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New Legacy Collection from TimberTech

Learn more about the Legacy Collection, with its earthy hardwood looks and rich undulating grains.




 




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#DeckComp14 — Complete Guide
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Did you know that NADRA HQ put together a PDF file explaining the National Deck Competition? It's ready for you to save, complete with a list of rules and it even spells out all project categories along with a description. If you are not sure what category you should enter, call NADRA today and we will help you choose the best fit for your project. Direct line: 215.679.4884.
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NADRA's official hotel — The Days Inn Inner Harbor
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The Days Inn Inner Harbor is NADRA's official hotel for DeckExpo 2014! If you are a member of NADRA, are thinking about joining or are ready to network with the best in the industry, the Days Inn Inner Harbor will be our official party headquarters! We invite you to join us at the Days Inn during your stay in Baltimore. Rooms start at $129/night. Lear more about the hotel and how to get the discounted rate by clicking here.
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Purchase dinner tickets today: Limited amount available
NADRA
Thursday, Oct. 23 at 6:30 p.m. — The National Aquarium, Baltimore
  • Cocktails, Appetizers
  • National Deck & Industry Awards - New Categories to include Price Points, Peoples Choice & New Vendor Categories!
  • Dinner
  • Raffles, 50/50, Door Prizes, Silent Auction
  • After Party
Don't miss NADRA's biggest night of the year where you can meet up with your Association friends and make new ones at a great event.

We look forward to seeing you in Baltimore!

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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
 
Remodeling Show & DeckExpo

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at the DeckExpo
October 22-24, 2014

Booth: #3213
 


Register now for the Sept. 16 NADRA NJ Chapter Meeting
NADRA
Thank you Nyloboard for sponsoring our September meeting! Please RSVP here to attend. Cost is $20/member, $25/non-member. Please bring cash or check to pay at the door. Our speaker will be Rich Largman from Empire of Hope "How to work on your business not for your business."

When: Tuesday, Sept. 16th, 6 p.m.
Where: Chimney Rock Inn, 800 N. Thompson Ave., Bound Brook, NJ
Speaker: Rich Largman from Empire of Hope “How to work on your business not for your business”
Cost: $20/member, $25/non-member (first two meetings are FREE)
RSVP: Click here

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LATEST NEWS


Several hurt after deck collapses
WJZ-TV
Dangerous deck collapse. More than half a dozen college students injured when a second floor deck came crashing down at a Towson, Maryland, apartment complex. Meghan McCorkell says one person was rushed to shock trauma with severe injuries.
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PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Regal Ideas
Is the largest manufacturer of "1-2-3 Step Easy to Install" component Aluminum Railing, Fencing, Deck components
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in North America.
20 Year Warranty and the best Industry support!

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Growing need for green renovation experts
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The rising interest in home renovations is closely linked to the rise in home sales, where these renos are adding value by increasing home equity. What is more interesting here is that even though 78 percent of homeowners have said that improving the look and feel of their homes is a key criterion for renovation, they want eco-friendly means to get there. This demand has, in turn, led renovation experts to upgrade their own skills and offer more innovation and efficiency in their projects.
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US: Demand for wood-plastic composites forecast to grow
IHB
U.S. demand for wood-plastic composite and plastic lumber is forecast to rise 9.8 percent annually through 2018, according to a Freedonia market study. Demand is expected to reach $5.5 billion in 2018. In 2013, the market was worth $3.45 billion according to Freedonia.
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  FEATURED COMPANIES
See the view not the hardware!

What makes Mantis Clips™ so different!


• Performance: Best hold down performance in the market!
• Durability: 30-year warranty against loose deck boards.
• Ease: The easiest clip to install.
• Versatility: Fits most grooved edge decking.
• Cost: Up to 20% less than the competition.
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Goodbye lags in deck ledgers!

Meet code and lower installed costs by using LedgerLok. The ledger board fastener that requires no predrilling.
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Advantages of aluminum decks
Networx via WPTZ-TV
Strong, weather resistant, lightweight and surprisingly eco-friendly, aluminum has been widely utilized in both commercial and residential construction projects for many years. A relatively new use for this amazing metal is as outdoor decking, where aluminum offers homeowners a whole host of advantages. Here are 13 of them.
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NyloPorch selected as a Best New Product for 2014
PRWeb via Virtual-Strategy Magazine
NyloPorch, the only composite porch floor material made using 100 percent recycled carpet fiber, has been named one of the “100 Best New Products 2014” by Professional Remodeler magazine, a leading business resource for the remodeling and home improvement market.
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Not yet a member? Learn more about the benefits.

Already a member? Make the most of your membership today. Call or email NADRA HQ to set up a 1-hour live webinar to discuss benefits and marketing opportunities. Call us direct at: 215.679.4884 or email us at Info@NADRA.org.



Several injured following deck collapse at house party
WGCL-TV
Six people were injured at a Labor Day weekend house party in Ellenwood, Georgia, following the collapse of a deck. The DeKalb County Fire Department said four of those victims had to be taken to nearby hospitals, while two people were treated on scene.
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Mike Holmes to feature CertainTeed AirRenew indoor air quality drywall in Labor Day episode on HGTV
PRNewswire via Sys-Con Media
Renowned building industry expert Mike Holmes and son Mike Jr. teamed up with CertainTeed Gypsum for a special two-hour episode, "Mike's Ultimate Garage," that premiered Labor Day on HGTV Canada.
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NEWS YOU CAN USE


What to know about adding a deck
Houzz
Good weather should be enjoyed to its fullest extent. To do that you have to actually go outside. But if your home lacks an enticing outdoor living space, there’s little incentive to venture out. Outdoor living is seeing a bit of an explosion lately: Adding a deck is one of the most requested home projects today, and demand is steadily rising. In a recent Houzz landscaping survey, more than 80 percent of people undertaking a landscaping project said they were adding a deck or a patio.
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Awnings, gazebos, pergolas and pavilions: Picking the right shade solution for your outdoor room
Best in Backyards
Coming up with your own outdoor room design is a fun, exciting process that requires you to think about everything from space availability to furniture and decorations. But one of the first things you should consider is the type of shade solution you will use to create this additional living area, whether it's an outdoor living room or a more casual gathering space.
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Should you paint or stain your deck?
WRTV-TV
If you're having second thoughts about planning a backyard barbecue because your deck is drab, here are easy options to consider when upgrading. Should you stain or paint? John Nearon with Exterior Wood Restoration advised homeowners to stain.
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Does your deck need a facelift?
WJXT-TV
A wood deck can last for many years, proving it’s well maintained. Even well-constructed decks will start looking shabby if you don't take the right precautions, keep up maintenance and clean your deck regularly.
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Growing need for green renovation experts
By Archita Datta Majumdar
The rising interest in home renovations is closely linked to the rise in home sales, where these renos are adding value by increasing home equity.

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5 tips and tricks to market your brand to millennials
By Emma Fitzpatrick
To thrive in the present and grow in the future, brands need to market, target and build relationships.

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How to build a respectful workplace
By D. Albert Brannen
There is honor and dignity in work. Successful employers understand this axiom and build workplaces in which their employees are respected.

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LEADERSHIP


Technology, innovation required to improve accounts receivable performance
By Scott Wolfe
The economic recession is disappearing and making way for a promising recovery period that challenges financial managers to be creative and strategic in managing their construction company's working capital. To meet the challenge, business owners and financial managers have access to technology improvements that are finally materializing after decades of promise and interesting data and analytics to help guide decision-making.
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The value of product recommendation marketing to small businesses
Business 2 Community
Many small to medium business owners have growing interests about using product recommendation engine which is being widely used by big companies like Amazon and Netflix as part of their data analytic system and business engagement process with their customers.
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3 powerful new ways your business can use social media
By Emma Fitzpatrick
The longer social media thrives, the bigger the role it will play in companies. Today, 81 percent of businesses both small and large are using social media. Out of those, 94 percent use it to communicate marketing messages. But this year social media should be more than just an outlet for your business's marketing messages. Read on to learn three new ways your business can use social media.
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What's first? How sequencing can improve your persuasion and win rates
By Joe Latta
When it comes to proposals and presentations, order matters. In fact, studies have found that even with outstanding, prospect-focused content, changing just its sequence can have profound effects on a prospect's understanding, recall and impression of your key messages. So let's discuss the connection between memory and order — and what it means for the structure of your next proposal or presentation.
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10 silly management games
SmartBlog on Leadership
Most managers are rationale, logical, practical problem solvers when they first get promoted. Then, through organizational conditioning, they learn to play silly games. They are like the frog in a pan of boiling water. The change is so gradual, these silly games eventually begin to feel like “real world management.”
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