NADRA Crowns National Deck Winners

Deck and Railing Association honored the 2020 award winners for its National+ Deck Competition at its annual meeting April 22. Builders were able to meet in person for the first time in nearly a year in Clearwater Beach, FL.

PrimeSource to Acquire Nationwide Industries, RailFX, Ultra-Tec

PrimeSource Building Products, Irving, TX., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire NWI Enterprises, Santa Monica, CA., a provider of branded specialty hardware for outdoor residential applications.

New Infills for Commercial Railings

Two new infill options—mesh and glass inserts—have been added to Trex Commercial Products’ Signature aluminum railing line, joining traditional picket-style.

Lessons Learned for Deck Builders

Deck builders across the country are taking note of some of the biggest lessons they’ve learned and logging them away for the
future.

Duradek Grows Dek-Vision Visualizer Tool Experience

Duradek has made the Dek-Vision experience even better. Dek-vision by Duradek is the first online design tool for vinyl membranes to assist homeowners, builders, and remodelers in creating deck makeover plans.

Durable Concrete Solutions

Sakrete’s new Pro-Mix Accelerated decking concrete mix is ideal for repairs and construction of concrete over 2” thick. It is the ultimate pre-blended concrete solution for indoor and outdoor applications where rapid return to service is crucial.

Walpole Outdoors Expands in Maine

Walpole Outdoors, a leading provider of wood and AZEK solid cellular PVC outdoor structures, has expanded its manufacturing facility in Pittsfield, Me.

Green Bay Decking Rebrands as DuxxBak

Seeking to capitalize on the water-shedding namesake of its patented compound, Green Bay Decking, Green Bay, Wi., has rebranded as DuxxBak Composite Decking.

UFP Picks Up AlumiLAST

UFP Industries, Grand Rapids, MI., has acquired the assets of Endurable Building Products, Brooklyn Center, MN., manufacturer of alumiLAST aluminum deck and balcony systems.

Flexible Forming

Deck-O-Seal’s new flexible, forming utility board gives pool contractors the freedom to work in tighter spaces because it bends easily to form a smaller radius of 6 ft., ideal for circular installations like hot tubs.

Decking Preferences Vary by Region

As families continue to invest in their outdoor living spaces, we see several trends emerging from different regions throughout North America. Across our network of dealers and Wolf PRO contractors, we looked at what’s trending this season.

Tips to Set and Install Stair Posts with Cable Railings

If you've installed cable railing for level runs, you're familiar with setting and installing posts and running the cable through for a completed project. When it comes to stairs, it takes more planning to make sure you have the right measurements and materials.

What Doesn’t Kill Your Business Makes It Stronger

North American Wholesale Lumber Association had just wrapped up its Leadership Summit early last March when the significance of the COVID-19 outbreak slammed home. Attendees had no idea then, but that would be the last in-person industry gathering for the foreseeable future.

Cool Running

DuraLife Decking from Barrette Outdoor Living now offers the CoolTrac Advantage providing performance, durability and strength.
While all composite decks will absorb heat, CoolTrac is engineered to stay much cooler than other composite deck boards.

Color Me Mine: Become a Railing Color Expert

The days of plain white vinyl railings on every deck have given way to a rainbow of railing colors, enabled by the latest manufacturing technologies and the expanding imaginations of designers.

Keeping it Cool with Pergolas

It’s a great time to be what I refer to as a Custom Deck Specialist. With the pandemic, people are home and looking for some additional leg room. A beautiful new deck can add a tremendous amount of new floor space at a reasonable cost.

Drill & Plug

Envision Building Products now offers the Pro Plug Hidden Fastening System for use with all full-profile deck boards and colors. Made by Starborn, Pro Plug allows installers to face-fasten deck boards while eliminating visible screw heads and holes.