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How the New Standards for Pressure-Treated Lumber Will Affect You

Recently, the American Wood Protection Association (AWPA) raised its U1 standard for preservative-treated lumber in certain above-ground applications. When officially adopted by building codes, the new standard will require UC4B-treated lumber to be used in above-ground applications where wood will be: Located less than 6 inches from the ground At risk of getting poor air…

Advantages of Trimax® for Framing

If you’re looking for structural composite lumber that’s a cut above others for applications such as docks, marinas, and other submerged (or close-to submerged) structures, consider Trimax®. It offers enhanced durability and is ultra-resistant to moisture, fungi, chemicals, and marine borers. Other advantages of Trimax structural lumber include: Long-lasting Easy to install and maintain Attractive…

Screen Railing for Bringing the Outdoors In–and Leaving the Bugs Outside!

When homeowners want to expand their living areas and enjoy the outdoors more, consider suggesting screen railing to them. At Homestead Outdoor Products, we offer ScreenRail (by Westbury® Aluminum Railing)—one of the most innovative, well-engineered screen railing products on the market. With options that include a structural balcony/railing system or a heavy-duty kick-panel system, ScreenRail…

Want ‘Superior’ Project Results?

Railing 5000: Superior Plastic Products’ 5000 Series railing provides an effective solution for medium- to large-sized projects. At a slightly larger size than most traditional railing offerings, this classic, lightweight, easy-to-install system adds beauty to any outdoor living area. It is available in two colors and baluster styles. Railing 7000: Getting ready to do a project on an…

Best Practices for Painting WOLF Trimboard

At Homestead Outdoor Products, we use WOLF trim-board, a cellular PVC trim that’s one of the best on the market. Although it doesn’t require painting for protection, by painting the trim with 100% acrylic latex paint or acrylic latex paint with urethane additive you can suit your customers’ tastes and sense of style. Paint life on trim-board is longer than on wood because it…

Keep It Simple: Giving You More of What You Want and Need

Superior Plastic Products is simplifying some of their product offerings. They’ve removed the tan color in brochures and catalogs so they can focus on the more versatile clay and almond colors. In addition to the color difference, Superior will also be phasing out: Tapered Fluted Columns All 4” & 5” Porch Posts in the following styles: Oxford, Raised Panel, Richmond, and Recessed Panel…

Product Spotlight: Evolve® Poly Material

[column-third-1-2] With Evolve® Poly material, which is available in an array of colors, you can create exterior designs that are both eye-catching and extremely durable. Cut it, rout it, and file it to any shape you need to achieve the look you want. With Evolve Poly material, you get the natural look of wood, without the maintenance hassles Evolve Poly material comes…