More from Decks, Patios and Porches

Siding, Columns and Trim

The front porch of some houses cry out for columns, ­­whether they haven¹t had them before (but needed them), or whether the original columns are in disrepair and need replacing. Either way, there is a happy medium between building columns from scratch yourself and having a contractor build...

Patio Heaters: Fuel Types, Safety and Tips
While summer is great for enjoying outdoor rooms, there's an additional charm that comes with extending that enjoyment year-round. With a patio heater, you can still enjoy your outdoor areas without having to suffer through the cold as well.
Patio heaters come in many different forms,...
Building and Remodeling

This spring and summer, thousands of homeowners will perform the necessary maintenance for their wood decks. They'll strip, sand and stain their decking and railing to help revive the looks and preserve the structural integrity of the deck.
 
For Will Spivey, a homeowner in western North...

Deck and Patio Cleaning

Is your wood deck looking winter worn? Laundry detergent can be used for more than just colors or whites. Here is a great outdoor use for your laundry detergent. As the weather gets warmer, you may want to clean all traces of winter from your wood deck. Powdered laundry detergent and hot water...

Cooling and Air Conditioning

They’ve always been functional.  But for the first time in decades, awnings are regaining popularity as a sources of energy saving and stylishness and increased home value. 

Let’s start with the numbers: Awnings extending from windows, doors, and patios can cut a household’s summer energy...