IBS Preview: Six New Outdoor Products
Catch a first look at these new garage door, siding, and decking products that...
Modular System Makes Quick Work of Rooftop Decks
The grid-based system installs easily without a lot of mess or noise.
Screened Porches are a Hot Summertime Upsell
This time of year, screened porches are in demand. Here are some tips for easily...
Turn That Hot Deck Into a Shady Porch
Designing a porch to complement a home’s architecture leads to add-on sales that...
'New Rules' Toughen What's Acceptable in Treated Wood Deck Framing
A new treated wood industry standard requires "Ground Contact" rated lumber even...
With More Snow in the Forecast, Are Your Decks at Risk?
Local building codes are designed so that decks can support typical snow loads....
7 Building Products That Can Accelerate Completions
As your crews are stretched thin and production times lengthen, BUILDER's Products...
IBS/KBIS 2015: Day 2 Product Picks
Editors Lauren Hunter, Laura McNulty, and Tim Regan push farther into the show...
Attaching Deck Rail Posts
Most states now require a specific bolted connection on decks. Here’s a look at how it’s done.
Positive Attachment Detail for Decks
Decks often collapse when the ledger attachment to the main house fails; as such, codes require the 'positive attachment' detail.