Decks Articles



CertainTeed Ever New DeckA 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, get ideas on how to decorate your deck with lighting, furniture, and planters.



To find resources for deck maintenance products and materials, visit our Decks Buyers' Guide.



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Discover how to give your outdoor setting some much needed space. Also learn how to care for your pool/backyard deck with these helpful maintenance tips. Read more >>


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Deck Solutions

Discover how to give your outdoor setting some much needed space. Also learn how to care for your pool/backyard deck with these helpful maintenance tips. Read more >>


Before Building Your Deck...


There are a host of materials from which to choose, a variety of designs and options to consider. To best determine what you want for your deck, follow these guidelines. Read more >>


Decking Options


Advances in materials technology have taken away many of the hassles associated with building a deck. Many beautiful—and durable—decks these days are built with new, maintenance-free materials. Read more >>


Deck Maintenance


A new deck adds beauty to any backyard--but to keep that beauty for years to come, you'll need to keep some maintenance tips in mind to preserve the wood's integrity. Read more >>


The Great Outdoors: Creating an Entertainment Spot

If your idea of a great patio includes elements such as a poured concrete patio, plastic outdoor furniture, or a simple charcoal grill, it’s time to upgrade. The modern backyard is defined by inviting, comfortable living spaces that extend from the back door, to the hot tub and pool, to the back gate. Read more >>