Product Picks: Decks, Railings & More

KLEER Vanderwarker
Kleer PVC Trimboard and Moulding
Seeking to satisfy homeowners who seek the beauty of wood without the maintenance, Kleer Trimboard and Mouldings are said to provide a lowmaintenance exterior solution where longevity and durability are of primary concern. Engineered to be fastened with a Cortex screw and plug-system, Kleer Trimboard and Mouldings are available in a range of sizes and profiles that can builders can utilize to add pleasing aesthetics to decks and other outdoor projects.

Pre-Drilled Posts from Woodway
Woodway’s Pre-Drilled Posts are designed to cut time and labor needed to install stainless steel cable on any deck job. Woodway’s posts are said to work with virtually all brands of cable rail to improve precision in installation. Available in Doug Fir, Western Red Cedar and Mahogany, each post’s 1/4″ holes are drilled plumb and square 3” on center. Woodway’s Pre-Drilled Posts are designed to be installed under sleeves, can be clad with wood, composite, PVC or vinyl, or to use as stand-alone posts. Woodway offers self-merchandising cartons for immediate stock.

Digger VertiCable
VertiCable from Digger Specialties
Aiming to provide architectural style with a virtually unobstructed view, VertiCable from Digger Specialties features vertical cables and balusters in sections that are factory assembled, tensioned, and shipped on pallets for quick installation. VertiCable 1/8″ vertical 316 stainless steel cables are accompanied by 5/8″ round balusters. Level sections are offered in 36″ and 42″ heights and include 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′ and 8′ lengths (7′ and 8′ in 36″ only). Stair sections are available in 4′, 5′ and 6′ lengths. VertiCable is available in 12 standard AAMA 2604 compliant powder coated colors. AAMA 2605 and custom colors also available.

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KOMA Porch Flooring
Harmony PVC Porch Flooring from KOMA
Designed to mimic to look of natural wood, Harmony PVC Porch Flooring from KOMA Building Products comes pre-sanded and ready to install in either gray or cedar. The company’s unique Celuka extrusion process is designed to resist rotting, splitting, or swelling. It’s also reversible (smooth or wood grain) and paintable.

Eco Lattice Fence
Eco Chemical Fence Stain
Developed to create a safer environment without sacrificing appearance, protection or durability, fence boards pre-stained with a new product from Eco Chemical are described as an attractive, durable, eco-friendly wood fencing alternative. According to the company, the stain has all the benefits of a water borne formula, but delivers an oil stain finish. Customers get the protection and appearance benefits of a non-volatile, plant-based oil finish in their choice of color. Since the boards come pre-stained from the factory, customers are assured consistent coloring and adhesion—regardless of weather and temperature on the day of installation.

TandoStone Cladding
TandoStone from Derby Building Products gives contractors the ability to clad areas around and under decks with a product that mimics the natural look of stone but according to the manufacturer installs in a fraction of the time. As well, it’s claimed to be impervious to moisture and comes with a UV coating to prevent sun and weather degradation.

WildHog Railing
Wild Hog Railing
Featuring a six-gauge welded, 4″x4″ mesh pattern, Wild Hog Railing is designed to allow for great visibility and application versatility. Made to last, each panel receives a fourstage phosphate de-ionized water rinse, then a zinc-rich two-coat grey powder primer is applied to minimize corrosion and ensure durability. The panels are then powder coated to either “Black Hog” or “Silver Hog.” Also available are .375 gauge woven (not welded) Tahoe Hog panels.

Armadillo Deck Boards
Armadillo Impressions Deck Boards
Armadillo’s new Impressions line of composite deck boards features a handscraped texture and is available in three colors: Java, Palomino, and Night Fall. Like original Armadillo Deck Boards, the new Impressions line is fully wrapped with a cap-stock coating, and is designed to be fade- and stain-resistant. Made of 100% recycled materials, Impressions Deck Boards are backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

Color Guard
Lincoln Railing System from Color Guard
Engineered for a sturdy, rattle-free installation, the Lincoln Railing System from Color Guard offers a contemporary design with a textured finish to complement outdoor living spaces. Manufactured from aluminum and available in black, white and bronze, the straight railings are available in 36″ and 42″ heights, and lengths of 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′ and 10′; stair railings measure 36″. Homeowners can customize their deck with a 108″ tall, 4’x4′ post or other over-the-post accessories.

Deck2Wall Spacer
Deck2wall Spacers
Poorly designed deck ledger connections are notorious for causing decay, which is often a contributing factor when a deck collapses. Deck2wall Spacers help prevent decay at ledger connections by providing a gap for water and debris to flow between the ledger and the house. The gap promotes air circulation and drying. The patented polypropylene spacers are described as rugged, durable and non-corrosive. Deck2wall Spacers come in two sizes, one for bolts and lags and another for structural wood screws.

Exterior/Deck Screws from SPAX
The new SPAX Exterior/Deck Screw features the new SPAX HCR-X™ Coating System which has been developed to provide increased corrosion resistance when installed in treated wood, and has been tested in exterior, coastal construction environments. The patented SPAX thread technology and T-STAR plus recess are designed to provide faster and easier installation with no pre-drilling required. The patented MULTIhead design has been developed to facilitate a flush or countersunk installation in wood. SPAX Exterior Deck Screws are available in a selection of sizes and are sold in 1 lb. and 5 lb. package quantities.

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