Archive for the ‘Installation & Maintenance’ Category



  • How to choose composite decking fasteners

    Today's homeowners want outdoor spaces that reflect their indoor rooms -- from comfy furniture and curated accessories to smooth decking surfaces the rival the look and feel of beautiful hardwood flooring. And while choosing chairs and pillows is simple, many consumers aren’t quite as confident when it comes to selecting materials to achieve their desired look. Selecting a high-quality composite deck board with rich color and natural grain patterns is the first step. Choosing the right fasteners, however, is what seals the deal.

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  • How to remove mineral deposits from composite decking

    One common question we receive is how to remove mineral deposits from Fiberon composite decking. The term “mineral deposits” covers a wide range of natural elements and building material by-products, including mud, dirt, stucco, cement or gravel dust, and calcium chloride in salt form used as an ice melt. Fortunately, it’s fairly easy to remove these messes and establish an ongoing maintenance program.

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  • 5 secrets to an affordable dream deck

    The crisp weather and falling leaves are a clear indication that summer is over, which means it’s the perfect time to start planning for an even better next summer. If you think the deck of your dreams is out of reach, think again: with early planning and these budget-friendly tips, you’ll be well on your way to an affordable outdoor space you can enjoy for many seasons to come.

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  • Snow and Ice Removal on Composite Decks

    ‘Tis the season for many parts of the country to battle snowfall and frigid temperatures. If the fluffy white stuff is in your region’s winter forecast, be sure to check out these snow removal and clean up tips for composite and PVC decks. Being prepared before the storm hits will help prevent damage and maintain the integrity of your outdoor space, keeping in mind that safety is the top priority. Assuming that your deck is structurally sound, it should be able to handle the weight of approximately three feet of snow. However, even if you’re not anticipating foot traffic on your deck, clearing a pathway free from ice and snow is important to ensure that you have a separate exit path in case of emergency.

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  • Prepping Your Deck For Winter

    It’s hard to believe there are just a handful of days left in autumn and winter is just around the corner. Now is the perfect time now to do some simple housekeeping to protect your composite or PVC deck or porch against winter weather. The good news is, putting in just a small amount of preparation now will ensure that your space is good to go when warm weather returns and you’re ready to relax on your porch or host a backyard barbecue.

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  • Why composite decking is naturally appealing

    Ask a homeowner why he or she is considering composite decking over wood and you’ll hear reasons such as, “I’m sick of maintaining my wood deck” or “it’s falling apart; we can’t even use it anymore.” Rotting boards, splinters, back-breaking maintenance – why wouldn’t you want something better? The problem is, some people still subscribe to the old notion that while composite decking lasts longer and is easier to own than wood, it just doesn’t look as natural. Once, that may have been true. But not today. Today’s capped composite decking captures all the warmth and beauty of natural wood––from the textures and colors right down to the grain patterns––and is still easier to maintain and more durable. If you’re considering a new deck, you owe it to yourself to give composites another look.

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