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Product Picks: June 2024

Keylink Discovery Series Railing

Designed for high-volume builders and any contractor who needs a quick installation, the new Keylink Discovery Series railing has a sleek, modern design and is engineered for a quick installation. Discovery Series railing comes in textured black with square balusters. For brand-new installations, aluminum posts come fitted with factory-installed brackets, while aluminum post sleeves and brackets are available to upgrade already-existing wooden posts.


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DeckWise 1X Rainscreen Hardwood Siding Fastener

The new DeckWise 1X (3/4″) Rainscreen Hardwood Siding/Cladding Fastener is fabricated from high-quality marine grade aluminum for a burly and durable siding fastener that withstands the harshest of environments. According to DeckWise, this rainscreen siding fastener system eliminates the need for furring strips altogether and also serves as the starter clip as well. Rainscreen fastener clips install directly over plywood or OSB exterior sheathing—with a single stainless-steel screw—providing a 3/4″ standoff for ventilation for proper moisture management. And because the fastener leg replaces the furring strip, there’s no need to worry about water being trapped behind traditional furring strips.


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New LP NovaCore Thicknesses

LP Building Solutions has announced a significant expansion in its LP NovaCore Thermal Insulated Sheathing line, with two new R3 and R7 thickness options. With these editions, builders now have three foam thickness options: 1/2″ foam (R3), 1″ foam (R5) and 1-1/2″ foam (R7). Featuring Owens Corning FOAMULAR NGX XPS foam, these panels are reported to strengthen thermal resistance and help shield homes against fluctuating temperatures, thus providing potential energy savings for homeowners. LP NovaCore sheathing’s installation mirrors traditional OSB structural sheathing and utilizes standard 2×4 spacing so that builders can seamlessly integrate these panels into their projects without the need  for extensive framing adjustments. This streamlined approach enhances construction efficiency to help save time and money.


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StaCool Vest

The StaCool Vest Core Body Cooling System from StaCool Industries is an adjustable over vest which is reported to provide all day comfort, keeping workers cool and productive despite the summer heat. Velcro straps at the shoulders, chest, and stomach provide a comfortable fit for wearers of all body types and sizes. Advanced cooling technology provided by the ThermoPaks keep core body temperatures at safe levels for hours of use. A spare set of ThermoPaks are included with each StaCool Vest to extend cooling time when the initial set thaws. A thermal barrier is built in to ensure the wearer does not get too cold. Weighing just 6-1/2 lbs. when fully hydrated, the vest weight is evenly distributed across the wearers body. Stain resistant StaCool Premium Industrial Vests are available in black, safety yellow, orange, and green.


Frame-Reinforced Stainless Steel Micro-Mesh Gutter Guard

Gutterglove is expanding its LeafBlaster Pro portfolio of premier gutter protection solutions  with the introduction of its new Frame-Reinforced Stainless Steel Micro-Mesh Gutter Guard. According to the manufacturer, this new offering is built on a proven product design optimized to withstand the heaviest of debris. The material is designed with maximum strength and protection in mind to withstand the elements, and patented technology allows for superior performance, even in the worst weather conditions. Ideal for homes in densely wooded areas or harsh climates, this new gutter guard is made with a patented T6-treated aluminum slotted-frame design and stainless-steel micro mesh, allowing rainwater to flow freely into the gutter while blocking heavier storm debris, branches, leaves, and pests.


TimberTech Composite Terrain+ Collection

Through proprietary technology, TimberTech material scientists have developed more sophisticated aesthetics now featuring multicolor variegation and more realistic emboss patterns for the Composite Terrain+ Collection, while still maintaining the scratch-resistant durability of the original Terrain Collection. Featuring protective 4-sided capping, the Terrain+ Collection will, according to the manufacturer, continue to stand out as a superior choice in scalloped-back decking for contractors, dealers and consumers. The palette includes three new on-trend colors, including Weathered Oak, Natural White Oak, and Dark Oak, and TimberTech’s Composite decking is sustainably manufactured with up to 85% recycled content.


FastenMaster Collated Cortex Plugs

FastenMaster’s Cortex hidden fastening line is now available in 12 new colors of collated Cortex Plugs for TimberTech’s composite deck boards in their Premier, Reserve and Legacy lines. According to the manufacturer, pre-aligned and collated Cortex Plugs have shown to be up to 50% faster in independent time studies compared to loose plug installation for improved jobsite productivity and time savings. The new collated Cortex Plugs for composite TimberTech boards includes all the full profile deck colors including Ashwood, Espresso, Mocha, Pecan, Tigerwood, Whitewash Cedar, Antique Leather, Dark Roast, Driftwood, Reclaimed Chestnut, Dark Teak, and Maritime Gray. In addition, all Cortex Plugs are made from the same composite material as the deck and are warrantied for the life of the project.


MONARC Wall Panels

3A Composites USA has launched MONARC, a range of new composite wall panels for interior spaces that it says will deliver an elegant aesthetic. Three MONARC collections, consisting of 19 original designs, have been developed to enable designers and developers to elevate interior spaces with ease. According to the manufacturer, MONARC is an ideal choice for commercial interior applications, offering versatility to customize interior spaces. It is made from two sheets of .012″ aluminum bonded to a fire-retardant mineral core in a continuous extrusion process, creating a rigid and durable aluminum composite panel, with the core material consisting of mineral components and is 100% recyclable.


KEEN Utility Kenton Work Sneaker

New from KEEN Utility this spring is a retro-inspired work sneaker reinvented with lightweight protection for all-day workflow. With a wide toe and snug heel, the Kenton shoe boasts a responsive KEEN.ReGEN cushioning that the manufacturer says provides up to 50% energy return to keep your feet and legs feeling fresh, even during long workdays. In addition to all-day energy-returning comfort, the Kenton features low-profile protection including carbon-fiber safety toes 15% lighter than steel and a slip-resistant rubber outsole to help the wearer stand strong through all the movement of the workday.


DeWalt Powershift

The DeWalt Powershift equipment system optimizes the workflow of concrete jobsites through electrification. The system includes a battery and high-rate charger that can charge the battery in less than one hour, plate compactor that provides 3,370ft lbs. of force through its 15.7″ plate, and a rammer that features 2,660 ft. lbs. of impact force with antivibration insulators. It also includes a backpack vibrator that weighs in at only 25 lbs. with the battery installed, powerpack vibrator that can be activated remotely through DeWalt Wireless Tool Control, power screed, core drill and stand that features anti-rotation technology, and adaptor that allows the use of DeWalt Flexvolt batteries for additional runtime when using DeWalt Powershift equipment.

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