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Steel vs. Aluminum Railings: Choosing the Metal That Works Best for Your Home

There are two metals that are a big part of our everyday lives, and they each have a distinct personality. Steel is the sort...

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Fencing

The Best Fencing for Large Yards Uses Long, Pre-Assembled Panels

Every now and then I get to drive out to the edge of town and take on some projects on large, often semi-rural plots of land....

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Railing

Railings for Raised Patios: Versatile Style with a Sturdy Look and Feel

For a few years while working as a contractor and landscaper, my bread-and-butter projects were raised patios, usually built...

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Fencing

The Best Fencing for Coastal Areas Resists Salt, Sand, and Spray

Building along the coast requires grappling with four things: salt, water, wind, and sand. This combination of elements corro...

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Fencing

Rustic Style Fencing Complements Farmhouse and Rustic-Look Homes

Two of the most popular styles of decor right now are the rustic and farmhouse styles. It is no surprise why. Both are eclect...

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Fencing

Tips on Installing Handrails on Brick Steps with Minimal Hassle

I had a friend with a frustrating problem. He was trying to install a handrail on a set of brick steps but every time he dril...

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Railing

How to Install Railings on Stairs: Adjustable Systems

Attaching railings to stairs can be a little tricky. I have certainly had to redo one or two in my time! My funniest result w...

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Railing

For the Best Deck Railing Lights, Choose LED Lights

A few projects ago, I was brought on to prep a large deck for an evening wedding party being thrown by some very eco-consciou...

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Fencing

Perimeter Fence Ideas for Apartments

Decades ago, when my main (OK, only) consideration when renting an apartment was price, I experienced an unnerving event. I e...

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Fencing

Low Maintenance Fence Options Focusing on Versatility

I’ve had some clients pay me to do various maintenance tasks on their wooden fences several times a year, every year, paying...

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Railing

Baluster Light Fixture Accent Ideas to Creatively Brighten Your Deck or Patio

A couple years ago I hosted a very...eventful… 4th of July party. What started out as a great evening grilling with my buddie...

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Railing

Comparing Cable Vs. Glass Deck Railings for Your Home

It’s a beautiful clear day in the mountains and you’re ready to sit with your coffee and news on the deck and take in the vie...

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Fencing

Best Fencing for Dogs: Durable Metal Picket Fences Work Best for Climbers

I work for a lot of dog owners! When I’m putting in a fence for people with the big, active dogs, I always make extra certain...

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Railing

When to Choose Aluminum Railing Systems for Decks

My first experience with aluminum was in welding school. When attempting an aluminum weld I forgot to reverse the polarity on...

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Railing

Aluminum Railing That Looks Like Wrought Iron

The Advantages of Aluminum Railing The first advantage is that aluminum is much lighter than wrought iron. Aluminum is a mate...

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