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

PVC Crosshead Pediment Profile from Versatex
Versatex-PVC-Crosshead-Pediment-ProfileNew high-density PVC crosshead pediment profile from Versatex aims to save builders and remodelers on installation labor costs. Offered in individually wrapped 16′ lengths with matte finish, Versatex’s new architectural trim is designed to be easy to cut, miter and install. The trim does not require painting, and is built to withstand damage from moisture, weather or insects.

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New Deck Tension Tie from Simpson Strong-Tie
DTT1Z install - Simpson Strong TieSimpson Strong-Tie has introduced a new deck tension tie that meets newly updated code standards. The DTT1Z deck tension tie is designed to eliminate the need to access floor joists from inside the house. Instead, it is fastened from outside the house. The DTT1Z addresses 2015 Residential Code provision (section [glossary]R507.2.4[/glossary]) that allows four 750-lb. lateral connectors to be fastened to structural framing joists members in the house. The DTT1Z fastens to the narrow or wide face of a single 2x with Strong-Drive SD connector screws.

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