Hot Products from the 2019 International Builders’ Show

The 2019 International Builders’ Show (IBS), held February 19-21 in Las Vegas featured 2,000-plus exhibitors and covered more than 600,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Despite the backdrop of a rare desert snowfall, IBS 2019 delivered on its reputation as the place to see all the latest, greatest building products and technologies. While the majority of the 67,000 attendees are builders and contractors, IBS has also become known as the single biggest event for LBM dealers to connect directly with manufacturers and to learn about the latest product innovations. As we do each year, the following pages include a sample of products that our team believes may help make a difference for you and your company moving forward. The listings are in no particular order.

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Watairvent Furring Strips from Advanced Building Products
Advanced Building Products’ Watairvent Furring Strips are manufactured using a mold- resistant and non-absorptive composite material designed to not become brittle and crack in cold temperatures or expand in warm temperatures. The patent-pending design has dual drainage and cross- ventilation channels on the front and back side of the furring strip and reduces the surface-to-surface contact found in traditional wooden furring strips by 86%, the company says. Watairvent Furring Strips can also be installed horizontally to create a starter strip. Available in white to match most trim work, or black for open cladding applications. www.advancedbuildingproducts.com

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Atlantis Rail’s Spectrum Cable Railing System
Atlantis Rail’s Spectrum System features pre-drilled square posts and fittings to surface or fascia mount posts and mount customer supplied flat handrails. The cable infill offers a choice between using 1/8″ or 5/32″ cable with HandiSwage Studs. The posts are powder-coated stainless steel and are available in standard colors of black or metallic silver and special colors of pure white, pebble grey, light brown and dark brown. Additional features that can be added to the Spectrum System including handrail mounting brackets to add an ADA compliant handrail. For wide handrails and handrails that need additional structural support, there are reinforcing channels and wide mounting plates to accommodate each situation. Cable stabilizer kits are available when post to post spacing is over 4′ (6′ maximum). www.atlantisrail.com

TimberTech EDGE Prime and Premier Decking
TimberTech EDGE Decking features the same high-performance materials as its existing TimberTech PRO products but in a 3-sided capped board format. The elimination of the protective cap on the back of the product allows for reduced costs without sacrificing long- term performance on the face of the boards, the company says. TimberTech EDGE Decking also employs a new linear, quarter-sawn texture on the face of the board, which is designed to hide minor surface wear and scratches. The TimberTech EDGE Premier Collection boasts a full-profile board that has the heft and visual appeal of traditional sawn-lumber decking whereas TimberTech EDGE Prime Collection’s boards have a scalloped back profile that reduces weight and is said to make job-site handling easier for contractors. www.timbertech.com

CAMO Drive
National Nail’s CAMO Drive is designed to install decks up to five times faster than traditional methods. CAMO Drive is a versatile, collated, ergonomic stand up tool that attaches to any drill offering three fastening methods: Edge, Clip and Face. The CAMO Drive is designed to be easy-to-use, versatile, and easy on your body because CAMO Drive gets contractors off their knees and in a standing position. No matter the deck board brand, CAMO warranties the installation even if the deck board company does not. www.camofasteners.com

Fypon’s Modern Farmhouse Shaker-style shutters
Fypon’s new Modern Farmhouse Shaker- style shutters are said to deliver an authentic look with subtle elegance. This product line expansion pairs with both relaxed and formal variations and is designed for use throughout the home. Crafted from durable polyurethane, Modern Farmhouse Shaker-style shutters are lightweight and designed
to be easy to install, and can be painted to complement a home’s architectural design. Pair with Fypon Beam Mantels and Shelves to add a rustic look to the interior of any home. Fypon also expanded style options for Distinction Crosshead to include Dentil and Bottom Trim, offered in both ready-to-install and trimmable options to complement Victorian, Colonial, Cape Cod and Modern Farmhouse home styles. In addition, Fypon Rafter Tails are now available in five new profile designs to add a decorative touch to structural lumber. www.fypon.com

RailFX with Ultra-tec Cable Railing
Combining the durability of aluminum with innovative design details, RailFX with Ultra-tec cable railing is designed to ensure beauty, structural integrity and ease of installation all while reducing long term maintenance expenses, the company says. All rails and post are made from high strength 600-aluminum extrusions. They can be cut-to-length onsite and assembled using pre-engineered components. To simplify installation, posts are pre-drilled for cable fittings and conceal all hardware. To meet a variety of design needs, 20′ continuous rails are available. No inventory is required for RailFX with Ultra-tec cable railing, and the product is said to be available on a 48-hour quote turnaround, with a drop ship program to lumber dealers. www.thecableconnection.com/ultra-tec

Fiberon Good Life Multi-Chromatic Collection
Distributed by Weyerhaeuser, Fiberon’s Good Life Multi-Chromatic Collection is designed to feature an authentic look of traditional stained decking with a strong composite core that won’t splinter, crack, or decay. A three-sided cap layer is said to resist staining and fading. Made with 94% recycled content and no harmful chemicals, the product does not need sanding, staining, or refinishing. Available colors include: Tuscan Villa, Bungalow, and Beach House (shown). Available with a 25-year stain, fade, and performance warranty. www.weyerhaeuser.com/distribution

Therma-Tru new door surrounds
New door surrounds from Therma-Tru Corp. are designed to add an element of style to Therma- Tru’s complete door system, and help tie the entryway in with the rest of the home’s architectural details. Featuring a hand-selected assortment said to complement virtually any door or home style, Therma-Tru door surrounds are available in a variety of versatile options from Traditional to Modern. They come primed and can be painted or stained to complement a home’s architectural details. All door surrounds come ready to install, and parts can be trimmed to exact measurements in the field. The polyurethane construction is said to be low maintenance and deliver long-lasting performance. www.thermatru.com/elevate

Versatex Weathered Grey Canvas color
Versatex has added a new color to its Canvas Series of wood-toned PVC trimboards. Dubbed Weathered Grey, the new product was developed to closely simulate the pale color, matte surface and deep texture of upcycled cedar planks. Said to be wood-like in workability and highly resistant to sunlight, moisture and heat, Weathered Grey joins the existing color options of Amber, Black Cherry, Macore, and Walnut. Designed for easy installation and consistent appearance, Versatex supplies 1/2″ x 6″ Stealth T&G Beadboard and 1″ x 6″ WP4 profiles, with bed mould or 4″ crown mouldings for each Canvas color. Canvas Series Stealth T&G Beadboard and WP4 profiles are sold in 18′ lengths, while bed mould or 4″ crown mouldings are sold in 16′ lengths, all through Versatex distribution and dealer partners. www.versatex.com

LP SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding
LP SmartSide’s Trim & Siding is now available in a smooth finish. As the latest addition to the LP SmartSide line of high-performance products, LP SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding is designed to offer the appearance of traditional wood with the advanced durability of treated engineered wood. LP SmartSide Smooth Trim & Siding is backed by a 5/50-year limited warranty and features LP’s innovative SmartGuard manufacturing process. This process helps the products resist termites and fungal decay, for long-term strength and durability in a variety of weather conditions. www.lpcorp.com

UltraPro screw from Grabber
Designed to take the hassle out of driving screws, Grabber’s new UltraPro screws are available in an interior and exterior coating. The interior coating is yellow zinc and is said to install fast and offer more holding power than nails and most other wood screws. Yellow zink coated UltraPro screws are designed for framing, fabrication, remodeling projects, and more. Exterior coating features GrabberGard Gold, developed for exterior projects like decking, fascia, brick mold, and fencing. UltraPro’s GrabberGard coating is 1,500-hour salt spray tested and includes a limited lifetime warranty against corrosion. UlltraPro screws feature LOX Recess precision fit, designed to keep the bit engaged with the screw. UltraPro’s extra-sharp QuickGrab point engages and starts immediately into wood, which is said to make it much easier to stabilize the screw and to drive off angle and into tight spots. DrawTite threads were developed to pull wood members together as the screw seats, resulting in a tighter and more accurate connection. www.grabberpro.com/ultrapro

Royal Building Products Conceal column wrap
Conceal column wrap from Royal Building Products is designed for those who appreciate architectural details without extra maintenance. The Conceal 100% cellular PVC column wraps are designed to add a finished touch to porches and other exterior elements, while complementing any home or siding style. Its clamshell design creates a seamless appearance and comes in three kinds of distinction: Traditional, Craftsman, and Builder. www.royalbuildingproducts.com

Qora Cladding
Qora Cladding, manufactured by Arcitell, is a fiber reinforced polymer panel for use as a residential siding. With patented technology and proprietary designs, Qora panels are said to be easy to install, embedded with advanced building science features and are designed to be indistinguishable from traditional stone, brick and cedar cladding. Qora Cladding will be launched the spring of 2019 through select building material dealers. www.qoracladding.com

KLEERWrap 10″ post wrap
Kleer Lumber added a 10″ post wrap to its line of KLEERWrap porch and column wraps. The post wraps, also available in 4″, 6″, and 8″ options, encase existing treated posts to create a finished look without the long-term maintenance hassles of wood. Each wrap comes with three sides preassembled; the installer applies adhesive to the joints of the three-sided piece and secures it around the wood post, then “snaps” the fourth side into place and fastens. Completing the custom look are KLEERWrap Outer Wrap Sets, which are milled to fit precisely around the post wrap to form a cap and base, and accompanying KLEERWrap Bed, Crown, and Base/Cap Mouldings. Like Kleer trimboards, KLEERWrap post wraps are made with expanded cellular PVC, offering the look of wood while remaining impervious to moisture and insects. They are backed by a limited lifetime warranty against splintering, rotting, delamination, and swelling. www.kleerlumber.com

BC Estimator from Boise Cascade

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BC Estimator offers dealers a quick and efficient way to create accurate material lists and layout drawings when engineering analysis is unnecessary. Rather than relying on 3D models, BC Estimator lets estimators import a drawing and trace over members, a feature the company says greatly reduces the time it takes dealers to convert plans to material lists. The tool integrates with BC Connect to transfer material lists automatically, saving time and reducing the potential for mistakes caused by manually inputting data. With the help of BC Connect, BC Estimator users can manage projects from quotation to delivery. www.bc.com/software

New profile colors from ClipStone
ClipStone will debut two new colors this year. Osceola has long been one of the most popular colors in the Environmental StoneWorks’ showroom, and has now made the move over to ClipStone. The profile is designed to simulate a clear, Arctic white with just a hint of blue that the company says is a “clean, sparkling beauty.” The Teton Grey profile (pictured) is the result of customer feedback from those looking for a universal, cool-toned color, the company says. Teton Grey profile is designed to match most siding as well as be practical and sophisticated in appearance. www.myclipstone.com

DaVinci Roofscapes Hand-Split Shake Siding tiles
DaVinci Roofscapes has launched a new line of composite siding. Featuring the appearance of authentic cedar shakes, DaVinci Hand-Split Shake siding products are available in eight colors. Each tile in the siding line is 18″ tall with a 5/8″ thickness and comes in 8″ or 10″ widths. The 10″ wide pieces have a simulated keyway to give the appearance of 4″ and 6″ width shakes placed together to provide a multi-width appearance. Made to withstand weather conditions on the roof, the DaVinci Hand-Split Shake Siding tiles are designed for the exterior walls of a home. Made of virgin resins, UV and thermal stabilizers plus a highly-specialized fire retardant, the siding is said to be resistant to expansion and contraction that can happen with fluctuating weather conditions and temperatures. The new maintenance-free composite shake siding is made with color throughout each piece and requires no painting. The tiles are recyclable and serve as an environmentally-friendly alternative to real wood shakes and plastic siding. www.davinciroofscapes.com

Deckorators’ Voyage composite decking
Voyage, the new composite decking from Deckorators, features the company’s patented Eovations technology, designed to deliver what is said to be the industry’s best strength- to-weight ratio. Eovations also absorbs virtually no moisture, which is said to nearly eliminate thermal expansion or contraction. Deckorators says Voyage decking provides 34% or more surface traction than other leading brands of composite decking. Vertical grain variegation is featured to give Voyage a trend-forward appearance. Voyage comes in four colors: Costa (golden brown), Mesa (red brown), Sierra (dark gray), and Tundra (gray). Voyage will be available this year in 12′, 16′ and 20′ solid and slotted-edge profiles, as well as 12′ fascia. It is backed by a 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade, and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty that covers water and ground contact. www.deckorators.com

Huber’s ZIP System building enclosures
For easy-to-achieve, continuous air and water barriers in roof and wall assemblies, ZIP System sealing solutions include acrylic seam sealing and stretchable flashing tapes, as well as fluid-applied options. This year, Huber Engineered Woods, makers of ZIP System products, is announcing six new tape sizes and an enhanced formula allowing flashing tapes a wider range of application temperatures. Expanded flashing options, when building ZIP System building enclosures, makes locking out water and air easier in hard-to-flash areas like pipe penetrations and roof valleys, the company says. With an expanded list of size and length options, teams can find the right high-performance tape for each application. Enhanced ZIP System flashing tape formula benefits include: Now warranted for application from 0˚ to 120˚ Fahrenheit; 180-day UV Exposure Guarantee; Acrylic bond continues to strengthen over time. www.zipsystemrevolution.com

Ply Gem West Pro Series 700 windows
The Ply Gem West Pro Series 700 casement and awning windows have been enhanced with dark vinyl exterior colors. Builders, remodelers, and architects in the Western U.S. can now deliver black and bronze designs in a window developed to be durable window to the weather and climate elements in this region. The color technology created for the design and performance needs of the Western U.S. allows the specially- formulated dark exterior color to be coextruded over the core profile during the extrusion process. The West Pro Series 700 window is designed to reflect sunlight and simultaneously allow for UV light to pass through in order to limit heat absorption. The co-extruded dark layers are available with a white interior for interior design flexibility. www.plygem.com

SPAX Multipurpose Construction Screws
SPAX uses HCR-X coating for its multipurpose screws, for use in treated lumber and exterior, coastal environments. No pre-drilling is necessary with the exception of masonry and concrete. The Multipurpose Construction Screws are designed for use in a wide range of materials including wood, masonry, concrete, plastic and sheet metal. A patented MULTIhead countersinks screw head to flush finish (flat head design), and T-STAR plus Wafer Head is designed for increased surface area for draw down (wafer head design). A unique 4CUT point was developed to prevent splitting and requires no pre-drilling in wood. Heat treated to Grade 5 durability to guard against camming out and breaking. www.spax.us

HardieBacker Cement Board with HydroDefense Technology
HardieBacker Cement Board with HydroDefense Technology is introduced as the first and only waterproof cement backer board. Passing ANSI 118.10 for waterproofness, HardieBacker Cement Board was developed to protect tile installations and wall cavities from moisture penetration, eliminating the need to spend extra time applying waterproof coating across the entire surface area of your wall project. Contains MoldBlock technology for superior mold resistance, the product is constructed of 90% Portland cement and sand, plus proprietary ingredients. Limited lifetime transferrable warranty. www.jameshardie.com

DesignRail Panel Infill from Feeney
Feeney’s DesignRail Panel Infill is available in a variety of material options and styles. Materials include stainless steel wire mesh, laser cut aluminum panels with powder- coated finishes, and resin panels with embedded materials such as rice grass and fossilized leaves (for interior use only). Available for 36″ and 42″ railing heights, the panels can be mixed-and-matched with Feeney’s other DesignRail infill options, including CableRail, glass, vertical cable and pickets, and can also be used with Feeney Post Accent Lights. Designed to be easy to install, the panels fit easily into the pre-engineered DesignRail frame and are fully surrounded on all four sides with a low-profile aluminum channel. www.feeneyinc.com

TrussLox truss bracing system
TrussLox is a temporary truss bracing system made up of a unique light-weight and hands-free spreader bar. TrussLox is designed to self-set and secure trusses 24″ on-center while workers remain safely tied to the outside walls. TrussLox is secured to a truss while on the ground. A crane or lift then hoists the truss onto the roof section where the spreader bar snaps into place. Used as a system, TrussLox secures the roof trusses until sheeting, then they are detached and reused on the next project. Invented by a professional framer, TrussLox was named a Innovative Safety Program/Idea of the Year in the 13th annual NAHB/Builders Mutual Insurance Company Safety Award for Excellence (SAFE). www.trusslox.com

DSI Pre-Finished Architecturally Coated Columns
DSI introduced Pre-Finished Columns Architecturally Coated Columns at IBS. The addition to DSI’s full line of composite columns features ready- to-install prefinished columns, and sprayed finish that is designed to eliminate brush marks. Complies with ASTM D2247 and ASTM D4585 standards. Available for all DSI columns. www.diggerspecialties.com

Fortifiber Fortiflash 365
As part of its complete one-stop shop for building envelope systems, Henry is launching new Fortiflash 365. Fortiflash 365 is a year-round flashing. The flashing is designed to be installed any day of the year even in extreme cold or hot temperatures as low as 0°F. The reflective facer can resist UV exposure up to one year. The flashing comes in four widths: 4″, 6″, 9″ and 12″. Its aggressive adhesive features the latest in block co-polymer technology, and is AAMA 711 compliant. www.fortifiber.com

 

NextPhase Site Solutions from Weyerhaeuser
Weyerhaeuser developed NextPhase as a solution to improve crew productivity and jobsite safety. NextPhase Site Solutions is a comprehensive solution enabled by consultation from Weyerhaeuser advisors, customized services and fabrication equipment. The toolset is developed especially for Trus Joist ELP products and aims to capture efficiency within Weyerhaeuser dealers’ operation and solve common jobsite problems. It can accommodate fully-panelized floor system components or pre-cut labeled and packaged materials designed to be identified and assembled on the jobsite faster than traditionally provided materials. www.weyerhaeuser.com

New Moistureshield Vision composite colors
Two new colors, Mochaccino and Cathedral Stone, have been added to the MoistureShield Vision composite decking line. Vision features an advanced manufacturing method that was developed to create a modern, variegated appearance with a diverse pallet of trend-forward color options. The distinctive contemporary designs are said to resemble interior hardwoods. In addition to new CoolDeck colors Mochaccino and Cathedral Stone, MoistureShield’s Vision comes in Smokey Gray, Spanish Leather and Sandstone. The deck boards are available in 12′, 16′ and 20′ lengths with fascia boards in 12′. The decking comes in non-grooved square shouldered boards and grooved profiles for hidden fasteners. Vision decking is fully protected by a lifetime structural warranty, as well as a limited lifetime fade and stain warranty. www.moistureshield.com

ULTRALOX Screen Rail System
ULTRALOX Interlocking Technology has introduced a Screen Rail System used to create three-season porch applications. The screen railing systems have been developed to be used for single-family homes and multi-family commercial applications. The screen rail is designed to offers the same quality and durability as the company’s pre-assembled aluminum balcony railings. ULTRALOX Screen Rail and railing products are exclusively manufactured using the company’s patented Interlocking Technology. www.ultralox.com

MFM Premium HT Tile & Metal roofing underlayment
The new self-adhering roofing underlayment from MFM is composed of a high-grade, reinforced polyester fabric laminated to a high temperature asphalt adhesive system. The product features a 3″ selvedge edge developed to ensure a secure, monolithic seal. The surface fabric offers foot traction and for stacking tiles during construction. UV exposure is 180 days. The product is designed to withstand the high temperatures created by metal and tile roofing with a high temperature rating of 250°F. The underlayment has a nominal thickness of 60 mils and is available in a 36″ x 67′ roll size. Product meets ASTM D 1970 and TAS 103-95 through independent, third-party testing, and has been submitted for product approvals. Premium HT Tile & Metal comes with a 30-Year Limited Warranty. www.mfmbp.com

Simpson Strong-Tie LSSR Rafter Hanger

The LSSR slopeable and skewable rafter hanger is the first product of its kind designed to allow retrofit installation after rafter systems have been assembled in place, helping contractors accelerate job sequencing for improved productivity. The field-adjustable LSSR features an enhanced flange design allowing for skew adjustments from 0° to 45°, features an adjustable swivel stirrup that attaches to both sides of an I-joist. With the LSSR, installers can cut all the rafters and tack them into place, then use a retrofit approach to nail hangers onto the roof assembly. The new LSSR rafter hanger features a ZMAX finish for extra corrosion protection and is available off the shelf. www.strongtie.com

Trex re-engineered Enhance decking collection
The updated Enhance decking collection is part of Trex’s ‘good, better, best’ decking line-up, all backed by 25-year limited residential and fade and stain warranties. Differentiating the reimagined Enhance line-up is a scalloped profile that is lighter weight, designed for easier handling and installation. The re-engineered series is available in Enhance Basics, and Enhance Naturals (shown). Enhance Basics is available in three shades: Clam Shell, Beach Dune, and Saddle, featuring grain patterns. Enhance Naturals introduces five hues: Foggy Wharf, Rocky Harbor, Toasted Sand, Coastal Bluff and Sunset Cove. Just like Enhance Basics, Enhance Naturals is designed to not rot, warp, crack, or splinter. www.trex.com

MAX SN883RH3 SuperFramer
The MAX SN883RH3 SuperFramer is a 21˚ professional grade round head pneumatic framing nailer. The SN883RH3 can be used for framing, sheathing, decking and subflooring. This compact stick framer is 30% shorter than conventional tools, a
design that is said to allow the user to easily fit the tool in between studs.
A nose magnet holds the last nail of the strip to prevent jamming. A maintenance free end cap filter is designed to prevent foreign substances from entering the tool. The filter has a self-cleaning feature that automatically ejects foreign substances when the air hose is disconnected. Pointy teeth on the contact arm allow the user to get a firm grip when toe-nailing. The framer weighs in at 7 lbs. and includes a factory installed sequential trigger and a contact fire trigger. www.maxusacorp.com

U2 Construction Structural screws
The U2 Construction Structural screws designed for joining multi-ply LVL, LSL and PSL are now available in sizes 3/8 x 3-3/8″, 3/8 x 5″ and 3/8 x 6-3/4″. The screws are structural and ACQ treated lumber code compliant in IAPMO report ER-454. U2’s Tight Star Recess system is designed to grasp the U-Bit tightly and can be installed with one hand. Underneath the screw head, the Talon Grip is designed to hold the screw tight to prevent loosening and uses its nibs to dig into the material when countersunk. Below the smooth shank is the Reamer Thread, a feature designed to create a larger passage when drawing materials together and reduce tension on the screw head. The U2 Construction Structural screw is available in assorted lengths. www.u2fasteners.com

NanaWall Systems WA67 doors
NanaWall’s WA67 combines aluminum and wood, and is designed for performance and beauty with a unique aluminum-clad system—mounted on solid wood profiles to ensure durability—that is engineered to perform in heavy wind and rain environments. Featuring a 2-5/8″ thick door panel with a rain-screen clad exterior and a solid wood interior, the WA67 is available in FSC certified wood species meeting responsible forestry standards. The WA67 is NFRC rated and certified for energy efficiency in all climates, and contributes to multiple LEED rating systems. An enhanced option is available featuring triple-seals, triple-paned glass, and deeper door panels for higher weather performance with a U-Value of .17. www.nanawall.com

New profiles from Environmental StoneWorks
Environmental StoneWorks recently completed the largest product launch in the history of the company, introducing several new profiles. Among the new profiles are Barn Wood, Ripiano, and Grezzo. Barn Wood is a wood-carved looking profile molded from antebellum Virginia tobacco barns. The profile is available in three new colors: Beaver Dam, Seven Pine, and Baton Rouge. Ripiano is designed to give a fresh new look to ledgestone by incorporating smaller, thinner pieces into modular panels that stair-step to hide seams within a project. Profile colors include Star Dust, Eclipse, Lunar, Mystic, Orion, and Lyra. Grezzo is a new universal stone—clear cut and contemporary— that allows builders, designers, and architects the opportunity to develop unique patterns with stone veneer. Wide ranges of panel sizes allow for expanded customization options and design possibilities. Three colors are available now, taking their names from Italian beaches: Principe, San Domino, and Sabbie Nere. www.estoneworks.com

TandoShake Cape Cod Perfection shake
TandoShake Cape Cod Perfection from Derby Building Products Inc. is designed for resistance to extreme weather and available in five colors. Cape Cod Perfection features a 5″ exposure, cedar texture, and clean lines for a look designed to be nearly indistinguishable from wood. Cape Cod Perfection is available in colors including Mariner Blue (shown), Classic White, Ashwood Gray, Slate Gray, and Wheat. Cape Cod Perfection is designed to be easy to install because it is lighter weight and comes in panels, not individual shakes that need to be nailed in. And, because it is said to not split, Cape Cod Perfection can be installed using a pneumatic nail gun. Designed to require little to no upkeep due to the moisture-resistant properties of polypropylene, the colors are said to complement a wide range of exterior products, providing mixed material finishes. www.tandobp.com

Dryerbox DB-480
The Dryerbox DB-480 is a recessed exhaust receptacle installed during new construction to prevent bends or kinks—problems that can lead to a home fire—in the flex duct hose. Designed to provide a higher level of home safety to their customers, the Dryerbox DB-480 safely collects exhaust hose no matter the size or style of appliance chosen by the homeowner. With the Dryerbox, the dryer can be placed flush to the wall without crushing the exhaust hose or otherwise restricting airflow. The result is said to be a safer, more efficient, and roomier home. www.dryerbox.com

Coeur d’ Alene Wood’s Accent Wall in a Box
Accent Wall in a Box from Coeur d’ Alene Wood is designed to be a perfect way to break up a large room, to emphasize a particularly great architectural feature, or to liven up a wall in an otherwise ordinary space. With Coeur d’ Alene Wood’s patented aging process, which is VOC free with no paint or stains, distinct color and texture is said to make their Accent Wall in a Box the first wall you see when you enter a room. Each box contains 25 square feet of double-sided, textured (circular sawn and vertical band sawn) easy-to-install real wood that is designed to be safe for all interior applications. www.cdawood.com

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