4 Important Questions to Ask Before You Buy Vinyl Railing

4 Important Questions to Ask Before You Buy Vinyl Railing

The vinyl railing market is saturated with product at different price points, from different countries of origin, and in different styles and colors. But not every vinyl railing is the same. Here are some questions to ask about the vinyl rail you plan to purchase:

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What to Look for in a Manufacturer's Warranty

What to Look for in a Manufacturer's Warranty

To support their claims about the quality and superiority of their products, manufacturers often back their products with warranties. Warranties demonstrate that a company trusts in the quality of their product and stands behind it. In fact, many companies put their warranty on their website, so it’s easy to find and to read. (If you can't find the warranty, that can be a red flag.)

Warranties vary, both in terms of length and coverage. Here are some things to look for:

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Create Your Perfect Pergola

Create Your Perfect Pergola

Timeless Style and Casual Elegance
For the past few years, pergolas have been a hot outdoor living item--and for good reason! Combining shade with natural light, they’re a perfect place to entertain or relax. 

Having a pergola creates a designated space for activity and can section off your yard or deck in a natural way. Pergolas can provide shelter for a seating area, bar, dining table, or even a hot tub. Sometimes they even have swings suspended from the rafters!

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The Difference Between Handrail and Guardrail

The Difference Between Handrail and Guardrail

Handrail vs. Guardrail. These two terms sound alike, but most building codes distinguish between the two. So what is the difference?

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1 Element Sets the Tone for Your Entire Deck

1 Element Sets the Tone for Your Entire Deck

It’s Railing!
Creating a picture-perfect porch starts with railing. Railing is the first thing most people will notice, and the railing you choose sets the tone for the rest of the porch. Balusters are one of the railing features that change how the railing is perceived and what kind of statement it makes. Railing should never be an afterthought!

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3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Deck Lighting

3 Questions to Ask Before Choosing Your Deck Lighting

We know how it goes. People are out on the deck talking, eating, and having fun. The sun goes down, the stars come out—and no one is quite ready for the party to end. But no one wants to sit in the dark, either. Maybe there’s a floodlight on the deck—but that feels too bright. And the light from the house isn’t quite bright enough.

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Essential Explainer: Pool Fence Code

Essential Explainer: Pool Fence Code

Trying to figure out exactly what kind and size of fence you need to meet residential pool code requirements can be confusing. Are there national standards? State requirements? What about local code?

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7 Safety Issues to Check on Your Deck

7 Safety Issues to Check on Your Deck

Since May is Deck Safety month, we are taking a look at some of the best things you can do to keep your deck safe and secure for your family and friends to enjoy. Every year decks collapse, which can end in tragedy, but even if you’re not at risk of major failure, there are things to look out for to prevent injury or future damage. Preventative maintenance is the best kind! 

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3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Porch Posts for Your Home

3 Reasons to Choose Vinyl Porch Posts for Your Home

Porches are enjoying a surge in popularity at the moment. During the COVID-19 pandemic, people began to realize how valuable an outdoor covered space can be, as a place to invite neighbors up to enjoy socialization in a safer place. (See also this Wall Street Journal article).

With porches in the midst of a comeback, we decided to take a look at three reasons why you should choose vinyl porch posts to help create this space for your family.

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Lifestyle Trends in 2021 and Beyond

Lifestyle Trends in 2021 and Beyond

With the arrival of COVID-19 in early 2020, many things were thrown into uncertainty. No one was quite sure how the nation’s economy or the nation’s health would be affected. Now, a year later, there are some clear emerging trends.

These trends may have been occurring already, but the pandemic accelerated them, and even when pandemic effects have been lessened these trends will probably continue. Here are some of the trends we learned about from market research*.

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