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Planning and Building An Outdoor Deck From Start To Finish
Written by Elizabeth Wood
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement


Building an outdoor deck is one of the simplest ways for homeowners to expand their living space and add visual appeal to their landscape. Outdoor decks do not require electrical or plumbing installations and you are spared the hassle of working with lighting, windows and other components that a full addition would require.

It is true that constructing an outdoor deck can be simple; however, it still requires you to put careful planning into it. As with any home improvement project, the more you put into the planning and preparation, the more you will get out of it. Keep in mind that a qualified professional in your area can help make sure that...more

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Tips For Your Deck Project
People often forget how wonderful it is to have a deck attached to their house. It may be a pool deck, a patio deck, a roof deck, or even a deck surrounding a hot tub, but it's still ultimately an extension of your home. A deck enhances your home and speaks of your style. The value

of your home will increase and so will your personal space. Installing a deck requires much planning. Start off by asking yourself questions like, Am I more interested in a patio or deck...more

Wood Deck Alternatives
As you probably already know, wood decks require a lot of maintenance in order to keep their lasting appeal. Outside elements cause wood decks to rot, warp, split, and discolor. You must be responsible for sanding, sealing, and painting a wood deck. If this sounds like too much of a

hassle for your lifestyle, consider wood deck alternatives.
Composite decking and plastic lumber are two alternatives to a wood deck. They offer low maintenance mixed with a similar look...more

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