What to Expect in 2016 – Deck Edition

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Paul Lafrance and Shane Chapman of Fresh Decks

El Nino. Where have you been all my life? If January’s weather is any indication, 2016 is going to be a GREAT year. The mild winter we are experiencing means we should be able to get an earlier start, and help even MORE great clients build their backyards this year! So what should YOU expect from the decking world in … Read More

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Composite Decking

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You live in Regina, or at least Saskatchewan, and you want to build a deck. So many things to consider! Weather, budget, resale value, size, shape, function, colour…the list really does go on and on. One of the biggest decisions is what type of decking to choose? The most common are pressure treated lumber, cedar, composite, capped composite, hardwoods, and … Read More

Not All Composites Are Created Equal

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Composite Decking

Composite decking has become the most popular decking in Regina and beyond. The primary reason for this is the low maintenance and long lifespan of today’s composites. But the word “composite” is used in a very general sense, and in reality, any product that is made from combining multiple materials is technically a composite. In the case of decking, this … Read More

The Foundation of a Great Deck

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Deck Foundation Types

One of the most important components of a deck is the foundation upon which the deck is built. But many DIY folks and sadly, contractors – skimp on the foundation to save a few dollars or to avoid the extra work of installing a proper foundation. In Saskatchewan, we have an extreme climate with a very deep frost line. In … Read More