Deck Specialist Magazine

Builders and contractors specializing in decks and outdoor living projects have a new resource to turn to for ideas and strategies for their business.

7 Steps to Safer, Stronger Decks

Building a safe deck requires research, proper hardware, and almost always the assistance of a professional builder or inspector. Of the 50 million decks in North America, it’s estimated that only half meet building code requirements.

5 Deck Trends for 2019

Heading into 2019, the composite decking and railing market continues to thrive. The segment is growing approximately 5% per year as decks remain a very popular investment for homeowners.

7 Trim Accessories to Complete the Deck

When it comes to decks, much thought is given to the planks, the colors, the layout, and even the railings and balusters. But even the most beautiful of outdoor spaces can feel incomplete if the designer and builder neglect the other important accessories: the trim.

Boost Sales with Treated Wood Training Course

Retailers and distributors can get a leg up on expanding treated wood sales by educating employees with a popular new online course developed by Western Wood Preservers Institute.

What to Expect in OSB

Demand for U.S. housing is trending steadily upward. One reason for this is shifting demographics. Certain key markets are experiencing a significant influx of new residents, creating immediate demand for housing and opportunities for OSB manufacturers to fine-tune their product mix and market positioning.

Roseburg Develops 7 EPD’s

Roseburg Forest Products, Springfield, Or., recently published its first verified Environmental Product Declarations, providing standardized and objective information about the lifecycle environmental impact of many of the company’s wood products.

New OSB Technologies Offer Solutions to Old Problems

If you’re still categorizing OSB as a commodity or treating it as an afterthought, it’s time to rethink your approach. Thanks to advances in manufacturing, OSB has evolved into a category where dealers can sell panels based on builders’ specific needs, from budget to functionality to labor concerns. Options abound, with some premium panels offering performance like never before.

The High Cost of Low Grade Lumber

One buyer reported that in late spring he visited a massive sawmill in Georgia. The facility was running at maximum capacity, while telling all callers they’d love to sell them lumber, but didn’t have a stick to spare.