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Deckorators Announces Availability of Revolutionary Vault Decking

Grand Rapids, Mich., January 20, 2016 – Deckorators® is pleased to announce the availability of revolutionary Deckorators Vault composite decking — a product that looks and works just like wood, but is stronger and more stable than anything on the wood-alternative decking market today.

Vault’s strength comes from patented EovationsTM technology, which gives it the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio, and unmatched stability. Deckorators backs Vault with an industry-leading 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement warranty.

“Deckorators Vault decking is a giant leap forward in wood-alternative decking, and we’re excited to make it available for 2016,” said Chris Camfferman, director of category marketing for Universal Forest Products, Inc. (UFPI). Deckorators is a leading brand of the Universal Forest Products family of companies 

“It is unique in the true sense of the word: No decking uses this technology, nothing looks or works like it, and nothing on the market lasts as long,” Camfferman said. “It will meet the rigorous needs of deck builders, and is certain to exceed the performance and aesthetic expectations of homeowners. This is the newest and best generation in a product category that was waiting for an extraordinary breakthrough. Vault is it.”

The revolutionary Eovations process creates a composite that performs, feels and looks like wood — without any wood content. Vault cuts, drills, shapes and fastens as easily as wood. Yet it is 35 percent lighter than WPC and similar in weight to PVC, making it easy for contractors to handle on the job site. It’s also twice as strong as PVC decking based on stiffness-to-weight ratio, and more durable than the strongest lumber in the world.

Vault is made of polyolefins and minerals, and features a lightweight but tough composite core with no organic content. The extruded Eovations process results in a fibrous, stable deck board that stays put when installed and is not affected by sun, water or microbes because it uses no organic material.

“Deckorators Vault decking is designed to help contractors set themselves apart and improve the overall experience of installing a premium, beautiful deck,” Camfferman said. “Deck builders can also have peace of mind from our industry-leading warranty, including the 25-year removal-and-replacement warranty that’s the first of its kind.”

Measuring 7/8” thick x 5-1/2” wide, Deckorators Vault boards come in beautiful dusk and mesquite color options, with slotted- or solid-edge profiles for design flexibility. Fascia is available in both dusk and mesquite and also comes in white.

“With Deckorators Vault decking, we talk not only about strength-to-weight ratio for contractors, but also strength-to-beauty ratio for homeowners,” Camfferman said. “Today’s consumers want unique, long-lasting outdoor living spaces that help them stand out from the crowd. Deckorators Vault decking is made to deliver a beautiful look and unparalleled performance over time.”

For more information including where to buy Deckorators Vault decking, visit deckorators.com/vault.

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. Universal Consumer Products offers a large portfolio of outdoor living products, including wood composite decking, decorative balusters, post caps and plastic lattice. 

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

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EOVATIONS, LLC
Eovations, LLC, an affiliate of Universal Forest Products, Inc., (Nasdaq: UFPI), is a technology-driven company founded to bring patented EovationsTM technology to commercialization in a broad range of applications. Eovations licenses the use of components made with Eovations technology to independent product manufacturers for predefined applications. The company also licenses independent manufacturers to use Eovations technology in their own operations for pre-defined applications. Eovations technology was originally developed by The Dow Chemical Company. Headquartered in Bay City, Mich., USA, Eovations, LLC is pursuing licensing relationships for Eovations technology with leaders in product innovation globally. For more information, go to www.eovationsllc.com.

UNIVERSAL FOREST PRODUCTS, INC. (NASDAQ: UFPI)
Universal Forest Products, Inc. is a $2.7 billion holding company with subsidiaries throughout North America and in Australia that supply wood, wood composite and other products to three robust markets: retail, construction and industrial. The Company is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Mich., and is celebrating its 60th year in business. For more information about Universal Forest Products, Inc., or its affiliated operations, go to www.ufpi.com.

 

 

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