Decking

Time-tested tips for cutting, notching, and fastening wood deck boards

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Decking

Today’s shapes, materials, colors, and appliances have elevated the deck to a living room’s equal. How far can it go? 

Deck Cable Railing. Photo: Deckorators

Photo: Deckorators

Best Practices

Whether it’s wood or composite, here’s how to ensure that water drains away from the walls, ledger, and joists 

Intex Hampton extruded PVC railing system

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Products

Fred Home Improvement's senior remodeling consultant Steve Todd on why Intex's product is his preferred railing system

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Project Management

Is it worth the time and trouble to hold a pre-construction meeting on small jobs? You bet. Here's why.

Decking

Fiberon’s Symmetry Railing has a composite substructure and PVC surface with a matte finish for a natural look. 

Products

Trex’s new OutdoorStorage collection of waterproof deck and patio furniture provides extra room for backyard essentials. 

Decking

Feeney is adding new colors to its DesignRail line of aluminum railing.

Products

TimberTech has expanded its Legacy Collection decking, which it introduced in early 2014, with a warm gray color called Ashwood. 

Remodeling Show 2014 Products: NyloPorch System from Nyloboard
Decking

A proprietary process creates a natural-looking wood-grain finish

Remodeling Show 2014 Products: AZEK iPad 3D App
Decking

Users can select AZEK products for an entire house, with the ability to save their designs, add notes or tags, and share them with friends.

ZomeTek Composite Bamboo Decking
Decking

The decking is made by mixing natural bamboo fiber with recycled HDPE plastic and additives for mold and mildew prevention.

AGS Stainless ReadyRail
Decking

Two kits are offered to accommodate up to 20 feet or 40 feet of level railing, with either top-mounted or side-mounted posts.

TrapEase 3 Composite Deck Screw
Decking

The system allows stick-fit and wobble-free installation to eliminate fastener strip-out.

Ply Gem Fence and Railing
Decking

The Performance Vinyl Railing collection now includes the color Black, available in 6-, 8-, and 10-foot lengths.

Simpson Strong-Tie Deck-Drive
Decking

Two types of screws are offered—one for wood decking and one for composite decking.

WOLF PVC Decking
Decking

The PVC core of the pieces contains no organic fillers, making them virtually impervious to moisture.

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