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Wondering where to begin when it comes to planning a deck or other outdoor space?  Well, wonder no longer.

Archadeck’s new design guide is here.  And best of all, it’s still free and even better than before!

Spacious Multilevel Composite Decks by Archadeck - Design Guide Download

Spacious Multilevel Composite Decks by Archadeck – Design Guide Download

With an improved online experience, you can easily flip through the design guide in its magazine format, watch a 4-part video series, zoom-in-or-out, download it, email it, link to it, share it, and then take advantage of a special offer too.

Crucial for project planning, the guide will take-you-through a series of pertinent questions to help define exactly what you want in an outdoor space.  In the end you’ll have your answers!  For instance…

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Now that warmer weather is just-around-the-corner, you’re probably ready to tackle the age-old ritual of springtime house cleaning.  Then head-out your backdoor to spruce-up your outdoor spaces as well… both landscaping and hardscaping.

Composite Deck with Planters by Archadeck

Composite Deck with Planters by Archadeck

When it comes to spring landscaping, most folks will rake, seed, trim, prune and plant.  For fabulous gardening advice, yard tools and more, visit reputable sites such as P. Allen Smith, ProPlugger, or the Missouri Botanical Gardens.

Regarding ‘hardscapes’  or outdoor structures, winter can leave things covered in gunk.  So if you have a deck, porch or patio — let the sweeping, washing, and (maybe) sealing or staining begin!*

Choose the appropriate cleaner for your outdoor space because wood, composite and vinyl have different maintenance requirements.  To prevent material damage, follow the care instructions, to-the-T.*

But to instantly brighten your outdoor space after a brutal winter, use plants.  And here are five ways to incorporate foliage, beyond your garden beds, to your deck this spring.  Read the rest of this entry »

When it comes to building a deck, the materials you choose are important.  What’s directly beneath your feet will influence style, maintenance and bottom-line price.

Low Maintenance Deck, St. Louis Mo, by Archadeck

Low Maintenance Deck, St. Louis Mo, by Archadeck

But what’s UNDER your deck, below the surface, is equally significant.  From fasteners to footings, piers to posts, ledger to joists, a deck’s substructure defines its structural integrity.  Period.

Two Story Deck, St. Louis Mo by Archadeck

Two Story Deck, St. Louis Mo by Archadeck

Those critical substructure details — especially for a deck high off-the-ground — aren’t much to look at unless you’re a construction junkie. But to many of us, a well-designed and built substructure is truly a thing of beauty!

If, however, you don’t want to see the underside of your deck, you can camouflage, cloak or completely conceal what lies beneath.  And your underdeck solution doesn’t need to break-the-bank either.

So what exactly IS ‘underneath it all’ when it comes to a deck? Read the rest of this entry »

A smart and common question among St. Louis homeowners interested in a deck: “Which is better, wood or composite (or vinyl)?”  We hear this on a daily basis!

The answer?  Both are absolutely, positively terrific options.  And when it comes to looks, sometimes it’s hard to tell the difference.

Cedar Deck with Vinyl Rails, Chesterfield Mo by Archadeck

Cedar Deck with Vinyl Rails, Chesterfield Mo by Archadeck

Composite Deck with Vinyl Rails by Archadeck - St. Louis Mo

Composite Deck with Vinyl Rails by Archadeck St. Louis Mo

At first glance, wood and composite seem pretty darn close in appearance, however, there ARE differences.

Distinctive features and variations are found in: the manufacturing process; overall price and return-on-investment; material maintenance and warranties.

So today, let’s look at your choices when it comes to ‘real wood’ vs. decking that looks like wood. Read the rest of this entry »

If you’re one of our nearly 300,000 blog visitors, Thank You!  We hope you’ve found our articles informative, inspirational and genuinely helpful.

As a quick reference, here’s a list of our 9 most popular posts from 2015:

    1. The 5 Most Popular Deck Designs Explained
    2. Deck Stair Ideas
    3. Deck Railing Ideas
    4. St. Louis Pergolas:  Your Backyard Is A Blank Canvas
    5. Screened Porches:  Windows, Walls, Doors, Floors
    6. Are Wood Decks Becoming Obsolete?
    7. TimberTech Decking: Why We Love It
    8. How To Hire A Deck Building Contractor
    9. How To Check Your Deck For Safety
Happy New Year from Archadeck

Happy New Year from Archadeck in St. Louis, Mo

Stay tuned for more from Archadeck of West County in St. Louis Missouri.

And if you’re just beginning to plan a deck, screened porch, pergola or other outdoor space in 2016,  download the free Design Guide from Archadeck.  No strings attached!

Are you finishing-up your shopping or maybe just starting?  Still searching high-and-low for that unique gift for someone who loves the outdoors?  Well, we have a few ideas for you.

Gifts For Outdoor Lovers - Ideas and Resources from Archadeck

Gifts For Outdoor Lovers – Ideas and Resources from Archadeck

If you know an avid outdoor adventure-seeker,  it’s always convenient to head-on-over to your local specialty retailers like Dick’s, REI, Bass Pro Shop, Cabela’s or St. Louis’ own Alpine Shop.  You’ll find everything you need, gift-wise, for hiking, camping, cycling, fishing and other outdoor sports.

If however, you’d like to find something a bit unique, check out the Uncrate Magazine or Dude (dudeiwantthat.com) for ingenious product inspiration.

On the other hand, if you know someone who loves the outdoors but prefers to stay a little closer to home — such as their own backyard — you’ve come to the right place.  From the outdoor master-chef to a family gardener or your wizard-of-entertaining-pal, we’ve found some unique gift ideas.  And here’s our list: Read the rest of this entry »

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