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Deck codes for 2015
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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." More


NADRA New Jersey Chapter update
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Thank you in advance to WOLF, Mid-State Lumber and TREX who have already signed up for sponsorship of the 2013 New Jersey Deck Awards Dinner!
  • Thank you to all the NADRA builders who entered the deck competition! Your binders are being processed.
  • Become a sponsor of the New Jersey Chapter Deck Competition Awards Dinner: Sponsor form.
  • Register for New Jersey Chapter Awards Dinner: Register for dinner. Deadline is Feb. 11.

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Deck inspections: The most overlooked home maintenance task
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Deck inspections are quite possibly the most commonly overlooked home maintenance task. Perhaps it is because it is an outdoor extension of a home's living space, or perhaps it is due to its seasonality of active use. No matter the reason, it is critically important to perform this maintenance task regularly to avoid the dangerous risk of deck collapse. More

Universal launches Latitudes Wave decking at more affordable price point
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Universal Consumer Products, a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc., and manufacturer of Latitudes decking and railing products, unveiled an all-new Latitudes decking product at the International Builders Show in Las Vegas, which will offer many of the superior features of other Latitudes decking lines, at a more affordable price. More

Well-planned outdoor spaces can be like adding on a room
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Everyone enjoys a nice, well designed space inside his or her home to live, play and work. Everyone enjoy rooms that are well coordinated and flow well, have interesting wall hangings and art, conveniences we enjoy, favorite pieces of furniture, and pleasing colors and textures. More

Fiberon launches 5 new deck products at International Builders' Show
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Fiberon, a leading manufacturer of PVC and composite decking, railing and fencing products, launched five new products at International Builders’ Show in Las Vegas. More

Sales show consumers shop for and use grills year round
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When the temperatures drop, barbecue lovers turn up the heat. Year-round grilling is making business less seasonal for grill retailers and manufacturers in the United States and Canada. More

Make your patio an extension of your home
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If you're like many homeowners, you consider the patio an extension of your home. So it's fair to ask: Would you be just as comfortable nestled in with your favorite book or preparing a meal in your outdoor space as you would in your living room or your kitchen? More

More than 30 CertainTeed products take center stage at the 2013 International Builders' Show
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The CertainTeed Corporation exhibit at the 2013 International Builders' Show will serve as a valuable hub for building professionals looking to maximize their businesses and wow customers in the year ahead. More

Builders' Show: Colorful new Trex decking that resists mold
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For composite decking without the mold issues that plagued earlier products, Trex is showing off its latest line, Trex Select, at the International Builders' Show in Las Vegas. Also on display is a new tropical color for the premium Transcend line. More

A lumber boom that's built to last
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Chris McIver no longer winces when he looks at a map of his company's sawmills in British Columbia, Alberta and the U.S. South East. With the pain dissipating from an era of low lumber prices, McIver has turned optimistic and is pleased to see West Fraser Timber Co. Ltd.'s sawmills receiving a stream of orders from wholesalers and distributors. More


Compassion key to good customer service
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Compassion, not response time, is the key to quality customer service, new research shows. A study revealed that the emotional aspect of customer service is most critical, as 1 in 3 consumers prefer being treated well over having their issues immediately resolved. More

9 unusual, effective rules for successful meetings
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Brad Feld writes: The other day I got an email from my partner Jason with a photo of the Urban Airship Meeting Rules posted on the wall. They are so logical as to be rules that should apply to every meeting at every startup from now until forever. More

5 phrases guaranteed to boost your customer service
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Many times it's the simple words that make a big difference in customer service. Use these five phrases in your customer service training and efforts. More


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