Deck Rescue: Renew Your Deck
Deck seen too many summers? Give it a new lease on life for less than $300. We'll show you how to clean and renew your deck like a pro in…
Comparing Deck Wood: Cedar, Pressure Treated Wood & Composite Decking
Which is the best decking material—cedar, pressure-treated or composite lumber? We compare their durability, appearance and cost.
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Restore a Deck
Restore an old wood deck, even if it's worn, cracked and splintery. Simply paint it with a thick, acrylic deck restoration coating, which will…
Composite or synthetic decking is the ultimate choice for a low-maintenance, long-lasting deck. Learn about decking choices for building your…
Easy Deck Inspection and Deck Repair Tips
Make your deck stronger and safer. Fix the 7 most common problems—missing lag screws, missing joist nails, rotting posts, weak joints,…
How to Remove Flaking Deck Stain
Even the best solid-color deck stains eventually flake away. To make an old deck look new again, strip off all the old finish, then clean,…
How to Choose Composite Decking
Simplify shopping for composite decking by weighing the importance of 7 key issues, including budget, sunlight, moisture, appearance, building…
Replacing Deck Boards
Has your deck seen better days? You probably don't have to rebuild the whole thing. Whether you have one bad deck board to replace or many, the…
How to Revive a Deck
Make your weathered old deck look like new. We'll show you the whole refinishing process, with expert tips on how to handle tough spots and…
Flashing a Deck Ledger Board on Vinyl Siding
Attaching a deck ledger board to a vinyl-sided house requires a few extra trim pieces to keep water from leaking behind the siding. Here's a…
How to Choose Deck Hardware
Use triple-zinc or stainless steel joist hangers for most decks to ensure long-term strength and durability. Coastal building codes require…