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Tips And Tricks For Building Your Deck Or Pergola

Pergolas often have woody vines planted on them, which can make them even heavier structures. Therefore, it is vital to make sure a pergola is properly anchored.

We're all eager to gather, but the pandemic is not over and if you’re going to gather it’s safest if you keep groups small, follow CDC guidelines and get together outside. That makes our porches, decks, patios and pergolas more important than ever. Many may be in need of some TLC.

On this edition of Talk of Iowa, home improvement expert Bill McAnally joins host Charity Nebbe to share some advice on maintaining those outdoor structures.


  • Bill McAnally, home improvement expert based in Fort Dodge
Charity Nebbe is the host of IPR's Talk of Iowa
Rick Brewer was a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River