Decks & Porches
Restored ironwork and a return to French doors in the façade keep the focus of The New American Home on the original home’s core as something that remained true to its period design while also transcending the traditional architecture of its old Orlando neighborhood. The side additions and connecting stone-and-brick terraces project a timeless estate feel that fits Florida, but would be equally at home in the Northeast or Midwest.
Carefully chosen and finely detailed products define the 2018 New American Remodel
The goal: sell a deck today and install it tomorrow. A year after launch, this remodeler’s sale-to-install cycle is down to seven days and counting.
This inspiring modernization of an 80-year-old historical structure holds lessons any remodeler can put to work
How deck builders weigh potential liability against the needs of budget-conscious homeowners who just want a repair
Railings provide safety but also define the overall look of a deck. Contractor views differ on what works, what doesn’t, and who decides.
The fastest deck fastener we’ve seen yet
This extrusion does double duty as both a hidden fastener and a deck drainage system
The second part of our two-part story focuses on the project’s finishes and strategic solutions to real-world construction challenges
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
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.
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?
Whether it’s wood or composite, here’s how to ensure that water drains away from the walls, ledger, and joists
Fred Home Improvement's senior remodeling consultant Steve Todd on why Intex's product is his preferred railing system