Decking & Outdoor Construction Blog

A Warm Deck is a Cozy Deck

A Warm Deck is a Cozy Deck

Here are 3 things you need to know and 5 options to consider More and more people are using their decks year-round, and with good reason—it’s a great place to spend your time. How is this possible here in the Centennial State? Luckily, there are several viable options...

Winter is Coming…Is Your Deck Ready?

Winter is Coming…Is Your Deck Ready?

If you are a Game of Thrones fan, you know the ominous, oft-repeated warning that winter is coming. That’s fiction, but for a wood or composite deck, it holds true that winter is indeed an ominous force. Winter is harsh on both wood and composite decks, so as a deck...

Installing Fascia on your Backyard Deck

Installing Fascia on your Backyard Deck

You’ve probably heard the term “fascia,” but you may or may not know what it means or what purpose it serves on your deck. Fascia is a finishing board that is installed around the perimeter of your deck. Your deck could probably survive without fascia, but it offers...

Standard Deck to Custom Deck:  Here’s How to Take it up a Notch

Standard Deck to Custom Deck: Here’s How to Take it up a Notch

Are you looking for ways to transform your backyard? Do you want to create an area where your family and friends can enjoy time together? Have you considered sprucing up your living space but are unsure of where to begin? Start with a custom deck! A deck is the...

The 5 Best Reasons to Screen Your Deck

The 5 Best Reasons to Screen Your Deck

It’s a late summer afternoon. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and it feels wrong to stay indoors. So instead of reading your book or catching a quick nap on the couch, you decide to utilize your wonderfully accessible deck. Just as you are getting...

Why Outdoor Kitchens Are Not Just for Concrete Patios Anymore

Why Outdoor Kitchens Are Not Just for Concrete Patios Anymore

You have a wood deck, and now you'd like to put in an outdoor kitchen, but your designer tells you that it's going to be difficult. And she's more than likely correct in her assessment. Kitchens and wood or composite decks are often mutually exclusive, as wood is,...

Repair or Replace? What to Do When Moisture Attacks Your Deck Posts

Repair or Replace? What to Do When Moisture Attacks Your Deck Posts

Somewhere in prepping for fall, football, and back-to-school shopping, it's good to remember that your deck needs a check-up, too. It has served you all summer long, playing host to your BBQs and parties. Now, as you get ready for what's sure to be several months of...

Tips for securing privacy in a pergola?

Tips for securing privacy in a pergola?

Your backyard pergola is perfect – cozy, serene, and spa-like … until you open your eyes to see the neighbor’s five-year-old staring back at you from the patio next door. Ok, it’s time for a little privacy. Here are some ideas from our outdoor oasis afficionados:...

The 7 Most Horrible Things You Can Do to Your Deck

The 7 Most Horrible Things You Can Do to Your Deck

Usually, this blog is all about the great things you can do to improve your deck space, like tricking it out with fantastic lighting or vibey furniture. As one of Denver’s premier custom deck builders, we want to help you find the best ways to build, add to, clean,...