In my previous post, Anatomy of a Well Appointed Composite Deck – Part 1, I discussed how to build a rock solid deck; emphasizing how the deck’s substructure plays a critical role in its overall structural safety and durability. I explained the importance of under deck preparation and choosing the best decking material.

Though critical, the deck’s sub-structure is not what most homeowners usually think about when planning to build a deck. The “under the deck” portions of the deck that provide safety, stability, and longevity aren’t too exciting. Unless, you’re a builder or an engineer.

If you’re like most, what really excites you is your deck design, and, most importantly, what your deck is going to look like. This brings us to the decking, railings, storage solutions, etc., that will create the look of your deck.


benchmark-decks-trex-selectBenchmark builds with a number of wood-alternative composite decking products and each of them offer their own unique solutions: colours, railing combinations, fasteners, etc.

For simplicity’s sake, for this post we have chosen to illustrate using only the Trex products that we offer. Trex products, like most composite decking solutions, offer our clients superior benefits including,

  • They are not susceptible to rot or mildew
  • They resist fading
  • They don’t warp or split
  • They are low maintenance and don’t need re-staining

The Trex products shown here include their good to their best lines as well as some complementary products that can help to bring it altogether. Our purpose here is to give you a sweeping overview of the possibilities for your deck project and what we can build for you.




So, now it’s coming together. Over our rock solid substructure and framing we have adorned your deck with the parts you actually see, including a range of great colours and colour combinations that fit your aesthetic goals.

If you’re planning on building a deck, be sure to enlist the talents of experienced and knowledgeable Verified by eRenovate™ Contractors  by using the eRenovate Post My Project tool or the eRenovate App.

Rosario Ungaro, founder of Benchmark Building Services Inc., combines his commitment to traditional craftsmanship with the latest in building materials and techniques to bring your interior and exterior home renovation visions to life.

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