North American Deck & Railing Association - NADRA - Your source for Decks and Outdoor Living
North American Deck and Railing Association
888-NADRA4U
NADRA is the Voice of the Deck and Railing Industry
NADRA Blog | Site Map | Contact NADRA | Home

GALLERY OF DECK PICTURES | FIND DECK BUILDERS | ABOUT US | JOIN NADRA | MEMBERS LOGIN

corner spacer corner spacer
For Consumers - NADRA.ORG is the premier On-Line Destination for Getting Your Outdoor Living Project Done
  Deck Picture Gallery
  Find Deck Builders
  Materials Guide
  Deck Safety
  Deck For A Soldier
  Articles, News & Info
  Give Feedback

Members Area and Membership Renewal Forms
  Members Login
  Photo Gallery Login
  Local NADRA Chapters
  Education
  Member Change Form
  Media Kit

Information For The Deck and Railing Industry Including Suppliers, News, Events and NADRA Board Members
  Members Directory
  R|D|J - Deck Expo
  Industry Services
  Industry Reps/Branch
  Industry News
  Code
  Article Of The Month
  Events Calendar
  NADRA Board Members
  BOD Nominees
  NADRA Committees
  Give Feedback

Join NADRA And Grow Your Business
  Membership Benefits
  Membership/Renewal
  Application

  Code of Ethics
  Contact NADRA

corner spacer corner spacer

corner spacer corner spacer

CLICK HERE TO VIEW ARCHIVED eNEWSLETTERS

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP FOR NADRA's eNEWSLETTER -
"The BUZZ"


Osmose Wood Preservation Technologies

Osmose® MicroPro® Technology
NADRA Deck Safety Sponsor 2009

corner spacer corner spacer

NADRA'S DECK VIDEOS & DECK SAFETY VIDEOS
Deck Safety Awarenes
An effort to promote outdoor living in a beautiful and safe environment


Is Your Deck Safe?

Deck Safety Tips- Promoting Deck Safety Awareness

Deck Safety - Custom Video Order Form for DSM & Check Your Deck

Deck Safety - Deck Evaluation Form

Deck Safety - Consumer Checklist


Deck Safety Awareness

NADRA Produces Check Your Deck® Video Campaign to Educate Consumers about Deck Safety Month®

In 2006 NADRA, The North American Deck and Railing Association declared May as Deck Safety Month®. NADRA's Deck safety program is an effort to save lives and prevent injuries.
After 7 years of promoting May as Deck Safety Month®, the association decided on a new method of reaching the masses this year. The new video was produced using images and text to drive a strong message to consumers about NADRA's Check Your DeckĀ® evaluation forms and the 10-point checklist. The video can be found on NADRA's website at www.NADRA.org. The association posted the video to their YouTube channel and to various Social Media Networks.

Michael Beaudry, Executive VP of NADRA states, "Our number one priority to the public is to ensure that the decks they and their families enjoy are safe. NADRA takes this responsibility seriously, and has created campaigns and education programs and certifications for home inspectors, code officials, engineers, architects, builders, distributors, lumberyards and manufacturers to improve proper installation practices along with checklists and safety awareness information for consumers to follow."

The video can be used in making the consumer aware of the necessity of choosing a professional deck contractor, providing regular maintenance and inspection, and knowing the limits of the deck structure.

The number of deck failures and resulting injuries has been increasing at an alarming rate. 40 million decks in the United States are over 20 years old, so it's crucial for homeowners to check their decks. The purpose of the new video is to reach more people in a shorter amount of time.

"I think NADRA drives home the message that decks don't last forever, they need to be maintained, and they need to be inspected. As we turn to our decks for outdoor living, we must be aware of the hazards that can be created...and avoided." Says Glenn Mathewson, NADRA's Technical Advisor & Master Code Professional.

NADRA is dedicated to increasing public awareness of the necessity for regular inspection and maintenance of existing decks and proper installation of new decks. NADRA encourages you to redistribute the new video on your websites and different social media outlets.

Heather Beaudry, NADRA's National Program Coordinator and Social Media advocate states: "Technology and social media have made sharing news second-nature to so many people. Social Media is word-of-mouth marketing, powered by technology in twenty twelve. Now that we have produced a video like this, NADRA members, and now homeowners can follow, friend, tweet, share, like, post, and even pin this new video! We can go viral, even on a non-profits budget! How cool is THAT?!"

The Quality of Your Deck


Designing Your Deck


Selecting A Professional Deck Builder


NADRA Immediate Past President - Shawn Miller


Check Your Deck®

Photo of Deck Collapse



Click here to download the Consumer Checklist!

Click here to download the Deck Evaluation Form!

Click here to check out the
DSM Postcard


Protect your family and friends.
Get a once-a-year deck inspection by a qualified professional.


North American Deck and Railing Association - P.O. Box 829, Quakertown, PA 18951 - Phone: 215.679.4884 - Fax: 888.623.7248

Privacy Policy | Terms of Use | Trademark Usage Policy