Product Picks: February 2017

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Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch.

TYTAN-Fill-All
TYTAN Fill All Foam Sealant
Selena USA’s TYTAN Fill All Insulating Foam Sealant was developed to effectively fill small and large gaps, eliminating the need for retailers to stock project-specific foam sealants. TYTAN Fill All is designed to fill small gaps from 1/4″ to large 3″ gaps without losing adhesion or effectiveness. Fill All can be used in all general gap filling applications as well as around windows and doors. The product is said to offer 15% to 25% more yield than competitive brands. Comes in a 12-ounce can with straw applicator. www.SelenaUSA.com


ThermalBuck ROESE
ThermalBuck™ High-Performance ROESE
ThermalBuck is a high-performance ROESE (Rough Opening Extension Support Element) that extends the mounting point of windows and doors to meet the exterior insulation and/or rainscreen plane. ThermalBuck is mounted with sealant and secured with nails or screws directly into the rough openings for windows and doors. It is designed to simplify the installation of windows with rigid trim. The product insulates the mounting points around windows and extends to create a flush plane with continuous installation to adhere to cladding. Made of a type XIV EPS encased in a polyurethane/polyuria blend coating, using ThermalBuck when installing windows and rigid foam is said to save both installation time and material costs over traditional wood products. www.thermalbuck.com



Haas Garage Doors 360 Series New Colors
Each door is handcrafted and designed to add a contemporary look to any home. Manufactured with rust- and corrosionfree commercial grade aluminum, each 360 Series door is built with tongueand- groove section joints. Glass options include 1/8″ tempered, 1/4″ laminate, 1/2″ insulated tempered. New color options include powder coated woodgrain finishes in 14 options (Oregon Douglas, National Oak, American Douglas, Knotty Pine, Colony Maple, European Cherry, Table Cherry, American Maple, Golden Oak, Teak, Cherry, National Cherry, National Walnut and Dark Walnut). The doors also come in Clear Anodized, Dark Bronze Anodized, Black Anodized, Polar White, Almond, Sahara Tan, Sandstone (shown), Gray, Painted Bronze, Brown, Hunter Green and Charcoal. www.haasdoor.com


Ply Gem Steel Siding
Steel Siding from Ply Gem
Ply Gem’s Steel Siding Collection is a new category for the company. Made from galvanized steel, the new siding is developed to withstand hail, wind and snow. The collection is available in bold colors as well as darker grays, blues and greens. A silicon modified polyester coating and embossed wood grain pattern are designed to deliver texture as well as color retention. Backed by 50- year hail and 35-year fade guarantees. An accelerated delivery program promises lead times of just days. www.plygem.com


Masonite VistaGrande
Masonite® VistaGrande™ Three-Quarter Lite and Half Lite Doors
Masonite says its new flush-glazed fiberglass entry door is designed with approximately 18% more glass than most comparable products. The new door is offered in a textured fir grain as well as the traditional smooth surface, which the company says makes it the only fir grain flush-glazed door in the marketplace. VistaGrande’s fiberglass construction is designed to be durable and resistant to denting, splitting, cracking, warping, and rusting. The new door is available in 6’8″ and 8′ heights. The 6’8″ VistaGrande three-quarter lite comes with a 22″ or 26″x48″ glass with one panel at the bottom. The 8′ door comes in 22″ or 26″x64″ glass with one panel at the bottom. Available in three textured glass options, the door carries a limited lifetime warranty. www.masonite.com


Clubhouse Decking
Clubhouse Decking from The Tapco Group
Clubhouse decking is composed of a proprietary cell structure and protective capstock technology which is said to assure superior strength and impact resistance, coupled with protection against extreme weather and ultraviolet light. The low-gloss, skid-resistant surface is engineered to feel solid underfoot and never needs painting. Clubhouse decking features the Hardwood Collection, with variegated wood grains, and the EarthTone Collection of solid shades that provide the look of painted timbers without the maintenance. Dual-color, dual-embossed planks make it easy to mix and match shades for a custom effect. Clubhouse vinyl decking features a limited lifetime warranty with 25-year fade and stain protection. www.clubhousedecking.com


Davinci Roofscapes
Bellaforté Shakes from Davinci Roofscapes
Davinci Roofscapes’ Bellaforté roofing tiles are built to be a durable and low maintenance way to achieve a natural hand-split cedar shake look with slanted sawn edges and staggered lengths. Bellaforté utilizes a proprietary VariBlend® technology to form varying shades from tile to tile. Each Bellaforté blend is formulated from different shake tones developed to create a natural variance in color designed to enhance a realistic appearance. Bellaforté roofing tiles are available in EcoBlend cool roof colors designed to help reduce heating and cooling costs and meet LEED-NC, and are ENERGY STAR® qualified. The snap-fit tiles are created with a built-in rain gutter and are said to drastically improve wind performance. Available in 12″ tile wide and an average 1″ thickness reminiscent of jumbo shakes. 100% recyclable. www.davinciroofscapes.com


MI Windows
Vinyl Single-Slide Windows from MI Windows and Doors
MI Windows 1630 series are designed to feature slim profiles that provide large viewing areas and unobstructed outlooks with clean, continuous lines. Available in two- and three-lite configurations with a DP-50 option to enhance performance in coastal areas, the window is available in white, clay, or almond with beveled exterior edges, an integral pull rail and decorative mortise recessed locks. The window’s dual-pane insulated glass packages are designed to offer thermal performance qualities that help lower solar heat gain when temperatures get warmer. Designed to be low-maintenance, the 1630 single slider meets ENERGY STAR® requirements in North-Central, South-Central, and Southern climate zones. www.miwindows.com


DEWALT Screwgun
DEWALT Versa-Clutch™ Adjustable Torque Screwgun
The new 20V Max* XR® Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun from DEWALT features the Versa-Clutch system, designed to dial in the proper torque needed to effectively drive fasteners. For metal-to-metal fastening and commercial roofing and framing, the 20V MAX* XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun with 0-2000 RPMs is developed to sufficiently drive heavyduty fasteners into metal and wood. Features a quick release chuck, easy clutch and depth setting, an LED work light, lock on and belt hook. Comes with a three year limited warranty, 90 day money back guarantee, and a one year free service contract. www.dewalt.com


Trex Signature Railing
Signature® Railing from Trex
The latest line of railing from Trex, Signature features a minimalist design and can span long lengths for panoramic sightlines from decks, patios, balconies and front steps. For added safety, it can be installed with continuously graspable rail options. Made of powder-coated aluminum, the new railing is available in three neutral colors, Charcoal Black, Bronze and Classic White. For further design flexibility, Trex Signature is engineered to be curved to create one-of-a-kind outdoor living spaces. Available in pre-assembled horizontal panels (6’x36″, 8’x36″, 6’x42″ and 8’x42″), the railing is backed by a 25-year limited warranty. www.Trex.com


Benjamin Obdyke
Benjamin Obdyke’s FlatWrap® UV Housewrap
A new release of commercial-grade FlatWrap UV housewrap from Benjamin Obdyke has been specifically designed for use in architectural designs that incorporate open joint claddings. When used in conjunction with a rain screen, it is said to provide superior bulk water drainage, vapor permeability and durability. The product was developed with a high performance tri-laminate design, and a vapor permeability of 35 perms. FlatWrap UV housewrap is said to increase tear and wind load resistance for jobs over 40 feet. FlatWrap UV is said to reduce both material and labor costs. Does not require seams to be taped and its black color is designed to make the product virtually invisible in an open wall assembly. Available in 500 square-foot rolls designed for one-man installation. www.benjaminobdyke.com


MiraTEC Smooth Select
MiraTEC® Smooth Select™ from Jeld-Wen
MiraTEC has introduced a line of exterior trim featuring a completely smooth surface. A proprietary technology is said to resist moisture, rot, termites, warping, splitting and cracking, and is also designed to be easier to handle, cut and nail. MiraTEC Smooth Select is said to be nine times more durable than hardboard/fiber or OSB trim. Primed with an ultra-low VOC white primer that contains mildewcide, Jeld-Wen’s product contributes to LEED® and is made from sustainable materials. MiraTEC is also free of silica, a known carcinogen and contains no added ureaformaldehyde. MiraTEC is backed by a 50-year limited warranty. www.miratectrim.com


Fairway Post Mount
Fairway® Structural Post Mount
Fairway Building Products has added a 42″ Cable Rail Structural Post Mount to its offering. The Fairway Cable Rail System utilizes a proprietary FD Cable Rail Structural Post Mount to accept machinethreaded cable fittings mounted directly to the post mount, designed for stronger cable-to-structure connection. The 42″ Cable Rail Structural Post Mount is designed specifically for the Fairway Cable Rail system in support of what Fairway calls a growing national market demand for 42″ high railing for commercial, multifamily, and multifloor residential railing applications. The 42″ Cable Rail Structural Post Mount is designed to give installers the option of selecting a 36″ or 42″ rail height. www.fairwaybp.com


Empire Auto-Calibrated Levels
Auto-Calibrated Levels from Empire
The new e105 Series’ auto-calibrated feature from Empire Levels is designed to allow users to get a clear and precise digital readout immediately. Empire’s autocalibrated functionality was developed to help guarantee accuracy and efficiency as existing digital level solutions require a manual calibration. The new digital levels aim to provide professionals the compatibility to make precision mode measurements in degree-tenths, degree-hundredths, mm/M or percentage, or the option to take rough-in mode measurements in degrees, in/ft. fractions or in/ft. decimals. Available in magnetic and non-magnetic versions, all of the new digital levels also feature an audio indicator that outputs a continuous tone when in level, dual backlit displays, and a hold function that allows users to lock measurements in position for verification. Each also includes an overhead inverted display, top read digital display, surface grippers and a tilt indicator. Available in sizes ranging from 16″ to 72″ for nonmagnetic and 24″ or 48″ (shown) for magnetic. Most models come with carrying case. www.empirelevel.com


Premier SIPs
Premiere SIPs Premier Platinum Structural Insulated Panels
Premier SIPs introduces Premier Platinum, the next generation of SIPs with graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulated cores, which are designed to be more energy efficient with 20% higher R-values. The new Premier Platinum SIP panels are made of GPS insulation that contains BASF’s Neopor, a rigid foam that integrates high-purity graphite into the polymer matrix. The graphite reflects radiant heat energy like a mirror, and is said to increase the material’s resistance to the flow of heat. Premier’s Platinum core SIPs are designed to be used in building enclosures which demand high performing and stable R-values. www.premiersips.com


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