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How to keep your deck and outdoor living space dry

In the rainy winter months, we get several inquiries from homeowners who are curious about keeping their outdoor living space dry so that it’s usable all year long. Not all products are equal when it comes to waterproofing, especially here in the Pacific Northwest! We have been building decks in the Portland Metro Area for…

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How to Clean a Deck and Extend its Lifespan

Congrats, you just had a beautiful new deck installed—hopefully by us!—and you want your investment to be enjoyed for years to come. So the question is: “How do I keep it clean without damaging the material?” Cleaning methods depend on the type of decking material that was used. If you chose to install a composite…

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Why We Use DecKorator’s Deck Boards and Accessories

There are many brands of composite decking material to choose from, so we understand there can be confusion when trying to make a decision. Though no one brand is the king of composite materials, we can explain the brand we use and why we stand behind their products. In recent years we’ve been purchasing our…

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5 things to know when building your new deck

Investing in a new custom deck is an exciting time for everyone involved. The end-result will transform your outdoor living space and create an entirely new experience, one you can enjoy for years to come. However, in order to make sure you get the most out of your new deck, there are five key points…

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How to choose the best material for your deck

When building a new deck there are so many options it can easily become a daunting task. That’s why our estimators put extra time and effort into helping our customers through the decision making process. One of the most common questions we are asked is, “What material should I choose for my deck?” In this…

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Deck stain tips for the perfect outdoor deck

Your deck is an important part of your home that can add value and aesthetic beauty to your overall property. But having a deck requires work. Using deck stain every couple of years is a big job and it can be a challenge to re-stain it so frequently. To avoid frustration, here is a quick guide…

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