Fiberon Joins NGHTV & Host Ty Pennington for Composite Dock-Building Fun

July 29th, 2014
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Fiberon DockThis summer, Fiberon composite decking is moving from the backyard to the seashore.

At Fiberon HQ, we like to think that your outdoor living space is about an opportunity for fun and relaxation. When it comes to celebrating the good life, why stop in your backyard?

That’s why we’re headed to the high seas for some serious dock-building fun with Ty Pennington.

If you’re a home improvement junky, you know Ty Pennington’s work. He’s the spiky-haired character from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition and Trading Spaces.

Fiberon is providing the material to build the dock in an episode hosted by Ty Pennington. If you’ve got a boat, or you’re up for some marina-time fun, you’re in luck. First thing’s first: what’s the difference between decking and docking?

 

When it comes to Fiberon’s durable and environmentally friendly composite decks, there’s no substitute. Our quality material works perfectly for aquatic locales! Unlike wood, there’s never the costly maintenance of staining or painting, never the worry of splinters from aging wood, and never the safety concerns of rotted boards from being in constant contact with water.

Blog 13- 2But there IS a difference when it comes to the functionality. When you design your own composite deck, you think about how you’ll spend your evenings. Maybe you’re a griller, or maybe you’re a swimmer.

Bottom line: when you conceptualize your decking design, you give yourself the ultimate upgrade to your backyard.

On the other hand, docking has a different kind of function. Given the proximity to water, you have to think about what surrounds your creation.

From tethering boats to fishing, we build docks that are as beautiful as they are functional. As you can tell by the picture above, composite decking materials can be grand in scale, especially when it comes to dock locations.

If you’ve got waterside property, a dock will be just the addition you’re looking for. Think of yourself with a fishing pole propped up on a Saturday afternoon. (That sounds like a blast!)

Or on the other hand…

Blog 13-3Imagine listening to the churning of the water as you read a novel. When it comes to composite decking, the possibilities are truly endless. Since our material is so versatile, you can do so many things to enrich your life.

As you’ll see once we begin work with Ty Pennington this summer, our composite decking allows you to live the good life, no matter where you live and what suits your fancy.

 Want to design your own composite decking space?

Check this out!

The Weiss Family Wins $20,000 Fiberon Composite Deck

July 28th, 2014
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Congrats to Martin Weiss and his family! With thousands of votes and social media shares for his Deck Day video, the Weiss family will take home $20,000 worth of Fiberon’s composite decking products.

 

Well over 16,000 people voted in our Deck Day Giveaway video contest, and sufficed to say, everyone had a blast. With all the Facebook shares and Tweets, so many outdoor living space enthusiasts were pulling for their favorites, and having a great time doing it.

 

Speaking of fun, that’s what Martin Weiss’ video entry is all about. When it comes to outdoor living spaces, it’s all about the little moments you share with others. Martin’s video highlights father and son bonding, baseball games, cookouts, gardening, dog playtime, holiday celebrations, and more.

#DeckLove

 

 

 

For the Weiss family, their outdoor living space is just that, a living space. And since this young couple, their kids, and pets spent so much time hanging out on the deck, it began to fall to pieces. (Because it wasn’t durable composite decking, but it soon will be!)

 

From flaking paint to warped boards to mold to nail pops, the deck this family loves so much needs a serious upgrade. Thanks to all the voting and social media sharing, that’s going to happen.

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Now Martin won’t have to strap samples of Fiberon decking to his feet just to feel what it’s like to walk

 

around on durable, beautiful composite material. (Confused by that sentence? We would be too. )

 

On behalf of the entire Fiberon Decking team, we’re thrilled that the Weiss family will build more and more memories—only this time, the fun they share will happen on a brand new composite decking masterpiece.

 

Congrats to Martin and the gang! We’re excited to send you a brand new $20,000 outdoor living space. Oh, and if the Weiss family is reading this, send us some more hilarious videos once the new deck is installed!

 

How to Keep Cool on Your Fiberon Deck

July 22nd, 2014
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Blog 16There’s just something about summertime. Even though most of us don’t get that wonderful three-month vacation that our kids do, summer never really loses its appeal.

That’s because, when the hot weather beats down, families like to get outside for some serious fun-in-the-sun adventures.

Your Fiberon Deck is exactly the place for all your July and August fun. If you’re like most people, summer comes as an escape from all the ice, snow, and gray skies. If you live in the Midwest or in the East, this past winter was severe.

Once the bright sun (finally!) made an appearance, millions of people sat down on their Fiberon deck to breath a sigh of relief. The wintertime blues had come to end! But as things heat up, summer can become every bit as tiresome.

No worries, because we’ve got the tips you need to make your outdoor living space a cool-down oasis, even though the temperature keeps getting hotter and hotter.

 

Make Your Fiberon Deck a Poolside Paradise

Blog 16-1One of the best parts of Fiberon’s composite decking materials…it’s got to be the multi-functionality.

Our product is designed to suit your lifestyle and taste. When it comes to your outdoor living space, you can build the deck that fits your dreams.

But…

Many homeowners don’t realize that Fiberon decks serve as the perfect surrounding for your pool. When it comes to summer fun, you can make a splash. Literally.

Let the kids enjoy some pool fun. Supervise from your poolside lounge chair, or you can even turn a few laps yourself. When you have a pool-feature on your Fiberon deck, you’re sure to beat the heat every day this summer.

 

Use Canopies and Umbrellas

One of our favorite deck accessories has got to be canopies and umbrellas. In fact, these wonderful items not only shield you from the sun, canopies and umbrellas also allow you to enjoy your outdoor living space in the rain!

We’ve all experienced those summertime showers. When it’s not the heat, it’s the rain. So why not beat both with a canopy?

 

Got a Garden Hose? Use It.

When’s the last time you played in the sprinkler? Don’t try to say you haven’t had the urge to run back and forth through that spraying water. When the sun blares down over your head, you may find yourself in need of a quick cool-down.

Well, if you’ve got a garden hose, you can use it! Let the kids run through the sprinkler on hot days. (And yes, even adults are allowed to have the same kind of fun.) While you’re busy giggling in the cool mist, you’re also keeping cool.

 

Keep the Drinks Flowing

Sounds like common sense, but so often people become dangerously dehydrated in the summer months. While you’re busy relaxing with a novel, or hanging out by your sparkling swimming pool, keep drinking liquids to cool your body down naturally.

We recommend a pitcher on your deck table. If you’ve got a cooler on hand, fill it full of ice, soda, lemonade cans, and water. That way, you can spend the whole afternoon on your outdoor living space without having to worry about the heat.

We mentioned having a pool, and we think you should get one! If this has been a dream on yours for awhile…

 

Design Your Poolside Deck Here!

FiberPRO Spotlight: RL Rogers Construction

July 15th, 2014
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When we describe Fiberon Decking—this business that we love—we always use one word.

That word is family.

It’s funny, because so many of the professional builders who use Fiberon’s composite decking products are family owned and operated.

One of those businesses is RL Rogers Construction, a family owned deck-building company that uses composite decking to construct beautiful outdoor living spaces.

Speaking of beautiful outdoor living spaces, that’s the reason we’re placing the FiberPRO Spotlight on RL Rogers Construction.

 

 

 

Make Your Deck an Outdoor Living Space

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There’s a difference between a deck and an outdoor living space.

For a few homeowners—whose decks came with the house they bought—their deck is a few boards in the backyard.

Those who employ the services of RL Rogers Construction will enjoy an outdoor living space, where families can spend quality time with each other.

Take a look at the work samples, and you’ll see that RL Rogers Construction truly believes that your deck is the place to eat dinner, hang out, and enjoy the company of people you care about.

 

 

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Beauty and Functionality 

Our environments have an effect on us, whether we like it or not.

The drab grays in an office cubicle could make you count the seconds until 5:00 p.m.. So when it comes to your outdoor living space—i.e. your happy place—it’s important to add beauty to its function.

That’s exactly what RL Rogers Construction does! To clarify what we mean by “beauty and functionality,” your outdoor living space should be low-maintenance, and provide you with a space to grill, sip lemonade, throw back a few beers, or read a book.

But…

 

Your composite decking oasis also needs to give you a visual environment that promotes the good life. And there’s no question that’s exactly what our FiberPRO friends at RL Rogers Construction are all about.

 

Want to meet up with a FiberPRO in your area? Access the list right here.

 

 

Fiberon Dealer Spotlight: Timber Town Austin

July 14th, 2014
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Timber Town AustinNot too long ago, we shined the FiberPRO Spotlight on City Decks New York, so we figured it was time to travel to the complete opposite end of the country to have a Fiberon Dealer Spotlight.

In this edition of the Spotlight, we’ll be singing the praises of Timber Town Austin.

When you take one look at the amazing decking craftsmanship , it’s no wonder why Timber Town Austin is a great Texan source for all things outdoor living.

Serving homeowners, builders, remodelers, and contractors, Timber Town Austin delivers true innovation when it comes to decks, outdoor living, and family time fun.

There’s so much to love about everything they do with composite decking. From railing to lighting to cooking, this company has a passion for the good life. Speaking of loving the good life, here’s a list of our favorite offerings from this awesome dealer.

Photo Source: www.timbertownaustin.com

 

blck-kamado-grill-300x200Love Outdoor Grilling? Meet the Kamado Joe

There’s grilling, sure. And that’s enough to get excited for post-work and weekend cookouts. But what if your outdoor living space included the one of a kind Kamado Joe?

Wait, seriously? Yes!

Timber Town Austin offers an unique line of grilling appliances and accessories. You’d never have to go inside again!

(Ummm…except for when you have to use the bathroom :) .)

Photo Source: www.timbertownaustin.com

 

 

Fiberon Innovation

Timber Town AustinWhat really makes a deck-builder a member of the FiberPRO family? It’s not just a company that uses Fiberon’s composite decking…

We shine the Spotlight on dealers who help contractors design  outdoor living spaces that are equal parts durable, functional, and beautiful.

Take a look at this picture, and you’ll see an outdoor living space fit for royalty. Just look at the combination of plants, flowers, and relaxation spots.

Photo Source: www.timbertownaustin.com

 

Timber Town Austin

Composite Railing

When you use Fiberon’s composite railing like Timber Town Austin does, you add a distinctive finish to your outdoor living space.

Not only does composite railing keep your kiddos and pets in the safe zone, but you’ll also add an unmatched beauty to the space you love.

Timber Town Austin uses composite railing, because it allows homeowners to have a custom look and feel…

 

Perfect Place to Perch

Timber Town Austin

Displayed to the right is a project that was completed earlier this year at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center located in Austin, Texas.

RKB Contractors worked their magic with materials from Timber Town Austin, using about 1,700 square feet of Fiberon Horizon Ipe decking. Now that’s impressive!

Bird lovers and nature enthusiasts can enjoy the effortless beauty all around them perched on the unnaturally beautiful Fiberon walk way.

 

And when it comes to outdoor living spaces, there’s no other joy quite like designing the deck that suits your dreams.

Who Will Win the $20,000 Deck Day Giveaway?

July 9th, 2014
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Meet the 10 finalists for Fiberon’s $20,000 Deck Day Giveaway.

It’s so hard to pick a favorite. One thing is crystal clear: all of these families deserve a beautiful outdoor living space from Fiberon.

From rotted wooden planks to nail pops, some of these deck spaces need a little love. Other videos show how families like to come together on their deck (not to mention, you’ll also see a few of our furry friends hanging out.)

Without further ado, check out these videos!

LifeOnDeck

Get ready to laugh, because this proud husband and father can make just about anyone chuckle. From baseball games to cookouts to romantic wine-sharing, this family truly loves their outdoor living space. But…they really, really need a new one. In fact, Dad is wearing Fiberon shoes to experience what our outdoor living spaces are like. Confused? Watch the video.

 

The Baker Family

Sue’s Deck Day Giveaway video…well, we loved it! Sue and her family obviously love the Fiberon lifestyle. From grilling to fire pit relaxation, the Baker Family (plus that cute dog) loves to spend their most-precious hours on their outdoor living space. But they need (and deserve) a larger and more functional Fiberon deck!

 

The Baker Family

With so much work done on the Baker Family’s backyard, it’s a pity that there’s nothing there to compliment the landscape. Take a look at Mr. Baker’s grilling skills, and you’ll immediately think, “Hey, wouldn’t those hotdogs be a little tastier if they were eaten on a Fiberon Deck?” We think so.

 

The Williams Family

This video is a little on the poetic side. And fair warning: this submission is CUTE. What’s not to love about that? The Williams Family gave us the most adorable video that will make anyone smile. The only problem: that wood deck is falling apart, and Fiberon could definitely take care of that.

 

The Ramirez Family

Shevon Ramirez wants a deck that’s bigger than a speck. Well, Fiberon could definitely handle that. The family loves to be outdoors and entertain, but that deck is smaller than a closet. Imagine the barbecues, the birthday parties, and all the celebrations that could happen on a brand new and more expansive outdoor living space.

 

The Cerny Family

This family is simply great. Two kids, two dogs, mom and dad. But there’s an addition coming to the Cerny clan: an adopted little girl from Bulgaria. With this exciting turn of events, Fiberon can make this growing family’s deck dreams come true.

 

The DeStefano Family

Ah, nothing like watching a musical collage of how the DeStefano Family uses their backyard retreat. Everything is perfect with tables, umbrellas, and a glistening swimming pool. But much like a horror film, their backyard deck turns into something otherworldly. With one turn of the camera, you see raised boards, splintering wood, and nail pops. Will Fiberon make this outdoor living space livable again?

 

“Backyard Paradise”

Move over Coolio, there’s a new rapper in town. She’s been spending “most her life dreaming of a backyard paradise.” Her rhymes deliver the cold hard truth about what’s happening on her current outdoor living space—from holes in the wood to splinters on the rail, this outdoor living space could definitely use the Fiberon touch.

 

The Dreyfus Family

The Dreyfus Family wants to use an outdoor living space to entertain, but that grill is much too far from the porch. With some composite decking additions, the new space would be an oasis for family get-togethers and entertaining.

 

Outdoor Serenity by Alan

These people sure know how to decorate! Plus, all the flowers and greenery would make an outdoor living space a real treasure. The problem: that deck could use a little Fiberon love.

 

Now for the big question…

Who should take home the $20,000 Deck Day Giveaway Prize?

Now Featured on Houzz

July 6th, 2014
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Fiberon Decking is now featured on Houzz,  the largest collection of interior design and decorating ideas on the Internet with over 3 million inspiring photos and 100,000 idea books from top designers around the world. Houzz has remodeling, decorating ideas, and inspiration for designing home.

Our Houzz profile has inspirational photos from many of our FiberPro Contractors. Get inspired today!

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Celebrate the Fourth on Your Outdoor Living Space

July 3rd, 2014
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Blog 12There’s nothing like a Fourth of July extravaganza hosted on your Fiberon outdoor living space: hotdogs blackening on the grill, a beer or lemonade glass sweating on the table, your friends and family watching the roman candles and sparklers light up the night.

Hey, the day off work isn’t so bad either.

With an opportunity for celebration right in your near future, Fiberon wants to help you squeeze the most joy, excitement, and relaxation out of your Fourth of July holiday.

Check out these deck time/fun time strategies we’ve come up with to help you celebrate patriotism, family, friends, and the good life.

 

 

Be Patriotic on Your Deck

You don’t have to dress up like George Washington (it’s too hot for that J). But you can celebrate your love of country in a number of ways. From food to decoration, show your love of the Stars and Stripes with a flag cake made with strawberries, blueberries, and white icing.

Or string up some red, white, and blue lights around your railing. If you’re feeling especially festive, stick some sparkler candles in a cake to celebrate the country’s birthday.

No matter what you do to show off your patriotism, the best way to celebrate is with the people you care about most. Speaking of which…

 

Celebrate with Safety

When it comes to the Fourth of July, your friends and family will enjoy the “bombs bursting in air.” But if you’re performing your own fireworks display, be sure to take the proper precautions.

Sure fireworks are colorful and fun, but don’t forget you’re still handling explosives. Many of the safety precautions are common sense, but when you factor kids and pets into the equation, you’ll want to keep a close eye on things. That said…

  1. Keep pets inside: For our canine friends especially, loud booms create anxiety. Keep them inside to induce calm feelings, and in doing so, you’ll make certain that Fido doesn’t run in front of the fireworks display.
  2.  Handle the big stuff yourself: Nothing wrong with your kiddo handling a sparkler; just make sure she doesn’t point it toward her face or at anyone else. When it comes to the shower sparks and the fireworks that explode midair, it’s best to let the adults light the fuse.

 

No Matter How You Celebrate, Make the Fourth an Event

No one likes to party alone. So when the Fourth rolls around, why not invite neighborhood friends, relatives, and others to your composite decking get-together?

One way to be patriotic, we think, is to form relationships with people, and show kindness. Opportunity and partnerships, that’s what America is all about, right? When you host a Fourth party on your deck, you’re showing people that the idea of community is alive and well.

When night falls over your outdoor living space, and the sky lights up in an array of colors, you’ll enjoy the look of awe on everyone’s face.

 

How do you plan to celebrate on your outdoor living space? For constant inspiration, check out our Pinterest page!

The Ultimate 4th of July Playlist

July 2nd, 2014
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As you prepare for your 4th of July deck party, do not forget about the music. Let the good times roll with these Patriotic-inspired songs.

This list is not boring, by any means. We are shaking it up with Jimi Hendrix, the Beastie Boys, and Bob Marley as well as classics from the Beach Boys and Woody Guthrie.

Create your list on Spotify and let the deck party begin!
Follow Fiberon Decking’s board Ultimate July 4th Playlist on Pinterest.

“Star Spangled Banner”- Jimi Hendrix
“Fight for your Right to Party” –Beastie Boys
“Exodus”- Bob Marley
“R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A.” – John Cougar Mellencamp
“Born in the U.S.A.” – Bruce Springsteen
“Party in the U.S.A.”- Miley Cyrus
“Pink Houses” – John Cougar Mellencamp
“Freedom” – George Michael
“American Girl” – Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers
“Rockin’ in the Free World” – Neil Young
“American Woman” – Lenny Kravitz
“An American Trilogy” – Elvis Presley
“4th of July” – Shooter Jennings
“American Pie”- Don McLean
“Sweet Home Alabama” – Lynyrd Skynyrd
“This Land is Your Land” – Woody Guthrie
“Celebration” – Kool and the Gang
“Philadelphia Freedom” – Elton John
“Surfin’ U.S.A.” – The Beach Boys
“Living in America” – James Brown
“All American Girl” – Carrie Underwood
“America” – Waylon Jennings
“Imagine” – John Lennon
“America the Beautiful” – Ray Charles
“Blowin’ in the Wind” – Stevie Wonder
“Empire State of Mind” – Jay-Z and Alicia Keys
“Travelin’ Soldier”- Dixie Chicks
“Let it Be” – The Beatles
“Ragged Old Flag” – Johnny Cash
“Made in the U.S.A.” – Demi Lovato
“American Saturday Night”- Brad Paisley
“Born in the U.S.A.” – Bruce Springsteen

 

ABOUT FIBERON®
Fiberon composite decking and railing materials are crafted to endure the elements and deliver lasting beauty for years to come. Built for Outdoors, Built for Life. www.fiberondecking.com

Where to See the Best 4th of July Fireworks

July 1st, 2014
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July 4th means cookouts, parades, sparklers, and parties on your deck. Red, white, and blue adorns scenes of laughter and joy, and everyone prepares for their favorite part of the holiday- fireworks!

Several cities have become hot spots for the most popular, most spectacular fireworks displays in the country. Here are just a few.

Boston
This year’s Boston Pops Fireworks Spectacular will keep alive several of the Boston holiday traditions. Festivities include the ceremonial American flag drop and confetti shot. The Spectacular will be capped off by a magnificent fireworks array that fills the skies above Boston with a stunning exhibition of color and breathtaking pageantry.

Washington D.C.
If you are feeling particularly patriotic, head to our nation’s capital. There are free concerts, parades, and breath-taking fireworks on the National Mall.

Los Angeles
The Rose Bowl Stadium is hosting “AmericaFest” for the 88th Annual Fourth of July Celebration at America’s Stadium. This is one of the largest fireworks displays in Southern California and is sure to be a treat for the entire family.

Addison, Texas
According to the Travel Channel, Kaboom Town in Addison, TX, is the largest fireworks display in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, with over 1,500 pounds of fireworks. This Texas-sized party has been recognized by the American Pyrotechnics Association as one of the top 10 fireworks displays in the country.

New York City
This year, the 38th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks will make its return to the East River and light up the night from one of New York’s most famous landmarks—the Brooklyn Bridge!

Faith, North Carolina
The small town of Faith is located in eastern Rowan County. Since 1946, the small town has hosted a Fourth of July celebration with patriotic pride. A week-long celebration requires a great deal of planning by the sponsoring organizations and community volunteers. The celebration culminates in the regions most spectular fireworks display and has been making history for decades.

 

With spectacular displays planned across the country, you are sure to find fireworks in your area. Check local newspapers online for the most up-to-date information. Then sit back, relax, and enjoy!

 

About Fiberon®
Fiberon composite decking and railing materials are crafted to endure the elements and deliver lasting beauty for years to come. Built for Outdoors, Built for Life. www.fiberondecking.com