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Choosing the Best Deck Railing for your Deck

March 6th, 2014
Choosing the Best Deck Railing for your Deck

Choosing the Best Deck Railing for your Deck

If you’re looking for deck accessories that will impress, deck railing stands among the most essential, and is often required by building code. While all outdoor deck accessories are essentially great deck ideas that can enhance your deck’s visual appeal, deck railing offers an attractive functionality for those who would utilize your outdoor living space. Here are some things to consider when choosing the best deck railing for your deck:

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Top Deck and Patio Design Ideas for Winter in the Pacific Northwest

March 4th, 2014

Winter in the Pacific Northwest creates a beautiful landscape that all can enjoy, but snow and heavy rain can put a serious damper on your ideas for a backyard deck. Since you’ll definitely want to use your deck all year round, you may need some tips for keeping your ideas afloat. These top suggestions will ensure the remaining winter won’t hinder your backyard deck ideas:kids out on the deck

Build a winter-friendly deck surface

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PVC Decking: A Low-maintenance Deck Option for Rain and Snow

February 27th, 2014

The end of winter may be drawing nearer, but residents of the Pacific Northwest still have a bit more to endure. While it’s nothing compared to the polar vortex afflicting the Midwest, heavy rain and snow can still have a profound effect on your deck. If you’re looking to preserve the quality and beauty of your deck, PVC decking is a great-looking option that can last through any season.

Endeck PVC decking

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Tendencies for 2014: Decks and Patios

February 18th, 2014

It’s already February, and you’re likely to have started entertaining new patio and deck designs for your home. However, it can be challenging to navigate the many possibilities available to you. If you’re intimidated by the wealth of choices, or if you’re stuck on a design idea, Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking wants to share some deck and patio tendencies that are proven to last well into the new year:

Tendencies for 2014: decks and patios

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Tips from the Experts: Decking Materials

February 13th, 2014

A deck makes for a beautiful outdoor addition, and it can even improve the worth of your home. With the wide variety of decking materials available to you, you can easily design a deck that appeals to you and your guests. To ensure that your deck will enjoy a healthy, long-lasting life, Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking wants to impart a few words of wisdom:Cedar Decking

Cedar decking tips

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How to Stain a Deck: Five Easy Steps

February 6th, 2014

How to stain a deck: 5 easy steps

A beautiful deck design is more than just an add-on to your house – it becomes an outdoor living space. Of course you want your home to look its best, and your deck should be no different. Applying deck stain to your cedar deck is an important and rewarding part of home maintenance that will have your deck looking like new. If you’ve ever wondered how to stain a deck, just follow these five easy steps:

1. Prepare the deck

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Get inspired: 5 Aluminum Fence Ideas for 2014

February 4th, 2014

Usher in 2014 with a renewed look for your yard. Aluminum fencing is a great way to add sophistication to your yard or garden without breaking the bank. Start your next project in style with these aluminum fence ideas:

No More Rust

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Portlanders Do Thanksgiving Al Fresco, On Their Cedar Decks

November 12th, 2013

Thanksgiving Feast

If you have a covered cedar deck, Oregon and Washington’s climate can allow for an outdoor Thanksgiving celebration. With a patio cover and a deck heater or two you can enjoy the natural beauty of late fall while enjoying your Thanksgiving feast. Although light precipitation is common this time of year, temperatures are generally still above freezing, and with the right forethought your “Turkey Day” can be celebrated al fresco. Read the rest of this entry »

Deck Builders Find PVC Popular in Portland

October 30th, 2013

PVC decking is a popular alternative to wood for building decks. Browse through some styles designed and installed by Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking.

pvc decking

PVC decking creates a polished look with little maintenance required.


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Build a Deck to Expand Your Outdoor Living Space [Infographic]

October 15th, 2013

Deck infographic thumbnailBy building a deck, you are off to a great start to expanding your outdoor living space. This infographic details some of the amenities that are in high demand to create the perfect space as well as the great return on investment they provide. Learn more information about how to create your perfect outdoor space, popular materials used to build decks, and important questions to ask before beginning the deck building process.

Right click to view infographic in full-size

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