Witt’s Woods & Greens Dock and Deck Projects with CAMO® Edge Fastening System Wins Deck Awards

Jon Witt of deck building firm Witt’s Woods & Greens based in Ontario, Canada, selected the CAMO® Edge Fastening System for two award-winning projects entered in the North American Deck & Railing Association’s 2017 deck competition.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  January 15, 2018

Jon Witt, owner of Witt’s Woods & Greens, selected the CAMO® Edge Fastening System for the construction of an award-winning two-story boathouse and dock on Sturgeon Lake, in Ontario. The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) named the dock the second place winner in the “Best Dock” category as part of its 2017 National Deck Competition. Witt’s crew used Western red cedar decking and fastened the edges with the CAMO Edge Fastening System using the Marksman Pro®-X1. The result is a secure, fastener-free surface solution that emphasizes the beauty of the dock and its rocky, cliffside surroundings.

Witt also won 2nd place in the wood deck category for a 380-square foot Thermory-modified scots pine deck treated with CUTEK Extreme. The multi-tiered deck in Lindsay, Ontario, features CAMO on all deck surfaces, trim and accessories.

“The system allows the beauty of wood such as the red cedar to shine through, without surface screws detracting from the look,”says Witt, who notes they discovered CAMO when they had to return to repair a deck where the surface face screws were out of alignment. “Aesthetics are very important to us as wood installers and we didn’t want to have that problem again.”

Located on Sturgeon Lake, the two-story boat house has 980 square ft. of deck area and sits at the bottom of a 45-foot rock cliff alongside the cliff wall. The upper deck is waterproofed to keep the boat house dry below.

“We had a callback on a leak in the waterproofing system and, because we used CAMO, we easily pulled up several boards and reinstalled them without damage,” he says. “As another benefit, since the edge-fastening system keeps water from resting in the screw holes, it also helps avoid water penetration that splits the wood over time, giving the deck greater longevity.”

Witt’s Woods & Greens, located in Fenelon Falls, Ontario, has used CAMO as their primary fastening system for several years. They rely on the Marksman Pro-X1 with 1/16 of an inch spacing.

With the CAMO Marksman Pro-X1, Witt’s crew can quickly and easily deliver CAMO® Edge Deck Screws into the edge of solid or grooved deck boards for fast installation. It employs a simple technology that is easy to use. The contractors simply load the proprietary deck screws into the hand-held guides that position them to be driven into the edge of the deck boards and provide automatic gapping. Special driver bits are included with the screws to ensure depth of drive.

CAMO offers several guides including the Marksman Pro, Marksman Pro®-X1, MarksmanPro-NB and the no-gap guide, Marksman Edge™ which ranges in cost from $20 to $50. They work with virtually any decking material—composite, PVC, and most soft and hard wood species with variations to accommodate nominal 6-inch boards as well as narrow boards, and offer a variety of spacing choices, including a no-gap option for treated wood decks that can also be used with secondary spacers when wider gaps are desired.

“We use CAMO for house trim fasteners as well and always have it on hand as a standard stock item,” says Witt. “We like the CAMO system for decks because it’s quick and easy to learn, the presets only let it go as deep as it has to go, and it’s very user friendly. I can’t see us using anything else in the future–it’s too beneficial to our business.”

About CAMO Edge Fastening
CAMO Edge Fastening™ from National Nail delivers beautiful, fastener-free, Barefoot Approved™ results with virtually any wood, composite or PVC decking. CAMO® offers a variety of guides, fasteners, and accessories, as well as a collated system to suit project requirements. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit CAMO Fasteners or call 1-800-968-6245. Be sure to “Like” CAMO® Fasteners on Facebook.

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Leading Contractors Awarded for Unique Deck Builds using AZEK® and TimberTech® Materials

SKOKIE, IL — The recent North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) 2017 Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee brought together industry experts in celebration of the most inspiring deck builds from the past year. Four of the award-winning decks were made using AZEK® and TimberTech® decking from AZEK Building Products.

With a beautifully-designed, two tone TimberTech deck, Fresh Decks from Sasketchewan won first place for Alternative Deck $25,000-$50,000. Completed from TimberTech’s Terrain Collection® in Rustic Elm, the unique deck features an inlayed mural with two evergreen trees, rolling hills, waves and a sun, framed by a box, pergola.

Lakesville, Minnesota-based Infinite Decks won two awards for Alternative Deck up to $25,000. Each project featured curved decking from AZEK, using colors from all three collections.  One showcased Island Oak from AZEK’s Harvest Collection®. It included Hazelwood accents, from AZEK’s Arbor Collection®, for the picture frame and inlay. The other project featured AZEK in Dark Hickory from the Vintage Collection®.

“For these award-winning decks, we used various AZEK products to bring indoor living to the outdoors,” said Mark King, founder of Infinite Decks. “We’ve been working with the AZEK product for as long as we can remember. We do a lot of curved decks and we’re able to heat it up and manipulate it. With varying temperatures here, from 100 degrees in the summer to -20 in the winter, I want to use a product that I know can withstand the elements – and I know AZEK will hold up.”

AZEK also received a Manufacturer Award for a TimberTech Pecan deck with Mocha accent from the Legacy Collection®.  The project was built by Archadeck of Nova Scotia and included a multi-level composite deck with Evolutions Rail® Contemporary in Traditional Walnut and Riser Lights.

“We’re thrilled that several of the winning decks at this year’s NADRA Awards featured AZEK Building Products,” said Patrick Barnds, General Manager of Decking and Railing at AZEK Building Products. “TimberTech and AZEK are engineered to combine high performance with low-maintenance so families can enjoy the beauty of their decks without worrying about upkeep. The winning decks this year are next-level in terms of design and we really appreciate the partnerships we have with contractors like Infinite Decks, Fresh Decks and Archadeck.”

ABOUT AZEK BUILDING PRODUCTS®

AZEK Building Products is a leader in the development of premium, low maintenance exterior building products. Available to a worldwide audience, its product lines span AZEK Trim, Deck, Rail, Moulding, Porch and Pavers as well as capped wood composite Decking and Railing under the TimberTech brand. Both brands, synonymous with quality, style and innovation, are made in America and lead their market areas by continually reinventing product lines and redefining product categories. For more information about AZEK, visit www.azek.com. For more information on TimberTech, visit www.timbertech.com or call 1-877-ASK AZEK.