Fall is a Great Time to Plan and Build a Deck!

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 3, 2020 9:18:00 AM

The best time for deck construction is when few others are thinking about it. Think fall and off season. As the weather warms up, more people will want to enjoy the outdoors and hang out on their beautiful outdoor decks. As you can imagine, this increases the demand for deck builders. It is best to let the spring and summer deck building rush pass by and reach out to an experienced deck contractor in the fall when others are not thinking the same thing.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck




Roof Off: Metal Vs. Asphalt Roof Comparison

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 19, 2020 9:18:00 AM

The epic battle between metal and asphalt might not seem consequential to some, but if you are considering a roof replacement, you'll want to be ringside to see what roofing material earns the championship. These two worthy opponents have strengths and weaknesses; do you know what they are? Before you bet your roof budget on one or the other, you should take an in-depth look at these two top contenders.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck




Common Deck Installation Hurdles and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Sep 12, 2020 9:56:10 AM

The outdoor living season is in full bloom, and it's the wish of every homeowner to have a functional outdoor living space, especially during the pandemic. Decks are a fun space to spend time outside and entertain guests. From the construction point of view, there are many deck installation decisions that can affect the durability and performance of the deck.


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Deck & Cover: Shade Options for Your Deck Builds

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 18, 2020 9:33:00 AM

As a deck construction company, you need to have a wide range of options to offer customers on every project. Options allow consumers to feel like they have creative control of a project, and this one step is all it takes to make them choose your company over another. One area where you can grow your services is outdoor deck upgrades. While outdoor decks themselves already have a lot of options when it comes to the type of decking material, finish, shape, and size; rooftops and shade additions offer more areas to truly customize deck projects.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck




The Full Range of Composite Decking Options

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 16, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Composite decking does not fade, is easy to maintain, and has a longer lifespan than other traditional options. Composite lumber is made of equal parts wood fiber and plastic, mixed with pigments, UV inhibitors, and preservatives, and are typically heated and extruded. The texture, if there is one, is then pressed or cut on the warm surface before it cools. This material is available in a variety of patterns, colors, and sun resistance, making it a popular choice for decks and other exterior spaces. Here are the options outlined for easier decision making.


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Decking Decision Maker: Which Material is Right for Your Decking?

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 2, 2020 8:30:00 AM

With warmer months on the way, demand for new decking is on the rise. Whether you're interested in DIY deck construction or if you've experiencing a surge in orders for your deck business, you should always choose the most suitable deck building materials.


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Rooftop Decks: What You Need to Know

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 7, 2020 9:15:00 AM

Clients are always in search of clever space utilization to expand or develop the space they have. Outdoor living spaces have really grown in popularity in the last decade and decks have seen some really great innovations in terms of design, function, and materials used. Now it’s time to “level up” your decks by taking deck applications to the roof. But rooftop decks come with special considerations. Here are some issues you need to address when adding rooftop decks to your repertoire.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck




Bring the Indoors Outdoors: 5 Tips for Outdoor Living Rooms

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 12, 2019 9:37:00 AM

An outdoor living space acts as a place to come home to and relax. It's a space for you and your family, and it's probably also a space where you entertain. With your outdoor living quarters holding so much importance, and probably getting so much use, it's vital to understand how to create an outdoor living room that suits your needs.


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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck




When is Composite Decking Worth the Splurge? Help Your Clients Make the Call.

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jul 13, 2019 9:51:07 AM

Summer is in full swing and potential customers are calling to get their outdoor spaces updated. Most will be aware that composite decking is a lasting option, but also that the upfront investment will be significantly higher. How can you help them do a cost benefit analysis of when they should repair their wood deck or tear it out and start over? Here are some points to help you and your clients.


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Guidance for Clients on Extending the Life of Your Deck Construction

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM

From the moment construction is completed, outdoor decks are constantly exposed to the elements so regular upkeep and maintenance are required. Keeping up with it will protect the homeowner’s investment, help them avoid costly repairs, and extend the life and enjoyment of this outdoor space. Here are some basic tips to pass along to help your client’s next deck construct live a long and happy life and reduce the likelihood of callbacks.


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