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Wood vs. Composite Deck Boards: The Great Debate on Decking Material

When it comes to decking materials, there are more options to choose from today than ever before. When wood was the only mate...

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Decking

3 Dreamy Deck Building Products that Sidestep Sky-High Lumber Prices

According to a recent survey on the latest outdoor living trends, home improvement pros and deck building specialists tell Qu...

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Cladding

Is Cladding Waterproof? Protection from the Elements with PVC and Composite

Cladding, a building’s exterior skin, both defines the look of a building and interfaces with the outside. In some cases, it...

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Decking

Deck Colors Reimagined: The Latest Tones & Design Trends

2020 may have been the “year of the home,” but 2021 will be the “year of the yard,” according to the International Casual Fur...

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Decking

Time It Right: How Long Does it Take to Build a Deck?

According to a recent study conducted by Home Innovation, outdoor living structures – including decks – are households’ top p...

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Fencing

Fence Post Installation 101

While backyard projects can seem daunting, any inspired weekend warrior can replace a wobbly or broken fence with some foreth...

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Fencing

Fencing Regulations: Permits & Height Stipulations

For DIYers and inspired homeowners alike, embarking on a fencing project can be an exciting endeavor with high returns. After...

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Fortress

The Latest in Modern Materials; Decking, Railing and Lighting

We’ve undoubtedly discovered a new sense of appreciation for our decks over the last year. Our outdoor living spaces have bec...

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Railing

The Rise of Aluminum Railings: Your Top Questions Answered

In its latest feature on outdoor living, Qualified Remodeler (QR) reports that, “everyone is thinking about building somethin...

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Fencing

Your Questions on Aluminum Fencing Answered

Outdoor spaces are one the hottest remodeling trends for 2021—new backyard decks, swimming pool installations, you name it. B...

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Framing

The Rundown on Deck Framing: Lumber, Steel and Protecting Your Investment

Thanks to the latest advances in manufacturing, alternative decking materials like bamboo-based composite and PVC are able to...

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Railing

3 Versatile Railing Offerings for Multifamily Applications

Over the course of a year, open-air balconies have become so much more than just an amenity for ...

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Framing

Deck Structures Stand Strong with Steel in the Southern Rockies

It may feel like we just ushered in the new year, but spring decking season is fast-approaching. And while softwood lumber pr...

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Railing

How to Add the Finishing Touch to Outdoor Projects with Modern Deck Railing

When the time comes to build or simply refresh an outdoor living space, there’s no sh...

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Fortress

Top 5 Outdoor Living Design Trends That Will Drive Channel Profit in 2021

Despite uncertainty shrouding today’s economic landscape, the country’s influx in outdoor home improvement spending shows no...

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