Decking

Products from MiTek, Azek, Color Guard Railing Systems, and AERT

Deck builders balance potential liability against the budget-conscious homeowner’s desire for just a repair

professional remodeler showing how to install stucco above a deck ledger

There are plenty of wrong ways to install stucco on a wall with a deck ledger. Here’s how to do it the right way.

finished deck using admiral spacemaker outdoor flooring

This self-draining tongue-and-groove PVC decking system is a one-step solution for elevated decks

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

Photo: Flickr user designmilk, photo by NelsonKon (CC BY-SA 2.0)

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

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

Photo: courtesy schedulefred.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Remodeling Show 2014 Products: AZEK iPad 3D App

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

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

AGS Stainless ReadyRail

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

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