James Dulley's
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Mechanical Engineer
Avid Do-It-Yourselfer
  Nationally-Syndicated Columns
(200 newspapers and magazines)

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Dulley August 2017 column - .TXT

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382u - "Design a sunscreen/windbreak deck for year-round comfort and savings" - c382-1.jpg - A pergola with tilted top members is effective for shading an area of the deck, house wall and large window. - Photo credit - Trex
- c382-2.jpg - Dulley is installing composite decking using hidden fasteners. Notice the clamps used to insure perfect plank spacing. - Photo credit - James Dulley
- c382-3.jpg - A simple and inexpensive pergola can be made with lumber and a few narrow cross slats for climbing vines to follow. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c382-4.jpg - Since composite decking planks are not as rigid as wood, it is important to make sure you have proper maximum spacing between joists. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c382-5.jpg - his shows how to install tilted slats on a vertical wall to provide shading, yet allow cooling breezes through. - Photo credit - James Dulley

- c382-6.jpg - Planting groundcover plants near a patio or house wall can reduce the air temperature by wall and lower cooling costs. - Photo credit - James Dulley