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'Like' NADRA on Facebook to gain access to Deck Builder Survey and Results!
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NADRA is seeking the opinions of the nation's top deck builders regarding their current and projected demand for decking materials (wood, composite, PVC), as well as the importance of various product selection criteria: appearance, price, product performance and brand. The survey is for deck builders only, however, if you are an industry professional, go ahead and "Like" NADRA's Facebook fan page! NADRA will be posting survey results in the weeks ahead on Facebook. More

Send us your local codes
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Quality products take time and effort to produce. They take research, preparations and planning. One such quality product on the horizon for NADRA is a "NADRA Deck Construction Standard," or some sort of similar title. With so much information available online for deck construction, it's hard to know what sources are legitimate and reputable. There's quite a mix of opinions online and in practice. As the nation's only association for professionals in the deck and railing industry, maybe we should work to produce a new standard ... a NADRA standard. Together, our membership spans the entire industry and can provide the best foundation for our country to build the next generation of decks on. More

DeckExpo, Baltimore

Do you have a special event happening in Baltimore during DeckExpo?
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If you are a NADRA member and have a special event or promotion happening at DeckExpo 2012, we want to hear about it! Send us your news and we will post it in the following media outlets:
  • NADRA's Homepage Calendar
  • The Weekly Industry Update (NADRA's Brief)
  • NADRA's Social Media Networks
Just another benefit of NADRA Membership! Send your DeckExpo events and promotions today to

NADRA's big night, Baltimore 2012 — Call for sponsors!
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We are gearing up for another big night in Baltimore during DeckExpo 2012. NADRA is now accepting sponsors for our big event on Wednesday, Oct. 10. Reserve your spot now. Here is a link to the 2012 sponsorship form. Please call or email with any questions: 215.679.4884/ We hope you will join us on Oct. 10! Registration and event details will be available in the near future. More

Join us at the Hilton hotel in Baltimore!
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The Hilton is NADRA's Official Hotel for DeckExpo 2012! If you are a member of NADRA, are thinking about joining or ready to network with the best in the industry ... the Hilton will be our official party headquarters! We invite you to join us at the Hilton during your stay in Baltimore. MORE

NADRA Education at DeckExpo, Master Deck Professional — 'Codes and Standards'
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New in 2012, NADRA is offering the four-part Master Deck Professional — "Codes and Standards." A companion book can be purchased through the online attendee registration system and NADRA members can sign up to take the Master Deck Professional Exam. More


Important dates to remember
  • Aug. 14 — New Jersey Chapter Meeting at The Chimney Rock Inn
  • Aug. 21 — Atlanta Chapter Meeting, time and place TBA
  • Oct. 8-12 — DeckExpo, Baltimore — NADRA Main Event Sponsorship Opportunities, Silent Auction, etc. Click Here
  • Oct. 22-23Composite Decking & Railing Conference — JW Marriott Buckhead Atlanta
For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to


Before the cookout, make these critical deck checks    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
Cracks, dirt and mildew are obvious tip-offs that it's time to refinish your deck. But signs of an unsafe deck are often less obvious. If yours was built before 2004, it's probably made of chromated copper arsenate lumber. Regular refinishing helps seal in the toxic arsenic that CCA decking contains. If the finish is flaking, we suggest calling a pro equipped to safely refinish it, removing the old finish, dust and debris. More

Natural inspirations for Duradek decking
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Duradek, the original walkable roofing membrane responded to market demands for naturally inspired colors and textures, and launched a new line in its extensive collection of 60 mil vinyl colors and patterns. The Forest Floor line of waterproof vinyl was an instant favorite with designers and home owners alike, and Duradek is now proud to introduce the second selection in this unique and popular pattern More

Start enjoying your deck after one day's work
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Most deck owners know that one of the keys to keeping their decks looking good is staining it every few years. However, while deck staining is a process that most homeowners are capable of doing themselves, finding the time to do it can be difficult. With the right approach and the right products, you can get everything done in just one day and spend the rest of the year enjoying your newly stained deck. More

Trex launches 'Summer Comfort' sweepstakes on Facebook
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To kick off the first day of summer and reward its Facebook fans, Trex is launching a four-week sweepstakes that will give away some of the brand's most popular seating options, including two Yacht Club rockers, one 48-inch and one 60-inch Yacht Club bench. More

Bad hot tub motor leads to California deck blaze, 1 firefighter hurt
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A firefighter suffered a minor burn to his left hand while assisting in putting out a small fire to the wood deck of a Laurel Canyon, Calif., home, a fire official said. Paramedics took the injured firefighter to an area hospital where he is expected to be treated and released. More


Don't do office politics? Then you don't do leadership
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Samuel Bacharach writes: Recently a corporate executive told me, "I don't do politics." If you don't do politics, how are you going to get anything done? It is a simple reality that political competence is an essential part of leadership and entrepreneurial success. So why do you recoil from the word? The problem, of course, is with the word itself. More

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