NADRA Networking Dinner and Day of Education — open for registration this week!
Wednesday, March 23 - NADRA Networking Dinner:
Understanding the Existing Structure by Glenn Mathewson will describe the various and unexpected ways a new deck can affect the structure it serves. Mechanical and electrical systems, egress windows and exterior wall coverings, for example, must all be understood and evaluated before construction begins. Understanding the Existing Structure will get you thinking outside of the box, and understanding how a deck is about much more than just the deck.
The opportunities presented in Providence, R.I., through the efforts of your association are not to be missed, as the courses outlined above will be the building blocks on which all NADRA certifications are based. Don't be left the odd guy out when homeowners are measuring you up against the rest. In the coming months, your association will be rolling out more education and credentialing opportunties involving more manufacturers in more cities. And these courses are sure to sell out. So get on board today, and get a leg up on the competition.
Online registration opens this week! Learn more by visiting www.NADRA.org!
Demand is driving innovation
Plastics News Share
Companies that make composite and cellular PVC decking remain the one bright spot in the building and construction market. Many of them have grown at a high-double-digit pace during the past three years in spite of the housing downturn — or perhaps helped by it to some degree, as homeowners turned to remodeling projects. More
Cost pressures building on builders
Chicago Tribune Share
With interest rates at near rock-bottom levels, most people realize that it's only a matter of time before loan costs start to rise. After all, what comes down in the mortgage world always has a way of going up. But what seems to be forgotten is that construction costs also will eventually go back up, too. And the rumblings of that natural phenomenon are already being felt in most building-product categories. More
Decking market good to nGrain
Plastics News Share
Marrying the look of wood with low maintenance has been the goal of Americhem Inc.'s nGrain simulated wood-grain effects for 15 years. During that time, the Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio-based color compounds and concentrates maker has seen nGrain sales shift from siding products to decking, said product development manager Brian Cur. More
Industry expects uptick in remodeling
San Antonio Express-News Share
With the economy starting to recover, consumers feel better about spending again - and that spare cash is going back into their homes. Home remodeling is on an upswing after the industry's worst slump since at least the early 1960s. Scores of foreclosed properties need a ton of TLC, prompting buyers to renovate those tired or tattered spaces. Many other homeowners want to improve because they don't plan to move - either by choice or by circumstance. More
Housing starts, producer prices rise
U.S. housing starts rose more than expected in January to their highest rate in four months but permits for future home construction dropped sharply after hefty gains the prior month, according to a government report that showed the housing market still bouncing along the bottom. More
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NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices and deck safety. More
Don't forget to check out the NADRA Deck and Railing Product & Service Guide!