Creating Value in Real Estate and Quality of Life

Hidden Benefits of Duradek – The Walkable Roofing Membrane

March 10, 2012 | When it comes to determining the value of a resi­dential property, square footage of living space is one of the primary considerations, but many hom­eowners take for granted that their living space is not restricted to the interior of their home. Outdoor living space is a cherished commodity and although its value is certainly subjective for the individual, there is no question that it adds value to the property. Particularly in the case of roof top decks which are fast becoming a ma­jor value-added feature in urban developments.

For years, the desire for outdoor living space has driven city dwellers to the suburbs. Dreams of family barbecues and lazy days swaying in a hammock can be unexpectedly marred by the reality of weekly lawn cutting and annual sanding and staining of the deck. Suddenly the ultimate place of relaxation becomes a labor intensive maintenance chore. But now, urbanites that have a desire for outdoor living space do not have to… please click here to read more.

Perennial Wood Brings Next Generation Of Real Wood

February 9, 2012 – Orlando, FL | Builders, remodelers, deck professionals and their homeowner customers have a new choice for long-lasting, real wood decking: Perennial Wood™ decking. Perennial Wood is real wood made to endure through TruLast™ Technology. It resists changes from moisture and remains dimensionally stable – three times more stable than unmodified wood – for decades. The modification process makes it less susceptible to the shrinking and swelling that lead to cracking, cupping and warping. Best of all, TruLast Technology provides a physical barrier throughout the wood that’s warranted to protect against rot, decay and movement for 25 years.

“Perennial Wood decking provides the best of both worlds: long-lasting decking with the authenticity of real wood,” said Jim Flickinger, market development manager for Perennial Wood decking. “Trade professionals can work with a material they know and trust, real wood, and homeowners get a beautiful deck that will last.”

Workability of Wood
Because Perennial Wood decking is real wood, no special tools are needed. It cuts, drills, planes, sands and fastens just like natural wood. Stainless steel fasteners are recommended to prevent corroded fasteners from bleeding into the wood.

A Complete, Prefinished System
Perennial Wood decking includes a complete system of deck boards, top and bottom rails, balusters, posts, stair treads and fascia. Each piece comes with a two-step, factory-finish in a choice of four stains: Cape Cod Gray, Cedar, Mahogany or Redwood, for a consistent look, and less time spent on finishing. Unfinished end cuts will not compromise the integrity and longevity of the wood because Perennial Wood is modified throughout. For cosmetic retouching, Perennial Wood Deck Finish is available for end cuts and incidental scratches.

Renewing the Finish
Similar to most outdoor building materials, years of exposure to the sun and other elements will cause the finish on Perennial Wood to patina naturally. If homeowners want to renew the finish for aesthetic reasons, they have several options:

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Perennial Wood Brings Longevity & Authenticity

February 9, 2012 – Orlando, FL | The next generation of wood for outdoor applications, Perennial Wood™, was introduced to the building and construction trade industry today at the International Builders’ Show. Made possible through TruLast™ Technology, a proprietary process from Eastman, Perennial Wood is real wood made to endure, that’s been modified to resist changes from moisture, such as shrinking, swelling and movement, for decades. As the first building product manufactured and marketed by Eastman, Perennial Wood leverages the company’s extensive 80-year history in acetylation.

“Eastman is proud to bring Perennial Wood to the residential construction and remodeling market,” said Greg W. Nelson, senior vice president and chief technology officer at Eastman. “We are no stranger to the industry, as 13 percent of Eastman’s 2010 revenues were derived from sales of materials, chemicals and polymers to building and construction manufacturers. Perennial Wood is Eastman’s latest advancement for that market and one that is founded on years of research and application of our employees’ technical expertise and insight into technology and scientific processes.”

TruLast Technology permanently modifies the wood, providing a physical barrier throughout that’s warranted to protect against rot, decay and movement for 25 years. It is three times more stable than unmodified wood, resulting in less shrinking and swelling that cause cracking, cupping and warping without sacrificing the beauty of real wood.

“Perennial Wood is well-suited for outdoor applications where the authenticity of real wood is desired without the damaging effects of the elements,” said Deborah Baum Crain, director of innovation projects for Perennial Wood. “With Perennial Wood, homeowners don’t have to compromise the beauty of real wood for longevity. The potential applications for Perennial Wood are extensive.”

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NyloDeck Featured At The Show Of All Shows!

January 26, 2012 – Covington, GA | Nyloboard is headed to the prestigious NAHB International Builder’s Show in Orlando, FL, February 8th-11th. NyloDeck will be featured in Professional Builder’s Show Village, which features three distinct model homes. Visitors to the Show Village can see NyloDeck up close and in person on one of those homes, the Infill Duplex, which caters to the tastes of the urban and dense-suburban buyer.

“We are glad to have NyloDeck represented on the Infill Duplex model, this allows visitors to touch, test, and talk to our team. And also, most importantly see the NyloDeck ‘difference’ installed on all eight of the decks.” says Doug Morse, President & COO of Nyloboard.

NyloDeck is the only decking on the market made using 100% recycled carpet fibers and is the cutting edge of offering a new generation deck product and a superior alternative to Wood Plastic Composites (WPCs) and PVCs. Additionally, the company’s mission is to be the market champion in customer value and satisfaction.

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Duradek – A Practical Product in Colors That Comfort

January 9, 2012 | In late 2011, Duradek, the original Walkable Roofing Membrane introduced two new colors in its Ultra Cork line of 60 mil Vinyl that caught on faster than any other color in the company’s 37 year history.

Joining the initial, organic-looking Ultra Cork Natural that launched this popular pattern, the Ultra Cork Macchiato and Ultra Cork Espresso offer deeper, richer color options to the earthy texture of the Ultra Cork line.

With the market demonstrating a desire for naturally inspired colors and textures, Duradek also introduced its newest product line with Ultra Forest Floor. The flagship color for this line is Birch’ which offers a distinctive blend of subtle earthy, neutral tones with a gentle fossilized leaf pattern throughout, reminiscent of an actual forest floor.

This unique product is an innovative example of Duradek’s leadership in outdoor flooring.

Exclusively installed by specially trained professionals, Duradek has been the leader in waterproof roofing membranes for over 35 years and provides low maintenance, stylish solutions for outdoor living space.

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Durarail Proudly Introduces New Cable Railing System

November 30, 2011 | Durarail, the powder-coated aluminum railing specialist, now offers Cable Railing – a contemporary deck railing system that provides minimal view obstruction with maximum style. The stainless steel cables allow airflow through the deck and provide excellent resistance to the elements for an attractive, low maintenance railing solution.

Durarail’s powder-coated aluminum top rails and posts provide the ultimate framework for the new Cable Railing System. Cleverly designed cable fasteners are hidden within the posts, allowing you to attractively frame the perimeter of your deck with a sleek, clean and modern look that can stand up to the elements and provide many years of functional and esthetic appeal. With a choice of 5 standard Durarail Top Rail designs, homeowners can choose the look that most appeals to them.

Available in 8 standard colors and 180 custom colors, Durarail framework is UV resistant and will not peel, flake or blister as it ages so there is no need for sanding, staining or painting.

In addition to it’s esthetic appeal and durability, Durarail’s Cable Railing System has another advantage; Its stainless steel cables contain at least 65% recycled content which help qualify for LEED credits.

Please feel free to contact Jennifer, toll free at 866.591.5594, if you have any questions or require additional images.

RDI Receives ICC Code Approval On Endurance® QX Rail

Egg Harbor Twnshp, NJ – August 11, 2011 | Railing Dynamics, Inc. announces that ICC-ES code approval for its Endurance QX Rail has been released. The ESR report, ESR-1849, recognizes Endurance Original Rail and Endurance QX Rail as being code compliant to the 2006 and 2009 International Building Code. The report became official on January 1, 2009, and was applicable only to Endurance Original Rail. The reissue of the report has been modified to include Endurance QX Rail. The report will be available on and is currently available at

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Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® Wood

Protected by the advanced Type C formulation of copper azole

July 19, 2010 | Arch Chemicals has released an informational packet outlining the features and specifications of their Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® Wood.

You may download the Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® Wood Informational PDF here.

Salter Spiral Stairs

June 14, 2010 | If you are building a deck there are more options that you think in terms of deck stairs. Most homeowner and contractors limit themselves to stairs made out of the same material of the deck. Maybe if they are more creative they build a mid platform so the stairs can change directions. What they are not considering are the advantages of a spiral stair as a type of deck stair. A spiral stair offers a totally different set of advantages from a regular set of deck stairs. For example not only does it set your deck apart from the others, it also saves space and looks beautiful while doing it.

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