Deckorators® Booth to Host “The Ultimate Deck Podcast” at DeckExpo 2019

Popular podcast for deck builders coming to booth 1019 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., October 1, 2019 – Deckorators® a leading manufacturer of composite decking, deck railing, balusters, post caps and related products, will host The Ultimate Deck Podcast in booth 1019 at DeckExpo 2019, Nov. 7-8 at the Kentucky International Convention Center in Louisville, Kentucky.

Hosted by Shane Chapman, Wade Laurent and Justin MacRae of The Ultimate Deck Shop in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, The Ultimate Deck Podcast discusses the deck-building industry, its people and the insights North American deck contractors need to be successful. The popular podcast will be recorded live in DeckExpo booth 1019 on Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. and Friday, Nov. 8, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Chapman, Laurent and MacRae will capture their conversations with fellow deck builders, manufacturer representatives and other show attendees for their listeners on Podbean, Apple Podcasts and other podcast streaming services.

Guests expected to appear on the podcast to discuss new products, tips and trends include:

  • Sean Collinsgru, owner of Premier Outdoor Living LLC, Palmyra, New Jersey.
  • Leif Wirtanen, integrator and operations manager at Cascade Fence & Deck, Vancouver, Washington.
  • Joe Hagen, founder and president of All Decked Out, Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Additional Deckorators Certified Pros, industry personalities and representatives from manufacturers such as CAMO.

“The Ultimate Deck Podcast hosts give contractors and dealers an honest, inside look at the decking industry,” said Chris Camfferman, managing director, marketing for Deckorators. “As members of the building industry themselves, they offer listeners valuable opinions and ideas. We’re excited to partner with The Ultimate Deck Shop to bring the conversations of DeckExpo to those in the industry who are not in attendance.”

In addition to hosting the podcast, Deckorators will launch several exciting new products at the annual show, which is co-located with the Remodeling Show. Deckorators will also host an Instagram MeetUp (InstaMeet) at 2 p.m. on Thursday in booth 1019 for the growing community of deck builders on the social media network.

For more information on Deckorators, visit www.Deckorators.com/DeckExpo or visit booth 1019 in Louisville. For more about The Ultimate Deck Shop, visit www.ultimatedeckshop.com; listen to The Ultimate Deck Podcast on Podbean, Apple Podcasts and other podcast streaming services; and watch The Ultimate Deck Show on YouTube.

About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in decking, railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative decking and railing products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinctive products allows both DIYers and builders to bring the personal creativity of interior design to outdoor living.

To learn more about Deckorators decking and railing accessories, visit www.deckorators.com or call 800-332-5724.

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UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. (NASDAQ: UFPI)

Universal Forest Products, Inc., soon to be known as UFP Industries, Inc., is a holding company that provides capital, management and administrative resources to subsidiaries that supply wood, wood composite and other products to three robust markets: retail, construction and industrial. Founded in 1955, the Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., with affiliates throughout North America, Europe, Asia and Australia. For more about Universal Forest Products, go to www.ufpi.com.

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Moso Loses Another Challenge to Dasso’s ‘578 Patent

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For Immediate Release
October 4, 2019

Atlanta, GA.  On September 26, 2019, the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”) denied MOSO’s Motion for Reconsideration of PTAB’s Final Decision denying MOSO’s challenge of dasso’s ‘578 Patent used to manufacture dassoXTR Fused Bamboo.  The latest decision from PTAB exhausts any and all remaining legal avenues for Moso to challenge or attempt to invalidate dasso’s ‘578 Patent with PTAB. This ruling is a major blow to Moso, as Moso has repeatedly made representations in the marketplace that dasso’s ‘578 Patent is not valid and, based upon that invalidity, Moso’s infringement of dasso’s ‘578 Patent is lawful and permissible. PTAB disagreed.

Avery Chua, President of dassoUSA, dasso’s exclusive distributor in the U.S., reacted to Moso’s most recent loss by saying, “The decision is a big win for dasso that will significantly influence the litigation dasso has against Moso on its patent infringing activities. The truth of the matter is, reputable developers and architects do not want to associate with bad faith actors in the marketplace. They put their names and reputations at risk when they associate with a company that knowingly infringes on the patent of another and buys product from an unauthorized source, which can result in inferior product flooding the market. The PTAB decision further strengthens the ‘578 Patent in the U.S., as well as the dasso.XTR sister patents in other countries around the world, including China and the European Union. The PTAB decision will be used by dasso to assist in the pursuit against Moso for its continued infringement in other regions of the world. We are satisfied and grateful to PTAB for their careful review, analysis and final rejection of MOSO’s legal challenges of the dassoXTR’s patent.”

Any information or documents concerning the unauthorized and infringing solicitation, sale and distribution of dassoXTR patented Fused Bamboo products in the U.S. market should be sent to info@dassoXTR.com or scott@millshoopeslaw.com.

For more information, please visit:
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AZEK BUILDING PRODUCTS PARTNERS WITH SNAVELY FOREST PRODUCTS

September 23, 2019 11:46 ET Source: AZEK Building Products

Chicago, Ill., Sept. 23, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — AZEK Building Products, a leading manufacturer of premium outdoor building materials, has announced a new partnership with Snavely Forest Products. The leading wholesale distributor of building products plans to offer the full lines of TimberTech® and AZEK®Exteriors products in key locations throughout Colorado and Wyoming.

“We are excited to partner with AZEK Building Products, a company that values quality products and prioritizes environmentally conscious manufacturing practices,” said Clark Spitzer, COO of Snavely Forest Products. “It’s well-known in the industry that they’re a first-class company with an outstanding reputation of excellence. Their long-standing commitment to sustainability and achieving the highest level of recycling in the decking industry perfectly aligns with our core values.”

The TimberTech and AZEK Exteriors portfolio of products provides customers with a range of high performance, low maintenance alternatives to wood. The products are made from a majority of recycled polymer to create an eco-friendly product with unrivaled style and versatility.

“It’s an honor to partner with Snavely Forest Products, a company with over 100 years of rich history of providing customers with the best building products in the industry,” said Joe Ochoa, president of AZEK Building Products. “By partnering with distributors who value sustainability and exceptional customer service, we all benefit from the opportunity of an even greater, collective commitment to service and innovation.”

AZEK Building Products manufactures all products in the United States. Snavely Forest Products partners with both domestic and international manufacturers to bring the very best building products to their customers. Together, they are set to partner at distribution centers across Colorado and Wyoming with potential to expand to other locations in the future. 

For more information on AZEK Building Products, visit TimberTech.com and AZEKexteriors.com.

For more information on Snavely Forest Products, visit snavelyforest.com.

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About AZEK Building Products

AZEK Building Products, a division of The AZEK Company, manufactures home building materials under two divisions: TimberTech® and AZEK® Exteriors. TimberTech offers a premium portfolio of capped polymer and capped composite decking – as well as railing, porch, lighting and paver products – while AZEK Exteriors manufactures distinctly unique trim and moulding. Together the brands present homeowners, builders, architects, dealers and contractors with a comprehensive suite of first-rate products that are long lasting, sustainable alternatives to wood. AZEK is headquartered in Chicago, IL (with plants in OH and PA) and also owns business operations of Minneapolis-based Ultralox railing systems. For more information visit AZEKCo.com or call 1-877-275-2935. 

About Snavely Forest Products

Founded in 1902, Snavely Forest Products (www.snavelyforest.com) is a recognized leader in the wholesale lumber industry. Delivering superior material, exceptional service and market expertise to both customers and vendors, clearly expresses a commitment to “Building Business for Our Partners”. Snavely Forest Products’ goal is to provide its customer’s access to the world’s best building products at competitive prices.

Tyler Rabel
Two by Four
312-445-4728
trabel@twoxfour.com

Wurth Wood Group Strengthens and Expands the VISTA™ Distribution Network

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, July 29th, 2019 – Vista Railing Systems Inc., the market leader in exterior railing products that are both stylish & simple, is expanding its distribution network with the addition of Wurth Wood Product’s branches in Alabama and Tennessee.

“We are very passionate about partnering with Wurth Wood Group, previously under the very strongly recognized name of United Plywood and Lumber throughout Alabama and Tennessee”, said Erik Flick, VP of Business Development at Vista. “They have strong relationships in the marketplace and have been trusted by their dealers to provide quality products and service since 1944. We are very excited to be working with them to provide our premium railing products to their dealer network.

Wurth Wood Group, previously known as United Plywood and Lumber Inc., has serviced the building materials industry since 1944. Wurth has 6 branches across Alabama and Tennessee.

“We are excited to partner with Vista Railing for our Alabama and Tennessee branches”, said Rick Eversole, Regional VP of Sales for Wurth Wood Products. “We will have the Vista Aluminum Railing and the Vista Traditional Deck Railing Kits on the ground and ready for our customers to begin ordering by the first full week of August.

About Vista Railing Systems, Inc.

Since 1974, Vista Railing Systems Inc., has been a market leader in premium exterior railing systems. At Vista, we believe our railings create amazing spaces that inspire people to connect. Whether it is a backyard get together with friends, just the two of you sipping a fresh cup of coffee on an early morning, or a birthday party for your children, our railings create the perfect space. Through design-forward thinking that embraces simplicity, our stylish railings can be enjoyed with every home.

VISTA™ designs, engineers, tests and manufactures premium quality railings in aluminum, glass, mixed materials, and wood…all through the lens of style and simplicity. 

For any additional information, please contact Rob Mitchell, President & CEO, Vista Railing Systems Inc. Email: rob@vistarailings.com

CAMO® EdgeClip™ and EdgeXClip™ Approved for use by Deckorators® Composite Decking

Grand Rapids, MI — Deckorators, a leading manufacturer of composite decking, has approved CAMO’s EdgeClip™ and EdgeXClip™ fasteners for use with their grooved deck boards. CAMO Edge Screws are also on the Deckorators compatible fastener list, having previously been approved for use with their square profile deck boards. Manufactured by National Nail, these fastener systems were designed with contractor input to help them quickly and efficiently fasten deck boards and achieve a fastener-free surface.

“We are very pleased that Deckorators has approved our CAMO Edge deck fasteners and clips for use with their innovative Deckorators composite decking product lines,” said W. Scott Baker, CEO of National Nail. “We feel that contractors who use CAMO brands with Deckorators deck boards will benefit from the improved installation experience and lasting performance of these two industry-leading innovations.”

“At Deckorators, we pride ourselves in providing a great decking experience to our partners and that includes installation options,” said Chris Camfferman, Managing Director of Marketing, Deckorators. “We are therefore excited about adding CAMO EdgeClip and EdgeXClip to our list of compatible fasteners.”

CAMO’s new EdgeClip and EdgeXClip are engineered to reduce installation times, require no partial install and can fasten any type of grooved deck board including wood, capstock, or PVC. The EdgeClip is designed for 90-degree patterns and the EdgeXClip is designed for any angled decking pattern.  A Never-Miss™ Guide is included in every pail of clips which makes fastening even easier so grooved boards can be installed in half the time. Use the new CAMO® DRIVE™ stand-up tool with the clip guide for even faster installation.

For square deck boards, CAMO’s Edge Fastening System uses a hand guide tool to drive proprietary fasteners into the edge of the board and joist on both sides, creating a more stable deck board with no visible fasteners on the surface. The CAMO DRIVE also has an edge fastening attachment for faster installation as well.  To learn more about the CAMO EdgeClip and EdgeXClip, visit www.camofasteners.com/clips.

The approval for CAMO fasteners and clips can be found in the Deckorators Resource Guide:

About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in decking, railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative decking and railing products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinct products allows both DIYers and builders to bring the personal creativity of interior design to outdoor living. www.deckorators.com

About CAMO

CAMO exists to provide the best deck fastening installation experience. Bar None. Whether you install decks for a living, volunteer to help a buddy, or maybe just once in your lifetime, CAMO products are designed with you in mind; hard-working folks who take pride in their work, value their wallet, and respect brands who respect them. From fasteners, to fastening guides and tools, all CAMO products are engineered so your work looks good and performs as you expect it should.  

CAMO Deck Responsibly™.

For more information or to locate a dealer, visit camofasteners.com or call 1-800-968-6245.  Be sure to “Like” @camofasteners on Facebook and @camodeckfasteners on Instagram. Search CAMO Fasteners on YouTube to find our channel or check us out on Pinterest.

MOSO International BV’s Legal Challenge to Dasso’s U.S. Patent Denied

On November 2, 2018, MOSO filed a petition with the United States Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“PTAB”), in which MOSO sought to invalidate Dasso’s U.S. Patent. In a stunning rebuke of MOSO’s claim challenges to Dasso’s ‘578 Patent, a lengthy Final Decision was entered on May 13, 2019, which concluded as follows: “ORDERED that the Petition is denied as to all challenged claims of the ‘578 patent and no trial is instituted.”    

MOSO’s strategic attempt to invalidate Dasso’s U.S. patent failed spectacularly. Rather than prevailing, MOSO’s patent challenge and the PTAB Final Decision only strengthened Dasso’s ‘578 Patent, including the pending claims against MOSO in a Delaware patent infringement case.    

Dasso is satisfied with the PTAB patent judges’ Final Decision to deny MOSO’s attempt to invalidate its ‘578 patent. Here are some key events leading to the PTAB Final Decision:    

• 11/2/2017 – Dasso files Federal lawsuit against MOSO for unlawful infringement of Dasso’s ‘578 patent. 

• 11/2/2018 – MOSO files a petition with PTAB to invalidate Dasso’s ‘578 patent by claiming Dasso’s patented process is unpatentable.   

• 5/13/2019 – PTAB judges deny all claims by MOSO challenging the validity and patentability of Dasso’s ‘578 U.S. patent.      

View the PTAB Final Decision  

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MoistureShield Partners with Cardinal Building Products to Distribute Composite Decking & Railing in the Mid-Atlantic Region

ATLANTA, June 18, 2019 – MoistureShield, a division of Oldcastle APG and a manufacturer of innovative composite decking & railing, has partnered with Cardinal Building Products, a leader in building products distribution with vast expertise in decking and alternative exterior products. Headquartered in Leola, PA, Cardinal will carry the full line of MoistureShield state-of-the-art composite products designed to replace traditional decking materials.

A family business since 1992, Cardinal Building Products has close to 1 million sq. ft. of decking at its Leola, PA, facility.  Through the Leola branch location, Cardinal Building Products will supply MoistureShield to lumberyards throughout the Mid-Atlantic Region.

“We have extensive experience in decking and recognize how nicely MoistureShield’s innovative product lines fit into our product selection,” said Rick Hess, General Manager of Cardinal Building Products. “MoistureShield demonstrates the kind of technology our customers are looking for to best meet their customer’s needs and stand out in the decking marketplace.”

The MoistureShield product line features Vision® capped composite decking with a modern, variegated appearance and the exclusive DiamondDefense capped surface. MoistureShield also features its unique CoolDeck technology, for select products, which reduces deck board surface temperatures by up to 35%. Other products include Infuse® decking, a realistic wood-grain finish and ability to withstand total submersion in water; and Vantage®, an uncapped composite with the workability of wood. All MoistureShield decking features the Solid Core Difference™ for advanced strength and moisture resistance. 

“We are excited to partner with Cardinal Building Products to help grow our deck offerings in the Mid-Atlantic,” said Todd Braun, Vice President of Sales for MoistureShield, a division of Oldcastle APG. “Cardinal is strategically positioned to help us continue to expand our offerings in this region, and they have the decking knowledge to help grow the brand.”

MoistureShield composite decking and railing is manufactured from 95 percent recycled content and can be installed directly on the ground, in the ground or under water. The line is backed by an industry-leading warranty against decay, rot and termite damage.  Learn more at www.MoistureShield.com.

About Oldcastle APG

Oldcastle APG, North America’s largest manufacturer of Outdoor Living Products, is part of CRH’s Building Products division. CRH is a leading global diversified building materials group with operating locations in 32 countries worldwide. MoistureShield, a division of Oldcastle APG, proudly manufactures composite deck boards and related products serving a range of retail and distribution customers across North America and several international markets. The development of new technologies and patents has enabled MoistureShield to manufacture superior composite products from recycled wood fiber and recycled polyethylene plastic.

About Cardinal Building Products:

Cardinal Building Products is the premier choice for Mid-Atlantic specialty building product needs. The company has nearly one million square feet of vinyl, composite and polyethylene decking on site, and also offers vinyl and aluminum railing to complete any residential or commercial deck.  They can easily deliver truckloads or skid lots of material to your store or commercial job site. https://www.cardinalbuildingproducts.com

AZEK BUILDING PRODUCTS PARTNERS WITH GREAT SOUTHERN WOOD PRESERVING IN MARYLAND AND VIRGINIA

Chicago, Ill., May 17, 2019 – AZEK Building Products, a leading manufacturer of premium outdoor building materials, is excited to announced two new distribution centers, further developing its long-standing relationship with Great Southern Wood Preserving, Inc. The Alabama-based company will now offer full lines of TimberTech®and AZEK®Exteriors’ products at both its Rocky Mount, Virginia and Hagerstown, Maryland locations. 

“We are excited that our relationship with AZEK continues to grow and, along with it, our distribution footprint,” said Jimmy Rane, CEO of Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated. “We believe that AZEK has the best product offerings and customer service in their industry, which ultimately gives homeowners, contractors, builders, dealers and architects outstanding solutions for their outdoor trim, decking, and railing needs.”

With the addition of these two facilities, AZEK Building Products and Great Southern now partner at 12 distribution centers across the United States. 

“We welcome the collaboration with Great Southern and look forward to developing our dealer network together in the Lower Mid-Atlantic market,” said Joe Ochoa, President of AZEK Building Products. “This strategic partnership will help accelerate growth in a market that is very important to us. We look forward to expanded visibility of our decking, railing and trim products in these areas.” 

With the industry’s widest selection of premium, capped composite and capped polymer decking colors and styles, AZEK Building Products is dedicated to manufacturing the most inspiring, sustainable and long-lasting outdoor building materials in the marketplace. For more information on AZEK Building Products, visit TimberTech.com and AZEKexteriors.com.

Great Southern Wood Preserving provides dealers with a broad range of traditional and alternative decking products, as well as additional treatment options, serving all user segments.

For more information on Great Southern Wood Preserving, visit www.yellawood.com

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About AZEK® Building Products

AZEK Building Products, a division of The AZEK Company, manufactures home building materials under two divisions: TimberTech® and AZEK® Exteriors. TimberTech offers a premium portfolio of capped polymer and capped composite decking – as well as railing, porch, lighting and paver products – while AZEK Exteriors manufactures distinctly unique trim and moulding. Together the brands present homeowners, builders, architects, dealers and contractors with a comprehensive suite of first-rate products that are long lasting, sustainable alternatives to wood. AZEK is headquartered in Chicago, IL (with plants in OH and PA) and also owns business operations of Minneapolis-based Ultralox railing systems. For more information visit AZEKCo.com or call 1-877-275-2935.

About Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated:

Great Southern Wood Preserving, Incorporated is a wholly owned subsidiary of Great Southern Wood Holdings, Inc. The company is headquartered in Abbeville, AL. It and its subsidiaries have plants located in Mobile and Muscle Shoals, AL; Brookhaven, MS; Glenwood, AR; Columbus, TX;  Buckner, MO; Conyers and Jesup, GA; Mansura, LA; Bushnell, FL; Rocky Mount, VA; Hagerstown, MD; and Fombell, PA. For information, please call 334-585-2291 or visit www.yellawood.com. 

Tyler Rabel
Two by Four
312-445-4728
trabel@twoxfour.com


NADRA Provides Deck Safety Marketing Resources to Help the Industry Boost Business this Spring

Contact: Michael Beaudry
Phone: 215-679-4884
Email: Info@NADRA.org

In honor of Deck Safety Month®, the North American Decking and Railing Association reminds professionals to take advantage of exclusive Deck Safety Marketing Resources along with press release templates, graphics, ads, social media content, flyers, and more.

Quakertown, PA  (May 1st, 2019) – With more than 50 million decks in the U.S., it is estimated that 25 million decks are past their useful life and need to be replaced or repaired. This means big business opportunities for deck builders, remodelers, inspectors and contractors to promote deck inspections, ensuring homeowner safety while simultaneously building their own brand. The North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) offers industry professionals and inspectors a breadth of resources, including a comprehensive toolkit, marketing materials, and inspection checklists.

“May is Deck Safety Month®-along with prime outdoor living season-and that presents a perfect chance for savvy pros to market their business,” says NADRA executive vice president Michael Beaudry. “NADRA has created an array of tools to help you take advantage of this marketing opportunity. Whatever you do-even if it means simply rechecking your own deck-be sure to pay special attention to deck safety”

NADRA offers the following resources for building professionals & inspector members to leverage during Deck Safety Month® and throughout the year, including:

  • Deck Safety Month® Toolkit. This NADRA-member benefits include:
    • Deck Safety Month® Logo
    • Check Your Deck® Logo
    • 2019 Deck Safety Ambassador Logo (for official ambassadors only) learn more here about the ambassador program
    • 10-point consumer checklist
    • Link to online deck inspection form
    • Social media content for your use
    • Customizable press release templates
    • Customizable flyer all about deck safety
    • Customizable social media, infographics, and web graphics
    • Tips and guidelines to make the most out of Deck Safety Month®
  • Deck Evaluation Form: A step-by-step guide to evaluating the integrity of the deck structure, stairs, surface, and railings. A downloadable form and online form (BETA) are available to members and non-members.
  • Certified inspector program: NADRA has partnered with the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) to create the NADRA Deck Inspection Certification Course, an ASHI-approved continuing education program. Having certification can not only improve a contractor’s skill-set, but make them more marketable to consumers.
  • Deck Safety Ambassadors: Help spread the word about deck safety by becoming a Deck Safety Ambassador. Sponsors gain access to an exclusive Ambassador logo and marketing benefits to further promote their businesses.
  • Homeowner resources: Builders can download the 10-Point Deck Safety Consumer Checklist to pass along to customers. Though not a replacement for a professional deck inspection, the checklist can assist homeowners and provide reference during other times of the year.

“Communicating safe decking standards remains a top priority for NADRA,” Beaudry says. “We continue to focus our efforts on educating both pros and consumers on proper deck installation practices as well as on consistent deck inspections. At the same time, we know that deck safety offers professionals in the industry a great opportunity to market their business, so we’ve provided all of the tools to help them do just that.”

Visit NADRA.org to access all of NADRA’s Deck Safety resources for industry  professionals. *You must be a current NADRA member to access the “toolkit”. Join NADRA today.

About NADRA:

The North American Decking and Railing Association is the voice of the decking industry, representing the interests of deck builders, inspectors, and manufacturers alike. NADRA’s mission is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the deck and railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers. www.NADRA.org

© Copyright 2019 North American Deck and Railing Association. All rights reserved.

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May is Deck Safety Month®

Contact: Michael Beaudry
Phone: 215-679-4884
Email: Info@NADRA.org

Love Spending Time Outdoors? NADRA Encourages you to Check Your Deck®

During Deck Safety Month® and throughout the year, homeowners can take advantage of resources and tools from the North American Decking and Railing Association to ensure the security and longevity of their decks.

Quakertown, PA –  (April 30th, 2019) –  May is Deck Safety Month ® , the perfect time for homeowners to ensure their decks are in top condition for the season ahead. The North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) invites consumers to Check Your Deck ®  using resources such as the 10-Point Consumer Checklist.

With more than 50 million decks in the U.S., it is estimated that 25 million decks are past their useful life and need to be replaced or repaired. “It’s crucial for homeowners to verify the integrity of their deck to ensure user safety as well as help extend the deck’s life-span, improve appearance, and increase livability,” says Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA. “We’re proud to offer an array of tools to help consumers check their decks as well as connect with building professionals with the know-how to identify and remedy potential problems.”

Consumers can visit NADRA.org to take advantage of resources to Check Your Deck ® , including:

10-Point Checklist: Homeowners can download the 10-Point Deck Safety Consumer Checklist , a step-by-step guide to visually inspecting the deck for safety concerns such as corroding fasteners, decaying materials, loose railings, inadequate lighting, and more. Though not a replacement for a professional deck inspection, the checklist is a helpful tool to assist homeowners.

Find an Inspector: NADRA and the American Society of Home Inspectors (ASHI) offer building professionals the NADRA Deck Inspection Certification Course, which certifies the recipient has undergone training specific to conducting proper, thorough deck inspections. Consumers can search for a certified inspector in their area by browsing the Inspectors Directory here.

Find a Builder: NADRA deck builders adhere to a strict code of ethics and are required to submit proof of licensing and insurance as required by their state. Homeowners can search for qualified deck builders at www.NADRA.org.

Visit NADRA.org to access all of NADRA’s Deck Safety Month® resources.

About NADRA:

The North American Decking and Railing Association is the voice of the decking industry, representing the interests of deck builders, inspectors, and manufacturers alike. NADRA’s mission is to provide a unified source for the professional development, promotion, growth, and sustenance of the deck and railing building industry in North America so that members can exceed the expectations of their customers. www.NADRA.org

© Copyright 2019 North American Deck and Railing Association. All rights reserved.

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