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Structural Posts and Columns You’ve Got Options!

[column-half-1] [/column-half-1] [column-half-2]When a job calls for posts and columns for support, you have more to choose from than you might realize. Depending on the project’s needs, you can select posts according to their load ratings and the styles of their attachments. Either vinyl or aluminum posts could make a good choice for your projects.[/column-half-2] Here’s some additional info about each:…

Open House Winter Workshop.

[column-third-1-2] Join us on Wednesday, February 3, 2016, at 905 West Main Street in New Holland for a FREE hot breakfast, followed by four half-hour sessions packed full of product tips that will take your capabilities to the next level. Representatives will be here to share their knowledge and answer your questions. Gain new info and…

Three Things to Keep in Mind When Ordering and Installing Custom Railing

[column-third-1-2] Be sure you get the right fit by following these helpful tips: When ordering, provide us with the diagonal length of the railing and an averaged rise and run of the stair tread. Giving us the overall rise and run will result in the right railing length only if you’ve measured where the posts will be located. You’ll need universal brackets…

Vinyl vs. Aluminum Railing

[column-third-1-2] WHICH IS BETTER, VINYL OR ALUMINUM RAILING? According to Benjamin Kauffman, Regional Sales Manager at Superior Plastic Products, the answer depends on the project and the customer. “Both offer advantages. Several factors, including specific application, a customer’s style and design preferences, budget, and other considerations, can make one a better choice than the other…

Privacy Fencing

[column-third-1-2] With lives that are busier than ever, more homeowners are looking to make their backyards a place where they can relax after long days at work, enjoy catching up with their families, and entertain friends—without interruption and in privacy. According to Amos Kauffman, Marketing Director at Superior Plastic Products, privacy fencing offers a way to make that happen. A vinyl privacy fence…

Six Reasons to Choose Vinyl Fencing

With an array of fencing choices available to your customers, you need to be knowledgeable about each option. Giving customers the best, not the cheapest, fencing solution is the way to provide the most value—and to ensure customers are happy for the long term. Vinyl fencing, in particular, offers numerous advantages over other types of…

Tips for Giving Customers Value and Gaining Referrals

A job well done isn’t the only thing customers consider before recommending contractors to their friends, family, and neighbors. Here are some quick tips for adding value and gaining customer confidence: Sweep up—Clean up after yourself, so you’re not leaving unsightly debris on your customer’s property. Stay off the lawn—Do your best to minimize where…

Do’s & Don’ts of Caring for Composite Decks

While composite decks require far less maintenance than wood decking, they do need some minimal care to keep them looking their best. You can ensure a top-notch customer service experience by giving homeowners the information they need to properly care for their composite decks. After you’ve installed composite decking, share these simple tips with your…