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  • MoistureShield and Angie's List Partner Up

    Decking manufacturer MoistureShield announces a new marketing program with online review site Angie's List.

  • Trex Sales Up

    Trex reported third-quarter 2014 sales of $95.5 million, a 32% increase over the same period a year earlier. Net income for the quarter was $8.9 million, compared with a loss of more than $15.3 million last year. The company also announced the start-up of its first polyethylene-pellet manufacturing...

  • Anti-Social Media

    Readers who don't want to register with a social media platform can still submit comments, either by email or by starting a discussion on the PDB Forums

  • Drones for Deck Builders

    Homeowners love to see aerial photos of their new deck, but check local laws before takeoff

  • Drones for Deck Builders

    In the next issue of PDB, we’ll take a closer look at how drones have become a favorite marketing tools for some deck builders.

  • Clear Estimates Speeds Estimating Process

    Get your summer and fall backlog all lined up with this quick and easy estimating software.

  • Are You Pinteresting?

    The most important social media tool for you and your deck building business? Pinterest. Here's why you should pay attention to the photo and content sharing website.

  • WordPress Websites

    WordPress is a useful tool that allows non-pros to create a website and optimize it for both desktop computers and mobile devices

  • Online Reviews Aren't Going Anywhere

    Online reviews are out there, whether you want them to be or not—and they will influence the reputation of you and your business. What's important is knowing the real from the fake and understanding when you should ignore them or take action.

  • Evernotes customizable desktop organizes Notebooks into Stacks (left column), and displays sorted notes from the active notebook (center), as well as the active note (right). Search results highlight every instance of the search term (bump-out in this example).

    Using Evernote Premium in Your Business

    Evernote can be used for almost any purpose that requires capturing, organizing, and retrieving information

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