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Farmers Porch On Colonial Style House
March 6, 2013 – 6:00 am | 26 Comments
Farmers Porch On Colonial Style House

Farmers Porch
When I designed our new house my wife only had a couple of must haves. The biggest wish on her list was a full length farmers porch. I was skeptical at first because I …

Flashing A Deck Ledger Board Properly
April 7, 2012 – 6:30 am | 96 Comments
Flashing A Deck Ledger Board Properly

Deck Ledger Board Flashing Detail
Lately I’ve been seeing problematic deck ledger flashing details so I’d like to share with you my perspective on how to properly flash and secure your deck to the house. Properly …

Finding Good Deck Contractors
July 31, 2011 – 10:33 am | No Comment
Finding Good Deck Contractors

Deck Contractors
I get tons of questions from readers and friends about how to select a good deck contractor. This is an interesting topic worth discussing so that you find a good deck contractor if you …

National Enjoy Your Deck Day Giveaway
May 12, 2011 – 5:18 pm | 12 Comments
National Enjoy Your Deck Day Giveaway

National Enjoy Your Deck Day
Fiberon Composite Decking is happy to announce that the second annual National Enjoy Your Deck Day is quickly approaching! Join people nationwide as they celebrate outdoor living on Saturday, June 4, …

DIY Decks | Don’t Be A Failure
March 18, 2011 – 4:19 am | 2 Comments
DIY Decks | Don’t Be A Failure

Deck Failures
According to NADRA (North American Deck and Railing Association) there were 30 deaths between 2000 and 2006 from deck failures. It is also estimated that here are over 40,000 decks in need of replacement …

Porch and Deck Footing Types
March 1, 2011 – 4:41 am | 10 Comments
Porch and Deck Footing Types

Spring is quickly approaching and many of you are dreaming about a new deck or porch. Decks can be a fun DIY project if you take your time and understand the basics. The basics start …

Deck Makeover for Early Fall Entertaining
August 30, 2010 – 5:58 pm | 2 Comments
Deck Makeover for Early Fall Entertaining

Makeover An Old Deck with Trex Decking
For less than a third the cost of a new deck you may be able to “makeover” your deck just in time for Labor Day weekend and early fall …

Porch Skirt for Farmers Porch
July 27, 2010 – 12:00 pm | 10 Comments
Porch Skirt for Farmers Porch

Farmers Porch With Lattice Skirt

The farmer’s porch in the adjacent photo has a complete pvc lattice skirt around the bottom of the porch framing. Raised porches look best with some sort of skirt to hide …