July-August 2016 Table of Contents

Features
Foolproof Guard Posts Foolproof Guard Posts

You don't need an engineered design or a lot of special hardware to install strong guard posts Read more

Installing Deck Ledgers Over Exterior Insulation Installing Deck Ledgers Over Exterior Insulation

Four strategies for adding a deck to a home wrapped with a thick layer of foam Read more

Installing Retractable Screens Installing Retractable Screens

These motorized screens roll up and out of the way with the press of a button Read more

Letters
Reader's Tips
Extend the Life of Your Support Posts Extend the Life of Your Support Posts

Protect the bottoms from water damage with this inexpensive trick. Read more

Structure
Deck Ledgers and I-Joist Floor Systems Deck Ledgers and I-Joist Floor Systems

With such a wide range of engineered wood products available, a prescriptive approach for attaching a ledger to an EWP rim is hard to come by. Read more

Tool Kit
Senco SHD150XP Deck Clip Tool Senco SHD150XP Deck Clip Tool

The SHD 150XP pneumatic nailer drives threaded nails to secure Mantis hidden deck clips. Read more

DeWalt Cross-Line Green Laser DeWalt Cross-Line Green Laser

Add a detector, and you can easily use it outdoors for decks, fences, and more. Read more

Products
Porous Pave Cuts Rubber Granule Size for Smoother Surface Porous Pave Cuts Rubber Granule Size for Smoother Surface

The porous hardscaping material lets stormwater drain through instead of puddling or running off Read more

WAC Lighting Introduces Landscape Lighting Line WAC Lighting Introduces Landscape Lighting Line

The new collection offers lighting solutions for landscapes and hardscapes with unique features Read more

PVC Vinyl Rail in 35 Colors PVC Vinyl Rail in 35 Colors

Illusions Vinyl Railing offers alternatives for deck clients who don't want to maintain a painted finish. Read more

Waterproofing Finish Waterproofing Finish

The new line of waterproofing and staining products comes in both clear and pigmented versions. Read more

Stainless Steel Screws Stainless Steel Screws

Suitable for wood-to-wood applications, Deck-Drive DWP screws come with either trim or flat heads. Read more

Sealant and Flashing Sealant and Flashing

Fortifiber says Moistop Sealant and Liquid Flashing is compatible with most building materials. Read more

Cable Rail Maintenance Cable Rail Maintenance

SteelRenewal helps remove stains and SteelProtect helps prevent them. Read more

Day's End
Front Porch Revival Front Porch Revival

A series of eight low-voltage LED lights illuminates this renovated Victorian porch when it’s time to step out at night. Read more

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