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As 2011 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. 4.

AZEK adds wow factor at IBS with several new products
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Feb. 2, 2011 issue: At the International Builders Show in Orlando, Fla., AZEK Building Products introduced more than a dozen new product solutions for outdoor living and exterior improvements. AZEK had so many new products in fact, the company had to take out an entire second booth, appropriately dubbed The AZEK New Products Pavilion, which attracted show attendees, print media and TV crews. More

Best Decking: 2011 Readers' Choice Awards winner announced    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
March 16, 2011 issue: It was a close race throughout the voting period, but TimberTech received the most votes. Many readers were quite vocal about their reasons for choosing certain finalists. In fact, the conversation will continue in a new feature to be introduced soon. Congratulations to the winner and all the finalists — these companies and products have many fans out there. More

The 5 states where housing will recover 1st
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Jan. 26, 2011 issue: Housing was predicted to rebound moderately in 2011 and should gain even more steam in 2012. But it was foretold the recovery in home building and home sales would vary widely from one part of the country to another, with the states that had the most success during the boom times of the last decade being the last to come back from their historic bust, according to an analysis from the Portland Cement Association. More

Trex Company introduced DeckWorks deck design software
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Jan. 12, 2011 issue: Trex Company introduced a deck design program for contractors, designers and landscape architects. According to a release, DeckWorks operates as a plug-in for the Vectorworks, platform, allowing professionals to produce and output realistic 3-D photo renderings of outdoor living spaces for their customers. More

Deck builders shell out extra for capstocks
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Jan. 12, 2011 issue: A trend in 2010 in composite decking was going all vinyl — but just on the surface. Several major manufacturers introduced hybrid lines: composite deck boards encased in an all-vinyl "capstock." The harder outside shell is said to provide greater durability and resistance to staining, scratching, fading and moisture. It can be cleaned up with soap and water, and produced in rich, dark colors. More

The 1 percent rule: Entrepreneurs beware
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July 6, 2011 issue: Dave Lavinsky wrote, "Do you still have your high school yearbook? I do. I don't look at it very often. But when I do, it's pretty cool to see the pictures of me and my friends. And to read all the comments my friends wrote in it. But I learned that yearbooks have gotten a whole lot better. I learned this when my son Max graduated from the fifth-grade. I mean, the yearbook he brought home from school was simply incredible." More

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WOLF ramped up production of PVC decking
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June. 8, 2011 issue: York, Pa.-based WOLF ramped up production of its WOLF PVC Decking — less than six months after the January 2011 introduction of the line, the company announced. WOLF President Craig Danielson said independent dealers who have evaluated the product have increased demand for the decking "dramatically," he said. More

Growth problem on deck could mushroom
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Oct. 12, 2011 issue: A report from the U.S. Forest Service found that using wood in building products yielded fewer greenhouse gases than other common building materials, such as concrete and steel. According to the report, which analyzed dozens of peer-reviewed scientific studies, 2.1 tons of greenhouse gases were saved for each ton of carbon in wood products versus non-wood materials. More

Heavy snow caused Oregon deck to collapse
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March 2, 2011 issue: An Oregon teen got a scary surprise when the snow-covered wooden balcony he had just stepped onto collapsed and fell about four feet. In the Tamarack Park development in northeast Bend, Ore., the deck of a house crashed to the ground after collecting a mound of wet, heavy snow. More

Split decision: The decking market is skewing toward high- and low-end products
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Jan. 19, 2011 issue: The product itself may be flat, but the key shape in decking's future is a dumbbell. That's how decking experts predicted the sales chart for their market will look in coming years. The bulge on one end will be taken up by low-cost wooden decking products, they said, while the bulge on the other is where you'll find much more expensive, plastics-based goods. That evolution toward a dumbbell market is only one of several major trends that are taking place in the decking market. More

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