Outdoor Rooms

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The New Backyard: Third-Floor Terraces

To combat soaring land costs, builders and architects look for innovative ways to... More

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Outdoor Rooms are Hot. But are You Ready?

Even longtime contractors struggle with these complicated window and door installs... More

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Keep Decks Looking New With Deck Maintenance Programs

Just because you finished building a hardwood tropical deck doesn't mean that you should stop caring for it. A savvy deck builder will make finishing and maintaining a customer's outdoor investment a priority. Here's how and why. More

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Ready Seal Gives Outdoor Lumber a Facelift

From decks to siding, Ready Seal offers an easy-to-apply stain and sealer in one. More

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Why The Open Porch Gains Popularity With Homeowners

Unobscured views make the open porch attractive. So does the fact that you can set... More

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Decks Only One Part Of Outdoor

Surviving the home-building slump by becoming an outdoor-living contractor More

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Pergolas Make That Outdoor Living Project A Standout

An affordable upgrade that will 'pop' in backyards or on top of decks or patios. More

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Homeowners Demand Deck Value

Homeowners are often far more budget-conscious today when it comes to designing the deck they want on their homes. More

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Present That Deck With All The Options

The best strategy for selling an upper end deck is not to start at the bottom and try to convince homeowners of options but to start with all the options and let them choose which they'd like to discard or can't afford. More

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Deck Sales Set To Rise, Market Report Says

A market research report projects a 10% sales increase for the residential deck and rail market. Some deck builders are already seeing the uptick. More

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