Clear the deck

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Fall is upon us and winter will soon be here. Time to put your deck to bed. Although you may find uses for your deck in the winter like barbecuing, your beloved deck or patio will soon be under a blanket of snow for months, taking it out of commission. Time to prepare for hibernation…. Read more »

Decorate your deck

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Fall is wonderful time to decorate. With Halloween and Thanksgiving, our autumn season is filled with colour and our decks and patios are a great canvas to display our joy for the season. We’ve cleared off the plants and we’ve swept and scrubbed down the deck as we consider the upcoming hibernation of our outdoor space…. Read more »

Deck the Fall

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  It’s never too late to start that deck project. There’s nothing worse for a homeowner than deck regret after a great summer. You didn’t have that new deck built and although you enjoyed the summer, you could have done without the splinters. Well, it’s not too late to get that deck of your dreams…. Read more »

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 »