April – Spring Issue
Spring Maintenance or starting a new project?
Decks add additional living space, beautify your yard and add value to the home. It’s estimated that 2.5 million new or replacement decks were built last year in North America. Almost every new home built today includes an elevated deck or porch. Existing decks on older homes are being replaced at a very high rate. The majority of decks built in Canada are still constructed from pressure-treated wood, but the fastest growing category of decking material is plastic composites. Now is the time for contractors to prepare for the decking season. Give your clients options that will enhance the look, quality and lifespan of their decks. Consider including the following solutions in your upcoming quotations: Assemble the deck to last!
Simpson Strong Tie
Simpson Strong Tie offers a SDWS Timber screw that is high strength and ideal for all types of outdoor projects. The Timber screw has a double-barrier coating which provides corrosion resistance, making this the right product to use on any exterior wood application. Provide a longer life for the deck under carriage
Waterproof with RESISTO JOIST GUARD
Apply RESISTO JOIST GUARD to double joists at the perimeter of the structure to seal joints between the wall of the house and the patio. JOIST GUARD comes in two different sizes, with a self-sealing membrane, and easy installation at any temperature. JOIST GUARD is compatible with most decking materials, including treated wood and composite materials.
Help customers choose a great-looking, low maintenance decking material
Trex has invented, defined and perfected the composite deck category with a lineup of low-maintenance, high-performance, eco-friendly products that fundamentally change the way we live outdoors. Designed so consumers can spend more time relaxing on their decks rather than working on them, a Trex deck will never rot, splinter or warp. Unlike wood, which is subject to weatherization, you’ll never spend a weekend sanding, staining or painting a Trex deck. Trex composite products are made of a unique combination of wood and plastic film, derived from reclaimed or recycled resources, including hardwood sawdust from woodworking operations as well as plastic film from many common household items – such as case overwraps, sandwich/bread bags, newspaper sleeves, dry cleaning bags and grocery/retail bags. To protect your deck from the environment in all seasons, you can apply a water sealant to help prevent splintering and discoloration caused by moisture.
Do you require a railing or deck lighting?
Regal Ideas has a number of railings and different lighting options including LED’s to enhance the evening atmosphere.
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