6 Surefire Tricks to Help Your Deck Survive the Dog Days of Summer

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 8, 2017 4:20:56 PM

Decks have a special purpose for a home. They’re meant to provide a comfortable living area on the outside. They take a beating being exposed to the elements year-round. A poorly constructed deck can lead to years of headaches for homeowners. Loose boards, shaky foundations, and protruding fasteners are all problems that can be avoided with proper construction. Here are six tips to make sure your decks last all summer (and winter too).

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck, beckdeck

Spruce Up Your Deck Business with These 6 Upgrades

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 16, 2017 10:08:00 AM

With Spring officially beginning, it’s time to get geared up for deck building season. As the snow melts, customers will start requesting estimates for their deck builds and renovations. We want to give you some inspiration for upgrades you can offer to set your bid apart from the pack.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck, beckdeck

5 Deck Design Trends for 2016

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 7, 2016 11:45:00 AM


As homeowners are looking to extend their outdoor living space, contractors that are informed and offering trendy suggestions are in hot demand.  Your clients will probably have a few ideas printed off the Internet from popular sites like Pinterest, HGTV and Better Homes and Gardens. Showcase your knowledge of what’s hot for this year by reviewing some current trends in deck building.

HGTV is a premier source for home-related inspiration, instruction and entertainment, and we can bet that many consumers have browsed hgtv.com for deck design ideas. So let’s take a look at a few trends they suggest that take decks from functional to fantastic.

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Topics: Deck, invisideck, beckdeck

4 Benefits of Using Composite Decking Materials (Hint: Never Sand Again!)

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 10, 2016 10:30:00 AM

The snow is finally fading, but the effects of winter on your decks are not. The wood is warped, cracked, and gray. It’s time for the annual loathed tradition of sanding and re-staining it. Or maybe it’s time to cut the old wood deck from the team and bring in your new backyard living QB - composite lumber. Composite decking is the future of outdoor living, and here are the top 4 reasons why:

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Topics: invisideck

What the Best Building Pros Do

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 1, 2015 2:06:32 PM

About 85 percent of all single-family homes in the U.S. include a deck or deck-like structure, which is equivalent to roughly 30 million decks. Sixty percent of all new homes are constructed with a deck, while nearly 2.75 million decks are replaced on an annual basis.  That’s according to Cintrafor.org’s research… and that’s a lot of decking!  So naturally there are a lot of opinions on the best way to build a deck.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck


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