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The Pros and Cons of Composite Decking

You’ve probably heard of composite decking before, but like with all decking materials, it’s best to learn as much about it as possible before deciding to use it on your next outdoor project. Composite decking is a mixture of wood fiber, plastic, and a binding agent.…
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Composite Decks are Perfect for Maryland Weather

If you own a home in Maryland you are very familiar with the dramatic weather differences between summer and winter. While these temperature changes give us four distinct seasons to enjoy, they can also wreak havoc on wood decking. Composite decking is a popular option for Maryland homeowners and for good reason.…
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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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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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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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