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Chris Camfferman

Director of Category Marketing – Outdoor Living, Home and Décor



For Immediate Release

 This Old House names Deckorators® Vault Decking a

Top 100 Best New Home Product for 2016


Grand Rapids, Mich., November 3, 2016 – The many unique strengths and benefits of Deckorators® Vault Decking have been recognized by This Old House magazine, which named Vault as one of the Top 100 Best New Home Products of 2016, which are “must-haves” for homeowners.  Deckorators is a brand in the Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI: Nasdaq) family of companies.

According to a letter from the publication’s Editor In Chief Susan Wyland, these Top 100 best new products are “game-changers that we believe will make a difference in the lives of our readers and their families….”

The magazine examined hundreds of products in seven categories: Kitchen, Bath, Tools, Building Products, Home Tech, Finishing Touches and Outdoor Living. Vault was named a best new home product in the Building Products category.

Made with patented EovationsTM technology, Deckorators Vault decking is a revolutionary product that’s stronger, lighter and more stable than other wood-alternative decking products. No other product is made of the same components or process, so no other can come close to offering its many benefits. It won’t mold or rot, it’s virtually unbreakable, and it comes in two beautiful colors: dusk and mesquite.  A third color, hickory, is being introduced in 2017. In addition, Vault is backed by Deckorators’ industry-leading 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty.

“There are few publications as respected as This Old House, and to be included in this list is not just an honor, it is testament to the unparalleled benefits and strengths of Vault,” said Chris Camfferman, director of category marketing for Universal Forest Products, the parent company of the Deckorators brand.  “We have long known that Vault is a shining star in our portfolio. Coming from This Old House, this is the ultimate recognition.”

You can find the “TOH Top 100” at and on newsstands. For more information on Deckorators Vault decking, including where to buy it, visit

About This Old House

This Old House is the number one multi-platform home enthusiast brand, serving over 15 million consumers each month with trusted information and expert advice through its award-winning television shows This Old House and Ask This Old House, its highly regarded This Old House magazine and its inspiration and information-driven digital properties, including Established as This Old House Ventures, LLC, the company is headquartered in Stamford, CT, with offices in New York, Detroit, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Atlanta, and Concord, Mass. 

About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in deck railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative deck railing accessory products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinct deck products allows both DIYers and builders the opportunity to express personal creativity on their deck, as they do in their homes. Universal Consumer Products offers a large portfolio of outdoor living products, including wood composite decking, decorative balusters, post caps and plastic lattice.

To learn more about Deckorators railing and railing accessories, visit or call 800-332-5724.

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Eovations, LLC, an affiliate of Universal Forest Products, Inc., (Nasdaq: UFPI), is a technology-driven company founded to bring patented EovationsTM technology to commercialization in a broad range of applications. Eovations licenses the use of components made with Eovations technology to independent product manufacturers for predefined applications. The company also licenses independent manufacturers to use Eovations technology in their own operations for pre-defined applications. Eovations technology was originally developed by The Dow Chemical Company. Headquartered in Bay City, Mich., USA, Eovations, LLC is pursuing licensing relationships for Eovations technology with leaders in product innovation globally. For more information, go to


Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries throughout North America, Europe,  Asia and Australia that supply wood, wood composite and other products to three robust markets: retail, construction and industrial.  The Company was founded in 1955 and is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information about Universal Forest Products, Inc., and its affiliated operations, go to