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6 Tips to Save Money on Your Deck

September 20, 2018

You’ve finally made the decision to build the deck of your dreams —but will it fall within your budget?  With the proper research and a professional deck contractor, like Quaker State Construction, you will soon be able to realize the dream of having a backyard oasis of serenity.

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Choosing a Deck Material for Location in Direct Sunlight

June 26, 2018

You have made the decision to add a deck, but realize that the only potential location is in direct sunlight for the majority of the day.  Will it be worth making the investment to add an outdoor living space? Or will it only need to be replaced in a couple years due to the harsh […]

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Upgrading Your Deck to Composite While Keeping Your Original Substructure

May 29, 2018

Is your deck ready for entertaining this summer?  Or is the wooden structure in need of major repair?  Splintering boards? Faded wood?  Thinking of tearing it down and starting over?  If your substructure is structurally sound, why go through the expense, hassle and time involved with rebuilding?  With favorable weather now upon us in the […]

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Retractable Awnings vs. Deck Roofs

March 30, 2018

Considering using your deck for more than just sunny, summer days, but can’t decide whether to purchase a temporary or permanent covering?  With so many options on the market today, it can be overwhelming trying to compare the two.  When deciding which type of covering is best for you, you will want to consider the […]

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Fall is the Perfect Time to Remodel Your Deck

August 26, 2017

Considering an extreme deck makeover, but not sure what time of year is best to undergo such a remodeling project? Many homeowners believe that the spring is the best time with summer right on its heels. Those in the deck construction industry would disagree. To use your investment wisely, deck professionals would argue that fall […]

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Are Decks a Good Investment?

July 28, 2017

From early Spring to late Fall, especially in western Pennsylvania, a love for the outdoors can be enjoyed right from the comforts of your own home. Deck additions are a great outdoor enhancement to any home.  For many, it is a great alternative to indoor entertaining, but to others it is an oasis of serenity […]

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Keep your Family Safe this Season with these deck maintenance tips

June 29, 2017

Deck Maintenance This Season Maintaining your deck is important, and it is always a good idea to take these steps before winter rolls in. Decks are often overlooked when it comes to general maintenance, but can become safety hazards if not properly maintained. This is especially important is the weather this Thanksgiving is warm enough […]

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Top Deck Building Trends of 2017

May 29, 2017

If you are considering adding a deck to your home this spring, or you want to remodel your current deck, there are countless items to consider. From material to design, and everything in between, you want to be sure you’re going to love your deck. It should be a unique, comfortable place to relax or […]

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Can I Extend My Deck During an Extreme Deck Makeover?

April 26, 2017

Thankfully, Quaker State’s answer to this question is typically “yes.” Many homeowners choose to have an extreme deck makeover in order to update the look of the deck, to convert it to low-maintenance material, and often, to change the size of the deck area. You may be wondering if a size change is possible, but […]

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Should I Build a Wood or Composite Deck?

March 31, 2017

If adding or rebuilding a deck is on your list of home improvement wishes this spring or summer, then you should probably start thinking about what type of deck you want to build. You may have a style, budget, and size in mind, but there are a few other questions you should be considering. One […]

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