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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



Check Out Genovations Today

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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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Deck of the Month: May 2019

Jun 04, 2019 | Posted in Deck of the Month By Jamie B.

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

 

Deck of the Month Winner for May 2019

A DIY Deck Building Duo of Father and Son

DecksDirect wants to say a huge Congratulations to the father and son team of Jeff and Lou from New Jersey for giving their outdoor space a stunning renovation with the timeless look of Westbury Tuscany railing system. There's no easier way to increase your home's curb appeal and completely change the atmosphere of your outdoor living area than with a weekend-long restoration including new Composite Decking and a sleek, strong Metal Deck Railing. What an amazing way to get your home and outdoor space ready for a Father's Day celebration with a father-son project you can both be proud of.

Jeff and Lou chose to highlight their home with the modern, reliable look of Westbury Tuscany railing system in the rich, warm Textured Black powder-coat finish. They also chose to maximize their outdoor living space by installing their railing via Tuscany Fascia Posts allowing them to mount their posts on the outside perimeter of their deck. Another wonderful stylistic choice this duo made was to install the Westbury Crossover Bracket to accentuate the length and dimensions of their deck with a continuous top rail look.

From weather-worn and dated to a backyard deck that demands attention with its attractive style. With this new railing installed, this team will be saving their valuable time and money as the Westbury Tuscany system is virtually maintenance-free. No more staining, sanding, or painting your wooden railing; instead now they can focus on family gatherings and backyard BBQs.

Congratulations again, Jeff and Lou, this is truly an amazing before and after project. 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 Westbury Tuscany 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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Securely mount and attach strong wooden posts to virtually any surface with the Titan Deck Post Anchor

How to Mount Deck Post Anchors Anywhere

install the Titan Post Anchor on Concrete, Composites and More


Incredibly versatile and featuring the strength of either Galvanized powder-coated steel or corrosion-resistant stainless steel, Titan Post Anchors and OZCO Post Base Kits can be installed on concrete, treated lumber, concrete, hardwoods, and more to create the strongest and most reliable backyard structures possible. From gorgeous multi-level decks, stunning gazebos, pergolas and pavilions, carports or mailboxes; these solid Post Anchors are perfect for nearly any project and all materials. Post anchors already include the installation hardware needed to mount your post to any type of lumber or wood decking for a smooth install.

DecksDirect Pro Tip: Want to install your deck or fence post anchor on concrete? Easy! Simply switch out your standard pan-head lags with Concrete or Masonry screws. Opt for a strong concrete screw such as Caliburn XL Concrete Screws by GRK, which is specially engineered to drive into the stone-like material and strongly engage with its thread design. Pre-drill the screw openings around the base with a concrete drill bit and attach with the tougher screws.

Titan Post Anchors are on sale now for a limited time. Now is the perfect opportunity to start the project you've always wanted to build, renovate an older structure, or stock up for future builds because these deck post anchors are going fast!




How to Attach Post Anchors to Your Posts: Use a construction square or ruler to mark the center of the post with two diagonal lines. Have a lot of support posts to install? Make your job move faster with a Post Anchor Center Guide. Use a Hole Saw to drill into the center of your post. Insert the metal tube of your deck post anchor down into the center of the post as far as you can. Drive the post anchor base in with a rubber mallet or 3lb hammer. Pre-drill the screw openings in the base with a 5/16 inch drill bit and then drive in the included galvanized lag bolts to secure your post anchor in place.

It's only three easy steps to attach your wooden deck posts to your strong Titan Post Anchors

How to Install Deck Post Anchors: Set your post anchor in position on your deck, patio, or concrete surface. Doublecheck that there is enough blocking or material underneath for the bolts to drive into. Use a 5/16 inch drill bit to pre-drill the 8 screw openings along the base of the post anchor. Drive the included screws into the holes until fully in place. Polish off your installed post while adding extra security to your hardware with Post Anchor Skirt.

 

There are endless options for using Post Anchors around your home and yard, and we'd love to help you plan out a project! Give one of our deck designers a call at 1-888-824-5316 to get your idea started today!



Post Anchors on Sale Today

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Memorial Day Hours - 2019

May 20, 2019 | Posted in Messages and News By Jamie B.

DecksDirect Showroom Hours for Memorial Day Weekend 2019

Have a Thoughtful Memorial Day Weekend from DecksDirect

Office & Showroom closed on Sunday, May 26th and Monday, May 27th, 2019

DecksDirect wishes everyone a warm and beautiful Memorial Day weekend. Like you, we'll also be taking this long weekend off to be with our families as well as honor and remember those that served for us and our freedom. As a reminder, DecksDirect showroom will be closed on Sunday, May 26th, and Monday, May 27th. Shipping and fulfillment times will also reflect this national holiday. We will resume regular showroom hours on Tuesday, May 28th.

Sunday, May 26th: Closed

  • No FedEx Deliveries
  • No USPS Deliveries

 

Monday, May 27th: Closed

  • No FedEx Deliveries
  • No USPS Deliveries

 

Tuesday, May 28th: Back to Building Decks! 

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

 

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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