Decking & Outdoor Construction Blog

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,...

Any tips for maintaining patio covers?

Any tips for maintaining patio covers?

Patio covers work great to provide shade and protect your outdoor space from the effects of harsh weather, so it makes sense to do everything you can keep them in great shape. We asked our readers for some ideas on how they keep their patio covers up to snuff. Here’s...

Seven Brilliant Ideas to Make Your Deck Shine After the Sun Goes Down

Seven Brilliant Ideas to Make Your Deck Shine After the Sun Goes Down

Summer is our favorite season. Why, you ask? Because everything we do here at SRI Decks is about creating that extraordinary outdoor space where you can unplug and unwind. And it just doesn't get any better than a warm summer night, a cool drink, and great friends...

Gophers, Rabbits, and Squirrels, Oh My!

Gophers, Rabbits, and Squirrels, Oh My!

The first time you notice a baby bunny peeking out from under your deck or a squirrel running across your patio, you have to admit, these critters are darn cute. A few weeks later, however, when your lawn has bald spots of chewed-up grass and new burrow holes...

How do I install composite deck railings?

How do I install composite deck railings?

Your deck is up and now it’s time to install the railing before one of your kids tries to launch himself off the open platform like Superman. Believe it or not, the process is not overly complex. We asked our readers to share how it’s done, and this is what they had...