NADRA National Deck Competition Winners

We are proud to announce that there were several winners at the 2023 NADRA National Deck Competition that featured AdvantageLumber.com products. Here are the winners that used products from AdvantageLumber.com from the 2023 contest: Wood Decks Under $25k First Place Casey Fence and Deck Partner: Advantage Lumber This client had an old, dilapidated wood deck, …

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What Is the Lifespan of a Wood Deck?

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A wood deck can be a beautiful and functional addition to any home, providing a space for outdoor entertainment, relaxation, and enjoyment. However, the lifespan of a wood deck can vary significantly depending on the type of wood used, the quality of construction, and the level of maintenance. In this blog post, we’ll explore the …

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Black Locust Decking: Pros and Cons

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Black locust is a hardwood native to the southeastern United States but now it grows in all of the Lower 48 States. Known for its durability and resilience, black locust has become a popular choice for decking. If you’re considering using black locust for your decking project, it’s essential to weigh its advantages and disadvantages. …

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How Long Should a Pressure-Treated Wood Deck Last?

Choosing the right materials is crucial when planning or renovating outdoor living spaces, especially for decking. Pressure-treated wood has long been favored for its durability and resistance to rot, insects, and other environmental stressors. However, the expected lifespan of a pressure-treated wood deck can vary, influenced by factors such as climate, maintenance, wood quality, and …

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How Much Does a Deck Cost? An In-Depth Look at Decking Material Prices

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When it comes to adding a deck to your home, one of the first questions that comes to mind is: “How much will it cost?” The answer to this question is not straightforward as it largely depends on the materials you choose for your deck. In this blog post, we will explore the costs associated …

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Why Do Deck Boards Crack, and How Can You Prevent It?

Outdoor decks are the highlight of many backyards, offering a perfect setting for relaxing, entertaining, and enjoying the outdoors. However, over time, many homeowners notice cracks appearing in their deck boards. These cracks can detract from the beauty of the deck, create safety hazards, and lead to more significant damage if left untreated. Understanding why …

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