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Recent California deck collapse shows importance of certified deck inspection
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Homeowners should consider a professional deck inspection. "A professional inspector will thoroughly examine your deck, provide information on your deck's capacity limits, identify any dangerous problem areas and give you some insight of what to keep your eye on in the future," says Mike Beaudry, Executive Director of the North American Deck and Rail Association. NADRA provides industry professionals with a Deck Evaluation Form that is available here.

NADRA has created an inspectors section on its website that will give consumers across North America direct access to professional inspectors who specialize in deck inspections. "ASHI inspectors now have the educational resources through this first-of-its-kind collaboration with ASHI to utilize the NADRA Deck Evaluation Form and truly make a difference in deck safety and deck safety awareness for consumers across North America," said Beaudry. ASHI members can become NADRA certified for evaluating decks, stairs and railings. Click here for a list of ASHI members who are NADRA Deck Evaluation Certified. Click here to read the full article by ASHI.
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VisionScape launches the latest 3-D Deck & Outdoor Living Design Software
Check out the EXCLUSIVE OFFER for NADRA members!

VisionScape has launched it’s latest version of 3-D Deck & Outdoor Living Design Software with amazing new 3-D deck design features and decking materials from the industries best manufacturers. What’s New:
  • Improved Graphics & Realism
  • Enhanced 3D Deck Design Tools
  • Inlay Tools
  • Deck Lighting
  • 64bit Architecture
  • Bill of Materials
  • Precision Drawing Tools
  • And More
To commemorate this latest release, VisionScape is offering exclusive saving for NADRA members. Take a free 30-day test drive of VisionScape’s Professional Premium Software. Click here to learn more.

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Decking.com.au, winner of NADRA's Facebook Contest
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NADRA recently launched a series of Facebook contests for summer. The first contest was a fun call-to-action to ask Facebook fans to post a photo in the comments from the job site. Using a 3rd party application, NADRA chose a random winner. We are excited to highlight our Aussie friend, Ben Bonadio from Decking . com.au — all the way from Victoria, Australia!

Ben runs Decking . com.au with his Father, Antonio. Together, they have 50 years experience in residential & commercial carpentry. Follow the link for more images and a description of their most recent project. Be sure to follow NADRA on Facebook for a chance to enter their next contest!

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NADRA New Jersey travel tips for DeckExpo, Chicago
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Hey New Jersey NADRA members:
Your fellow NJ NADRA members are getting ready for DeckExpo Chicago. And we wanted to pass along the great stuff we found.

Several of us have already booked our flights. The best airfare deal – far and away – is with Frontier, out of Trenton Mercer Airport. They have a nonstop leaving each morning at 7:00 AM, arriving at 8:15. And a nonstop return leaving Chicago at 10:05, arriving around 1:00. Many of us have our reservations for Wednesday to Saturday. We reserved seats in the 4th and 5th rows. And we’d love nothing more than for you to join us there. Flight numbers are F9 915, and F9 916, respectively.

The airport is small, and friendly. There are two gates, and a bar. Long-term parking is just steps, literally, from the “terminal.” And the baggage claim uses a single roller dispenser. No motorized carousel here. This is luxury/economy, my friends.

If you’re in, here’s the best plan. Go to Frontier .com, join their rewards club, and book your flight. Right now it’s $89 each way. That’s up from $69 each way earlier this week.

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Is your business listed on Houzz? NADRA wants to know
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Does your business have a profile on Houzz? We want to know. Please comment on our recent Facebook post and tell us if you see a benefit from affiliating with NADRA on this network. Feel free to post your Houzz profile along with your comment for added marketing value! Not on Facebook? Send us your answer here.
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LATEST NEWS


Lumber prices have fallen sharply in key markets around the world
Business Wire via MarketWatch
Lower demand and a strengthening U.S. dollar have sent lumber prices plummeting in the Q1 2015 to their lowest levels in more than two years in North America and Europe, reports the Wood Resource Quarterly. Import prices to Japan and China have followed a similar trend, although the decline has been less dramatic.
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US housing market expected to boost slumping lumber prices
Vancouver Sun
Canadian softwood lumber prices have fallen substantially in the past nine months, but that long, steady decline should end soon, according to industry analyst Hakan Ekstrom. The president of Seattle-based Wood Resources International said early signs of a resurgent U.S. housing market should boost the demand for Canadian wood.
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Show us your view for a chance to win!
Feeney
There’s still time to enter! If you are planning to install or replace a deck or balcony railing this year?, send in photos that showcase the view from where you'll be installing your new railing and you could win up to $5,000 off your order of DesignRail by Feeney aluminum railing. Deadline is June 30.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


Tips and trends for your porches and patios
The Times of Northwest Indiana
If your outdoors isn’t inviting enough, head to a local landscaper for inspiration and advice. They live for it and can save you time and money.
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Throwing a decked out deck party
Ellwood City Ledger
Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue, graduation party or making the most of a summer holiday, the perfect preparations and attention to ambiance are key ingredients to a successful outdoor celebration.
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Is a wood or composite deck right for your home?
BPT via Ellwood city Ledger
Outdoor living is a home improvement trend that can’t be ignored. If you plan to add a deck to your house, remember the design is only one aspect of the planning process. The materials you decide to use can affect the project in numerous ways, from the initial investment to maintenance years from now.
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LEADERSHIP


Infographic reveals top social media marketing mistakes
Mobile Marketing Watch
Social media platforms may have emerged as some of the hottest and most effective tools for marketing in the digital age, but not all practices are good ones worthy of emulation. In fact, there are several social media marketing mistakes that continue to be made even though battle-tested veterans in this field have already learned better.
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4 things you didn't know about leading a business
Entrepreneur
The appeal of owning a business can be alluring. The freedoms to make your own decisions and to do what you want, when you want and with whom you want to are glamorous enough to compel any type “A” personality into breaching the entrepreneurial world.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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