Decks and Accessories
An extention of your home or cottage living area. Decks have become larger and more elaborate in the last few years.
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February 1, 2011
Pre-approved contractors may download prices after hours on our web site. We have recently introduced a secure area of this website to help our valuable contractors.
We are now carrying Lightweight Drywall ! It is 30% lighter, comes in 8',10'and 12' sheets , is easier to cut and will span 24" centers. All for the same price as regular drywall !
Decks are becoming larger and more intricate. There are many more choices of materials and designs than there used to be. Home and cottage owners are treating the deck area as an extention of the living space. We offer a multitude of products that can make this happen. Because we are in cottage country, decks are a large part of our business. The most significant changes in the last few years for materials are in the railing and decking options. Read below to find out about our products. If you are new to building decks, the Simpsons Strong Tie (metal hangars) site has a lot of useful information.
We have built a sample deck in our showroom showing the various materials that go into a deck. Our staff can help you with the technical details (e.g. joist and beam spans) as well. There are a few photos of decks in our photo gallery.
Today, people are looking for alternatives. Aluminum and glass balusters are just a few of the distinctive options being used to differentiate your deck or porch. The typical deck railing calls for 2 x 2 wood balusters—which simply doesn’t cut it any more. Enjoy the freedom to select from a wide range of aluminum balusters for your railing that are low-maintenance, come in a variety of colors and can be accessorized to create truly distinctive and beautiful deck or porch railings. Deckorators® balusters offer the options you desire. Choose from a wide range of balusters within the aluminum series— Classic, Colonial, Architectural, Estate, Traditional—or clear your view using glass strip type railings with Scenic Glass Balusters.
We have a large inventory of the "classic" balusters in stock in bronze and black. We can order in the full selection from the Liv Outdoor company who has many deck accessories.
If you’re looking to renovate, add a touch of class, even increase the value of your property, ProBuilt DIY Aluminum Railings offer a practical, do-it-yourself solution that’s guaranteed to enhance your cottage or home’s curb appeal while reducing costly maintenance. We have a large stock of white railing , balusters and glass. Colours can be ordered in.
Create Your Own Masterpiece
ProBuilt is your ideal do-it-yourself aluminum deck railing solution including stair railing. ProBuilt's handrail system can also safely and elegantly enclose sun decks, balconies and swimming pools. Choose the railing style and colour that best suits your home. This product is engineered- i.e. will pass Ontario Building Code requirements.
Choice of Colours and Styles
ProBuilt aluminum railings are versatile, come in over 40 powder coated colours and a wide variety of styles that are ideal for any size sundeck, balcony, pool or staircase. Mix and match them to help you create the combination that will look best on your next project.
ProBuilt’s Estimating Software Saves You $$$
Your local ProBuilt aluminum railing Dealer uses ProBuilt Planner, an estimating software program that provides you with a drawing of your deck railing project and an exact price. No more forgetting to order parts! This program will generate a detailed list of materials, provides vital installation information and eliminates wasted materials ~ saving you money!
Unlike other aluminum deck railing products, which can require professional installation, the entire ProBuilt aluminum railing system is designed for the Do-It-Yourselfer. All ProBuilt aluminum railing systems (posts, rails, spacers and pickets) slide and snap into place in less than 10 simple steps for professional-looking results.
ProBuilt DIY aluminum railings is the only system with a written design manual to meet engineering standards.
Long Lasting Quality
ProBuilt offers what we believe is simply the highest quality and highest value product on the market today. ProBuilt railings are fabricated using the latest technology in aluminum alloys and exterior metal coatings. Paint is formulated to exceed the toughest standards in the industry.
Low Maintenance Guaranteed
ProBuilt aluminum Railings are finished with high quality urethane powder coat paint. No rusting, rotting, or repainting! We guarantee that the standard ProBuilt factory paint finish on our residential aluminum railings will not split, peel, flake, or blister for as long as you own your railing. Please refer to complete Limited Lifetime Warranty and Maintenance information.
Why Choose ProBuilt Railing
The competition is an alternative but there are some differences between ProBuilt aluminum railing and the competition. Before you purchase any railing system, see why you should choose ProBuilt aluminum railings:
- Patented “SNAP & WRAP” Spacers. These provide that clean and continuous look.
- Limited Lifetime Warranty (most other systems only offer 5 - 20 years).
- All posts appear to look alike, but they can be very different inside. All ProBuilt Posts come with all the necessary screws / fasteners. No forgotten or missed items. (Lag fasteners are ACQ compatible)
- Multiple corner & stair rail options: 45 degree corners, custom angles, along with ProBuilt’s unique and easy to use stair rail system will not only give you a better looking finished product, but save you time and money vs. other bracket (knuckle) systems. ProBuilt’s UAB for custom level angles is easy to use, but yet still maintains that clean and continuous look.
- Estimating Software ~ our ProBuilt Planner Estimating Software service can provide you with a deck drawing, complete material list and best of all a cut list for the top & bottom rail. This cut list will provide you with the locations of these cut pieces; preventing wasted material or miss cut pieces.
- Colours, Colours, Colours… Unlike others who simply import a railing product, ProBuilt has it’s own paintline. This enables ProBuilt to ensure quality control and the efficiency to turn around colours in a timely manner. ProBuilt offers over 40 in stock powder colours to choose from.
- Engineered Excellence, the only system with a written design manual to meet engineering standards.
- Base Plate Covers provide the finished look. No more unsightly screw heads.
- Easiest system on the market to install. Easy as 1…2…3…
See our sales associates for a quote. You may visit the corporate website to view videos on the installation techniques. There is also an estimating tool on-line that you can you can use.
The composite decking companies also offer railing systems now. They offer a clean look and are very low maintenance. Lighting options are available as well. We have a sample in black set up in our showroom. View the corporate Timbertech website to see their version.
Add a unique, yet practical touch to your outdoor project with Deckorators® lighting and accessories by Maine Ornamental®. Our Solar Glass Post Caps and Solar Metal Post Caps can add an intimate glow without wiring or electricity. Post accessories such as our Solar Post and Stair Light illuminate a rail or fence post. Our unique Convertible Post Cap Lights can light up your deck with a candle or the included solar cell. Deckorators recessed, low-voltage lighting kit provides a brilliant glow for walkways or steps, or wherever better visibility is desired. View the Maine Line here. Our composite decking companies also have railing systems with built in lights.
Available in a wide range of materials and styles, Deckorators® post caps by Maine Ornamental® set the highest standards for dressing up your outdoor deck project. Our wood, metal, glass, and planter post caps; lighting accessories and post top finials are just a few of the ways you can add stunning touches to any outdoor project, transforming it from ordinary to extraordinary. It’s easier than ever to design a custom deck using Maine Ornamental’s eye-catching array of innovative deck accessories. The post caps are designed to fit nominal post sizes and will beautify your outdoor project for years to come. These caps are special order but come quickly by courier. View the selection here.
Just like your home, it's important to make sure your deck is built right. Most experts agree that the average life expectancy of a wood deck is 10 to 15 years. It is estimated that there are thousands of decks in Canada that are beyond their useful life and may be unsafe. In fact, the number of deck collapses has increased in recent years.
If you're building a deck or have an existing deck, you should know how to evaluate its construction to make sure it's structurally sound and safe. Using the proper structural connectors and fasteners (like nails and screws) as well as regular maintenance are the keys to a safe, strong deck. We invite you to learn more about how to make your deck safe.
We carry the Simpson Strong Tie line of connectors. Most items are double coated with the "Z-Max" galvanizing system that has added protection from any corrosive materials in pressure treated lumber. There are many ways to build a deck and these fasteners could help you design the best deck. The Simpsons corporate site (USA) has a great section on building decks and the downloadable .pdf file is especially good for showing how the connectors work and their sizes.
Also, new for 2011, Simpsons have come out with a screw (rather than the special nail that is currently used) for deck connectors.
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Hidden Fastening System- New!
THE CAMO HIDDEN DECK FASTENING SYSTEM works on any treated lumber, hardwood, cedar, composite or PVC deckboard. CAMO deck screws and a CAMO Marksman tool combine to deliver a fastener-free deck surface at a price that makes getting the job easy and installing the deck even easier. The CAMO Hidden Deck Fastening System. IT'S CHANGING THE FACE OF DECKING.
New ! InvisiRail Glass System
No obstructions limiting your view! Finally one of our suppliers has engineered a glass railing system that does not require an aluminum framework. The glass is held in 4 places with a stainless clamp system. In order for this to work, thick glass needs to be used. Therefore, this system is not cheap but you have an unobstructed view. Arriving in the spring of 2011.