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Deck Skylights

Structural glass panels can be installed in a deck to bring daylight to the area underneath it

Porch Stair Makeover

PVC skirtboards and risers can be prefabricated into an easy-to-install assembly that can be used to dress up drab PT stair stringers.

Deck Maintenance Programs

After installing a tropical hardwood deck, a savvy deckbuilder should make finishing and maintaining it a top priority.

 
 
 

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The Magazine

March

In this issue: Porch Stair Retrofit — Structural Glass Skylight — Deck Maintenance

 

In this Issue

  • Deck Skylights

    Structural glass panels can be installed in a deck to bring daylight to the area underneath it

  • Porch Stair Makeover

    PVC skirtboards and risers can be prefabricated into an easy-to-install assembly that can be used to dress up drab PT stair stringers.

  • Deck Maintenance Programs

    After installing a tropical hardwood deck, a savvy deckbuilder should make finishing and maintaining it a top priority.

 
 
 

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    Atlantis Stainless Steel Railing System

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