made them a popular option for many homeowners. Composite boards are available in many different colors to compliment any home. However, composite decks cost more than traditional wood. Are the advantages worth it? Keep...

Know the Decking Law

Know the Decking Law

After months of hearing your pesky neighbor, Ron, brag about his “nicest deck in town,” you are ready to give him a run for his money. You have decided to hire one of the best custom deck builders Denver can offer and create your own outdoor haven. But, before you can...

How do I get rid of pigeons on my deck?

How do I get rid of pigeons on my deck?

While many birds are beautiful to watch and fun to listen to, some species like pigeons make a nuisance of themselves. Pigeons roosting underneath your deck can make the whole area smelly and disgusting, and it can be challenging to convince them to move out. Keep...

To Rug or Not to Rug?

To Rug or Not to Rug?

This past winter was a doozey, with the Arctic Blast bringing record low temperatures in February. You hunkered down, which you were pretty good at anyway given the pandemic, but you’re probably feeling restless and ready to break out at this point. Now that it's...

Are balconies safe for dogs?

Are balconies safe for dogs?

Determining whether your balcony is a safe outdoor space for your pup depends on a lot of factors. It often comes down to knowing the dangers that exist and knowing how your dog behaves. However, regardless of the balcony and the dog, there are steps that owners can...

Keep Those Nasty Termites Away from Your Custom Deck

Keep Those Nasty Termites Away from Your Custom Deck

What would happen if termites got into your house? Destruction. It’s estimated that these demon bugs cause $30 billion in damages each year. Don’t let your home figure into that total. But how do they get in? There are several access points for their next meal, but...

Can you build a deck without digging holes?

Can you build a deck without digging holes?

One of the toughest parts of installing a new deck is digging holes in the ground for the support posts. Depending on the soil and the equipment available to you, it can be back-breaking labor. Is there a way to skip this step and still provide a solid foundation for...

Worship of Tools Day (and What you Need to Celebrate in Style)

Worship of Tools Day (and What you Need to Celebrate in Style)

Some of the best holidays are the small ones. They celebrate such little, and seemingly insignificant, things as talking like a pirate or pancakes. But oftentimes these are the best days to go out and just be yourself, to express your interests and start new...

Yes, You Can Repaint Your Composite Deck if it Fades

Yes, You Can Repaint Your Composite Deck if it Fades

As the years pass by, the sun shines on your life. Its bright rays cast their light upon your yard, your home and all your possessions. The ultra-violet warmth shows your neighbors your kingdom, a realm worth bragging about. But as this light gives you its embrace, it...

How do I know if my porch can safely hold a swing?

How do I know if my porch can safely hold a swing?

Porch swings can be a great place to relax with family and friends, but if hung improperly, they will be an accident waiting to happen. Not every porch is built the same. How can you tell if yours can sustain a swing? Read what these home and garden experts recommend....