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TimberTech

May 27, 2016 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Devin Crawford-Tufts

TimberTech

TimberTech

TimberTech is one of the leading manufacturers of composite decking material in the world, and DecksDirect is happy to offer it to you! TimberTech's popular railing systems have been the go to for TimberTech but they have grown their line of products to include Fasteners and LED DeckLites. As far as TimberTech's line of railing systems, they offer the Evolutions Rail and the RadianceRail. Now, within the Evolutions Rail line of railing we have the Evolutions - Builder Style and the Evolutions - Contemporary Style.

The Builder Style railing system offers both TimberTech's high quality materials at a high value/budget friendly price. The Builder Style has an individualized look when you finish it off with your choice of drink rail, and is a very straight forward order with one choice for infill (black round aluminum balusters) and no post caps or complicated accessories. The Evolutions Contemporary Style railing is very similar to the Builder Style. The Contemporary Style railing system offers square or round infill options, and unlike the Builder Style where you only have the option of aluminum balusters, the Contemporary rail gives you the option to use composite balusters as well. Both the Builder Style and Contemporary Style railings come in classic black, brick, or traditional walnut finishes and have a CableRail infill option available!

The RadianceRail line of railing systems also has two options with the RadianceRail and the RadianceRail Express. The RadianceRail offers six beautiful finishes: White, Black, Kona, Mountain Cedar, Brownstone and Slate Gray. It is a composite railing line that has no visible hardware, square balusters, and is highly customizable with the 6 different available finishes. The RadianceRail Express is a high-quality capped wood composite that is available in 3 finishes: Black, White and Kona. RadianceRail Express offers square composite balusters that simply slide into place within the pre-routed top and bottom rails. All in all the RadianceRail Express line of railing is very similar to the RadianceRail but with less color options and a lower price point! The RadianceRail line of railing also offers a CableRail infill option!

As we mentioned above TimberTech has grown it's railing line to include fasteners as well! You have the choice of the FusionLoc collated fastening system with a true one step installation process (with use of pneumatic gun - Sold Separately), the CONCEALoc hidden fastening system that was designed specifically for TimberTech's line of grooved boards, The CONCEALoc L Bracket to use on your first and last plank & butt seam joists to achieve a fastener-free finish, or the Cortex Concealed plug system with color matching plugs for TimberTech's line of railing.

TimberTech also offers lighting with their line of DeckLites. TimberTech's line of DeckLites gives you the ability to fully customize your TimberTech railing system and highlight the elegance and beauty of your composite railing. DeckLites offers Post Cap Light Modules that you can add to illuminate an unlit post cap. They have Accent Lights that you can place on your posts for a down spot light on your posts, as well as Stair Riser Lights and Recessed Lighting that will illuminate your stairs and walking paths. TimberTech even offers an Under Rail Light for added safety to stairs or to install under a rail or a bench to highlight architectural elements.

With the new line of fasteners and DeckLites, TimberTech is a great option for a sleek, unobtrusive, highly customizable railing system. Get your TimberTech items today on DecksDirect.com!

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Memorial Day Shipping Times

May 24, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Angelene

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Have a Safe and Happy Memorial Day!

DecksDirect will be closed Monday May 30th, 2016 in observance of Memorial Day. 

We will resume normal business hours on Tuesday May 31st, shipping and delivery will be impacted, please note the following in regards to shipping:

     • FedEx Home Delivery is closed on Monday and Tuesday
     • FedEx Commercial Ground & Express is closed on Monday

     • UPS is closed Monday

     • USPS is closed Monday

Please keep these dates in mind as you make your shipping plans.

Orders placed after 3:30pm on Friday, May 27th through 3:30pm Tuesday, May 31st will be shipped on Tuesday, May 31st. For more information about holiday shipping times, please visit FedEx, UPS, or USPS.

Feel free to contact the DecksDirect.com team at support@decksdirect.com or give us a call at 1-888-824-5316.

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AGS Stainless

May 20, 2016 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Devin Crawford-Tufts

AGS Stainless ExpressRail Cable

AGS Stainless

Today we are staying on the cable railing path with AGS Stainless. AGS Stainless offers ExpressRail Cable that is a DIY-friendly, high-end cable railing system. This cable railing system comes pre-drilled and fully-welded which eliminates the need for on-site drilling.

The cable that is used with AGS Stainless is an Electroplated 316 Stainless Steel 1/8 inch thick cable. The electropolish of the cable wire improves corrosion resistance by removing the elemental iron within the wire, resulting in an extremely shiny and smooth surface. The electroplated cable is available in any length on a price per foot basis, or in 50 foot or 100 foot pre-coiled sections.

With AGS Stainless you have the option of using a traditional Stainless Steel Deck Mount Post or a Stainless Steel Fascia Mount Post as well as a matching Stainless Steel Skirt. With the fascia mount post you will mount the post on the fascia or side of your deck, allowing you to utilize all of your deck's square footage. Both of the post options are available in a 36" or 42" rail height.

AGS also offers various stainless steel fittings like the Swageless Stainless Steel Fitting and Stainless Steel Toggle Fitting. Each run of cable requires a fixed fitting at one end and an adjustable tensioning fitting at the other end to tighten the cable. If you need to remove your cable from the fitting you can use the Cable Release Key available on DecksDirect.com.

After you've gotten your posts set and your cable installed you may want to install the sleek StarLight Solar Down Light. AGS offers the StarLight as a complement to the slender AGS stainless steel posts. This light subtly shines out of the cutouts on the front of the light with the majority of the light shining downward. AGS also offers a Light Mouting Kit to help install your StarLight onto the stainless steel posts.

The final step to the AGS Stainless ExpressRail Cable Railing System is to add your own hardwood top rail for an extremely sleek, modern, upscale finished look.

AGS Stainless realizes that you want to keep your stainless steel cable railing system looking shiney and new, and so they offer cleaning and anti rusting kits. The Stainless Steel Cleaning/Passivating Kit is a 15-30 minute quick fix to your dulling cablerail. Use the included scotch-brite scrubbing pad to buff out imperfections and keep your cable rail shiney and bright. If you are worried about your stainless steel rusting you can use the Citrisurf 2310 ready to use rust remover paired with the Rust Rescue 200 surface protection. After thoroughly cleaning the cable rail with the CitriSurf 2310, you'll apply Rust Rescue 200 with a cloth, brush, roller or sprayer in a light coat. You'll let the solution dry for about 10 minutes and then wipe off any excess.

AGS Stainless is available on DecksDirect.com today!

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Fortress Vertical Cable

May 17, 2016 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Devin Crawford-Tufts

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Fortress Vertical Cable

Fortress Vertical Cable was the first vertical railing panel system to hit cable railing industry, and DecksDirect.com is proud to be able to offer it to you. Fortress offers sleek Vertical Cable Level Railing Panels and Vertical Cable Stair Railing Panels that are both high-grade and durable. The top and bottom rails are made from pre-galvanized and powder-coated iron with 316 marine grade stainless steel cable wire. These panels are available in either a 34" rail height or a 40" rail height and come in six foot and eight foot lengths. There are a total of eighteen 1/8 inch thick cable wires per panel that are spaced 3-1/4 inches apart, ensuring that you will meet your building codes. These panels have pre-installed 5/8 inch steel cable supports that are placed about one third of the way in on both ends; they make sure your panel wont bow from over tightened cable wires.

Installing this Vertical Cable system isn't too difficult. Start by mounting your Fortress Iron Posts for Cable Railing Panels. Next, you'll want to install your Universal Rail Brackets for Fortress Cable Railing Panels making sure to space them according to the rail height that you choose. Now, you'll come in with your Fortress Vertical Cable Level Railing Panel and insert the top and bottom rails into the brackets that you've just installed. You'll attach the top and bottom rails with the included T-25 thread cutting screws, and then come in and tighten up your cable wire so that they are tensioned equally. In order to stop the Vertical Cable Panel from bowing out, there is a specific tightening order that can be found in the Installation Instructions for Fortress Vertical Cable Panels. Lastly, because the top of the rail is open you have the option of adding a top accent rail. You can add the Flat Accent Top Rail in Black Sand for a finished look, or you could use Fortress' FE26 Cap Rail Clips and attach your own wood, composite, or vinyl board to the top rail. Whichever top accent you choose you will be getting a railing system that looks amazing and won't inhibit the view from your deck.

Get your Vertical Cable Railing System and any other necessary decking items today on DecksDirect.com!

 

Fortress Vertical Cable

 

Vertical Cable Features

  • 34" or 40" Rail Heights
  • 6' or 8' Rail Lengths
  • 15 year Cable Railing Warranty
  • Pre-Galvanized & Powder-Coated Iron Rails
  • 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Cable Wire

 

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Fortress Iron Balusters

May 13, 2016 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Devin Crawford-Tufts

Fortress Accents Lighting

The Fortress Company is unique among manufacturers primarily because of their wide range of railing materials and lighting options, but if you are looking for a decorative twist baluster or even a regular round baluster, Fortress has some great options for you as well! Fortress' balusters are made by combining the beauty of wrought iron with the strength of steel to give you a finished product that is both visually appealing as well as durable. In addition to their wrought iron and steel baluster options, Fortress also offers synthetic balusters and a glass baluster option. It's really all up to the look you are going for when it comes to balusters and with Fortress you are able to pick from many different shapes, sizes, and colors. Fortress offers balusters in Black, White, Bronze, Browns & Tans, Red tones, Greens, and Gray/Clear/Glass. If you are unsure of which color is going to work with your project you can order color samples of Fortress' balusters through DecksDirect.com. With Fortress you have various baluster length and width options with lengths options of 26", 31", 32", 34", 42" and 48" and width options of 5/8", 3/4", 1" and 3-3/4". Size and color are not everything; with Fortress balusters you have the option of choosing Straight Traditional Balusters that are round and square, Architectural or Curved Balusters, Basket Balusters, and Twist Balusters. With most of the design options, you also have the ability to face-mount the balusters to your actual rail for even more customization! The Fortress Company excels at giving you a multitude of different options for your project, with the above information you will now be able to more accurately select the correct baluster for your project!

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Fortress Accent Lighting

May 11, 2016 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Devin Crawford-Tufts

Fortress Accents Lighting

DecksDirect.com is proud to carry a large inventory of Fortress products. We wanted to take the time today to introduce you to Fortress Accent Lighting. Fortress offers multiple lighting accents that you can add to your deck. These accents will allow you to add additional lighting where it is needed, customize the look of your deck, and allow you to enjoy your deck into the later hours of the night! There are modules for post caps available, rail and step lights, recessed lights, transformers, and dimmers that will power and customize your lighting.

As far as post cap modules go, Fortress offers an LED Cap Light Module and an LED Glow Ring Module. The LED Cap Light Modules are small light modules that you can add to the Flat Pyramid Post Cap by Fortress Accents. These modules can be put on one, two, three or all four sides of a post cap to give you lighting where you need it! Installation is as easy as choosing how many illuminated sides of the post cap you would like, clip the wire of any unneccessary LED modules, then wrap the ends of the clipped wire with electrical tape. These modules are available in a single pack or a pack of four. The LED Glow Ring is another post cap add on that is available from Fortress Accents. The glow ring can be attachedto the Flat Pyramid Post Cap as well. This glow ring casts a warm light coming from all four directions of the post cap. The LED in the glow ring is waterproof and uses 80% less energy than traditional incandescent fixtures!

Fortress Accents also has rail lighting available with their Vertical LED Post Light and the Universal LED Light by Fortress Accents. The Vertical LED Post Light is a low-profile designed rail light that is great for metal, wood, vinyl and composite posts that measure two inches and up. This rail light is made from durable powder coated die cast aluminum and is available in Gloss Black, Black Sand, Gloss White and Antique Bronze. The Universal LED Light is also a low-profile rail light, but this light can go virtually anywhere you need added light. You will see a lot of people use this light as an under rail or a stair light. It is made from durable powder coated die cast aluminum and is available in Gloss Black, Black Sand, Gloss White and Antique Bronze.

Last but not least are the Surface Mount Recessed LED Lights by Fortress Accents. The Surface Mount Recessed LED Light is perfect for lighting in the actual deck surfaceor on your deck stairs. These lights are very easy to install with the help of the 1" Forstner bit. Once the Forstner bit is used the light fixture pressure fits into the routed hole and sits virtually flush with the surface of your deck. These lights are made from premium powder coated die cast aluminum so you know they will last. These fixtures are available in packs of six and come in Gloss Black, Gloss White and Antique Bronze.

You are going to also need to power your Fortress Accent lights using a DC transformer. DecksDirect.com offers a few options specifically made for Fortress Accent Lighting. Your first option is to choose our LED DC Transformer Kit. Within this kit you will receive a 36 watt DC transformer, a timer/photocell, a dimmer, a dimmer remote, a three foot output wire with male quick connect inputs and an open lead output, eight installations screws, 2 wire nuts, and installation instructions. This kit gives you literally everything you need to both power and customize your deck lighting! Your second option is the LED DC transformer by Fortress Accents. This is a 30 watt transformer that runs on 12 volt DC power. This transformer is not compatible with dimmers but does come with a 2-year manufacturer’s warranty!

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DecksDirect Open House - June 11th from 4-8 pm

May 06, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Devin Crawford-Tufts

DecksDirect Open House

DecksDirect Open House

DecksDirect is happy to announce that we will be having our annual Open House this year on June 11th from 4pm - 8pm. Games will be played, faces will be painted, food will be served and drinks will be poured. This is a great opportunity for you and your family or friends to come down to our Brooklyn Center location and join in on/take a look at all of the fun we have every day! DecksDirect is all about helping people build a better deck, but we are also about serving you the customer and creating a personal relationship! Please RSVP if you know you will be in attendance but drop-ins are always welcome! We ask that you attempt to RSVP no later than June 1st so we have some time to prepare.

Date: Saturday, June 11th

Time: 4pm - 8pm

Location: 3900 50th Ave. N. Suite 100 Brooklyn Center, MN 55429 (map)

RSVP: Below

You can fill out the RSVP below, once you click submit you are good to go!

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Deck Safety Month

May 03, 2016 | Posted in Messages and News By Devin Crawford-Tufts

Deck Finishing Kits

Deck Safety Month

May is national deck safety month, and DecksDirect wants to help you make sure your deck is safe for this year! The North American Deck and Railing Association or NADRA and DecksDirect realize that sometimes inspecting your deck can be overlooked, even when it is recommended to do an inspection yearly. We want to help keep you safe this year with a small list of things to look for that could be signs that your deck is failing.

First on the checklist is to inspect your ledger boards. Are the ledger boards attached over siding, stucco, brick or veneer? Has the proper hardware been used to attach your ledger board? Failure to correctly attach your ledger board can result in your deck failing like it has in the small picture down below.

Next on our list is hardware. Do you see a reddish rust color from your hardware being corroded? This could be happening on your railing fasteners, baluster connectors, metal posts or anywhere metal is being used on your deck. Rusted out hardware is cause for concern because your deck boards, railings, and/or posts could become loose and that would be dangerous for anyone that decides to step or lean on that part of your deck.

Third on the list is framing. Is any of the wood used for your framing untreated, rotting, warping or decaying? Are any of your framing boards loose? Are you missing any connectors or joist hangers? These are all things you will want to look for to make sure your framing is secure. A solid framing is like a solid foundation for your deck. If your framing has begun to decay, warp, or rot it is something that you will want to fix ASAP!

Lastly on our list is making sure that your supporting posts are securely connected to your framing. Failure to correctly secure your structural posts to your deck framing will cause major problems down the road, and if it falls down, will leave you with an un-fixable problem. Follow your local building and weather requirements, and even have an inspector come out and check your connections because this connection is very important for both the longevity of your deck and the safety of everyone on it.


Deck safety is a must if you plan on having company onto your deck. Keeping everyone safe this season is something DecksDirect takes seriously and educating our customers on deck safety is one way we try to help people build a better deck! You can visit NADRA's deck safety month webpage and download there 10 point checklist by following this URL : (http://nadra.org/consumers/deck_safety_month_-_consumers.html)

 

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