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Decks one of the best home improvements money can buy
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Homeowners renovate for two basic reasons: money and fun. Or, more precisely, they undertake home improvements to improve their home's resale value or their enjoyment of their house. The best home improvements, however, are ones that deliver on both objectives. More

Fiberon adds NADRA membership promotion to Fiberpro Deck Dollars Program
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Fiberon has announced a new incentive for deck builders to join the North American Deck and Railing Association, further enhancing professional opportunities for members of the decking and railing industry. Throughout 2011, deck builders who sign up as a FiberPRO and make a Fiberon purchase through its Deck Dollars Rebate Program will receive 50 percent reimbursement of their annual NADRA membership dues. More

2011 lumber forecast: The future looks better, but proceed with caution
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What does 2011 have in store for the lumber industry? Questions like this are difficult to answer even when the economy is healthy. When the economic data has been sending mixed signals, however, wading into the forecasting arena can be treacherous. Now, more than almost any time in our history, John Kenneth Galbraith's observation that "the only function of economic forecasting is to make astrology look respectable" rings true. More

Heavy snow causes Oregon deck to collapse
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An Oregon teen got a scary surprise when the snow-covered wooden balcony he had just stepped onto collapsed and fell about four feet. Last week 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

Fortress Introduces Fe26 Vienna Railing

Fe26 Vienna Railing embodies old world charm and elegance, which is coupled with its modern and simple design for easy installation. The result is quality railing that is absolutely timeless. Paying tribute to unique architectural design, Fe26 Vienna Railing blends historic style with modern elegance.

Clouds save construction IT dollars
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These days the small to medium-sized contractor has all the means necessary to compete with their larger counterparts in the marketplace — at least from an IT perspective. At a time where IT dollars are at a premium and contractors cannot afford to take on added staff, technology providers are doing all they can to ensure the cost to deploy and manage IT isn't the factor standing in the way of your firm competing on a large-scale basis. More

US economy grows less than estimated as state budget cuts deepen
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The U.S. economy grew at a 2.8 percent annual rate in the fourth quarter, slower than previously calculated and less than forecast as state and local governments made deeper cuts in spending. The revised increase in gross domestic product compares with a 3.2 percent estimate issued last month and a 2.6 percent gain in the third quarter, figures from the Commerce Department showed. 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

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Be among the first to learn NADRA news and updates by joining us on Facebook. Network with other NADRA members. Check out their deck photos or product promotions from manufacturer members. Join your local chapter's Facebook page and see pictures from local events or accept invitations to local meetings. More

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Important dates to remember

  • March 2-5 - Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo in Salt Lake City
  • March 8 - NADRA New England Chapter meeting at 5 p.m. in Watham, Mass. More details to be announced later.
  • March 23 - NADRA Networking Dinner Reception at The Providence Biltmore, Rhode Island. Visit for more information.
  • March 23-26 - JLC Live Residential Construction Show in Providence, R.I.
  • March 24 - NADRA Education - Providence, R.I. Visit for more information.
  • April 6-8 - Atlantic Builders Convention in Atlantic City, N.J.
  • April 13 - NADRA Minnesota Chapter meeting at 5:15 p.m. at the Kambium offices located at 21600 Hamburg Ave, Lakeville, Minn., 55044. More details to be announced later.

For more details on NADRA Events, email your questions to

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

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