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Deck design and installation services

Time to refresh your outdoor space? A new patio can improve your living space: each project is custom-made and designed according to your needs.

What is included with our deck design and installation services?

From start to finish, RONA is with you every step of the way. First, submit your information by filling out our online form. We will put you in touch with a specialist, with whom you will design a first draft of your plan and discuss the materials, the colors and the various services that are made available during the installation.

Once your project has been approved, our service provider will contact you within 3 to 5 business days to come over and measure your land. The plans for your project will be made based on these measurements and will be finalized by our designers. Once the plans are complete, it will be time to confirm the chosen elements and sign the sales contract. From that moment, the necessary materials will be ordered and no cancellations will be possible.

The installer will then contact you to plan the installation of your new patio or deck. Please note that the removal of your old patio or deck is not included in our basic service but can be added for an additional charge. As a final step, your installer will inspect the job with you to ensure your satisfaction and clean up the job site before leaving.

Steps to a worry-free patio installation

Choose the right material
Make a sketch
Book your consultation
Meet with your specialist
Get ready for installation

RONA offers a variety of materials and colours to fit all needs and house styles

Pressure-treated wood

Pressure-treated lumber is the most used decking material due to its low cost and minimal maintenance needs. It only requires to be pressure-washed and stained annually and refinished every 3 years.


Heartwood is preferred to ensure uniformity of wood grain. It requires minimal maintenance; a semi-transparent oil-based stain must be re-applied annually after cleaning the surface with a scrub brush, soap, and water. It must then be refinished every 3 to 4 years.


This material is even grained and is offered in various colours. Composite lasts at least twice as long as pressure-treated wood if cared for properly, that being cleaned one to three times a year with a brush. Note that certain liquids may leave stains and that scuffs and scratches are likely.

Need help finding the right product for you?

The sketch will help us help you successfully carry out the ideal deck project based on your home, lifestyle, and landscape.

Before going into the details, you need to calculate the approximate size of the deck or the patio. You need to make sure that there is enough space for each activity as well as for the number of people who will be using the different areas. If you are unsure, it is recommended to calculate 100 ft2 per person. If the terrain is steep and you want to delimit various activity areas, a multi-level patio or deck is a good solution. If everything is well thought out, a multi-level patio or deck can also avoid the need for a railing and stairs.

Next, you need to create a site plan of your yard. This should include the outline of the house, property lines, buried utilities, existing exterior structures, and exterior siding and landscaping. It is essential to identify any items that need to be moved or retained on the property. You must also add notes and references related to the land of the neighbors and identify the characteristics or equipment located outside the limits of the property, but which have an influence on the design of the deck or patio.

Love the idea of designing your dream deck yourself but don’t love the idea of building it? No problem! Create your project online with RONA's virtual designer. It's quick and easy! It allows you to plan and design your project: you'll get 3D renderings of your design, a cost estimate for materials, building plans, and more!

Start your project

How to book a consultation

Fill out a consultation request online.

We will contact you within 72 hours to schedule an appointment. It’s that simple!

Request a consultation

Planning on building your dream deck this year but not quite sure where to start? Our deck designer tool has got you covered.

Take advantage of our online services to plan your layout, pick your decking materials, choose railings that best suit your style without leaving the house. Once it’s done, you'll get 3D renderings of your design and all you have to do is complete an installation request.

Start your project

Meet with your specialist

First consultation

You’ll meet your specialist remotely from your home or one-on-one in a store. During the consultation, you’ll discuss materials, colours, designs and service options, which range from measurement to installation.

Come prepared with your existing backyard layout, preliminary measurements, and budget to get a project quote. Feeling creative? Design your dream deck using our virtual designer and show your 3D renderings during the appointment.

In-home consultation

Once you approve the project and provide payment, a local, licensed and insured independent installer will schedule an in-home appointment to measure your space and finalize plans.

It’s installation day! Ensure the space is prepped and ready for installation.

That is:
• Display your renovation permit in plain sight
• Make sure that the access door to the yard is cleared
• Remove plants and bulky objects from the work environment
• A clear path must be drawn where the installation must take place
• Installers must have access to an electrical outlet within 150'
• Make sure that the chosen location is legal and that the boundaries of your property, irrigation lines, sprinkler heads, septic tanks or other items are marked before the planned installation date
• Pets should be kept clear from the construction site
• Vegetation, soil ground and outdoor furniture must be protected to avoid potential damage*

Appointment confirmation

The installer will call ahead of time to confirm his estimated time of arrival and review safety steps with you.

Safety measures

All installers are required to pass a daily health screening, they must wear personal protective equipment, and sanitize work area and tools on each job.

Likewise, we require customers to practice social distancing at all times while installers are performing their job.


All installers are background checked, licensed where applicable and insured.

Customer satisfaction

In order to be a part of our Independent Installer program, all contractors must go through the toughest rating test of all – your satisfaction.

After your project is completed, we will send you a survey email to assess your satisfaction. Make sure to add RONA to your trusted senders’ list.

And don’t forget! We offer a 1-year labour warranty on all installation services and we provide assistance 7 days a week through our call centre at 1-844-454-1454.

Featured frequently asked questions

Installation-related questions
When can you start … and finish?
For small projects, the work is usually done within a few days following the purchase. In the 24 hours following your purchase, our call centre will contact you. Following that, an installer will call to book an appointment with you.

For major projects such as kitchen and bathroom renovations, please allow additional time for essential steps including in-store consultations to create the plan, measuring process, and work order issuance.

Bear in mind that product availability, weather conditions, client availability, and work area conditions may have an impact on project timelines.
How do you ensure that your customers are satisfied?
Throughout the project, we provide constant customer care. Upon project completion, both the installer and customer inspect the work that has been carried out to ensure that it meets the customer’s expectations. If all is approved, the customer signs a work acceptance form. Finally, we contact each customer after the installation is completed asking them to fill out a survey for feedback on the job’s execution.
Are you insured for damage and accidents?
Yes, all RONA installers have liability insurance.
Whom should I call if I have a problem: RONA or the installer?
Please contact RONA’s call centre if your project was a fixed-cost installation: 1-844-454-1454. For a renovation project, please contact the RONA store where the contract was signed.
Do I have to give a deposit?
Yes, a 50% deposit is required when you sign the installation services contract. The remaining 50% must be paid before the work begins. Alternatively, the full amount can be paid when signing the contract.

See what customers have to say about our work

Gordon was very punctual and polite. His finishing work is flawless and professional. I would use him again and would highly recommend him to my friends and family.
Tanya Grange, British Columbia
The technician was really helpful and polite, always trying to give me updates and great explanations. He was super quick and answered all my questions.
Diego Offerni, Ontario
Installation crew was excellent. Tony was excellent to deal with and set appointments and fix the errors in many open jobs for the same address that the store had initiated. Norm was great at Installation.
Heather Fenton, Ontario
Shawn the adviser (Moose Jaw Rona) was brilliant, helped us so much, nothing was too much trouble and he kept us up to date and answered any of my queries straight away. Trevor from T&S Carpentry who installed the cabinets was amazing, could not fault his workmanship at all. 100% satisfied. THANK YOU RONA!
Jan & Chris Hibbin, Saskatchewan
Everything was mostly done via internet & telephone which is comforting. The installation rep got back to me asap & was able to answer all my questions. The installer was quiet & efficient & the quality of work excellent! He was also patient (my 5 yr old kept bugging him).
Holly McRae, British Columbia
Great experience with the speed of the installation. Very friendly and made us feel confident about his knowledge and experience. So glad I called Rona. Will be calling you with more jobs in the near future. The lady that I first called was able to answer all my questions and kept me up to date on a regular basis.
Carol Froese, British Columbia
Norman, the project coordinator, was very knowledgeable and kept me updated throughout the process. Jovan, the installer was highly skilled, did an excellent job and cleaned up before leaving.
Catherine Balfour, Ontario
I was not sure if the service was needed but I am now impressed.
John Johnson, British Columbia
We were very grateful to Tanya Lakatos who guided us through the process. Her professional approach, expertise and customer service is exceptional. Without her assistance we would have experienced a lot of frustration. She was able to explain all we needed to know, advocate for us and acted as our representative with the countertop company. She always had our interest in mind and created loyal RONA customers. Thank you so much.
Andrea Mikler, British Columbia
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