Hot Products from the 2017 International Builders’ Show

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Fiber Cement Decking from Allura
Fiber Cement Decking from Allura
Allura’s fiber cement decking is developed to be flame retardant, moisture defiant, and resistant to woodboring insects, as well as cool on users, feet during hotter months. The product is engineered with a proprietary direct processing system that is said to create a natural look of wood. Allura’s Fiber Cement Decking offers a cedar grain texture and a natural wood brown color with an optional groove or solid edge. With no special tools required, Allura fiber cement decking can be installed on treated or other lumber framing as required. Allura decking products are backed by a 25-year limited warranty. www.allurausa.com


Ultimate Display from Screw Products
Ultimate Display from Screw Products
The new Ultimate Display from Screw Products is a customizable retail display designed to improve presentation and provide stronger pull-through value for LBM dealers. Retailers are able to choose the screws that are best suited for a specific market. Color-coded headers and shelf strips guide customers to the screws needed for different projects. Displays can be customized to a retailer’s specifications for space, or also come in predesigned 4′ to 20′ planograms. www.screw-products.com


Therma-Tru
Therma-Tru Smooth-Star® Shaker-Style Doors
A transitional update to the historic Shaker style, new Smooth-Star Shaker-style doors and sidelites take design cues from Farmhouse, Prairie and Modern architectural elements. The Shaker-Style recessed panels are designed to feature a larger daylight opening. Available with privacy and textured glass, new simulated divided lites (SDLs) feature a flat profile to complement the design and coordinate with a home’s window grid pattern. Fits more openings with 31 new door styles in both 6’8″ and 8’0″ heights. The Craftsman Lite 2-panel Shaker flush-glazed door is suitable for front entry, side and back doors, while the 2-panel Craftsman Shaker door is best for utility door applications. www.thermatru.com


Matterhorn Metal Roofing from CertainTeed
Matterhorn Metal Roofing from CertainTeed
CertainTeed has acquired the Matterhorn metal roofing brand from Michigan-based manufacturer Quality Edge, Inc. The Matterhorn brand offers three architectural roofing profiles—Tile, Slate, and Shake—which are designed to replicate the colors, shadows and detail of their traditional counterparts while providing the increased durability of metal engineering. Available in numerous colors, including ENERGY STAR® rated options, Matterhorn is designed to address environmental concerns such as wind resistance, solar reflectance, impact resistance, and recyclability. www.matterhornmetalroofing.com


Boise Cascade
Boise Cascade BC CONNECT® Mobile App
The new mobile app from Boise Cascade was developed to allow sales teams for LBM dealers the opportunity to work from anywhere. The app includes product, project and customer information accessible anywhere with Internet access. The newly released app is available for Apple and Android mobile devices, allowing sales people, designers, and drivers to share product photography as well as installation and product guides, code reports and more. Projectspecific information displays materials lists, allowing sales teams to keep builder customers informed of their project status. www.bcconnect.com


Tamlyn XtremeBlock Flashing System
Tamlyn XtremeBlock Flashing System
Tamlyn XtremeBlock system leverages shingle-style water management principles. The system is designed so that water management capability is enhanced by an overlapping bottom drip edge, shingle-style component overlap, end dams that prevent water from running over sides (thus maintaining horizontal spacing from siding to prevent soaking), and an angled top with center dam to direct water flow away from wall and fixture. XtremeBlock flashing system offers a cellular PVC face that provides superior screw holding capability, and is available in a variety of precut options and sizes for a range of applications. The manufacturer uses its own paint line to ensure consistent color matching with all major siding manufacturers. www.tamlyn.com


ClosetMaid ExpressShelf
ClosetMaid® ExpressShelf™ Shelf and Rod System
The ExpressShelf system from ClosetMaid is being marketed as a fast and affordable alternative to traditional plank and pole products. The patent-pending pre-finished solid shelf and rod system is designed to install quickly using basic tools and a drilling template and is said to eliminate the need for ladders, caulking, and painting. The system can be pre-fabricated off-site and installed at a rate of one minute per lineal foot. Available in basic laminate or melamine option, the ExpressShelf system is recommended for reach-in and walk-in closets, coat closets, laundry rooms, linen closets, and pantries. The system can be installed directly to studs or drywall mounted using anchors. Designed to be installed after-paint by either trim carpenters or specialty contractors. www.closetmaidpro.com/expressshelf


WINBAG Inflatable Shims
WINBAG Inflatable Shims
The WINBAG inflatable shim is designed to change the way installers work. The inflatable air cushion made of fiber-reinforced material is said to provide a maximum pressure of up to 300 lbs. and can be used to replace shims and wedges in a wide variety of applications. WINBAGS are recommended by the manufacturer for use in windows installations, positioning heavy doors, and for leveling furniture, kitchen cabinets, and household appliances. The new patent pending WINBAG CONNECT allows users to click WINBAGS together at each corner, creating shapes and patterns to suit individual needs. For each WINBAG connected, the load capacity increases up to a maximum recommended 1,000 lbs. www.winbagusa.com


Ultralox Interlocking Railing Assembly
Ultralox Interlocking™ Railing Assembly
Ultralox’s Interlocking patented technology is said to allow lumberyards the ability to fabricate powder-coated aluminum railing panels within minutes. The interlocking components are then installed on the jobsite without any special tools, mechanical fasteners, or welding. The structural, ICC-ES AC273-tested products can be produced in a variety of profiles, configurations, and colors, all developed to provide aesthetics as well as strength and reliability. Features a hidden fastener system with no welds or rivets. Available in two sizes, Lox 8 and Lox 12. Lox 8 is designed for highvolume deck builders, lumberyards and property management companies. Lox 12 is geared toward those providing high-production deck railing panels as well as custom height railing, fencing, and stair panels. Engineered and approved to ICC-ES AC273 commercial and residential building codes. www.ultraloxinterlocking.com


AGS Stainless Railing Systems
High-Polish Finish for AGS Stainless Railing Systems
AGS Stainless has introduced a new high-polish finish option across its entire product lineup of custom-made, prefabricated stainless steel railing systems suitable for institutional, commercial and residential applications. The high-polish finish was developed as an additional option for architects and designers working with railing systems in outdoor living spaces, common areas, and rooftop decks. The new product is made from A316 marine-grade stainless steel and provides additional corrosion protection for projects located within harsh coastal environments. www.AGSstainless.com


Tyvek Protec from DuPont
Tyvek® Protec™ from DuPont™
DuPont’s Tyvek Protec roofing underlayment is designed to protect a roof during installation. It is suitable for use by professional roofers and exterior contractors in new construction or in re-roofing projects as a secondary water barrier on steep-sloped roofs (2:12 or higher) under asphalt shingle, tile, metal, cedar, or slate. Tyvek Protec aims to enable effective installation in dry, wet, hot, cold, or dirty weather conditions. An embossed pattern has been designed to provide better traction and grip while walking on the roof. The product lays flat and is wrinkle-free and designed to be easy to chalk. Available in U.S. and Canada and supported by the DuPont Tyvek specialist network for additional knowledge and support. www.Tyvek.com/protec


FLIR MR160 Image Moisture Meter
FLIR MR160 Image Moisture Meter
FLIR’s MR160 image moisture meter contains builtin IGM thermal image technology, allowing users to see hidden cold spots associated with moisture evaporation. With IGM, an onboard laser pointer, and cross-hair display, the MR160 is designed to let users focus in on trouble spots. The meter’s screen allows for documented thermal images and moisture readings, and while the meter was developed to feature pinless technology for faster non-intrusive measurements, an external pin probe is included for contact moisture measurements. Comes with an internal battery that’s rechargeable via USB. www.flir.com/mr160


BarnCraft Collection
BarnCraft Collection from GlassCraft
GlassCraft Door Company expanded its product line of rolling doors and hardware with its latest BarnCraft Collection. Available in four design series, including the Barn Door Series, Contemporary Series, Solid Door Series, and the Glass Door Series, the doors feature barn wood finishes and are available with metal grille inserts designed for a polished mid-century look. Hardware options include stainless steel rollers, bypass brackets, soft-close option, and a range of handles and pulls. www.glasscraft.com


VERSATEX Canvas Series
VERSATEX Canvas Series PVC Trim
VERSATEX previewed its new Canvas Series trim at IBS. The cellular PVC trim product line will be available this spring in two profiles, WP4 and 4″ crown. The new series employ patterned wood grain laminates engineered to bond to moistureresistant cellular PVC. Developed with the intent to pair the durability of PVC with the look of stained hardwood, each of the new profiles will be available in three finishes that are designed to replicate the look of Black Cherry, Macore, and Walnut. www.versatex.com/canvas-series


Ultra-tec 102 Series Kit
Ultra-tec® 102 Series Kit
The new 102 Series Kit from Ultra-tec consists of a short threaded stud on one end and a Pull Lock® fitting on the other. Designed to be an aestheticallypleasing solution, the hardware hides inside the post, with only the cap protruding from the backside of the post—there is nothing but cable in between. Installation is said to be simple and uses common tools: a hex wrench, an open end wrench, and a cable cutting tool. The 102 Series Kit was developed to be used on through-the-post configurations in wood or metal posts and is available with 1/8″ and 3/16″ cable. www.ultra-tec.com


Combi-MR from Combilift
Combi-MR from Combilift
The Combi-MR, a multi-directional reach truck from Combilift, is designed to allow the operator to perform compact turns in confined spaces, creating the opportunity to reduce aisle width and increase storage space. A multifunctional controlled joystick is designed to allow the operator to change direction and travel speed in a smooth seamless motion, in addition to full control of all the hydraulic functions. The Combi-MR was developed to handle both palletized and longer loads. A single drive wheel is fitted with a large 16″ rubber tire and features 360° steering rotation. The rear articulated axle is said to provide maximum traction and a smoother ride for the operator, especially across uneven floors. www.combilift.com


DUCHESNE Building Products Nails
DUCHESNE Building Products Nails
DUSCHENE Building Products manufactures common and handdrive construction nails as well as pneumatic collated nails. The nails are designed with specific use areas in mind, and are engineered to offer various degrees of protection against corrosion including electro galvanized, hot dip galvanized and stainless steel. Product displays are color-coded to match packaging formats to simplify in-store merchandising and feature a self-serve guide to assist customers in choosing the correct projectspecific nail. www.duchesneUS.com


Dexerdry Weatherproof Seals
Dexerdry Weatherproof Seals
Dexerdry is a patented above-floor joist flange gutter that is placed between slotted composite deck boards and is designed to prevent water and the elements from penetrating the surface of the deck. The use of Dexerdry between deck boards is said to provide a virtually dry space under any outside deck. Made in the U.S. with recycled, environmentally friendly materials, the product aims to eliminate water issues, including mold and mosquito problems, from groundlevel decks. Product is designed to be easy to install with just a rubber mallet and is available in various sizes to match deck boards. Maintained by power washing and designed to withstand rain, sun and elements. www.dexerdry.com


Merbau Decking from Woodstock Timbers
Merbau Decking from Woodstock Timbers
Australia’s Woodstock Timber is introducing Merbau decking to the U.S. market. Merbau is a sustainably harvested timber with natural high density. Described as fire- and termite-resistant, the company says Merbau can last 40 years or more depending on maintenance and location. The Faux Painted Lifestyle Designer Decking is available in four colors: Red Mist, Grey Ghost, Wild Oates, and Natural Antique. The product also is available in three finishes: Wire Brush, Rough Sawn, and Reclaimed Lumber. The Lifestyle Designer Decking is pre-finished and manufactured in lengths in multiples of 16″ with square cut ends. Woodstock Timbers says Merbau is the most used decking timber in Australia, where extremes in temperature and weather conditions are similar to conditions across the U.S. www.woodstocktimbers.com

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