Decks & Porches
Outdoor remodeling projects are booming. Using the right materials will help the space last long past the pandemic.
A hidden clip for metal framing featuring a drill-point screw that can engage within two seconds
Products from AGS Stainless, Deckorators, Feeney, and Viewrail.
Products from DuraLife, XTESA, CAMO, Royal Building Products, TimberTech AZEK, and Trex.
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"I’ve also had the chance to hit Voyage decking with a sledgehammer—it was fun to do, of course, but more than that, the board didn’t show signs of weakness or breaking."
Four decks from four different deck builders, celebrating unique design and exceptional execution
Not surprisingly, the old deck was full of splinters, so we made sure to replace it with a composite to avoid the same issues down the road.
The Model ReModel projects are all but complete
There’s no pre-installation necessary—attach the clip’s legs onto the joist, slide the clip into the groove, place the adjacent board, and drive the fastener into place.
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A European favorite makes a push into the American marketplace
Built-up deck beams create seams that collect water and inhibit drying. Using spacers between 2-bys creates an airspace that promotes drainage and speeds drying.
A no-spline, no-staples, no-stress porch screening system
Free online software to simplify and speed up the design process
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Not wanting to obscure any of the view with vertical balusters, Rych used ½-inch tempered glass underneath the 1x6 deck railings. The view of the neighbor’s house, however, was purposely obscured to extend the illusion of a backyard oasis. The 4-by-7-foot cultured stone wall, angled at 45 degrees on the northeast corner of the deck, gives the chef and his guests their desired privacy.
A Chicagoland remodeler turns his bland backyard into an outdoor oasis