Getting Started with DecksDirect

Getting started on your deck project can be tricky, whether you have someone build it for you or you're a DIYer. You've maybe never installed anything deck related before, or just don't know enough to confidently tell someone what you want. A million questions can come up during this process like, what colors do I want? How do I wire my lighting? How far should my balusters be spaced? How do you even install a section of railing?

The good news is that DecksDirect is here to help you every step of the way. Our Getting Started page is packed with a wealth of deck knowledge, as well as inspiration galleries and other services that are available to you through DecksDirect. With the addition of our new Glossary section you will also be able to better understand and explain exactly what it is that you need.

INSPIRATION & PRIMERS

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Deck Image Galleries

Get inspiration for your deck projects by browsing DecksDirect's Inspiration Galleries for decking design, product ideas, and product styles across all budgets.

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Deck Terms Glossary

Remembering every term involved with planning and building a deck isn't easy. The DecksDirect Glossary is the perfect place to brush up on your deck industry lingo.

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Deck Inspiration Posts

The DecksDirect Blog is jam-packed with great information on new products, tips, contests, giveaways and more! It's a great place to browse all things DecksDirect.

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Deck Expert Product Picks

We have been doing this deck industry thing for a very long time. The DecksDirect's Expert Picks are some of our favorites and most recommended from over the years.

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CHOOSING YOUR DECK PRODUCTS

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How-To Deck Guides

DecksDirect's How-To Guides will empower you with the knowledge and confidence to successfully install your deck project. We want to help you build a better deck.

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Deck Estimating Tools

We make calculating your Baluster & ZipUP supplies easy with our DecksDirect Estimating Tools. We're working on new tools all of the time so check back for updates.

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Deck Project Consult

Do you need to sit down and go over the different options that are available for you? Schedule a Consultation and get a personalized plan for your deck project.

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Get A Deck Quote

Ready to pull the trigger but need some help with the specifics? Send us a Quote Request, we'll provide a free custom quote for you to get your deck project started.

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DECK INSTALLATION & TROUBLESHOOTING

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How-To Deck Guides

DecksDirect's How-To Guides will empower you with the knowledge and confidence to successfully install your deck project. We want to help you build a better deck.

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Deck Help

Sometimes deck lighting is difficult and won't work correctly. The DecksDirect Troubleshoot Guides cover all things lighting and will help you with proper installation.

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Deck FAQs

We've compiled some FAQs to save you some time and frustration. Have a question about Penofin, Deck Lighting, or Balusters? It will be answered in our FAQs.

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Deck Warranty Info

Warranty info is accessible through our Manufacturer Warranties webpage. We have arranged links to manufacturers contact information, warranties and policies.

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Learn more about the basics of deck framing and building in the Deck Framing Guide and learn the specific deck part names in the Glossary of Deck Terms and Lingo.

Browse more deck design and railing style notes to upgrade your backyard space and deck in the DecksDirect Railing Style Guide. The quickest way to learn if your home is more suited for a classic aluminum deck railing or a strong, composite railing line.

The more you know, the better your deck and backyard projects will be! Whether you're looking at a brand new start or a fresh end-of-season deck renovation, give our deck designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at hello@decksdirect.com. Our deck experts will help you get the information, products, and tools you need for a gorgeous deck that you created and designed!