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More stories about Decks

  • Designer Deck Screws

    Color-matching trim heads, sharp points, and self-clearing threads--designed for composite decking

  • Building a Freestanding Deck

    Solid bracing and strong connections are the keys to a durable, bounce-free structure.

  • JLC Report

    Concerns about spray foam; passive-house rift; deck failures; and more

  • Reroofing With EPDM Rubber

    Roll roofing was the wrong material for the flat roof under this second-story deck.

  • Connecting Girders to Deck Ledgers

    Connecting Girders to Deck Ledgers In the article "Building Safer Decks" (6/11), Glenn Mathewson notes that the IRC's prescriptive bolting schedule is limited to uniformly distributed loads and that you may be able to use a tighter fastener schedule

  • Building Safer Decks

    Decks have seen little attention from building codes over the years, despite the fact that they often bear the weight of parties and public gatherings.

  • Pocket Screws for Decks

    The company that pioneered the use of hidden fasteners now offers a jig that helps you fasten deck boards.

  • 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