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Winter Deck Construction


 While most deck construction companies are shutting down for the winter months, Woodridge Deck & Gazebo Co. is gearing up for a busy winter season.  The harsher conditions and the shorter days slow things down a bit, but it's nice to have the project completed before the first warm days arrive.  Man...

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Maintaining Your Deck Through the Winter Months


Proper care of your deck during the cold winter months helps it to keep its lasting function and beauty.

Clearing off the snow

Avoid using metal shovels, which can easily scratch the deck surface, and instead choose a plastic shovel.  Run the shovel in the direction of the deck boards, rather than across them.  Be careful around railing posts and mitered or butted decking joints, to ensure the post skirts and decking capstock does not get damaged.  

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Capped Composites vs. Cellular PVC Deck Materials


Capped Composite decking from leading manufacturers such as Trex, TimberTech, Fiberon, Deckorators, and MoistureShield, are made by combining recycled plastics and wood fiber core, capped with a PVC shell. These will absorb and maintain heat more than wood, however, both will get hot to the touch when exposed to direct sunlight.

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