Decks & Porches

A European favorite makes a push into the American marketplace

AGS Stainless ReadyRail

Two kits are offered to accommodate up to 20 feet or 40 feet of level railing, with either top-mounted or side-mounted posts.

TrapEase 3 Composite Deck Screw

The system allows stick-fit and wobble-free installation to eliminate fastener strip-out.

Ply Gem Fence and Railing

The Performance Vinyl Railing collection now includes the color Black, available in 6-, 8-, and 10-foot lengths.

Simpson Strong-Tie Deck-Drive

Two types of screws are offered—one for wood decking and one for composite decking.

WOLF PVC Decking

The PVC core of the pieces contains no organic fillers, making them virtually impervious to moisture.

Zip-UP UnderDeck

Installation is accomplished easily with the five-component screw-in and zip-in-place system.

Trex Transcend Decking

Available in 12-, 16-, and 20-foot lengths, each grooved board accommodates the Trex Hideaway Hidden Fastening System

Source Outdoor Launches New Railings Department

Source Railings division will work closely with clients on an individual project basis to determine manufacturing and installation timeframes, preferred styles, custom finishes, and optimal materials.

100 Best New Products of 2014: Outdoor Living

The top outdoor living products from the past year based on Professional Remodeler reader feedback.

U.S. Demand for Wood-Plastic Composite & Plastic Lumber to Reach $5.5 Billion in 2018

Decking applications will account for more than two-fifths of composite and plastic lumber demand in 2018, comprising 19 percent of all decking demand.

The National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va.

Bedford was selected as the site for the D-Day memorial because the town suffered the greatest per capita loss of life during the invasion of any town in the country, according to the National D-Day Memorial Foundation.

More than 1,700 feet of decking was donated and installed as benches surrounding the Memorial’s central plaza.

Oxford Vinyl Railing with Glass Balusters System

The Oxford Vinyl Railing with Glass Balusters System is now available in Canada.

Code approval opens door to low-maintenance, stylish exterior residential design options.

Specification guidelines are included, along with sections covering fasteners and connectors, design values and proper storage, among other topics.

Clubhouse is 100-percent recyclable and does not require painting or staining.

Boards are available in a square edge or grooved profile, with high moisture and mold resistance.

All three colors provide scratch, stain, and fade resistance backed by a 25-year fade and stain warranty.

All four species feature a smooth surface; Ipe is also available with an anti-slip surface.

Galvanized steel and aluminum models are offered in addition to the traditional composite option. A total of 12 customizable options are available.

Sizes include 12-, 16-, and 20-foot lengths with color-coordinated fascia and riser.

They are made from high-strength aluminum alloy, contain a minimum of 70-percent recycled content.

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