Hot Products from the 2017 International Builders’ Show

MFM Peel & Seal Retail Rolls
MFM Peel & Seal® Retail Rolls
MFM Building Products now offers 4″, 6″ and 9″ sizes of aluminum and white Peel & Seal in shrink-wrapped and labeled rolls for retail display. As an effort to increase sales opportunities for LBM dealers, new labels have been introduced to help increase shelf visibility and include English, Latin American Spanish, and French Canadian text to serve a diverse customer base. Peel & Seal is developed to be used on metal roofs, sealing seams, flashing around exterior penetrations, and any hard-to-waterproof area. The product is designed to eliminate the infiltration of water, moisture, air, and noise to prevent damage to the building structure.

Boral TruExterior
Boral® TruExterior® 8″ and 10″ Bevel Siding
Boral TruExterior 8″ and 10″ bevel siding boasts a true taper and deep shadow lines designed to mimic wood. The siding is developed to reduce the moisture and thermal movement-related issues seen with natural and some alternative materials. Made with Boral’s proprietary blend of polymers and fly ash, TruExterior Bevel Siding is designed to offer stability for reduced expansion and contraction, and durability for resistance to warping, cracking, and splitting. As a result, the material requires no sealing of ends or cuts in the field, was developed to be used in ground-contact applications, and can be painted any color (including dark hues). Contains 70% recycled materials and carries a 20-year limited warranty.

CrystalRail from Regal Ideas
CrystalRail from Regal Ideas
Regal Ideas’ new CrystalRail is marketed as the only frameless glass railing system on the market. Designed to be DIY friendly, the system is constructed with 10mm tempered glass panels with no posts and no top or bottom rails. CrystalRails’ egg-shaped Design PODS hold the glass panels in place, distributing the force and weight throughout the system. The PODS include an internal horizontal and vertical level axis to allow for alignment with the next panel. Each POD also includes internal low voltage LED lighting. The tempered glass panels are 98% free of iron to allow LED light to travel through each panel, giving the illusion of a lit perimeter around each panel.

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Masonite Heritage Series
Masonite® Heritage® Series Fiberglass Entry Doors
Masonite’s new three-panel doors are available in 6’8″ and 8′ heights. Doors feature an optional dentil shelf as well as architecturally correct detailing to reflect the look of a real wood cottageor bungalow-inspired door design. A 22″ x 17″ light frame allows the door to be glazed, and a 10″ panel at the bottom of the doors meets ADA requirements. Masonite’s new series features a decorative glass design called Heartland. Opaque or craftsman glass designs are available. The door is offered in both smooth surface and a new fir grain texture.

SAPPHIRE Supply from MiTek
SAPPHIRE Supply from MiTek
Designed specifically to meet the needs of lumber dealers, SAPPHIRE Supply is a single-source BIM software solution designed to offer complete and accurate digital structural frames. With SAPPHIRE Supply, a wide range of structural products can be designed and specified into the roofs, floors, and walls of residential structures, including leading proprietary engineered wood products (EWP), APA-rated EWP products, dimensional lumber, and metal connectors. SAPPHIRE Supply can also generate estimates for non-structural materials, such as drywall, house wrap and even millwork. SAPPHIRE Supply’s flexible formulabuilder gives users the power to define their own accumulation rules to achieve accurate material counts.

Outdoor Kitchen Collection from Trex
Outdoor Kitchens™ Collection from Trex
Trex has introduced sink and grill bases as well as customizable entertainment cabinets. The Outdoor Kitchens components were designed to hide plumbing and propane hook-ups while also providing storage for utensils. Components are available in five Trex Transcend® shades: Havana Gold, Island Mist, Spiced Rum, Lava Rock, and Tiki Torch. Optional roll-out drawers and shelving are available, and pieces can be further customized with marble, granite, or stone tops (purchased separately). The collection is manufactured with a dense, low-maintenance resin that Trex says won’t warp, fade or crack, with an adhesive-welded interior of 3/4″ white PVC.

ForceField Air and Water Barrier Panels from GP
Georgia-Pacific’s ForceField Air and Water Barrier is designed to keep potentially harmful water out of a structure during construction, and for the life of the building. ForceField consists of engineered wood sheathing panels laminated with a proprietary air and water barrier and is installed like standard plywood or OSB sheathing panels. Once ForceField wall sheathing is installed on a structure, the panel joints are taped with ForceField seam tape (which helps prevent air infiltration and leaks), thus creating an integrated air and water barrier system and eliminating the need for house wrap. Suitable for residential or light commercial applications, ForceField panels are available in 7/16 CAT thickness, and sizes of 4×8, 4×9, and 4×10. ForceField comes with a lifetime limited warranty for the homeowner and a two-year pre-installation warranty for the builder.

Fiberon Relax Decking
Fiberon Relax Decking
With its new Relax decking line, Fiberon aims to offer the benefits of composite decking at the pricing of wood. Relax decking is made through a patented process that fuses together recycled synthetic fibers. It is designed not to be affected by moisture, thereby avoiding cracks, splits, and splinters associated with wood products. Relax decking is manufactured without wood fillers. Decking boards come prefinished with a protective two-coat surface-bond color layer containing UV inhibitors, anti-oxidants, and biocides. The matte finish resists staining and is developed to be easy to clean with soap and water. Available in Front Porch Gray and Barnwood Brown colors. Covered by a 15-year residential limited warranty.

Blue Barrie Liquid Wrap 2300
Blue Barrier™ Liquid Wrap 2300 from PolyWall
Blue Barrier Liquid Wrap 2300 is a fully adhered, permeable, air and moisture building envelope protection membrane designed to provide adhesion and bond with multiple substrates. The product can be applied with an approved airless sprayer, power roller, or a standard roller or brush. Liquid Wrap 2300 is used for full wall assembly air and moisture barrier and vertical abovegrade multiple substrate protection. With a one-step application process, no primer is required. The product has a Class A surface burn rating and is designed to provide added protection against flame spread and smoke development. Available in 5-gallon pails or 50-gallon drums.

LP® SmartSide Vertical Siding
LP® SmartSide® Vertical Siding
LP SmartSide Vertical Siding is made of a treated engineered wood strand substrate with shadow lines and cedar-grain texture. This vertical siding is suited for the board-andbatten architectural style. This panel is a no-groove square edge that measures 3/8″ x 16″ x 16′ and was developed to eliminate visible horizontal joints. The panel is most typically used with LP SmartSide 4/4″ x 2.5″ trim in board-and-batten applications. The siding is pre-primed for enhanced paint adhesion and is designed to work and cut like wood while requiring no special tools. Manufactured with LP’s proprietary SmartGuard® process, which was developed to provide additional strength to the substrate and to help it resist moisture, fungal decay and termite damage.

Destination Doorglass from ODL
Destination Doorglass from ODL
ODL’s Destination Doorglass is designed to incorporate linear and organic patterns while also allowing for visual privacy without filtering out sunlight. The new collection features four different designs: Courtyard, Crosswalk, Parkway, and Waterside. Destination Doorglass is ENERGY STAR® compliant when used with an ENERGY STAR door or sidelight. The products are certified by the Insulating Glass Certification Council (IGCC), which evaluates performance, durability, and longevity. ODL also says each Doorglass must survive an in-house test of 125,000 slam cycles before it’s introduced to the market.

STORMGUARD Nails from MAZE Nails
STORMGUARD® Nails from MAZE Nails
Made in Peru, Ill. Maze Nails’ STORMGUARD Double Hot-Dipped Galvanized Nails, which are dipped twice in molten zinc, carry a lifetime warranty against rust. STORMGUARD nails meet ASTM A-153 specifications for hot-dipped galvanized hardware and MAZE says the nails exceed specs in most cases. The nails are used in roofing, siding, decking and trim applications, or anywhere that rusty nails would be unsightly or deteriorate and contribute to structural failure.

FineLine Wall & Ceiling
FineLine Wall & Ceiling Paneling from Woodtone
Woodtone has expanded its Wall & Ceiling Paneling Collection to include a new profile called FineLine, an end-matched, penny gap, SPF paneling product prefinished in a range of six semi-transparent colors. The hand-selected substrate is made from a tight grain wood that is said to be known for durability and environmental sustainability. FineLine is recommended for kitchen, bathroom and living space applications inside the home as well as porch ceilings and soffit outside. Matching trim and touch up kits are available.

DeckWise Altitudes Pedesta System
DeckWise® Altitudes Pedestal™ System
The new DeckWise system for elevating 24″ x 24″ hardwood deck tiles has been developed to build horizontal decking over underutilized spaces such as sloped rooftops and plaza areas. Pedestals will elevate 24″-square modular hardwood deck tiles over cracked concrete or walkways to build patio areas into more attractive, functional spaces. The Altitudes Pedestal™ system enables contractors or homeowners to easily and quickly build an elevated all-natural hardwood deck surface. Build over sloping or uneven substrates—over pipes, cables, drains, or service ducts—without the need to construct expensive supporting sub-structures of sleepers/joists. Pedestals utilize a self-leveling swivel head with slope compensation from 0 to 5%. A screw-jack base is said to make final adjustments effortless for level deck tile surfaces. Schedule 40 PVC pipe (up to 24″ at maximum safe height) allows for each pedestal to support live loads up to 1,200 lbs.

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