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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At-Home Design Trends in 2021

At-Home Design Trends in 2021

2020 was a tumultuous year, made so by the introduction of a new virus that forced many of us to change how we are living. With so many people working full or part-time from home, and some students doing schooling at home, the things people want in their living spaces have also changed. Here are some trends that continue to grow, per market research:

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How to Clean Your Vinyl Fence This Winter

How to Clean Your Vinyl Fence This Winter

If you had good intentions to give your vinyl fencing or railing a good cleaning this fall, but never got around to it, it’s not too late! Now is the time to clean everything off before the holidays and start the
new year fresh.

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4 Things to Consider When Planning Your Deck Project

4 Things to Consider When Planning Your Deck Project

This summer, families are planning to spend time together at home, and that can mean building or expanding an outdoor living space. Outdoor spaces like decks and porches let you enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and all that summer has to offer without ever leaving the comfort of your home.

 Here are four things you should think about before beginning a deck build or remodel:

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3 Reasons Why Your Deck Railing Shouldn’t Be an Afterthought

3 Reasons Why Your Deck Railing Shouldn’t Be an Afterthought

It’s an exciting thing to build or remodel a deck! Together with your contractor, you are creating a beautiful outdoor living space for friends and family to connect or simply a relaxing place to take a breath, unwind, and enjoy the fresh air after a busy day.

With all the customization available, adding outdoor living to your home can be a fun (and occasionally exhausting) process. From the initial planning phases to the product selection to the building and finally to the finished product, there are many choices to make.

One choice most people don’t often think about at length is their deck railing.

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Railing Trends in the New Year

Railing Trends in the New Year

With the arrival of a new year and a new decade, it’s time to take a look at what’s going to be trending for homeowners in the U.S. as they add or improve outdoor living areas, especially as it involves deck railing.

Based on our industry knowledge and studies (see the end of the post for more info), here’s what we see happening in 2020 and beyond.

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The Inside Scoop on Vinyl Porch Posts and Columns

The Inside Scoop on Vinyl Porch Posts and Columns

In addition to railing and fencing, vinyl manufacturers sometimes make or sell porch posts or porch columns. Here’s an overview of posts, columns, and what exactly goes into making them.

What’s the difference between posts and columns?

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Subtle Ways to Add Class to Your Outdoor Living Area

Subtle Ways to Add Class to Your Outdoor Living Area

Have you ever seen an outdoor space that makes you stop and stare? Or one that just gave you a feeling of class and elegance? Sometimes it’s hard to put a finger on exactly what “works” when it comes to outdoor living spaces, but here are a few ideas.

These are subtle touches you can use to bring sophistication to your outdoor space and make it stand out among the many other yards, decks, or porches in your neighborhood.

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4 Ways to Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for Summer

4 Ways to Get Your Outdoor Space Ready for Summer

It’s April and spring is finally here (at least in the Northeast US). Now’s the time to get excited about what you’re going to do to improve your outdoor living space. And while maintenance or replacements aren’t the most exciting projects, don’t forget about checking your deck and outdoor areas for safety.

Here are some things to consider as you do your springtime planning. 

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