Spring Decking and Fencing Projects

By Todd Fratzel on Decks & Porches

Tips for Deck and Fence Projects

With Spring finally here many of us are considering deck and fencing projects. Maybe you’re considering having a new deck or fence built. Maybe it’s time to refinish your deck or add some new decorative touches to your tired deck. Spring is the perfect time to plan these projects and The Home Depot has lots of great assets to assist you.

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Deck Installation and Maintenance

Everyone loves spending time in the Summer on a beautiful deck relaxing, grilling, and hanging out with friends and family. Whether you’re planning a new deck or maintaining the deck you have, the following are some great resources to help out.

  • Planning A New Deck – If you plan on having a new deck built or building one yourself, the planning stage is crucial for a successful project. Understanding how decks are built, how you’ll use the deck, and where it will be located are just a few of the key considerations. It’s really important that you make the planning step a priority so your new deck is successful. For more information on planning a new deck check out this guide: Things To Know About Building A Deck.
  • Maintaining Your Deck – Once you’ve invested money in a deck it’s important to maintain it so that it lasts a long time and looks great. Whether you do the maintenance yourself or hire someone there are several things to consider. Cleaning, repairing, and staining are just a few of the tips you can learn from this guide: Maintaining Your Deck.
  • Deck Upgrades – If you’re looking for ideas on upgrading your deck this year check out some ideas here including decorative post caps.

613633_B_Linden_Pro_Vinyl_Privacy_Fence_KitFence Installation and Maintenance

Fences not only provide privacy and security but they can also create beautiful landscaping opportunities. Spring is the perfect season for installing and maintaining fences. Before you have a new fence installed or tackle some maintenance this year we have a few tips to help out.

  • Fencing 101 – Before you install a new fence this season learn about fence planning, fence types and material options. Fencing has an almost endless number of choices to best provide the privacy and visual appearance you desire. Learn Everything About Fences is an excellent resource to get you up to speed fast.
  • Fence Maintenance – Regardless of the type of fence you own they all take regular maintenance to keep them looking great and operating smoothly. From small repairs to cleaning and painting, the following guide will help you maintain your fence: How To Repair and Maintain Fences

 

About the author

Todd Fratzel

I'm full time builder for a large construction company in New Hampshire. I run their design-build division that specializes in custom homes, commercial design-build projects and sub-divisions. I'm also a licensed civil and structural engineer with extensive experience in civil and structural design and home construction. My hope is that I can share my experience in the home construction, home improvement and home renovation profession with other builders and home owners. I'm also the author of Tool Box Buzz and Today's Green Construction. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions, suggestions or you'd like to inquire about advertising on this site.

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