What You Need to Know About Winter-Prepping Decks

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Nov 12, 2022 9:30:00 AM

With winter just around the corner, it’s time for homeowners to clean up and “put away” their outdoor decks for the season. It’s also common for contractors to receive calls to help with this project—especially when structural damage is suspected. By conducting a thorough deck review, you can ensure that even the worst winters never gain a destructive edge on this very important part of a home.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, invisideck

Outdoor Kitchens: Bring the Trend to Your Clients With These Ideas

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 18, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Outdoor kitchens, which used to be more common with larger homes for the wealthy, have now become more popular among middle-class homeowners with a yard and garden on their property. These innovative amenities for serious outdoor dining can vary enormously in size, appliance complexity and layout, but they don't need to be extremely pricey or complicated.

 With the right kinds of professional pneumatic tools and other equipment, you can deliver a finely finished outdoor kitchen for your clients in no time. Knowing about doing this is especially important as the chances of being asked about them increase. Here are some selling points and tips to keep in mind if a client requests an outdoor kitchen plan.

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Topics: Construction Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, invisideck, Tools, pneumatic tools, Wooden Nails, collated fasteners, fastening system, outdoor kitchen, traditional tool

How to Build a Better Deck

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 9, 2022 9:30:00 AM

Decks are one of the most popular home improvements out there. If you’re a contractor, you probably get asked about deck building all the time—and so do your competitors! So how do you build a better deck (and a better portfolio) than the competitors? The right fastening system is one way to do it. You’ll definitely want to check out BECK’s INVISIDECK® Hidden SCRAIL® System. To help you get started, here some other things you can do to build the best decks possible.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Scrail Fasteners, Deck, invisideck

Designing Your Backyard Landscape with a Deck

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jun 19, 2021 9:00:00 AM

After a cold winter, who wouldn’t want to spend warm summer nights enjoying their backyard with a cold drink and good company? As we move into summer, you are bound to see an increase in orders for deck construction and repair. Whether a customer wants to create a space for entertaining friends and family or simply wants a quiet place in their yard to relax, a well-designed deck can easily elevate your customer’s backyard landscape.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck

Think Spring! Expand Your Outdoor Living Space with Composite Decking

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Mar 23, 2021 9:56:19 AM

As the weather starts to warm, and the light at the end of the coronavirus tunnel begins to grow brighter, we’re all eager to reconnect with our friends and families to do the things we love. For many of us, that means barbeques, pool parties, and late nights outdoors enjoying warm weather and good company.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck

Staycations Aren’t Going Anywhere: New Decking Trends for 2021

Posted by Brett McCutcheon on Jan 9, 2021 9:37:00 AM

With tax season and refunds just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about how you can leverage the decking trends of 2021. While decking has always been a part of the American way of life, the COVID-19 pandemic has made having a quality outdoor space an essential for emotional survival.

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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck

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

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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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck

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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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck


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