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Fencing

3 Popular Yard Fencing Styles

Forbes has dubbed 2021 the “Year of the Yard” since so many homeowners have decided to improve their outdoor spaces, a trend...

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Fencing

How to Choose the Type and Material for Your Yard Fence

Good fences might indeed make good neighbors, but with the right type, color, and height they can also, according to industry...

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Decking

Is Composite Decking Worth it?

As beautiful as your traditional wood deck may look upon installation, maintaining that elevated expanse of lumber can be a d...

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Pergolas

Pergolas vs. Patio Covers: Choosing a Shelter for Your Outdoor Space

For those who can’t get enough of the outdoors, lounging and dining in their open-air living space can be some of the most wh...

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Decking

How to Design Your Own Deck

When it comes to creating a beautiful deck that lasts for years to come, selecting wood-alternative building materials is the...

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Pergolas

3 Creative Pergola Ideas to Try

There’s no denying that fall has arrived. The sound of leaves crunching beneath your feet, the vibrant hues of the trees and...

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Framing

How to Frame a Deck with Steel: Your Top Questions Answered

Fall may be in full swing, but there’s never been a better time to build the sprawling backyard deck of your dreams – complet...

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Fencing

Installing a Privacy Fence: Choosing to DIY or Hire a Contractor

To DIY or not to DIY – is the question many find themselves asking when considering the best way to install a new privacy fen...

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Cladding

Wall Cladding: What it is and Key Advantages

While there are many surfacing materials that can be used on the exterior of your home, wall cladding is one that is gaining...

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Decking

5 Mistakes to Avoid: Deck Building the Right Way

Thinking of upgrading your outdoor space with a new deck? Deck building is an incredibly satisfying process – and for good re...

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Railing

Balcony Railings: Top Questions Addressed

According to the National Apartment Association, 2021 is experiencing a “balcony boom.” Now ranked only second to rent conces...

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Pergolas

Why Are Steel Pergolas So Popular?

Given the continued fervor for outdoor home improvement projects, pergolas are popping up everywhere. Often used to “frame” a...

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Fasteners

Screws, Nails or Hidden Fasteners — Which Should You Use on Deck Boards?

One of the issues many novice DIY deck builders come across is determining what kind of fastener to use— screws, nails or hid...

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Decking

3 Tips to Turn Your Deck into a Modern Farmhouse Inspired Outdoor Retreat

When DIY maven Allison Aars purchased a ramshackle Texas farmhouse on a leap of faith, she knew her work was cut out for her....

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Railing

What Are Deck Post Caps and Why Do You Need Them?

Think of your deck as a blank canvas. It’s waiting for you to incorporate bold new accessories that reflect your desired desi...

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