Here at Kebony, we know decking and we’ve combed the web to bring you the top 30 blogs from the deck and other contractors who are at the top of their game. These blogs stand out from the crowd with high-quality, educational and just plain interesting posts. Whether you’re a DIYer looking for instructions and how-to’s, need tips on hiring a contractor for your project, or want to fill your Pinterest board with beautiful design ideas for your outdoor space, these fantastic blogs will have you covered.
With a specialization in New England deck building, this blog focuses on how to build and maintain a deck in cooler weather. It offers great advice on designing decks and the process you must go through to legally construct a deck. They also take their advice a step further by offering tips, such as when to replace your door, roof maintenance tips, exterior home design ideas and even budget-friendly deck decorating ideas!
Autumn Wood Construction is an experienced group of builders who value honesty, integrity and trust, making the content of their blog even more valuable. By using examples of projects they’ve built (with lots of pictures), readers can see a variety of products and a wealth of solutions for different situations and designs they’ve tackled. This blog displays years of great content that will help anyone looking to build or remodel a deck.
Tips for outdoor furniture trends, deck parties, deck budget planning and the age old deck vs. patio debate can be found on Amazing Deck’s blog. If you're having a hard time deciding how to enhance your deck, this blog can supply you with examples of enclosed decks, outdoor kitchens and deck roofing ideas. Their blog has a thorough collection of both fun and informational posts that will delight any reader.
This blog seems intent on offering valuable information to help readers get their deck built right the first time around. Posts like “Do you know what to expect from your patio or deck builder” and “Choosing the right contractor” are packed full must-know information. Readers will leave this blog feeling very knowledgeable and ready to make informed decisions when it comes to their new deck.
Practicality is a major theme for this blog. Creative Fences & Decks’ blog provides several examples of practical design for your deck and yard, tips on communicating with your contractor and reviews on popular decking materials. This blog is a very helpful resource for those shopping for a new deck as it is written with the novice in mind and shares links to even more deck knowledge resources.
Sunshine Sunrooms only recently started their blog, but they have been in business since 1993. They are experts in their field - their five-star reviews are proof of it! With posts dedicated to the history of sunrooms, benefits of sunrooms and even what you need to know about carports, this is a great source for those looking to add on to their outdoor space.
Providing a range of services in home and landscape design and construction to the southern California market, Eco Minded Solutions’ Eco Blog is a great source on a more holistic scale. Gain insight on everything from new technologies that you can incorporate into your project to tips on how to design your perfect outdoor oasis. The sustainably minded perspective that each post is written from will help you create a space that’s not only better for you, but better for the environment as well.
This Dallas-based fence & deck blog was started many years ago and hasn’t been updated in awhile, but it is full of a wealth of information. The variety of subjects range from the benefits of different materials for deck construction, to low maintenance decks, to eco-friendly decks. Browse the several pages of their blog archives to gain more information about building and maintaining your perfect fence and deck.
Paul Tamate has been a landscape artist in the Bay Area, California for 30 years and has owned Tamate Landscaping for 25 years. The company’s blog provides insight on landscaping trends, photos of their completed projects and sustainable landscaping and construction ideas. Whether you want to browse pretty and pinterest-worthy landscape photos or learn more about landscaping processes, the Tamate Landscaping blog is a great place to start.
Jeff and his team are an award winning company with many accolades to speak of. Their blog is a reflection of the JK&Co brand and it is more of a design and lifestyle outlet than strictly a construction blog. Home transformations and remodels, features of their work in major magazines, and local community service posts are just a few of the subjects that they highlight.
This Chicago area construction company takes pride in being a top remodeling and construction service provider. Their blog focuses a lot on remodeling tips to increase the value of your home and the pleasure that you have in it. Basements, porches and bathrooms are areas that they give a lot of attention to on the blog. You can find beautiful photos of completed projects of rooms like those and more in their photo gallery.
If looking at pretty pictures of beautiful outdoor spaces is your thing, this blog is the site to visit. Chicago Roof Deck and Garden offers great imagery, especially of their completed projects. Designing well-planned outdoor spaces, not just building them, is definitely a benefit of working with this company. Their blog boasts info-packed posts in addition to the gorgeous pictures of their designs.
Carpentry is an old time trade, with origins reaching back to biblical times, but what projects fall within a carpenter's tool box today? We introduce Daniel Westbrook of Seattle to shed some light on this topic through his blog. Living up to his motto of “Built to Withstand,” readers of the Westbrook Restoration’s blog can follow his adventures in restoring historic buildings and structures, learn tips about repairing structures and working with contractors, and even follow along with his video series. Westbrook often guest posts in well-known publications about his trade and shares those articles with the readers on his blog too.
14) Sundeck Seattle
Sundeck Seattle, or Northwest Concrete Resurfacing, has been in business since the 1970s and has revolutionized the way concrete can look, making it beautiful instead of boring and simply utilitarian. Sundeck Seattle specializes in new concrete installation, repairing, staining, interior or exterior, cleaning, waterproofing, pool decks and more. Their blog provides information about caring for your concrete and updating your existing concrete to make it beautiful.
The O’Leary family-operated business has been around since 1988. A major service that they provide to the Colorado Springs area is deck maintenance and repair. They also specialize in custom painting and general construction. Their blog provides tips about building and maintaining decks and they take it a step further by providing DIY solutions. When DIY isn’t enough, they offer their services to help complete the job.
16) Decks R Us, LLC
Decks R Us’s “Deck Builder Blog” is short and sweet. It provides a few gems full of great information about the pros and cons of different decking materials and shares other outdoor design ideas such as pergolas and arbors. This Paradise, Pennsylvania company makes deck building easy with a 3-step process to get buyers started and shares photos of previous decks they’ve built to inspire them.
Deck trends, case studies, construction guides and material comparisons are just a few of the in-depth posts that can be found on the Design Builders Inc. blog. They also provide their local customers with a wealth of information regarding outdoor deck and patio heating options, since it gets pretty cold in the DC, Maryland and Virginia area. Readers can also find tips on permitting, guidelines and other laws that need to be followed to construct decks in the area.
This blog shares many inspirational completed deck projects to get your imagination flowing and help you design your future deck. Once you have ideas in mind about how you would like your deck to look, read through their tips about planning your remodel or new construction and hiring a general contractor. Charlotte area locals can hire them for patio, gazebo, porch and deck designs and construction.
Specializing in decks and fences, Supreme Deck Builders helps their customers in Farmington Hills, Mississippi every step of the way. They conceptualize a deck or fence with you, create a plan and then construct it. Their blog is brief, but it gives good information about building decks in the fall season and tips on updating your deck to make it an inviting space.
20) Ridgeline Decks
Ridgeline Decks is located in Spokane, Washington, so it’s no wonder that their blog is full of winter-themed posts. Whether it is listing good reasons to build a deck in the winter or speculating if your deck can withstand the intense and heavy snowfalls that winter brings, they share great content for decks in areas that often have freezing temperatures. They also provide practical tips that are universal, no matter the weather conditions, such as what to consider before building a deck.
In MasterPLAN’s landscape blog, Josh Gillow focuses on functionality as well as education. Making the right decisions for your property can be challenging, but this blog can help you determine what features you want, what materials will work best in your home and even what flowers and plants to consider as accents. A great resource for someone wanting to build more than a deck, but rather a complete outdoor living space.
With over 7 years of posts to explore, Distinctive Deck Designs’ blog is a great resource for tips about deck remodeling, deck design and decor, covered outdoor living areas, patios and more. Between owners Mike and David’s experience and accolades, the information shared on the blog is really top-notch. The posts are pretty universal, but if you’re lucky enough to live in their service area, they provide posts to help you plan and maintain your decks and other structures.
What started as a small family-owned design and construction team has blossomed into an award-winning Oregon construction company. They build decks, patio covers, pergolas and help you to maintain all of the above. They practice sustainability by using eco-friendly materials and reusing scrap materials to create new pieces, like chairs and planter boxes. Their blog provides a lot of variety with posts about outdoor living tips & accessories, safety tips, and DIY projects.
Archadeck of Kansas City’s blog features all things outdoor living. Their posts talk about things like communicating with your contractor, creating a budget, designing your outdoor space and more. The outdoor rooms are beautiful to browse through and remind you that no matter the weather, you can still enjoy being outside. For Kansas City locals, the blog provides need-to-know information about permits, city deposits and other local mandates that you are required to follow when planning and constructing your deck.
Owner, Eric Pflueger, has kept Altitude Fence & Deck a small and intimate company in order to offer the best quality service to Colorado and Wyoming residents. They have been building fences, decks and pergolas in the area for nearly 30 years. The blog focuses on giving readers tips about why to hire a professional to construct your fence or deck, fencing trends, choosing the best fence materials and more.
26) Tailored Wood
This Georgia area deck building company has been in business for over 20 years, helping those near Athens and Atlanta update their land with beautiful outdoor decks. Their blog, the Tailored Wood Blog, dives into topics such as myths about decks, deck construction codes and pricing, among other subjects. This blog is great for potential customers, as well as contractors and other deck builders.
Easy Deck Solutions is just that, a place to easily purchase a service to have your deck built. They specifically design only decks for pools and they are available to do so in Oklahoma. The blog is somewhat sparse, but shares posts about why you really need a deck for your pool and how to care for a cedar pool deck.
28) Decks by Ziec
Decks by Ziec, has been building beautiful decks in the New Jersey area for many years and their blog serves as an outlet to help others in pursuit of better decks outside of their geographical location. Learn about different ways you can enhance your deck in additional to tips on how to use and maintain your deck in every season. Decks by Ziec will help you make the most out of your backyard addition.
Located in San Antonio, Texas, River City Deck & Patio professionals have nearly 85 years of combined experience in deck building. They create gazebos, arbors, decorative concrete, decks, patios and more. The blog gives readers ways to make their outdoor spaces more beautiful, even when on a budget. It has several pages of good advice to browse through and learn more about decks and outdoor living spaces.
30) Diamond Decks
Diamond Decks out of San Antonio, Texas offers a fantastic blog for all stages of your deck’s life. Learn how to decorate your space, how to properly power wash your deck and even how to keep mosquitos at bay. This is a very active blog that provides a lot of great quality content!