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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.

Choosing to install a composite deck on your home is a great decision for many reasons. A deck adds value to your home and functionality to your outdoor space. Selecting Trex composite decking, over wood, has many appealing benefits to a homeowner. Trex composite can last upwards of 30 years without ever having to be treated or refinished. It also stands up to extreme weather conditions in Edmonton without warping or cracking. The initial costs of a composite deck are higher compared to natural wood materials, but the savings increase exponentially over the life of your deck, which makes a more economical choice. However, composite decking can be more complicated to install, so it is important to use a trained Trex deck builder when installing your new composite deck. Read More

DIY projects save time and money and allow you to create something that is exactly what you want for your home. But it's important to make sure you're building your project safely. When building a deck railing for your home, there are several different things to keep in mind. Here are some helpful tips to get you started on your new deck railing. Read More

Bring the Beach to Your Backyard with Wolf Decking!

Simon Slater - Friday, June 15, 2018

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We all know that Calgary winters are tough. There are steps we take every year to protect our homes from the incoming frigid temperatures and snow. But do you protect your deck? Most of us don't even think about our backyard structures during the winter, but it's important to protect them as well. So how do we do that? By using Cutek deck stain in the summer, you can refresh your deck while giving it strong protection for the upcoming colder months. Read More

Create a Unique Backyard with AZEK Patio Paving Stones

Simon Slater - Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Warmer weather means more time outside, and more time outside means outdoor parties! It's the perfect time to spruce up your outdoor space with a new patio. With all the available materials out there, it's hard to know which ones to choose. You want to be sure you have a patio that's practical yet unique and works well with your backyard. AZEK patio paving stones make a perfect choice. Read More

Cutek Deck Stain Case Study by Brooke & Kevin in Calgary

Simon Slater - Monday, May 07, 2018

Name: Brooke & Kevin
Type of Project: Wood Retaining Wall & Fence Staining
Product: Cutek Extreme - Walnut
Location: SW Calgary
Type of Building: the remaining owner sold the bungalow to its second owners in 2009. The second owners were very into organic living and turned the front yard into an “Urban Edible Forest” with young fruit bearing shrubs and trees. However, in the process of creating the front yard “forest” they removed the original concrete retaining wall at the sidewalk and used the blocks as small tiers on the hillside. This unfortunately left the hill, composed mostly of sand, unstable and by the time we purchased the house in 2013 there was soil erosion at the bottom of the hill and the existing concrete steps had started to slump and pull away from the slope. Read More

Is Building a Deck on Your Summer DIY List?

Simon Slater - Tuesday, May 01, 2018

It's time to start thinking about updating your outdoor space. Building a deck is a great way to use your space in a practical and stylish way. Perfect for barbecues, entertaining or just relaxing with a cold drink on a hot day, building a deck can completely transform the outside of your house. Taking on a DIY deck build can be a lot of work, but thankfully our experts have all the materials you need to get started. Here are some things to keep in mind while planning your deck project. Read More

Illuminate Your Backyard with Deck Lighting

Simon Slater - Sunday, April 15, 2018

A deck is a great way to make the most of your outdoor space while adding value to your home. But to be able to enjoy your deck in the evening hours, it's important to have quality deck lighting. Deck lighting not only adds function to your deck, it also can update the entire look. There are several different varieties of deck lighting available depending on your needs, and each one has specific functions and advantages. Read More

Building a patio is a perfect way to update your outdoor space. It not only adds charm and function to your space, but it can also add value to your home. When choosing paving stones to use in your new patio, you'll find that there are many different kinds available. AZEK patio paving stones stand out from the rest for many different reasons. AZEK Permeable Pavers are an alternative to concrete paving stones that can be more cost-effective and easier to install. Read More

Why You Need Cutek Stain for Your Calgary Deck

Simon Slater - Thursday, March 15, 2018

Decks can add a lot of function, charm and value to your home. But they need to be maintained and cared for to keep them looking fresh and new. A little hard work will go a long way to save you time and money down the road. When looking for quality stain products for your deck, look no further than Cutek Deck Stain. Read More