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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…

Structural Porch Posts

Three Common Questions (and Their Answers) In porch projects, getting the posts right can mean the difference between a structurally sound porch and one that puts people in harm’s way. In serving contractors, the three most common questions we hear from our customers are: What are the load tolerances of Superior Plastic Products porch posts?…

We’ve Remodeled Our Website!

To give you a more convenient and informative experience when you visit us online, we recently launched our new website. You’ll still find us at www.homesteadoutdoorproducts.com, only now you’ll discover we: Made it easier to find what you’re looking for. Provide more details about the products we carry. Made the design more attractive to the…

Practical Tips for Installing SCREENEZE®

Attractive and very easy to install, SCREENEZE® fixed screen system lets you transform your customers’ patios and porches into outdoor living spaces they’ll love. For the best results during installation, keep these two tips in mind: Install with consideration of sun exposure and temperature. In hot summer months, consider the porch location and temperature when…

Job Site Checklist

Boost Productivity and Keep Customers Happy A neat, well-organized job site affects customer satisfaction and how efficiently your crew can get the job done. Here’s a checklist of to-dos to help you deliver an exceptional customer experience and streamline your work: Visualize the flow of work in advance. Consider the layout of the job site…