Decking & Outdoor Construction Blog

5 Things to Consider Before Building a Rooftop Deck

5 Things to Consider Before Building a Rooftop Deck

There's something special about a rooftop deck, whether you live in the city or out in the countryside. It's your private perch where you can relax and enjoy a birds-eye view of your neighborhood. Homeowners also love these rooftop oases because they are great spaces...

5 Tips to Keep Your Deck in Top Shape and Looking Great

5 Tips to Keep Your Deck in Top Shape and Looking Great

Whether your deck is brand new or 20 years old, the secret to making it look beautiful is proper maintenance. That sounds pretty simple, right? Unfortunately, Mother Nature is working against you on this, and she can quickly get the upper hand if you neglect your deck...

What is the best height for a pergola?

What is the best height for a pergola?

If done correctly, a pergola can elevate your backyard to a whimsical entertainment space and increase the value of your home. So, what is the height for that perfect pergola? We posed this question to our contributors, who range from contractors to amateur designers,...

Keep Those Birds off your Custom Deck

Keep Those Birds off your Custom Deck

The snow and ice are gone, your flowers and trees are starting to bud, and there’s a nice warm breeze blowing. Except for a possible freak May storm, snow is now permanently out of the forecast and summer is just around the corner. It’s time to remove the covering on...

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...