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How to Design a Deck Deck & Patio Furniture Buying Guide Interested in buying furniture for your deck and don’t know where to start? Learn how to choose the best deck & patio furniture with our buying guide.
How to Design a Deck DIY Deck Remodel & Renovation Ideas There are lots of reasons to remodel your deck and lots of ways to do it. If your worn-out wood decking needs replacing anyway, give low-maintenance composite deck boards a try.
How to Design a Deck 10 Tips For Designing A Great Deck This is an introduction to design. Start here to get some fresh ideas before designing your dream deck this year.
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Decking Removal How to Demolish & Remove a Deck At some point, it might become necessary to remove an old deck, due to age or condition. Learn more about what's involved in a deck demolition and removal project.
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 When is the Best Time to Build a Deck or Patio? People often wonder when the best time to build a deck is. Learn why building a deck in winter or fall might be your best bet.
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Repairs Composite Deck Repair: How to Remove Scuffs and Scratches from Composite Decking Removing scuffs and scratches can help make your composite deck look like new. Learn how to fix and prevent your composite deck from future scratches.
Repairs How to Restore & Refinish a Deck Decks need maintenance. A twice-yearly cleaning is needed at a minimum. But wood decks—even with good upkeep—can still warp, rot, or get termites. Plus, no stain or paint job lasts forever. Fortunately, you can reset the clock by restoring your deck and refinishing it.
Deck Cleaning How to Clean Outdoor Patio Cushions Keeping your outdoor furniture cushions clean helps extend their life and makes your deck or patio area look nice. Learn how to clean outdoor cushions.