Deckorators® Introduces New Deck Visualizer to Inspire Extraordinary Deck Designs

For Immediate Release

Grand Rapids, Mich., May 17, 2016 – Deckorators®, a brand of the Universal Forest Products, Inc. (Nasdaq: UFPI) family of companies, is pleased to introduce an all-new Deck Visualizer to help inspire extraordinary deck designs. The powerful virtual deck design tool enables professionals and homeowners to explore design ideas and create vivid previews of personalized dream decks.

Available for free at, the Deckorators Deck Visualizer goes beyond the ordinary design program. Using the highly intuitive and interactive tool, pros and their customers can:

- Choose from the complete lineup of Deckorators composite decking, railings, balusters, post caps and more to design a deck.
- Design in 2D for exact measurements or toggle to 3D to view the deck from all angles.
- Select different backdrops for the deck, add furniture and even upload a photo of the home for reference.
- Utilize versatile design capabilities such as picture framing, different board angles, unique shapes and multi-level options.
- Pull a full report of the design, including installation tips and a complete job materials list.
- Create and save multiple projects, and log in to continue designing at any time.

Usable on virtually any computer, the new Deck Visualizer is one of many inspirational resources available on the newly redesigned A photo gallery and Lifestyle page serve to ignite customer ideas for extraordinary outdoor living spaces, while an educational blog offers useful tips from product experts and news on the latest industry trends.

“Today’s homeowners want outdoor living spaces that are a true reflection of who they are,” said Chris Camfferman, director of category marketing. “Our new Deckorators Deck Visualizer makes it easy for pros and their clients to bring those unique visions to life. As a brand that’s committed to being on the leading edge of design innovation, we’re very excited to launch this valuable design tool.”

Deckorators is the leading brand in composite decking, railings, balusters, post caps and more. For more information, visit

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 throughout North America and in Australia that supply three robust 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