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Use Your Deck in Autumn and Winter

In spring and summer your deck functions as a gathering place for family and friends, a personal getaway spot, a place for hosting barbeques and birthday parties. Most people retreat inside as it gets colder. If you are not using your deck in the fall and winter, you’re missing out! Reduce winter cabin fever by turning your deck into an …

What’s the Best Finish for a Wooden Deck? - Econo Decks - Decks and Fence Services Calgary - Featured Image

What’s the Best Finish for a Wooden Deck?

Over time, UV rays and moisture cause an untreated wooden deck to crack, chip, warp, split and discolor. By simply applying a good maintenance product your deck can be protected from this deterioration and look great for years. The ideal deck finish repels water, protects from UV rays and preserves the wood with a mildewcide (a substance that inhibits the …

How to Clean and Maintain a Wooden Deck - Econo Decks - Decks and Fence Services - Featured Image

How to Clean and Maintain a Wooden Deck

A deck can add beauty and value to your home, but only if it’s in good shape. Fortunately, you can extend the life of your wooden deck to 20 years or more by caring for it properly. Wood is a porous material. It expands and contracts as temperatures vary allowing dirt and grime to work their way into its structure. …

Deck Building for Calgary’s Climate - Econo Decks - Decks and Fence Services Calgary

Deck Building for Calgary’s Climate

Residents of Calgary experience a harsh climate. Temperatures rise to +25 degrees Celsius in the summer and plunge to -15 in the winter. Summer is reasonably comfortable but winter is long, freezing and dry. An occasional chinook provides relief but results in a destructive freeze–thaw cycle.  The first snowfall of autumn usually arrives in October and the season’s last snowfall …

Planking Design Trends - Econo Decks - Decks and Fence Services Calgary

Planking Design Trends

Decks have become an extension of the home, blurring the line between indoor and outdoor spaces. These platforms serve as a place of entertainment, a space to escape for relaxation, a spot to enjoy nature, a quiet site to think or read. It’s not surprising that homeowners want their outdoor space to be functional, beautiful and unique. An increasingly popular …

Do I need a no-slip deck? - Econo Decks - Decks and Fence Services Calgary

Do I need a no-slip deck?

A slippery deck is a danger for everyone! Summer or winter, it’s important to ensure that your deck provides all users with adequate traction. What causes a deck to be slippery? Most people think that moisture makes their deck slippery but precipitation is not the complete picture. Debris (leaves, twigs, dirt) holds moisture against your deck creating an environment perfect …

What to Consider when Choosing Deck Lighting - Econo Decks - Decks and Fencing Services

What to Consider when Choosing Deck Lighting

You’re on your deck enjoying time with family and friends. Dusk descends. Not ready to return inside, you switch on the porch light. It doesn’t take long to discover that your porch light falls short of the illumination you desire. It may be time to invest in light fixtures specially designed for your deck. Deck lighting can provide safety for …

Deck Shade Solutions - Econo Decks - Decks and Fence Services

Deck Shade Solutions

You built a new deck and it looks fantastic! You want to spend time cooking, relaxing and entertaining in your new space. But, too much sunlight isn’t good for you and sometimes your deck is just too hot! You need a source of shade. Lucky for you there are many shade solutions with a range of cost, coverage and ease …

Why Hire a Professional to Build Your Deck? - Econo Decks - Decks and Fence Services Calgary

Why Hire a Professional to Build Your Deck?

You’ve decided to build a deck. It will add usable outdoor living space, improve the aesthetics of your home and increase the resale value. You’re looking forward to cooking, relaxing, spending time with your family and entertaining in your new outdoor space. But, should your deck be a do-it-yourself project or do you need a professional deck builder? How do …