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Deck of the Month Winner - August 2018

Sep 14, 2018 | Posted in Deck of the Month By Jaclyn

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Fortress AL13 Pure View Glass Panel Railing System
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Fortress AL13 Pure View Glass Panel Railing System

Deck of the Month Winner for August!

Congratulations to Joe from All Decked Out in Cincinnati for winning our Deck of the Month contest for August! He used the Fortress Aluminum Pure View Full Glass Panel Railing System to enclose his upper level deck. This glass system uses full glass panels for a clear view. Panels are available in a wide range of sizes to accomodate any deck!

Joe used the standard Fortress AL13 Panels for the staircase. The rails all coordinate for a clean seamless look on the deck.

Thanks again to Joe for sharing his photos with us! If you would like to enter the Deck of the Month contest, submit a photo of your project with a review on Facebook, Houzz, or Google.

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Labor Day 2018 Shipping Schedule

Aug 28, 2018 | Posted in Messages and News By Jaclyn

DecksDirect Shipping Schedule for Labor Day 2018

Happy Labor Day from DecksDirect

DecksDirect will be closed Monday, September 4th, 2018 for Labor Day.

DecksDirect wishes everyone a happy and relaxing Labor Day weekend. As a reminder, DecksDirect will be closed on Monday, September 3rd, and will resume regular hours on Tuesday the 4th. Shipping times will also be affected. 

Saturday, September 1st:

  • FedEx Express – Open
  • FedEx Ground – Closed
  • FedEx Home – Open

 

Sunday, September 2nd:

  • No FedEx Deliveries
  • No USPS Deliveries

 

Monday, September 3rd: 

  • No FedEx Deliveries
  • No USPS Deliveries

 

Tuesday, September 4th: 

  • FedEx Express – Open
  • FedEx Ground – Open
  • FedEx Home – Closed

 

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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Durables Sterling Aluminum Railing

Aug 20, 2018 | Posted in Product Spotlights By Jaclyn

Durables Sterling Aluminum Railing System

Durables Sterling Aluminum Railing System

Durables has officially entered the aluminum railing game with their new Sterling Aluminum Railing System. It is a classic black aluminum railing system that will complement any deck.

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Key Features

  • Railing packaged as kits
  • 6 ft or 8 ft lengths
  • Grooves on posts for easy installation
  • Textured black finish

 


The Basics


Fortress Horizontal Cable Railing Panel System Steps

Sterling Aluminum Post Kit By Durables

Sterling Aluminum Post Kit By Durables

As the foundation for your Sterling Aluminum Railing, the Sterling Aluminum Post Kit By Durables is available in either 38 in, 44 in, or 48 in heights. The post has two grooves on each side that add a decorative touch. The grooves also work as guide to install the brackets. The post comes with a post cap and a post skirt for a clean finish.

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Sterling Level Rail And Baluster Kit By Durables

Sterling Aluminum Level Rail And Baluster Kit By Durables

Simple and low-maintenance, the Sterling Level Rail Kit is quick to install with the included self-centering brackets. The railing features a classic bread loaf top rail and square balusters. Rails can be easily trimmed down with a miter saw if needed.

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Sterling Aluminum Stair Rail And Baluster Kit By Durables

Sterling Aluminum Stair Rail And Baluster Kit By Durables

The Sterling Stair Rail Kit is compatible with stairs that are between 32 to 36 degrees. It is low-maintenace and meets all nationwide IRC building codes.

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

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Fortress Horizontal Cable Railing Panel System

Fortress Horizontal Cable Railing Panel System

Modern and sleek, cable railing is a terrific way to open your views and impress your guests. As one of the most popular trends today, sometimes horizontal can be difficult and time-consuming to install. Get around the tough cable installation by using Fortress Horizontal Cable Railing Panels. Easy to install, the new Fortress Horizontal Cable Railing Panel System is a simplified, panelized system that offers a modern style with the dependable Fortress durability.

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Key Features

  • Pre-assembled Cables
  • 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Cable
  • Can use wood or Fortress metal posts
  • Easy to modify panel lengths

 


The Basics


Fortress Horizontal Cable Railing Panel System Steps

Step 1 - FE26 Post For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress

FE26 Post For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress

As the solid starting point for your Fortress Horizontal Cable Deck Railing, the FE26 Post For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress is available for 34 in or 40 in high railing. Available in the Black Sand finish, these posts are available in either 2 in x 2 in or 3 in x 3 in, and include a base cover for a clean look.

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Step 2 - FE26 Flat Pyramid Post Cap For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress

FE26 Flat Pyramid Post Cap For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress

Polish off your Fortress Cable Railing project with the FE26 Flat Pyramid Post Cap For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress. Specially made for the 2 in x 2 in or the 3 in by 3 in post, these caps create a finished look with their low-profile design.

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Step 3 - FE26 Level Panel For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress

FE26 Level Panel For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress

The FE26 Level Panel For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress is pre-assembled and cuts down on on installation time. It is easy to trim down without having to disassemble the panel. Enjoy your view through the 316 Marine Grade Stainless Steel Cable and strong Fortress steel rails.

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Step 4 - FE26 Universal Rail Bracket For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress

FE26 Universal Rail Bracket For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress

The FE26 Level Panel For Horizontal Cable Railing By Fortress allows you to mount your pre-assembled Fortress Vertical Cable panels to either a post or a wall, no matter the materal. The brackets come in 4-packs complete with color-matching screws for quick and concealed installation.

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Step 5 - FE26 Flat Accent Top Rail For Horizontal Cable Railing Panel By Fortress

FE26 Flat Accent Top Rail For Horizontal Cable Railing Panel By Fortress

Cover and protect your Fortress Cable Railing with the FE26 Flat Accent Top Rail For Horizontal Cable Railing Panel By Fortress. For a sleek and polished look that securely clasps over the top rail of the panel, this top rail shields your hardware and panel from water and debris.

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

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Deck of the Month Winner - July 2018

Aug 06, 2018 | Posted in Deck of the Month By Jaclyn

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Grace Vycor Plus Self-Adhering Flashing Tape
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Camo Hidden Fasteners
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Deckorators Round Aluminum Balusters and OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties Accents
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Deckorators Round Aluminum Balusters and OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties Accents
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Deckorators Round Aluminum Balusters and OZCO Ornamental Wood Ties Accents

Congratulations to Barton from Washington for winning our Deck of the Month contest for July! He built his deck with a wide range of products from DecksDirect. From the Grace Vycor Self-Adhering Flashing Tape to protect his joists and the Camo Hidden Fasteners to install his deck boards, to the Deckorators Round Aluminum Balusters and the OZCO accents, his new outdoor space is truly a DecksDirect deck!

Here's what Barton had to say about his project:

"When we purchased our current home, our first priority was to update the interior, knowing full well the deck was going to need serious repair and/or replacing. Fast-forward 2 years, and this summer it as finally time to tackle the deck.

While I consider myself an avid DIYer, I'm not a professional, and frankly the deck rebuild was something I was just a little intimidated with. So to compromise, I had a professional deck builder complete the necessary framing portion while I took the project to completion doing all the deck boards, railing, and other visual details. In other words, if you can see it, I did it! Before starting the project, I gathered as many sources as possible, and discovering your site and retail solutions via DecksDirect was immeasurable.

With DeckDirect's help, I was able to make my vision for the new deck a reality. From the Vycor Flashing Tape to protect the new joists, Camo Fasteners for a clean finish, and the OZCO accessories, I was thrilled to be able to go to one place for my decking needs and have those items delivered directly to me.

One area of the deck I was not looking forward to was completing the railing and attaching the balusters, but the Uni-ball Connectors, Deckorators Rail Connectors, and DecksDirect how-to guides made that process much simpler and the rails look great!

Thanks DecksDirect for all your help!"

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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Pedestal Comparison Guide

Jul 25, 2018 | Posted in How-to Tips By Jaclyn

Hardwood Deck Tiles

Deck Supports and Deck Pedestals: How to Choose

Use pedestals and supports to install decks on rooftops, balconies, over cracked concrete patios, and more! Pedestals and supports work with any surface material: wood tiles, traditional strigner and plank decks, stone, composites, or concrete. DecksDirect carries supports from Bison Innovative Products and from MRP Supports.

With the different types, heights, and brands, it can be difficult to choose the perfect ones for your project. Discover the different features of each with the comparison chart below.


Deck Pedestals and Deck Supports Comparison Guide


 

 

SE Eterno Adjustable Self-Leveling Supports for Tiles or Pavers by MRP

SE Eterno Adjustable Self-Leveling Supports for Wood Joists by MRP

Fixed Support Pedestals by MRP

Level.It Adjustable Deck Supports by Bison

Versadjust Adjustable Deck Supports by Bison

Low Adjustable Deck Supports by Bison

 

SE Eterno Adjustable Self-Leveling Pedestal Supports for Tiles and Pavers by MRP

SE Eterno Adjustable Self-Leveling Pedestal Supports for Wood Joists by MRP

Fixed Support Pedestals by MRP

Level.It Adjustable Deck Supports by Bison

Versadjust Adjustable Deck Supports by Bison

Low Adjustable Deck Supports by Bison

Weight Load

2200 lbs

2200 lbs

2200 lbs

750 lbs

1250 lbs

750 lbs

Height Range

1/8 in - 21-3/4 in

 

Use Star B and Star B for more height

1-1/8 in - 21-3/4 in

 

Use Star B and Star B for more height

1/2 in or 3/4 in

 

Use Star B and Star B for more height

2 in to 4-3/4 in

 

Use Coupler to add up to 12 in

2-1/4 in to 9-3/4 in

 

Use Coupler to add up to 24 in

1-1/4 in to 2 in

Diameter

Base 8 in

Head 6 in

Base 8 in

Head 4-1/2 in

Base 6 in

Base 8 in

Head 5-7/8 in

Base 8 in

Head 6-11/16 in

5-7/8 in

Self-Leveling?

Yes, up to 5%

Yes, up to 5%

With use of Leveling Shims

With use of Base Leveler

Base Leveler Included

With use of Base Leveler

Package Contents

Pedestal, Locking Piece, IPE Tile Installation Pins

Pedestal

Pedestal

Pedestal, Tabs

Pedestal, Base Leveler, Tabs

Pedestal, Tabs

Additional Information

Anti-slip head prevents tiles from moving

 

Can be adjusted after installation using Adjustment Key

Attach wood joists to the pedestal through tab on top using galvanized screws

Can be stacked

Available with tabs in 1/8 in or 3/16 in

 

Joist Top Accessory needed to attach wood joists

Available with tabs in 1/8 in or 3/16 in

 

Joist Top Accessory needed to attach wood joists

Available with tabs in 1/8 in or 3/16 in

 

Joist Top Accessory needed to attach wood joists

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Trex at the HGTV Smart Home 2018

Jul 25, 2018 | Posted in Messages and News By Jaclyn

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HGTV Smart Home 2018 featuring Trex. Photo courtesy of HGTV.com
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Trex Decking and Lighting. Photo courtesy of HGTV.com
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Trex Decking and Lighting. Photo courtesy of HGTV.com
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Trex Transcend Decking in Island Mist. Photo courtesy of HGTV.com
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Trex Signature Aluminum Railing. Photo courtesy of HGTV.com
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Trex Signature Aluminum Railing. Photo courtesy of HGTV.com
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Trex at the HGTV Smart Home 2018. Photo courtesy of HGTV.com

Trex at the HGTV Smart Home 2018

This year, the HGTV Smart Home was built in the scenic Bluffton, South Carolina. It combined the latest technologies and laid back style to feature many high-end products and brands. For the outdoor space, the HGTV Smart Home features Trex decking, Trex Deck Lighting, and Trex Signature Railing.

These products were chosen for the outdoor space due to their beauty and durability. Trex decking is made from 95% recycled materials, Trex deck lighting provides energy-efficient illumination around the steps of the porch, and the Trex Signature Railing frames the scenery around the house.

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Choosing the Right Post Caps

Jul 19, 2018 | Posted in How-to Tips By Jaclyn

Deck Post Caps

Choosing the Right Post Caps

DecksDirect stocks a huge variety of post caps in popular colors, sizes, materials, and styles for any home. Whether you want your post caps to make a statement or simply protect your posts, we can help you find the perfect post caps for your project.

From Metal Post Caps to Wood Post Caps, or even Composite and Vinyl Post Caps, DecksDirect has is all. With the wide assortment of choices, deciding what type of post cap is perfect for you can seem like a daunting task.


Types of Post Caps


 

Metal Post Caps

Metal Post Caps

Building a railing with a combination of wood posts and metal railing infills is a popular way to mix old and new styles. Using metal post caps are a great way to protect your posts while adding a hint of detail. Available in sizes from 2 in to 9-⅝ in, metal post caps can be used on virtually any type of post. With metal post caps available in flat-top, pyramids, or ball-tops, you can get the best look for your deck. We carry metal post caps in many different finishes to match your railing and the rest of your deck. We even carry a few copper and stainless steel options to truly make your posts stand out.

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Wood Post Caps

Wood Post Caps

Top off your classic wood railing with wood post caps from DecksDirect. Wood post caps are a great way to protect the ends of your posts from moisture and rot while maintaining a consistent look throughout your entire railing. Available in many different styles and in either cedar or pressure treated lumber, wood post caps sustain the integrity and life of your deck. Available in sizes from 3-½” to 9-⅝”, wood post caps offer a stately design without overpowering the rest of your railing.

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Composite and Vinyl Post Caps

Composite and Vinyl Post Caps

Complete a new or existing wood, composite, or vinyl railing system without the weight of metal by using composite or vinyl post caps. Composite and vinyl post caps are great options for low-maintenance and stylish post toppers. Choose from several different colors and styles, perfect for your railing. Use composite or vinyl post caps on either wood, composite, or vinyl posts for an effortless and clean look for your railing. Available in sizes from 2" to 6-⅝ ",

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With the wide variety of post caps available from DecksDirect, find the best style and type for your project. At any point in your project, even if you have just a few simple 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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