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.



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

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.

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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 :) .)

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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.

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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

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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

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!


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

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

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

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


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.

Where to See the Best 4th of July Fireworks

July 1st, 2014

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.

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!


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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.

FiberPRO Spotlight: City Decks New York

June 27th, 2014

When you think about Fiberon’s beautiful outdoor living spaces, you think about a backyard oasis. The sprinklers ticking back and forth; the dogs and kids making circles in a lush, green yard.

Ah, the nice suburban life.

It’s not common to think about a concrete jungle spotted with thousands of yellow taxicabs, hotdog vendors, and street musicians. With all those cramped studio apartments, how many New Yorkers actually have an outdoor living space?

Quite a few, actually!

If you’re thinking all the decking fun that Fiberon provides is impossible outside of the suburbs, look no further than City Decks New York.

Screen Shot 2014-06-27 at 9.13.36 AMThis month, we’re shining the FiberPRO Spotlight on this New York-based deck-builder that specializes in rooftop decks and gardens and patio designs. Simply look at some of City Deck’s work, and you’ll see what urban decks are all about.

For over 18 years, City Decks has served as New York City’s top-notch builder of rooftop decks and gardens. Their clients enjoy morning coffee and evening wine as the city hustles and bustles below them.

With City Decks, a roof is never wasted space! They turn this under-utilized outdoor area into functional, durable, and beautiful places for downtime, relaxation, and fun.

Serving Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, New Jersey, Long Island, and surrounding areas, City Decks uses Fiberon decking materials to turn outdoor areas into dazzling living spaces.

So why all this chatter about how awesome City Decks is? We’re writing a monthly feature on deck-builders who create amazing outdoor living spaces with Fiberon’s composite decking.

Think of it as “deck culture,” where we’ll give our readers the skinny about the builder, the projects, and the area. New York seems like an obvious place to start, doesn’t it?

No matter where you live, or how you want to enjoy your outdoor living space, there is a FiberPRO professional in your area, who can make your dream deck a reality.


How Deck Lovers Celebrate the Official Start of Summer

June 25th, 2014


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June 21 marks the first official day of the summer season. Even though we generally use the heat (and not the date) to determine the season, there’s no reason not to celebrate the arrival of summer.

Your Fiberon Outdoor Living Space is a great place to let your creativity shine through. Whether you enjoy a brilliant sunset on your outdoor living space, or you use your composite decking oasis to soak up some rays, we’ve got some ideas on how to inject more of the good life into the next months.

Prepare Your Deck for Summer

If you have composite decking from Fiberon, you don’t actually have to bother with all the bothersome upkeep.

If you have a wood deck, you’ve got to worry about wear-and-tear and sun damage. Not with a Fiberon outdoor living space!  No sealing and staining for you! When you use our durable composite decking, you don’t have to prepare for summer at all.

The only thing you need to do to get ready: take the lemonade pitcher out of the cabinet.


Introduce Water into Your Outdoor Living Space

Got plants on your deck? Give them plenty of water to drink as the sun beats down on the leaves.

But introduce water on your outdoor living space in other ways as well. Whether you use a blow-up pool, or let the kids and the dogs play in the sprinkler, water makes the heat less of a burden. Plus, it adds another element of fun to the summer downtime you’ve been craving.


Make Some Fun Cocktails!

Spice up your life with these summertime cocktail recipes. Get the blender reader, whip these up, and then head out to your Fiberon outdoor living space.


Tom’s Mellow Melon Margarita

Love watermelon? This pink wonder will make you giddy with spirited excitement.


Oyster Bar Bloody Mary

Want to add a little excitement to your tomato juice? Try this cocktail recipe out.


The Frozen “Texas Twister”

Cool off with a refreshing frozen margarita. Nothing says party like a Frozen Texas Twister.


Sunblock, Sunblock, Sunblock

Listen to your mother!

Sunburns hurt, but they’re totally avoidable. Even if you’re only heading out for a few minutes, slap on some sun lotion in order to enjoy your summer days burn-free.


How are you celebrating the good life this summer? Let us know in the comments below!

Movie Night On Deck

June 21st, 2014

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We are spending more and more time outside on our decks.  The warm evenings are inviting us to take all of our indoor activities outdoors. The weather is gorgeous, and as summer gets in full swing, why not host an outdoor movie night on your deck this weekend? Invite the neighbors. Have a cook out. Take a dip in the pool. Snuggle up on pillows and watch one of your favorite movies by twilight.  Here are some ideas for making your outdoor movie night magical.


Pick the Right Spot

The most important element in setting your stage is being able to control the amount of light being filtered near your screen. Large street lamps or bright motion lights could ruin your viewing experience, so be sure to choose the right spot. Twinkle lights and elegant deck lighting create an enchanted ambiance for your outdoor movie night.


Movie-Night-on-DeckSet the Stage (or the Screen)

Some people choose to bring their flat screen television outside. Others buy or rent an inflatable screen. But hanging a large, white sheet is a great option too.  Be sure to have the right equipment for your chosen screen which may include a projector, computer or DVD player, and appropriate audio equipment.


Choose the Right Movie

Depending on your guest list, choose a movie that is appealing to everyone.  Total Film features 50 of the best summer movies, and then there are always wonderful fallbacks like Pixar or Disney films.


Set Up Seating Areas

If you are having your movie night near your pool, seating can be arranged with lounge chairs, deck furniture, or floating chairs. Blankets, pillows, and bean bag chairs on the deck are an excellent choice as well.



If possible, consider spraying the morning of your movie event. Citronella candles and torches are a great option, not only for debugging, but for ambient light as well.


Movie Snacks

Standard movie fare is always in fashion: soft drinks, popcorn, and an array of sweet treats are a must. For fun variations, make flavored popcorn or your own rock candy.


Make the most of your movie night. There are no rules. Make them up as you go and share with us your ideas and photos of your movie night on your beautiful Fiberon deck.





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.