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New Product Spotlight: Wolf Portrait™ Siding

We are pleased to now offer Wolf Portrait Siding. Your customers will love its: Authentic wood-grain texture Superior protection against moisture InfinitySeam™ Technology, providing a precise fit Proprietary ColorWatch™ premium ASA capstock that helps block UV rays and prevent fading Wolf Portrait Siding is available in two collections and six colors. It’s made in the…

Wolf Distinction™ Railing

With the classic appeal of white painted wood and OptiBracket™ Technology, Wolf Distinction™ Railing makes an attractive and durable addition to outdoor living spaces.  It’s easy to install—with a simple all-in-one kit. It requires minimal maintenance. One versatile bracket supports 6-foot and 8-foot rail sections; connects 22.5°, 45°, flat, and stair; and hides out of…

Best Practices for Handling Two Common Issues With Railings

To help you navigate two challenges you might encounter with railings, we’re sharing the following helpful tips: Options for Handling Difficult Angles Installing railings can get tricky when circumstances present something other than straightforward 45° or 90° angles. Here are some options for dealing with odd horizontal plane angles: Poly blocks—These solid plastic blocks, which…

Advantages of Decking Patterns

When customers look for a contractor to install a deck, they may think of it as a commodity that any home improvement company can tackle. But a deck doesn’t have to be “just a deck.” Suggesting a decking pattern to your customer shows that a deck can be an attractive architectural feature and that you are a designer,…

Wolf Home Products Outdoor Cabinetry

We’re happy to now be offering Wolf Endurance™, aluminum cabinetry that stands up to wear and weather. Available in ash, black, and white powder- coated finishes, Wolf Endurance makes a visually appealing and versatile addition to outdoor living areas.* Homeowners will love how this cabinetry makes entertaining on decks and patios a breeze. It comes in…

Three Tips to Improve Your Sales Process

For many contractors, sales is one of the least favorite aspects of running a business. But it’s an important issue because your success can depend on it. Even if most of your customers come to you through referrals, you still have parts of the sales process to deal with. Keep the following tips in mind…

Deck Installation Tips for Winter

Installing decks when Mother Nature turns down the thermostat presents some seasonal challenges. Here are some quick reminders about what to be aware of when working with decking material in cold weather. When the temperature is cold (40° F or less), reduce the feed rate when cutting vinyl. This will help prevent chipping and breaking….