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  • CertainTeed Adds Rail Color

    CertainTeed is adding an almond hue to its line of EverNew Panorama composite railing. Almond is one of the company's most popular colors for siding and fencing, so the expansion of railing color options should make it easier for builders to coordinate building exteriors.

     
  • MoistureShield Expands Dealer Network

    MoistureShield composite decking should be easier to find in the Sunbelt and on the West Coast with the addition of 12 new distribution locations, the company says. They include outlets for Huttig Building Products, Blue Linx, Dixie Plywood and Lumber, Universal Forest Products, and Intermountain...

     
  • Deck Addition Payback

    Adding a basic pressure-treated wood deck cost an average of $9,539 nationally and returned more than 87% of that on the resale of the house, according to the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value survey. A composite deck was roughly $6,000 more costly, but returned a lower percentage, 74%, at resale. See...

     
  • Latitudes Gets Longer Warranty

    Universal Forest Products says its Latitudes decking and railing now has an extended warranty covering the removal and replacement of defective material for the first five years. The existing 25-year structural and stain and fade warranties will continue to apply as well.

     
  • Outwater Updates Cable Rail Offerings

    Outwater Plastics Industries now offers three different cable diameters plus floor- and fascia-mounted posts in an updated line of cable railing products. Cable is available in 1/8-, 3/16-, and 1/4-inch-diameter type 316 stainless steel for both commercial and residential applications.

     

Porches & Pergolas

  • 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.

     
  • Pivoting Screen Door

    Thanks to a little ingenuity, the door virtually disappears when it's closed

     
  • Wahoo Complete Balconies

    Powder-coated aluminum structures are engineered to meet the building specs of the project

     
  • Too Many Decking Products to Choose From?

    Sometimes, despite the existence of exciting new options like fused bamboo decking and railings integrated with low-voltage LEDs, budget and availability determine product choice

     
  • Side Yard Pergola and Gate

    A hybrid structure turns an eyesore into an eye catcher.

     
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    Texas Porch Echoes Deco

    New porch on historic home incorporates Art Deco details

     
 

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  • CertainTeed Adds Rail Color

    CertainTeed is adding an almond hue to its line of EverNew Panorama composite railing. Almond is one of the company's most popular colors for siding and fencing, so the expansion of railing color options should make it easier for builders to coordinate building exteriors.

     
  • MoistureShield Expands Dealer Network

    MoistureShield composite decking should be easier to find in the Sunbelt and on the West Coast with the addition of 12 new distribution locations, the company says. They include outlets for Huttig Building Products, Blue Linx, Dixie Plywood and Lumber, Universal Forest Products, and Intermountain...

     
  • Deck Addition Payback

    Adding a basic pressure-treated wood deck cost an average of $9,539 nationally and returned more than 87% of that on the resale of the house, according to the 2014 Remodeling Cost vs. Value survey. A composite deck was roughly $6,000 more costly, but returned a lower percentage, 74%, at resale. See...

     
  • Latitudes Gets Longer Warranty

    Universal Forest Products says its Latitudes decking and railing now has an extended warranty covering the removal and replacement of defective material for the first five years. The existing 25-year structural and stain and fade warranties will continue to apply as well.

     
  • Outwater Updates Cable Rail Offerings

    Outwater Plastics Industries now offers three different cable diameters plus floor- and fascia-mounted posts in an updated line of cable railing products. Cable is available in 1/8-, 3/16-, and 1/4-inch-diameter type 316 stainless steel for both commercial and residential applications.

     
  • CertainTeed Expands Bufftech Line

    CertainTeed has added two colors to its Bufftech vinyl fencing line: a light, neutral color called Canyon Blend, and a darker earth tone called Timber Blend. The company says the new colors are popular with its vinyl siding customers and will help builders coordinate building exteriors.

     
  • Staying Warm on the Job

    This winter's below-normal temperatures have been tough on those who work outside. JLC's Roe Osborn passes along his friend's technique for staying warm when the mercury plummets, and invites others to share their own secrets.

     
  • TimberTech Gets a TV Spot

    TimberTech decking will get a plug from the home improvement program "A Taste of New York" later this spring. The show, which airs in April and May, features Farmingdale, N.Y., deck builder Steve Senzatimore.

     
  • 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.

     
 
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