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Vinyl Sustainability Council Presents Design Award to AZEK

The Vinyl Sustainability Council presented its inaugural 2021 Design for Reuse Award at its annual meeting to The AZEK Company for its TimberTech AZEK Landmark CollectionTM decking.


Distributors Sign New Deck Lines

The game of musical chairs continues as decking and railing manufacturers secure new distributors throughout the country. MoistureShield has significantly increased its coverage in both the East and the West. …


Rafter Hangers for 2x’s

Simpson Strong-Tie now offers its versatile, patent-pending LSSR rafter hanger in 2x lumber sizes that can install with both miter-cut and square-cut joists for plated truss. LSSR26Z, LSSR28Z and LSSR210Z …


Dr. Decks Launches Master Class

Jason “Dr. Decks” Russell will be hosting his own version of the famous Master Class series titled, Dr. Decks Master Class. Students will learn to modify manmade decking products and …


NADRA Hosts Awards Dinner

The North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA) is honoring outstanding successes in the industry at a prestigious industry awards presentation and celebration. This year, the annual event will be …


Barrette Outdoor Living Rebrands to Own the Outside

Barrette Outdoor Living has announced a further evolution of the company’s rebranding initiative by consolidating several of its individual brands under the Barrette Outdoor Living umbrella. This includes DuraLife, Xpanse …


Marketing Your Business One Image at a Time

As a professional deck builder — a team of one or many — marketing your business may be low on the list or something you farm out for someone else …


Trex Plans New Decking Plant

Trex Co. plans to develop a new multi-faceted production site in Little Rock, AR., to provide customers significantly better access to Trex Residential products and position the company for future …


MoistureShield Launches MVP Program

MoistureShield has introduced the MoistureShield Valued Partner (MVP) certified contractor program, which offers training, support and rewards, as well as a labor warranty program. “We’re very excited to introduce the …


MoistureShield Expands NE Distribution

MoistureShield, a division of Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, has expanded distribution with BlueLinx branch locations in Charlotte and Raleigh N.C.; Denville N.J.; Yaphank N.Y.; Burlington VT.; Bellingham MA.; and …

Deck Specialist – Winter 2021

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Rafter Hangers for 2x’s

Simpson Strong-Tie now offers its versatile, patent-pending LSSR rafter hanger in 2x lumber sizes that can install with both miter-cut and square-cut joists for plated …


Customer-Connected Software

Buildxact, the leading estimating and project management software for residential construction, is now offering construction management software for pro dealers. This one-of-a-kind connectivity lets …


Elegant Railing

New for 2021, DekPro EFFEX has added Under-Rail LED Lighting to its arsenal of low voltage lighting products. The sleek, stylish lighting option is designed …


Enhanced Aluminum Railings

Fortress Building Products’ Al¹³ PLUS aluminum railing system features code-driven enhancements and an innovative bracket system that addresses common challenges on large commercial projects. Featuring …


A Faster Drill

Spyder Products has expanded its line of Stinger wood-boring bits to include brand-new brad point bits, as well as additional sizes and single packs of …


Yellawood Stain & Sealer

YellaWood Protector semi-transparent stain and clear water repellent sealer provide long-lasting, rich color and superior protection. The first to ever bear the YellaWood name, the …


More Exotic Colors

Deckorators has added two new vertical-grain color options to its line of Vista WPC composite decking, which offers the appearance of exotic hardwoods without the …


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. The new infill options feature …


Easy on the Knees

The ToughBuilt GelFit Stabilizer Knee Pads redefine how professionals use their knee pads. The patented, rock-steady kneepad system allows the Stabilizer SnapShell to be removed …


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 …

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