Winterizing your deck

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Sad but true. Fall is upon us and winterizing the house is likely something you do every year in anticipation of the cold months ahead. Your deck should be getting the same attention. Before doing anything to your deck, you will want to take a walk around it. Assess any damage or areas that could… Read more »

To Stain or Not to Stain

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While having a backyard deck that looks like the hardwood inside your home is ideal, it’s not realistic and staining your deck can be more hassle than it’s worth.     Many decks are made from pressure treated wood, cedar or other hard woods and many different exotic woods. Deciding to stain these decks may… Read more »

Making your New Deck a Reality

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You’re ready for a new deck but don’t know where to start. Building a deck from start to finish has a process that will make your project manageable and even enjoyable. Following this process will take your plans for a dream deck and make it a reality. The process begins by looking at pictures of… Read more »

Sitting Pretty with a Permit

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You’ve decided on a budget, a design, and the contractor for your new deck. You might be questioning whether a permit is needed. The short answer is yes. Throughout most municipalities in Canada, a permit is required when erecting any structure on your property. It’s important to build a deck the right way, because if… Read more »

Railings are the icing on the cake

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You might be delighted to find so many options available to you for the designing of your new deck. And you’ll be downright ecstatic to realize the array of choices available for finishing touches like railings. A great railing is the icing on the cake for your deck creation.   Deck Railing Options While structure and engineering is… Read more »

Golf Classic

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Having raised more than $100 000 for charities since it’s inaugural year, the Hickory Dickory Decks Charity Golf Classic is again fast approaching. Get in on the action by registering, or sponsoring this worthwhile event. Last year alone, the HDD Classic,which is held at the Flamborough Hills golf club in Copetown raised $31 000 in… Read more »

Beams to put a finishing touch on your dream deck

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Beams can give your deck more than a foundation and stability. Extending your foundation beams or adding beams to your decking project will open up a number of opportunities to enhance your deck’s functionality and appearance. Beams facilitate many other elements of a deck. Beams allow for a roll back shade or a pergola. This… Read more »