Category Archives: The Homestead Post

Featured Homestead Outdoor Products Video: What is graspable handrail?

Check out our new video at homesteadoutdoorproducts.com/videos, featuring information to help contractors stay on top of building code requirements. Watch and listen as Homestead Outdoor Products’ Ken Burkholder explains the criteria that handrails must meet and where they must be installed to comply with IRC specifications.  Tune in to our other helpful videos, too, and…

Fiberon® Makes Marketing Hassle-free

Contractors don’t often have much time (or big budgets) for marketing and advertising efforts. Nor do most have writing or graphic design skills in-house to create professional marketing materials. However, Fiberon® makes it a breeze for contractors to overcome those hurdles with turnkey ads and pre-made social media content! Through Fiberon’s Digital Vault and free…

Product Spotlight: Wolf Portrait™ Siding

Wolf Portrait™ High-Density Cellular™ Siding has the rich look of expensive wood siding while offering superior strength and durability over wood, vinyl, and fiber cement siding products.  Homeowners will love this siding’s authentic high-definition wood-grain texture and its low-maintenance resiliency. There’s no rotting, splintering, chipping, or peeling—and it’s insect-resistant as well.  You’ll love that it’s…

Get Things Done—Step 5: Engage

“Engage,” the fifth step of the five-step process that David Allen describes in his book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity is mission-critical for contractors. It’s all about making wise choices to ensure you spend your energy on what’s most important at any given point in time. “Engage” entails deciding what action you…

Product Spotlight: Chesapeake Series Railing by Key-Link™

Homeowners who enjoy entertaining friends and family on their decks will love the new Key-Link™ Chesapeake Series railing! The attractive top rail, uniquely designed for deckboard, provides a perfect place for food plates and beverages while your guests are socializing.   Installation couldn’t be easier! Simply lay a composite, PVC, or wood deckboard on the…

Get Things Done—Step 4: Reflect

“Reflect” is the fourth step in the five-step process described in David Allen’s book Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity. “Reflect” involves regularly taking time to review what you’ve captured, clarified, and organized. The needs and priorities of your business will change over time; what you identified as necessary a month ago may…

Product Spotlight: Cascadia Railing System

Many customers prefer a sleek, contemporary design for their outdoor living spaces. At the forefront of that trend is the Cascadia railing system by AGS Stainless, Inc., which provides durability and a clean, tailored look without the need for custom design work.   Homestead Outdoor Products now sells Cascadia railing components, including top-mount posts, stainless…

Deck Flashing Makes a Difference

In fact, it can make a BIG difference when you consider that some contractors ignore this vital step in protecting their customers’ investment.  The Problem While decking and railing materials continue to evolve, providing long-lasting curb appeal and low maintenance, the wooden foundations underneath them often fail to keep up. Even pressure-treated wood becomes prone…