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Deck Product Roundup

Construction How-To, Decks, Decks, Outdoor Living February 11, 2016 Sonia


Wolmanized EraWood

Wolmanized EraWood is the first decking product protected by a nonmetallic, carbon-based solution. The biocides used in the preservative are known to degrade in soil, meaning they are not bioaccumulative. In an era when consumers want environmentally sustainable products, natural appearance, low chemical content, low corrosivity, and effective coverage with paint and stain— without giving up performance—Wolmanized EraWood deserves a close look. The wood is protected with low-impact preservative, providing lasting resistance to termites and fungal decay and intended for out-of-ground applications. A proprietary stabilizer minimizes the effects of moisture and helps prevent warping, twisting and cracking. Visit


Deck2wall Spacers

Deck2wall Spacers help prevent rot from occurring at deck-ledger connections. The spacers separate the ledger from the supporting structure, providing a path for water and debris to flow harmlessly through the assembly, while promoting circulation and drying. Stacked washers have often been used as spacers but Deck2wall Spacers have many advantages over standard washers. The Deck2Wall Spacers have attachment holes to keep spacers in perfect alignment for a faster and easier installation. They offer more bearing surface for better load distribution, and the plastic spacers are non-corrosive. Plus, the one-piece design and installation method provides superior waterproofing. The Deck2Wall Spacers also provide a long-lasting solution for attaching shade structures, posts, stair stringers, landings, built-up beams or mechanical equipment. Made in the USA, the spacers are injection molded, glass-fiber reinforced polypropylene, and now available in two sizes. Visit

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ProWood Dura Color Treated Lumber

ProWood Dura Color is a new advancement in treated lumber, which is color-infused, so pigment is driven deep into the wood fibers, creating beauty that’s guaranteed to stand up to the elements for years. The natural wood characteristics remain visible, unlike with paint or solid stain. Dura Color is treated with an EPA-registered waterborne wood preservative system to protect against termite attack and fungal decay. It’s also Building Code-approved for use in decking and above-ground applications, and the treatment is compatible with aluminum fasteners. Pro Wood Dura Color comes with a 2-year color assurance (no fade) limited warranty and a lifetime limited warranty against termite infestation and rot. Visit

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Deckorators Railing Products

Deckorators, a brand of Universal Forest Products, offers a new sleek and versatile cable railing system, “a minimalist system capable of giving any deck a modern feel.” Additionally, the new Deckorators woodgrain cap rail offers a natural-looking finish without the maintenance of wood. The new Deckorators two-piece postcovers are perfect for fitting around existing posts or structures, turning ordinary pillars into natural-looking posts with personality. Made of fiberglass-reinforced concrete, the 42-in. pieces are available in gray cobblestone and beige stacked stone. Visit