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22 04, 2020

The Overuse of the words: “uncertain times”

By |2020-07-06T15:29:21-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, Leadership, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , |

By: Heather A. Marchand I use gmail. If I click on my "promotions" tab, I can guarantee that 8 out of 10 promotional emails use the word "uncertain". In fact, just for fun, I searched my email for "uncertain". How many times do you think I found the word?  TWO HUNDRED [...]

8 04, 2020

A Simple Recipe for Contractors Part Three:

By |2020-07-06T14:06:28-05:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Bobby Parks, Business Practices|Tags: , , |

Leveraging Your Photos, By: Bobby Parks Photos are your visual resume that illustrates your capabilities as a builder and shows your style and creativity through a recorded image history. You’re often being accepted or rejected before you even know you’re being checked out when your website is visited as potential customers [...]

7 04, 2020

When the Building Department Closes

By |2020-07-06T15:09:03-05:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

By: Glenn Mathewson Let’s avoid the discussion about “why” building departments are closing, reducing services, or not doing certain inspections.  For virus advice, please head to the CDC or your local health department. In this article, let’s use our First Amendment right and discuss ideas for deck builders that need and [...]

6 04, 2020

Why Nichigo G-Tape on Decks?

By |2020-07-06T14:56:52-05:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, Product Highlight, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , |

As originally published on Nichigo G-Tape’s website HERE Water finds a way.  In the construction industry, it is always important to keep that in mind. Water ALWAYS finds a way. This is especially true when it comes to deck building.  All things being equal, wood rot is one of the first [...]

4 04, 2020

TREX BRINGS SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS TO HGTV® SMART HOME 2020 

By |2020-07-06T15:12:42-05:00April 4th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , , , , , |

Eco-friendly, Low-maintenance Products Create Exquisite Outdoor Living Spaces WINCHESTER, Va., April 2, 2020 – From the Steel City to a modern city with green spaces, sustainable buildings and vibrant innovation, Pittsburgh offers an ideal location for the HGTV® Smart Home 2020. This year’s home is a natural fit for the city [...]

26 03, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) & The Outdoor Living Industry

By |2020-07-06T14:38:52-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , |

A Resource Guide by NADRA.org We have written and re-written a number of letters to address how COVID-19 is affecting our industry. And the next day things change so drastically, we scratch that letter and start again. Perhaps you’ve found yourself doing the same thing in your business! So here we are.  Grocery stores [...]

11 03, 2020

NADRA Code Update

By |2020-07-06T15:09:03-05:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Deck Safety, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

March 11, 2020: ASCE-7 Subcommittee meeting on Minimum Design Loads: By: Mark Guthrie, NADRA Code Committee Members of NADRA's Code Committee participated in a call held last Wednesday by the ASCE-7 Subcommittee on Minimum Design Loads.  We were there due to a proposal under consideration by this influential group of engineers [...]

11 03, 2020

A Simple Recipe For Contractors Part Two:

By |2020-07-06T14:05:57-05:00March 11th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Bobby Parks, Business Practices|Tags: , , |

Referrals, Websites, and Social Media, By: Bobby Parks In part one  of “A Recipe For Contractors” I shared views on the importance of a contractor’s building philosophy, choice of project deliveries, and messaging.  In this second segment, I’ll share my thoughts on additional ingredients with referrals, websites, and social media. It’s a combination [...]

4 03, 2020

Outdoor Shower Kits Offered by RDI

By |2020-07-06T15:12:42-05:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Industry Brief, Industry News, Press Release|Tags: , , , |

Galloway, NJ – March 4, 2020 – RDI, a leading manufacturer of railing and outdoor living products, offers customers an easy solution for creating an outdoor oasis with their Outdoor Shower Kits. Outdoor showers are a hot home feature these days. This back-to-nature haven is especially smart for those who have a [...]

26 02, 2020

Question & Answer with NADRA.org

By |2020-07-06T15:23:01-05:00February 26th, 2020|Categories: Ask NADRA, Building Codes, Business Practices, Industry Brief, Industry News|Tags: , , , , , , |

An on-going series of inquiries from consumers & industry professionals sent to Info@NADRA.org. Question #1: "I am planning a deck on the back of my home. I am wondering if I am missing something. I want to use 6x6 post and notch them for my beam and rim joist as one, then just carry [...]