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Project DIY Deck and Fence - Decking

How to Choose the Right Deck For Your Yard

1. Find Your Style

Evaluate your interior spaces along with your home's architecture to make decking and railing choices that fit your home and lifestyle.

2. Invest in the right material

When you build a deck, you're investing in your home. Be sure to select the material that's right for you.

  Capped Polymer:
MAINTENANCE Periodic cleaning Periodic cleaning Annual staining and sealing
RESIDENTIAL WARRANTY Limited 30-year fade & stain, limited lifetime against material defects, termite & rot damage Limited 25-year fade & stain, material defects, termite & rot damage None
Hidden Fastening Option Yes Yes X
Durability * * * * * * *
Mold & Mildew Resistance * * * * * * X
Stain Resistance * * * * * * *
Scratch Resistance * * * * * *
Colourfastness * * * * * * *
Splinter-Free * * * * * * X
Heat Dissipation * * * *

3. Choose Your Product

Make sure the decking you choose offers all of the benefits you need.

Natural Wood

Pressure Treated Wood

Pressure Treated Wood

  • NEW AT LOWE'S: Top Choice Grey Pressure Treated Lumber, a new modern look exclusive at Lowe's!
  • An affordable decking option
  • Versatile and easy to use
  • Each piece inspected for high quality
  • Moulded, not planed, for a superior finish
  • Kiln dried for maximum durability
  • Also available in brown colour, for a more natural look
Shop Pressure-Treated Lumber
Western Red Cedar

Western Red Cedar

  • Naturally aromatic
  • Naturally resistant to insects and decay
  • Can be finished with paint or stain
  • If left unfinished, will turn silvery grey
  • Very easy to work with
Shop Cedar Lumber

Composite Decking

Azek® Building Products - Colour SHown Silver Oak®

Capped Polymer

With an enhanced real-wood look and strength backed by Alloy Armour Technology™, AZEK®'s capped polymer decking materials are top of the line in quality and style.

Key Benefits

Limited Lifetime Residential Warranty
Fade & Stain 30-Year Limited Warranty
Alloy Armour Technology
Superior Heat Dissipation

Finishing Touches:

Traditional or Hidden Fasteners
Colour Matching Fascia
Lighting Available
TimberTech Less Work.More Life. - Colour Shown: Tigerwood.


TimberTech goes the extra mile, making your deck strong enough to resist
scratches, stains, and fading.

Key Benefits

Fade & Stain 25-Year Limited Warranty
Four-Sided Protective Polymer Cap
Extreme Strength
No Wood Fiber in Cap

Finishing Touches:

Traditional or Hidden Fasteners
Colour Matching Fascia
Colour Matching Stair Riser
Lighting Available
Trex® - Colour Shown: Spiced Rum & Vintage Lantern


Designed in a range o rich colours with natural-looking grain patterns. Trex
Transcend Decking and Railings inspire innovation.

Key Benefits

Fade & Stain 25-Year Limited Warranty
Mildew & Moisture Resistant
Durable & Easy to Maintain
Uses Same Tools as Wood

Finishing Touches:

Traditional or Hidden Fasteners
Colour Matching Fascia
Lighting Available
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So, you've completed your decking project and now you're ready to relax in style! Entertain family and friends in an outdoor space that reflects your personal aesthetic. From beautifully-designed patio sets to the latest in outdoor cooking technology, Lowe's has all the accoutrements you need to complete your deck.


Cook up an outdoor feast with our selection of gas, charcoal, and electric grills and smokers. Not sure where to start? Visit the BBQ Buying Guide to learn all about different types of grills, get inspired with recipes, and stock up on all the BBQ accessories you'll need.

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Conversation Sets

Guests will love relaxing on your deck with these cozy and stylish outdoor conversation sets. From simple sets ideal for small spaces to large-scale modular seating arrangements, Lowe's extensive selection of outdoor furniture has something for every space.

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Patio Heaters

Who's to say you can't use your deck year-round? Extend the outdoor season with a patio heater. With hanging, mounted, and standing models, Lowe's carries a variety of sizes and styles of heater to fit your space. Whether electric or propane, a patio heater is a must-have addition in our chilly northern climes.

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Deck Boxes

Solve your storage needs in style with a handy outdoor storage box. Ideal for storing furniture cushions, garden necessities, and more, a deck box will banish clutter and create a
picturesque addition to your outdoor décor.

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Deck Designer

Deck Designer

Planning on building a new deck? From style and size to functionality, materials, options and price, our deck designer can help you create a deck that's perfect for your lifestyle and your home.

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Deck Staining

Deck Staining

"Do I need to clean my deck prior to staining?" "How long should I allow my wood to weather prior to putting stain on it?" - No matter what your question, Lowe's has the answer. learn more online with our facts, videos and check lists, or visit us in-store and talk to a specialist!

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How-To Videos

Our how-to videos will guide you through everything you need to build and maintain your deck. Plus, each video also comes with downloadable project instructions!

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