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How to promote Deck Safety Month®
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In 2006 NADRA, The North American Deck and Railing Association declared May as Deck Safety Month®. NADRA's Deck safety program is an effort to improve deck safety awareness! Here are some helpful ways to promote Deck Safety during the month of May! Please call NADRA direct with any questions you may have: 215.679.4884 or email: Info@NADRA.org. We are here to help!

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Visit NADRA's Deck Safety webpage for links to the Deck Safety Month® Video, Deck Evaluation Form and The Consumer Checklist

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A very special thank you to Fiberon for sponsoring Deck Safety Month® 2013!
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NADRA Atlanta chapter meeting recap
NADRA
We tried something different with our second meeting of the year by hosting the first "Speed Dating with Deck Builders" event at the Ivy in Buckhead. We had over 51 attendees at the meeting which included several first time visitors. I would also like to thank the following vendor members who bought "dates" for the event: Weyerhauser/ Cox, Tamko, Homeland Vinyl, Trex, Azek, Dixie Plywood, NyloBoard, MoistureShield, Fiberon and Universal Forest Products. We could not have a chapter without the ongoing support of so many members and I want to thank each of you for giving your resources to this meeting and to the chapter.
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NADRA NJ deck professionals — Call to action!
NADRA
The Board and Deck for a Soldier® Committee of the New Jersey Chapter has chosen a soldier that we will be building a new deck for. The soldier is Sean O'Connor from Brick, N.J. He served 20 years in the marines and Army National Guard, did 3 combat tours and is now retired. He was in Desert Storm and retired as a Sergeant First Class with many medals. He was also an instructor at Fort Dix. We are currently working on drawing up plans for this deck and will be submitting them to the town for permits. As soon as the permits are ready, we would like to begin this build. If anyone is interested in volunteering their time or donating materials, please contact Gustavo DelaCruz of Barrett Outdoors. You must be a current NADRA member to participate. His phone number is 866-418-1891 and his email address is barrettdecks@yahoo.com. Thank you!
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


A deck makeover may be all you need
TimberTech
If you are overwhelmed by the thought of demolishing and replacing your entire deck, help is on the way. As long as you are good with the size of the deck, it may be possible to do an easy tear off and replank the existing substructure with a beautiful alternative that has the rich look of hardwoods, with none of the hassles.
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Add economical living space with an outdoor room
BPT via Tri-County Times
Adding living space to your home can be an expensive prospect. However, creating an outdoor room is a budget-friendly option that gives you more square footage, as well as additional opportunities to enjoy the season. As an extension of the home, outdoor rooms with decks or pergolas can be personalized to truly bring indoor comforts outside for relaxation and entertaining.
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Going coastal — Screw Products
NADRA
As a resident of Washington's Puget Sound area, Screw Products Inc. President Jim Miller knows that coastal homes face their own set of unique challenges. That's one reason Screw Products Inc. has expanded its lines of fasteners, including screws, deck clips and bracket systems to include a wider array of materials for coastal building use. Miller said the company's largest offering in this niche are its Stainless Steel Star Drive screws, which range in length from 1-5/8" to 4" for use in a variety of projects. "Builders who work on the coast should be using nothing but 305 or 316 stainless steel," said Miller. "Neither will rust, and 305s are about 30 percent less expensive."
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NyloDeck shares global insights on emerging technologies for decking materials
PRWeb
Global advancements in materials and manufacturing featured at The 2013 European Coatings Show and Congress are finding their way to the latest composite decking materials, according to Shae Brown, senior chemist at NyloBoard, LLC, who recently attended the Show in Nuremburg, Germany. NyloBoard produces NyloDeck, a new generation of composite decking that is sourced and made in the U.S. and contains 100 percent recycled carpet fiber, with no wood or PVC.
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Trex transforms over 2.5 billion pounds of plastic and wood scrap into eco-friendly outdoor living products
AzOM
For Trex, the world's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking and railing products, being "green" is good business. From 2007 through 2012 alone, the company salvaged and kept more than 2.5 billion pounds of plastic and wood scrap out of landfills.
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A great deck makes the backyard more fun
NAPSI via Scoop San Diego
If you're like an increasing number of Americans at springtime, you've begun thinking about better weather and outdoor entertaining. One of the most popular ways to enjoy the season is making sure you have a great outdoor space. For some 30 million American homes, this means a deck.
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Lumber prices up 120 percent: Will homebuilders be hurt?
The Motley Fool
The National Association of Homebuilders index, or the HMI, has dropped over concerns that homebuilders are struggling with, among other things, construction costs rising faster than appraised values. One major contributing factor to this is the current runaway skyrocketing lumber prices.
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Fiberail composite railing from Fiberon now available in all 50 states and Canada
BusinessWire via Financial Post
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, announces the launch of Fiberail railing throughout the U.S. and Canada. Easy-to-install and backed by a 20-year performance warranty, Fiberail offers a wood-like feel and sculpted top-rail profile designed to provide an affordable, low-maintenance rail system for traditional and contemporary decks, porches, balconies and stairs.
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Are lumber prices too high?
Woodworking Network
Looking just at these trends, you might think that lumber prices are approaching historical highs and are due to come down sometime soon. The downward movement on the futures market alluded to above seems to indicate that at least in the short term, lumber prices are softening somewhat.
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Decrepit decks get redone on HGTV
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HGTV deck master Paul Lafrance is taking a Canadian rite of passage and "helping Canadian men do it better" with the launch of Disaster Decks, a new TV series that puts do-it-yourselfers under the microscope in a lighthearted way.

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Call To Action: Code
NADRA
From Glenn Mathewson: "...Are you with me? I have heard your stories, your frustrations and your anger about codes, old and new, for many years.

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Deck Safety Month 2013
NADRA
Deck Safety Month 2013 is fast-approaching. NADRA will be launching a tool-kit to help you and your business market this annual campaign for deck safety awareness. Check in next week for more details!

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LEADERSHIP


3 phrases that will get you noticed
Inc.
Les McKeown writes: I spend a lot of time helping leaders with succession planning — essentially, helping them develop other leaders. What's interesting is what happens just before the developing begins. Truth is, leaders aren't developed from scratch. What happens instead is that someone is first recognized as a potential leader and then the development begins.
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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 expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit. 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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CALENDAR


Important dates to remember
NADRA
  • April 21-30 — 2013 Group B Committee Action Hearings — Sheraton Dallas Downtown Hotel
  • May 1 — Deck Safety Month®
  • May 9 — NADRA MN Event at Element Materials Technology, Register here or Sponsor here
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


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