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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Your Sunroom

One of the more compelling reasons to have a sunroom, deck, or similar attachment on your property is that it gives you an ideal area for holiday festivities. Sunrooms are especially convenient sites ...
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Tips for Cleaning the Leaves Off Your Deck

During the fall season, everyone’s thoughts naturally turn to the same subject: What to do about all those leaves on the outdoor deck? They seem to come out of nowhere to take up residence all ...
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Top Deck Furniture Trends

Decks are often considered an addition to a home, but at Deck Wizard we like to think of these areas as part of the house itself, and deserving of the kind of Tender Loving Care you would give to any ...
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The Best Ways to Get Your Deck Ready for Fall

As we enter the fall season, the daylight hours shorten, the temperatures begin dipping, kids start a new year of school, and our decks get covered by a messy collection of leaves. In anticipation of ...
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Throwing the Ultimate End of the Summer Party on Your Deck

As we like to say, your outdoor deck can be the ideal place to have a little get-together with friends and family, and the end of summer is certainly the ideal time for a party. What can you do to ...
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How to Decorate Your Deck for a Homey Look

As we have mentioned in the past, a deck can be the hub of your household’s social activities, a place where you can fire up the barbecue, listen to music, chat with neighbors, or just watch the ...
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How Long Is a Deck Supposed to Last?

Whether you’re installing a brand-new outdoor deck or replacing an old one, you’re making a significant investment in time and money—an investment that you expect to provide ...
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Why Does My Deck Have Cracks and What Is the Best Way to Fix It?

Virtually any deck, no matter how well designed, will eventually begin to deteriorate. One of the most common signs of deterioration is the development of cracks in the boards that form the walking ...
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Is It Possible to Place Composite Boards on an Old Deck?

Your deck is constantly aging from the effects of ultraviolet sunrays, rain, snow, wind, and temperature changes. These forces continuously degrade wood so that in just a few years’ time, your ...
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How to Protect Your Deck from Sun Damage

Frequent exposure to UV rays can not only dry out your decking but also cause the wood to absorb and retain water, which leads to splitting, warping, cracking, swelling, and rotting—but is ...
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Why Does My Deck Look So Bad in the Spring?

As the first buds appear on the trees each spring, we look forward to entertaining and relaxing on the deck—until you venture out onto it, and you realize it’s looking pretty shabby. From ...
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Replacing Deck Boards - Call a Professional or DIY

It’s finally time to replace those weathered, rotting, and loose deck boards. You’ve put it off and tried hiding it with a rug; you even rearranged the deck furniture to have a chair or ...
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What Can I Do to Upgrade the Look of My Deck?

If you have outdoor decking, then you know how great and useful that space can be. Not only does it improve the look of your home, but it provides a comfortable, attractive space to relax, socialize, ...
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Why Does My Deck Look So Old?

If you’ve had your outdoor decking for any length of time, you’ve probably noticed the color fading, the boards wearing, and possibly even warping. Being outdoors and constantly exposed to ...
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Give Your Deck a Facelift with a Deck Restoration

A common problem, this time of year, is you begin to notice that your much-loved wood deck is showing signs of the many hours of fun you, your family, and friends have spent on it. It’s hard not ...
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Three Reasons Not to Pressure Wash Your Deck

Spring may already be here officially and while that conjures up thoughts of barbecues and warm temperatures to come, it’s also a reminder to do some spring cleaning. We all know what that ...
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