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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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Deck and Outdoor Staircase Railing Regulations

In order to make sure your project doesn’t get hung up and delayed by failing to pass inspections, it’s important to understand the regulations for railing installed both on your deck and your outdoor staircases. Regulations enforce safety standards regardless of appearance, but that doesn’t mean the beauty of your outdoor space needs to be…

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How to Combine Backyard Learning with Fun and Safety

The outdoors are a beautiful setting for kids of all ages and learning abilities. Schools recognize this fact and encourage learning in nature when possible. Autistic children, however, sometimes miss out on these opportunities due to concerns about their behaviors outside of a classroom, where control might be an issue. This is unfortunate, as not…

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How to hire the best contractor for your new deck

The majority of experienced homeowners have had a poor to horrible experience with a contractor at some point in the life of their ownership. If you’re reading this blog article, you’ve probably have had a few yourself! Just ask a few friends, you’ll quickly find stories of nightmare home improvement projects you’ll want to avoid…

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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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