Many folks don't know the difference between a "rail post" and a "spindle" or a "stair tread" and a "stair riser." Decks R Us outlined the major deck components and parts to help educate our customers.
By looking at this before we come out to visit you, you will have a better idea what we mean when we speak "deck language" and get excited about fascia boards, deck railing, spindles, and floorboards.
In fact, you may want to print this page up for your reference. No matter which deck professional you go with, you'll need to know some of these terms when you have to pick which options you like.