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September 8, 2016
summer decks

5 Safety Tips for Your Deck Pit or Fireplace

Fall is right around the corner, and you know what that means? It means the cold, crisp autumn air will be hanging around at night making your evenings out on the deck a little chilly. No one wants to sit on a deck cold, so it is time to get out the deck pit or fire pit. With using anything fire-related though, comes safety. In this short guide, you will learn the five safety tips for your deck pit or fireplace. Don’t Burn on a Windy Night One of the most important things to watch for when you are going […]
August 31, 2016

Considerations for a Summer Deck

Summer is the best time for bonding with family members, catching up with friends and enjoying good grub and company at a barbeque. Building a deck in your home can be the perfect addition that makes your summers memorable.   Here are some questions to ask yourself when you’re considering building a deck for summer:   What will you use the deck for? A key consideration is your intended use for the deck. If you plan to use your deck for entertaining, a bigger space would be ideal. Envision your perfect get-together, and that will help you figure out what […]
August 25, 2016

Signs That Your Deck Needs to be Rebuilt

How long have you had your deck? Regardless of what deck material your deck is made of (real wood or composite wood), the average shelf life of a deck is about 10 to 15 years. If you use your deck regularly, it is a good idea to do periodic checks on its condition. Issues such as adverse weather conditions and wear & tear can chip away at the condition of your deck.   Here are 3 things that you should look out for to ensure that your deck remains a safe space for your family and friends:   1)      Are […]
August 19, 2016
how to build a deck

How To Build A Deck

If budget is a concern, you have the time and you’re handy with tools and home improvement projects, building your deck could be your next big Do-It-Yourself project.   Before we share our tips on how to build a deck, ensure that you have a deck design in mind, you’ve already decided on the decking material, and you have a plan for your deck build. Now all you need to do is get your decking supplies and gather up some willing friends and relatives to help you out!   Here are our 5 tips on how to build a deck: […]
August 12, 2016

How To Build A Deck Railing

Your deck flooring is complete, and while you’re happy with the way it has turned out, it still feels like something is missing. Perhaps what you need to finish off your deck is a deck railing. Deck railing can add more beauty and style to your deck, but it is also an excellent safety feature. If you plan on spending a lot of time outdoors on your deck or you have small children, we would highly recommend having a deck railing. Here’s a simple overview on how to build a deck railing, including the decking supplies you need and instructions […]
July 29, 2016
Lowe's Premier Wood Deck

5 Reasons To Use 25% Thicker Deck Boards

If your next home improvement project is building a new deck or resurfacing your existing one, the question of what type of decking material to use is an important one. There are different deck building materials available, and your choice will largely depend on your needs, budget and lifestyle. Typically, decking material comes in two types: composite (such Trex) or real wood. And like most materials, they each come in varying degrees of quality. If installing a wood deck is your preference, the thickness of the decking material can affect the shelf life of your deck. Premier Decking could be […]
July 22, 2016
deck, decking materials

Top Questions To Ask Your Deck Builder

So you’re been thinking about installing a new deck, you’ve explored your options for decking materials and now you’re ready to hire a deck builder to help bring your dream deck to life. Like any construction project, building a new deck can be a long and tedious process. Hiring the right deck builder can save you from sleepless nights, needless negotiations and unsatisfactory results. To ensure that you get the deck of your dreams, here are some questions that we recommend you ask your deck builder: How many years of expertise building decks do you have? What was your training; […]
July 18, 2016
lowes deck

What 24″ On Center Really Means for Your Deck Build

You’ve designed your dream deck, you’ve decided on the deck material and now you’re excited to actually move on to the construction phase of your deck build. If you’re wondering how to build a deck, one of the first steps is laying the foundation and footing. Laying the foundation for your deck is a crucial process and is integral to the safety of the decking structure. Be sure to check the building code in your area before beginning any work! Start With The Footing The first step is laying the footing of your deck.  The number of footings needed depends […]