Why Build a Deck in the Winter

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Winter is upon us. You’re looking out of your back window into your empty backyard thinking, “Why don’t I have a deck?” You think it’s too late, that you won’t be able to find a contractor to build a deck in the winter, so you put it on the back burner for now. Don’t wait […]

The Best Time of Year for a Deck Replacement

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Winter is coming, which means its time to think about your deck replacement. If you’re thinking about installing a deck, you may already be picturing your life with it. From spending summer evenings on the deck grilling to bundling up with pumpkin spice lattes as the winter sets in, a deck is a versatile addition […]

Get To Know Your Deck: Why We Build With TimberTech Decking

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Your TimberTech deck will last as long as the memories you make on it. Think about your new deck, standing at the railing, looking out over the backyard as the kids play. You’re at the built-in grill, serving up orders from friends and family as the stars come out. With 100 years of supporting the […]

3 New Deck Design Trends Worth Knowing About

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Over the past few years, more and more homeowners are investing into their homes. With more time being spent at home, it makes sense to make that home as comfortable as possible. Now, we’re seeing the rise of some new outdoor deck design trends, too. As we enjoy our homes, it’s natural to invite other […]

The Perfect Trex Decking Collection

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Trex Decking provides craftsmanship, style, and durability. The choice between a wood deck and a composite deck comes down to a few considerations: initial cost, style, annual upkeep, and lifetime protection. Wood may still be a common choice for decks, but it’s a less obvious one than it used to be. Composite decks offer a […]

Spring Deck Cleaning: 5 Must-Dos to Get Your Deck Ready For Spring

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Get started on your spring deck cleaning now, before BBQ season has come and gone. The key to getting the most out of your home’s deck throughout the year is to do a yearly spring deck cleaning and maintenance each spring. After a long, cold winter, it’s only natural to look out at your deck […]

Anatomy of a Deck

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The anatomy of a deck is made up of two major parts: the deck substrate and the decking surface. Johnson Lumber has 100 years in the lumber game, and decking is just one of the many project types we have perfected since. Here’s a rundown of what makes a proper deck. Deck Substructure The framework […]

Winter Deck Install

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You might think it’s a little backwards to do an outdoor project during the winter period but actually, the winter might be the best time to consider a winter deck install. There are a lot of reasons why completing your deck project now might actually be better than waiting until the spring. Here at Johnson […]

Spring Deck Cleaning

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Spring is coming, at last!  Birds are once again singing near windows and in trees. Leaves are shyly beginning to peek out of branches. As the weather warms, you’ve been doing a bit of peeking, too—looking at the deck in your back yard every day. It’s time to get you spring deck cleaning on.  You’re […]

TimberTech Decking at Johnson Lumber

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In our blogs, we get into a lot of detail about decking materials, finishes, uses, fasteners… but we think it’s important, too, that you know who we use to supply the building materials. Specifically, for composite decking materials, we have many reliable vendors. Today we’re going to dive into one of them. The J.F. Johnson […]