Each year, more than a million decks are built or upgraded in America. Homeowners are also rediscovering the charm and energy-saving practicality of porches. Beauty, added value and comfort are just a few reasons why decks and porches are so popular. These "outdoor rooms" extend the living space of the home for open-air entertainment and relaxation.
SouthernPineDecks.com offers the building professional a host of construction details and installation tips to create safe, code-compliant outdoor living spaces that maximize homeowner satisfaction. Because of its wide use in outdoor applications, special guidance is provided for pressure-treated Southern Pine structural lumber and decking boards.
For information about other real wood deck species - cedar, cypress and redwood - see Real Wood, Real Choices.