Product Picks: June 2017

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

Coeur d'Alene Wood Interiors

Coeur d’Alene Wood Xcelerated Interiors

Coeur d’Alene Wood has introduced Xcelerated Interiors. It is the first of its kind, two-sided textured wood (vertical band sawn/circular sawn). Coeur d’Alene Wood partnered with Gorman Bros. to combine their Craftsman Pine boards with Coeur d’Alene Wood’s patented, no paints, no stain, VOC-free process. The results are a weathered product that is naturally colored and said to be safe for all interior applications including accent walls, ceilings and furniture.

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Simpson Strong-Tie

Simpson Strong-Tie Fence Bracket

The new, patent-pending FBFZ flat fence bracket from Simpson Strong-Tie is designed to make the connection between rails and posts simple and strong. The flat-plate design, a new addition to the fence bracket line, is fabricated for a concealed look that shows less metal and is said to make installation easier by eliminating the need for toenailing or screwing. New, bendable tabs on each end of the bracket allow slight adjustments for attaching wood rails to a post while providing a strong connection to accommodate wood expansion and contraction. The FBFZ also can be used for handrail assemblies on porches and decks that are no more than 30″ above the ground.

Ply Gem Siding

Ply Gem Steel Siding Collection

Ply Gem’s Steel Siding Collection is made from galvanized steel designed to stand up to hail, wind and snow. The Ply Gem Steel Siding Collection is designed for new construction and home remodeling across the U.S., especially in extreme weather states. The product line is made of recycled material, is recyclable and is fireresistant. The collection is available in a variety of colors, such as darker greys, blues and greens. The coating and embossed woodgrain patterns were designed to deliver superior texture and color retention. Backed by a 50-year hail and 35-year fade limited lifetime warranty, the collection is available in a variety of sizes and profiles.

MI Windows & Doors

Vinyl Sliding Glass Doors from MI Windows & Doors

Two new vinyl sliding glass doors with blinds-between-the-glass and multiple interior and exterior color and hardware options, are available form MI Windows & Doors. Both products are designed for use in renovation and restoration applications. Designed in setup (1615) or knockdown (1617) configurations, each door is also available with MI’s StormArmor™ impact-resistant product enhancement package for added protection in storm-prone areas. Each door incorporates an insulated double-strength tempered glass. Other benefits include a dual-pane insulated glass package that meets ENERGY STAR® requirements in North- Central, South-Central, and Southern climate zones.

Kingspan Kooktherm

Kingspan Kooktherm K8 & K12 Cavity Board

Kingspan’s Kooltherm K8 Cavity Board is an insulation with a fiber–free rigid thermoset phenolic core, faced on both sides with a low emissivity composite foil facing which is used for insulation in partially filled cavity walls. Kooltherm K12 Framing Board is a premium performance insulation, with a fiber–free rigid thermoset phenolic insulation core faced on both sides with a low emissivity composite foil facing, which is used in wood or steel frame walls. It is said to be resistant to the passage of water vapor, unaffected by air infiltration, and can be used between studs or as an insulating sheathing. Both products feature a core of premium performance rigid thermoset fiber-free phenolic insulant manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP) and low Global Warming Potential (GWP).

PrimeLinx Shadow Gap

PrimeLinx Shadow Gap

BlueLinx has announced the addition of Shadow Gap to the PrimeLinx family of products. PrimeLinx Shadow Gap is a shiplap product that the company says will save time on the jobsite, and is easy to use for DIY installers. PrimeLinx Shadow gap has been designed to include a self-spacing ship lap edge that is said to eliminate the need for spacers. The product was developed with a finish that the company says does not require sanding or priming before painting. Shadow Gap is made of real wood so it can be installed in areas where moisture is present, such as kitchens, bathrooms, mud rooms, etc., and has been developed to hold heavier objects than competing composite products.

ModerView Decking

LMC Re-Launches the ModernView® Brand

LMC re-launched their ModernView family of brands, an exclusive program for LMC dealers that was developed to allow them to compete with national brands in vinyl windows, composite decking, and kitchen cabinets. The brand re-launch includes ModernView windows, designer cabinetry, as well as composite decking developed for above ground, in ground and underwater installation.

Nu Wood Columns

Nu Wood PVC Columns

Nu-Wood, a synthetic millwork manufacturer, has launched of a series of PVC columns. The Made-in-America manufacturer offers a full selection of polyurethane, PVC and faux panel products for residential and commercial projects. Nu-Wood products are developed to resist rot, moisture, mold, and impacts. The column pieces are designed to replicate architectural details and readily accept paint and stain. The Nu-Wood Classic Color Program offers builders and remodelers the option of having any Nu-Wood product painted at the Nu-Wood manufacturing site with one of 1,500 available Sherwin- Williams® paint colors.