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As 2012 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 Wednesday, Jan. 2.

We tested it: How hot decking materials get
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From Aug. 29, 2012:Kevin Stevens writes: Earlier this summer I was reading an article about some folks who installed some aluminum decking. As a Denver-area deck builder and contractor it got me thinking about the thermal properties of various decking materials. Here in Colorado we get lots of sun and that translates to some hot surfaces. More

NADRA member Pat Noonan talks about deck safety after Forest Lake, Minn., deck collapse
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From Aug. 22, 2012:With news of the deck collapse at a home in Forest Lake, Minn., those who advocate for deck safety are speaking out. Pat Noonan runs O'Noon Deck & Basement Company in the Twin Cities and is a member of the North American Deck and Rail Association. NADRA is a national group that champions deck safety as a mission. Noonan says, on average, there is a deck collapse almost every single day in the United States. More

Top deck trends for summer 2012
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It's that time of year when homeowners are lured outside by the warm, sunny weather. Is your outdoor space ready to be enjoyed to the fullest? If your deck or patio needs updating, catching up on the top design innovations and trends will help you create an inviting area that will add value to your home investment. More

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Composite manufacturers roll out new decking    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
From March 7, 2012: As deck season approaches, manufacturers of composite deck boards are introducing new products — or expanding and improving old ones. Advanced Environmental Technologies Inc. is the proud parent of NanoShield, the first composite deck board to incorporate nanotechnology. The Springdale, Ark., company developed the new product in partnership with NanoMech, Fayetteville, Ark. The process bonds inorganic nanoparticles to treated wood particles to form a durable shell of similar composition. More

The right way to clean a deck
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From June 13, 2012: Kevin Stevens wrote: In the last few weeks, I have done a couple of deck restorations for some of my Denver-area carpentry clients. The first deck was a relatively new hardwood deck, which I have cared for in the past. It had been three years since I was last there performing routine maintenance. In our climate, this is a bit on the longish side for the oil-based products I prefer to use. More

New Jersey deck collapse sends five to hospital, including baby
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From April 11, 2012: An infant and four other people were taken to hospitals with what appeared to be relatively minor injuries after a second-floor deck collapsed in a quiet Westwood, N.J., neighborhood during an Easter afternoon get together. "It's a good thing there wasn't anyone underneath at the time," said Westwood Police Chief Frank Regino, who rushed to the scene. "It just gave way." More

BUILDER Magazine's 2012 Brand Study: AZEK Deck named No. 1 in quality
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From March 7, 2012: AZEK Deck was named the No. 1 brand in "Quality" in Builder Magazine's 2012 Brand Study in the composite/PVC decking category. Builder Magazine conducts a reader survey each year across 80 different product categories. More

Survey: What deck owners pine for
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From April 18, 2012: For many homeowners, the deck of their dreams is just that: Still a dream. That's the finding of a recent survey conducted on Facebook. More than 2,000 people responded to the query, "What would you do if you won $15,000 to spend on your deck?" Fans were asked to rate how strongly they felt about 11 different options, with one being least interested and 10 being the most interested. The No. 1 answer, with 47 percent giving it a 10, was to tear out the current deck and start over. More

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Deck collapse leaves 10 injured
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From July 18, 2012: The deck of a northwest Austin, Texas, home collapsed during a party, sending 20 or so people and debris scrambling down the canyon hillside below. Four people were sent to hospitals with serious injuries, mainly broken bones but nothing life threatening, Austin Fire Department spokesman Palmer Buck said. More

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