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Above and beyond the building code

We build above and beyond the building code

While others are concerned about building a deck that meets code, 3 Brothers Decking is committed to building decks that go far beyond what's required by city or county regulations.

The life expectancy of a deck framed to code is roughly 10-15 years, yet our decking material is under warranty for up to 50 years!

Now, what's the point of installing decking that lasts over 50 years if the foundation that it is built upon won't survive for a fraction of that time?

Now, what's the point of installing decking that lasts over 50 years if the foundation that it is built upon won't survive for a fraction of that time?

That is why 3 Brothers Decking is committed to increasing the longevity of your deck.

While 3 Brothers Decking is mainly known for using far more brackets than necessary and not using any nails in the construction of our decks, there are many other notable differences in the way they construct their decks.

(Nails slowly creep out over the years. This is amongst the leading causes of deck destabilization. That is why we use screws instead)

Our focus is not on the most up-to-date codes.

Differences between code and the 3 Brothers way.


Footings by the building code

Pier blocks or sono tubes for support.

3 Brothers Way

2ft x 2ft x 8in footings, below frost-line, with 12" form tubes and rebar.


Posts by the building code

In some areas it is actually acceptable to screw 2 2x4 treated boards together and use that as a post. In most other areas, the code requires a 4x4 treated post.

3 Brothers Way

6x6 pressure treated posts, preferably wrapped for both cosmetic and weather-proofing purposes.

Ledger Board

Ledger Board by the building code

Secured with nails or lag screws every 16 inches.

3 Brothers Way

Secured with lags or bolts, every 12 inches, protected with flashing for weatherproofing, along with Simpson DTT1Z-KT Deck Tension Tie Kit to keep the deck properly secured to the house.


Joists by the building code

Douglas Fir boards secured with nails to joist hangers, outside room joist, and beam. Spaced 16in to 24in apart.

3 Brothers Way

Pressure Treated boards, secured with #9 Strong-Tie SD Connector Screw - Class 55 Galvanized, or Douglas Fir boards coated in a treatment (To protect from rot) and spaced 8in to 12 in apart for added stability and sustainability.


Decking by the building code

Deck Boards secured with nails spaced no more than 24in apart.

3 Brothers Way

Deck Boards secured with hidden fasteners (Screws) 12in apart to prevent warp.


Hardware by the building code

Typically, the only hardware that is required by code are joist hangers, and only on the ledger board attached to the house.

3 Brothers Way

  • Heavy Duty Post Brackets (Opposed to setting a post on a pier block)
  • Heavy Duty Post to Beam Brackets (As opposed to just using nails)
  • Hurricane Clips Anywhere A Joist Meets A Beam (As opposed to just using nails)
  • Heavy Duty Joist Hangers on Both The Ledger Board And Outside Rim Joist (as opposed to just one side, and nails On the other)

End Result

  • More sustainable
  • Safer, now and 50 years from now
  • Cost-effective
  • Less maintenance
  • More valuable for resale. If you plan on selling your home in a few years you won't need to worry about repairs.
  • Better warranty. We build a solid deck. We guarantee it.

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We're your deck builder and exterior renovator

When it comes to building a deck, you want 3 Brothers Decking. We proudly serve Western Washington, including the Greater Seattle Area, and Northern Idaho with deck installation that brings safety, strength, and style to your outdoor living space. Our design and build services bring knowledge, experience, and top-notch service to you at a competitive price.

With a 3 Brothers deck, your home's value, function, and style will be significantly improved. We'll be there for you every step of the way: we can help you budget, design, build, and decorate the outdoor space of your dreams!

Need other home construction services?

3 Brothers Decking also provides siding and other home exterior services in and around Seattle, Spokane, and Northern Idaho.

Maisy Rails installs stainless steel cable railing and frameless glass railing for decks, balconies, and more in the Seattle area.

MaisyRailing.com sells complete deck railing kits, kits and parts for steel cable railing, and glass railing for contractors and DIYers.

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Why choose 3 brothers decking(3BD)

Why choose us?

We are proud to offer our customers in Washington, North Idaho, and Bay area the full package. This includes expert craftsmanship, friendly customer service, and quality building materials.

Our experienced team has all of the knowledge and skills needed to ensure your satisfaction in every project we do. With us, you don't have to worry about a thing - from the very beginning of the project planning process all the way through to its completion and beyond.

We take pride in being reliable and organized so that each job is completed on time while meeting all of your highest expectations. There's a good reason that hundreds of homeowners across Washington state choose us for all their decking needs.

Our Services

We specialize in all aspects of deck services such as repair, installation, and maintenance for homeowners across Washington, North Idaho, and the Bay areas. We strive to ensure that your dream project is properly taken care of from start to finish. All projects are guided by qualified professionals who take pride in customer satisfaction.

No matter the size of your project, we will provide you with the best quality craftsmanship available to create a deck that suits your personal tastes and needs.

Our services include:

Deck construction and installation

Our team of decking specialists is some of the best in Washington state, having planned and constructed hundreds of decks. We build decks that are tailored to the specific needs and wants of each individual customer, ensuring that you get exactly what you desire.

Our customers choose us for many reasons. First and foremost, we make sure to use only the highest-quality decking materials and construction techniques. Our goal is to build decks that last and that add value to a home.

We are also extremely passionate about what we do, with a proven track record of success. As a family-owned business, we take great pride in designing and building decks that stand the test of time. Follow our journey by visiting our deck blog.

Deck railing systems

Transform your deck into a stylish and secure outdoor oasis with the perfect railing system. At 3 Brothers Decking, we provide a wide range of tailor-made railing choices for decks, all designed to complement the aesthetic of your home and deck.

We offer a range of railing options, all designed to match the rest of your home and deck. You can opt for cable railing, glass railing, aluminum railing, or natural wood railing.

Each type of railing offers something different, whether you want an unobstructed view with frameless glass railings or a natural look with wooden options. For those seeking a low-maintenance option with great longevity, aluminum may be the option for you.

We understand that each of our customers has different needs, and as such will add an outdoor railing system that will complement the rest of your property.

Deck cover installation

Extending your roof or building an awning over your deck creates a safe covered space in all seasons, especially winter and summer.

We build deck covers, pergolas, awnings, automatic-pergolas, gazebos, and more to keep your deck out of the damp rain and heavy sun.

Home siding installation

If you are looking to improve the exterior of your home, consider using home siding. We have been repairing and constructing siding for many years, becoming the preferred supplier for hundreds of homeowners in the Washington and North Idaho area.

Our expertise spans a wide range of materials, from classic wood to sleek aluminum. Our mission is to provide you with not only the best functional solution but also one that adds to the overall beauty of your home. We'll work with you every step of the way to ensure the materials, colors, finishes, and textures are just right for your unique vision.

Deck lighting installation

Lighting can help bring your deck to life and enhance the mood of your outdoor space. With the right deck lighting, you'll have an impressive space in which to enjoy and entertain day and night.

At 3 Brothers Decking, we offer a variety of deck lighting options. From traditional lighting to modern LED lights, we have the perfect fit for you. Our team is experienced in customizing the right lighting solution that meets your budget and style.

Whether you want subtle illumination or a bold effect, our deck lighting experts will work with you to create a stunning outdoor ambiance.

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