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  • Tamko Adds Four Railing Colors

    Tamko Building Product has added four new colors to its Marquee Railing System: cappuccino, dark walnut, burgundy wood, and grey. The company said the new colors would complement its EverGrain and EverGrain Envision composite decking lines.

     
  • Hanley Wood Offers Virtual Home Tour

    PDB publisher Hanley Wood has launched Home for Life 2014, a virtual home tour that offers remodeling suggestions for adapting a house to the needs of older residents. The online tour features before and after photos for projects involving kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom and outdoor living areas.

     
  • Learn More About Treated Wood

    Arch Wood Protection has launched an educational program on treated wood. "Wolmanized Wood University" features videos and printed and online material showing how treated lumber is made, and how it should be used. It includes a number of segments on decks, targeted at professional deck builders.

     
  • Trex Selected for Big Mideast Project

    Trex composite decking has been selected for what it says will be the longest boardwalk in the United Arab Emirates. It's part of a project to convert an 8.7-mile beachfront in Dubai into a recreational area. Between May and June, Trex delivered more than 32,000 square yards of decking for the...

     
  • New Porch Flooring Line

    Earlier this year, Eastman Chemical Co. announced it would no longer produce Perennial Wood, its brand of acetylated lumber, but Snavely Forest Products continued to promote and sell its inventory of the product while looking for a new source. Recently, Accsys Technologies and Snavely Forest...

     

Porches & Pergolas

  • New Porch Flooring Line

    Earlier this year, Eastman Chemical Co. announced it would no longer produce Perennial Wood, its brand of acetylated lumber, but Snavely Forest Products continued to promote and sell its inventory of the product while looking for a new source. Recently, Accsys Technologies and Snavely Forest...

     
  • Good Roof, Bad Stairs

    A short riser in a photo in an article on roofs catches a reader's attention

     
  • Making Porch Floorboards Last

    During many years as a restoration contractor, I bet I’ve replaced over a mile of rotten porch floorboards. Today’s fast-growth lumber has very little natural resistance to rot, so it’s vital that you completely seal the boards before they’re installed.

     
  • Designing Porch Roofs

    Shed roofs are easy to frame, but gable roofs offer more design options

     
  • Flooring an L-Shaped Porch

    What’s the best way to frame a T&G fir floor on an L-shaped porch to get sufficient slope for drainage in both directions?

     
  • Phifer Insect Screens

    Upgrade your customer's outdoor living space by keeping the pests out

     
 

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  • Tamko Adds Four Railing Colors

    Tamko Building Product has added four new colors to its Marquee Railing System: cappuccino, dark walnut, burgundy wood, and grey. The company said the new colors would complement its EverGrain and EverGrain Envision composite decking lines.

     
  • Hanley Wood Offers Virtual Home Tour

    PDB publisher Hanley Wood has launched Home for Life 2014, a virtual home tour that offers remodeling suggestions for adapting a house to the needs of older residents. The online tour features before and after photos for projects involving kitchen, bathroom, master bedroom and outdoor living areas.

     
  • Learn More About Treated Wood

    Arch Wood Protection has launched an educational program on treated wood. "Wolmanized Wood University" features videos and printed and online material showing how treated lumber is made, and how it should be used. It includes a number of segments on decks, targeted at professional deck builders.

     
  • Trex Selected for Big Mideast Project

    Trex composite decking has been selected for what it says will be the longest boardwalk in the United Arab Emirates. It's part of a project to convert an 8.7-mile beachfront in Dubai into a recreational area. Between May and June, Trex delivered more than 32,000 square yards of decking for the...

     
  • New Porch Flooring Line

    Earlier this year, Eastman Chemical Co. announced it would no longer produce Perennial Wood, its brand of acetylated lumber, but Snavely Forest Products continued to promote and sell its inventory of the product while looking for a new source. Recently, Accsys Technologies and Snavely Forest...

     
  • Deck Collapse Injures Three

    Three people were hurt when a deck in Ledyard, Conn., pulled away from the house and fell between 7 and 10 feet, a local television station reported. Police said a "main support" appeared to be rotted. None of the injuries was thought to be life-threatening.

     
  • Good Roof, Bad Stairs

    A short riser in a photo in an article on roofs catches a reader's attention

     
  • Field-Treating Pressure-Treated Pine

    Even though it's not required by code, it's a good idea to treat all cuts and penetrations in PT pine with copper naphthenate-if you can find it

     
  • More on Deck Failures

    A code enforcement officer in the Buffalo, N.Y., area believes that most decks would fail if loaded to their code-required design capacity

     
  • Not a Replacement for Lateral Load Anchors

    Research at Washington State University shows that screwed joist hangers are stronger than nailed joist hangers and reinforce the potentially weak link at the joist-to-ledger connection

     
 
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