National Nail’s CAMO® Supports NADRA’s Deck Safety Month® in May

Grand Rapids, MI, May 02, 2018 – Spring has sprung and it’s time to think about deck building and life outdoors.  To help keep homeowners safe, CAMO is joining the efforts of the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) during Deck Safety Month® in May to promote deck safety.  National Nail’s CAMO deck fastening systems include revolutionary CAMO Edge Fastening that drives the fastener into the side of the boards and the joist, as well as face fasteners and clips for a variety of ways to fasten the substructure and deck boards.

National Nail’s CAMO supports NADRA’s Deck Safety Month(R) to provide tips to keep decks safe. With the strongest fasteners on the market, National Nail features face fasteners, clips and the revolutionary CAMO Edge Fastening (shown here) that drives the fastener into the side of the boards and the joist for added stability.
“Proper, strong fastening and connections are critical to deck safety,” said Greg Palmer, Marketing Director, National Nail.  “The feedback we’ve had from contractors indicate that National Nail has the strongest fasteners on the market and our CAMO Edge Fastening system has been touted as adding stability to a deck time and again because it fastens the board on both sides and attaches the deck board directly to the joist.”

There are some common culprits that can cause decks to become unsafe or even collapse. The experts at CAMO suggest having a professional home inspector check the following to keep your deck in top shape:

  • Check the ledger board connection that attaches the deck to the house and for board splitting.
  • Fastener corrosion
  • Lateral movement, uplift and racking
  • Warped, rotted or loose boards
  • Raised fasteners that present a tripping hazard
  • Hanger/toe nail failure
  • Loose or comprised railings
  • Post and beam failure
  • Ensure the deck is up to current local codes

Palmer also cited older decks as being particularly at risk, because they may have been built before codes were established.  “There are cases where the deck is attached to the house with nails and that is extremely dangerous,” he said.

NADRA’s Michael Beaudry, executive vice president says it’s important to Check Your Deck® for these issues every season to keep you and your loved ones safe. “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,” he says. Heavy snow, rain, the elements and wear and tear can take their toll on the structure.”

Check out NADRA’s “10-Point Consumer Safety Checklist” for tips on making decks safer at www.NADRA.org.  Or, learn more about National Nail’s CAMO deck fasteners at www.camofasteners.com. Be sure to “Like”  CAMO at @camofasteners on Facebook and @camodeckfasteners on Instagram.

NADRA Member Spotlight: Greg Hartmann, National Nail – CAMO Fasteners

Company Name: National Nail – CAMO Fasteners
Member Name:  Greg Hartmann
Member Category: Manufacturer
Location: Bristol, CT

A note from NADRA HQ: Greg Hartmann has been a proud supporter of NADRA for over 12 years. He has continuously added tremendous value in the companies he has represented over the years. We are so very grateful for Greg’s dedication to NADRA, and his passion for this industry. Thank you, Mr. Hartmann. 

What inspired you to join NADRA?  Email generated by NADRA Facebook post

When did you first get involved with this industry? 2001

What was the first thing you ever built? Tiger Claw Clips

We want to get to know you, please tell us a little about your business:  General Manager of National Nail Northeast. Manufacturer of CAMO deck fasteners. We supply fasteners for over 250,000 decks every year.

How do you define success?  Perpetual growth. As a business and as an individual.

What advice would you like to share with fellow members that you have learned in your career?  Always be innovating. If you are not working on something new your competitors will pass you by.

If you could ask your fellow industry professionals one question, what might it be?  How can I help you be more successful?

What would you do for a career if you weren’t doing this? Hold a similar position in a power sports business.

A little more about Greg: Over several years of being a NADRA member, I have met many people with varying roles in the deck industry. All of them inspire me to work harder to improve our businesses together. Several have become great friends.

I am enjoying life with my wife, Sue. We live in a beautiful Victorian home in Bristol, CT with several cats and dogs.
Living in a house this old gives me plenty of opportunity to use all I learn from the great deck builders and remodelers I serve.

Website: CamoFasteners.com 

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National Nail Announces Finals of its CAMO® Screw Off!™ Deck Fastening Competition Feb. 14th 2018 at LBM Expo Booth #226 With a Harley-Davidson® Grand Prize

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Maureen Murray

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Grand Rapids, MI – National Nail’s CAMO Screw Off! in which hundreds of contractors competed in a deck fastening speed competitions at lumberyards in New England and New Jersey in 2017, will hold the finals at the Northeastern Retail Lumber Association (NRLA) LBM Expo in Providence, Rhode Island on Feb. 14, 2018.  The elimination rounds will be held at the Idea Exchange near the CAMO Fasteners booth #226, beginning at 11 a.m. – 3p.m. The “Elite 8” Finalists compete from 3pm – 4pm when the Grand Prize of a Harley-Davidson® motorcycle is announced along with cash prizes.  

Designed by National Nail to provide hands-on experience with its CAMO Deck Edge Fastening system, the CAMO Screw Off was hosted by CAMO stocking dealers this past summer and fall in a series of deck fastening speed contests.  The unique system, comprised of propriety guides, drill bits and fasteners, actually fastens deck boards on the edge, to give decks a more beautiful, barefoot-friendly, fastener-free surface.

To make it even more interesting, father and son Bob and Jesse Buzzell of Robert Buzzell Construction in Newton, NH will represent Moynihan Lumber of Plaistow, NH, facing off against each other in the finals!

“We are getting down to the wire and excitement is building, as contractors gear up to win that bike in The CAMO Screw Off! finals,” said W. Scott Baker, CEO, National Nail. “Our dealers loved the way the competitions increased store traffic and created new CAMO fans through the hands-on demos.  We expect even more dealer competitions in other regions in 2018.”

National Nail worked with CAMO stocking dealers to promote event dates, generate contractor interest, and coordinate competition details. A CAMO Screw Off! Dealer Marketing Kit containing banners, flyers, posters, and other promotional material was provided to each participating location.  Additional support included logo wearables, regional PR, and social media.

For more information on the CAMO Screw Off! Finals at the 2018 NRLA LBM Expo in Providence, Rhode Island, please visit www.camofasteners.com/screw-off

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” @camofasteners on Facebook and @camodeckfasteners on Instagram.

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CAMO supports Deck Safety Month® in May

Contractors Mark NADRA’s Deck Safety Month® in May with CAMO Edge Fastening for Safer, Barefoot-Friendly Deck Surfaces

CAMO Edge Fastening teams with the North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc. (NADRA) to promote “Deck Safety Month®” with ways to improve the safety of your deck using better installation techniques and materials.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (PRWEB) MAY 18, 2017

CAMO Edge Fastening joined forces with the North American Deck and Railing Association, Inc. (NADRA), in supporting Deck Safety Month® in May to help increase public awareness of the necessity for regular inspection and maintenance of existing decks, and proper installation of new decks. National Nail’s CAMO Edge Fastening is one technology that can help contractors make decks safer for homeowners.

Unlike traditional fasteners that are nailed or screwed through the top or face of the deck board, the proprietary Edge Fastening system guides the unique CAMO® screws through the edge of the boards. Applying the screws in this manner eliminates the safety issues normally associated with traditional face fastening. Edge fastening greatly reduces the cracking and splitting of deck boards that leads to splinters while also eliminating the common issue of nails and screws working themselves out of the deck board surface. Scott Baker, CEO and President of National Nail states, “Splinters, nails and screw pops find their way into the feet of unsuspecting guests. Families don’t want to turn their fun, outdoor event into a first aid lesson. That’s why we say CAMO® is barefoot approved™.”

Another safety advantage to CAMO Edge Fastening is the holding power of the deck board is greatly improved due to the angle which the screws enter the deck board and attach directly to the sub-structure. This system virtually eliminates deck board movement which is a common problem with deck clips. “With CAMO, you get a solid, stable board. If there is ever an issue with a board I can back the screws out to replace it where I can’t with typical hidden clips,” said Billy Lecorchick, owner of Legends Home Improvements in Monroe, NJ.

“Contractors or homeowners using wood, composites or PVC are fastening their decks with CAMO Edge Fastening for safer, fastener-free surfaces,” said Greg Palmer, Director of Marketing, National Nail/CAMO. “Edge-fastened decks prevent fastener caused splitting or cracking that increases weather and moisture access to the deck material– which can add to and increase degradation of the deck board. The deck surface is also safer for bare feet with no raised screw heads, which can also get hot in the sun. These are all important safety factors for homeowners. “

Chris Warren of Warren Builders, State College, PA, agrees and said, “With the new wave of composites and pvcs, no one screws deck boards the old-fashioned way anymore. The edge-fastened decks do not allow water seepage into exposed openings around face-screws or into cracks or splits.”

To learn more about deck safety, visit NADRA’s website at http://www.NADRA.org for their video and Check Your Deck® – 10-Point Safety Checklist. For more information about CAMO Edge Fastening visit http://www.camofasteners.com.

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.

National Nail Expands Warranty

 


National Nail Expands Warranty for its CAMO® Edge Deck Screws to Cover Deck Board

 

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 13, 2017 — National Nail announces that it has expanded and updated its warranty on CAMO Edge Deck Screws, which are part of its CAMO Edge Fastening™ system.  Designed to meet today’s market demand for cedar, tropical woods, capped composites and capped PVCs (square or grooved, including brands such as Trex®, AZEK®, TimberTech®, Fiberon®, EverGrain®, Wolf® and other similar products), the new and expanded warranty will cover the replacement of deck board products when the replacement of the deck board is directly related to the non-performance of the CAMO Edge Fastening™ system. The CAMO system is not designed for hollow composite or PVC boards, or metal framing systems and the new coverage does not replace decking manufacturer’s responsibilities under their warranties.

“We have always stood behind the unequalled experience and performance of the CAMO Edge Fastening system.  By expanding our coverage to now include the deck board, we are simply stating what we are confident of.  CAMO Edge fasteners can be used without concern on any decking project it is designed for,” said W. Scott Baker, CEO, National Nail.  “CAMO fasteners have been used in all types of composite, wood and PVC applications for years.  Our history with warranty claims – or more accurately lack of warranty claims – over the years has reinforced that confidence.”

He adds contractor feedback has been overwhelmingly positive, with dozens reporting the CAMO system enhances their deck installation, making them more beautiful and “barefoot friendly” while providing a faster, easier and less expensive installation.

CAMO Deck Screws simply go into the edge of solid or grooved deckboards for fast installation and offer automatic 3/16″ spacing. CAMO edge fastening guides are part of a system designed to work specifically with CAMO Edge Deck Screws and CAMO Driver Bits.

To learn more about the new CAMO Edge Deck Screws new limited warranty, visit www.camofasteners.com or call 800-968-6245 and ask for the CAMO Product Manager.

AZEK® and TimberTech® are registered trademarks of CPG International LLC and is unaffiliated with CAMO® or National Nail Corp.

Trex® is a registered trademark of Trex Company and is unaffiliated with CAMO® or National Nail Corp.

Fiberon® is a registered trademark of Fiberon and is unaffiliated with CAMO® or National Nail Corp.

EverGrain Composite Decking® is a registered trademark of Tamko Building Products and is unaffiliated with CAMO® or National Nail Corp.

Wolf® Decking is a registered trademark of Wolf Home Products and is unaffiliated with CAMO® or National Nail Corp.

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.

About National Nail

We are 100% employee-owned and our growth is directly related to the demand our customers have for our products.  We value transparency and participation, and have a strong bias toward innovation, accountability and growth that makes our customers better financially, relationally, and executionally – an experience our customers won’t find anywhere else.  We follow eight positive traits in everything we do: Servant Leadership, Integrity, Sound Judgement, Courage, Curiosity, Discipline, Energy-Giving and Mentoring Others. We strive to create unique experiences to ensure that your story is better and for us, it’s a privilege to be a part of it. We are always seeking people who share these traits.

SOURCE National Nail Corp.