Home Improvement Deck and Patio Archives 2017-06-04T19:07:59+00:00

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:

Step-by-Step: Installing Urethane Column Wrap

Urethane and PVC column wraps are one of the fastest ways I know of to transform a project.

Flood Wood Care Introduces OneCoat Waterproofing Finish

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.

Pleasure Time: Without The Blazing Sun

Ramadas, in kit form or fully assembled, are available and can be custom designed online to enhance any back yard, porch, pool or garden area.

An Historic And Romantic Pergola That Captures The Overall Mood Of Any Occasion

Whether your choice is our standard Pressure Treated Pine; Western Red Cedar; or Maintenance Free Vinyl; a new Pergola is going to change everything.

Hardworking Furniture Provides Both Function And Style

Cedar chests, oak chests, and steamer trunks are appearing in more living rooms, bedrooms, and sitting areas every day.

Prolong Outdoor Entertaining With An Enclosed Garden Structure

Outdoor entertaining is sweeping the nation with its popularity. As porches, gazebos, and pergolas become outdoor rooms.

Maintenance-Free Vinyl Pergolas Provide Year-Round Relaxation

Outdoor living areas are now one of the top spaces home owners are looking to revitalize.

Autumn Is The Perfect Season For Outdoor Entertaining

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.

Outdoor Lighting: Create An Outdoor Resort In Your Back Yard

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.

Durability And Low Maintenance Merge In Beautiful New Fiberon Pro-Tect™ Decking

Fiberon rounds out its line of highly durable, extremely low-maintenance alternative decking products with new Pro-Tect Decking

Deck Staining Solutions – Tips From SHUR-LINE

SHUR-LINE Introduces New Line of Deck Staining Tools Designed to Provide Better Coverage and Reduce Project Time.

Deck Staining Is Easy And Economical

Staining a deck is an inexpensive and relatively simple project that virtually anyone can do in a weekend.

Feeney To Feature Their Innovative Trellis Products at the Independent Garden Center Show (IGC)

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

Gardening Gifts for Dad

Father’s Day is June 19th, so there is still plenty of time to get Dad something that he will really love.

Discover The Hidden World Of Backyard Birds

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.

Exotic Hardwood Decking with Two New Colors in EverNew® LT Cellular PVC Decking Line

CertainTeed Corporation is bringing building professionals more decking options that offer the authentic look of exotic hardwood decking.

Get More Enjoyment and Use From Your Deck or Patio…

Just lower your SunSetter in less than a minute to get partial shade or full protection from sun, glare and rising temperatures.

Keep A Casual Summer Cadence With Relaxed Porch Design

As the heat of summer sweeps the nation, porches and patios are quickly becoming vacation destinations for families and friends.

Alfresco Dining Keeps Outdoor Entertaining Fresh

Take advantage of the budding flowers and take dinner parties outdoors for an alfresco dining experience.

5 Tips For Creating Outdoor Spaces Suited To Young Families

Many homeowners are creating gathering spaces right in their own backyards, to provide a fun and at-home retreat.

Gardens Transform To Fresh Air Living Spaces

Gardens have become chic entertaining venues, dining spaces and living areas.

Great Buys For The Family Grill Master

Getting grilling accessories for the family griller is always a fantastic gift.

Setting the Scene: Put Your Outdoor Living Space in the Best Light

Curb appeal is essential, whether you are selling or buying a home, or giving a warm welcome to friends and family.

Nothing Enriches A Home’s Value Like the Beauty Of Stone

Whether used indoors or outdoors, stone adds warmth and character that no other building material can deliver.

Stone Veneer – Your Next Home Improvement Project

Stone veneer adds grace, beauty and warmth to any home making fireplaces cozier, kitchens more distinct and outdoor spaces extraordinary.

Prolong Outdoor Entertaining With An Enclosed Garden Structure

Installing an enclosed garden structure will provide a party-spot away from the house that is as versatile as the outdoor living space.

Autumn Is The Perfect Season For Outdoor Entertaining

Autumn offers many wonderful opportunities for outdoor entertaining.

Maintenance-Free Vinyl Pergolas Provide Year-Round Relaxation

Vinyl has answered the call for a building material that needs absolutely no upkeep!

Pergolas Offer Versatility And Style

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.

Outdoor Living Takes The Design World By Storm

Homeowners are now vying for a new space to be revamped to perfection.

Ceiling Fans Transition To Outdoor Use

Modern technology has allowed ceiling fans to transition for use outdoors.

Gazebos Redefine Their Image

As outdoor living spaces catapult to the top of the list of rooms homeowners are looking to revitalize, gazebos have redefined their image.

Garden Bridges Give Landscapes A Lift

DesignerBridges.com features both garden bridges and pedestrian trail bridges in a multitude of styles that can be customized to fit your needs.

How To Turn Your Home Into A Sanctuary With Carefree-Maintenance Outdoor Products

How about a vinyl deck that starts in the garden and climbs toward the treetops?

Before Installing New Fencing, Get The Lay Of The Land

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.

Homeowners Find Adding Water Adds Value

One of the best ways to enhance your landscape and the visual appeal to your home is to install a water feature, such as a fish or wildlife pond.

Rock And Roll Your Next Home Improvement Project With StoneCraft manufactured stone veneer

StoneCraft Industries manufactured stone veneer features dynamic selections to personalize any desired look, whether modern, Old World or mountain rustic.

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Remodeling? Don’t Forget To Pull Permits

Homeowners should expect remodelers to pull permits for home remodels

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How To Create Your Own Stunning, Customized And Hand-Crafted Gazebo, On A Budget

GazeboCreations.com has made the task less daunting with a comprehensive website that allows you to design your own gazebo.

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Big Bridges, Little Bridges, Covered, Durable, And Long-Lasting, Designer Bridges—To Go

These heavy duty wood or vinyl structures contribute form and function, and drawing interest to backyard areas that may have been unsafe or unused

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Escape To Natural Beauty And Quiet, With A Sunroom

Sunrooms, always popular for botanical pursuits, healthy quiet time, and guest quarters; are fitting right into 21st century life styles.

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Stylish Sheds Offer Modern Storage Solutions

In fact, today’s sheds are available with enough creature comforts, including electricity and plumbing, to make creatures comfortable enough to live in them.

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Fiberon® Marries Beauty And Durability With New Tropical Colors For Horizon™ Decking

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.

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Before Installing New Fencing, Get The Lay Of The Land

Choosing the right fencing can be a bit perplexing when you see the myriad of fencing options available.

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Turn Your Home Into A Sanctuary With Carefree-Maintenance Outdoor Products

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.

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Simulated, Dry-Stacked Stone Walls from Artisan Precast

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.

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What A Difference Exterior Trim Makes When Buying And Selling A Home!

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.

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Your Backyard Oasis Awaits

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.

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Five Lessons for Building a Sunroom

When it comes to adding living space, homeowners are doing their homework, and sunrooms are making the grade. Sunrooms, solariums and conservatories …

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Patio Furniture Shows its True Colors

Wood is a wonderful, versatile material that makes beautiful indoor and patio furniture.

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Patio Enclosures, Inc. Introduces “Windsor Conservatories”

Patio Enclosures, Inc., the largest manufacturer and installer of sunrooms in North America, announces the addition of “Windsor Conservatories,” …

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Turn Your Home Into A Sanctuary With Carefree-Maintenance Outdoor Products

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.

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New CertainTeed® Vinyl Fence Features Authentic Wood Grain Texture

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.

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Before Buying a Deck, Be Sure You Know the Ropes

Buying a new deck is a big decision, so be sure it’s the right one. All decking and railing products are not alike.

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Staining A Wood Deck

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.

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Wood Deck Maintenance Tips

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?”

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Custom Built Conservatories: Conservatories Earn High Marks For Bringing Families Together

Conservatories are cool. Conservatories are hot. Learn how a custom built conservatory can add comfort, value and energy efficiency in your home.

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Energy Efficient Glass Enclosed Conservatory

High quality conservatories offer energy efficient features like insulated glass without sacrificing the architectural details that make these structures so popular and inviting.

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Planning A New Deck To Expand Living Spaces

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.

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Indoor/Outdoor Grills Offer Safety and Convenience

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.

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Clay Brick Paver Information Resources Available From The Brick Industry Association

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.

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Before Buying A Deck, Be Sure You Know The Ropes

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.

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CertainTeed’s EverNew® SnapWrap™ Transforms Wood Porch Post With Durable, Easy-Care Style

SnapWrap™ porch post wrap from CertainTeed provides a low maintenance, cost effective alternative to painting.

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From Bench To Desk To Picnic Table … They Are All Maintenance Free

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!

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Brown Hue Provides More Design Options For CertainTeed’s Boardwalk® Composite Decking and Railing

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.

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Brick Industry Association’s Clay Paving Web Site: Helps Homeowners To Enhance Value And Appearance Of Their Homes

A website published by the Brick Industry Association provides valuable information for homeowners and contractors about the colorful, durable world of genuine clay pavers.

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CertainTeed EverNew™ Glass Baluster Railing Creates Clear Design Options

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.

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CertainTeed Debuts Panorama™ Composite Railing Systems

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.

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Luxurious and Inviting, Hot Tubs Enhance Today’s Backyard Landscapes

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.

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U.S.A. Brings A Lot To The Picnic Table

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.

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Front Porch Swings Are Always In Style

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.

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Go For The Gusto–Get A Gazebo!

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.

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What To Know When Buying A Deck For Your Home

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.

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Low Voltage Outdoor Lights Illuminate Decks

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.

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