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