Choose from the pages at left to learn about deck construction, discover the different materials used for decks, and gather design ideas. Find detailed information on deck maintenance, installation, and cost.
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A deck adds a significant amount of value and appeal to a home and creates a great space for outdoor entertaining. Our articles will help you design, plan, and build the deck of your dreams. Read about the different types of decking materials--including wood, composite, vinyl, and stone—and learn the maintenance and cost of each option. Plus, view our photo gallery to find different ways to decorate your deck with lighting, furniture and planters.