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Decks & Porches

  • Folding Patio Door

    Andersen's new Folding Patio Door has an unusual top-hung design that allows its panels fold up and out the way easily.

     
  • Reprieve for Dying Decks

    UDF-21 Deck Resurfacer polymer coating fills cracks, locks down splinters, and cures to form a textured, slip-resistant surface that's nearly maintenance-free.

     
  • Letters

    New deck code is confusing; quick drywall patches; facing the future; finding a thermographer; importance of builder eduction

     
  • Waterproofing Membrane for Deck and Fence Posts

    Self-adhesive wrap applied to below-grade section is designed to preventag rot.

     
  • Improved Deck Ledger Flashing

    Locks over edge of the first decking board; diverts water and debris.

     
  • Builder Pays $1 Million to Settle Deck Collapse Suit

    Ledger was fastened with nails, not lag screws.

     
  • Rotproof Brackets

    What to do when wooden brackets have seen better days.

     
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    If Time Is Money, How Can I Control the Clock?

    Knowing how many jobs you need to complete and collect for on a monthly and quarterly basis is critical to meeting the financial goals you set for the period. But how do you know on a week-by-week — or even day-by-day — basis whether your jobs are moving you toward the goal line?

     
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    Beachside Storage Shed

    Forget the 5,000-square-foot beach house just out of sight in the photos.

     
  • Replacing Giant Columns

    A methodical approach yielded masterful results in this oversize remodeling project.

     
 
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking