You might think early spring is the best time to build a deck, but there’s really no time like the present. As the weather warms up and more people start thinking about how they are going to spend their time outdoors, the demand for deck builders continues to grow. Believe it or not, we are already selling out well into the warmer season and starting to turn the corner into fall. This week we had the opportunity to attend the CDX Contractor Deck Expo 2021 at The Deck Superstore. Talk about an awesome event! We met with our suppliers, other deck builders, and learned about emerging products from our favorite brands. Spring will be here before you know it and there is no time like the present to start thinking about building a deck for your outdoor haven. Let’s talk about some of the latest offerings and emerging deck trends that will make your summer of 2021 a summer worth remembering!
Let’s talk decking materials. This season we see a lot of advancement in longevity and look, with brands starting to offer variable width planks and more color options. If you’re looking to get into the synthetic market, price points are also dropping, as brands continue to offer competitive entry market boards with even greater function. Along those lines, deck brands continue to expand their offerings into the railing, stairs, and exterior siding markets, as the composite materials is beneficial in a variety of settings.
Our favorite takeaway from CDX
When it comes to extending your outdoor living space, we are huge fans of Deckorators. This fast-growing brand offers a wide variety of decking, railing, and decking accessories that transform any dull outdoor space to personalized space that goes beyond ordinary. Our favorite new product of CDX you ask? The Deckorators ALX Post Extension that simply plugs and plays into your current ALX railing.
These extensions, which can be found here, https://www.deckorators.com/en/Products/Railing/ALX%20Aluminum%20Railing/ALX%20Post%20Extension.aspx are an instant win for inexpensive, outdoor spaces.
Up and Coming
Another up and coming deck trend is snap in deck boards. As synthetic decking and material science continues to advance, brands continue to also improve their user experience by offering brand new product concepts like snap in deck boards. These systems, like those offered by DuraLife (https://duralifedecking.com/composite-decking/fasteners/step-clip/) allow contractors to quickly install product that can easily be replaced in the future by homeowners.
Contractor’s Friend: Stairs, stairs, stairs
This year is all about reducing labor costs and stairs are a favorite to pick on in the deck world. New stair systems at The Deck Superstore reduce labor time dramatically and improve build quality. Reach out to your rep at The Deck Superstore for a demo or for more information.
We’re really excited about this summer and we know you guys are too. From pergolas and decks, to landscaping and outdoor kitchens, reach out at anytime for your own personalized backyard proposal from Vigeo. Are you looking for tips to properly maintain your deck? Check out our other blog here https://vigeoconstruction.com/your-guide-to-a-lush-lawn-and-the-perfect-deck/
For more creative deck railing ideas, check out this comprehensive guide here https://happydiyhome.com/deck-railing-ideas/.