What’s the Difference Between Handrail and Guardrail?

What’s the Difference Between Handrail and Guardrail?

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

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A Quick Overview of ADA Handrail Requirements

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The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) changed how businesses handle issues of accessibility for people with mobility issues. Everything from ramp rise to stair depth to door width—and more—are now things that property owners have to take into consideration when building or improving a structure.

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What You Need to Know About Pool Fence

What You Need to Know About Pool Fence

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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4 Ways to Get Creative with Vinyl Deck Railing

4 Ways to Get Creative with Vinyl Deck Railing

You may not realize it, but there are tons of possibilities for deck and porch railing customization. Mixing and matching colors, styles, and infill gives you a wide variety of ways to get creative with your deck or porch railing.

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3 (Less-Obvious) Ways to Use Vinyl Fencing

3 (Less-Obvious) Ways to Use Vinyl Fencing

Homeowners choose fences for lots of practical reasons.Privacy. Security. Safety for children or containment for pets. And of course everyone knows the benefits of vinyl: low-maintenance, long-lasting, and attractive.

However, not everyone requires privacy or has to worry about pets or children. But that doesn’t mean that your property couldn’t benefit from a vinyl fence! Here are three ways you can use vinyl fencing to your advantage.

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How to Clean Your Vinyl Fence or Railing

How to Clean Your Vinyl Fence or Railing

Cleaning? I thought vinyl was low-maintenance!

Vinyl is low-maintenance, especially when compared to wood. You’re never going to have to paint vinyl or replace a rotting board or picket. But low-maintenance is not NO maintenance. Vinyl fencing and railing is outdoors, so vinyl fencing and railing is going to get dirty.

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7 Ways to Create an At-Home Garden Getaway

7 Ways to Create an At-Home Garden GetawayWhen the weather gets warm, there’s nothing like spending some time outdoors. Breathing fresh air, watching the kids play, letting the dogs run—who doesn’t love it?

But are you really maximizing your outdoor space?

Do you have a yard, but don’t know exactly what to do with it?

Here are some tips for creating a low-maintenance garden getaway that gives you the oasis you’re looking for.

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How to Choose the Vinyl Fence Style that’s Right for You

How to Choose the Vinyl Fence Style that’s Right for You

When you’re choosing a fence style, it’s important to think about what you want your fence to do and what your goals are for your outdoor space. Superior offers three styles of vinyl fence, each with its own benefits. Ultimately it comes down to the look you want and the function you need.

Read on to learn about each fence’s features and benefits...

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8 Ideas to Add Character to Your Porch

8 Ideas to Add Character to Your Porch

Your porch rail is installed, your floor and ceiling are complete, and your porch is finished but empty.

Now for some decision making. It’s time to furnish and accessorize your porch!

First, look at your house. Decide what kind of look you’re going for and what fits best with your home’s style. Do you want a traditional front porch feeling? Try rocking chairs or a swing. Adirondack chairs or wicker couches are classics for a reason, and a bench by the door provides additional seating and a good place for your guests to remove their shoes. Wood, metal, and glass are excellent choices for contemporary porch furniture.

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How to Create the Perfect Pergola

How to Create the Perfect Pergola

Timeless Style and Casual Elegance
Pergolas are enjoying a surge in popularity at the moment, and for good reason. Combining shade with natural light, they’re a perfect place to entertain or relax. 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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