Versatility on display at DeckExpo in Dallas

Deck manufacturers showcase products that bring more style and uses to outdoor living spaces.
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Decking that is versatile in functionality and style was on display at the 2021 edition of DeckExpo.

In its inaugural year of joining the Pool/Spa/Patio Expo (PSP) as an in-person event, decking, railing, and fastener manufacturers brought their latest products to the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Nov. 16-Nov. 18.

At the Deckorators booth, the composite decking manufacturer featured its Voyage line with a new color tone: Sedona. The Deckorators display also featured displays of how various deck widths can be combined for both decking and cladding purposes.

Jase DeBoer, senior category marketing manager at Deckorators, said the more “compartmentalizing” is taking place in the latest deck designs as homeowners use them for various outdoor living experiences.

“Accents of the interior design are being brought to the outside for more uses,” DeBoer said.

Deck boards are being applied in multiple fashions as well. At Deckorators, the company’s products were displayed as both cocktail rails for entertaining, cladding on the exterior of a home, or even as a siding function. 

“There is a desire for more versatile uses of decking,” DeBoer explained.

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Feeney displayed a collection of awnings, railings, and infills that included many color and design options. 

Jennifer Wilde, digital marketing manager at Feeney, said some of the company's latest products match up with hot trends seen in lighting and hardware. 

“People are bringing the outside to the inside,” Wilde said. “It creates a seamless curated experience.”

At CAMO, the fastener and tool manufacturer, the company featured its ClipDrive. Designed for fastening CAMO Universal Deck Clips, the ergonomic, lightweight tool attaches to any drill and allows the user to stand comfortably while fastening any type of grooved deck board.

Regarding trends in the construction of decks, the beauty of the product has become essential to deck builders.

“A lot of contractors are paying a lot closer attention to the final aesthetics of decks,” said Dan Kennard, vice president of brand development at National Nail - the parent company of CAMO products.