Backyard Brilliance: Embracing New Trends in Deck, Pergola and Fence Design

Fostering natural outdoor spaces that can double as living areas encourages spending more time outside and expands the usable areas of the home. Homeowners may have grand visions for designing outdoor spaces, but making them all work together can be quite a feat.  

 Understanding the current trends in deck, pergola and fence design can help you construct a space that incorporates all the necessary elements to give clients the backyard of their dreams. 

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Creating a Pretty and Functional Backyard Pergola with DIYer Shereen

Build the pergola of your dreams with the help of Simpson Strong-Tie’s Pergola Planner and Outdoor Accents decorative hardware. For this project, we partnered with DIYer Shereen of Pretty and Functional to upgrade her backyard space just in time for summer fun! 

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How to Select the Right Anchoring Adhesive for Concrete and Masonry Work

Whether your design calls for rebar doweling on an infrastructure retrofit or structural anchoring with threaded rod, it’s important to use the proper type of anchoring adhesive. Knowing some of the key differences between products developed for concrete and masonry can help you simplify the selection process, save yourself some time, and get the job done

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Seating with Style: DIY an Outdoor Accents® Pergola Bench

Simpson Strong-Tie dealer sales rep John Ross has gained recognition for his innovative DIY pergola bench that blends style with utility. Crafted using our black powdercoated Outdoor Accents® hardware, this bench offers a perfect fusion of function and fun. Discover how you can easily DIY this versatile bench for your own backyard today. 

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Strength in Simplicity: Andrew Peterson’s Approach to Quality Carpentry

Andrew Peterson, owner of Quality Woodworks, specializes in carpentry and operates a fence-building company. Over the years, he’s relied on our Outdoor Accents® black powder-coated hardware to enhance the strength and beauty of his structures. Explore his commitment to providing quality workmanship that satisfies his clients. 

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Meet Deck Dynasty: Custom Deck Builder in North Carolina

Founded by Zachary Spriggs, Deck Dynasty has completed 10–15 big (and small) projects each year since 2015. Originally from Denver, Colorado and now building in Franklin, North Carolina, Deck Dynasty’s projects mainly focus on custom decks as well as staircases, docks, and ramps.  Learn more about Deck Dynasty’s business and advice to the current and future generation of builders. 

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Crafting Connections: Community Engagement at JLC LIVE 2024

Jade Spadoni, Community Manager on the Simpson Strong-Tie social media marketing team, recently attended JLC, her first tradeshow with the company. Over two days, she engaged with influencers, connected with customers and had the opportunity to interact face to face with many individuals she typically engages with online or virtually. 

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What is a Continuous Load Path?

Did you know that the average life expectancy of a wood deck is between 10 and 15 years? Modern design and construction practices use structural connectors to form a continuous load path. This construction method uses connectors and structural screws to create solid connections reinforcing a structure against wind, seismic, and other load forces all the way from the roof down to the foundation. 

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AIMing Higher in Marketing: Celebrating Innovation and Impact at Simpson Strong-Tie

In 2023, the Simpson Strong-Tie Marketing Department introduced its inaugural Award for Impact in Marketing (AIM). This recognition recognizes team members’ exceptional creativity, innovation, and commitment to delivering outstanding results.  

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Looking Back on My 2023–2024 Internship at Simpson Strong-Tie Vietnam

Entering the Business English major at Ton Duc Thang University, Son Chu’s career trajectory took an unexpected turn upon encountering Simpson Strong-Tie Vietnam during his internship search. As a Talent Acquisition Intern, he navigated recruitment tasks, embracing challenges and growth opportunities. Despite initial struggles, Son found support within his team, embodying SST-VN’s ethos of inclusivity and empowerment. This experience not only refined his professional skills but also deepened his connection to the organization’s core values, amplifying his sense of belonging and purpose.

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