Decks

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How to Restore a Wood Deck

Keep your outdoor space looking great.

A Guide to Stripping or Refinishing a Deck

Bring out a warm, welcoming glow.

7 Tips for Painting a Concrete Porch

Brighten things up with a fresh new coat.

How to Build a Deck from Scraps

Don't forget to get building permits!

Patio vs Deck

Your preference might depend on the qualities of your space.

Affordable Patio Decor

Enjoy your space even more by finding some great bargains.

How to Pick a Patio Heater

Take the chill off your decision-making process.

How to Build a Multi-Level Deck

Multi-level up your deck game.

How to Winterize Your Decks and Patios

With a few preventative measures, your patio will be ready to greet the spring sunshine undamaged.

Preparation for Deck Construction

A simple foundation can be completed by two people.

Deck Building 16 - Installing the Railing

In this step of building your custom deck, you'll be focusing on how to properly construct a railing.

Common Problems with Exterior Wood

By applying the right paints, finishes, and preservatives you can head off many problems.

Deck Building 11 - Laying Out the Joists on the Ledger

Watch for these common mistakes when laying out deck joists.

How to Reinforce a Deck to Support a Hot Tub

It's important to ensure your deck can withstand the additonal weight.

Deck Building 7 - Cutting Ends of Joists and Deck Boards

Most Common Mistakes Joists not set at right angle from the wall.

Deck Building 4 - Determining Level and Length of Ledger

Most Common Mistakes Using badly bowed board. Choosing wrong height

Composite Decking Material: Maintenance and Repair

A composite decking material is a modern option.

What's the Best Metal to Use for Deck Flashing?

Planning on installing deck flashing, you will probably be considering the various types of metal.

Answers to Deck Questions #1

Last June I used treated 2 x 12's as treads to build steps for my front porch.

Answers to Deck Questions #2

You've got questions, we've got answers.

How to Prepare Your Deck for Deck Staining

The end result is directly related to the prep work.

How to Install a Composite Deck Railing

Add safety and aesthetic appeal.

How to Childproof Balcony Railings

Balcony railings can be dangerous.

How to Build Wood Stair Railing

Follow this stairway to completion.