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  • New Columns for an Old Porch

    A New England contractor gives a classic front entry a facelift by replacing the failing wood millwork with composite columns and PVC trim

  • Better Deck Photos

    You don't have to hire a pro to get great photos of your best projects

  • Fortress vertical stainless steel cable railing panels are shown on a deck built by Peachtree Decks and Porches, in Georgia.

    Cable Railing Caution

    Children may be tempted to climb a railing system with horizontally-oriented structural members, which should be taken into consideration in its design.

  • Wolverine CarbonMAX Work Boots

    These leather work boots have a thin-profile safety toe cap that reduces weight while still meeting ASTM standards for protection from rolling and falling objects.

  • Woman Burned in Deck Collapse

    A concrete deck at a Forest Park, Ga., apartment complex collapsed during a Labor Day barbeque, sending three people to the ground. One woman, trapped by concrete debris and burned by a hot grill, was treated at a local hospital and released the following day.

  • Curbing Exposure to Silica Dust

    A shop vacuum attached to a circular saw is capable of removing 81% of hazardous silica dust from the air, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health says.

  • The Risks of High-Pressure Washing

    Researchers testing the surface of a South Florida deck built with CCA-treated lumber warn that pressure-washing can release dangerous compounds. Using bleach makes the situation worse.

  • Heat Relief

    Arctic Cove carries misters for your clients' patios, as well as cooling accessories for you as you work

  • Screen Options for Porches

    You can install prefabricated panels or buy the components and assemble the screens on site

  • 12 Tax-Trimming Tips

    Cut your tax bill by looking out for these deductions year-round

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