How to Keep Your Wood Deck in Top Condition

October 24, 2013

A deck can be a challenge to maintain. Being outside makes it more vulnerable to pest problems and water damage. However, if you manage to keep your deck in top condition you greatly reduce your chances of expensive long-term damage. Here are just a few ways to help keep your deck tip-top. Consider pressure-washing your

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Tips for Staining Your Deck After a Summer of Use

August 27, 2013

Your deck likely gets a ton of use during the summer months, and once fall arrives, it may need some maintenance and a new coat of stain. Follow these basic tips to prepare your deck for staining. Before You Start Before staining your deck, you need to take everything off and move it out of

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Keeping Your Wood Deck Protected from Water Damage

August 15, 2013

A wooden deck that is well-built and well-maintained can easily give your family years of enjoyment. In order to keep your deck in tip top shape, it’s important to inspect the boards, railings and stairs on an annual basis. Water is the number one enemy of wooden decks. During your inspection, play close attention to any areas

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Sealing Wood Decks for Winter

September 12, 2012

The beautiful fall weather is officially here, making this the perfect time to complete some of those projects around the house. One of the best ways to preserve the life of the wood that was used to build your deck is to seal it for the winter season. Listed below are some simple step-by-step instructions

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DuraLife Siesta Decking

May 7, 2011

Schutte Lumber Company is a proud distributor of DuraLife Siesta Decking by GAF. Correct DeckCX has been renamed DuraLife Siesta Collection. DuraLife Siesta decking has been rated as the #1 deck board by many US consumer advocate magazines!  It is low maintenance decking board that allows you to enjoy the outdoors without labor-intensive maintenance. Siesta

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Introducing Duralife Siesta Hardwood Blends Decking

April 20, 2011

Do you want the look of tropical hardwoods, but the low maintenance of a composite deck?  Gaf has the solution for you!   DuraLife’s New Hardwood Decking boards offer the beauty of finished tropical hardwood. They come in four natural, easy- to-maintain earth tones, Brazilian Cherry, Garapa Gray, Golden Teak, and Tropical Walnut. The Siesta

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Building a Deck – Think Redwood

August 5, 2010

Redwood decks have long been prized for their beauty, but did you know they are an environmentally sound choice for decking material? According to the California Redwood Association “Roughly 90 percent of product-producing redwood forests are certified sustainable under FSC or SFI, and all redwood products come from California. When you choose redwood, you’re choosing

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Finishing Touches for Your Deck

June 2, 2010

Whether you have constructed a brand new deck or are looking at rehabbing an older deck, do not overlook the finishing touches that can make your deck stand apart.  There are many different options available from railing to post caps to decorative lighting. Post Caps come in many different varieties and can add a lot

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Using Ipe as Decking

April 22, 2010

When looking at the many choices homeowners have in materials for their new deck, Ipe is often overlooked because of price.  It would be a shame to miss out on this beautiful, durable wood however. Ipe is a dark brown wood which will fade to a silver gray if left untreated. Rated as one of

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How to Build a Backyard Pergola: Simple DIY Woodworking Project

April 19, 2010

Summer is approaching and our thoughts are turning towards our outdoor living spaces.  A terrific upgrade is a Pergola, it defines your outdoor “room”.  Popular Mechanics has a great article on how to build your own Pergola.  For more ideas visit our Showroom to see our display pergola.  We can do all of the custom work in

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