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5 Secrets of Deck Maintenance from the Experts

April 10th, 2014
Deck Maintenance Tips

5 Secrets of Deck Maintenance from the Experts

Deck maintenance is one of the most important things you can do to sustain the life of your deck. However, maintenance is more than just applying a coat of stain to decking material. It’s a process that takes time, and Rick’s Custom Fencing & Decking has some secrets to share with you for proper deck maintenance. Read the rest of this entry »

Spring Cleaning Tips for your Custom Deck

March 27th, 2014

Leaving winter behind often invigorates us with a desire to clean our homes, and the agreeable weather of spring provides the perfect opportunity to prepare your custom deck for a season of pleasant outdoor activities. No matter what your deck is made from—PVC decking / Gorilla deck, Tigerwood decking, western red cedar decking, or Port Orford cedar decking—find handy springtime deck ideas to freshen up your decking space here.

Endeck PVC decking

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Prepare your Outdoor Living Space for Spring in the Pacific Northwest

March 20th, 2014

Winter has finally ended, and as we emerge into the bright light of spring we look forward to spending even more quality time in our outdoor living spaces. To take advantage of the pleasant weather, here are some easy ways to prepare your home for the forthcoming comforts of spring:

outdoor living space

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Beautify your Outdoor Living Area with a Garden Arbor or Pergola

March 18th, 2014

Your outdoor living area provides plenty of enjoyment, but you may be wondering how to make it even more inviting. A garden arbor or a cedar pergola provides an extra element of beauty that can make a welcome addition to your outdoor living area. Rick’s Custom Fencing and Decking offers the following suggestions to help narrow down your garden arbor or pergola ideas:

cedar pergola

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Consider a Good Neighbor Fence in High Wind Areas

March 13th, 2014

Cedar fencing serves as a practical barrier when living in high wind areas, but it can also drive a wedge between you and your neighbor in your desire for privacy. When a fence goes up, tempers can often blow harder than the wind. Read on to find out how a good neighbor fence can help ease the tension – both between people and the elements!

Cedar Fencing

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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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