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Another Option for Fire-Resistant Decks

Some pedestrian traffic coatings qualify as Class A, 1-hour fire-rated roof coverings. An installer advocates for their use on decks in a Wildland Urban Interface. More

Mixing Oil and Water
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Mixing Oil and Water

Cabot's new water-based ATO stain doesn't look like much in the can, but it... More

Burned Decking
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Burned Decking

Sunlight reflected from distorted window glass burns an arc pattern into Trex decking More

Wild Hog Railing Wire Mesh
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Wild Hog Railing Wire Mesh

Openings are small enough to be in compliance with the 4-inch-sphere rule More

Adjustable Tensioning Mechanism for a Gate
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Adjustable Tensioning Mechanism for a Gate

Anticipate movement in the framing by building in an easy way to adjust the gate post More

Solid Post Attachments With Threaded Rod
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Solid Post Attachments With Threaded Rod

When the railing post is on the outside of the frame, reinforce the attachment by... More

Fire-Resistant Decks
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Fire-Resistant Decks

Using the right decking material makes a big difference in areas prone to wild fires More

Building Waterproof Roof Decks
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Building Waterproof Roof Decks

Get better performance from your deck covering by using ‘best practices’ framing... More

A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country
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A Tall Deck in Earthquake Country

A steel moment frame and plenty of lateral reinforcement were the keys to... More

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Cooked Decking

Reflected sunlight can overheat a deck, but can it lead to premature fading (on composite decks) and coating failure (on wood decks)? More

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