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June 14th, 2017

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AZEK® Building Products Unveils App Update Designed to Bring Dream Decks to Life

Enhanced Features Build on the Success of the AZEK Deck Designer and Previous Brand Apps

 

SKOKIE, IL— For more than 30 years, AZEK® Building Products has been an innovative leader in designing and providing premium decking products. And now, the brand is bringing the latest in deck design technology directly to contractors and consumers with a new app update.

 

AZEK’s updated app combines its signature user-friendly experience with the success of its recently launched Deck Designer. Updated to give customers the opportunity to bring their dream outdoor living spaces to life, the new app makes it easy to lay out unique, 3D designs using 140-plus product options that include premium AZEK and TimberTech decking, railing, lighting and accessories. When those custom designs are complete, consumers can then download a list of materials that they’ll need during the construction process. The app also helps locate local contractors and dealers.

 

“The AZEK app has been a huge hit since its debut on iOS in 2014. That’s why we’re excited to incorporate many of its features into this new update to make it easier for people to create and save deck designs on the go,” said Julia Fitzgerald, CMO of AZEK Building Products. “Contractors and customers alike love seeing how they can visualize their AZEK Deck and Rail design in the backyard, and the Augmented Reality mode features new markerless technology that’s available in both life-size and dollhouse versions.”

AZEK’s updated app adds a long list of new features and benefits, including a mirrored experience of the web Deck Designer that allows consumers to create virtual deck designs on the AZEK website and a Snapshot Mode that allows consumers to upload or snap a photo of their own outdoor space before attaching their virtual deck to the image. The app also comes with template decks to help customers get their designs started, as well as customized collections of user saved deck designs.

 

“Since the launch of our Deck Designer in January, we have received consistent feedback that people love visualizing their dream decks before investing in them. There are even templates that help guide creativity for homeowners who need a little inspiration.” Fitzgerald said. “Ultimately, bringing AZEK’s innovative programs together in this update will make virtually designing and saving dream deck images easier than ever before.”

 

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.

June 6th, 2017

CPG International Announces Prices Increase on Residential Products

CPG International, manufacturer of AZEK and TimberTech branded building products has announced that it will initiate pricing increases on many of its products.  AZEK trim and molding, along with most AZEK brand decking collections, will see an increase of 7%.  Prices for capped wood composite decking products under the TimberTech brand will increase from 3-5%, depending on the collection.  The price increase will have an effective date to AZEK and TimberTech distributors for orders placed on or after June 22, 2017 for shipments completed before August 22, 2017.

The company expects that by setting the August 22nd extended the deadline for shipments on orders placed before June 22nd, most retailers and contractors should be able to get through the height of the deck-building season and into the late summer or fall without being impacted by the increased prices.  But, the key for distributors, contractors and dealers is to plan ahead and get orders placed before that June order deadline.

In a statement, the company noted that the industry has experienced significant increases in key raw materials and other direct production inputs across most PVC and other composite products.  While the company has been able to off-set much of the impact of these cost increases over the past year through on-going manufacturing improvements and other cost reduction efforts, raw materials costs had reached the point at which a price increase was needed.

May 1st, 2017

SKOKIE, IL—AZEK® Building Products, a leader in the development of premium composite decking, is raising awareness alongside the North American Decking and Railing Association (NADRA) this May for Deck Safety Month®. As summer approaches and people begin to enjoy their outdoor living spaces, it is the ideal time to address and fix any poorly maintained or unsafe decking structures.

“Decks are exposed to sun, rain, snow and extreme temperature changes throughout the seasons and the years,” said Julia Fitzgerald, chief marketing officer of AZEK Building Products. “May is a great time to remind everyone to inspect decks for safe outdoor entertaining.  Safety is our number one priority so our decking is scientifically engineered to stand up to the elements and remain sturdy, reliable, and splinter free for years. Likewise, our railing is not only beautiful, it’s low-maintenance as it is sturdy.”

Here are the top tips to ensure a safe deck:

  • Identify Instability – There should be no sagging, swaying or movement of the deck boards, railings or stairs, and the board attaching the deck to the house should be securely in place.
  • Inspect Railings – The IRC requires railings to be at least 36’’ in height, measured from the deck surface to the top of the rail. Also look for loose balusters or post caps which could present a hazard.
  • Get up to Code – Check that the deck, electrical outlets and appliances are up to code, and that no electrical cords present a tripping or fire hazard. Inspect grills, fire pits and heaters at the start of the season.
  • Examine Boards and Fasteners – Check for splitting, rotting or decay. Look for rust on nails, screws and fasteners; a corroded fastener can cause deterioration in surrounding materials.

“Homeowners who have an AZEK® or TimberTech® deck don’t have to worry about many of the traditional performance issues wood decks present,” said Fitzgerald. “Our products are protected with advanced polymer materials which make them resistant to mold, mildew and moisture damage.  Also, our railing collections are certified to meet the International Building Code, and International Residential Code for load bearing and other universal safety considerations.  Wood just can’t compete when it comes to long lasting safety and durability.”

 

Read the original article from AZEK® here

June 9th, 2015
The NADRA NJ Chapter celebrated their annual Deck Competition on Thursday, June 4th, 2015.  What a great night with friends and colleagues of all levels of the value chain in the deck and railing industry.

 

A special thank you to our 2015 NADRA NJ Deck Competition judges. This is a daunting task of scoring over 200 images in this years competition. Thank you, thank you, thank you for your time and dedication to the deck awards!

  • Katy Tomasulo – C Squared Advertising, Content Development Manager
  • Andy Engel – Fine Homebuilding Magazine, Senior Editor
  • Shawn Miller –  NADRA Past President – Classic Designs, Inc.
A very special thank you to NADRA New Jersey’s Secretary, Judy Verblaauw for putting in countless hours to this years awards ceremony. You were the driving force behind this years big event. Great job, and thank you for everything you do for the NJ chapter of NADRA!

 

And now… for the winners of the 2015 NADRA NJ Deck Competition: (View all winners HERE)

  • Illumination: Joe Kalnas– Somerville Aluminum
  • Unique Feature: Gustavo de la Cruz – Barrett Outdoors Deck and Patio Design Center
  • Limitless Creation: Bill Lecorchick, Legends Home Improvement, LLC
  • Alternative Deck Under $20k: Robert Lascelle, My Deck, LLC
  • Porch Over $26k: Sean McAleer – Deck Remodelers.com, LLC
  • Alternative Deck $21k – $50k: Robert Lascelle, My Deck, LLC
  • Alternative Deck Over $51k: Gustavo de la Cruz – Barrett Outdoors Deck and Patio Design Center
  • People’s Choice Award – 2nd Place: Bill Lecorchick, Legends Home Improvement, LLC
  • People’s Choice Award – 1st Place: Gary Daley, America’s Deck Builder
  • 2015 Best Deck – 2nd place: Gary Daley, America’s Deck Builder
  • 2015 Best Deck – 1st place Winner: Robert Lascelle, My Deck, LLC

If you would like to view the complete album of all deck competition entries, you can do so by clicking HERE

 

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August 28th, 2012

August 27, 2012 – Scranton, PA | CPG International Inc. today announces the signing of a definitive agreement to acquire TimberTech, a subsidiary of the Crane Group and well-known manufacturer of high quality, low maintenance decking, railing and accessory products. CPG International is the parent company of AZEK Building Products, a leading manufacturer of premium, low-maintenance exterior products that includes decking, railing, porch boards, trim, mouldings and recycled composite pavers.

“The ultimate goal is for our AZEK business and TimberTech to join forces,” said Eric K. Jungbluth, CEO of CPG, “We believe this powerful combination will not only create the largest manufacturer in the trim, decking and railing market, but will also create a premier company in the industry as both entities manufacture highly engineered, outdoor living solution products that offer exceptional aesthetics, performance and longevity.”

Both with strong brand recognition, AZEK Building Products and TimberTech are respected not only for superior products, but also for their leading distribution partners across the U.S and Canada. Tanny Crane, president of the Crane Group, said she is confident that the acquisition positions TimberTech well for future growth. “This was a difficult decision for our company and our family, but we think this acquisition positions the business to continue to be a leader in its product lines,” said Crane.

“This is an exciting opportunity,” remarked Jungbluth. “From our perspective, AZEK and TimberTech are a great fit. This represents the joining of two strong brands focused on quality and innovation. Both have solid relationships with distributor and dealer partners with the proven ability to redefine an industry,” added Jungbluth.

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December 20th, 2011

December 19, 2011 – Wilmington, OH | ProBuild, the nation’s largest supplier of building materials, has named TimberTech as a preferred national provider of decking and railing materials. This arrangement strengthens an already long-standing relationship between these two companies and ensures that TimberTech products would be available to all of ProBuild’s distribution centers in 45 states.

“Our partnership with ProBuild has enabled us to reach industry professionals for a number of years. This enhances the commitment from both parties and will continue to drive TimberTech’s market share gains,” states Craig Hyatt, national sales manager for TimberTech.

TimberTech offers the widest selection of outdoor living solutions with an extensive array of decking, railing, fencing, low-voltage lighting and under deck storage products. ProBuild has been serving the needs of national builders, local contractors and do-it-yourselfers and has quickly grown by offering the advantages of national reach with the reassurance of local expertise.

“While innovation has been vital to TimberTech’s success as a leader in the decking and railing categories, it is our partnerships with strong distributors that have made TimberTech a leader in the categories we serve, through increased reach of TimberTech products and brand awareness of the TimberTech name,” explained Stu Kemper, CEO of TimberTech.

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May 18th, 2010

Wide Selection to Match Any TimberTech® Railing System

Wilmington, OH – May 18, 2010 | TimberTech®, the second largest manufacturer of low-maintenance decking, railing and fencing products, has made it easier to install composite gates that compliment the railing system with their new Gate Kit.

“Contractors have struggled for years to easily create gates that meet consumer demands of matching the railing and providing additional safety,” states Carey Walley, Director of Marketing, TimberTech. “The new Gate Kit provides a one-stop solution to easily and effectively provide the best finishing touch for any application.”

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April 15th, 2010

New Router Bit and L-Bracket Bring Additional Solutions to Contractors

Wilmington, OH – April 15, 2010 | Hidden fastening offers a clean, attractive decking surface for the homeowner and a faster and easier installation process for the contractor. Now, TimberTech expands their already popular CONCEALoc® hidden fastening system to include the CONCEALoc L-Bracket, Router Bit, Replacement Screws and Gun Pail.

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April 15th, 2010

New Value-Priced Plank Rounds out Company’s Product Offerings

Wilmington, OH – April 15, 2010 | Homeowners today are looking for economical ways to upgrade their outdoor living spaces. In response, TimberTech®, the second largest manufacturer of low-maintenance decking, railing and fencing products, has introduced ReliaBoard – an aesthetically pleasing, cost-effective decking product that offers consumers all of the benefits of low-maintenance without breaking the budget.

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April 15th, 2010

Award-Winning Low-voltage Lighting System Offers Safety and Style

Wilmington, OH –April 15, 2010 | In 2009, TimberTech DeckLites took the decking industry by storm, receiving numerous industry accolades and wide-spread consumer appeal. TimberTech remains an industry leader, offering the only lighting system designed by deck experts and now, TimberTech is expanding their line by offering DeckLites Accent Lights in Coastal White.

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