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Designed to allow homeowners to maximize their outdoor living environments, Trex RainEscape deck drainage system creates a dry space beneath a deck that is suitable for the installation of lighting, ceiling fans, entertainment systems and outdoor kitchens. The above joist system features a trough and downspout construction that drains water away from a deck and protects the living area below from the elements.

Available in two sizes to accommodate either single- or double-car garages, the Fypon PVC Trellis System offers a low-maintenance solution for accenting garage doors, as well as entryways, garden sheds, and free-standing garages. The system comes as a complete kit with outlookers reinforced with PVC for durability, attractive beams, lattice, and hardware. The PVC pieces come in smooth white and can assembled in just a few hours.

TimberTech's Gate Kit allows contractors to create a customizable, simple-to-install gate using excess or additional railing materials, such as balusters, top and bottom rails, and support rails. Gates can be used in applications spanning up to 4 feet with 36-inch railing systems. Gate Kits carry a five-year residential warranty.

Created using TruLast Technology by Eastman Chemical Co., Perennial Wood resists changes from moisture and remains dimensionally stable for decades. TruLast Technology provides a physical barrier throughout the wood that’s warranted to protect against rot, decay and movement for 25 years. Each piece comes with a two-step, factory-finish in a choice of four stains: Cape Cod Gray, Cedar, Mahogany or Redwood.

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The color palette for Fiberon’s Pro-Tect Composite Decking has expanded, adding Chestnut, Gray Birch and Western Cedar to the previous Canyon Brown and Harbor Gray options. The boards are coated on three sides by a non-organic, moisture-resistant material. Fiberon also promises the deck will endure staining, fading, scratches and mold for up to 20 years.

Synthetic decking manufacturers are touting their green credentials in products like CertainTeed’s EverNew

These 8-inch-high pieces provide an alternative for edging driveways, patios and walkways; they can also be used to form planter walls. An array of color choices is available, with each displaying a hand-hewn stone look that has been tumbled to look distressed. A number of different lengths are available to create a natural-looking flow. All pieces are beveled, which allows users to create straight and curved designs.

These outdoor units generate 47,000 to 53,000 BTUs of heat thanks to Danver’s patented double reflector design, which offers heat at a 58 percent-greater distance than traditional umbrella-style heaters. Safety features include a green light on-switch with two-stage controls; a weighted stability plate base; tip-over safety switch and ball bearing wheels. Danver offers both natural gas and propane units; color choice includes black or stainless steel.

This new line of outdoor furniture complements Trex’s decking and railing products. All pieces are crafted from 90 percent recycled content and high-density polyethylene, providing enhanced durability and weather-resistance. All cushions and pillows are composed of Sunbrella fabrics. Four complete sets are available: Cape Cod, Yacht Club, Rockport and Monterey Bay. Trex offers its new outdoor furniture in seven different colors.

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Composite Decking has come a long way...checkout some of the new colors and the fade and stain warranties!

6 x 9 Sahara/Chestnut with Banding of 4.5 x 6 Onyx The RoundTable Collection and 4 X 4 Sahara The KingsCourt Collection with steps of 4 x 12 Chestnut/Salmon Bullnose The Crusader Collection Installed by: Ziad Allan

Cambridge: Colors that will last a lifetime! Round Table Random Kit and Circle Design Kit in Sahara/Chestnut, Onyx/Chestnut, and Chestnut Salmon Installed by: James Gates Landscaping Services (Hillsborough & Cheshire Counties in NH. Middlesex County in MA)

Random pattern of 3 x 6 Onyx/Natural, Salmon/Onyx, Onyx/Chestnut & Ruby/Onyx; 4 1/2 x 6 Salmon/Onyx & Onyx/Natural; 6 x 6 Chestnut/Salmon & Onyx/Natural; 6 x 9 Ruby/Onyx & Onyx/Natural with 4 1/2 x 6 border Onyx/Chestnut The RoundTable Collection