Product Picks: February 2020

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch.

National Nail’s new self-sealing STINGER Mini SnowGuard

National Nail’s Mini SnowGuard’s design is described as cutting-edge and time-saving, with a self-sealing gasket system that requires no silicone, eliminating the mess and cleanup associated with sealants. Additionally, the Mini SnowGuard’s patented weather-tight gasket system is engineered to allow for installation at any temperature. Eliminating silicone offers an installation that’s up to 60% faster compared to traditional snow guard products, the manufacturer says. Designed to be easy to install, SnowGuard can be placed on the weather-tight gasket, set at the desired point on the roof, and secured with the three 1.5″ x #10 neoprene washered screws, which are included. Available in 12 colors and a clear finish. stingerworld.com/snowguard

 

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LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding

LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding comes in a variety of prefinished colors with a new ExpertFinish Lap engineered to avoid the need for seam caulking, joint molds or pan flashing. It is available in 16 colors and a variety of SKUs and finishes said to complement all style and design needs. According to the manufacturer, LP SmartSide ExpertFinish Trim & Siding is designed to provide advanced durability, easier installation, and an industry-leading 5/15/50-year limited warranty—a 5-year full labor and materials warranty, a 15-year warranty on the finish and a 50-year warranty on the substrate. lpcorp.com

 

Structural epoxy products from Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie has launched a line of structural epoxy products designed for a variety of concrete crack repair jobs. According to the manufacturer, the new CI family of crack injection epoxies have an improved viscosity range, with accelerated cure times, and can be installed at temperatures between 40°F and 110°F to meet the demands of real-world concrete repair applications. Simpson Strong-Tie has also upgraded its suite of dispensing tools and injection systems engineered to help make applications fast, easy, and clean. go.strongtie.com/crackrepair

 

ProVia’s new corner drive system for casement windows

ProVia’s new corner drive system incorporates locking points in the top corner of the window frame, opposite of the hinge and operator slides, a feature designed to improve structural performance on larger casement windows. The corner drive assembly transmits the tie bar actuation force around the corner of the window frame at an integrated locking point 3″ from the top of the casement window. The integrated locking point is engineered to reduce sash flex and improve air infiltration performance. The system comes standard on any Endure or Aspect casement window that’s 24″ x 56.25″ or larger, and is an option for smaller sizes. Also new for Endure and Aspect casement and awning windows is the lock-out crank handle, designed to prevent the handle from closing prematurely while operating the window. The handle can be put in the closed position by engaging the lever on the back. This feature comes standard on Endure and is optional on Aspect. Lock-out crank handles are available in all standard and metallic finishes for each window line. provia.com

 

 

Postwrap and trim kit accessories from Palram

Palight PostWraps are flat packed and protected by cardboard to keep them clean until you’re ready. The patented Wrap-n-Snap design is engineered to make every installation a one-person job. Matching decorative trim kits (bed mould, base cap, crown mould) are available for all sizes of PostWraps. palram.com

 

CERTAplank reinforced siding from CertainTeed

CERTAplank is a wide-faced vinyl cladding engineered to combine modern hardboard looks with a lightweight 7″, slim but rigid profile that is said to install quickly and safely, and require virtually no upkeep. Because CERTAplank is lighter weight and more flexible than fiber cement or natural wood siding, contractors can hand unload CERTAplank without any special equipment, storage or stacking requirements, the company says. Panels are engineered not to crack or chip, and there are no OSHA restrictions on handling or cutting material outdoors. Any standard 3/4″ siding accessories can be used as trim, including standard new construction window J-channel. CERTAplank is offered in 18 colors with a woodgrain finish. certainteed.com

 

Sherwin-Williams Painter’s Edge new colors

Sherwin-Williams has enhanced Painter’s Edge Interior Latex Flat in seven pre-selected builder colors designed for improved application, better appearance and easy touch-up. The new enhancements are said to simplify the painting process and help diminish the appearance of minor surface defects for projects. Painter’s Edge features builder-grade interior vinyl acrylic resin technology and can be used on prepared drywall, plaster, masonry and incidental wood surfaces. The coating is available in flat, egg-shell, high sheen, egg-shell, satin semi-gloss, and gloss finishes. Painter’s Edge is available in Botany Beige, Desert Fawn, Duron Kilim Beige, Lulled Beige, Agreeable Gray, City Loft, and Accessible Beige. sw-builders.com

 

Milwaukee’s MX FUEL Equipment System

The new cordless system from Milwaukee Tool features light equipment tools designed to deliver the performance, run-time, and durability demanded by the trades without the hazards associated with emissions, noise, vibration, and the frustrations of gas maintenance. Each of the solutions on the MX FUEL System are designed to go beyond the limitations of gasoline and power cords and operate off one completely compatible battery system. Tools in the new system include MX FUEL 14″ Cut-Off Saw; Handheld Core Drill; Breaker; CARRY-ON 3600W/1800W Power Supply; ROCKET Tower Light/Charger; and Sewer Drum Machine with POWERTREDZ. milwaukeetool.com

FastenMaster TrapEase Fascia System

FastenMaster has partnered with leading composite deck board manufacturers to develop the TrapEase Fascia Color Matched Fastening System. TrapEase Fascia is designed to enable contractors to quickly install composite fascia in two easy steps. According to the manufacturer, simply pre-drill a pilot hole using the provided counterbore tool, which will allow the fascia to expand and contract, and then install the fastener, ensuring the head is flush with the top of the board for a finished, color-matched look that is guaranteed for the life of the project. The TrapEase Fascia System is sold in kits to complete 100-lineal feet of fascia, and is available in 18 colors to match all Trex, TimberTech, and Fiberon Fascia. The system includes 200, 1-3/4″ screws, a counterbore tool and a TORX tap driver bit. fastenmaster.com

DAP Heavy Duty Construction Adhesive

DAP now offers a reformulated DynaGrip Heavy Duty adhesive engineered to offer 50% more instant grab than the previous DynaGrip Heavy Duty formulation. Designed
as a solution for both interior and exterior construction and remodeling projects, DAP’s DynaGrip Heavy Duty is said to be easier to gun for greater efficiency and consists of a low odor formula that is compliant with VOC regulations. The adhesive is offered in 5 oz., 9 oz., and 28 oz. sizes. dynagrip.dap.com

 

TandoStone Composite Stone Cladding

TandoStone, with TruGrit technology, is a winner of a Product Innovation Award from Architectural Products magazine. TandoStone is available in styles of Creek Ledgestone (with distinct grout lines) and Stacked Stone (without grout lines) in a variety of natural colors. Two brand new colors include Creek LedgeStone’s Nordic Mist, designed to be a cool, subtle gray with warm accents, and Stacked Stone’s Glacier
Bay with frosty gray hues. tandobp.com

 

Palight Corners from Palram

Palight Corners are designed with appearance in mind. Corners with J-channels and nailing fins are available in two sizes: 3-1/2″ and 5-1/2″. The 5-1/2″ size is also available with no J-channel and hinged nailing fins. All Palight Corners are milled from single boards or sheets using Continuous Surface Technology, not pieced together out of separate boards. palighttrimboard.com

 

DEWALT 20V MAX Brushless Handheld Blower

The 20V MAX Brushless Handheld Blower from DEWALT is engineered with an innovative axial fan design said to maximize air output and runtime. It clears debris with an air volume of up to 450 cubic feet per minute and up to 125 mph (with the concentrator nozzle), according to the manufacturer. The tool weighs 5.43 lbs without a battery. The variable speed trigger and speed lock are designed to give the user power control. dewalt.com

 

New colors from Safe-Way Garage Doors

Safe-Way Garage Doors has added three new colors to its Choice Series line of garage doors that are now available. The company has also added two Madera wood grain colors to its Choice Series entry level line. The new Oak and Rosewood options are designed to give homeowners a realistic wood grain look in a low maintenance product. Also added to the new color palette is a Bronze earth tone. The new Bronze color previously added to the Regency and Ambient lines, is now available in a more economical product offering. Choice Series doors are available in both insulated vinyl back and non-insulated versions. The Choice Series now offers nine colors, four panel designs, and 23 window options. A variety of optional carriage house style hardware is available. safewaydoor.com/choice

 

TrueWerk T3 WerkBib

TrueWerk has expanded on its high-performance technical  workwear line with the T3 WerkBib. An active layering piece, the T3 WerkBib is built with TrueWerk’s proprietary bonded three-layer fabric engineered with a four-way micro-ripstop outer shell, a waterproof breathable laminate and an insulating inner fleece lining. The covered pockets, integrated knee pads and full-zip legs are designed to protect the wearer from snow and debris and allow for the ability to easily take them on and off for added layering, or even just venting heat while in the truck. The T3 WerkBib is designed to provide comfort and range of motion on the job site. truewerk.com

 

 

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