Charge For Deck Design?

Some deck contractors ask prospects for a design retainer. That's a way to get homeowners to commit to the project and to get paid for the...

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Present That Deck With All The Options

The best strategy for selling an upper end deck is not to start at the bottom and try to convince homeowners of options but to start with...



Planning Prepares You for Deck Jobs of Any Size

Prep work up front can make that daunting six-figure deck-and-more job fully manageable.

Freedonia Study Shows Deck Industry Set to Recover

Renewed demand for wood, composites, and plastic decking will, by 2016, restore the market to its 2006 levels.


Plug & Play: Lighting Extends Deck Use After Dark

A lighting system provides many benefits to homeowners, including safety, security...