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A deck is great way to expand your living space, at a fraction of the cost of indoor remodeling projects. Before you start building, remember that...

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With just about everybody stressed for time these days, maintenance-free deck systems are a popular option for their long-lasting beauty and easy...

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Not every railing application is the same. That’s why CertainTeed offers a complete system of railing, deck and porch post products plus accessories...

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EverNew vinyl railing products are designed to maintain their integrity over time.Products made of wood may meet code when they’re brand new, but can...

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Homeowners should contact local building code officials to get recommendations on the wind-load guidelines in their area, which can have a...

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Thinking about installing a fence?  Before you buy or begin the installation process, keep in mind the following to help ensure your installation...

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Vinyl fence is a type of plastic fence made with PVC (polyvinyl chloride). The PVC resin is combined with special ingredients that give vinyl fence...

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Cellular PVC trim is a wood replacement product made of PVC, molded into forms while in a different state than normal PVC, enabling it to be cut and...

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Cold and damp weather conditions can contribute to joint compound bond failure, delayed shrinkage, beading, nail popping, joint shadowing and board...

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Joint ridging, also called beading, is a uniform, fine line deformation occurring at gypsum board joints. It is usually caused by compression of the...

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The protrusion of screw or nail heads above the gypsum panel surface is caused by one or moreof the following: Lumber shrinkage occurring after...

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Job site handling and storage of building materials is essential to reducing the potential for mold growth. Store building materials in areas that...

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When gypsum board is exposed to elevated levels of moisture, an assessment of the potential damage to the gypsum board must be made as to whether...

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Gypsum is approximately 21 percent by weight chemically combined water which greatly contributes to its effectiveness as a fire resistive barrier....

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"Type C" drywall is a specially formulated gypsum board, meeting all the requirements of “Type X” gypsum board, with additional properties to further...

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Yes, screws may be used as an alternative to nails in fire rated assemblies, but must be substituted one for one with the head diameter and length...