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Enjoy the Rain on Your New Deck or Dock

Rain or Shine

Do you know how to take advantage of a rainy day on your deck? If you’re anything like me, you’re probably the most excited at the prospect of a warm and sunny day. However, spring is fast-approaching, and there are many things to enjoy during this rainy season as well. Let’s make the most of it by enjoying our time outside and soaking up the scenic sights that only a rainy day can provide!

Weather the Storm: PVC Deck vs. Composite Deck

Be prepared! When setting out to research the best outdoor decking materials for the highly anticipated backyard paradise, many homeowners forget about the less exciting …

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The Outdoor Enthusiast’s Companion: TIVADOG

What is a TIVADOG?

A TIVADOG is a dog that owns a TIVADEK or TIVADOK. Much like how one might initially purchase a chair or couch for themselves, only to have the household dog graciously accept the addition, you may find that your dog enjoys your space just as much as you do. This post is for all of the outdoor enthusiasts who want to create a relaxing escape outdoors – not just for themselves, but for their best friends as well! It’s no surprise that dogs love the comfort provided by a well-designed deck or dock. A comfortable place to play and relax outside with the people you care …

Embossments on the Rise

Embossments on the Rise

When choosing the best PVC decking, there is a lot more to consider than just the colour: strength, how the board is manufactured, as well as the embossments. The embossments on the Rise on any particular board can create a look that is either authentic or uncanny, depending on how well it is made. Luckily, PVC deck boards have come a long way since they were first introduced in the early 2000s. There are many more options and styles available now, and as of late, more realistic designs. However, if you’re looking for the absolute best PVC deck material available, then it is best to stick with premium products such …

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Tips for Designing an All-Season Deck

When investing time and money into creating the dream deck for your outdoor space, you want to enjoy it all year round. Whether you are sipping a hot chocolate by your deck heater in December or having a barbecue in July, here are some tips for designing an all-season deck that can be utilized to its maximum potential.

Create an All-Season Deck By Adding an Enclosure

Adding an enclosure to your deck can protect you from harsh weather conditions during all seasons. Screen rooms are great options to prevent bugs from getting in while still being able to appreciate the fresh outdoor air. Three-season rooms will also protect you from …

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Prepping For a Deck Build

With the new year arriving and warm months around the corner, what better time to start thinking about a new deck build. It takes a lot of time and effort from the initial planning and design process all the way to actually implementing it and building your deck. This blog will give you tips on what to focus on when you are in the initial planning stages of your deck build.

Get Inspired Before Getting Started on Your Deck Build

Before you start building, you want to have a clear idea of what you are envisioning for your deck. You may be at the point of knowing you want a …

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Deck-orating for the Winter

Your outdoor deck doesn’t have to be used just in the summertime. Deck-orating is a great way to make it cozy and inviting for the whole winter season. Considering many are working from home this year, it can be difficult to make time to get outside when the winter months arrive. With some Christmas lights and decorative touches, your family will be sure to sneak outside and enjoy a nice hot chocolate cozied up in a blanket on your outdoor deck.

Setting Up the Space

If you have a deck made out of PVC deck boards, the nice part about the winter season is that you don’t have to worry …

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5 Deck Trends to Follow in 2021

With this year coming and going – and being a crazy year to say the least – many people are looking for fresh starts and new trends to add to their homes. Nice weather is just a few months away now in Canada and it is a great time to start thinking about building or upgrading your deck so you can enjoy the warm months to their fullest! Here is a look at 5 deck trends that we think you should look into this upcoming year.

1. Natural Wood Tones & Borders

One of our favourite deck trends for 2021 – we are seeing a number of people purchasing boards …

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The Best Winter Deck Enclosures

The arrival of winter brings the determination to stay outside and use your deck as long as you possibly can despite the cooling temperatures. In the summer, bugs, rain, and scorching sun can also prevent you from enjoying your deck. What if there was a solution that would allow you to enjoy your backyard deck year-round? How would you feel about adding an enclosure to your existing deck? Deck enclosures can protect your deck from the elements and allow you to spend time on your deck year-round.

Considerations to Make

Much like when you are first building a deck, you will want to think about how your deck will be …

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What to Consider When Winterizing a Dock

Winter weather can bring many headaches to homeowners that own a dock. During the winter, you will need to protect your dock. Ice can quickly destroy a dock, leaving it looking unrecognizable come spring and requiring costly repairs. So what is the best way of winterizing a dock to prepare for the winter months? The biggest determining factor is whether you have a standing or a floating dock.

Winterizing a Standing Dock

If you have a standing dock, you must understand that it should be removed from the water before ice forms. If your standing dock is built with TIVADOK, the best dock materials, it will remain in great …

Deck design tips for your ultimate outdoor space

Deck Design Tips for Your Ultimate Outdoor Space

Designing a brand new deck can be an intimidating process for a beginner or even someone with previous building experience. Selecting the best deck design is ultimately up to who will be using it and what the purpose of the deck will be. Determining the primary use of your deck is an essential first step in the deck design process. Will you be using your backyard deck to entertain guests? Do you have pets or children? Do you plan on using your deck year-round? Once you determine the primary use of your deck you can move forward to the following tips to design your dream backyard deck.

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