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December 9, 2016
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How to Incorporate Lighting into Your Deck

You are in the process of building a new wood deck, which is an exciting time. You will be using your wood deck for many things, and one of them is to read outdoors at night. To accomplish this, you need to install lighting to your outdoor decking. But what kind and how bright do you need them? You will be informed of the answers to many questions like this in our short guide on how to incorporate lighting into your deck. Accent Lights Some deck owners want lights that will make their wood deck look pretty in the evening, […]
November 17, 2016

Transform your Deck into an Outdoor Kitchen

No matter the season, there’s nothing quite like the smell of a grilled burger or hearing the sound of a sizzling steak cooked to perfection.  Why go through the hassle of bringing sides and condiments from the indoors to be served outdoors when you could just bring the indoors to you?  Kitchens no longer have to be confined to the four walls of your home.  Why not take advantage of the outdoor space your house has to offer as well?  Interested in building out your home’s deck for an outdoor kitchen?  Planning for your dream deck is important so keep in mind these five factors […]
November 8, 2016

Why an Outdoor Deck is Right for You

The outdoors can be a rewarding and inviting part of nature. This is especially true in the North where the winters can be long, cold, and bone-chilling. They force you to stay indoors for months at a time. When summer finally arrives, you want to be able to spend as much time outside as possible, and an outdoor deck can be the perfect way to accomplish this.  This short guide will inform you of the five reasons an outdoor deck is the solution for you. 1. The Grand Views If you enjoy looking out into nature, then the outdoor decking […]
October 20, 2016

Why your Deck should be Constructed with Premier Decking

A deck is a deck, right? Aren’t they all the same? A deck is definitely not just any deck, and they are not all the same! Decks and outdoor living spaces can be very different. This short guide will inform you why your deck should be constructed with premier decking rather than anything else. It has substance Premier decking is the feel good wood. It is not a composite decking material, but it wears and acts like composite. It is sustainably forested, naturally beautiful, and uniquely patterned. It is thicker than most wood by a quarter which makes it feel […]
October 12, 2016
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Top 5 Reasons you Need to Install a Deck

With summer ending and fall beginning, the weather is going to be more tolerable and even downright chilly. Now is the time to get out of the house and enjoy those fall colors and cooler temperatures on a premier deck built with Jordan lumber. This short guide will inform you of the top five reasons you need to install a Lowe’s deck. Create Friend & Family Gathering Space The most important reason you need to create a deck is a spot for entertaining. You will increase your living space and can hold outdoor functions on your new deck constructed with […]
September 28, 2016
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Prepping your Deck for Winter

With fall and winter just around the corner, you need to start thinking about the use, or lack thereof, of your deck in the winter. You do not want wood rot, splintered boards, or other decking material issues on your wood deck. This short guide will instruct you in how to winterize your decking. Clean your Wood Deck To get ready for the fall and winter season, the first thing you need to do is clean off your deck lumber of any twigs, branches, dirt, or any other materials that do not belong. Make sure to put away deck chairs […]
September 14, 2016

5 Things to Consider When Selecting a Deck Railing

You are adding decking onto your house, how exciting! There are a few things you need to take into account when planning this massive undertaking. This short guide will inform you of the five considerations when choosing your deck railing. Safety The most important piece of information when learning how to build a deck and how to build a deck railing is safety. Railings are crucial to your decking. They are primarily attached as a safety measure, so family and friends do not fall from the height difference between the deck and the ground, but they are made to look […]
September 8, 2016
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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 […]