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    • Best Type of Screen Material for a Screened Porch

      DIY Questions and Answer January 16, 2017 Sonia

      Q: What is the best type of screen material for a screened porch? A: Fiberglass and aluminum are the two main choices for a screen porch material. The holes in both types of screens are small enough to keep insects out. Some builders believe fiberglass is a better choice for most projects (the exception being when you want to match […]

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    • Staining a New Pressure-Treated Deck

      DIY Questions and Answer January 16, 2017 Sonia

      Q: Why is it necessary to wait a few weeks before staining a new pressure-treated deck? A: Treatment with waterborne preservatives leaves moisture in the wood that can impede penetration and drying of stains and paints. In fact, a freshly treated piece of lumber might contain as much as 2 to 4 gallons of water per cubic foot. For the […]

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    • Method of Extracting a Broken Fence Post

      DIY Questions and Answer January 16, 2017 Sonia

      Q: Is there any easier method of extracting a broken fence post than digging up the entire concrete base? A: After removing the fence rails from each side, loosen the post and footing by rocking it from side to side. Dig out some of the dirt around the post and lean it back and forth. If it’s too heavy or firmly […]

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    • Interior Wooden Curtains

      DIY Questions and Answer January 16, 2017 Sonia

      Q: I saw a photo online of what looked like interior wooden curtains that slid together on an overhead track to cover a window. How is this accomplished? A: The wood curtains were probably mounted using rolling door hardware. An interior rolling “barn door “can add to the décor and also make efficient use of available space. Companies such as […]

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