Outdoor Shower Kits Offered by RDI

Galloway, NJ – March 4, 2020 – RDI, a leading manufacturer of railing and outdoor living products, offers customers an easy solution for creating an outdoor oasis with their Outdoor Shower Kits. Outdoor showers are a hot home feature these days. This back-to-nature haven is especially smart for those who have a pool or live by a beach or lake, and is also handy for rinsing off a dog or muddy tools after gardening.

Sold un-assembled, Barrette’s vinyl shower kits come with all the hardware needed, are easy to install and will complement any home exterior. Posts install over wooden 4” x 4” posts for a strong and secure installation. With multiple kit options to choose from, you can create the design and configuration that suits the outdoor lifestyle and landscaping needs of your customer. 

Choose the basic enclosure kit with two walls or a combo kit with a gate door. Outdoor Shower Kits are made from low-maintenance vinyl that is easy to clean, durable and long lasting. A lifetime limited warranty ensures your outdoor shower will stand the test of time.

According to Patrick Ianni, Barrette’s Director of Product Management, “An outdoor shower is the perfect affordable backyard luxury, no matter your style or budget, and is as accessible as it is desirable. It will add to your patio or yard, enhance the beauty of your landscaping, while adding value to your home.”

About RDI:

RDI is a leading manufacturer of durable, low-maintenance and code compliant railing and outdoor living products. RDI provides solutions that feature style, performance, durability and safety. Offering classic, traditional and modern designs in a wide variety of materials and options including composite, vinyl, aluminum and steel. As the Pro Dealer arm of Barrette Outdoor Living, RDI services 2-step distributors and lumber dealers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.rdirail.com.

For further information, please contact:

Maureen Loughead
Associate Channel Marketer
Barrette Outdoor Living
Maureen.Loughead@us.ebarrette.com
www.rdirail.com
609-593-5635

RDI’s® Decorative Screen Panels Offer Privacy Solutions

Galloway, NJ – February 24, 2020 – RDI, a leading manufacturer of railing and outdoor living products, offers privacy solutions with Decorative Screen Panels. RDI’s Decorative Screen Panels provide semi-privacy when installed on a deck, patio, or porch, delivering more options for customer’s outdoor living needs. The durable panels are available in an array of on-trend designs, colors and textures that are sure to work with all styles ranging from traditional to organic to modern. 

The Decorative Screen Panels are constructed of weatherproof polypropylene material at twice the thickness of most outdoor lattice. They resist warping, rotting, twisting or splitting and will not discolor or show scratches. The low-maintenance, impact-resistant material will ensure outdoor sheeting remains stable in extreme conditions. In addition, RDI’s Decorative Screen Panels can be painted for complete customization to complement any home project or outdoor environment.

You can also easily enhance the look of a patio or deck with the powder-coated aluminum Decorative Screen Panel Frame Kit. The surface-mountable Frame Kits work with the Decorative Screen Panels and are easily installed up to three panels high, allowing for custom configurations that reflect your personal style. 

New for 2020, and introduced at this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show, are a Line Post Kit and Corner Post Kit to be used in conjunction with the Decorative Screen Panel Frame Kits. These new products will make it easier to create continuous and corner privacy sections on a deck or patio. 

These architectural panels provide the flexibility and versatility to use them in many custom and creative ways for your customers. They provide decorative beauty while also serving practical purposes. RDI’s Decorative Screen Panels and Frame Kits can be used for a wide range of applications that will enhance both your outdoor and indoor living spaces with color, texture and creative accents, while adding a bit of privacy. 

Mark Brown, Senior Marketing Manager, stated, “With homeowners looking to spend more and more time living and entertaining in their outdoor spaces, there is a higher demand for privacy. We are very pleased to be able to offer attractive privacy solutions for both residential and commercial uses.”

About RDI:

RDI is a leading manufacturer of durable, low-maintenance and code compliant railing and outdoor living products. RDI provides solutions that feature style, performance, durability and safety. Offering classic, traditional and modern designs in a wide variety of materials and options including composite, vinyl, aluminum and steel. As the Pro Dealer arm of Barrette Outdoor Living, RDI services 2-step distributors and lumber dealers nationwide. For more information, please visit www.rdirail.com.

Manufacturers Share Highlights from 2020 International Builders Show

A letter from NADRA’s President, Matt Breyer: 

This year’s International Builder’s Show was again held in Las Vegas, and like always it is almost impossible to absorb it entirely! It’s a very well-run event, but the sheer size and scope of what you are immersed in can be daunting.

Part of what I attempt to do is visit with as many of our NADRA members as possible while walking the show. However, due to the 80-100,000+ people walking the show with me, this means I’m not able to physically talk with our members- as there’s a crowd in their booth ahead of me!

It’s been encouraging to see the growth and development with our members- and with the industry segment at large at this show. At the moment they haven’t sectioned us off into our own “wing”, but there is no doubt that the “outdoor living” category is well represented at IBS.
Something else I attempt to do at this show is simply walk through as much of it as possible, looking for design inspiration, subtle market trends, and clues for where consumer preferences are headed. Rest assured, if there’s a kitchen cabinet feature consumers want inside, at some point that’s a detail they will be asking about outside with the grilling station, and I’d like to be informed enough to have that conversation!

Something else I’ve grown to love about shows like this, is the excuse for some “reflection time” away from the “daily grind” back at home/office. Vegas isn’t exactly known for it’s “quiet spaces”, but the dramatically different environment does provide an opportunity to disrupt daily routines, and some personal reflection- and that (at least for me) is extremely rejuvenating!

It looks like we’re headed into another strong year. There’s good pent-up consumer demand, a great overall economy, and we’ve got some of the best materials available to use as we seek to exceed our client’s expectations yet again. Here’s to an AWESOME 2020!

We hope to see you throughout the year at various NADRA events and shows. Please stay in touch! If you’d like to send us photos and a brief recap from your experience at the International Builder’s Show, please send images, links and comments to Info@NADRA.org. We will keep the blog updated with posts from our members!

At your service, 
Matt Breyer

We invite you to scroll through the photos & comments from NADRA members that participated & exhibited at the International Builder’s Show last week in Las Vegas:

Screw Products, Inc.:

We had a wonderful time at the International Builders Show this year in Las Vegas. The people who came to our booth were from a good mixture of states, a wide variety of visitors from lumberyards to designers, to contractors, and all were very interested in our new and improved line of Gen II fasteners. We had quality time to explain our Horizon Curve Head and its slight curvature of the head that make for for elegant, professional results. The Finish Ring underneath the head that provides a better finish by cutting the top fibers in the wood for an extra step in countersinking, our Turbine Ribs that cut quickly into the wood, leaving a professional, clean finish with maximum wood contact, our Twin Blade Knurls that cuts fast to dramatically reduce friction and heat on the shank, while reducing load on the drill and we talked about our Fast Start Tip sharp threads all the way to the tip and how the fastener has an immediate grip for a fast start. The inset thread cut drastically reduces splitting effect and minimizes the driving torque needed to engage the wood.

We introduced our new lines at the show that included AXIS™ Structural Wood Screws, EPIC™ Trim Head Screws, PICO™ Finish Head Screws, AURA™ for Cabinetry & More, NOVA™ Structural Lag Screws, YUKON™ Hex Structural Lags and ROCO™.

We were also able to show our new Planograms available to the retail lumberyard, home center and hardware store. Learn more at ScrewProducts.com.

TimberTech:

The 2020 IBS AZEK TimberTech booth was a labor of love with the joint efforts of Minnesota Platinum Contractors Phi Decks and Deck and Basement partnering on the deck build.  The 50×80 deck featured all of the colors in the Legacy and Vintage collections as well as the four colors in the new Reserve Collection. Learn more at: TimberTech.com

NADRA Members, AGS Stainless: 

At IBS this year, AGS Stainless released its newest stainless steel railing system, Cascadia Rail.

Cascadia Rail was designed to provide deck builders with a visually-stunning and cost-effective stainless alternative to aluminum railing systems. 

Made from 316 marine-grade stainless steel and fabricated to AGS Stainless’ exacting standards, the lineal foot cost of Cascadia is similar to aluminum rail. 

Cascadia is easy to install, ships within 48-hours and is is currently the only ICC-ES approved metal railing system with a horizontal infill. This means Cascadia can be installed quickly,  anywhere in the US and Canada, by just about anyone – and without the need for the engineering calculations typically required by local permitting authorities for custom stainless rails.

For additional info or to order Cascadia for your next project, go to: AGSStainless.com  

NADRA Members, Versatex:

IBS 2020 in Las Vegas was an incredible time. We had a blast showcasing our products at IBS with new color offerings with our Canvas Series. The best part about the show was conversing with industry professionals all week and learning about their work. This is definitely a show that should not be missed! Plenty of innovative products come up each year and we are lucky to have such great support from the industry. Learn more at Versatex.com

NADRA Members, Armadillo: 

Avon Plastics was at the International Builders’ Show (IBS) last week, showing builders how to cut deck installation time by up to 60% just by using TurboClip Hidden Deck fasteners. That’s precious time you can spend elsewhere.

Avon Plastics booth featured all of our building material brands from Armadillo Composite Decking, Grid Axcents Decorative Lattice, TurboClip Universal Hidden Deck Clip and Quix Tile.

We think our Builder Rebate Program is the best in the industry! We had a great response by getting people signed up for the builder rebate program right at the show when they visited our booth.  When you use our brands, we’ll rebate you 3% of your material cost on all Armadillo, TurboClip, and Grid Axcents products. Plus, our Armadillo and TurboClip builders will receive two 192ct boxes of Narrow Gap TurboClip fasteners (enough to install 200sf) simply for signing up! Sign up today at pro.avonplastics.com.  All in all, it was an awesome show!

NADRA Members, MoistureShield:

MoistureShield® made a huge splash with its new booth at the 2020 IBS Show, right on the heels of winning “Marketer of Year” –the highest honor in Hanley-Wood’s Brand Builder Awards.  The winning campaign was highlighted in the booth, with captivating images of underwater scenes on their extremely moisture-resistant composite decking. MoistureShield was also submerged in an actual water fountain and pool, something no other decking would dare to promote!

MoistureShield’s Elevate™ capped wood composite decking, initially offered in select locations in 2019, has now launched nationally at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas. Contractor and lumber dealer interest in Elevate is growing rapidly, as they recognize the need for an attractive capped decking product at an entry-level price point. Elevate decking features a strong, protective cap which shields each board from impact, corrosion and harsh weather. 

In addition, Elevate was Finalist in the NAHB’s Most Innovative Products in the Best of the IBS Awards.  MoistureShield also hosted designer and former HGTV host Chip Wade, as he explored the brand’s Solid Core Difference which makes all MoistureShield decking products moisture-resistant enough to be submersible in water.  He also did the “Feel the Difference” comparison the CoolDeck technology, in which you can actually feel the surface temperature difference in CoolDeck compared to other decking brands. And, Chip did a Facebook Live on how seamlessly MoistureShield complements Belgard® Pavers, firepit and outdoor kitchen for a complete backyard experience.  Learn more about Elevate HERE

NADRA Members, Regal ideas:

Award winning deck builder, Dr Decks, and co-host of the Vanilla Ice Project Wes Kain joined us in the Regal Ideas booth at the International Builder’s Show. It was great meeting so many new contractors. Regal ideas products raise the bar when it comes to safety and durability. Our products are made from high strength 100% pure aluminum alloys and engineered to resist the tests of time and weather and proven to outperform vinyl, composite, wood and steel materials. 

We showcased our TELESTEPS, a must have item for every contractor, builder and renovator! Here is a special offer to our fellow NADRA members!  Use code TELE10 on telestepsworldwide.com for 10% off the entire store plus FREE shipping!

It was a great show! We look forward to seeing you soon! Check out our DeckStars site to see where we will be on tour next!

NADRA Members, CAMO® Deck Fastening Systems:

The CAMO booth had an excellent turnout with quality conversations with both new and familiar faces. Every 15 minutes, attendees watched product demos, learning more about CAMO® DRIVE™, EdgeClips and EdgeXClips. Builders were able to try out the products themselves and hundreds entered to win a DRIVE while 15 walked away with a new tool! 

The CAMO DRIVE™ Stand-Up Tool features three end guides to fasten CAMO Edge Screws, CAMO EdgeClips or traditional face screws—all using your own drill! CAMO DRIVE is a collated stand-up deck fastening tool designed to save contractors time, get them off their knees, and save their backs. Using the CAMO DRIVE tool can result in a deck installation that is 5X faster than other methods.  And, CAMO® EdgeClip® and EdgeXClip® revolutionize installation of grooved boards, either using CAMO DRIVE or their Never Miss Guide™ for hand-held fastening. Stay tuned for more innovation as warm weather approaches!

CAMO was a Day 2 Product Find at IBS by BUILDER Magazine!

NADRA Members, Feeney, Inc.:

The International Builders’ Show was a fantastic way to reconnect with our reps, dealers, and contractors. This year we debuted our brand new faux wood grain finish top rails for our DesignRail® aluminum railing system. Even our own reps were fooled into thinking it was wood! Our reps were also excited by our new DesignRail® Express program, cutting shipping down on select options to 5-7 days. 

Besides the new products, we connected with editors at LBM Journal and Professional Remodeler magazine, and had delightful visits with Chip Wade and Mike Holmes Jr., and  attended the #bestofsocialmedia awards which highlighted some fantastic contractors on social. Learn more at FeeneyInc.com

NADRA Members, FastenMaster:

This year was FastenMaster’s biggest showing ever at the IBS in Las Vegas.  New to our booth was an interactive framing corner which showed off the FrameFAST tool and all-new NLB Connector.  The FrameFAST system has now expanded from its original configuration which made truss-to-top plate connections easier.  It can now create a continuous load path from the truss down to the foundation using the same 6” FrameFAST screw by utilizing different tool heads.  The new NLB, or Non Load-Bearing Connector, combines a screw with floating sleeve for attaching partition walls – delivering lateral stability while allowing for truss movement above the wall. 

Over the three days of this show, our knowledgeable sales, marketing and technical teams engaged with many Pro customers, giving constant demonstrations and answering a variety of product application questions.  For our decking Pros, these demos included our FusionLOC demo deck, showing how to install faster by having collated clips and fasteners in one tool.

Another time-saving product enhancement was our new collated Cortex plugs, allowing the decking contractor to more quickly and precisely align the grain and color of our plugs to match the decking.  No doubt that the few thousand attendees who walked through our booth left with new knowledge of our time and money saving products, and a better sense of why FastenMaster remains Pro Driven. Learn more at FastenMaster.com.

NADRA Members, Trex:

Enter the Next Deckade of Outdoor Living with Trex

Trex delivered the total outdoor living package at IBS 2020! The world’s largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing, and leader in high-performance, low-maintenance outdoor living products, reinforced its position as a one-stop resource for decking dealers and contractors with the launch of three new collections and some exciting railing additions:

  • Serving up something completely fresh for spring, the Trex® Outdoor Kitchens collection boasts the finest in stainless steel cabinetry from category-leader Danver, including Trex-exclusive door styles and more than 20 luxurious finishes.
  • Extremely popular across commercial and residential buildings, exterior cladding is all the rage. Using industry-leading Trex Transcend® deck boards, new Trex® Cladding offers commercial-grade performance, premium aesthetics and low-maintenance benefits. The easy-to-use, open joint system makes hardwood planks obsolete in modern rainscreen applications.
  • Heating up the outdoor living category, the Trex® Outdoor Fire & Water collection offers stylish and durable outdoor fire features, water elements and decorative planters made of premium grade copper or stainless steel.
  • Building on the success of the commercially inspired Trex Signature® Rod Rail, Trex expanded the premium end of its aluminum railing line with the addition of Trex Signature Glass and Mesh Railing. Add striking industrial design with the new mesh infill or optimize views with up to 6 feet of invisible glass. Either way, the view from a Trex deck has never looked better!

To help Trex ring in the new deckade, HGTV personality and Trex brand ambassador, Alison Victoria of “Windy City Rehab,” made a special appearance in the Trex booth at IBS to welcome fans, take photos and sign autographs. A long-time user of Trex, Alison regularly specifies Trex products for the outdoor projects she designs. Be sure to check out Season 2 of “Windy City Rehab” later this spring and look for lots of Trex decks.With an ever-expanding and industry-leading portfolio of innovative, eco-friendly products, Trex aims to provide everything a contractor may need for any outdoor space, from foundation to finishing touches. To check out the newest product collections that debuted at the Trex IBS booth, visit www.trex.com.

NADRA Members, Barrette Professional Solutions:

Barrette Professional Solutions  was officially (and successfully!) unveiled at the International Builders Show last week in Las Vegas.   Barrette Professional Solutions utilizes the top category brands under the BOL umbrella – ActiveYards Fence, Alumi-Guard Fence, RDI Railing, and DuraLife Decking – to provide innovative and effective solutions for architects, builders, contractors, property managers, multifamily housing and landscape architects.  BPS is also supported with a new website that also launched last week – www.barrettepro.com.

We hope to see you throughout the year at various NADRA events and shows. Please stay in touch! If you’d like to send us photos and a brief recap from your experience at the International Builders Show, please send images, links and comments to Info@NADRA.org. We will keep this blog post updated with posts from our members that exhibited at the show! 

Barrette Expands Decorative Screen Panel Offering for 2020

January 14, 2020, Galloway, NJ – Barrette Outdoor Living Inc., a leading manufacturer in the outdoor living products industry, is expanding their Decorative Screen Panels offering for 2020.

Decorative Screen Panels provide semi-privacy when hung from a deck, patio, or porch. Barrette’s durable panels are available in a variety of on-trend designs, colors and textures that are sure to work with all styles ranging from traditional to organic to modern. You can also easily enhance the look of a patio or deck with the powder-coated aluminum Decorative Screen Panel Frame Kit. The surface-mountable Frame Kits work with the Decorative Screen Panels and are easily installed up to three panels high, allowing you to create custom configurations that reflect your personal style.

New for 2020, and being introduced at this year’s NAHB International Builders’ Show, are a Line Post Kit and Corner Post Kit to be used in conjunction with the Decorative Screen Panel Frame Kits. These new products will make it easier to create continuous and corner privacy sections on a deck or patio. Attendees can visit the Barrette Booth (#N539) to see these new offerings.  

Barrette Outdoor Living President, Jean desAutels, stated, “With homeowners looking to spend more and more time living and entertaining in their outdoor spaces, there is a higher demand for privacy. We are very pleased to be able to offer attractive privacy solutions for both residential and commercial uses.”

Barrette’s Decorative Screen Panels resist warping, rotting, twisting or splitting and will not discolor or show scratches. The low-maintenance, impact-resistant material will ensure outdoor sheeting remains stable in extreme conditions. In addition, the Decorative Screen Panels can be painted for complete customization to complement any home project or outdoor environment.

These architectural panels provide the flexibility and versatility to use them in many custom and creative ways. They provide decorative beauty while also serving practical purposes. Barrette’s Decorative Screen Panels and Frame Kits can be used for a wide range of applications that will enhance both your outdoor and indoor living spaces with color, texture and creative accents, while adding a bit of privacy.

About Barrette Outdoor Living:

Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) is the leading North American supplier of exterior home products to the residential market. Barrette currently produces vinyl, aluminum, steel, and composite products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. BL is an independent subsidiary of Barrette and currently employs over 2,000 people. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family. For more information, please visit www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.

Barrette Introduces Barrette Professional Solutions

January 13, 2020, Galloway, NJ – Barrette Outdoor Living Inc., a leading manufacturer in the outdoor living products industry, proudly announces the introduction of Barrette Professional Solutions (BPS), a new commercial arm designed specifically to meet the needs of the commercial and specified markets.

Barrette Professional Solutions utilizes the top category brands under the BOL umbrella – ActiveYards Fence, Alumi-Guard Fence, RDI Railing, and DuraLife Decking – to provide innovative and effective solutions for architects, builders, contractors, property managers, multifamily housing and landscape architects. Barrette and its family of brands are among the most recognized in the outdoor living industry. Partnering with BPS provides the power and support of Barrette, giving you access to the world’s best decking, railing, fencing, privacy and decorative screens and other outdoor products, such as lattice and outdoor shower kits – all made with the latest in style, innovation, design and color from some of the biggest and best names in the business.

Barrette Outdoor Living President, Jean desAutels, stated, “I am extremely excited about the powerful direction our new commercial arm will bring to Barrette. We’ve spent over a year developing our plan, which will position Barrette Professional Solutions as the complete outdoor living solutions provider for residential and commercial channels.”

The wide range of products included in BPS are engineered to install faster and easier, nationally distributed, exceed commercial building code requirements, and have product trade up stories within each category. Barrette Professional Solutions also offers a wide range of channel solutions and assets including model home programs, take off and estimating services, CEU accredited education programs, a full library of technical resource support such as CAD and BIM modeling, and code documentation.

Barrette Professional Solutions is being officially unveiled at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas January 21st – 23rd, 2020. Visit our booth, N539, to learn more about this exciting new initiative from Barrette Outdoor Living. BPS will also be supported with a new website that will launch this week – www.barrettepro.com.

About Barrette Outdoor Living:

Barrette Outdoor Living (BOL) is the leading North American supplier of exterior home products to the residential market. Barrette currently produces vinyl, aluminum, steel, and composite products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. BL is an independent subsidiary of Barrette and currently employs over 2,000 people. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family. For more information, please visit www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.

Barrette Announces DuraLife Acquisition

Barrette Outdoor Living Inc., a leading manufacturer in the outdoor living products industry, announces the acquisition of DuraLife™ decking and railing brands and assets from Integrity Composites LLC. DuraLife is a leading manufacturer of durable composite decking and railing systems. This strategic acquisition provides a natural extension of the category and allows Barrette to further expand their portfolio of product offerings by providing entry into the decking space.

BOL President, Jean desAutels, stated, “We are extremely excited about this acquisition and the opportunities it affords as it will both expand and differentiate our portfolio of products. Our companies are a good fit culturally, which better positions our business to continue its growth as a market leader in the outdoor living products category.”

According to Jim Poulin, National Sales Manager at Integrity Composites LLC, “The Barrette and DuraLife product lines are very complementary. This will allow for both companies to leverage people, equipment and ideas to expand the level and quality of products and services available to our customers.”

The DuraLife brand will remain unchanged and will continue to operate out of the existing Biddeford, Maine facility. Both companies anticipate the integration of the two will be nearly seamless for their customers and distribution partners.

For more information call Barrette Outdoor Living at 1-800-336-2383 or visit http://www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.

About Barrette Outdoor Living:
Barrette Outdoor Living is the North American leader in wood and vinyl fencing and vinyl and aluminum fence and railing manufacturing. Barrette produces and markets exterior home products under a variety of leading brand names through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. The nearly 50-year old company employs 1900 workers in the United States and Canada and is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. The company is privately owned and operated by the third generation of the Barrette family. For more information about Barrette, call 1-800-336-2383 or visit http://www.barretteoutdoorliving.com.

About DuraLife Decking and Railing:
DuraLife operates a 100,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Biddeford, Maine and its products are sold throughout the U.S. and internationally. For more information on DuraLife, or to find the nearest distributor, visit http://www.duralifedecking.com or call (800) 866-8101.