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TimberTech Vintage Collection Brings Something New to the Table

As we’ve written about previously, TimberTech and Azek have combined forces to become one major player in the composite and pvc decking world.

They now offer a serious design game-changer —- multi-width board!

In addition to the standard-width (5-1/2″) deckboards, the Vintage Collection also offers narrow (3-1/2″) and wide (7-1/4″) boards.

Now the options for layout, color and overall esthetics are wide open. Whether you’re looking to add some dimension or want to design an embedded geometric pattern, the Vintage Collection has you covered.

Get creative which keeping the same top-notch durability you’ve come to know and love from TimberTech.

Unlock the possibilities and start designing your composite or pvc deck today at https://deckdesigner.timbertech.com/.

Caring For Your Redwood Deck

When it comes to redwood decking, you’re combining natural strong wood with unique beauty in each board. Whether you’re looking to keep the color as it is when new or looking for a softer color, you have options.

If you leave the deck unfinished, the Humboldt Redwood decking rich color will change into a soft grey patina that blends well with any outdoor décor. If you live somewhere humid, you’ll likely end up with a dark wood first that will be rinsed away by the rain and eventually lighten. On the flip side, if your deck is protected from the elements, your deck may stay dark. If you live somewhere that is particularly dry, your redwood may not darken and instead may turn a silvery tan color that lightens over time. Either way, if the rustic look is your style, this no-maintenance option is right up your alley. Just allow your deck to weather naturally.

If bold is more your style and you want to keep the original color, finishing your structure is the way to go. By adding a protective sealant, you can not
only extend the life of your deck, but also accentuate the natural wood’s characteristics. It’s important to note that unlike your composite and PVC decking, each board of redwood decking is unique. Each board will start out with its own look and depending on the elements and the layout of your outdoor living space, decking on the west end of your home will likely differ in look on the east.


If you want a colored deck that will still last the test of times, you can add layers of deck paint and stain options with countless color combinations.

When it comes to cleaning your deck, you can do so in just a few steps. On the day-to-day, you can use a hose to spray off surface debris as they build up. Should rinsing not move the gunk, you can take a stiff brush and scrub the area with a mixture of warm water and mild detergent.


Regardless of what route is right for you, you’ll want to refinish the wood every few years to keep your deck looking new day after day. To do so, you can either start with a power washer or with varnish or paint remover; both sides have their pros and cons.

Power washing, while quick and effective, can damage the fibers of the boards if you use the wrong setting. You want it to be strong enough to get off the sealant, but not so strong you cut it to the core.

Should you decide the varnish or remover process is the way to go, be sure to test a piece of new, clean board first. This will let you see if any discoloration occurs before you refinish the entire deck.


All-in-all, there are loads of videos on YouTube to help you decide what finish is right for you, as well as what the best upkeep and refinishing plan will work best. We’re here to help should you have any decking questions or check out www.getredwood.com today!

TimberTech & Azek Combine Forces

When it comes to finding the best decking for your home, you have a lot to consider. From material to color… from trim to railing… the possible combinations are endless.

If you visited the TimberTech booth at Expo, you would have seen how they not only mixed colors, but also offered something completely new: different widths!

The TimberTech Azek Vintage Collection is available in wide, standard and narrow widths, meaning you can mix and match the six shades in the collection to make whatever pattern you desire!

Maybe different widths aren’t in your plan. Fret not, there are three collections and 13 colors to choose from. Trust us, if PVC decking is what you’re looking for, TimberTech Azek has you covered.

As if that wasn’t fun enough, the PVC decking is 100% synthetic so it’s mold, mildew and moisture resistant, not to mention the coating protects it from UV damage, scratches and stains. With a 50 year  warranty, that’s about as low maintenance as you can get.

TimberTech Pro is a four-sided capped composite that has an authentic wood grain pattern paired with out-of-this world color palettes. Over three collections, you have 16
different color options! Pair a 30 year warranty with a durable surface that resists damage, spills and scratches and you’re in for a treat!

Maybe you’re looking for the same composite decking materials, but you’d like to pay a little less. Look no further than TimberTech EDGE, a three-sided capped composite. Backed by a 25-year warranty so you’ll be enjoying it for decades to come!

Between TimberTech EDGE, TimberTech Pro and TimberTech Azek, there is a color, style and price point that suits your budget and your yard. Stop in today to get started!

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2019 Exterior Color Trends to Watch

When it comes to your home, you always want to make a great first impression and you can’t go any bigger than the physical color of your home. The right shade and material is key to having that mixture of comfort and style.

Allura siding took a look at the trends for the year and noted nine exterior colors that are making the rounds.

Up first, is Desert Beige, a neutral tone which perfectly blends with bright trim and dark or light roof colors.

Next you have Moss Green, which has that earthy look, pairing well with more muted colors like cream and dark grey.

If you’re looking to jazz up your home, Soft Lemon is the perfect balance of bright and sophistication. You can brighten it with more neutral tones or tone it down with warmer colors.

Typically, black and white mesh together to make a standard gray color, but Stormy Gray is anything but average. The blue undertone provides the basis for the perfect coastal exterior and is best paired with white and charcoal detailing.

From modest to bam! When you want to make an impression, you can’t get much bolder and yet elegant than Smoky Red. Pair this strong color with white detailing around windows, panels, rails and more for a beautiful and classic exterior.

Coming in at number six on the list is Opal, a fresh color that is as tranquil as it comes. Light roofing and white detailing goes great with natural trees and landscaping.

We’d all like to look a bit younger, right? Bright yellow can provide that youthful atmosphere for your space and pairs great with white, gray or brown. Fun little pops of color can be fun too, but be sure to not go overboard so your home strikes joy for all to see.

Up at number eight is a two-toned earthy combination. Try out colors next to each other and switch out samples to see exactly what pairs best. We’d suggest going with a cool green and warm brown.

Rounding out the list is an old favorite making its return to the top. Cheer up the neighborhood with a Sky Blue exterior, white edging and a darker roof. This color is sure to wow your visitors!

Ready to renovate or replace your old siding and renew your home’s look? We’re here to help! Just stop in and ask one of our experts today!

3 Tips for Better Caulking and Sealing from DAP

Painting your walls can be a lot of work, but following these three tips can help save you from making time-intensive mistakes. Steve Padgett has some useful tips to make a successful paint job.

Before painting, look for all your edges and anything connected to the wall. This is the best time to apply caulk and sealant to make sure everything fits well together. Inspect window sills, frames, molding, trim, and chair rails. You don’t want to paint over a crack and only rely on the paint to make that seal.

To get a more consistent flow from your caulk gun, start at your nearside and push the gun away from you. If you put consistent pressure on the trigger, you won’t have gaps or slumping with your sealant.

Lastly, make sure to patch up any wall holes before you paint, including large nail holes. But, instead of using a sealant, use a spackling paste or wood filler, such as DAP Crackshot or DAP Plastic Wood. Sealants dry to a rubbery texture, which is difficult to sand down.

Give Old Things New Life!

Create a new, interesting look with your old belongings using Rust-Oleum’s 2X Ultra Cover Spray Paint. This paint and primer in one lets your creativity run free without the worry of time!

With a few minutes of elbow grease and a few sprays of paint, you’ll have a brand new item to match your space!

How to Stain & Restore Your Wood Deck

We’re back with another deck-related how-to. This one is courtesy of our friends at Duckback.

Do you have a natural wood deck that you absolutely love, but it’s starting to look weathered? While you certainly can replace the deck with a composite or PVC material, you can also take a little time and restore your deck to its former glory!

Watch the video below to see what a little elbow grease can do for you and your deck. It’s a simple as mix, pour, brush, wash, dry, and repeat. With these tips, you’ll have a refreshed deck in no time!

Share your before and after photos with us, using the #MeeksWestern and #TransformationTuesday. We’ll share some of our favorites on our Instagram.

Why Choose PVC Over Wood Decking?

When it comes to your outdoor space, you have a lot of decking options to choose from. Many people are foregoing traditional lumber for composite and PVC materials.

If you’re looking to bring your space to life, AZEK® Deck is here to help. AZEK is 100% capped polymer giving you a realistic wood appearance with both rustic textures and rich colors.

PVC decking is about as strong as you can get. Plus, you can put your days of sanding,
staining, and resealing your deck behind you.

PVC will not splinter, rot, crack or warp. It is resistant to mold, mildew, stains, scratches,
insects, and more. Between the look and the benefits, it seems like an all around win to us!

 

AZEK® Rail Is Coming to Meek’s!

We have some fun new product news to announce. In the coming months, all stores will begin carrying AZEK railing collections!

If you’re looking for the grain of real wood, but don’t have the time or energy for yearly maintenance, this is the product for you. AZEK Rail is a capped composite that uses PVC materials so you won’t need to paint, stain or seal anything.

The rails are engineered for superior safety and strength and will not rot, peel, or splinter. AZEK railings are also resistant to mold, mildew and moisture damage!

AZEK’s newest profile is Impression Rail Express™. This beautiful, cost-effective, aluminum railing comes in three colors: Black, White & Dark Bronze. Its panelized
system is designed for quick, easy installation. You’ll be on to your next job in no time!


Stop by the store today to check out the in-stock and special order options available. Let’s make your space safe, strong, and spectacular before summer officially kicks off!

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