Aug 14, 2021

Tips For Starting Your Decking Project

Our team answers homeowner questions every weekend on WCCO 830 AM from 9:00 am-10:00 am.  Have your most pressing home improvement questions answered by calling 651-989-9226.  Here’s must-know information from our in-house deck specialist, Luke Panek, shared on 8.17.21. 

A common question about pressure treated deck frames joists is if they can rot over time.  The answer to this is yes.  The reason why has to do with the elements that they have been exposed to over time.  This is why it’s often best practice to replace these materials when rebuilding a deck that is over a decade old.  This is particularly true when the new deck uses synthetic deck boards.  To increase the longevity of deck frames, some contractors are starting to use galvanized steel frames.  Fewer posts are required underneath the deck and there can be a greater span in between railings.  This also creates a more beautiful deck.

azek timbertech with steel frame and railing

Although not the most visible part of the deck, the railings deserve careful consideration.  Homeowners with lakefront properties often gravitate towards dark powder coated steel railings.  This is because the eye can easily look past the railing and fixate on the outdoor surroundings because of the narrow, low-profile balusters.  This type of deck railing also works well with a steel deck frame because the colors match.

Azek Deck Fortress Railing

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While wood decks can be beautiful to look at, they do require significant deck maintenance.  Frequent staining can protect a deck from moisture and UV rays.  When left ignored, wood decks can gray in color and experience mold and algae growth.  Premium deck stains can also make it less likely for decks to form cracks.  The ideal temperature to stain a deck is 65°-75°.  Special care should be taken to not stain a deck on an overly humid day.

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Twin Cities Deck Installation Reviews:

"Lindus has been my partner for multiple home improvement projects including re-siding with beautiful LP® siding, installing LeafGuard® Gutters, re-roofing and more. Most recently, Tristan and his crew replaced my old wood deck with a beautiful maintenance-free deck. The crew was professional and did beautiful work. I am so pleased. Lindus is my go-to partner for my home's construction needs. Thanks, Lindus, for always living up to my very high expectations!"

Carol B.
Mahtomedi, MN
August 11, 2021

"I just have to tell you that I love my new deck!!!. The guys did a great job in four days. Some of the comments from my neighbors are It is a work of art; it is absolutely awesome.'  Thank you for giving me so many options so my deck looks so unique."

Judy N.
Bloomington, MN
August 11, 2021

“Our interaction with Charlie has been excellent, and the interaction with the construction crews themselves was also very good.”

Ted R.
Circle Pines, MN
March 5, 2021
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