Decking & Outdoor Construction Blog

Why Winter is the Right Time to Start Building Your Deck

Why Winter is the Right Time to Start Building Your Deck

Your deck is the focal point of your backyard. It is where you relax, greet loved ones, celebrate life events, and host those classic summer barbeques. You want the best start for such a big part of your home. A common misconception is that it is impossible to build a...

Patio Cover or Pergola: Which Option is Best for You?

Patio Cover or Pergola: Which Option is Best for You?

Colorado may be cold, but it offers its residents plenty of sunshine. You may not be excited about going out into those frigid temperatures, but it’s marvelous to be able to look outside and see the golden glint of sun. It’s also nice to feel it coming in your...

Are thicker vinyl decking materials always better?

Are thicker vinyl decking materials always better?

When it comes to the thickness of your vinyl decking material, how can you know you're making the best choice for your deck and your budget? Is thicker or thinner better? We gathered responses from our readers as they weighed in on this debate. Keep reading to see...

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,...