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How to Design a Deck The Best Deck Styles for Every Part of the Country Deck taste and styles in the US differ across the country. Check out these popular looks from every region.
How to Design a Deck Deck Railing Designs Learn about the newest and most stylish deck railings on the market. Browse pictures of wood, metal, glass, composite and cable rail systems.
How to Design a Deck How to Build a Raised Deck Building a raised deck can be a great option for some homeowners. Learn how to build a deck that is elevated above ground level with this guide from Decks.com.
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Decking Installation How to Install Composite Decking for the Perfect, Long-Lasting Outdoor Space Learn about how to install composite decking. Topics include expansion and contraction issues and hidden fastener systems.
Decking Installation Deck Board Spacing Guide: How to Properly Space & Stagger Deck Boards Spacing between deck boards provides several critical functions, such as drainage & drying. Learn how to space and stagger deck boards at Decks.com.
Decking Installation Deck Patterns, Layouts & Design Ideas Installing your decking at a 45-degree angle is a popular style for decks. This can be done to reduce decking seams or just for appearance.
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Repairs How To Fix Loose Deck Railing and Prevent Wobbly Banisters for Years Learn how to fix a loose outdoor railing on your deck to avoid future damage.
Deck Cleaning How to Pressure Wash a Wood or Composite Deck Pressure washing your deck is the best way to keep your investment looking like new. Learn how to properly clean your wood deck with these tips from Decks.com.
Deck Cleaning How to Ink Stamps from Pressure Treated Lumber Ink stamps seen on pressure treated wood represents where the lumber came from and its grade. Learn a few tricks to remove this ink from your wood at Decks.com.