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Product Picks: June 2021

Each month, hundreds of products and services vie for industry attention. Here are some that our editors think will interest LBM Journal readers.


Simpson Strong-Tie’s Decorative Post Base Wrap

Simpson Strong-Tie has announced the addition of a new Decorative Post Base Wrap to its Outdoor Accents line of code-listed wood connectors and fasteners. Designed to provide contractors, designers, homebuilders, and DIYers with the essential hardware for incorporating both beauty and strength into any outdoor living space, Outdoor Accents connectors and fasteners are engineered to deliver the flexibility to build a wide range of custom outdoor spaces. Fabricated in black composite, the post wrap features the arched profile of the Outdoor Accents Mission Collection style. The four-piece cover screws together outside the post base (screws included), and there’s no need to drill into the post.

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Cascade Signature Cut shingles from PABCO Roofing

The PABCO Roofing line of Cascade asphalt shingles is said to be the only diamond-shaped roofing product available today. Cascade shingles come in four colors designed to honor the style and heritage of historic homes. According to the manufacturer, the shingles meet the UL790 Class A Fire Resistance Standard, offer a Limited Lifetime warranty, and feature Algae Defender.

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LP Legacy Sub-Floor Adhesive

LP Legacy Premium Sub-Floor Adhesive is engineered to help increase a subflooring’s stability and strength while preventing squeaks. Designed to work in tandem with LP Legacy Premium Sub-Flooring, this construction adhesive for sub-floor creates a tight seal in small gaps between panels and supports and helps establish a stable and strong sub-flooring system. According to the manufacturer, LP Legacy Premium Sub-Floor Adhesive is a gun-applied, fast-curing, 100% solvent-free PU collapsible foam adhesive.

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American Building Components Metal Panels

American Building Components metal panels are designed for use with agricultural buildings, including those that house livestock, such as cattle, hogs, and poultry. Engineered to be durable and offer flexibility in design, buildings made from these panels are said to be functional as well as aesthetically pleasing. Noncombustible and hail resistant, featuring a Class 4 rating, the panels can withstand high winds and heavy snowfall. The panels are resistant to damage from termites and other insects.


Palram’s PALIGHT Trimboard

Available in a wide range of widths, lengths, and thicknesses, PALIGHT Trimboard consists of a line of free-foam PVC trim products including bead boards, corner boards, decorative mouldings, milled trim, standard trim profiles, and column wraps. Said to be the industry’s only true reversible woodgrain/smooth trim, PALIGHT trimboard is available with EverClean Protective Film included on both sides. The laminate design eliminates ink transfer to other boards, unlike some competitors’ films and is said to expand 23% less than competing trim boards. Available with a 30-year transferable warranty.


Fortress Evolution steel decking

Evolution steel decking by Fortress Building Products was designed to provide contractors, deck building pros, and do-it-yourselfers with a high value, enduring steel framing solution. Developed to install just like wood, even on curves, the interlocking joist and ledger system allows builders to install safe, sturdy decks that the manufacturer says require less effort, and greater spans between supports means fewer posts and overall materials. A premium powder coating is designed to provide a modern, industrial aesthetic, while also making it invulnerable to rotting, warping, splitting, and insect damage. The product carries a 25-year limited manufacturer’s warranty.



ZEEL is designed to provide an alternative to costly flush-glazed doors with all the benefits of a versatile frame system. Its low-profile and customizable frame is designed to be stained or painted, blending with the door. Incorporating Resolve sealant, ZEEL is engineered to be immune to messy squeeze out and to not degrade over time, reducing service calls and warranty issues. According to the manufacturer, FiberMate Plus frame material resists warping when subjected to severe temperature changes and direct sunlight, even with dark colors. ZEEL features a clip system to eliminate the need for screws and screw holes. The system allows the frame to sit flush to the face of the door, which is said to streamline installation and reduce installation time and effort.

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