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Why You Shouldn’t Rule Out a Metal Deck

When you think of building your own custom deck, your go-to building material is probably some type of wood. This makes sense–most decks use this material, and can last for decades if they’re taken care of properly. However, wood is not the only material you can use to build your own custom deck.…
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7 Features Your Custom Deck Must Have

So, you’ve decided to build a custom deck? Congrats! This is your chance to add originality and individuality to your landscape. Your deck’s appearance isn’t all about decor; in order to really wow the neighborhood with your custom deck, you’re going to need to consider some custom design aspects.…
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Best Ways to Create Shade on Your Deck

Is your deck too hot to enjoy in late summer? Without a little shade, it’s easy to mistake your deck for a very large frying pan where you are the egg. Luckily, there are easy ways to add a little shade to your deck area to keep you cool.…
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What Does Custom Decking Mean?

Interested in building a custom deck for the coming warm seasons? Well, building a deck is more than just dreaming up a design and putting it into action. If you want to build that custom deck as quickly as possible before the warm weather arrives, you’ll want to know the ins and outs of custom decking.…
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Metal Deck Framing Through Trex Elevations

In preparation for imagining your brand new deck, have you considered the importance of its substructure? This aspect of a deck is just as important as its surface. The support is what keeps your deck standing throughout the test of time, meaning that it’s going to last much longer with a better support system.…
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What Damage Can Snow do to a Deck?

Now that winter is here, we’re going to get hit with heavy snowfall sometime soon. Maryland weather is unpredictable–our actual snowfall could be minimal, or we could have a blizzard next week. Knowing that your home is fully protected and safeguarded from snow damage is an important part of being a homeowner.…
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The Best Types of Wood for a New Deck

Thinking of investing in a new wooden deck? Great choice! The next step is finding the perfect material with which to create your dream deck. Wood is the most common option, and is generally the least expensive. There are so many factors to consider when thinking about which wood to choose–how fast it rots, how well it holds against time, how durable it can be.…
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