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As 2013 comes to a close, NADRA would like to wish its members, partners and other industry professionals a safe and happy holiday season. As we reflect on the past year for the industry, we would like to provide the readers of the NADRA Industry Update a look at the most accessed articles from the year. Our regular publication will resume Jan. 8.


Deck codes for 2015
Professional Deck Builder
From Jan. 30: Slap up the ledger, throw up some joists, lay down some decking and bolt on the railing. Those days are over, and it's a good thing. Deck construction techniques have long needed the code to come to bear on them. That came to pass with the publishing of the 2009 IRC. Now we're in the 2015 IRC development cycle and two old sayings come to mind: "Too much of a good thing" and "good things are worth waiting for."
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Up on the roof: Baltimore's best decks are sky-high
The Baltimore Sun
From July 24: When Greg and Heidi Bathon gaze out over the rail of their Federal Hill deck, they have a breathtaking view of the city, from the stadiums to the harbor and beyond. But when they turn around, their view of the deck itself is just as compelling.
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8 great products from the 2013 DeckExpo
Remodeling
From Nov. 27: Editors from Professional Deck Builder magazine toured the floor of the 2013 Deck Expo and found a range of great products and tools to use on your next deck.
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Survey: Top outdoor living trends for 2013
Fort Mill Times
From Feb. 27: American homeowners increasingly are drawn to adding outdoor rooms for entertaining and recreation on their properties, according to the 2013 Residential Landscape Architecture Trends survey conducted by the American Society of Landscape Architects. The results also show demand for both sustainable and low-maintenance design.
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26 great ideas for decks
Sunset
From June 19: A good deck can capture a view, create a comfortable outdoor room and add a feeling of spaciousness to your home by blurring the boundaries between inside and out. Here are 26 great ideas for decks.
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Top 5 social media trends for 2014
By Emma Fitzpatrick
Looking toward 2014 already? See what social media trends are coming over the horizon so you can stay ahead of the competition. Some networks are here to stay and will continue to grow, while others are already stale.

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Fiberon introduces Fiberon Paramount line of PVC wood-alternative decking
4-traders
Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing products, announces its new Fiberon Paramount line of PVC decking.

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8 great products from the 2013 DeckExpo
Remodeling
Editors from Professional Deck Builder magazine toured the floor of the 2013 Deck Expo and found a range of great products and tools to use on your next deck.

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How it's made: Composite decking
Fiberon
From April 3: If you are considering adding a deck or outdoor space to your home, it is important to understand the options available. From traditional wood to composite decking, there are several products on the market today that can help you create the deck you've always wanted. Composite decking is one of the most popular alternative decking products available and is longer lasting than a traditional wood deck. For many customers, the biggest questions are, what materials are in a composite deck and how does it last so much longer?
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Fiberon launches 5 new deck products at International Builders' Show
Business Wire via Enhanced Online News
From Jan. 30: Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, launched five new products at International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas.
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Winter uses for outdoor space
The Epoch Times
From Jan. 9: From dramatic fireplaces and radiant flooring to heated outdoor entertainment spaces, with winter upon us, how does one enjoy outdoor living space? Bringing the indoors out has long been desirable for those looking to enjoy their outdoor spaces year-round. An outdoor living space can be just that: A living space that serves as an additional room.
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Trex company debuts new Trex Select board profile ideal for commercial settings
PRNewswire via The Herald
From July 24: Trex Company, the world's largest manufacturer of high-performance wood-alternative decking and railing, announced that it will add a new board profile to its entry-level Trex Select decking and railing system.
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Outdoor rooms are in
Atlanta INtown
From June 12: Deep front and back porches are a Southern staple with Atlanta's temperate climate, but many homeowners are looking to turn the porch into something with a bit more pizazz. Outdoor rooms — from kitchens to family rooms to trendy mini-cinemas — are sought after extra space by homebuyers, and builders and designers are responding.
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