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  • NADRA's Georgia Chapter will be celebrating their Holiday Party this Thursday, Dec. 8. To learn more and to register for NADRA's Georgia Chapter Holiday Dinner, Click here. Deadline has been extended. Online registration will close as soon as the guest count reaches our max of 100 guests.

  • Good luck to all the NADRA New Jersey builders who entered New Jersey's 2011 Deck Competition! Registration for the New Jersey Deck Competition is officially closed and judging is now taking place. Good luck and thank you for entering!

  • To learn more and to register for NADRA's New Jersey Chapter Deck Awards and Holiday Dinner, where the 2011 New Jersey Deck Competition winners will be announced, Click here. Registration for dinner will remain open until event is sold out.

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    With construction market still slumping, deck makers work to stimulate demand
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    With the number of decks being built on an annual basis down 37 percent down from 2006, manufacturers of alternative decking think they can stimulate demand in the replacement market by concentrating on two areas: deck safety and the development of partnerships with homeowner associations. "This is a huge market for the industry if we could capture and replace even a small percentage" of the decks that exist in the 24.8 million units across the U.S. in association-governed communities, said Michael Beaudry, founder and executive vice president of the North American Decking and Railing Association. More

    Decked out with choices
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    Choosing material for a new deck used to be a simple proposition: There were pressure-treated lumber, which most people used, or fancier woods such as cedar, redwood and mahogany. Then came Trex, and a bunch of other composites, and the alternative decking market exploded. Cellular PVC, capped versus noncapped, decking made from recycled nylon carpet, special fasteners, not to mention all those railing systems. More

    TimberTech rolls out lighting options for decks
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    Wilmington, Ohio-based TimberTech has added three new lighting offerings for decks. TimberTech is now offering concealed under-rail lights. Easily installed inside the top rail between the balusters, they are practically unseen and bring soft and warm light that shines downward keeping the bulbs from falling directly into the line of sight, according to the company. More

    Emerging trends
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    Long a popular choice for commercial and multi-family applications, aluminum deck systems are gaining new acceptance from homeowners seeking low maintenance outdoor living spaces. "Aluminum is the perfect material for decking," says Don Garrison, general manager of FSI Home Products, Cullman, Al., which manufactures NextDeck and LockDry. "It's able to withstand the most extreme outdoor elements, weighs less than half of wood decking and is much stronger." More

    How regular inspections can prevent decks from becoming an outdoor safety hazard
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    Decks and balconies can easily become outdoor hazards if not regularly and effectively maintained by builders or homeowners. Like any other structure or building, a deck must be consistently kept in top condition to adequately resist certain stresses, including the weight of people and furniture. They should be capable of resisting lateral and uplift loads that can act on the deck due to wind or seismic activity, as well as comply with strict standards to ensure handrail and infill spacing safety. More

    Ecolife™ - Better Decks Cost Less

    Ecolife™ Stabilized Weather-Resistant Wood is an environmentally preferred building product that enhances the strength and long-term natural beauty of your deck projects - with significantly less maintenance.


    Important dates to remember

    • Dec. 8 - NADRA GA Chapter Meeting: Annual Christmas Party
    • Dec. 9 - Deadline to register for NADRA's New Jersey Chapter Deck Awards and Holiday Dinner. Please click here to learn more.
    • Dec. 14 - NADRA's New Jersey Chapter Deck Awards and Holiday Dinner at Ariana's Grand in Woodbridge, N.J., 6:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Click here to learn more.

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