Choosing the Deck With the Longest Lifespan
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Which Decking Materials Last the Longest?
Adding a deck to your home is a significant investment. It not only adds beauty to your home, it also provides your family with endless hours of enjoyment – something you really can’t put a price tag on. Regardless of the cost, everyone wants his or her deck to withstand the test of time. It’s important to know the products you choose will have a major impact on how long your deck lasts – and how much maintenance and money you’ll have to put into it.
Below is a comparison of the most popular types of decking materials used today. When considering which is right for you, keep in mind longevity, durability, and annual upkeep. You’ll find what often appears to be the least expensive option isn’t always the case.
Seasonal Care and Maintenance Tips for your Deck
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Because a deck is exposed to the elements year-round, the potentially vast amount of sun, rain, snow, and ice that it is subjected to can wreak havoc. Therefore, a responsible deck owner will have to perform a certain amount of routine maintenance with every season. And, because various materials weather differently, care and cleaning can be a major factor for a homeowner or contractor when selecting the proper products.
Here’s a look at the type of deck maintenance you should be considering each season:
How to Choose the Right Outdoor Furniture for Your Deck
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If you’re like most homeowners, a brand new deck warrants a new outdoor furniture set. But, choosing the right outdoor design isn’t always easy, especially when you have so many online and offline retailers to pick from. Add in all of the different colors, styles, storage options, and more, you can spend days trying to sort through it all!
If you need help, look no further. Here’s a simple guide to assist you when selecting the ideal patio furniture for your deck.
Tips for Choosing the Right Railing for Your Deck
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The railing system you choose for your deck will be your deck’s most visible feature, so making the right railing choice is key to having your finished deck look as good or better than you imagined it at the start. If you’re unsure where to begin the process, here are some tips that will help you choose the ideal deck railing for your backyard decking project.