The Blog

Four Reasons To Build A Deck

As you can tell from our photo galleries and social media accounts, we love to build decks. There’s just something about creating a beautiful outdoor space for our customers to enjoy with their families. Plus, the challenge of building them is fun for us! Besides the fact that we like to build them, here’s a…

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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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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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