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The Deck Store’s blog offers expert advice & tips on how to maintain your decks, from deck cleaning, deck care and maintaining decks in Canadian weather.

Something to Lean On: The Importance of Deck Railings

Simon Slater - Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Deck Railings Calgary
Are you in the midst of designing your new deck? You might see many pictures of railing-free builds, and there's no doubt that the walk-off style looks great. However, it comes with a few setbacks that many homeowners do not realize until they’ve spent a few weeks, months or years with their new deck. The issues range from superficial to physically harmful, both to kids and the deck itself. Make sure you understand why Calgary homeowners install deck railings before deciding against them.  Read More

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How to Build a Beautiful Space With Composite Patio Pavers

Simon Slater - Friday, June 23, 2017

Working on your patio build plans? Many composite patio pavers that Calgary deck builders offer have the same great look as brick and stone. This type of patio material is very affordable in comparison and has simpler installation and maintenance.  Read More

Many Edmonton homeowners are turning to composite deck designs. Wooden deck materials are slowly phasing out, in exchange for composite materials with the same wooden looks. It's understandable because the natural wood materials are less resistant to wear and tear, especially in Edmonton's harsh climate. Rightfully so, you might want to consider composite deck designs that Edmonton deck supply companies offer when building your next deck!  Read More

Composite Deck Designs Edmonton
We all love beautiful deck designs in Edmonton. The kick starter to every deck design process is the decision on the building material for your deck. Off the top of your head, you may go with wood; but times have changed, and new technologies are enabling homeowners to have more reliable and environmentally friendly materials. Welcome to the era of composite deck designs in Edmonton. So, why are the composite deck designs the only sustainable option in Edmonton? Well, here are the Advantages of Building Your Deck with Composite Material: Read More

wolf deck boards
If you’re looking for reliable decking material in Calgary or Edmonton, Wolf decking produces distinctively beautiful decking at unmatched prices for their quality. The boards are designed to look and feel like real wood and are available in a collection of industry-first colors and graining to achieve the perfect look and feel for your liking. Read More

Finish Your Deck with Deck Skirting

Simon Slater - Wednesday, August 12, 2015

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Deck skirting can be added your deck to finish the edges of your deck, hide the support joists, and also create an underneath space for added living room or storage. Your ground-level plants and lawn ornaments will pop in contrast to a brightly coloured deck skirt, but even without greenery to showcase, skirting can increase the curb appeal of your home in a big way; take a look at these examplesRead More

Protect Your Deck with a Drainage System

Simon Slater - Saturday, August 01, 2015

Without a doubt, deck drainage systems are one of the most forgotten about investments one must make when building a deck, but easily one of the most essential. Whether your "dream deck" covers an entryway or a sitting area, you want dry coverage for the space below. That's where deck drainage systems make the difference, so long as you embrace this great technology. Read More

Yes, You DO Need Deck Lighting

Simon Slater - Thursday, July 23, 2015

If you don't have deck lighting, you should! Lighting up your outdoor living space lets you extend your time outside, it lets you showcase your deck and walkway at night, and it is much safer!  Read More

You won't go wrong by choosing AZEK Pavers. You can create the look that you want with five colors to choose from. Perk up your old patio, walkway or deck with easy to install and beautiful AZEK Pavers. Made with up to 95% post-consumer recycled materials such as scrap tires and plastics. Read More