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Product Picks: June 2022

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 Hanger Selector app

Simpson Strong-Tie’s HS Hanger Selector web app uses 3D visualization along with calculations based on specific user input to help designers and builders find the most cost-effective joist, truss, and multi-truss hangers based on installation type, hanger options, and demand load. The new, standalone Hanger Selector is designed to allow even faster and easier access to help users quickly zero in on the appropriate hangers and see representative products incorporated into a visualizer tool based on inputs like slope and skew, lumber species and finish, fastener type, project dimensions, and more.


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Atlantis Rail’s updated

Cable railing manufacturer, Atlantis Rail Systems, has implemented resources and tools developed to provide a strong support system for the LBM industry. To help dealer partners in- store with the selling of cable railing, Atlantis has introduced new point-of-purchase displays. According to the manufacturer, this high ROI merchandiser allows customers to walk out with the cable and hardware needed to install Atlantis Rail’s basic RailEasy Cable Railing System. It was designed with space in mind and features a small footprint as to not take up a lot of square footage in a showroom.


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LP Legacy Premium Sub-Flooring Adhesive

LP Legacy Premium Sub-Flooring Adhesive is a construction sub-flooring adhesive developed to create tight seals in small gaps between panels, helping to produce a stiff, squeak-free sub-floor system. It is gun-applied with a fast-curing polyurethane collapsible foam adhesive that, according to the manufacturer, is 100% solvent-free and VOC-compliant. LP Legacy Adhesive is designed to work in tandem with LP Legacy Premium Sub-Flooring and LP TopNotch 350 Durable Sub-Flooring. LP says one 29-ounce can is equal to up to 12 times the coverage of a typical tube of conventional sub-flooring adhesive. LP Legacy Adhesive is applied with the LP Legacy Sub-Flooring Adhesive Applicator, a non-stick professional grade foam adhesive applicator. The dispenser gun comes in two sizes, 15″ and 30″. As a complement to LP Legacy Adhesive, LP is also introducing LP Legacy Polyurethane Foam Cleaner, a supporting solution designed to clean the applicator and prevent clogging.


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ProVia Simulated Divided Panels

ProVia has announced new Simulated Divided Panels for Signet Fiberglass Fir entry doors in selected styles. The 3″ and 5″ wide fiberglass grids are designed to provide dimension and distinction, boosting curb appeal. Simulated Divided Panels, or SDPs, are an offshoot of ProVia’s Simulated Divided Lites (SDLs), 1″ fiberglass grids designed to mimic the look and feel of old-world wood craftsmanship. SDPs feature wider 3″ and 5″ grids on 8′ tall or shorter Signet Fir doors, applied directly to the skin of a solid door, or to the surface of a full lite of glass. Simulated Divided Panels are engineered to allow for versatility in entry door design. Available in seven stain colors, including Caramel, Ginger and Pecan, and seven glazed finishes as well, including Natural Leather and Rustic Sage. Solid color paint is another finish option, with a lineup of Standard or Trending colors to choose from.


Black Label from Tropical Forest Products

Tropical Forest Products’ new premium Black Label collection of tropical hardwoods are certified sustainable by the Forest Stewardship Council (155777) and Legal Lumber. The brand’s lumber portfolio consists of Ipe, Cumaru, Jatoba (shown), Garapa, Angelim, Pedra, Kebony, ThermoWood, and Tigerwood. According to the manufacturer, Black Label lumber is carefully and 100% legally sourced from South America. Ideal for applications including decking, cladding, deck tiles, and soffit as well as architectural millwork, Black Label wood provides dealers, homeowners and architects with a comprehensive selection of tropical hardwood solutions for creating any vision. Black Label also offers a variety of professional grade accessories for building and maintaining decks, cladding, and other wood products.


Deck2wall Spacer fastener approval

Designed for water management and rot prevention, Deck2wall Spacer model SWS is now approved for use with SPAX POWERLAGS. Based on testing conducted by SPAX, the SWS spacer is now included in the updated POWERLAGS deck ledger fastening table. The approved screws are available in 5/16″ and 3/8″ diameter, and have two different head types to choose from, T-STAR and HEX drive. According to the manufacturer, as structural wood screws become more popular each year for deck ledger installations, so has the SWS spacer, and the SPAX POWERLAGS line enhances the list of approved fasteners for the SWS spacer. The updated POWERLAGS fastening table is accompanied by an engineering letter, and is available at


CertainTeed LEVELLINE Outside 90

CertainTeed’s LEVELLINE brand of drywall corners now includes the Outside 90. LEVELLINE Outside 90 corner beads are designed to create perfect outside corners in record time. With its impact resistant plastic core, joint tape, and formulated surface paper, LEVELLINE Outside 90 corners are engineered to be lighter and easier to handle than paper-faced metal products. Unlike paper-faced metal, they are flexible and forgiving, and developed not to dent, crack, or rust. According to the manufacturer, the joint tape guarantees unparalleled bonding of the corner to the drywall while also using less compound and helps reduces overall dry time. LEVELLINE Outside 90 corner beads are available in 8′, 9′, 10′, and 6′-10″ lengths.


Captivate from AZEK and Russin

AZEK has partnered with distributor and pre-finisher Russin to offer Captivate, a new line of prefinished siding and trim. The Captivate line includes shingle siding designed to duplicate the look of natural cedar shingles, board and batten siding for either accent areas or an entire elevation, and dozens of trim profiles. Captivate products will be available exclusively through Russin for distribution to 13 Northeastern and mid-Atlantic states. Captivate will be available in 12 regionally popular quick-ship colors with additional custom colors available by special order. The Captivate line is developed using Russin’s machinery developed to apply quality-tested paints in a consistent and controlled manner. Captivate carries a warranty from the paint manufacturer, in addition to the AZEK Exteriors Limited Lifetime Warranty on the substrate itself.


DSI Column Uplift Kits

Digger Specialties Inc. (DSI) is now offering Uplift Kits for most of its column designs which are engineered to provide protection during high wind situations by reducing vertical movement of the column. According to the manufacturer, columns installed with Uplift Kits have been tested to an industry best 5,000 pounds of wind uplift resistance. These kits are appropriate in any geographic area and are designed to be particularly effective in coastal areas or any locations subject to high winds. DSI columns are available in aluminum, composite, and fiberglass materials and a variety of aesthetic designs can be selected which include round, raised and recessed panels, and square and fluted columns depending on the material selected.

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