DuraLife by Barrette Outdoor Living Named Recipient of The Home Depot Canada’s 2020 Innovation of the Year Award

BIDDEFORD, ME (December 17, 2020) – DuraLife by Barrette Outdoor Living is the recipient of The Home Depot Canada’s 2020 Innovation of the Year Award for the Step-Clip® System used with its eco-friendly composite decking products.

Commended for improving product experience, DuraLife’s Step-Clip System was recognized for reinventing composite deck installation. The Step-Clip System is a hidden fastener system that nails directly to deck joists enabling deck boards to be installed by stepping on them until they snap securely into place on the fastener strip. The system eliminates the need to repeatedly screw deck boards onto framing — reducing installation times by up to 50%.

DuraLife deck boards also feature CoolTracTM — a polypropylene and hardwood composite material which is engineered to stay significantly cooler than other composite deck boards while providing superior slip resistance and features variegated color and wood grain patterns that provide a wood-like appearance.

Produced in Biddeford, ME, the Step-Clip System and the decking boards used in conjunction with it, are also sold in the U.S.

“Barrette Outdoor Living is a company steeped in a history of innovation. We are proud of our DuraLife brand for continuing that tradition,” said Jean desAutels, President of Barrette Outdoor Living.


About DuraLife by Barrette Outdoor Living

Barrette Outdoor Living is the leading North American supplier of exterior home products to the residential market. Barrette Outdoor Living produces vinyl, aluminum and steel fence and railing; composite decking; and other outdoor products sold through specialty retailers, home centers and lumberyards. Barrette Outdoor Living employs more than 2,000 people at 10 locations throughout the United States and at its distribution center in Canada. DuraLife, acquired by Barrette Outdoor Living in 2018, operates a 100,000 square foot manufacturing and warehouse facility in Biddeford, ME. For more information, visit duralifedecking.com.