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Framing

Why U.S. Homeowners and Builders are Embracing Global Deck Framing Norms

For decades, U.S. homeowners and builders have relied on lumber for deck framing projects. But with today's zeal for outdoor...

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Railing

How-To: Cable Railing Spacing

As more homeowners gravitate towards modern, high-design concepts, it’s no surprise that cable railing systems are taking the...

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Decking

Deck Material Roundup: Which Board Should You Choose?

Of all the components that make up a complete deck system, few are deliberated on as much as deck boards. They set the visual...

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Decking

Ground Level Decks: It’s all about preparation

What is a ground level deck? Sometimes referred to as floating or platform decks, ground level decks are a great option if yo...

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Fencing

Upfront Style: Today’s Top 3 Front Yard Fence Looks.

Front yard fences have come a long way in recent years, and with today’s innovative building materials they can operate as mo...

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Railing

Modern Railing for Balconies

In a recent survey, Zumper, a rental listing site, reported balconies as one of the top ten amenities prioritized by renters...

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Railing

Stylish + Safe: 4 Beautiful Deck Railings That Protect Your Peace of Mind

Online professional marketplace Thumbtack revealed that deck and porch remodels are the fourth highest trending project for s...

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Decking

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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