The Deck and Patio Idea File offers information about new and proven deck and patio products for the home. Click article titles to view each article:
Urethane and PVC column wraps are one of the fastest ways I know of to transform a project.
Flood® Wood Care, a leading producer of specialty wood stains, introduces OneCoat Waterproofing Finish, a product that protects wood surfaces with one application rather than two.
Whether your choice is our standard Pressure Treated Pine; Western Red Cedar; or Maintenance Free Vinyl; a new Pergola is going to change everything.
While Independence Day, Memorial Day, and even Labor Day are often held as the best holidays for backyard bashes, autumn offers just as many wonderful opportunities for outdoor entertaining.
Rather than buying a costly designer patio set or lounge chairs that will lose their luster by next season, invest in a new lighting scheme that will enhance your existing outdoor furniture and amenities.
Fiberon rounds out its line of highly durable, extremely low-maintenance alternative decking products with new Pro-Tect Decking
With today’s smaller living areas, garden space is often quite limited, and trellises are a great way for homeowners and businesses to expand their garden areas
Audubon BirdCam takes high-resolution 5-megapixel digital photos that capture candid moments of the birds that visit your backyard in stunning, full-color detail.
CertainTeed Corporation is bringing building professionals more decking options that offer the authentic look of exotic hardwood decking.
A pergola, or a large arbor with enough room under it for a living space, is absolutely the newest and most popular garden structure used for defining outdoor living areas.
Royal Outdoor Products offers a complete package of vinyl deck, fencing, railing systems, columns and full trim which can be custom configured to suit all style applications.
StoneCraft Industries manufactured stone veneer features dynamic selections to personalize any desired look, whether modern, Old World or mountain rustic.[/fusion_builder_column/]
GazeboCreations.com has made the task less daunting with a comprehensive website that allows you to design your own gazebo.[/fusion_builder_column/]
These heavy duty wood or vinyl structures contribute form and function, and drawing interest to backyard areas that may have been unsafe or unused[/fusion_builder_column/]
Sunrooms, always popular for botanical pursuits, healthy quiet time, and guest quarters; are fitting right into 21st century life styles.[/fusion_builder_column/]
In fact, today’s sheds are available with enough creature comforts, including electricity and plumbing, to make creatures comfortable enough to live in them.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of composite decking, has created the ultimate marriage of beauty and durability with its new tropical hardwood colors for Horizon™ composite decking.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Now anyone can transform the exterior space around their home into a beautiful, carefree haven using vinyl columns, decking, railing, and fencing that revitalize home facades and yards.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Artisan Precast, a leader in the field of precast concrete fencing, is proud to announce the introduction of ChiselCrete®, designed to simulate dry-stacked stone walls.[/fusion_builder_column/]
MiraTEC is used for roofline fascia, soffits, window and door trim, corner trim, dentil, gables, column wraps, trim along porches and other non-structural applications.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Easy to install and maintain, self-contained hot tubs are a home improvement staple that provides a great place to relax and rejuvenate the mind, body and soul.[/fusion_builder_column/]
When it comes to adding living space, homeowners are doing their homework, and sunrooms are making the grade. Sunrooms, solariums and conservatories …[/fusion_builder_column/]
Patio Enclosures, Inc., the largest manufacturer and installer of sunrooms in North America, announces the addition of “Windsor Conservatories,” …[/fusion_builder_column/]
You don’t have to hop on a plane and travel thousands of miles to find a relaxing retreat. Just step outside your front or back door.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Bufftech® Chesterfield privacy fence from CertainTeed, known for its unique design features and low-maintenance characteristics, now features CertaGrain™ authentic wood texture to provide fence dealers more design options.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Unlike clothing, staining can improve the look of wood decks and fences. In fact, staining wood—new or old—can help the wood weather the seasons better than untreated wood.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Today, homeowners are faced with as many deck maintenance solutions as they are potential problems for their wood decks. With no shortage of options on how to care for a deck, the question remains: “Who has the right answers?”[/fusion_builder_column/]
Conservatories are cool. Conservatories are hot. Learn how a custom built conservatory can add comfort, value and energy efficiency in your home.[/fusion_builder_column/]
High quality conservatories offer energy efficient features like insulated glass without sacrificing the architectural details that make these structures so popular and inviting.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Decks are now among our most treasured possessions, and few homeowners would be without one. Learn how proper planning can help you make the most of your deck investment, and how modern deck building materials can lower maintenance burdens while extending the useful life of your new deck.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Grilled outdoors lately? Probably. Indoors? Less so but getting more and more likely by the day! That’s because new indoor and outdoor electric grill models from Kenyon have extended the grilling option for homeowners … both indoors and into seasons not commonly associated with grilling.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Clay pavers are undeniably beautiful, incredibly durable and surprisingly affordable. Learn how clay brick pavers can be used to enhance your landscape and learn where to find in-depth resources to help you choose paver products wisely.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Once you’ve decided to grace your home with a new deck, make sure you do your homework. New deck building materials, construction methods, color options and railing styles abound.[/fusion_builder_column/]
SnapWrap™ porch post wrap from CertainTeed provides a low maintenance, cost effective alternative to painting.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Versatile and cost effective, the Multi-Bench serves a multitude of applications, whether on a deck or placed in the backyard. And best of all, this is one picnic table/bench/desk that will never need painting![/fusion_builder_column/]
Boardwalk® Brand composite decking and railing products from CertainTeed Corporation provide design flexibility for deck builders, with an attractive color palette, and low-maintenance durability for increased homeowner enjoyment.[/fusion_builder_column/]
A website published by the Brick Industry Association provides valuable information for homeowners and contractors about the colorful, durable world of genuine clay pavers.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Glass railings and balusters are all the rage. Learn about CertainTeed’s EverNew™ Brand glass baluster and railing products and how they can enhance the enjoyment of outdoor living areas.[/fusion_builder_column/]
CertainTeed’s new Panorama™ Brand composite railing system provides the look of freshly painted wood, but spares homeowners the burden and aggravation of painting and scraping.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Hot tubs are a perfect complement for today’s popular “outdoor rooms,” providing comfort and relaxation after a grueling work day or a seemingly endless run of errands.[/fusion_builder_column/]
What memories a simple picnic table can conjur up! Fun with family and friends has long centered around the venerable picnic table, a fixture in the backyards of homeowners across the continent. A more recent discovery is the vast array of picnic table styles and configurations available on the Internet.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Porch swings, too, bring fond memories of first dates and summer nights spent staring at the stars. Beautiful, hand-crafted porch swings in cedar and other materials are available to build new memories with families and friends.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Gazebos can be simple and functional or large and elaborate, but all offer a timeless, classic appeal to your landscape. Read on to learn about the many size and style options available.[/fusion_builder_column/]
On a square foot basis, decks may offer more pleasure per dollar spent than any other home improvement project. Start here to learn about your options and how to make the most of your deck budget.[/fusion_builder_column/]
Stylish, safe and easy-to-install, low voltage outdoor lights specifically made for mounting on decks can provide much needed illumination around deck entry’s and stairways.[/fusion_builder_column/]