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Save Big on Deckorators Decking

Sep 19, 2019 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jamie B.

DecksDirect Office and Showroom Hours for the 4th of July Week 2019

Bucks for Boards Sale on Deckorators Decking

Earn $2 for every Deckorators Vault deck board you buy from now until November 22, 2019

Keep your receipts handy during your autumn deck building process and submit them to Deckorators to receive a Visa® gift card! All rebate submissions must be entered no later than November 22, 2019. Please allow between 6 to 8 weeks for Deckorators to process your rebate and get the gift card delivered to you.

There must be a minimum purchase of 25 Deckorators Vault deck boards to qualify with the maximum rebate limit on 500 deck boards. Multiple entries can be submitted! The maximum gift card rebate will be $1,000.

Once your composite decking purchases are made, fill out the Deckorators Rebate Information with your mailing info and invoices, and then you're ready to get back some of your hard-earned cash!

With a rustic and softly aged look, the classic Deckorators decking finish of Mesquite gives your deck a fresh feel with nostalgiac looks










Discover the warm, soothing tones of the Deckorators Vault decking line in Mesquite.

Cool, classic and timeless; the unique style of the Deckorators decking shade of Dusk helps breathe new life into an existing space


















Highlight your modern style home with the timelessly cool look of Deckorators decking in Dusk.

The clean look of Deckorators decking in Hickory can help your outdoor space gain attention without overpowering your view



















Keep your outdoor spaces looking open and clear with Deckorators composite decking in clean-looking Hickory finish.










Don't put off your deck renovations and updating any longer --- shop Deckorators decking today and save!
Have questions about your deck project or want help getting started? Drop one of our Deck Designers a line hello@decksdirect.com or give us a shout at
1-888-824-5316

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Keep your vinyl deck railing looking gorgeous year after year with these easy steps

 

Easy Tips on Cleaning Your Vinyl Railing System

from Durables to Illusions, keep your vinyl deck railing stunning


Vinyl and composite deck railing systems are a beautiful addition to any home and is a low-maintenance method for increasing security around your family's outdoor space and highlighting the architectural beauty of your home with timeless, traditional looks. With no need to paint or readjust your deck railing ever again, vinyl deck railing lines will last for decades and allow you more time to relax on your deck rather than working on it.

While being an incredibly effortless deck railing design to love, the occasional cleaning will help keep your vinyl deck railing system looking like the clean, pristine dream deck railing you've always wanted.

The clean lines and bright colors of the Durables Vinyl Railing line, shown in Manchester, highlights the classical beauty of most any home


1) General Splish and Splash

As with most railing and fencing, a soft general cleaning will be sufficient for the majority of decks, porches, and patios across the country. Fill an empty bucket with some room temperature water, and slowly add in some soft detergent or a mild household cleaning agent such as Dawn® dish soap. Use a soft cloth or clean rag, soak it in the soapy water, and gently scrub your vinyl railing. Watch as your surface spots and dirt melt away with ease! Avoid any residue left behind by removing any soap on your railing for more than 15 minutes and remember to rinse well with clean, non-soapy water.

2) Pressure Washing

Pressure washing can seem like a wonderful option for cleaning your vinyl railing, especially if your deck has been neglected for a year or two and has some dirt and debris built up over time. While power washing can be a fun way to get a deep clean on your vinyl deck railing, you need to make sure that you're doing it correctly! Set your pressure washer to the lowest setting possible and be sure to use a fan-tip nozzle when spraying. This will keep the water from damaging your rails or scuffing up the finish at all.

3) Pesky persistent Stains

From kids to backyard projects gone awry, a lot of odd things can end up on your deck railing from time to time! From rubber marks or tar and oil, permanent marker or nail polish remover; what's a homeowner to do? Simply use a melamine foam cleaning pad such as a Magic Eraser™ or Easy Eraser™ to wipe away those marks and stains for a beautiful outdoor area.

4) Harmless Mold and Algae

From small black dots to small swathes of green buildup, occasional mold or algae appearances can happen from time to time. This surface-issue mildew doesn't damage or affect your railing material at all, however, it can become quite an eye-sore over time. As these spots are simply resting on the exterior level of the vinyl, give your deck railing a nice, firm scrub-down using a foam cleaning pad or low-level pressure washer. Once rinsed away, prevent future occurrences with a swift wipe of white vinegar over the newly cleaned area.

5) Stronger Cleaners

You've tried a big bucket of soapy water, even ran through a box of Magic Eraser™ cleaning pads; but you still can't get rid of a pesky stain? Try a long-time favorite! Goof Off™ works extremely well at removing stuck-on elements or marks such as stickers, candle wax, tape residue, tree sap, crayon, and more. No tough scrubbing, no discolored spots, just a straightforward way to help your vinyl deck railing keep looking its best!

6) Bring Dull Spots Back to Life

After giving your vinyl railing a thorough cleaning, you may notice some spots that have a duller shine or don't look quite the same as before. No worries, this is quite common, especially with newly installed vinyl. To restore the shine, wipe the fencing down with a clean, damp cloth and watch the shine reappear in minutes. Still not quite as you want it? Dry the surface and apply a non-abrasive outdoor paste wax, such as one from Armor All® or Johnson & Johnson™. House wax, automotive wax or plastic boat polish can also help you revive the shine you want!

7) AVOID

Now, for a few things we recommend putting away in the back of your cleaning cabinet when it comes to your vinyl deck railing:
-Never use an abrasive material to clean your railings such as Steel Wool, sandpaper, or a Scratch Pad. This can dull and damage your vinyl surface possibly beyond repair!
-Never use an abrasive cleaner such as bleach, ammonia, or Nanoscrub to polish up your vinyl fencing and railing.
-Lastly, never use any cleaners, materials, or tools that are not approved for use on vinyl.

The stunning and traditional look of the Durables Ashington Vinyl Deck Railing system is a brilliant choice for protecting any style of home

If at any point in your project you have any questions, feel free to give our deck experts a call at 1-888-824-5316 or send us an email at hello@decksdirect.com.

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Deck of the Month: August 2019

Aug 30, 2019 | Posted in Deck of the Month By Jamie B.

OZCO 4x4 Post Base Kits and OZCO 6x6 Post Base Kits create a strong and beautiful opportunity to attach a wood post to an already built deck

Deck of the Month Winner for August 2019

rustic charm with ozco post anchors and deckorators balusters

Everyone at DecksDirect would like to say a big congratulations to Gerald in Oregon for snatching the crown of August 2019's Deck of the Month winner! We had so many customers, clients and contractors send in photos of some lovely decks that have been built in this last month of summer, but none impressed us as much as the DIY handiwork of Gerald. When you can't find a pre-made deck railing system that is exactly what you want -- you build your own!

Gerald and his family said that when they started planning out their project, they did a little research on deck hardware, and were immediately drawn to the beautiful and sturdy looks of OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties. With his two helpful stepsons working alongside of him, Jerry said, "Although a modest project, it only took 3 hours to install the post bases, cut and attach the horizontal railings, and attach the balusters."

A brilliant way to add touches of elegant detail to your deck or patio hardware while still creating a structurally strong outdoor area is to look towards OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties. Crafted from galvanized and powder-coated rich steel, OZCO Hardware and Wood Ties are available in two decorative styles to help build the backyard project you're looking for while delivering deck hardware you want to be seen. Choose from the ornate Laredo Sunset or the timeless Ironwood design styles to match the look you want for your home.

Gerald chose to use the classic look of the OZCO Ironwood Post Base Kits to securely mount and attach his gorgeous wooden deck posts to his deck surface for a railing look that can't be denied.


For an eye-catching finished deck railing design and the easiest deck baluster installation possible, check out Deckorators Face-Mount Balusters. Featuring a gorgeous, long-lasting powder-coat finish, these aluminum deck balusters attach directly to the outside face of the top and bottom rails for a building process you can finish in an afternoon. Gerald chose to add on the timeless look of the Deckorators Traditional Face-Mount Balusters on his rich deep wood railing. However, feel free to add a touch of dramatic look to your outdoor space with the elegant and eye-catching or the Arc Architectural Balusters for a touch of flair!

When looking over the finished project, Jerry and his family said, "We are very happy with the results, and I might add that the railing is rock solid, too. I highly recommend these products to anyone who wants a solid railing with a really beautiful look and feel."

Congratulations again, Gerald! If there's any way we can love decks more than we already do, it's when they become a project that the whole family can get involved with. We hope you all enjoy the rest of this beautiful summer out on your lovely backyard deck! Some DecksDirect shirts, can koozies, and swag is coming your way!



Feeling inspired to get your deck renovation underway? Give one of our experienced Deck Designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 and we can help get your project moving so you can still show it off this summer.

If you have a photo you would like to submit to our contest, simply post a photo to Instagram including the hashtag #DecksDirect OR submit a photo with a review on the appropriate product page. You can also send your project photos to hello@decksdirect.com. By doing so, you will be entered to win great prizes from our Deck of the Month Contest!

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Deck of the Month: July 2019

Jul 29, 2019 | Posted in Deck of the Month By Jamie B.

Add a clean, polished look to your outdoor space with the finishing touch of Deckorators ALX Classic deck railing

 

Deck of the Month Winner for July 2019

The family that builds together, grows together

We want to say a gigantic congratulations to the Waugh family in Minnesota for the gorgeous renovation they achieved on their front porch using the timeless look of the Deckorators ALX Classic deck railing system mounted on top of the stunning style of DuraLife composite decking in Golden Teak. Showing everyone what you can achieve when you work together over the weekend, the Waughs gave their deck a whole new life while also gaining a perfect spot to enjoy the beautiful summer days.

Not just stopping at adding the long-lasting beauty of Golden Teak DuraLife composite decking or the low-maintenace appeal of the eye-catching Deckorators ALX Classic deck railing; the Waughs decided to highlight their outdoor space in all its glory using movable Deck Railing Accessories along their deck railing. An ingenius way to decorate your space with bright flowers and growing herb gardens, deck railing accessories such as the Standard Bracket Bundle or the Complete Flower Pot Bundle by Hold It Mate allow you to showcase your green thumb while keeping floor space open and free.

Durable enough to last from Kindergarden graduations to family reunions decades down the road, the Waughs now have a lovely outdoor space for all the gatherings and celebrations to come. With the virtually maintenace-free feel of DuraLife composite decking and the Deckorators ALX Classic deck railing system; they'll spend less time with upkeep and more time laying low in the sunshine together.

Congratulations again, it's wonderful to see a DIY project that the whole family can get involved with and enjoy. We're going to go ahead and send some DecksDirect shirts and swag your way!

Feeling inspired to get your deck renovation underway? Give one of our experienced Deck Designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 and we can help get your project moving so you can still show it off this summer.

Shop DuraLife Decking Today

If you have a photo you would like to submit to our contest, simply post a photo to Instagram including the hashtag #DecksDirect OR submit a photo with a review on the appropriate product page. You can also send your project photos to hello@decksdirect.com. By doing so, you will be entered to win great prizes from our Deck of the Month Contest!



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Genovations PVC Decking

Jul 12, 2019 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jamie B.

Solid Genovations PVC decking is stronger than wood and composite deck boards at a lower price

Want Your Deck To Last Its Longest?

Try the solid PVC Feel of Genovations Decking


For patio and deck flooring that won't mold, stain, or fade; groundbreaking Genovations PVC decking eliminates any of the worry involved with natural and composite deck boards while adding an organic wood-grain look and feel to your outdoor space. The solid PVC deck flooring doesn't contain any foam, wood, or organic filler materials meaning that Genovations deck boards don't absorb any moisture and doesn't require any air-flow clearance.

Specially engineered for an incredibly quick installation time, Genovations Decking features a self-aligning and self-spacing tongue and groove design that allows you to attach your deck boards securely with just a simple Genovations Stainless Steel Truss Head Screw. No expensive hidden deck fastening systems. No time-consuming deck clips. Just a straightforward installation with zero visible hardware or exposed fasteners for a barefoot friendly deck surface without the extra work.

The Genovations Decking process can be accomplished in as few as three simple steps

Looking to create a pretty backyard patio area? Genovations PVC Decking can be installed directly over concrete to help complete the look you want for your space with the extra work of creating clearance. Open channels in the I-Beam board desing allow air to pass through easily allowing for open space needed as well as a cooler board surface temperatures.

The unique I-Beam design of the Genovations floor boards also allow for installation on 16 inch joists, while creating a deck board that is less than half the weight of leading composite deck boards as well as one of the strongest 5/4 inch deck boards available on the market today. Available in six different earth-tone shades, including both multi-tonal and solid finishes, Genovations Decking can help complete your family's outdoor living room with strength you can trust.

When choosing your deck design and deck board layout, we highly recommend getting in touch with one of our deck designers to help you pick out the composite or PVC decking lines, styles, and hardware that match your home's style and can help create the outdoor look you want. Give us a call at 1-888-824-5316 to get started today!

 

A low-maintenance way to get the beautiful backyard space you've always wanted no matter your climate or location with Genovations Decking



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DecksDirect 4th of July Schedule

Jul 01, 2019 | Posted in Messages and News By Jamie B.

DecksDirect Office and Showroom Hours for the 4th of July Week 2019

All Decked Out in Red, White, & Blue

DecksDirect Hours for the 4th of July 2019

From everyone here at DecksDirect, we want to wish you a happy, warm, and fun-filled Fourth of July! We hope you spend the day gathering with your families and friends, sharing great food, drinks, and games, and remembering the reason for the holiday.     From our families' decks to yours – Happy Fourth of July and God Bless America!

Wednesday, July 3rd: Open

  • Standard Office Hours: 7:30 AM - 8:00 PM CT
  • All Deliveries As Usual: USPS, FedEx, FedEx Express, and Freight

 

Thursday, July 4th: We'll be out on the deck!

  • Place your order online – Our website is always open!
  • USPS Deliveries – Closed
  • FedEx Express Deliveries – Closed
  • FedEx Ground Deliveries – Closed
  • Freight Deliveries – Closed

 

Friday, July 5th: Back to Business

  • USPS Deliveries – Open
  • FedEx Express Deliveries – Open
  • FedEx Ground Deliveries – Open
  • Freight Deliveries – Modified Delivery Schedule

 

Please keep these dates in mind as you make your shipping plans. Feel free to contact the DecksDirect team with any questions at hello@decksdirect.com or give us a call at 1-888-824-5316. 

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Deck of the Month: June 2019

Jul 01, 2019 | Posted in Deck of the Month By Jamie B.

For a picture-perfect deck railing look that's kitted together for an easy install, turn to AFCO Pro for your outdoor space

 

Deck of the Month Winner for June 2019

get an expert look that's easy to install with afco pro

All of us here at DecksDirect want to wish a big congratulations to Brian in Michigan for winning the Deck of the Month contest for June! A brilliant way to add a distinct look to your space whether a professional deck builder or new to construction entirely; AFCO Pro aluminum railing kits provide everything you need for a railing section in one straightforward package. Easy ordering, quick installation, and a polished final look, the AFCO Pro deck railing kits allow you to start and finish a backyard project in one quick weekend while gaining gorgeous looks.

Brian decided to add an extra dash of design to their outdoor living space by installing the AFCO Pro Railing sections between the grand and decorative AFCO Aluminum Newel Cap and Base Kits. With a substantial 6 inch by 6 inch size, classic fluted lines, and an ornate and pronounced post cap top; the AFCO Newel Post Kits create the look of a larger backyard entertainment area by drawing the eye to the outer corners.

Between the prominent newel posts, the AFCO Pro railing sections feature thin 3/4 inch thick balusters with a tension-fit installation for zero noise or rattle and blend into the backyard beyond to keep views open and clear. Boasting a textured black powder-coat finish and clean, clear lines, the AFCO Pro deck railing kits add safety and security to your space while highlighting the deck design you love.

Congratulations again, Brian, what a great project to help your deck be truly ready for some summertime parties! Some DecksDirect shirts, can koozies, and swag is coming your way!

Feeling inspired to get your deck renovation underway? Give one of our experienced Deck Designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 and we can help get your project moving so you can still show it off this summer.

Shop AFCO Pro Railing Today

 

If you have a photo you would like to submit to our contest, simply post a photo to Instagram including the hashtag #DecksDirect OR submit a photo with a review on the appropriate product page. You can also send your project photos to hello@decksdirect.com. By doing so, you will be entered to win great prizes from our Deck of the Month Contest!

 
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Simple and timeless, the Westbury Tuscany deck railing line can add entirely new life to your home and outdoor space

 

What Post Cap Size Do I Need?

DecksDirect Pro Tip: Find Your Perfect Post Cap Size

One of the easiest ways to take your backyard deck, patio, or fence from everyday to exceptional is polishing off your space with a gorgeous and stylish post cap. An ingenious way to add a touch of detail to your outdoor space while protecting your posts and hardware from everyday water, dirt, and debris; post caps can help complete an entire look. From natural wood to powder-coated aluminum, solar lighting to low-voltage; the perfect post cap can enhance the entire atmosphere of your outdoor living space.

 

How to find the deck or fence post cap size you need for your project in seconds.



First, grab a tape measure or ruler and use it to find the measurements for 2 of the outside surfaces of your deck or fence post. Once you've found the measurement to the closest 1/16 of an inch, write it down for easy reference. Common post sizes include 4x4 posts, 6x6 posts, and 4x6 posts.

Measure the outside spans of your deck or fence post to find the perfect post cap opening size.


After you found the true measurement of your post width, finding your perfect post cap opening size for your deck or fence post is a breeze.The ideal fence or deck post opening size is between 1/16 to 1/8 of an inch larger than the width of your post. This will allow the post cap to sit snugly atop your post without blowing over and away in the wind. Here's a magnified view of an inch laid out on a ruler, this can help you keep different fractions clear so choosing the right size every time can be easy.

Want to know the perfect post cap size for your deck, fence or mailbox? Check out this convenient, magnified ruler.


To understand the final look of your post cap possibilities before purchasing, below is a helpful guide to the dimensions that will be listed under every post cap offered by DecksDirect. This can help you determine how low onto your post you would like your cap to sit, as well as how grand or low-key you want your post caps to look once installed on your posts. Perfect for illuminating, completing, and protecting your projects; post caps are a gorgeous choice for everything from decks and fence posts to mailboxes and pergolas. Bring your dream deck design or outdoor living idea out into reality with DecksDirect.

 

 

Learn how to measure and find your perfect deck or fence post cap size every time.


Want to take your deck, patio or backyard project to the next level? Give one of our experienced Deck Designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 and we can help get your project moving so you can still show it off this summer.

Find Your Perfect Post Cap Today

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