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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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LATEST NEWS


Year-end momentum boosts builder confidence
By Michael J. Berens
Indicators across the building industry report notable growth in the final quarter of 2014. Conditions began to improve midyear and gathered momentum going into the fall, with most sectors ending on a strong note in December. With signs that the overall economy and job market are continuing to improve, builders are feeling confident that 2015 will bring more growth and increased employment to the industry.
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How to plan your outdoor living space
Decksouth
Creating an outdoor living space is a great way to create more space in your home for living and entertaining. It can also significantly increase the value of your home and serve as a hot selling point if you put your house on the market. But it is an investment, one that you shouldn’t take lightly. Here are 5 things to think about before you begin building your new space.
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Looking to get published this year?
MultiBriefs
In an effort to enhance the overall content of NADRA Industry Update, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of NADRA, your knowledge of the industry lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this experience with your peers through well-written commentary. Make 2015 the year you get published as an expert in your field! Our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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Handyman hints: Why wood you?
Cornwall Standard-Freeholder
Once you’ve decided on how big a backyard deck you’re going to require, in order to properly accommodate all that entertaining and lounging about you plan on doing this summer, the decision will come down to, do we go with a composite decking, or stick with real wood planks?
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


3 most important tips for winter deck care
Duradek
Keep your vinyl deck safe and attractive throughout winter and beyond with these 3 important tips. While we are inching our way through winter, many regions with heavier than normal snowfall are dealing with digging their way out of the white stuff more than most years. Dreams of barbecues on the deck have taken a back seat to the realities of ice and snow, but snow management on your deck is a breeze with a Duradek vinyl deck.
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5 ways to revamp your outdoor living space this year
Corning Leader
Do long, winter days holed up indoors have you dreaming of a new deck to relax on come springtime? Whether you envision transforming a deck into a personal sanctuary or building a new outdoor living space for backyard entertaining, now is the perfect time to start turning those dreams into reality.
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LEADERSHIP


How to build an effective social media publishing schedule
Small Business Trends
If you want to get your social media streamlined this year, there are several areas that you can organize to make the process a whole less stressful. From creating a calendar to deciding on content types and publishing times, an effective social media schedule can be your best bet for publishing content that grows your audience and engagement metrics.
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What small businesses can learn from the Super Bowl commercials
Forbes
For some, watching the Super Bowl is less about the football and more about the commercials. Fortunately, viewers had a lot to discuss after seeing the commercial line up that took place this past Sunday and yet, among the entire assortment of commercials, very few specifically spoke to small businesses.
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3 keys for building your spring 2015 local marketing campaign
Business 2 Community
As we step into February, marketers across the country are putting the final touches on their local marketing campaigns. In this day and age, where social media marketing and a host of other digital tools allow for global communication, it’s easy for many marketers to forget about the actionable steps they can take to reach a local audience.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Material matters: What happens to valuable wood removed from boardwalks? (Core77)
Caring for your composite deck this winter (Deckorators)
Underdecks for beginners (HGTV)
Trex debuts what's next in outdoor living at IBS (Marketwired via MarketWatch)
Deck collapse in San Francisco seriously injures 3 people (The Associated Press via San Mateo Daily Journal)

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