Porches & Balconies

Waterproof Decking
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Waterproof Decking

Create cost-effective dry space underneath your decks with this new breed of decking More

Decorative Beams for a Craftsman-Style Arbor
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Decorative Beams for a Craftsman-Style Arbor

Unlike other glass ceilings, this one is strictly for shelter. It's supported by... More

Balcony Inspections ... by Pest Control Specialists?
Florida Deck Collapse Injures 11 Snowbirds
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Florida Deck Collapse Injures 11 Snowbirds

Several vacationers from Kentucky and Indiana were injured when the deck at their... More

Insulating a Sunroom Floor
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Insulating a Sunroom Floor

An insulated floor can make that sunroom more livable. More

Tags: Decks, Sunrooms
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Cedar 6x6 Posts as Roof Support

Can 6x6 cedar posts be used to support a screened porch and roof over a 12x16 deck? A builder over on the JLC Forums who has built plenty of them this way now isn’t so sure, thanks to his architect who raised the question. More

California Approves Tougher Balcony Standards
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California Approves Tougher Balcony Standards

Fatal Berkeley balcony collapse leads to tougher standards for balconies and other... More

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Finishing Decks and Porches With Cellular PVC Trim Finishing Decks and Porches With Cellular PVC Trim

It won’t rot, split, or swell due to moisture, making PVC a near-perfect exterior trim option for deck and porch builders More

Wood Porch With a Tile Deck
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Wood Porch With a Tile Deck

A membrane installed between the tile and the substrate helps waterproof the... More

Nailed Ledger Led to Hartford Porch Collapse
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Nailed Ledger Led to Hartford Porch Collapse

A Hartford porch collapse that injured 32 Trinity College students was the result... More

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