Deck Specialist Magazine

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

Bringing the Indoors Out with Southern Cypress

Decks, patios and porches have long been popular for relaxing and entertaining guests, but today’s homeowners are increasingly requesting spaces that are even more functional—outdoor rooms. To meet these needs, design professionals and builders are relying on products, such as cypress, that offer good looks, durable performance, and versatility for indoor and outdoor use.

Marketing Tips for Retailing Lumber

As the trend in showrooms become an obvious necessity, often we see retailers forget to promote one of their most profitable stock items, treated lumber.

D-Blaze Certified for 2-Hour Wall Assembly

Design No. V335, available at UL’s Online Certifications Directory, will allow architects and specifiers to design FRTW walls with brick, stucco, fiber cement, and other approved UL exterior facings.

West Fraser’s moisture resistant MDF EcoPlus MR50

The product is composed of 100% western white softwoods

CertainTeed Buys Hunter Douglas’ North American Ceilings Business

CertainTeed Corp., Malvern, Pa., has agreed to purchase Hunter Douglas’ North American ceilings business.

The Rise of Primed Fingerjointed Trim

Exterior trim is often overlooked as an essential point for curb appeal when building or remodeling.

Get Up to Speed on Latest Trends in Tools & Hardware

After nearly a decade of struggling to add able bodies to the workforce, employers filled 61,000 new jobs in February—the biggest monthly increase in 11 years, according to the U.S. Labor Department.

Composites Get Cool and Cooler

Wood-plastic composites are increasingly becoming a popular option for homeowners and builders who are looking for an alternative to traditional wood decking. This is largely due to manufacturing advances related to beauty and performance.