1. How to Keep Animals Out From Beneath Your Deck

    You love your deck. For years, it’s served as an extension of the house. During the summer, your deck is the go-to spot where guests gather. Recently, though, you were caught off guard as you glanced underneath the deck. Then you moved closer and closer to see what was living under the space. We’re willing to guess it was chipmunks, raccoons, skunks, or (gasp!) snakes.…Read More

  2. What is a Pergola?

    Pergolas, Decks, and Patios: Cousins in the Same Family At Ready Decks, we are proud to offer our customers the very best in decks, pergolas, and patios. With each of our installations, we give extra attention and care to make sure each project is done correctly. When it comes to deck installations, you want to make sure that each project is done on time and correctly the …Read More

  3. Things To Do On Your Deck or Patio

    Why Are Decks and Patios Beneficial At Ready Decks, we are happy to serve our West Monroe customers with porch installations and deck construction projects. We know the benefits of decks and patios, which is why we want to describe to you all the amazing things you can do with an outdoor area of your own. The Louisiana outdoors is definitely something you don’t want to m…Read More

  4. How to Throw the Best Memorial Day Barbecue

    It’s time to ditch those heavy coats and snow boots. Summertime is almost here! What better way to kick it off than with an awesome Memorial Day barbecue? Here are 10 tips for throwing a cookout that friends and family will remember for years to come: Browse our decking options today Figure out the drinks - No barbecue is complete without plenty of cold, delicious bevera…Read More

  5. Top Backyard Trends for 2018

    In our latest blog post, we offered some deck maintenance tips for spring. But what about your backyard as a whole? Is it ready for another season of barbecues and other family gatherings? Here are some new backyard trends for 2018: Push your dining space further out in the yard - For years, you have enjoyed your outdoor dining area being near the kitchen. It’s convenien…Read More

  6. Deck Maintenance Tips for Spring

    This time of year is all about beautiful flowers, warmer weather, and spending time outside. However, before you host the season’s first barbecue, it’s a good idea to get your deck in tip-top shape. Here are three deck maintenance tips for the spring: Inspect and repair - Your first thought may be to wash or reseal your deck. Hold up, though. Before doing anything else…Read More

  7. Why You Should Buy a Deck With Your Tax Refund

    Tax Day is just around the corner. Whether you filed early or are waiting until the last second, we hope that you’re getting a nice refund from Uncle Sam. Have you given any thought to what that extra cash will go toward? Sure, you could put it in your savings account or retirement fund like every year. Another responsible idea would be to knock down some high-interest d…Read More

  8. Why You Should Add a Deck to Your Home

    Back in January, you said that 2018 would be the year of a spectacular home addition. Here we are in late March and you still aren’t sure what exactly that entails. What about a beautiful new deck? A deck is a perfect spot to relax and entertain, while also adding beauty and value to your home. Of course, with so many options available, you can take your pick from a vari…Read More

  9. How to Make Your Deck Awesome

    Take a long look at your deck. Is it boring and outdated? If so, then it’s time to hit the figurative ‘reset’ button. With summertime just around the corner, you want to be sure that your deck looks incredible. Here are five easy ways to upgrade your deck, as referenced from Better Homes & Gardens: Stain it - This may be the most obvious improvement to make. If t…Read More

  10. Questions to Ask Your Deck Builder

    So you’ve decided to build a deck. Now is the perfect time to do so when you consider that summer will be here before we know it. Here’s the thing though: not all deck builders are the same. While some are veterans in the industry, others have little to no experience whatsoever. The last thing you want is to hire a deck installer who has no idea what they’re doing. T…Read More