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Trex Elevations: Perfection From The Ground Up

Posted by Tim on Jun 10, 2014 11:08:48 AM
Throughout the history of mankind, tools have constantly been evolving. A simple sharpened stick gave way to the spear, hammer, slingshot and bow and arrows. But things really started getting interesting when we stopped relying on nature to outfit our needs, and instead began to innovate. The discovery and harnessing of electricity may be man’s biggest achievement to date, but second prize is a no-brainer: steel. Before it, wars were fought with wooden swords, boats sank far too easily (and too often), and cars could not even be attempted. This strong and durable material has now managed to work itself into almost facet of our lives: die cast cars, towing cables, steel-toed boots, and everybody’s favorite item of steel: Superman! And while you may not be able to have The Man of Steel in your own backyard ( though some have tried), you can have the next best thing: a steel-framed deck from Trex Elevations.

Steel Through The Years

I know the first question you may be asking yourself is: why would I want a steel-framed deck? And the answer to this as is simple as it is complex; because it’s better! Our ancient ancestors came to the realization that steel did a much better job of protecting them and provided the foundation for stronger structures because it was not an organic substance (such as wood). You could change the recipe, so to speak, if you wanted something harder, softer, pliable, etc…where by comparison, you get what you get with trees. That is not to say that pressure-treated lumber cannot provide the foundation for a solid deck. It can, and does, in the majority of structures adjourning our yards today. But as with anything organic, there is maintenance, aging and blemishes that appear over time. Wood can also split, warp, and shift over time…leading to an uneven decking surface, as well as structural weak points. In an effort to combat these and other issues, the good people at Trex set out to develop a system of deck framing that was stronger, more durable, non-organic and maintenance free. The result? Trex Elevations steel framing was born!

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Topics: steel frame deck, Trex Elevation, Steel Deck Framing, Trex Elevations, Trex, Ultimate Deck

The Deck Store is there?? Jackpot!

Posted by Tim on Apr 30, 2014 10:33:54 AM

We’re all familiar with things like hidden costs and fine print (often too familiar), aren’t we? You know, like when you “win” something on a game show or a lottery, only to find out that your definition of winning and the contest holder’s vary ever so slightly. You’re thinking you just got a new car or vacation, and they’re thinking: we might have hooked another sucker! Salesmen utilize this technique as well from time to time, telling you all the things you need to know about their product or service, while keeping from you any potential negatives. But the good salesmen, the ones offering you quality, high-end stuff, have no need for this charade. Transparency is key for them, honesty and integrity the tools of their trade. They lay it all out for the world to see, keeping expectations realistic while forming authentic relationships. And in the case of these white knights from the business community, fine print can actually be a good thing! How you might ask? Well take The Deck Store, for example. Everybody knows they are the place to go for all your GTA decking and outdoor needs…right? They have built a relationship of trust in cities like Mississauga, Toronto, Oakville, and Oshawa (most of which have showrooms by the way!), working with a variety of clients and budgets to build some truly unique spaces. But did you know that you can reap these same benefits outside of these areas…?

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Topics: Oshawa, google, Decks, Ancaster, Vaughan, homestars, Oakville, Toronto, Mississauga, decking, Ultimate Deck, Services

The Ultimate Deck: The Future Has Arrived

Posted by Tim on Apr 1, 2014 1:02:28 PM
Have you ever experienced something that you knew could never be topped, no matter what may come along after it? Maybe you were lucky enough to have witnessed the final game of the 1972 Summit Series live, found the world’s greatest cheeseburger, watched a movie in the best home theatre imaginable, or visited the most expensive home ever constructed. These things give us pause not only for what they are, but more importantly, for the new standards they create. They inspire the next wave of outside-the-box thinkers to push their limits, try bold new things, and set industry trends. Somebody has to have the courage and vision to act for the betterment of the group, and when things go right, they result in a new category of game changers: “The Ultimates”. And the newest innovation to be enshrined into this hallowed class of elites? Prepare to meet the Ultimate Deck, courtesy of The Deck Store.

New Innovations in Construction
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Topics: steel frame deck, pvc decking materials, Trex Elevation, Deck Contractor, Decks, wolf, Ultimate Deck

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