Wood Rot in Decks and Porches

Wood Rot in Decks and Porches

  Rotted structural members can go unnoticed. This ledger board was rotted up against the house but went undetected until the decking was removed. Exposure to the elements and proximity to the moist ground can leave wooden decks and porches susceptible to rot....
A Guide to the Porch Addition

A Guide to the Porch Addition

The porch invokes images of rocking chairs, lazy days and lemonade. It is the quiet resting place for the family and the inviting fringe room for spillover from large parties. Built on the front, it is the perch from which the goings-on of the neighborhood can be...
Wood Rot in Decks and Porches

Routine Deck Maintenance

Decks require scheduled maintenance to refresh their beauty and strengthen their protection against the elements. Maintenance-free decking is a no longer an industry term—manufacturers know that all decks require maintenance if they are going to last. So, it’s...