Deck Repair and Maintenance

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Step-by-Step Guide to Annual Deck Maintenance and Repair

Deck Repair and Maintenance from Mr. Handyman

Everything you need to keep your deck in tip-top shape is included in this article. From cleaning to repairs to weatherizing, get the low down on exactly what you need to know about deck repair and maintenance.

Clean, Strip and Seal

Deck Staining and Sealing - Sealer and Paint Brush

Make your deck look like new again with a little tender, loving care. A few days of mild cool weather, some cleaning and stripping solution, and the right sealant will make the exterior of your home shine.

Beautify Your Patio or Deck

Patio with Table, Fountain, Rock Stair and Overhanging Deck

You want more than just functionality for your deck, you want it to look good too. Spruce up your house for summer entertaining with these tips to "Pimp Your Patio" or deck.

Spring Deck Repair

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When the weather warms up, it is a good idea to take a few minutes to inspect your deck for signs of deterioration. Mr. Handyman provides 7 things to check to make sure your deck is ready to go for the outdoor season.

Choose the Right Deck Coating

Family enjoying time on the deck after repairs are complete.
Go over the pros and cons of using paint, stain or coating to finish your deck and make an informed decision about the best products to use.

How to Build a Deck

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Utilize free online deck plans, design ideas and information on building costs and applicable codes to add a dream deck to your home.

How to Build a Patio

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Expand your living space by using these design ideas to transform your outdoor area into a beautiful brick, concrete or wood patio.

Concrete Patio Repair and Wood Deck Maintenance


Keep your concrete patio clean and crack free with these maintenance tips. Maintain your wooden deck by replacing wood rot, power washing, and applying sealant.

Choose Sliding Patio Doors or Exterior French Doors

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Use this guide to choose the doors that best suit your home and will incorporate the beauty of your outdoor space into the design of your indoor space.

Design Ideas and Plans to Build a Wooden Deck

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Designing and adding a wooden deck to your home increases entertaining and living space and when properly done, can add to the value of your property.

Build a Roof For Your Deck

Roof Deck

Optimize your outdoor living space by adding a roof over your deck. Choose the best type of roof and slope for your home and for the weather in your area of the country.

Outdoor Kitchens | Plans, Designs and Appliances for Cooking Outdoors


The center of a house party tends to be the kitchen, so why not allow your guests to enjoy easy access to food and drinks as well as lovely weather. You can do so with an outdoor kitchen.

Metal, Wood, and Glass Deck Railing Ideas

Deck Railing with Baluster

Spruce up your deck with railings. Choose a traditional rail and baluster, or check out these railing design ideas for additional inspiration.

Choosing Deck Materials: Wood vs. Composite Decking

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Compare the many pros and cons of wood vs. composite decking and make the right selection for your new deck.

Deck Repair and Maintenence Video