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  • Managing Workers' Comp Costs

    Workers' compensation can represent 40% of an employer's total insurance costs. Writing in Remodeling, Bill Atkinson outlines some ways that employers can keep costs down.

     
  • Dealing With Cyber Attacks

    More construction companies are putting records in a digital format and using Internet-based communications and storage. The move toward paperless operations has its advantages, but it also makes records more susceptible to cyber attacks-raising a special set of risks for construction firms.

     
  • Gas Leaks Follow Heavy Snows

    Snow piling up in the Northeast has caused damage to decks as well as to roofs. In some cases, collapsing decks also have severed gas lines or otherwise damaged propane tanks below.

     
  • Trex Says It Sweeps Deck Category in Builder Brand Use Study

    Trex led the pack among composite/PVC decking in Builder magazine's annual brand use study, picking up four "firsts" including "brand familiarity" and "brand used most."

     
  • Cutting Metal Roofing

    What tool works best?

     

Porches & Pergolas

  • Getting Into Hardscaping

    Expand your deck business by partnering with a patio contractor

     
  • Simpson Strong-Tie PPBZ Post Base

    This structural connector allows the posts supporting the roof framing to be installed before the slab is poured, without the need for temporary supports

     
  • 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?

     
 

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  • Managing Workers' Comp Costs

    Workers' compensation can represent 40% of an employer's total insurance costs. Writing in Remodeling, Bill Atkinson outlines some ways that employers can keep costs down.

     
  • Dealing With Cyber Attacks

    More construction companies are putting records in a digital format and using Internet-based communications and storage. The move toward paperless operations has its advantages, but it also makes records more susceptible to cyber attacks-raising a special set of risks for construction firms.

     
  • Gas Leaks Follow Heavy Snows

    Snow piling up in the Northeast has caused damage to decks as well as to roofs. In some cases, collapsing decks also have severed gas lines or otherwise damaged propane tanks below.

     
  • Trex Says It Sweeps Deck Category in Builder Brand Use Study

    Trex led the pack among composite/PVC decking in Builder magazine's annual brand use study, picking up four "firsts" including "brand familiarity" and "brand used most."

     
  • Cutting Metal Roofing

    What tool works best?

     
  • Ready Seal Deck Stain

    This oil-based, semi-transparent sealer and stain for wood contains less than 100 grams of VOCs per liter

     
  • Aboeda ZomeTek Bamboo Decking

    A new twist on composite decking mixes bamboo fibers with recycled plastic

     
  • Not Black and White

    Feeney adds a splash of color to the deck with its new line of aluminum railing

     
  • Beyond Decking

    En route to providing one-stop deck shopping, MoistureShield has introduced an accessory line-up that includes an aluminum rail, hidden fasteners, and a variety of lighting options

     
  • Flipping With Style

    A cool roll-up door salvaged from a commercial building opens to bring the outdoors in to this 1920s bungalow.

     
 
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