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Sales & Estimating Articles

  • Photo Workshop Announced

    Learn from the pros at the 2nd annual Deck Photography Workshop, to be held at Zion National Park immediately following the 2016 International Builders' Show.

  • Whatever Happened to Uncapped Composite Decking?

    Deck builders report that very few uncapped composite decking products are still available, an observation that is confirmed by Principia's latest Residential Decking and Railing Report.

  • Better Deck Photos

    You don't have to hire a pro to get great photos of your best projects

  • Last-minute Marketing

    You can polish up your company's image with minimal expense by using better business cards and more signs with your company's logo

  • When Bubba Bids on Your Plans and Specs

    Developing plans and specs for a job takes time and expertise. When a prospective customer takes that information to one of your competitors, you run the risk of losing the job. Shawn McCadden suggests how to avoid this problem.

  • Deck Lighting Boosts Sales

    Showing prospective customers nighttime photos of your illuminated deck projects will help convert them into clients

  • Be the Pro

    Pros and DIYers are welcome on this industry-sponsored online forum, where frequent participants can earn points towards tools

  • Converting Website Leads Into Sales

    Tim Musch at Remodelers Advantage offers tips for generating more sales from your website leads.

  • MoistureShield and Angie's List Partner Up

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

  • 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

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