Hughson deck - Parr Lumber

Range of options for new decking materials broader than ever

Now is time of year when customers come to hardware and lumber stores with that ‘spring project gleam’ in their eyes.

And for thousands of homeowners across the Northwest, that will mean building a new deck or re-building one that’s been worn down by years of neglect.

If you are in deck building mode in 2017, you are picking a fantastic time to build. That’s because there are more choices of materials, railing and customization available than ever before.

The days where everyone on the block has a similar looking deck are over. Now, you can create a deck that is both a great investment, and that makes a statement about who you are, and how you live in your outdoor space.

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dasso.XTR bamboo decking | Parr Lumber

Bamboo Decking Breakdown

When building a deck, selecting the type of material is often the first step. However, with an abundance of options, this can be an overwhelming process. At Parr Lumber, we believe it is crucial for our customers to understand their various options. With years of industry and product knowledge, Parr Deck Experts can help any customer discover the decking that fits their lifestyle. In this post we are spotlighting dasso.XTR bamboo decking.

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TimberTech Composite Decking - Parr Lumber

Parr Lumber Deck, Fence and Outdoor Living Expo

Plan your deck project with our experts!

Parr Lumber is hosting its second Deck, Fence and Outdoor Living Expo this spring at various Parr locations. Not only will our highly trained Deck Experts be able to assist you with any questions, we will also be providing a free Deck Planning service. This one of a kind program will provide you with a life like visual of your future deck. Customize your deck’s appearance with the ability to change the decking color, material, style, and layout.

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Parr Lumber Deck Expo

Deck Expo

Thinking about building a deck this year? If you are, then you’ll want to attend our Deck Expo at Raleigh Hills (May 2), West Linn (May 2), Bend (May 9) and Vancouver (May 9). Lunch is on us and there will be prizes, specials, and how-to clinics.

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Deck prep products | Parr Lumber

How to Refinish Your Deck

The summer is nearly here and it’s time to refinish the deck to have it ready for the upcoming evenings of outdoor entertaining. The key for your wood deck is to do the correct preparation before you start. If you have an older wood deck, it probably looks pretty dull and grey. To get it back to its correct color, you will need to clean and brighten it first. If you put the new stain on an old, unclean board it will look splotchy and uneven. The good news is that you can clean and brighten your deck in just one day.

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Grace Vycor Plus Deck Protector

3 Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Your Deck

If you’re building a deck in the near future, you’ll want to hear today’s tips. On average, decks typically last 15 to 25 years because the wood eventually rots. In some cases, it’s the decking boards that rot first. In other situations, it’s the treated framing that is damaged by the elements. Today’s tips deal with extending the life of the treated lumber underneath your deck. Read on to find out how you can prolong the life of your deck.

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Nancy Cranston's composite deck

Interview with Nancy Cranston at Parr Lumber

Nancy Cranston, Marketing Manager here at Parr Lumber Company, recently installed a new deck at her beach house near Gearhart, Oregon. Before beginning the project, Nancy and her husband had to decide on a material — wood or composite. Because the primary criteria were durability and low maintenance, finding material that could withstand the harsh weather conditions on the Oregon Coast became paramount. After an initial quote for wood decking involved a higher cost and more maintenance than Nancy was willing to invest, she began speaking with our decking professionals at Parr Lumber Company in order to hear their recommendations.

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