Composite Decking Contractors: Building Trust First

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In marketing, customer perception is the only ‘reality’ that matters. This is the truth many contractors overlook or misunderstand.  In other words, if a customer thinks or believes that most contractors are only looking out for themselves, then everything that you and your crew do (or don’t do) will either reinforce or disprove this negative...

How to Avoid Common Composite Decking Mistakes

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Your home’s deck is the perfect place to spend some quiet time outside, unwinding from the stresses of the day. At the same time, a well-designed, well- maintained and great looking outdoor deck can also add significant value to your home. Before you choose to do-it-yourself or work with a professional, check out this short list of composite deck building...

Are decking codes different than building codes?

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If you're seeking to build a capped composite deck, one of the first things to determine is how local building codes will affect your planning. Codes vary from region to region, depending on factors like climate and demographics, so there is no one-size-fits-all guide to decking regulations. But it's also important to note that building codes and decking...

The Perfect Dock Plank for Extreme Marine Environments

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A center for retail and industry, South Portland, Maine is known for its majestic harbor overlooking the city’s skyscape and nearby Casco Bay islands. Along this waterfront is also Breakwater Marina, a 121-slip dockominium managed by Port Harbor Marine, Maine’s largest boat dealer. Breakwater Marina has spent millions of dollars to build and upgrade the...

Hot tubs and composite decks: A match made for the cold season

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Admit it - there's really nothing better than carefully stepping into a piping hot Jacuzzi on a chilly evening in fall or winter, when you can see your breath and your spa-side beverage stays nice and refreshing. As the weather gets colder, now is actually a perfect time to build or modify your composite deck to accommodate a new hot tub.3 reasons...

What to consider as you plan out your decking project

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When you and your family have decided to go forward with the decking project you've been considering, one of the first things you need to determine is just what it will look like. What are the dimensions? Where on the house will you install it? Will there be any specific features built into the design? These questions are part about your preferences but...

6 reasons why your composite deck is the best party setting

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Planning a Halloween party or autumn get-together? Or maybe you have a major event coming up in the spring, like a wedding reception. When you have to plan a party, setting is perhaps the most important factor. You can have the tastiest apps, endless wine and beer, and a group that gets along famously, but if the chosen venue falls flat, that affects...

3 reasons to put deck building on your autumn to-do list

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There's yard work for every season: Winter has its snow to shovel. Spring brings weeds to pick. Summers are usually spent repairing dry lawns, patching cracked driveways, etc. Fall, of course, means raking leaves and scooping fallen debris out of your gutters.You should add one more home improvement project to your autumn itinerary: building a...

Your Deck Resurfacing Guide [Infographic]

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Your deck is likely one of the most popular areas of your home, especially when the weather is nice. But over time, the deck's surface can sustain the kind of wear and tear that prevents you from enjoying it the way you should. That's why it's important to resurface or "re-skin" your deck after weather, overuse and/or insects have...

5 items to keep in mind for your composite deck project

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Beginning any new home improvement project can be cause for stress - these things take time, effort and financial planning, not to mention the conviction that your concept is the right way to go. But deciding how to go about building a new composite deck for your home doesn't have to be such a difficult process. When you identify the most important...

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