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Hot Products from the 2024 International Builders’ Show

The 2024 International Builders’ Show (IBS), held Feb. 27 through 29 in Las Vegas, NV, featured more than 1,300 exhibitors and covered more than 600,000 sq. ft. of exhibit space. Judging from the strong attendance, IBS 2024 delivered on its reputation as the place to see all the latest and greatest building products, tools, and technologies. While the majority of the 70,000 attendees are builders and contractors, IBS has also become known as the single biggest event for LBM dealers to connect directly with leading 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.

Simpson Strong-Tie Timber Drive

Timber Drive from Simpson Strong-Tie is a revolutionary tool for stand-up operation while driving large structural screws. It’s ideal for heavy-duty jobs that require repetitive fastening, such as decks, docks, boardwalks, piers, and flooring, as well as metal straps to wood, engineered wood, or mass timber panels. According to the manufacturer, the ergonomic design of Timber Drive (which works with corded or cordless motors) makes it a faster, easier way to work, with less fatigue on knees, back, and shoulders. It offers more ease of movement and helps to reduce jobsite hazards.

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DMSi Frameworks

DMSi Frameworks is the new end-to-end ERP solution made specifically for LBM dealers. It handles retail POS, contractor sales, purchasing, inventory control, accounting, and reporting. It is 100% web-based and allows dealers to manage their business from anywhere. Users access the program through a web browser such as Chrome or Microsoft Edge; no additional software is required. The mobile-friendly design means Frameworks can be used on a smartphone or tablet as easily as from a desktop computer. Data is easily accessible so you can track multi-job projects from start to finish. The streamlined Point of Sale and intuitive interface allow businesses to provide exceptional service to their customers.

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New Siding Options from Westlake Royal

Westlake Royal showcased several new colors, profiles and products as part of its Siding &  Accessories offerings. Three new colors for the Celect Cellular Composite Siding line include Imperial Red (shown here), Deep Pewter and Timberland. Additionally, with its clean  modern look in both horizontal and vertical applications, the new V-Groove profile adds elegance to virtually any home style. New colors for the Cedar Renditions aluminum siding line include Burntwood and Blonde Oak.

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TimberTech Advanced PVC Decking

Made of high-performance and recycled polymers (and absolutely no wood fibers), TimberTech Advanced PVC Decking by TimberTech by AZEK is highly resistant to moisture damage such as mold and mildew, and the manufacturer says it won’t splinter, crack, warp, peel, or rot. Better for bare feet and paws, TimberTech Advanced PVC decking claims to stay up to 30° cooler to the touch with 40% better traction, wet or dry, than competitive products, and it is protected with a 50-Year Fade & Stain Limited Warranty and Lifetime Limited Product Warranty.


DesignRail Modern Kits from Feeney

According to Feeney, its new DesignRail Modern Kits offer a sleek, easy way to install cable railing both indoors and out. New 36″ Modern Level and Stair Rail Kits can span 6′ with one picket or 8′ with two pickets (42″ level rail kits with 6′ span are also available). New Series 250 Top Rail meets graspable handrail residential building code requirements, and an optional Drink Rail Adapter can be added to level sections. Specially designed post kits include Single Corner and 45 Degree, plus Blank Post Kits for any railing design. All Modern Post Kits are pre-drilled to support 1/8″ CableRail Kits with no bottom rail needed.

Spruce eCommerce from ECI

Built for the LBM industry, Spruce eCommerce software from ECI is a convenient online shopping solution for lumber, building, and home supply businesses. Fully connected to ECI’s Spruce ERP, this solution allows customers to browse and shop products while delivering the same high-quality service they expect, both in-store and online.


Screen Enclosure Solution

Barrette Outdoor Living’s DIY-friendly screen enclosure solution— EncloSure—allows homeowners to enjoy being outdoors while offering protection against insects and the elements. Able to be installed into an existing covered patio, deck or upper balcony, EncloSure creates an extra space for entertaining and allows for increased privacy. Made of aluminum framing that features a premium powder coat and high-quality screening, the system’s flat spline technology ensures screens stay in place even in the windiest conditions. Additional options like a railing infill kit, screen door and in-swing kit are also available.


CUTEK Extreme High-Performance
Wood Oil

Offering powerful stabilizing protection while enhancing wood’s natural beauty, CUTEK Extreme high-performance wood oil penetrates deeply into the wood to protect it from the inside out, displacing water for long-term dimensional stability and significantly reducing cupping, warping, checking, and splitting. CUTEK Extreme protective components stay permanently mobile in the wood, migrating to cuts or perforations with a self-healing action, and it will not form a surface film nor peel or flake for easy maintenance.


ZIP System Rainscreen

As the newest option in the ZIP System Building Enclosures portfolio of products, ZIP  System Rainscreen by Huber Engineered Woods is available nationwide and helps builders streamline water and air management in high-performance wall assemblies. Engineered to meet 2021 IRC/IBC code-required 3/16″ air gap requirements in stucco and adhered stone assemblies, ZIP System Rainscreen consists of a rigid drainage mat covered by a heavy duty fabric that can be used as a secondary water-resistive layer required for “absorptive” or “reservoir” cladding assemblies. Combining the high compression strength of the mesh drainage mat with the 5-7-perm water-resistive fabric layer, ZIP System Rainscreen strikes a balance of durability and effective moisture management for various cladding systems.


CAMO Wedge Universal
Deck Clips

CAMO’s new grip strengthening deck fastener—Wedge Universal Deck Clips— promises to radically
increase the speed of deck building. Engineered to wedge into the grooves of any and all deck boards, the new CAMO WEDGE Clips allow for one-pass, one-handed installation, even with PVC deck products. The 316 Stainless Steel Marine Grade clip offers the best corrosion resistance for coastal applications or projects in highly corrosive environments such as saltwater pool decks.


Timberline Ultra HDZ Shingles

GAF recently announced its new Timberline UHDZ shingles. This premium shingle is the only one to feature GAF’s Dual Shadow Line, which the manufacturer says creates beautiful sunset shadows all day long. All Timberline UHDZ shingles now include GAF’s LayerLock technology and the StrikeZone nailing area, the industry’s largest nailing area. Timberline UHDZ shingles are also eligible for the 15-year WindProven Limited Wind Warranty with No Maximum Wind Speed Limitation when installed with the required combination of four qualifying GAF accessories.


Privacy Screen System from Deckorators

The Deckorators Privacy Screen System offers an innovative way to introduce both definition and seclusion to outdoor spaces. This system enables users to mix and match various components, including screens, slats, and decking, to create a unique and personalized style for their outdoor living space. It features user-friendly installation, versatility, and privacy-enhancing features, while infill options include panels in four styles, double-sided slats in three colors, and all Deckorators decking.

DeckForce Screws from Grip-Rite

According to Grip-Rite, its new DeckForce premium exterior screws offer superior performance and longevity, thanks to a proprietary PrimeGuard Nano Coating that’s engineered for strength, durability, and corrosion resistance. The coating is formulated to provide a seamless seal and smooth finish, making screws corrosion resistant, and the coating carries a lifetime guarantee. The Grip-Rite DeckForce line includes two different models specifically engineered for wood or composite decking.


AGS Stainless Cable Rail System

AGS Stainless has recently introduced an all stainless steel cable rail system created exclusively for LBM distribution and available as a private label product. Ideal for dealers and distributors seeking an all-stainless steel railing system that they can brand with their own trade name, this cable rail system features 316 stainless (marine-grade) components: electro-polished cable, fittings, lag screws, wood screws, and predrilled and welded posts in 36″ and 42″ heights. With only five SKUs, the manufacturer claims this new product ensures easy inventory management, and is ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications.


Silvermine Stone Siding

Silvermine Stone’s Belterra Collection expands the company’s offerings of mortarless stone veneer siding. Featuring a patented flashing and fastening system, Silvermine Stone products create a shingling system on the wall to keep water away from the home’s substrate while only requiring a single layer of weather resistant barrier. As Silvermine explains, the shingling effect sheds all water to the front, thus eliminating water penetration and minimizing the possibility of insects to get between the stone and the wall.


MoistureShield Stratos Composite Enhanced PVC Decking

MoistureShield’s Stratos composite enhanced PVC decking is, according to the manufacturer, designed to be stronger and longer-spanning than any PVC decking on the market. Engineered with a 50% greater span, Stratos provides rigidity and a more solid feel underfoot compared to conventional PVC and composite decking when installed 24” on center. With its TruTexture Surface to provide a true wood grain finish and enriched color variegation and CoolDeck Technology that is reported to reduce heat up to 35%, Stratos’ proprietary acrylic cap offers an incredibly strong defense against damage from stains, scratches and impact all while resisting fading. Stratos features a 20-year commercial limited structural warranty, transferable limited lifetime residential warranty, and 50-year fade and stain warranty.


Key-Link Discovery Series Railing

Key-Link Discovery Series is a new railing profile specifically designed for builders who require simple style and speed of installation. Discovery’s posts come with brackets already installed, and the railing and balusters snap together like a panel to make installation easy—even for a crew member working solo. Deck builders can get their railing installed quickly and move on to the next job. And with Discovery, high-volume builders who might normally use pressure treated lumber can offer on-trend aluminum to differentiate themselves from the competition.


LED Nightlight with Duplex Receptacle by Eaton

New from Eaton, its LED Nightlight with Duplex Receptacle is a 15A receptacle combined with a built-in LED nightlight. It’s tamper-resistant and features thermoplastic construction along with flush mounting and both back and side wiring.


Everlast Advanced Composite Siding

New from Chelsea Building Products, Everlast Advanced Composite Siding is available in two reveal widths—a standard 7″ and a narrow 4-1/2″. The Horizontal Lap Siding produces the classic American rough-sawn cedar clapboard aesthetic; Everlast Board & Batten can be used as a primary or accent siding and features a 2″ integral batten and 9″ face. Everlast Premium Color-Matched Trim is made from the same advanced mineral composite formulation as Everlast siding.


U2 Fasteners Black Flat Head Screw

New from U2 Fasteners, its Black Flat Head Screw is crafted to meet a full range of construction projects. According to the manufacturer, the screw’s unique flathead design with Talon Grip ensures increased pull-through resistance and a clean, polished look when drilled into materials. The Tight Star Recess System provides an excellent fit, wobble-free experience, optimal force transmission, and is compatible with regular star drive bits. The Innovative Tapper Point is specially designed for wood connections, featuring a corkscrew like start and blade-cutting threads for easy piercing and reduced strain during installation.


SubSeal Self-Adhering Waterproofing Membrane

New from MFM, SubSeal-40 is an advanced, 40-mil, self-adhering waterproofing membrane that, according to the manufacturer, is engineered to be a multi-purpose sheet suitable for vertical applications, such as behind stucco panels and other exterior sidewall coverings. This membrane is designed for extreme moisture protection and aggressively bonds to poured concrete and other building materials to eliminate the movement of water under the membrane. Designed for use on features such as through-wall flashings, windows, sills, pot shelves, parapet walls and many other applications.


Westbury Bella Cavo Horizontal Cable Railing

New from Digger Specialties, Inc., Westbury Bella Cavo Horizontal Cable Railing by Digger Specialties, Inc. comes complete with specially designed rails and posts dedicated to this contemporary style. As an integral part of Westbury’s product line, Bella Cavo complements a range of railing options, including baluster, glass, and vertical cable railing. According to the manufacturer, Bella Cavo’s quick and hassle-free system ensures that the installation stands out for its speed and precision.


TandoStone aLL-Pro Corner

According to Tando Composites, its new TandoStone aLL-Pro Corner is the most realistic stone corner in the industry. To accompany TandoStone, builders can install a beautiful corner with the same ease and confidence as TandoStone panels. Unlike the painted concrete options, there are no seams or repeating patterns with TandoStone or the aLL-Pro Corner. The lightweight composite technology allows for the use of ladders instead of scaffolding. And it eliminates worries about harmful silica dust or falling stones.


Therma-Tru Door Divider Bars and Simulated Divided Lites

Therma-Tru’s new door divider bars blend on-trend Shaker elements with casual style, creating a perfect match for various home styles. Door divider bars and simulated divided lites offer new ways for homeowners to express their personal style. They can choose to maintain privacy with a solid-panel door or let in more natural light with a full-lite door. According to the manufacturer, Therma-Tru door divider bars and simulated divided lites are made with a durable composite material that’s engineered to withstand extreme weather and resists warping and shrinking. Engineered for long-term performance, EnLiten flush-glazed designs feature double- or triple-pane glass that is built directly into the door with a high-performance dual adhesive weather seal.


EtchWood Wood Products

EtchWood’s artisan-crafted wood products combine the timeless tradition of vintage textures with new wood to create unmatched products for homes and businesses. The company offers unique textures such as hand-hewn, circular-sawn, weathered wood, and more. Combined with a variety of stain options and matching wood products like beams, textured plywood, and shelves, EtchWood products offer the beauty of a timeless era of woodworking.


New Colors from Nichiha USA

Nichiha USA is now offering new cladding choices that include new color options for its popular VintageWood AWP in Poplar and Blackwood shades to cater to design and market trends. In addition, it is releasing White Smoke, a new shade of Nichiha’s VintageBrick, offering a clean, traditional masonry look, but without the need for specialized installers. Though each product offers a distinct look, all install in the same fashion, utilizing Nichiha’s Ultimate Clip System.


Rabbeted Nail Fin Trim and Corners

Diamond Kote Siding System’s new Rabbeted Nail Fin Trim and Corners product line promises to eliminate caulking and touching up nail heads. The line includes Rabbeted Nail Fin Trim for use around windows and doors and Rabbeted Nail Fin Outside and Inside Corners. The built-in J-Pocket allows for siding to slide into the trim and corners for a cleaner, crisper look without worrying about caulking all of the seams. The Rabbeted Nail Fin Trim is available in both 4″ and 6″ widths and 16′ lengths, while Rabbeted Nail Fin Outside Corners are available in 4″ widths, in both 10′ and 16′ lengths, and Rabbeted Nail Fin Inside Corners are available in 3″ widths and 10′ lengths.


Protecto Wrap Co.

Protecto Wall VP Water Resistive Barrier from Protecto Wrap is a primer-free self-adhering, self-sealing, nonwoven, vapor permeable, microporous polyolefin laminate that provides 98.5% drainage efficiency. No mechanical fasteners are required for the installation—it utilizes the company’s Super Stick Technology Adhesive to be fully adhered without mechanical fasteners or seam tape. It can be installed year round, in temperatures as cold as -20°F (-28°C) or as hot as 125°F (52°C), and features 180-day UV exposure and is compatible with and will adhere to most construction surfaces.


Evolve Cabinetry

Sauder Cabinetry’s new Evolve line of cabinets feature fully-assembled, frameless, full access cabinets with slab doors and drawer fronts. All hinges are six-way adjustable and color matched molding and trim are available for a complete installation. According to Sauder, Evolve cabinets feature components that deliver longevity and enduring beauty, innovative design that brings a fresh perspective to builder grade, modern aesthetics and versatile styles that effortlessly complement any kitchen or bath, and durable materials. Evolve wall cabinets, base cabinets, linen cabinets, vanity cabinets and utility cabinets come in four woodgrain and four solid color finishes.


NOVA I Cable Railing System from Atlantis Rail Systems

Atlantis Rail is now offering its NOVA I System without a bottom rail. This system features a powder-coated aluminum framework combined with horizontal stainless steel cable infill. The framework is made up of 3″ x 3″ posts, colonial style top rail and no bottom rail. The cable infill consists of HandiSwage fittings and 1/8″ cable. The rail kits are available in 6′ lengths and post kits come pre-drilled for 3″ cable spacing in heights of 36″ or 42″.


Maze Pre-Finished Nails

Add richness, sophistication, and eye-appeal to building projects by using Maze pre-finished nails. Save time by eliminating the labor intensive job of touching up nail heads. Many of the sizes and colors of the manufacturer’s “Split-Less” Wood Siding Nails, Stainless Steel Trim Nails, and Fiber Cement Siding Nails are kept in stock and are ready to ship. Coil and collated stick nails are painted to match all the major manufacturers’ colors.

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