3 Easy Ways to Extend the Life of Your Deck

Grace Vycor Plus Deck Protector

If you’re building a deck in the near future, you’ll want to hear today’s tips. On average, decks typically last 15 to 25 years because the wood eventually rots. In some cases, it’s the decking boards that rot first. In other situations, it’s the treated framing that is damaged by the elements. Today’s tips deal […]

Time to Build Your Dream Deck

Time to Build Your Dream Deck - Parr Lumber

It’s still raining in the Portland area, but soon it will be decking season. This year is as good any to build the deck you always wanted. To help you get started, we’ve put together a short guide for you.

Interview with Nancy Cranston at Parr Lumber

Nancy Cranston's composite deck

Nancy Cranston with the Parr Lumber Company recently installed a new deck at her beach house near Gearhart, Oregon. Before beginning the project, Nancy and her husband had to decide on a material — wood or composite. Because the primary criteria were durability and low maintenance, finding material that could withstand the harsh weather conditions […]