Deckorators® Updates Deck Visualizer 

For Immediate Release

Grand Rapids, Mich., March 24, 2017 – Deckorators®, a leading brand of Universal Forest Products (Nasdaq: UFPI), has introduced updates to its powerful desktop Deck Visualizer and Deck Visualizer tablet application. The leader in outdoor living design has added a number of fresh design options and expanded the free program’s reports to include product codes.

“Deckorators developed the Deck Visualizer to help pros and their customers create personalized deck designs,” said Chris Camfferman, category marketing director for Deckorators, which offers a complete lineup of decking products. “New updates to the tool give pros even more design versatility and make estimating easier.”

More Products, More Design Options

The Deckorators Deck Visualizer enables pros to explore design ideas and provide homeowners with vivid previews of custom decks. New design elements in the updated Visualizer give pros even more options to help customers personalize their spaces. They include:

New Deckorators Vault, Heritage and Frontier low-maintenance composite decking choices.

The Deckorators Dexerdry® weatherproofing system for creating extra living space or storage under elevated decks.

Deckorators stone postcovers and postcover caps for stylish corner posts or stair railing posts.

A Deckorators aluminum deck gate offering enhanced safety atop 36- to 48-inch stairways.

These design elements join the spectrum of Deckorators decking, railing, balusters, post caps, and other products already included in the Deck Visualizer. Additional design capabilities include picture framing, different board angles, unique shapes and multi-level options.

Product Codes Make Estimating Easier

In the Deckorators Deck Visualizer, pros have always been able to download reports containing material lists, building plans and installation tips. These reports now include product codes, which allow pros to quote projects more easily.

The web-based Deck Visualizer and Deck Visualizer tablet app feature highly intuitive and interactive functionality. Pros can create and save multiple projects, and work seamlessly between the online and mobile versions of the design tool.

For more information on the Deck Visualizer, visit The Deck Visualizer mobile app, built for tablets running iOS and Android, is available free from iTunes and Google Play.

About Deckorators

Deckorators, the first name in deck railing and accessories and the originator of the round aluminum baluster, is a brand of Universal Consumer Products, Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Forest Products, Inc. Deckorators started the low-maintenance aluminum balusters category with the Classic Series and has since led the industry with many new and innovative deck railing accessory products. Its approach to developing exciting and distinct deck products allows both DIYers and builders the opportunity to express personal creativity on their deck, as they do in their homes.

To learn more about Deckorators railing and railing accessories, visit or call 800-332-5724.

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Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a holding company with subsidiaries and operations around the world that supply three markets: retail, construction and industrial. Founded in 1955, the Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich. For more information about Universal Forest Products, Inc., or its affiliated operations, go to