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NADRA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner
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The North American Deck and Railing Association would like to invite you to The National Aquarium in Baltimore from 6 to 10:30 p.m on Wednesday, September 15 for the NADRA Annual Meeting & Awards Dinner.

The evening will begin with our Annual Cocktail Reception & Annual Meeting which is open to all industry professionals, members and non-members alike. Following the Annual Meeting we invite you to join us for a strolling supper through four levels of awe-inspiring exhibits and beautiful views of the Inner Harbor. We will end the night by announcing the winners of NADRA's first-ever National Deck Competition!

If you are a NADRA builder or know a builder who would be interested in entering, please check out to enter today. Deadline for competition entries is August 20. We hope you will join us!

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NADRA National Deck Competition
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NADRA is very excited to announce our first-ever National Deck Competition. Within these pages you will find all the information and submittal instructions you need to enter the deck competition! The deadline for entries is August 20. Winners will be announced on September 15, at NADRA's First Ever National Awards Ceremony taking place at The National Aquarium in Baltimore. More

Real wood: It's always been a part of our world and it always will be
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Celebrate wood and build new partnerships at the First-Ever Wood Pavilion at this year's DeckExpo.

From an early age, real wood has a special place in our lives. Now, it has a special place at DeckExpo as well. It's called the Wood Pavilion and it is everything wood. From wood decking manufacturers to the companies that make the tools that harness the natural beauty of wood, you'll find them all here. Want to be part of the Wood Pavilion? Visit and join us. Then, carve out some time to build stronger partnerships.

The Wood Pavilion is presented by Real Outdoor Living and NADRA.

REMINDER: NADRA Pennsylvania chapter meeting Thursday at 6 p.m.
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For those in the area, be sure to attend NADRA's Pennsylvania chapter meeting on Thursday, July 22. The meeting will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Black Bear Room at the Cabela's located at 100 Cabela Drive, Hamburg, Pa. The meeting free to attend and is open to both NADRA members and non-members. We look forward to seeing you there! More

Inspect Your Deck - New Video

Deck collapse is a serious problem, but can be prevented. Simpson Strong-Tie and the Home Safety Council created this short educational video about the importance of inspecting decks each year. WATCH NOW

Important dates to remember
  • August 10 - Atlanta Chapter Meeting at 5 p.m. - Location TBA.
  • October 19 - Atlanta Chapter Meeting at 5 p.m. - Location TBA.

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Join NADRA today!
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NADRA is made up of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. By working together we can be one voice for the industry and deliver a clear message to the consumer and the code development bodies. NADRA serves as a trade association with emphasis on safe building practices and deck safety. More

Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® Wood
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Wolman® Wood Care Products has released an informational packet outlining the features and specifications of their Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® Wood.

Download the Wolmanized® Residential Outdoor® Wood Informational PDF here.

Deck maker Fiberon boosts production
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Sometimes, new colors can change the sales dynamic even in an economy that could still use a boost and that's what it has done for wood composite and cellular PVC decking manufacturer Fiberon LCC. Without providing production numbers, the privately owned New London, N.C. company said July 7, that it has increased production capacity for its wood composite Horizon line of decking by 300 percent since January and that it has plans for additional expansion. More

Latitudes® Builder Rewards Program
Earn dozens of great prizes every time you purchase Latitudes Decking or Railing products. Save up for that trip or roll unused points over until next year. Sign up today. MORE

Trex® Receives ICC-ES SAVE Verification for Recycled Content
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Trex Company, the nation's largest manufacturer of wood-alternative decking, railing and fencing, has received a Verification of Attributes Report (VAR-1011) from the International Code Council Evaluation Service® (ICC-ES) under the Sustainable Attributes Verification and Evaluation (SAVE) Program™. The VAR provides independent, third-party confirmation that Trex's wood-alternative products are manufactured with a minimum of 95.4 percent recycled content. Trex is the first wood-alternative decking manufacturer to obtain an ICC-ES SAVE verification. More

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'Decking' out the lawn with a space for entertaining
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Decks not only provide a space for outdoor entertaining, they also can add aesthetic appeal to a home's posterior. That is, if there is a deck and the deck in question is in good repair. Either way, there is a plethora of options for both sprucing up an existing deck and creating a brand-new one. "One of our reps told us that three years ago, they only had about 60 products, and today, they have about 600 options — it's pretty overwhelming. There are a lot of pretty cool things you can do to make the outdoor living aspect a bigger, nicer reality," said Paul Aggeler, owner of John's Lumber. More

Many ways deck can be environmentally friendly
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A deck can be energy efficient in several ways. If having a deck allows you to spend more time outdoors, then you should be able to set your central air condition thermostat higher during the primary times you are outdoors. Setting it higher — even for just a few extra hours each day — significantly can cut your electric bills. A properly designed deck with a pergola or some type of tall side wall also can provide shade for your house. This is particularly helpful if it can shade the glass patio door. A tremendous amount of heat transfers in through a large glass door when it is exposed to the direct afternoon sun. More

Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less
Build Better, Build Greener with Ecolife™ Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood. Built-in weathering protection and stabilizing properties dramatically reduce cracking, warping and splitting for fewer CALLBACKS. MORE

Deckorators® introduces Aluminum Railing System!

Kits work with many existing Deckorator balusters including classic & architectural styles. More

Get Inspired By The Possibilites.

Clean lines. Fast installation. Longer post life. Try them on your next project. More

Superior Plastic Products Inc.

Clean, crisp detail complements exceptional style from classic to contemporary. Premium quality vinyl post & railing, fencing and specialty products are built to last a lifetime. More

Screw Products, Inc.

Visit and discover the benefits of our "Star Drive" wood screws and decking fasteners.

The Luxwood Corporation

Simple easy to use design software when the bill of materials must match the design More


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