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  1. vinyl seawall in front of florida home

    8 Reasons to Choose Vinyl for Your Seawall

    Data from the U.S. EPA and NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information shows that the global sea level has risen by about eight inches since 1880 when scientific record-keeping began.…
  2. galvanized steel vs stainless steel

    Galvanized Steel vs. Stainless Steel: Which Is Better?

    Stainless and galvanized steel are two of the most common materials used in production. They both offer strength, flexibility, and durability against the elements. But each has pros and cons…
  3. best deck railing material

    The Best Deck Railing Materials Explained

    Are you building a deck but feeling unsure about the best deck railing material to choose? With a plethora of railing options, it can be challenging to know which material…
  4. heat treated vs pressure treated lumber

    Heat-Treated vs. Pressure-Treated Lumber

    When it comes to building materials, homeowners and commercial contractors simply love using wood. That’s because wood is beautiful for outdoor uses such as decking, fences, and various types of…
  5. marine grade lumber

    What Is Marine-Grade Lumber?

    When it comes to woodworking, medium-density overlay (MDO) lumber is often enough for the job. As a result, contractors use this all-purpose building material in many different applications. But when…
  6. Exterior Siding

    Your Complete Guide to Exterior Siding

    Homeowners in tropical environments have a lot to consider when choosing exterior siding for their homes.  Homes in coastal and tropical environments have to be able to weather humid summers,…
  7. Ipe vs teak

    Ipe vs Teak: Comparing High-End Lumber

    Teak and Ipe are durable, high-quality, and attractive woods that make superior-quality and long-lasting furniture pieces. These woods are highly prized for their durability and attractiveness in woodworking. Most people…
  8. composite trim

    Exterior Composite Trim for Home or Deck: A Complete Guide

    Exterior trim visually draws your home together, but it serves a purpose beyond the aesthetic. It seals out moisture and unwanted pests while preventing mold and mildew from permeating your…
  9. Cable and wood railing along a body of water.

    Easy DIY Cable for Deck Railings

    Cable railings have been widely adopted as guard and handrails of choice among homeowners, thanks to their great aesthetics, flexible use cases, and endless customization. Installing cable railings on your…
  10. Hardwood deck

    Your Complete Guide to Hardwood Decking

    Hardwood decks are famous for their deep, rich colors and longevity. There are tons of hardwood varieties out there, all ranging in price, color, and durability. If you’re considering hardwood…