Deck Builders: 2 Ways to Maximize Efficiency with Fence Quarter

Conventional wooden deck railing installation methods are slow, requiring meticulous measurement and painstaking work. Each baluster is installed one at a time. Depending on the length of the deck and method of baluster attachment, railing installation can literally take days. Factoring in paint or staining time, deck railing installation can extend the deck-building process by a week or more. 

Time is money. If you’re a deck builder, you know better than anyone that use of time-saving materials means more money in your pocket. Fence Quarter provides everything you need to shave days off of your deck construction. 

1. Save Time With the Deck Railing Insert

Why install one baluster at a time when you can install huge sections of railing all at once? Fence Quarter’s deck railing inserts come pre-assembled from top quality lumber. You make the frame, we send the baluster insert. Each insert can be ordered in a custom size, ready to install on-site, or your carpenter can cut the sub rail ends upon arrival. Pre-primed and pre-painting services are available. Once the wood railing is in place, installation takes about an hour.

Deck railing inserts save countless hours, enabling you to move onto the next project. 

2. Skip the Measuring 

Fence Quarter’s MEASURE NOT is a pre-made insert that makes building rail frames easy and fast. To use, butt the MEASURE NOT to the underside of the attached main rail and clamp to each post in the Infill section. This enables you to create perfectly-sized main rail frames without worry of improper measurement. MEASURE NOT comes in three sizes, including 30.5″, 31.5″ and 32″. The MEASURE NOT is also available for stair risers. 

Contact Fence Quarter

Fence Quarter makes building a deck rail easy and fast. To get started installing natural wood railings in all of your deck building projects, contact Fence Quarter to place an order today. 

Fence Quarter, LLC Announces The Debut of its Carbon Fiber FAIL NOT Hardware System: The First of its King Used in Wood Deck Railings

For Immediate Release: February 12, 2020

LYNNWOOD, WA —Fence Quarter, LLC has done it again with another industry first that is changing the construction industry for the better. The company has launched its patent pending FAIL NOT carbon fiber supplement, a durable piece of hardware that can be incorporated into a wood deck railing for added support. This type of hardware system is especially beneficial for balconies and patios that require additional railing support, such as installations on the first or second floors. 

The Deck Railing Panels provided by Fence Quarter offer a beautiful and easy to install solution for homes of all sizes and styles. Like the company’s patented wood deck railing inserts, the FAIL NOT was inspired by the founding team’s extensive field experience. The team sought to create innovative tools that effectively simplify and streamline the otherwise time-consuming, costly as well as frustrating experiences that many homeowners and construction companies experience when installing, building, and maintaining porches or decks. Like the pre-assembled deck railing inserts, the FAIL NOT is made from the highest quality material, is easy to install, and delivers long-lasting results. 

The FAIL NOT patent pending hardware system is the strongest insert on the market, exceeding Building Code requirements by over 11 times. It is made using carbon fiber and designed to withstand temperatures beyond 120 °F. Like all Fence Quarter products, the FAIL NOT hardware system is designed to be highly functional and aesthetically pleasing. In fact, after installation the only component of the FAIL NOT system that can be seen are the stainless-steel security screws.

Unlike other support systems, the FAIL NOT is uniquely designed so that homeowners can readily remove their deck railing inserts for regular maintenance or for changing to another one of Fence Quarter’s unique designs.  In short, the carbon fiber support system only needs to be installed once, which saves time and reduces costs, while delivering a lower environmental footprint because the carbon fiber is made in the USA from 100 percent recycled materials. 

The FAIL NOT, as well as the entire debut line of Fence Quarter products, is now available for purchase. To learn more, contact Fence Quarter by calling Toll Free 800-205-0128, emailing sales@fencequarter.com, or visiting www.FenceQuarter.com.

About Fence Quarter, LLC
Based in Lynnwood, Washington, Fence Quarter, LLC designs and manufactures innovative tools as well as deck and porch railing inserts. Homeowners, seasoned decking professionals, and contractors can all benefit from the high quality and sustainable products that Fence Quarter delivers. From the patented deck railing infill insert to the FAIL NOT patent pending hardware system, Fence Quarter has a history of designing and selling innovative products that are the first of their kind within the industry. The company is dedicated to creating products that are easy to use, beautiful to behold, and feature high quality craftsmanship. To learn more about the FAIL NOT patent pending hardware system contact a Fence Quarter team member by emailing sales@fencequarter.com, or visiting www.FenceQuarter.com.

VISTA RAILING SYSTEMS, INC. ADDS MAJOR DISTRIBUTOR IN TACOMA, WA

Capital Lumber Strengthens and Expands the VISTA™ Distribution Network

MAPLE RIDGE, BRITISH COLUMBIA, April 29th, 2019 – Vista Railing Systems Inc., the market leader in exterior railing products that are both stylish & simple, is expanding its distribution network with the addition of Capital Lumber’s Tacoma, WA branch. This relationship represents significant growth potential for each company in a significant railing market.

“Capital Lumber is a very well-known and respected distributor”, said Erik Flick, VP of Business Development, Vista Railing Systems Inc. “They have strong relationships in the marketplace and have been trusted by their dealers to provide products and service since 1948. We are very excited to be working with them to provide our premium quality aluminum, cable, glass and wood railing products to their dealer network. With both the Woodburn, OR and Tacoma, WA branches now on board, our products can be purchased throughout Oregon, Washington, Alaska and Hawaii.”

Founded in 1948, Capital is a privately held Arizona Corporation, with eight regional distribution facilities geographically focused in the West that offers sales, market development, inventory management and distribution services within the building materials industry.  The company’s aim is to be responsive to the unique needs of manufacturers and dealers, deliver customized solutions and assist in market demand.

“We are excited to partner with Vista Railing. Our commitment to offering quality products while meeting the customized needs of our customers is a priority”, said Matt Yates, Branch Manager for Capital in Tacoma. “We have premium railing products that are ideal for our customers. Product is in stock, in our warehouse and readily available for the market. We look forward to a long-term, successful relationship with Vista.”

About Vista Railing Systems, Inc.

Since 1974, Vista Railing Systems Inc., has been a market leader in premium exterior railing systems. At Vista, we believe our railings create amazing spaces that inspire people to connect. Whether it is a backyard get together with friends, just the two of you sipping a fresh cup of coffee on an early morning, or a birthday party for your children, our railings create the perfect space. Through design-forward thinking that embraces simplicity, our stylish railings can be enjoyed with every home.

VISTA™ designs, engineers, tests and manufactures premium quality railings in aluminum, glass, mixed materials, and wood…all through the lens of style and simplicity.

For any additional information, please contact Rob Mitchell, President & CEO, Vista Railing Systems Inc. Email: rob@vistarailings.com

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Why Treated Wood?

Or, would it be better to ask, Why Not Treated Wood?

Brought to you by Lonza Wood Protection

Why Wood?

Wood products are everywhere. And it’s no wonder. Wood is, after all, nature’s sustainable building block that comes from an abundant natural resource easily and quickly replenished. It has excellent workability in all aspects of construction and, when preserved and used properly, can be designed to create outdoor living spaces that bring the inside out.

Wood is a sustainable product that is responsibly sourced from managed forest lands. That means trees used in the building industry come from forests grown as crops – much like corn or soy is grown. They are harvested. The land is left to rest for a few months. Then it is replanted at the rate of 400 trees per acre. The forest is maintained and cared for 30+ years before it is harvested. Managed forest lands are in different stages of growth so that not all the forest is harvested at one time.  Between forests, sawmills, and product manufacturers, every part of the tree is used for everything from poles, piling and dimensional lumber to pulp for paper mills, bedding for animals, and mulch for gardens.

Why Treated Wood?

When lumber goes through the treatment process, it is enhanced with preservative that helps it last longer while maintaining its natural beauty. Used for more than 100 years, treated wood makes the ideal building material for backyard projects. Because of its ease of use, do-it-yourselfers across the country have picked up a hammer, drill, nails and screws to complete weekend projects like decks, picnic tables, raised bed planters, retaining walls and more.

For more complicated projects, contractors and builders also choose treated wood because it looks beautiful, is affordable, and is easy to work with and maintain. In fact, its natural beauty enriches the backyard landscape making it an easy sell to homeowners.

Maintaining Treated Wood.

Maintenance on decks and other backyard projects can be likened to maintenance on a car. Oil changes are necessary and should be done regularly. Similarly, homeowners can easily and inexpensively perform maintenance on their decks. Recommendations include cleaning and applying a surface water repellent every couple of years to keep the deck looking beautiful for years.

If left alone, wood weathers to a warm gray, giving a project the time-worn look that is in demand with many homeowners. However, for projects to maintain that just-bought appearance, staining every few years is recommended. And, unlike composites, if lumber gets scratched by everyday use it can be easily repaired by sanding and staining.

Use Treated Wood.

Treated wood is a naturally beautiful building material that is easy to use and manipulate by contractors and do-it-yourselfers alike. Once a project is built, with little future maintenance, the homeowner can enjoy an enhanced quality of outdoor living for years.

Learn more: www.WolmanizedWood.com