Why Traditional Deck Layouts Are Worth Considering

Decks are increasingly popular.  They add living space to your home, provide room for entertaining, offer a personal getaway spot, allow you to enjoy our short summer season and add an attractive feature for resale. No wonder we love them! As deck popularity has increased so too has the number and complexity of deck designs and amenities. We frequently encounter …

Signs that it’s Time for a New Deck

Your deck is looking old and weathered. Should you do the usual yearly maintenance or is it time to replace it? For safety reasons, it’s important to determine if it is time for a new deck. Signs to watch for: There are definite signs that a deck has deteriorated and may need to be replaced. Your deck posts are rotting …

Should I Use a Low-Maintenance Composite for my Deck?

Spring has arrived! The sun is shining. The birds are singing and flowers are beginning to appear. It’s time to enjoy the glory of nature from a new deck. You’ve heard about composite deck material. Is a low maintenance composite deck product right for you? What is Composite? Composite decking boards are made of plastic and wood and are covered …

Caring For Your Deck

You have made the investment and added value to your home with the addition of an outdoor deck. Now to just sit back and enjoy the space with friends and family. There are new furnishings, a barbeque, and a place for the kids to play. Econo Decks recommends taking proper care with your deck with specific maintenance pertaining to your materials …

Proper Building Materials

Adding a deck to your residence adds beauty and living space to your home. Working with Econo Decks as your Calgary deck builder one of the decisions made will be materials for the deck floor and the railing. Living in Calgary, Canada, weather will play a large part in the decision. How will the wood age in the cold, rain, …

Planning Your Deck

The decision is made – you are going to add a deck to your home! Yes! Now you head to the hardware store and just get started, right? Well, you could but maybe start by doing some planning and thinking about how the deck will be used, who will be using it, and the space where the deck is to …