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May is Deck Safety Month®
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Remember that May is the month when we offer our services to those in our communities who need us to make sure their decks are safe.

If you haven't already, we encourage you to download the forms below and help our industry promote deck safety awareness!

Click here to download NADRA's deck evaluation form. Click here to download NADRA's 10 point checklist.




Saturday, June 4 is National Enjoy Your Deck Day
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What do you get when you combine friends, family, fun and Fiberon Composite Decking? The second annual National Enjoy Your Deck Day! On Saturday, June 4, people across the country will be out enjoying their outdoor living spaces with friends and family. We're back with our annual celebration and it's bigger and better than ever. To join the celebration, visit www.deckday.com. More



Eco-friendly decking companies are expanding their offerings
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Eco-friendly living can be extended to the home's exterior with composite decking, a growing industry that now offers more variety and increased durability. A number of companies are manufacturing the earth-friendly decking materials, which are touted as being easier to maintain than regular wood and having a longer lifespan. The products can be found at big-box stores like Home Depot and Lowe's, as well as through local independent retailers and contractors. More

When it's time for a new deck, details count
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Backyard decks beckon this time of year. They are the perfect place for spending lazy summer days or for entertaining on blissful summer nights. As a home improvement that offers return on investment, a new or upgraded deck ranks near the top of the list, behind only kitchen and bath remodels. What's the biggest trend in decks this summer? "Homeowners are asking for more add-ons, including different styles of outdoor lighting," says Mick Feduniec of Deckscapes, LLC, in Charlotte, N.C. More

Expand your Expectations with Fortress

Fortress is a leading manufacturer of premium railing solutions and a proud NADRA member and supporter. Fortress is continually focused on development of innovative railing products as well as superior product performance. Fortress products enhance views and are versatile for use in a variety of deck and railing products.
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Demand for green building materials to grow 13 percent annually through 2015
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Demand for green building products — buoyed by increased availability, environmental concerns, stricter building codes and a rebounding construction industry — is expected to increase by 13 percent annually to create a $71 billion market in 2015, states a forecast by the Freedonia Group. According to the study, concrete made from recycled materials is expected to soar by 24 percent annually between 2010 and 2015. More

Norse wood treater christens alcohol-infused decking
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A new wood treating process that uses a type of alcohol instead of copper-based chemicals has arrived. "Kebonization" is the result of research conducted by Dr. Marc Schneider, University of New Brunswick, Canada, in the 1980s and 1990s. Softwoods are injected with furfuryl alcohol, a byproduct of corn and sugar production, and then subjected to heat and pressure. The result is harder, more stable, and more resistant to water and weather damage than untreated wood. More

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Survey: Contractors take hit from health care costs
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An annual survey of the upstate New York construction industry found that health care costs are rising, making it one of the biggest issues for contractors. The report, from accounting and consulting firm The Bonadio Group's construction division, looked at employment and compensation practices. It is intended to help area construction company owners and senior management strategize and plan. More

Smart remodeling adds value to your home
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Spring is in the air, and homeowners are starting to plan their dream home remodeling projects. To commemorate May as National Home Improvement Month, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry offers homeowners a few words of advice for getting the most value out of your remodeling investment. More Americans are staying in their homes rather than moving. According to Fannie Mae's National Housing Survey released in November 2010, 85 percent of the general population believed it was a bad time to sell their home. More

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Check out NADRA on Facebook!
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Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings. More

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Build Better, Build Greener with Ecolife™ Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood. Built-in weathering protection and stabilizing properties dramatically reduce cracking, warping and splitting for fewer CALLBACKS. MORE


Important dates to remember
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  • May 11 - NADRA Minnesota Chapter meeting at 5:15 p.m. Location is to be determined.
  • May 11 - NADRA New Jersey Chapter meeting at 6 p.m. at Niece Lumber in Lambertville, N.J. Please RSVP Bari Siano at Bari.Siano@mylesfkelly.net.
  • May 12 - NADRA New York Chapter meeting at 6 p.m. at Kennelly's located at 962 Route 9W, Congers, N.Y., 10920. Please RSVP to Jared Goldman at 914.980.3673.
  • May 30 - NADRA Western Washington Chapter Deck for a Soldier® Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 2 p.m. at 4702 Durham St. S.E., Lacey, Wash., 98503. Join us for Famous Dave's BBQ, Red Hook Brew (or other refreshments) and a fun time! Please RSVP to Kate Rpyer at info@screw-products.com or 253.853.8880.
  • June 21 - NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting sponsored by Guardian at 5:30 p.m. at Prado Taco Mac. Please RSVP to Ginny Tibbetts at ginny@atlantadecking.com.
  • August 16 - NADRA Georgia Chapter meeting sponsored by Trex at 5:30 p.m. at Prado Taco Mac. Please RSVP to Ginny Tibbetts at ginny@atlantadecking.com.

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to info@NADRA.org.


Join NADRA today!
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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!


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