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Building Security Fences on Hills: Adjustable Fences

Having built fences in neighborhoods that are just about as hilly as San Francisco, I’ve encountered many creative ways to bu...

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Fencing

The Ideal Privacy Fence for a Corner Lot Provides Privacy and Beauty

By their placement, corner lots are much more exposed to the public eye than other lots. I’ve worked a lot of these in old ne...

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Railing

Glass Deck Railings Hard to Keep Clean? When to Choose It For Your Deck

“You have to clean glass all the time.” I hear this sentiment a lot and it drives me a little nuts. Glass isn’t the annoying...

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Railing

Glass Staircase Railings Give Homes an Infusion of Modern Style

The little sister of one of my oldest friends is the youngest of five children, and when she turned eighteen and enrolled in...

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Railing

Cable Railing Kits for Wood Posts Safely and Easily Combine Wood and Cable

I had a client a while back with a problem. He’d installed cable railing, and now every few months, the cables had to be tigh...

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Railing

Keeping Stair Railings Safe in Winter: How to Choose the Right Railing Material

Sometimes winter can seem like it’s out to get you. When I was a child, my mother fractured her wrist two separate times in t...

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Decking

Moisture-Resistant Decking: How Composite Materials Beat Georgia's Humid Heat

A few years ago I had the great pleasure of traveling through Georgia and the Carolinas, staying with old friends and helping...

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Decking

The Best Decking for a Covered Porch Turns It into Another Room of the House

In almost every climate that I’ve worked, there have been plenty of covered porches to update and repair. One porch I worked...

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Railing

Unique Railing Design Ideas: Curved Balusters Bring Soft Lines to Your Deck

Your home is an expression of who you are, from the paint on the wall to the flooring style to the throw pillows on the sofa....

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Railing

How to Choose a Child Safe Balcony Railing That Gives Peace of Mind

In 2015, little three-year-old Freddie Coulton from East Sussex, UK slipped between the balusters on a balcony railing and fe...

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Decking

Use Decking and Fasteners That Are as Safe as Your Home's Indoor Flooring

Once upon a remodeling project, I was carrying an old stove out of the kitchen onto the deck. I’d checked the deck before wal...

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Railing

Railings for Retaining Walls: Combining Industrial Strength and Elegance

When I was a teenager I actually walked right off a retaining wall. Distracted by the starry sky above, I took a step and soo...

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Fencing

Finding Secure and Beautiful Fencing for a Gated Community

Once upon a time, while working as an apprentice for a big residential construction company, my company was called to put up...

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Railing

The Best Railing for a View Is Minimal and Suits Its Setting

Maintaining a view while still providing something sturdy to lean on are two of the more basic requirements of a good railing...

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Decking

The Best Decking for Direct Sunlight Doesn’t Fade or Degrade After Years of Sun

I can’t count the times I’ve wandered out onto a southern exposure deck and found it cooked and grayed to the point of struct...

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