Tread on them

by Kacey Larsen


How does your decking help residential remodelers?

Outdoor Living has grown exponentially over the past several years. Homeowners are maximizing space and extending their living areas outwards, making their decks a true extension of the home. Duradek provides an attractive, skid resistant surface without the maintenance required with traditional wood decks. More importantly, the solid surface allows elevated decks to provide additional dry space below for extra storage and gives rooftop decks reliable waterproofing for living space below.

What’s the next advancement in the decking and hardscape market?

People desire naturally inspired colors and textures for their functional outdoor living space. Products that are both attractive and serve a functional purpose, like Duradek’s waterproof walking deck surfaces, target both the practical needs of waterproof protection and unique design desires for outdoor living surfaces. A combination of function and design using patterns and color tones that subtly emulate natural inspirations invites harmony to exterior design schemes, allowing deck designs to blend seamlessly between the interior of the home and the landscaping.


MoistureShield from Advanced Environmental Recycling Technologies

How do your and decking help residential remodelers?

MoistureShield offers a family of high-performance composite decking and railing products remodelers can choose from to meet any customer’s style and budget. We’re the only composite that is durable enough to be installed on the ground, in the ground or underwater and still be protected by the industry’s leading lifetime warranty. With support programs like the MoistureShield Valued Partner (MVP) program, we also provide contractors with extra perks like product rebates and customer referrals.

What’s the next advancement in the decking and hardscape market?

Manufacturing innovation is definitely the advancement to watch. Capped composites are quickly growing in popularity; possibilities are endless with manufacturers competing to make unique upgrades to the look and performance of these boards. MoistureShield’s PRO line is a great example of this. It’s a capped composite with proprietary moisture protection that leads to the durability the brand is known for, and it also offers an integrated cap that increases fade, stain, scratch and slip resistance.


EP Henry

How do your hardscapes help residential remodelers?

EP Henry has a variety of shapes, sizes, colors and styles; it's really a one-stop shop for hardscaping products. Residential remodelers can offer their customers everything from traditional pavers to our sustainable ECO Pavers. Plus, customers can upgrade their hardscaping layout with fire pits and fireplaces we offer in kits and outdoor kitchens. Our Cast Veneer Stone complements the pavers on fireplaces, outdoor kitchens and even on the side of the house.

What's the next advancement in the decking and hardscape market?

The industry will continue offering more hardscaping products to help create an outdoor room. We're seeing a resurgence of backyard remodeling with people creating a place to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Additionally, the general movement towards more sustainable living will continue to grow in the hardscaping industry. People no longer want their homes to simply be aesthetically pleasing, but they want it to be environmentally friendly, as well.


Belgard Hardscapes

How do your hardscapes help residential remodelers?

Belgard Hardscapes’ wide range of paver styles and colors help remodelers create beautiful driveways, walkways and outdoor living spaces that complement any architectural style or environment. Their durability is unmatched with performance advantages over other materials, such as stamped concrete and asphalt, and a transferable lifetime warranty puts homeowners’ minds at ease. Plus, coordinating wall block and outdoor living accessories ensure a cohesive design, and Belgard’s online design tool provides 3-D renderings that help residential remodelers in planning.

What’s the next advancement in the hardscape market?

The biggest advancements to come in the hardscape market will be around the big three: color, texture and weight. Advancements will include increasing the richness of color, creating textures that replicate nature and finding durable lightweight solutions for the industry.



 How does your decking help residential remodelers?

Today’s extensive offerings and price points make it easier to convert customers to higher-margin wood alternatives. Trex, for instance, offers three composite decking collections – Trex Select, Trex Enhance and Trex Transcend – to accommodate any budget. All lines offer superior durability, wear-resistance, ultra-low maintenance and long-lasting aesthetics. Each offering builds on the last with enhanced performance and design features that make it easy for professionals to upsell based on customer preferences and budgets.

What’s the next advancement in the decking and hardscape market?

Until recently, wood has been the go-to material for deck substructures. However, as professionals are increasingly switching to steel for its superior structural integrity and design flexibility, steel deck framing is poised to be the next big thing. Unlike wood, steel won’t warp, twist, split or decay and its stability creates a remarkably flat deck surface. Steel substructures, like Trex Elevations, increase a deck’s longevity and value, while improving overall appearance both above and below. 


Westech Building Products, Inc.

What’s the next advancement in the decking and hardscape market?

Westech recently debuted TruGrain made with Resysta, a rice husk based material, that offers the warmth and feel of real wood, but also embodies the sustainability and wearability that natural hardwoods lack. TruGrain stands apart from wood composites because it is a bio-based wood substitute that can be sawed, drilled, sanded, stained and sealed. Another decisive advantage of working with TruGrain is that it does not crack or splinter, and cuts waste since it is 100 percent recyclable.

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