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Deck Stairs 101: Why Deck Stairs Aren't as Complicated as You May Think

Deck stair installation can be intimidating. Between demystifying international and local code requirements and reliving the...

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Fortress

4 Outdoor Living Ideas for 2022

Homeowners are continuing to make their outdoor living upgrades a top priority-and with good reason. Outdoor living spaces ca...

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Pergolas

A Straightforward Guide to Selecting and Placing a Pergola

The results are in. According to Architectural Digest, pergolas are one of the top 10 most popular trends in the past year, a...

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Decking

How-To: 3 Ways to Finish the Ends of Composite Decking

Composite decking has the power to transform any outdoor space and the durability to withstand even the harshest climates. It...

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Railing

5 Deck Railing Ideas as You Plan for Warmer Weather

Winter is when outdoor upgrades tend to slow down. The short days and cold weather can make even the most ardent outdoor enth...

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Fencing

Backyard Basics: Neighbor Friendly Yard Fencing

As the poet Robert Frost once wrote, “good fences make good neighbors,” a phrase commonly adapted to support the belief that...

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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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