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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

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…

Advantages of Decking Patterns

Advantages of Decking Patterns 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…

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….

Clubhouse Decking Update

In our last newsletter, we mentioned the uncertain future of Clubhouse Decking. We have since heard that a Canadian company in Ontario, TRUNORTHDECK™, has bought it and is planning to keep it on the market. We expect that until production is back in full gear supplies may be limited.

Breaking News: An Uncertain Future for Clubhouse® Decking

We’ve recently learned that Tapco, the manufacturer of Clubhouse® decking, plans to discontinue the Club-house product line. A press release revealed that Tapco is exiting the decking and railing market so it can focus on other building categories. The Not-so-good News The timeline for when Clubhouse decking will no longer be available from Tapco isn’t…