Decking & Outdoor Construction Blog

Leaky Patio Roof?  Try This Before you Call in the Pros

Leaky Patio Roof? Try This Before you Call in the Pros

Thanks to COVID-19, you probably feel like you’re hanging around the house way too much. No matter what you do or how often you clean, your place constantly gets dirty, and you’re tired of it. The pandemic has put a damper on all of your fun and exotic plans, and now...

Don’t Choose a Vine for Your Pergola Without Reading This

Don’t Choose a Vine for Your Pergola Without Reading This

If you’ve ever possessed the desire to lounge beneath the awning of your pergola, bearing little more than a royal toga, as servants feed you grapes fresh off the vine, while the sun pours its warmth and rays upon your body, you wouldn’t be alone. But seeing as how...

Is Mold Decreasing the Life of Your Deck?

Is Mold Decreasing the Life of Your Deck?

You want your house to look nice, and you want your yard to match the house. The custom deck you added should work with both. So, if the pristine and clean condition of your home makes the town jealous and your green, perfectly manicured yard is the envy of the...

Why Should You Learn About the Gazebo? To Humble-Brag.

Why Should You Learn About the Gazebo? To Humble-Brag.

As a good person, you go to all the block parties. You may only like half your neighbors, but you know you should show support, and it’s not just because you need to borrow their tools every now and then. But, every time you go, you hear the same obnoxious voice...

How Do I Refinish A Gazebo?

How Do I Refinish A Gazebo?

Have you been putting off refinishing your battle-worn gazebo because it sounds too hard? We asked a panel of professionals to break the process into simple steps. Read on to arm yourself with the knowledge and motivation you need to get that gazebo looking as...

How do I Keep Wasps Away From my Porch?

How do I Keep Wasps Away From my Porch?

You inspect your porch. There it is again! Didn’t you destroy that wasp nest a few weeks ago? Keeping wasps away from your outdoor living space may seem like a battle, so we turned to a panel of professionals to get their tried-and-true tips for keeping wasps at bay....

Make Your House Stand Out This Holiday Season

Make Your House Stand Out This Holiday Season

Decorating is often the true mark of a house owner. It shows you care; it shows you know; it shows you feel. So, why should this year be any different? And why use the same ideas and the same decorations as last year? Especially when that pesky neighbor Ron keeps...

Here’s How Your Dog Can Enjoy Your Deck as Much as You Do

Here’s How Your Dog Can Enjoy Your Deck as Much as You Do

Now that it’s winter, you finally have the chance to plan that custom deck addition you want. Then, when summer comes and it’s finally built, you’ll be able to sit out in comfort and grill or perhaps watch the clouds or your kids run around and play with the dog....

How to Make Sure You Don’t Lose Your Deck in the Snow

How to Make Sure You Don’t Lose Your Deck in the Snow

When the frigid winds that sweep through your home cease, as the rain ends and the snow melts, you finally awaken from your winter hibernation. You look around and your home seems safe, warm. It is time. You clack your sacred barbecue tongs as you step into the...

What to Look for So You Don’t Have Cousin Eddie Building Your Deck

What to Look for So You Don’t Have Cousin Eddie Building Your Deck

If you’re ready to add on that deck you’ve always wanted, now’s your chance. But if you don’t have the time, tools or knees to do it yourself, you may need to look into hiring someone. The question is, how do you choose a reliable contractor? Use this list so you...

What Is The Difference Between A Porch And A Portico?

What Is The Difference Between A Porch And A Portico?

If you’re looking to improve your home’s exterior, there are lots of options for outdoor features, but you’ll want to know your terminology before you start making decisions. We asked professionals in the industry to clarify the difference between these two popular...

Can Composite Decking Rot?

Can Composite Decking Rot?

One of the perks of composite decking is its durability, but is it completely resistant to rot? We polled experts in the industry. Read on to learn more.Alastair Boyd, Community Development Specialist at deckingperth.com.au.Not easily Normally, composite decking...