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Siding and Trim

GemThane® Siding is a low-maintenance, pre-finished siding system that offers the warmth, charm and value-enhancing properties of real wood siding without the upkeep.


A siding for all seasons

Yearly freeze/thaw cycles can wreak havok on traditional painted wood siding. The coatings used for GemThane siding are classed as semi-permeable membranes. Water cannot readily penetrate but water vapour can pass through the film. Thus, the moisture content of the wood changes slowly with the seasons but it will not become saturated in wet weather nor parched during dry spells.

The latex paints used on other sidings are quite … Read the rest

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The Deck Store carries Penofin, Messmer’s, Corte Clean, Sunshield and Flood Deck Stains and Finishes.

PENOFIN is a penetrating oil finish that protects wood better by taking the vital ingredients deep into the wood fibers. Most wood stain products on the market simply coat the surface, trapping moisture beneath the high-solid coating. PENOFIN is the ONLY low-solid, nonfilm-forming wood stain in the world!

Messmer’s manufactures a complete line of wood and deck stains, log home wood finishes, and wood care products. Our premium product lines will beautify and protect your exterior wood with colors ranging from natural tones to bold … Read the rest

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Homeowners Are Falling For Custom Deck Railings In Toronto

Siding and Trim

GemThane® Siding is a low-maintenance, pre-finished siding system that offers the warmth, charm and value-enhancing properties of real wood siding without the upkeep.


A siding for all seasons

Yearly freeze/thaw cycles can wreak havok on traditional painted wood siding. The coatings used for GemThane siding are classed as semi-permeable membranes. Water cannot readily penetrate but water vapour can pass through the film. Thus, the moisture content of the wood changes slowly with the seasons but it will not become saturated in wet weather nor parched during dry spells.

The latex paints used on other sidings are quite … Read the rest

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Deck Construction Projects in Toronto Start At The Deck Store

Siding and Trim

GemThane® Siding is a low-maintenance, pre-finished siding system that offers the warmth, charm and value-enhancing properties of real wood siding without the upkeep.


A siding for all seasons

Yearly freeze/thaw cycles can wreak havok on traditional painted wood siding. The coatings used for GemThane siding are classed as semi-permeable membranes. Water cannot readily penetrate but water vapour can pass through the film. Thus, the moisture content of the wood changes slowly with the seasons but it will not become saturated in wet weather nor parched during dry spells.

The latex paints used on other sidings are quite … Read the rest

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What Design Professionals Expect from a Deck Company


When a landscape designer refers a deck company, what do they want? The lowest cost? Kickbacks? Shortcuts? Not anymore.

Interior/ Landscape Designers often find dealing with Deck Companies a challenge, and vice versa. The skills of deck builders varies wildly and often there is a bit of a culture clash that can happen when expectations are not met. Designers, Landscape Designers and Architects are all quite different breeds and meeting their expectations can be a challenge for some builders. This post gives an insight into what makes our relationships with designers and architects of all descriptions successful.
Concept design by Megan Willekes at The Deck Store, Inc
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Lawrence Winterburn
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