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Capped Composite Decking Versus PVC Decking: What’s the Difference Anyway?

Customers look to their contractors for expert guidance on which decking material will serve them best in looks, durability, and price. So, when faced with the choice between capped composite or PVC decking, which should they pick? In our local area, many property owners choose PVC decking. Composite decking, however, has become a fan favorite…

Build On Trust—Jump-start 2019 at Our Open House Winter Workshop

When: Wednesday, February 6, 2019. FREE hot breakfast at 6:30 a.m.; workshops begin at 7:30 a.m. Where: Homestead Outdoor Products, 905 W. Main St., New Holland, Pa. Why: Learn valuable business-building tips and product information to help you succeed in 2019. This year’s 20-minute workshops include: Reputation Building: Todd Burgard of Burgard Design will discuss…

Tips for Defining Your Business’s Focus

Don’t try to be all things to all customers. If you’re always coming in too low on Home Advisor quotes or losing your shirt on budget-conscious residential customers, you’re seeing signs that maybe you’re pursuing or taking work that isn’t a good fit for your company.  Have a company mission statement that defines your vision…

Then and Now: Horse Fencing

VINYL HORSE FENCES—THEN Way back when, in colonial times, whitewashed wood board rail fencing was the traditional choice for agricultural and other utilitarian purposes. It became known as “horse fencing” because it was ideal for keeping horses corralled. Because the fences were made of wood, they became a major spring project as miles upon miles…

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…