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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Understanding the Foundation of Your Floors

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on May 4, 2019 9:22:00 AM

When asked to describe a floor, most would comment on the surface visible to the eye. For example, they’d say, “It’s a wood floor” or “It’s a tile floor”. But the surface is the icing on the cake. The surface has very little impact on the soundness of the structure. It’s what’s below the surface that determines the longevity and stability of construction. Here we talk about what builds the foundation of your floor.


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2019 Top Trends for Decks and Patios

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Apr 20, 2019 9:41:00 AM

Now that Spring is here, the weather is changing, and warmer temperatures are on their way - it’s time to dust off the patio furniture and get outside. But for some homeowners, it’s a reminder to start contacting contractors to schedule an outdoor porch or patio project. It’s therefore important for contractors to be in-the-know of the trends. Let’s explore some of the top trends for 2019 so when your next client asks to create a modern outdoor space, you have some ideas.


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Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts to Speed Through High Quality Deck Builds

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 9, 2019 11:25:07 AM

Outdoor living space has become the new Man Cave. Homeowners are looking to make the outside function like the inside and the deck business is booming as a result. As with any construction job, the faster you can finish, the more jobs you can take on. But we are firm advocates of not sacrificing quality for the sake of quantity. Here are some tips to speed up your deck construction without sacrificing quality workmanship.


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What the New Generation of Homeowners Want: Outdoor Living Spaces

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Oct 27, 2018 10:03:28 AM

Millennials have taken over as the largest living generation, and soon there will be a spike in housing demand as it comes time for them to buy their first home or upgrade from a starter home. According to a study by Meyers Research, 55% of millennials want to buy a home in the next five years. With millennials on the path to control the housing market, builders are starting to pay attention to what they want. There are a variety of trends that millennials have brought to the forefront, one of which is outdoor living spaces. Millennials are also the largest generation of pet owners, so they’re looking for outdoor spaces where their pets are free to roam while they entertain guests nearby. Here are the top 5 trends for outdoor living spaces:


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Topics: Deck Fasteners





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