Product Picks: 2019 Remodeling Show and Deck Expo

Featured picks from the 2019 Remodeling Show and Deck Expo held Nov. 7-8 in Louisville, Ky.

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Expanded Deckorators Voyage new color

Deckorators has expanded its line of Voyage composite decking featuring Eovations technology with the addition of a fifth color (Khaya, a true brown) and varied-plank decking. Voyage composite decking features unique textured embossing engineered to provide 34% or greater surface traction than other leading brands of composite decking. Khaya joins four other Voyage color options: Sierra (dark gray), Tundra (gray), Costa (golden brown), and Mesa (red brown). Voyage varied-plank decking is available in all colors and in 3.5″, 5.5″ and 7.25″ widths. Made to allow virtually no water absorption or thermal movement, Voyage is backed by a 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade, and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty that includes coverage for water and ground contact.



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Winner of the Best Outdoor Living Product Award at the 2019 International Builders’ Show and recipient of the 2019 Pro Tool Innovation Award, CAMO DRIVE’s stand-up DRIVE tool attaches to any drill and can be used to install every kind of deck board. DRIVE comes with three guides for Edge, Clip, and Face fastening and was designed to fasten CAMO’s proprietary fasteners exclusively: Collated Edge Deck Screws, EdgeClips, EdgeXClips, Collated Composite Face Deck Screws, and Collated Wood Face Deck Screws. Designed to be a versatile tool, the DRIVE can go from job to job—simply swap out the quick- change guides and included Driver Bits based on the desired fastening method. The product allows deck builders to stay on their feet and install a deck faster, the company says.


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Feeney DesignRail Panel Infill

Feeney’s DesignRail Panel Infill is said to significantly expand design potential for exterior and interior spaces. Options include stainless steel wire mesh panels, laser cut aluminum panels, and resin panels with embedded materials such as rice grass and leaves (for interiors). Available for 36″ and 42″ railing heights, the infills can be mixed-and-matched with other DesignRail infill types—including CableRail, glass, vertical cable and pickets—and are compatible with all DesignRail top rail styles and with Feeney Post Accent Lights. The laser cut panels can be powder coated in any DesignRail color or custom color. The infills are developed  to fit easily into the pre-engineered DesignRail frame and are surrounded on all sides with a low-profile aluminum channel, which is said to provide a streamlined appearance with minimal transition from panel to frame. For the stainless steel wire mesh panels, components are fully isolated to prevent contact among dissimilar metals. The panels can be customized to meet almost any design specification.



Grabber UltraPro wood screws

UltraPro wood screws by Grabber include Lox Recess, an advanced feature with eight contact points designed to allow more torque than other wood screws without slippage. The QuickGrab point engages and starts immediately into wood, said to make it easier to stabilize the screw and to drive off angle and into tight spots. UltraPro’s unique UltraCut threads are designed to clear out wood chips as the screw drives in reducing friction and binding. UltraPro’s DrawTite threads feature is engineered to pull wood members together as the screw seats, resulting in a tighter and more accurate connection. The Scavenger II spiral head design self-countersinks, even into hardwoods, leaving a flat flush surface, the company says, and its GrabberGard Gold coating includes a limited lifetime warranty against corrosion.




Designed to be fast and easy to use, the TurboClip operates by simply inserting the TurboClip into the side groove of a decking board, driving the preloaded screw through the TurboClip and into the deck support, then snapping off the remaining TurboClip stick. According to the manufacturer, the TurboClip can cut deck board installation time by up to 60%, saving both valuable hours and money. TurboClip works with all major composite deck boards.



RailFX Aluminum Cable Railing System

RailFX has expanded its top rail offering by introducing the RFX250, a square-shaped top rail designed with a narrow width, allowing it to be installed between posts instead of on top of posts. In addition to the new top rail design, RailFX now offers 60′ and 70′ cable railing kits in the Basic and Professional series. The cable kits are designed to be used on wood or metal frames in either interior or exterior settings. Now available, cable railing installation kits include drill bits, wrenches and more needed to install.




Woodtone’s RealCorner is said to allow a user to install 25 corners in 25 minutes. The RealCorner is a one- piece, engineered corner solution designed to save time and money, removing the need to build corners onsite. RealCorner is finger-jointed and edge-glued to mitigate the risk of splits and checks. RealCorner comes in five different profiles, with both interior and exterior corner options for any style project. Woodtone designs, manufactures, and markets finished building products including prefinished siding and trim, engineered corners and posts, and a collection of wall and ceiling paneling.



Screw Products

Screw Products, Inc. has announced the release of its new GEN II line of fasteners. The GEN II fasteners include many new and re-engineered features (some with patents pending) to improve installation speed, handling and holding power as well as aesthetic finish, the company says. Included in this offering are the AXIS Star Drive Structural Wood Screws, EPIC Star Drive Trim Head Screws, PICO Star Drive Finish Head Screws, AURA Star Drive Screws for Cabinetry and More, NOVA Star Drive Structural Lags and YUKON 5/16″ Hex Head Structural Lags. The fasteners feature the new ZYTEC+ for general interior use, ZYTEC XT and ZYTEC GX for general exterior use and will soon be available in 304 and 316 stainless steel. Packaging ranges from 1lb, 5lb and bulk containers and the lags are also available boxed in 50 count retail units, UPC tagged for individual sale.



MoistureShield CoolDeck Technology

As MoistureShield, a division of Oldcastle APG, a CRH Company, continues to expand distribution across the nation, its CoolDeck technology is now available as an option in two of its wood composite decking product lines. The award- winning technology is said to minimize deck heat absorption by up to 35% versus traditional capped composite deck boards, for a more comfortable deck. CoolDeck is now available in MoistureShield’s Vision capped wood composite decking in Mochaccino and Cathedral Stone colors; and Infuse decking colors of Harbor Gray and Rustic Timber. Made with 95% recycled materials, all MoistureShield decking products feature the proprietary Solid Core Difference that is designed to ensure it performs on the ground, in the ground, or under water.


Trex Mesh Panel Railing

Trex’s expanded Premium Railing Line

Trex Company has expanded the premium end of its aluminum railing line with the addition of mesh and glass rail. Inspired by upscale commercial design, these new options combine today’s most sought-after looks with durability and low-maintenance, the company says. Designed to be minimalist, sturdy, and modern, Trex Signature railing is made of premium-grade aluminum engineered to provide superior strength and designed to span long lengths for panoramic sightlines. Durable powder coating resists corrosion and allows the material to retain its color. The newest additions feature one-piece rail components that can accommodate either 304 stainless steel Trex mesh infill or 1/4″ tempered glass panes. The aluminum used in Signature railing is made from 50% recycled aluminum and is a 100% recyclable, renewable resource. All Signature railing is backed by a 25-year limited warranty.



Royal Building Products Celect 7″ Smooth

Celect Cellular Composite Siding by Royal is now available in Celect 7″ Smooth: designed for the homeowner looking for a contemporary aesthetic. Celect 7″ Smooth Siding expands homeowner options with a wide variety of expressive colors, the company says, while projecting distinctive shadow lines and reproducing the detail and curb appeal of cedar siding. Royal’s newest profile delivers a 7″ wide profile with a distinct shadow line, 70% better insulation than wood, and almost twice the R-value, 15 colors to choose from, and a 25-year colorfast warranty and limited lifetime warranty.


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Maze Nails are 100% made in Peru, Illinois, of domestic steel. Maze STORMGUARD double hot dipped galvanized nails have a thick coating of zinc designed for maximum corrosion-resistance. All Maze STORMGUARD Nails meet and exceed the all-important ASTM A 153 specification for hot-dip galvanizing, the company says. Maze manufactures double hot-dipped nails for fiber cement siding, cedar and redwood siding, PVC trim products, decking, fencing and nails for post frame building. Maze also manufactures a complete line of stainless steel fasteners for marine and coastal applications.

U2 stainless steel

U2 fasteners

Available in a selection of 55 SKUs in 316 marine-grade stainless steel Construction, Universal and Fine screws. Grade 316 is the standard molybdenum-bearing grade of stainless steel. The higher nickel and molybdenum content in this grade is designed to allow the screws to demonstrate better overall corrosion- resistant properties, especially with regard to pitting and crevice corrosion. In addition, Alloy 316 is said to provide elevated temperature tensile, creep, and stress-ruption strengths. U2’s Cap screw comes in 305 grade stainless steel.




TimberTech now offers wide (7.25″) or narrow (3.5″) width, in addition to standard (5.5″) width boards in its AZEK Vintage Collection. The new width offerings are introduced as a way for customers to follow the wide width flooring trend making its way outdoors, to tap into the coastal vibe with narrow width decking, or by mixing all three widths. Available in all six colors in the TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection.



Sure Hold fascia board screw

Sure Drive USA’s new composite fascia board screw is designed to install without the need for a countersink bit. The oversized pilot hole allows for the expansion and contraction movement and is engineered to keep fascia board panels straight. The Sure Hold fascia board screw has a self-starting Type-17 auger tip designed to eliminate splitting and starts faster. Made from 410 grade coated stainless steel, the screws are designed to hold up to extreme weather conditions. Mahogany, Earthtone, Graystone, Ipe, and white painted heads are available to match composite fascia boards. The screws are available in a 100-piece resealable clear clam shell package and a free T-20 star drive bit is included.



Irion-America’s new XP-DELTA caulking gun

Irion-America’s new caulking gun featuring innovative design with adjustable thrust ratios, 12:1 or 25:1, and ‘drip control’ technology. When set to a 12:1 thrust ratio, the gun dispenses standard materials such as acrylic, latex, and silicone caulks with extreme ease, the company says. When switched to a 25:1 thrust ratio, the gun becomes ideal for dispensing thicker adhesives, designed for working in cold weather. The XP-DELTA offers features including a rubber-coated handle and trigger, anti-rust/ scratch-proof barrel, rotary carriage/ladder hook, and tough and durable catch plate. The Drip Control Technology can be turned on and off, and when on, the gun is said to be completely drip-free. Compatible with 10oz or 310ml cartridges.


James Hardie

James Hardie Siding & Trim with ColorPlus Technology

James Hardie continues to grow its family of ColorPlus Technology products. The proprietary color finish is baked onto James Hardie boards in a controlled factory environment, a process which is said to create a consistent, durable finish for years of adhesion and fade resistance. ColorPlus Technology is offered across both James Hardie Statement Collection and Dream Collection products, providing more than 700 color options and a wide selection of product styles to choose from. ColorPlus Technology products can be installed year-round and come with a 15-year non-prorated warranty.



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