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8 03, 2011

Calling All Fiberpros – Earn Up To $1000!

By |2021-08-30T08:40:34-05:00March 8th, 2011|Categories: Industry News, NADRA News, Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Earn up to $1000 for your knowledge! March 8, 2011 | Fiberon is starting a training program in conjunction with the North American Deck and Railing Association (NADRA). The first session will be at JLC Live in Providence, RI covering railing. We want to know your top tip or trick for [...]

7 07, 2010

The Foundation Of Being A Successful Contractor

By |2021-08-30T08:40:58-05:00July 7th, 2010|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , |

July 7, 2010 | All structures require a proper and solid foundation. In the long run, it won’t matter how well you frame, trim, or install any deck or building project if this effort is made on a weak or flawed footing. Short and long term problems will materialize. On a [...]

7 07, 2010

Deck Design Standards, Styles, and Trends

By |2021-08-30T08:40:58-05:00July 7th, 2010|Categories: Industry News|Tags: , , , , |

July 7, 2010 | Deck design involves the basic concepts of creating functional space, activity zones, and adapting details and styles that adds interest to blend in with a particular residence. It requires practical approaches to allow for egress areas to provide travel paths that don’t interfere with space usage. This [...]

7 07, 2010

Make Your Customers Happier By Charging Them More

By |2021-08-30T08:40:58-05:00July 7th, 2010|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , , |

July 7, 2010 | It is possible to make your customers and yourself happier by charging more. I’m not talking about charging more for the same thing you already do or more than what other contractors charge for the same thing. I’m encouraging you to incorporate as a standard a consistent [...]

12 05, 2010

Resurface Your Old Deck To Look Like New

By |2021-08-30T08:40:59-05:00May 12th, 2010|Categories: Tips & Tricks|Tags: , , , , |

May 12, 2010 | The easiest way to renew your pressure treated wood deck is to thoroughly clean it of dirt and debris. Also, make sure all the lumber fasteners are countersunk into the surface. Scrub rust marks and stains from the surface, then sand down any visible imperfections in the [...]

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