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

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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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck

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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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck

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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Topics: Deck Fasteners, invisideck

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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Topics: Deck Fasteners, Deck, invisideck

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 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’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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