Keeping Water Out of Decks

Careful detailing of trouble spots ensures longevity

Predictably, our climate causes a lot of water-related problems, making good flashing details paramount to the longevity of decks and the houses they are attached to.


Moisture Management



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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...

  • 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.

  • Deck Maintenance Programs

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

  • Fiberon Paramount and ProTect Advantage Decking

    Fiberon has come out with new decking to replace its Outdoor Flooring and ProTect decking lines

  • End of the Road for Perennial Wood?

    After a promising beginning, Eastman Chemical decides to drop their Perennial Wood acetylated wood decking and porch flooring business

  • Kleer Lumber KleerWrap PVC Post Wraps

    White nonstructural wraps can be left as is or painted to match existing trim

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