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New Legacy Collection from TimberTech

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Whether you are an industry service provider, sales representative, outdoor living contractor, inspector, architect, manufacturer, lumberyard, distributor or supplier, there is a membership category for you and your team within the NADRA roster. NADRA is growing and we need more members like you to join committees and represent your segment of the value chain. If you're looking for ways to grow your business in 2015, NADRA has a list of valuable benefits that will make an impact on the way you do business. Please reach out to us for a one-on-one consultation. Help us to help you by learning about the many NADRA programs from Deck for a Soldier, Deck Safety Month, Regional Seminars and Table Top events, to earning your Master Deck Professional Certification.

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Homeowners ready to tackle overdue renovations
By Michael J. Berens
Positive economic and employment news, along with declining gas prices, have boosted consumer confidence to its highest level in the past seven years. With a bit more money in their pockets and less worry about job security, consumers are once again ready to spend. And one of the areas where they are thinking about spending is on home renovation. After years of delaying improvements, homeowners are eager to upgrade their current home or purchase a newer home.
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Caring for your composite deck this winter
Deckorators
Rumor is that old man winter, Mother Nature and a cranky baby New Year have teamed up to wreak havoc on homes and decks this winter. If you have composite decking such as Latitudes or the new Deckorators decking, you have a good line of defense against them.
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Underdecks for beginners
HGTV
For many homeowners, adding a deck to their house is similar to creating an outdoor living room. It’s a great recreational space for relaxing, cookouts, socializing with friends and other activities.
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Material matters: What happens to valuable wood removed from boardwalks?
Core77
We know that both Coney Island and Atlantic City used valuable Ipe to make their boardwalks, starting in the 1960s. With a 25-year lifespan, the lumber in those boardwalks was completely replaced once or possibly even twice. So what happened to all of the old wood?
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Deck collapse in San Francisco seriously injures 3 people
The Associated Press via San Mateo Daily Journal
Three people were treated for serious injuries after a deck collapsed during a birthday party in San Francisco. The collapse happened about 5:30 p.m. Sunday at a home in the city’s Excelsior District.
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Trex debuts what's next in outdoor living at IBS
Marketwired via MarketWatch
Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, is kicking off the new year by debuting Trex Outdoor Storage at the 2015 National Association of Home Builders International Builders' Show. Along with expanded railing and color selections in the high-performance Trex Transcend decking collection, this brand-new collection of waterproof cabinetry storage joins an ever-growing portfolio of high-performance, eco-friendly outdoor living products featured at this year's Trex booth.
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Homeowners urged to use house checkups as maintenance device
TribLive
Frank Lesh of the American Society of Home Inspectors believes a scheduled look at a house's operation is like heeding the “check engine” light in a car. But Brian Carothers of the Moon office of Coldwell Banker Real Estate said there are many drivers who are content to let that warning light glow.
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DIY: Ideas for outdoor living
The Advocate
Clever design with low maintenance materials and foliage can up the wow factor when creating an outdoor space. It can be easy to spruce up the chosen outside entertaining area with a few good — and simple — ideas, from adding some cushions, new lighting and shelter to starting from scratch and building a pergola and deck.
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Royal Building Products launches new profiles for Celect cellular exteriors at IBS
AZoBuild
Royal Building Products continues its commitment to quality and innovation in the siding category with the launch of new vinyl and aluminum product lines at the 2015 International Builders’ Show.
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Build good-looking and safe wood decks, porches and ramps
Networx via KTBC-TV
Nothing beats the look of real wood. Natural woods add eye appeal to any part of your home, but are especially important in highly visible outdoor decks, porches, and ramps.
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LEADERSHIP


Plans to prosper: Small business marketing doesn't mean small impact
Small Business Trends
As a small business owner, you have been told more than a million times, “You need to market your business. It won’t promote itself.” And many small business owners would gladly agree. But implementing that advice is harder than it sounds.
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12 small business tools for smooth sailing in 2015
The Huffington Post
The past year was big for any small business that works online, and while many businesses focused on getting their finances in check to prepare for the following year, the big influence for majority of small business owners was customer care and understanding — one of the trends we will see throughout the year 2015 and onwards.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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    Trex Company introduces outdoor storage collection (CNN Money)
MoistureShield composite decking to unveil expanded family of products (PRWeb via Virtual-Strategy Magazine)
Content marketing: 3 dos, 3 don'ts (Business 2 Community)
NADRA NJ hosts successful 1st meeting in 2015 (NADRA)

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