Deckorators® Announces Availability of Voyage Slip-Resistant Decking

New composite decking will be featured at International Builders’ Show® (IBS)Deckorators® Announces Availability of VoyageTM Slip-Resistant Decking

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., February 6, 2019 – Deckorators®, a leading brand of Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI), announces the availability of Deckorators VoyageTM composite decking. The slip-resistant decking is now available to deck builders through the Deckorators distribution network.

Like other members of the Deckorators EovationsTM decking family, Voyage composite decking is 35 percent lighter than most wood-plastic decking, twice as strong as PVC decking, absorbs virtually no moisture, and offers the industry’s lowest thermal expansion/contraction. It is backed by an industry-leading 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited deck warranty as well as coverage for water and ground contact.

Adding to the benefits of EovationsTM technology, Deckorators Voyage composite decking features unique textured embossing for 34 percent or greater surface traction than other leading brands of composite decking, plus the bold look of vertical grain variegation and four trend-forward color options: Sierra (dark gray), Tundra (gray), Costa (golden brown), and Mesa (red brown).

Voyage Mesa with InvisiRail Glass Panels

Voyage Going to IBS Trade Show

Builders can see and experience the slip-resistant decking technology of Deckorators Voyage at the NAHB International Builders’ Show® (IBS), Feb. 19 – 21 in Las Vegas — the largest annual light construction trade show in the world.

On Tuesday, Feb. 19, Voyage Mesa will be installed on the ProTradeCraft Demonstration Home during a live demo in the Professional Builder® Show Village. Deckorators ALXTM Contemporary aluminum railing in Brushed Titanium will be added to the deck on Wednesday, Feb. 20.

“At Deckorators, we believe strongly in Voyage and the spectrum of benefits it offers deck builders and their clients,” said Chris Camfferman, managing director, marketing for Deckorators. “We’re excited to give IBS attendees the opportunity to not only learn about the product, but also see how it works in a real jobsite environment.”  

Voyage Costa decking will also be highlighted in the National Nail Corp. booth (N963). National Nail Corp. is the maker of CAMO® fasteners, which are among the compatible fasteners for Voyage decking.

Boards Offer Tested Traction

First introduced to the industry at DeckExpo 2018 in Baltimore, Maryland, Deckorators Voyage composite decking comes with innovative textured embossing that offers homeowners the enhanced safety of superior traction underfoot in both dry and wet conditions.

Voyage is proven to provide more grip on the deck surface than other leading brands of composite decking. Voyage slip-resistant decking was tested against other leading capped composite deck boards in wet conditions by an independent third-party lab under the AS/NZS 4586-2013 standard. The deck boards were tested on Sept. 24-25, 2018.

Vertical grain streaking gives Voyage — an ultra-low maintenance composite — the premium appearance of the highest-quality wood. Voyage comes in four beautiful colors that are the most popular in outdoor living spaces among homeowners.

The Voyage composite decking line is available in 12-, 16- and 20-foot solid and slotted-edge profiles, as well as 12-foot fascia. It is capped with durable polypropylene to create a surface that is stain-, fade- and scratch-resistant.

For more information, visit www.deckorators.com/voyage or call (800) 332-5724. To learn more about the Deckorators Certified Pro contractor program, visit https://pro.deckorators.com.

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.

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. 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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Deckorators® Recognized by This Old House

Press contact:

Chris Camfferman

Director of Category Marketing – Outdoor Living, Home and Décor

616-365-1554

616-304-9400

ccamfferman@ufpi.com 

For Immediate Release

 This Old House names Deckorators® Vault Decking a

Top 100 Best New Home Product for 2016

 

Grand Rapids, Mich., November 3, 2016 – The many unique strengths and benefits of Deckorators® Vault Decking have been recognized by This Old House magazine, which named Vault as one of the Top 100 Best New Home Products of 2016, which are “must-haves” for homeowners.  Deckorators is a brand in the Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI: Nasdaq) family of companies.

According to a letter from the publication’s Editor In Chief Susan Wyland, these Top 100 best new products are “game-changers that we believe will make a difference in the lives of our readers and their families….”

The magazine examined hundreds of products in seven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Tools, Building Products, Home Tech, Finishing Touches and Outdoor Living. Vault was named a best new home product in the Building Products category.

Made with patented EovationsTM technology, Deckorators Vault decking is a revolutionary product that’s stronger, lighter and more stable than other wood-alternative decking products. No other product is made of the same components or process, so no other can come close to offering its many benefits. It won’t mold or rot, it’s virtually unbreakable, and it comes in two beautiful colors: dusk and mesquite.  A third color, hickory, is being introduced in 2017. In addition, Vault is backed by Deckorators’ industry-leading 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty.

“There are few publications as respected as This Old House, and to be included in this list is not just an honor, it is testament to the unparalleled benefits and strengths of Vault,” said Chris Camfferman, director of category marketing for Universal Forest Products, the parent company of the Deckorators brand.  “We have long known that Vault is a shining star in our portfolio. Coming from This Old House, this is the ultimate recognition.”

You can find the “TOH Top 100” at www.thisoldhouse.com/Top100-2016 and on newsstands. For more information on Deckorators Vault decking, including where to buy it, visit deckorators.com/vault.

About This Old House

This Old House is the number one multi-platform home enthusiast brand, serving over 15 million consumers each month with trusted information and expert advice through its award-winning television shows This Old House and Ask This Old House, its highly regarded This Old House magazine and its inspiration and information-driven digital properties, including thisoldhouse.com. Established as This Old House Ventures, LLC, the company is headquartered in Stamford, CT, with offices in New York, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Concord, Mass. 

About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in deck 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 deck railing accessory products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinct deck products allows both DIYers and builders the opportunity to express personal creativity on their deck, as they do in their homes. Universal Consumer Products offers a large portfolio of outdoor living products, including wood composite decking, decorative balusters, post caps and plastic lattice.

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

Follow Deckorators on Twitter: @Deckorators
Facebook: www.facebook.com/Deckorators
YouTube: www.youtube.com/DeckoratorsProducts
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/deckorators 

EOVATIONS, LLC

Eovations, LLC, an affiliate of Universal Forest Products, Inc., (Nasdaq: UFPI), is a technology-driven company founded to bring patented EovationsTM technology to commercialization in a broad range of applications. Eovations licenses the use of components made with Eovations technology to independent product manufacturers for predefined applications. The company also licenses independent manufacturers to use Eovations technology in their own operations for pre-defined applications. Eovations technology was originally developed by The Dow Chemical Company. Headquartered in Bay City, Mich., USA, Eovations, LLC is pursuing licensing relationships for Eovations technology with leaders in product innovation globally. For more information, go to www.eovationsllc.com.

UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. (NASDAQ: UFPI)

Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries throughout North America, Europe,  Asia and Australia that supply wood, wood composite and other products to three robust markets: retail, construction and industrial.  The Company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information about Universal Forest Products, Inc., and its affiliated operations, go to www.ufpi.com.

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