NADRA Announces Deck Safety Campaign

This year, Hanley Wood is a Bronze Level sponsor of the trade association’s efforts to make new and existing decks safer.

In the spring, with warm weather slowly spreading northward, more and more people refocus on outdoor living and resume using their decks. That’s one of the reasons why NADRA has designated May as its official Deck Safety Month. The campaign goal is to educate consumers, industry professionals, and inspectors about proper deck installation, and to promote the importance of annual inspections. To help in those efforts, NADRA has set up a deck safety page on its website, where you can find an easy-to-follow 10-point safety checklist for homeowners, a longer deck evaluation form (including an online version) and training for pros and home inspectors, and links to its deck safety ambassador program, introduced last year. By the way, Hanley Wood (the parent company of PDB) recently announced that it is a Bronze Level sponsor of the program. You can learn more about the program and sponsorship opportunities here.

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Check Your Deck® During Deck Safety Month® in May

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Michael Beaudry

Phone: 215-679-4884

Email: Info@NADRA.org


Check Your Deck® During Deck Safety Month® in May

QUAKERTOWN, PA – (April 24th, 2018) –The North American Deck and Railing Association declared May as Deck Safety Month®. Each year, NADRA raises awareness about the importance of checking your deck through a national deck safety campaign.

NADRA’s Deck Safety Campaign creates an opportunity to: Educate. Inspect. Correct; ultimately, helping to prevent injuries and bringing an awareness to the importance of regular deck inspections.

“Your roof has a life expectancy. Your windows have a life expectancy. What about your deck?” Says Michael Beaudry, executive vice president of NADRA. “Consider the snowfall accumulations from just this past year. These heavy loads cause additional stress on outdoor structures and create a need to evaluate. It’s time to Check Your Deck®!”

Just like other products exposed to the environment, over time your deck will need to be replaced. Asphalt shingles have a life expectancy of about 20 years*.  Aluminum and vinyl windows are expected to last 15-20 years*. Beaudry continues… “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 important for homeowners to check their deck on a yearly basis.

Educate: NADRA has created campaigns and educational programs, along with certifications for home inspectors, deck builders, remodelers, builders, code officials, engineers, architects, distributors, lumberyards and manufacturers to improve proper installation practices. NADRA’s Deck Evaluation/Certification Program has educated hundreds of Home Inspectors to help evaluate unsafe structures. Read more about the class here.

Inspect: Homeowners should consider a professional deck inspection. “A professional inspector will thoroughly examine your deck, provide information on your deck’s capacity limits, identify any dangerous problem areas and give you a map of what to keep your eye on in the future,” says Beaudry. Older decks require closer scrutiny and regular inspections. Many decks were built before code requirements were established to protect consumers. Some of these older decks may have deck-to-house attachments using only nails instead of the current recommended construction using deck tension hardware that greatly helps in the prevention of ledger failures. Deck inspection requires special knowledge, expertise and experience.

NADRA is working diligently with ASHI, The American Society of Home Inspectors, as well as, AIBD, The American Institute of Building Design. The associations are working towards educating and certifying thousands of industry professionals to meet the need for inspecting the millions of decks that are past their useful life. Homeowners can search for qualified inspectors at www.NADRA.org.

Correct: Through the evaluation and inspection of your deck, repairs and/ or replacement should be addressed. 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.


About NADRA:

The North American Decking and Railing Association is the voice of the decking industry, representing the interests of  deck builders, inspectors, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, lumberyards, wholesalers, retailers, and service providers 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. Visit www.NADRA.org to access all of NADRA’s Deck Safety Month® resources.

*Source: National Association of HomeBuilders/Bank of America Home Equity, Study of Life Expectancy of Home Components 2/07.

© Copyright 2018 North American Deck and Railing Association. All rights reserved.

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WOLF HOME PRODUCTS INTRODUCES WOLF DISTINCTION RAILING 

N E W S   R E L E A S E,

DATE: April 11, 2018

CONTACT: Jim Groff, 717.852.4842, jcgroff@wolfhomeproducts.com

WOLF HOME PRODUCTS INTRODUCES WOLF DISTINCTION RAILING 

Versatile new product combines the look of natural wood, innovative bracketing technology

 

(YORK, Pa.) — Wolf Home Products today announced the release of Wolf Distinction™ Railing. This new line of deck railing is made in the U.S., and combines the perennial look of real painted wood with durable, low maintenance materials. Wolf Home Products is a leading provider of building products along the East Coast and one of the largest suppliers of kitchen cabinets in the U.S.

Wolf Distinction Railing features Wolf’s unique Optibracket™ Technology, which utilizes a single bracket that can be used in four configurations — 22.5°, 45°, flat and stair — making installation simple and seamless. Once installed, the bracket is hidden from view, giving the entire railing system a flawless finish. Wolf Distinction Railing also pairs seamlessly with Wolf Outdoor Lighting.

Other features of Wolf Distinction Railing include:

  • Aluminum-reinforced top and bottom rails
  • Fast and easy, all-in-one installation kits
  • Flat rail top for beverages
  • Available in white
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty

By adding Wolf Distinction Railing, Wolf has further expanded the range of selection and accents that independent dealers can offer their customers. The company also offers Wolf-branded decking, railing, cabinets and trim — all successful product lines available exclusively through 3,000+ independent dealers.

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Wolf Home Products supplies kitchen and bath, outdoor living and building products using its innovative business model. With more than 175 years of experience and a vast inventory of high-quality products, Wolf strives to accurately deliver orders in a fraction of the time to ensure unparalleled satisfaction and value. For more information, visit wolfhomeproducts.com

Decked Out: Sequoia Out Back

By  / April 3, 2018

Sequoia Out Back grows through outdoor living

Sequoia Out Back

Photos by Jim Greipp, Pau Hana Productions

It’s not uncommon for a builder to get into the retail side of the LBM industry. It’s a natural fit for a person already geared toward the trades and looking for a career that may be less physically taxing. For John Keller, owner of Sequoia Out Back, the shift from building decks to selling deck supplies came more out of a need for the right product and pricing.

As the preeminent deck builder in his area, Keller reached a point at which he needed to purchase lumber from wholesalers. To do so, he formed a company to resell the product to himself as a builder. Word soon spread to other deck builders and homeowners that Keller knew good lumber when he saw it, and was able to source it for a good price. Within five years, the lumber company begame bigger than the construction company.

Keller has since given up deck design and building for full time building supply sales, and for years now has referred homeowners to his contractor customers, who make up about 70% of the business from his main store in Hatfield, Penn., as well as a smaller satellite showroom in Warrington, Penn., about a half hour from Sequoia’s headquarters. “We want our products out to the users, but we don’t want to compete with our customers,” Keller says. “We advertise on behalf of them essentially by getting our customers to them.”

Early to composites, outdoor living

“Really, we’re melding two industries into one store. It’s the outdoor living industry with the building material industry. The building material end of it is bigger, but the outdoor living brings people in.”
— John Keller

Keller’s early entry into the composites market helped build a solid foundation to his decking sales success. Early on in his retail career he sold primarily cedar and treated decking, but Keller was quick to recognize the versatility and value of composite products. By the time consumer awareness of composites caught up, Keller had already established himself as a product expert.

“We were one of the go-to places for composites early on,” he says. “Not a lot of the lumberyards in our area had it at that point. Everything was still changing.”

Now in his 22nd year of retail sales, Keller has built upon the decking foundation by integrating outdoor living items into his product mix. In 2008, the company went big into the outdoor living market. Today, Sequoia Out Back is not only known for decks, but for deck furniture, grills and accessory items, fire pits, and outdoor kitchens as well.


indoor display

customer service

warehouse

Sequoia Out Back’s main location features four levels of decks throughout a facility on a 10-acre property that includes a 30,000 square-foot warehouse.

Deck displays

Sequoia Out Back’s main location features four levels of decks throughout a facility on a 10-acre property that includes a 30,000 square-foot warehouse. Each floor in the store is done with decking and railing and the entire store is designed to give customers the experience of walking on decking products that are readily available for sale.

In a sense, the whole store is a display. “Everything looks like a deck or a patio,” Keller says.

Atop the decking on the floors sits all of the casual and outdoor living products that are also available for sale. Most everything throughout the store, from decks, rails, columns, and trim to accessories is sold through the showroom, including the tongue-and-groove ceiling.

Another satellite showroom in nearby Warrington features many of the same products, and Keller hopes to build it out to be a smaller version of the main Hatfield store.

Growth on deck

While serving primarily a 70% contractor customer base, Keller says that doesn’t mean his store mostly sees contractors coming through the door. Primarily, homeowners are sent there by their contractors so they can experience the decking and outdoor products hands-on. Other times, homeowners come in the store specifically to get ideas and ask for connections to local deck builders.

“Our facility really helps everyone pick out products,” Keller says. “Homeowners come in and pick out the product and the contractors come in and purchase it.”

With 25 employees during the seasonably high summer months, Keller says he’s continuing to grow his decking business and is looking forward to expanding his satellite location in Warrington. Business passed pre-Great Recession levels in 2013, and Keller says the company has been growing a steady 10% to 15% year-over-year since. Even during the worst parts of the recession, Sequoia Out Back was able to maintain a flat level of sales.

“I think those numbers probably hold true to most lumberyards in our area,” Keller says. “All the roofing and siding places as well, they have a deck board they sell. In most cases, we stock the majority of that line and we have it in stock and it’s fresh. Everything we have is in stock and stored indoors.”

Keller is the sole owner of the business, and says he sees the company’s success continuing long into the future. As long as he can manage labor needs and make good calls on inventory, he’ll continue to focus on what has made Sequoia Out Back a success.

“The amount of money people are spending in their back yards is now more than it’s ever been,” he says. With that trend expected to continue, Keller is focused on featuring various outdoor furniture displays from low-mid, and up to high-cost.

“Really, we’re melding two industries into one store. It’s the outdoor living industry with the building material industry. The building material end of it is bigger, but the outdoor living brings people in.”

Read the original article here at LBM Journal

Atlantis Rail Shines with Nova Nautilus Cable Railing System

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Carey Hicks

Telephone: (508) 732-1025

Email: carey@atlantisrail.com

Website: www.atlantisrail.com

Uncommonly Sophisticated & Uniquely Refined, NOVA Nautilus Puts a Shine on Any Deck

Plymouth, MA, March 29, 2018– Atlantis Rail’s Nautilus Railing System is nothing new.  It has been a customer favorite for years. They have now teamed the Nautilus System up with their new NOVA II aluminum post kits to create the NOVA Nautilus System and it’s stunning.  It is even more affordable and easy to install.

The NOVA Nautilus System utilizes predrilled aluminum posts with a 2” stainless steel top and optional bottom rail.  It features multiple color options of black, white or bonze to compliment any application. The rails are structural strength stainless steel so it can be configured with a top rail only or a bottom rail can be added.  Cable spacing at 2-3/4” allows the posts to be spaced up to 6’ apart when using a cable stabilizer in the middle which further reduces the cost and expedites installation.

A proprietary sidemount fitting with an insulating gasket is used to mount the rails to the post, eliminating concern about potential issues in combining dissimilar metals.  HandiSwage™ components hide the cable connections inside the post and the easy to use swage tool and cover nut sets provide an easy install and a finish look.

Atlantis Rail Systems distributes cable railing and glass railing systems through a network of value added distributors and dealers located throughout the United States and Internationally.  Please contact an Atlantis Sales Representative to find a dealer near you or visit the Dealer Locator on the Atlantis Rail website. To learn more about Atlantis Rail’s line of railing systems and components, please visit www.atlantisrail.com or call (800) 541-6829.

Atlantis Rail Systems is a leading manufacturer of premium stainless-steel cable and glass railing systems.  Their prefabricated, modular railing systems are designed for assembly using a collection of patented railing fittings and components to allow for easy installation at a low cost.  Their systems are ideal for commercial and residential, indoor and outdoor applications.

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2018 Deck for a Soldier® build in New Jersey is Complete.

April 4th, 2018 Final UPDATE & Thank You:  
We finished up the Deck for A Soldier® project on Thursday with the electrician installing some lights in the ceiling of the front porch.  The soldier, his wife and their 15 year old son with Muscular Dystrophy are so very grateful for all that we did for them.  I would like to thank everyone who helped and donated time or materials to make this project possible. A compilation video of all photos is forthcoming. 
 
Material Donations:
  • Excelsior Lumber
  • Abbe Lumber
  • Fox Lumber
  • FastenMaster
  • Simpson Strong Tie
  • National Nail
  • Screw Products
  • Greenbay Decking
  • Trex – Railings
  • Mid State Lumber – Trex railings
  • MRS – Trex railings
  • Allied Supply
  • GAF Roofing
  • JayKay gutters
  • Zuidema Portable Toilets
  • Pinto Carting
  • Apex Electric – ceiling lights
  • Borough of Bloomingdale
  • Jeff Fleischer, Architect
  • Lunch was provided by Trex, AZEK, Fiberon, Back to Nature Decks (Mike Ebner) and the Soldier

Labor Donations:

  • C. Verblaauw & Sons, LLC:  Bruce Verblaauw, Dylan Villela, Mike DiGiacamo
  • Fiberon:  Lainie Sleppin, Dave Jarvis
  • AZEK: Kyle Garvey
  • Barrett Outdoors: Gustavo deLaCruz & 3 Helpers
  • All American Decks: Chad McConnell, Scott Nadrotowski, Leonel Enrique
  • My Deck: Ed Drake, Tyler Smith
  • Trex: Tim Schlosser, Mike Ryan
  • Excelsior Lumber: Sophia Bishop, Stacey Poplowski, Adam Spratt
  • Outdoor Escapes: Terran Certosimo
  • Wolf Home Products: Bob Lett
  • Legacy Services: Michael Beaudry
  • Back to Nature Decks: Mike Ebner, Cody Ebner, Phil Plano
  • Decks by Kiefer: Bob Kiefer, Andy Gorzillo, John Parkin
  • Artisan Builders Guild: Walter Jones, Clayton Wolfe
  • Ken Pritchard, Volunteer

Thank you!

Bruce Verblaauw – NADRA National Deck for  Soldier® Committee Chairman​, (201) 327-7864

March 21st, 2018 UPDATE: 
The NJ team got a head start on the Deck For A Soldier® project in Bloomingdale, NJ late last week.  The old, deteriorated porch and roof were removed.  New footings were dug and poured so the crew could start building the new porch and roof on Monday, 3/19.
Volunteers are lined up and on site this week to help get the new porch framed and decked. The railings are expected to be installed by the end of the week and be ready to start building the roof next week.

Volunteers are on site today until the snow kicks them out.

What an amazing group of members & volunteers. We can’t thank you enough for your time, materials and efforts on this build.

Be sure to check out the gallery below of current photos from this week.

Thank you!

Bruce Verblaauw – NADRA National Deck for  Soldier® Committee Chairman​, (201) 327-7864

March 13th, 2018 UPDATE:
NADRA Members in NJ could use your help with supplies for Deck for a Soldier® build. Tear down is happening this week.

If you would like to make a monetary pledge, you can do so HERE.   The local crew can then use this money to purchase the items below as a final effort to fulfill material needs for the soldiers new deck.

The materials needed are as follows:

2 – 14” or 16” x 4’ concrete form tubes
3 – 2” x 10” – 16’ treated ledger boards
3 – 2” x 12” – 12’ treated stair stringers
3 – 2” x 4” – 12’ treated ramp
14 – 2” x 4” – 16’ treated lattice framing
7 – 4” x 4” – 8’ treated roof posts
1 – roll 12” vinyl flashing
1 – set black gate hardware (2 hinges and gate latch) for lattice access gate

5 – 1” x 12”-18’ PVC Trim Boards preferably Versatex
2 – 1” x 8” – 18’ PVC Trim Boards Preferably Versatex so it will match much of the other trim that has already been pledged by the company

Following are the pledges for this D4S Project: Thank you for your support!

Material Pledges: 

Abbe Lumber – concrete, vinyl, aluminum and pre-bent flashing, nails, PVC privacy lattice

Fox Lumber – some pressure treated framing

Excelsior Lumber (MidState, Versatex) – Fir lumber, plywood,  PVC trim

Simpson StrongTie

FastenMaster

National Nail

Screw Products

GreenBay Decking

Trex Railing

Allied Supply – porch ceiling

GAF – roofing

Jay-Kay Gutters

Monetary Pledge: $250 from: Sean Smith, Homesmith, Inc.

Labor

Lainie – Fiberon

Gary Daley – GreenBay Decking

Pete Miller – MidState Lumber

Gus & Help -Barrett Outdoors

Excelsior Lumber Employees

Greg Hartmann – National Nail

Ed & Help – MyDeck

Joe. O – NJ Custom Decks

Josh & Vincent – FastenMaster

Bob Kiefer – Decks by Kiefer

Deck Remodelers

Legends Built

If you feel moved to get involved with this build, please reach out.

Respectfully,

Bruce Verblaauw  ​- NADRA National Deck for a Soldier® Committee Chairman​, (201) 327-7864

 

March 7th, 2018 UPDATE: 
CALLING ALL NADRA MEMBERS – Builders, Reps, Everyone!!!!!
As most of you know, we plan on starting the New Jersey Deck For A Soldier® project on March 19, 2018.  This is a replacement of a wrap around front porch with a roof over it in Bloomingdale, NJ.  Because of the porch and roof configuration, this will be one of the most labor intensive Deck for a Soldier® projects to date.  We will be starting with demo. on Monday, 3/19/18 and expect that the job will take 1.5 – 2 weeks to complete.  We will need as much help as possible from everyone involved in order to spread out the financial burden of the labor volunteers.  If you can help, please get back to me with information so I can try to set up a schedule and not have too many helpers one day and none the next.  I intend to have my guys there on the first day to get the demolition done and then we will step in as needed along the way.
Again, please help us out on this one as much as possible.  This soldier has been injured in combat and an outstanding member of his community and deserves our help.
If you would like to make a pledge for labor and/or materials, please click here: http://bit.ly/NADRAD4SPledgeForm.
 
If you would rather, you can email me at
bruceverb@njdecksandrailings.com or call me, this is my cell phone # 201-803-2909.
Respectfully,
 

Bruce Verblaauw  

​- NADRA National Deck for a Soldier® Committee Chairman​

C. Verblaauw & Sons, LLC (201) 327-7864

February 15th, 2018 UPDATE:  

The New Jersey crew is making some headway.  The building permit is in hand & the town graciously waived all related fees.  This is a wrap around porch and roof on a home in Bloomingdale, NJ. The soldier was honorably discharged with a severe back injury after serving two tours in Iraq. This Veteran has been commander of VFW and American Legion posts.  He has attended over 2000 Veteran funerals.  We are currently looking for labor and material pledges from NADRA members. Following are some of the materials we are in need of for this build:

  • 2 – 14″ – 16″ concrete form tubes
  • 24 – bags concrete mix
  • pressure treated 2″ x 8″ lumber
  • 300 – 320 sq. ft. of composite decking48 – 50 lineal feet of railing,
  • 6 – 8′ post wraps
  • Fir framing lumber for the roof and ceiling
  • plywood, felt paper, roof shingles, gutter and leader pipe,
  • PVC trim for fascias and beam wraps, flashing
  • vinyl siding
  • PVC lattice
  • hardware, nails and screws.

These materials are all approximate, we will supply exact amounts in the near future.  To make a pledge for material or labor, please click here:http://bit.ly/NADRAD4SPledgeForm.  Thank you for your consideration. We look forward to working on this build with you.

January 18th, 2018: UPDATE:

Call for Action!

The Northeast Region is getting things in order to start a Deck For A Soldier® build in New Jersey.  This is a wrap around porch and roof on a home in Bloomingdale, NJ. The soldier  was honorably discharged with a severe back injury after serving two tours in Iraq. This Veteran has been commander of VFW and American Legion posts.  He has attended over 2000 Veteran funerals. He has a son who is wheelchair bound with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.   We will be submitting the permit application in the next week or so.  We are asking for labor and material pledges for this project.  Following are some of the materials we will need:

Their deck is in bad shape and needs to be replaced.  This veteran has done two tours in Iraq and has been commander of VFW and American Legion posts.  He has attended over 2000 veteran funerals.

  • 2 – 14″ – 16″ concrete form tubes
  • 24 – bags concrete mix
  • pressure treated 2″ x 8″ lumber
  • 300 – 320 sq. ft. of composite decking48 – 50 lineal feet of railing,
  • 6 – 8′ post wraps
  • Fir framing lumber for the roof and ceiling
  • plywood, felt paper, roof shingles, gutter and leader pipe,
  • PVC trim for fascias and beam wraps, flashing
  • vinyl siding
  • PVC lattice
  • hardware, nails and screws.

These materials are all approximate, we will supply exact amounts in the near future.  To make a pledge, please click here:http://bit.ly/NADRAD4SPledgeForm.  

Thank you for all of your support!

Envision Decking Announces Distribution Agreement with Dealers Choice

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:  Ron Cook
Office:  (800) 641-4691, ext. 2245
Mobile: (417) 529-2390

ENVISION DECKING ANNOUNCES DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH DEALERS CHOICE

Joplin, MISSOURI – March 28, 2017 – TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is pleased to announce a new agreement with Dealers Choice to distribute Envision composite decking in the Atlanta, Georgia area.

“Dealers Choice is excited to partner with TAMKO as we continue to diversify and expand our product offering for our independent dealers, lumberyards and home centers in the Georgia market,” said National Vice President for Dealers Choice, Todd Skaggs.

Eastern Sales Manager for TAMKO Envision, Mark Kalady said, “This new distribution agreement speaks to the strength in TAMKO’s existing relationship with Dealers Choice parent company, Beacon. TAMKO is thrilled about the new growth prospects now available for its composite decking in the Atlanta, Georgia metro market, where a significant amount of business opportunities exist.”

Dealers Choice will stock multiple colors and board sizes of TAMKO’s Envision® Distinction, Envision® Inspiration and EverGrain® composite decking lines, along with color match deck screws and Everclip hidden fasteners in its Suwanee, Georgia location.

Click here to download photos of TAMKO’s Envision composite decking.

About Dealers Choice

Dealers Choice is the nation’s fastest growing distributor of roofing, siding, gypsum, millwork, building insulation and accessories. With 23 distribution centers across the United States, Dealers Choice is uniquely equipped to service building supply dealers, lumber yards and home centers and provide an unparalleled level of customer service and satisfaction.  For more information, visit their website at www.TheDealersChoice.com.

About TAMKO Composite Lumber

From decking to railing, TAMKO’s composite lumber offerings provide homeowners with exceptional options to create a beautiful outdoor space where beautiful things happen. These offerings include Envision Distinction, Envision Inspiration, Envision Expression, EverGrain®, Marquee Railing® and TAM- RAIL®. For more information, visit our website at www.EnvisionDecking.com. 

Note to editors and writers – The correct capitalization of the company name is TAMKO, due to the fact that it is an acronym.  The letters stand for Texas, Arkansas, Missouri, Kansas and Oklahoma – the company’s original trade area when founded in 1944.  TAMKO’s trade area is now all 50 states.

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AZEK Building Products Kicks off Spring Decking Season with New Omnichannel Campaign

Contact: Maureen Murray   / 973-993-1570  / Precise2@optonline.net

AZEK Decking’s 35 Stunning Deck Colors Are Perfect for Extending Outdoor Living Spaces

Skokie, IL March 19, 2018 – AZEK® Building Products has launched its new campaign just in time to help kick off the winter blues, inspire new visions of glorious decks and encourage consumers to seek out the brand that is #1 in premium decking.

The campaign builds on consumer insights related to common frustrations about exteriors and the rewards many of us seek when getting out on our deck to enjoy every minute of excellent weather.  Like going barefoot, not worrying about splinters and relaxing on the deck instead of sanding and staining every year. AZEK® & TimberTech® decking doesn’t splinter, requires little to no upkeep and comes with a robust 30-year Limited Fade & Stain warranty.

The efforts also highlight AZEK Building Products’ industry-leading collection of 35 beautiful colors. New this year are Coastline™, Weathered Teak™ and English Walnut, in AZEK’s Vintage Collection® and Espresso, Sapele™ and Whitewash Cedar™ in TimberTech’s Legacy Collection.

“We’re excited about celebrating Spring and sharing the amazing stories around AZEK Building Products decking,” said Jeanine Gaffke, CMO of AZEK Building Products. “Our team has worked hard to listen to what delights our consumers and contractors and are poised to build an entire company that is making homes more beautiful and functional.”

The campaign launches nationwide today across TV, print, radio, and a broad range of social media channels.

Get inspired:

AZEK.com

Facebook.com/azekbuildingproducts

Twitter/@AZEKProducts

Instagram/azekbuildingproducts

About AZEK® Building Products:
AZEK Building Products, a division of The AZEK® Company, is a leader in the development of premium, low-maintenance exterior building products. Available to a worldwide audience, our product lines span AZEK® Deck, Rail, Trim, Moulding, Porch, Pavers, and Adhesives, as well as capped wood composite decking and railing under the TimberTech® name. Both brands, synonymous with quality and innovation and made in America, lead their market areas by continually reinventing product lines and redefining entire product categories. For more information about AZEK, visit www.AZEK.com. For more information on TimberTech, visit www.timbertech.com

Weyerhaeuser Distribution Adds Fiberon® Decking to its Houston and Phoenix Facilities

Fiberon Decking

The eco-friendly composite decking and railing manufacturer offers good, better, and best product lines

SEATTLEMarch 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Weyerhaeuser Distribution now stocks Fiberon decking and railing products at its distribution centers in Houston, Texas and Phoenix, Arizona. Fiberon is a leading U.S. manufacturer of high-performing, low-maintenance composite decking, railing, cladding, and fencing. Weyerhaeuser’s Houston location will carry the full-line of Fiberon decking and Symmetry railing products and the Phoenix location will carry ProTect Advantage and the Good Life decking product line.

  • Good Life Decking – Features a protective surface on three sides and a price point closer to wood.
  • ProTect Advantage® Decking – Offers a premium hardwood look, patented PermaTech® surface on three sides, and three multi-tonal colors.
  • Horizon® Decking – Features dramatic streaking (much like exotic hardwoods), four-sided PermaTech cap layer, and four colors.
  • Symmetry® Decking – Has an elegant matte finish, subtle multi-tonal streaking, four-sided PermaTech cap layer, and four rich, natural colors.
  • Paramount® PVC Decking – Is ideal for waterside use, lightweight and easy to handle, and highly slip-resistant, wet or dry. It is offered in three multi-tonal colors and one solid shade.

Also available in HoustonFiberon Symmetry Railing has a classic, sculpted profile, durable composite constructions, reinforced top rail for added sturdiness, and two versatile color choices.

In Phoenix, Weyerhaeuser will stock Fiberon Good Life Decking and ProTect Advantage Decking. Recognized as a smart wood alternative for customers seeking a durable, entry-level capped composite deck board, Good Life Decking is available in two colors: Cabin (a classic brown) and Cottage (a soft gray). The all-around performer, ProTect Advantage, displays the multi-tonal streaking of premium hardwoods, without the maintenance of wood.

All Fiberon Decking is available in square edge and grooved profiles and is designed to resist staining, fading, insects, rot, and decay.

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“We’re excited to welcome Fiberon to the Houston and Phoenix markets broadening our composite deck board and railings offering,” said David Helmers, vice president of Weyerhaeuser Distribution. “It complements our existing specialty building product portfolio and brings added value to our customers.”

Fiberon decking is available in colors ranging from tans to grays to all shades of brown. 25-year limited stain and fade and performance warranties are available on all lines except Paramount PVC, which comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

“We are pleased to be working with Weyerhaeuser to grow the composite decking and railing business in these two markets,” says Doug Mancosh, CEO, Fiberon. “We are committed to providing products that meet customers’ needs while demonstrating our commitment to promoting sustainable, eco-friendly and affordable products.”

For more details on Fiberon composite decking and railing, visit www.fiberondecking.com.  For more information on Weyerhaeuser Distribution, visit www.weyerhaeuser.com/distribution.

About Weyerhaeuser
Weyerhaeuser, one of the world’s largest forest products companies, began operations in 1900. The company’s wood products business offers leading structural frame materials and OSB products, software, and technical support for residential, multi-family, and light commercial construction under the Weyerhaeuser and Trus Joist® brand names. Weyerhaeuser is also one of the largest building products distributors in the U.S., offering products through more than 300 suppliers. Weyerhaeuser manages its timberlands on a sustainable basis in compliance with internationally recognized forestry standards, and all of the company’s structural wood products are certified to the SFI® standard. In 2017, Weyerhaeuser generated approximately $7.2 billion in net sales and employed approximately 10,400 people who serve customers worldwide. www.weyerhaeuser.com/distribution

About Fiberon
Founded in 1997, Fiberon is a leading U.S. manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing, and fencing distributed worldwide. Fiberon products are available in a wide range of styles and price points, all providing the warmth and beauty of natural wood without all the expensive, time-consuming maintenance. Fiberon products are free of toxic chemicals and contain up to 94% recycled content. Recognized as a “2015 Eco-leader” by Green Builder magazine, Fiberon is privately owned and maintains operations in North Carolina and Idaho. For more information, visit fiberondecking.com and follow Fiberon on FacebookPinterestTwitter, and YouTube.

 

Matt Breyer, has been voted president of the North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc.   

Reading, PA. –  Matt Breyer, owner of Breyer Construction & Landscape, has been voted president of the North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc.

NADRA, based in Quakertown, is a national organization whose focus is to inform deck builders, manufacturers, code developers and others about industry issues and to increase public awareness about deck safety. It also serves the community through philanthropic initiatives such as “Deck for a Soldier.”

An experienced remodeler and entrepreneur, Breyer has more than 20 years in the industry. He founded his Reading-based firm in 2001 and has expanded it to a 20-employee company that specializes in creating custom decks and outdoor living spaces, as well as finished basements and interior remodeling.

In July 2017, Breyer was ranked among the top 60 construction remodelers nationwide in customer satisfaction, according to a customer survey published in QualityRemodeler magazine.

“I believe in the excellent work NADRA does in advancing our industry and promoting safety awareness, so it’s truly an honor to be named president,” Breyer said. A member of NADRA since 2006, he previously served as treasurer of the executive council.

“Congratulations to Matt as the new President of NADRA,” said Kirk Hammond, NADRA’s immediate past president. “Those who are fortunate to meet and work with Matt recognize and appreciate his dedication, values and excellence in every aspect of his life. His leadership and work will move NADRA forward and upward to new heights of industry prominence.”

Bob Lett, immediate past secretary of NADRA’s board of directors, also commended Breyer. “I’d like to take this opportunity to congratulate Matthew Breyer on his election to president of the North American Deck and Rail Association,” Lett said. “The association is privileged to have Matt as its president to guide it through the next phase of growth, because he brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the association. We thank Matt and his family for their dedication, energy, passion and the sacrifices they make to give back to the association. It truly is a labor of love.”