Well, despite the sub-zero temperatures, we are still out building decks, and we’re coming to the finish of another Zuri PVC decking project.  I was curious as to how the acrylic cap of Zuri would fare in sub-zero temperatures against the chisel-point of the CAMO Fasteners.  To my delight, the Zuri decking fared very well.  I’ve experienced no performance difference in the product across a range...

Billed by its manufacturer, Royal Building Products, as “Premium”, Zuri is just that.  Premium.  What consumers will notice first is Zuri’s premium appearance.  To date, there is simply no other manufactured, low-maintenance deck plank that even comes close to Zuri in terms of aesthetic appeal.  When placed alongside any other PVC or capped composite deck plank, Zuri has never come in second place, at...

Or, more accurately, how big of a deck do you want or need?  In a previous blog post, we discussed SF and LF, or, Square Footage and Lineal Footage.  We’re talking about deck surface area, and the railing necessary to enclose the space.

Determining SF is pretty simple; it’s a series of multiplication problems.  Most decks can be broken up into a series of squares and/or rectangles, one...

For anyone in the market for a new deck, it’s one of the first questions.  And it’s a logical question.  I don’t blame anyone for not knowing, or perhaps, not having any idea, how much it will cost to have their deck built.  After all, it’s not something people shop for more than a few times in their lives.

If I’m ever sitting with you in your kitchen discussing a...

Well, it appears that those who invested in a deck last year, or those who are planning on investing in a deck this year, will be handsomely rewarded.  So says Mother Nature.  Apparently we are going to skip spring this year and jump right into summer.  The forecast for the next 10 days seems unseasonably warm.  Sure, we’ll deal with a few relapses along the way, but I’m going to predict a long, beautiful...