DIY Deck Checklist

Getting the Job Done

Part of building your dream deck is the prep work–from scoping your backyard to planning where the furniture goes to gathering the right tools. Luckily, Trex® works as easily as wood, with practically all the same tools you use for wood.

Can you do it yourself or should you hire a pro? Our Trexperts can help you decide.

Shopping Preparation

When heading to the store for supplies, it’s best to be prepared with a plan. Have answers prepared for these questions:

  • 01

    What is the square footage of your deck?

  • 02

    Do some research to calculate the total number of deck boards you’ll need

  • 03

    Are your items in stock, or will you need to place a special order?

  • 04

    Double check any additional tools you’ll need for installation

Deck Starter

Design and price your ideal deck in three easy steps. You'll receive estimated costs, a materials list, your deck plan and a list of local retailers.

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