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  • Better Deck Photos

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

  • Pool and Spa Surrounds

    Borders and walkways made from composite decking can complement backyard swimming pools and spas, as this feature in Pool and Spa Marketing explains. The article offers tips on layout and design.

  • 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

  • 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.

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