Above: Squash blocks installed to support load from above. Right: Load from above without squash blocks or blocking panels caused this web to buckle.
As the main outdoor area for family and friends to gather, a home’s deck needs to be practical, durable and laid out to suit the homeowners’ needs. Whether your clients use it for barbecues or to enjoy breathtaking views, a deck is an essential part of outdoor living. Building a unique and comfortable outdoor space requires the right materials and an innovative team, but can set you apart from the competition.
Advantage Lumber offers four types of hardwood deck tiles for a variety of outdoor applications: Ipe, Cumaru, Tigerwood, and Massaranduba.
Olympic Elite Advanced Stain + Sealant in One offers a new palette of wood- and nature-inspired hues as well as protection against the damaging effects of sunlight, water, mildew, and algae on the paint film.
Deceuninck recently expanded its Clubhouse Plus railing to include longer lengths in the stair rail kits and the classic level rail kits.
The Pro Plug System from Starborn Industries offers builders the same high-quality finish and speed of installation as the wood system, but with several features designed specifically for PVC decking and trim products.
Walpole Outdoors has shared its extensive palette of Sherwin-Williams vinyl-safe paint colors available for outdoor architectural landscape products and structures made of cellular PVC.
Trex has expanded its Transcend decking collection to include a new light gray color called Island Mist.
TimberTech has added the color Sandy Birch to its Earthwood Evolutions Terrain Collection, which features a protective polymer cap surrounding a proprietary composite core.
Nyloboard’s use of recycled carpet fiber for strong, durable, and eco-friendly products has led to the launch of NyloPorch, a natural extension of the company’s NyloDeck product.
AZEK Deck has expanded its Arbor Collection with a new light color called Hazelwood, whose sleek but subtle variegation offers a natural shade with earthy richness.