Deckorators CXT Classic Railing Installation Guide

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators CXT Classic Railing Installation Guide Deckorators CXT Classic Railing system is an extremely durable system that is designed to withstand the toughest of elements. Deckorators CXT Classic Railing system is low maintenance and has the look of real painted wood. The CXT Classic Railing is constructed with co-extruded, 2 layer, scratch and weather resistant material. The…

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Deckorators new Brushed Titanium Aluminum Railings

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators continues it’s strive to be the top company in the decking industry. Deckorators just recently unveiled their new line of Brushed Titanium Aluminum Railings this past week at the 2017 Deck Expo in Nashville Tennessee. Deckorators also debuts Invisirail glass, pre-assembled aluminum railing system. Deckorators Brushed Titanium Aluminum Railings Made of heavy-gauge aluminum, ALX…

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Deckorators Introduces Fastendry at DeckExpo 2017

By Scott Arnold

Deckorators Introduces Fastendry at DeckExpo 2017 This past week Deckorators unveiled an innovated new deck weatherproofing system with fastening capability called Fastendry.  As more and more homeowners look to maximize the use of their outdoor space, “dry zones” under raised decks are growing in popularity. Now deck builders can create dry zones while realizing significant…

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Remodeling Show | Deck Expo 2017

By Rob Foster

Trade shows are a great way to get the scoop on a bunch of new products – all under one roof. To keep you up-to-date on the latest and greatest we combed through all of the booths at this year’s Remodeling Show | Deck Expo, and compiled some of the best of the bunch for…

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Building A Roof Deck

By Robert Robillard

  Roof Deck Construction This article, Building a Roof Deck was inspired after a client recently asked if I would replace her badly worn out roof deck. This wooden deck was built over her screen porch and on top of a flat roof. It’s not really flat: it’s pitched ¼’ per foot but without a spirit…

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Deck Designing with Deckorators

By Scott Arnold

Deck Designing with Deckorators Backyard decks are replacing front porches and patios now a days. Deck are becoming the social gathering spot but the big question still remains “Will adding a deck increase your home’s value?” The answer is yes! If you make your deck and backyard more appealing, your house will be more appealing to potential…

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Deck Blocking

By Scott Arnold

Installing Joist Blocking on a Deck Joist blocking, also called bridging, can be used for a variety of reasons, such as: Point loads Strengthening guard rail posts Preventing mid-span joist bounce or deflection Preventing joist twisting Adding mid span joist blocking prevents joist bounce and adds rigidity to long joist spans. Blocking additionally prevents joists from…

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MiTek Adjustable Deck Tension Tie ADTT-TZ

By Robert Robillard

MiTek Adjustable Deck Tension Tie ADTT-TZ Decks are included in nearly a third of all new houses being built today. It is estimated that there are millions of decks in the U.S. that are beyond their useful life, and structurally not safe. Today, when building a deck its important to use proper building techniques, structural…

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