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February 2008: Decks Unlimited will be closed from February 9th through February 16th, as our normal vacation week during winter season. Feel free to leave us an email or voicemail and we will respond to your inquiry promptly upon return.

February 2008: TREX has announced the new Escapes decking line will be available within 2 months for retail and installation. The product uses a new cellular PVC technology and will be their most resilient product to date in terms of resistance to scratching and stains. To learn more use the following link - www.trex.com/escapesMarch 2008: New Treated Lumber Changes!! At long last, the lumber industry has switched to a new treatment for decking and framing components. Known as L-3 or Wolmanized, the new treated lumber will be available immediately for installation. The new treatment process is less corrosive to fasteners, shrinks less and will dry more consistently/straight, and above all is tan in color. The new color, unlike the old green, is very appealing visually with a cedar like finish to it. Available in a 5/4X6 plank, we've partnered with a vendor to provide excellent pricing on this option. Strong, durable, and now good looking, treated lumbe decking will undoubtedly regain some market share. Contact us for amazingly good princing on this new product!!

April 2008: Low voltage lighting gets even better... We've begun to install a new digital screen transformer in conjunction with low voltage lighting systems. The new transformer incorporates a digital, two stage screen, with settings from 1-9. The settings will control dimmer capability, and also hours lit after dusk via a photocell behind the screen. This system is incredibly sharp looking, and more user friendly than ever!!

May 2008: Concealed fastening options continue to improve. FastenMaster has brought their new Cortex Concealed Fastening System to market. The system combines the true holding power of a traditional top fastener, with the often demanded clean look of a concealed fastener. We believe this is a major improvement to previous concealed fastening systems, which would require the removal of most or all decking to replace or alter one plank. The product will be available in TREX, AZEK, and Timber-Tech decking lines. To learn more, click here http://www.fastenmaster.com/product.aspx?currentPage=2&catID=2&prodID=14

June 2008: We are pleased to announce that TREX has informed us they will be holding the line on all decking prices through the end of this year. In response to growing consumer aggravation over ever changing raw material prices and transport costs, TREX will be holding all pricing at current levels through the end of 2008. Act now to lock in this opportunity!!

July 2008: Summer is under full swing, and scheduling is tight!! People are often surprised at available start dates this time of year. We urge people to keep one thing in mind, if someone in this business is available to start your deck or project tomorrow, chances are you may not want them working for you. Companies with solid repuations and good referral networks will always be busy this time of year, if they're not, something is amiss. Also, remember to allow time for your HOA and building permit approvals (if required).

August 2008: AZEK decking has announced a promotional rebate program through the end of the month. The program will offer a rebate of $1 per lineal foot of decking, up to 1500 l.f. purchased. If you're interested in PVC decking, it's a great chance to get PVC decking for less than the price of a normal composite. Contact us for more details...

September 2008: Decks Unlimited is pleased to announce our ongoing support of the local Denver/Boulder area Better Business Bureau, with our annual renewal. The BBB has switched to a new rating system, grading companies on a "A-F" scale. We are pleased to announce that Decks Unlimited has a perfect "A" ratiing with the Denver/Boulder BBB. Be sure to check BBB reports on any business you are considering using, it's an invaluable resource, and free for consumers to check online. See the following link; http://denver.bbb.org/WWWRoot/Report.aspx?site=33&bbb=0885&firm=59025518

October 2008: Building code changes are underway!! As many local building departments are slowly but surely switching to the 2006 IRC Codes, many decks under 30" in height are now required to be permitted. Previously, in most areas, 30" in height from grade was the standard for whether or not the deck needed a permit. Permits are now required for ALL decks in Parker, Centennial, and Douglas County, to name a few. We advise you to check your local building code for applicable revisions before you start your project, or contact us for assistance with the new codes.

November 2008: We are pleased to announce the addition of Fiberon to our regulary stocked composite decking inventory. The second largest manufacturer of composites, Fiberon has brought some excellent new products to market. One of which would be the new Horizons deck board. A combination of traditional wood composite with a PVC casing, it brings the value and proven longevity of a standard composite along with the rugged exterior of a PVC board. For more details, go to www.fiberondecking.com!!

December 2008: The holdiay seasons are upon us!! Most outdoor builders, landscapers, and similar professions are slowing down at this point. A good time for reflection upon the past year, to bring new ideas for the next. To all of our customers from this year and past, thank you for your ongoing support and referrals!! Happy clients and good referrals are what make all of us here continue to strive to be the best in our field. We wish everyone a happy and joyous holiday season!!