Decks

How to Maintain Composite Decking

As with all materials subject to Mother Nature, composite decking can show signs of wear after a few years. Here's how to clean a deck built with composite materials and some tips to share with homeowners to help them keep their deck looking like new. Read more

Ready Seal Gives Outdoor Lumber a Facelift Ready Seal Gives Outdoor Lumber a Facelift

From decks to siding, Ready Seal offers an easy-to-apply stain and sealer in one. Read more

Concrete LumberConcrete Lumber

Made from a cementitious composite, this lumber promises durability, strength, and... Read more

Fastening Deck Ledger to an I-Joist Floor

Need to attach a deck ledger to a house with I-Joist floors? First, figure out if the rim board is structural and go from there, says Rhode Island-based deck builder Mike Guertin. Here's what else he suggests doing. Read more

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Porch Stair Makeover

Replacing old pressure-treated porch stairs doesn't have to be a complicated project. Using a prefabricated PVC skirt-and-riser assembly can cut down on time and make the rest of the project much easier. Here's how. Read more

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Maintenance Programs Keep Decks Looking Good

After installing a tropical hardwood deck, a savvy deckbuilder should make finishing and maintaining it a top priority. Not only does that work please the customer, it also creates a new revenue stream. Here's how and why. Read more

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Highlighting the Value of Deck Lighting

Deck lighting is a great value proposition that not only increases profits for deck builders and remodelers, but also adds a safety element and can give homeowners more opportunities to use their decks. Here are a few top-notch examples. Read more

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Keep the Views with Cable Rails

There are a range of cable railing systems available, with each manufacturer offering unique choices in posts, rails, and hardware. This article includes a slideshow that provides a quick introduction to those choices. Read more

Steel Deck Framing at IBSSteel Deck Framing at IBS

Hanley Wood chief products editor Lauren Hunter and Matt Risinger, Principal of... Read more

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