Porches & Balconies

California Contractor Has License Revoked Over Fatal Berkeley Balcony Collapse
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California Contractor Has License Revoked Over Fatal Berkeley Balcony Collapse

The Pleasanton, Calif., firm that served as general contractor for the... More

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An Arts & Crafts Porch An Arts & Crafts Porch

In what the builder describes as a 'fusion of Asian and Arts and Crafts influences', this generous porch offers prime pond-side seating thanks to the generous use of meranti and some exquisite architectural details. More

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

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

It won’t rot, split, or swell due to moisture, making PVC a near-perfect exterior... More

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