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Product Picks: September 2021

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

ODL’s Mistify textured glass

Mistify from ODL is designed to be a combination of pattern and texture. The new product blends textured glass and a drip pattern inspired by abstract impressionism to create a unique, multi-dimensional effect. According to the manufacturer, the result is a dramatic blend of style and privacy that creates an amazing first impression on any home. As a result of the ceramic frit process, the black pattern becomes part of the glass, making Mistify doorglass scratch-and fade-resistant. It is engineered to not discolor when exposed to household cleaners or normal wear-and-tear. The low-maintenance internal grilles are said to add architectural flair to home styles from modern farmhouse to contemporary industrial. Available in a variety of doorglass and sidelight sizes, frames, and grilles between glass configurations. Mistify is available in ENERGY STAR qualified sizes and is made with energy efficiency-boosting low-E glass. In addition, select sizes are available with laminated Severe Weather glass.


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TigerClaw by FastenMaster

FasternMaster’s TigerClaw’s TC-G Hidden Clip for Grooved Decking and the TigerClaw Installation Gun, is engineered to be the fastest way to attach hidden clips on all leading deck brands including Fiberon, Trex, and more. The TC-G Hidden Clip is designed to work in pre-grooved decking planks or non-grooved decking planks using the TC-150 slot cutter. According to the manufacturer, the clip’s sharp prongs embed into the upper portion of the groove for strong holding power, and the stainless-steel screw ensures a lasting connection between decking board and joist. The Tiger Claw Pneumatic Installation Gun features a unique nose piece that holds clips in the correct position every time, firing a screw nail (scrail) through the clip into the joist—fastening the deck board to the joist in one step. On average, FastenMaster says, the installation gun will install about 400 square feet of decking in an hour.


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Fortress aluminum fencing

Athens Residential aluminum fencing from Fortress Building Products is engineered to be an ultra-lightweight perimeter solution that can be installed quickly and can accommodate steep grade changes across an imperfect landscape. According to the manufacturer, the premium design flexibility enhanced by recent technology advances enable rails to follow the ground while the pickets stay vertical. Designed to be an economical solution to have in stock, Athens is backed by a lifetime limited warranty. Key features include: Straightforward and quick installation; resistance to rot, warping, deterioration and rust; galvanized and treated in an architectural-grade powder coating; virtually no upkeep required; and an adjustable hidden fastener system provides a clean appearance. Fully-rackable panels accommodate up to 10 degrees of grade change.


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Hot-dipped Galvanized Ring Shank Roofing Nails

Hot-dipped Galvanized Ring Shank Roofing Nails from Maze Nails are designed for the secure application of asphalt and fiberglass shingles on new construction and re-roofing jobs. The ring shank nails are manufactured to provide extra holding power, especially in high wind/hurricane areas. The nails feature STORMGUARD zinc coating that is engineered to ensure extra corrosion resistance.


Roofing Shingles from PABCO Roofing Products

PABCO Roofing manufactures a broad line of asphalt shingles designed to meet the unique needs of homeowners throughout the Western U.S. From the ultra-wet Pacific Northwest, to the arid climates of West Texas, PABCO Roofing Products are engineered to provide the protection and performance required by homes in distinct regions. Unique PABCO Roofing technologies and designs include: Premier Solar Reflective Shingles, Algae Defender, Cascade Signature Cut Shingles, and Paramount Signature Cut Shingles (pictured). PABCO Roofing Products is a division of PABCO Building Products which services the building industry in the western U.S. and Canada.

SPAX PowerTrim finishing and composite-PVC trim screws

The new SPAX specialty fastener is designed for use in attaching wood and composite/PVC trim boards for residential home interior and exterior work. Partial thread applications include window and door casing attachment, baseboards, cabinetry, door jambs, stairs and railings, crown molding, and fine carpentry. Reverse double thread applications include fascia trim, baseboards, window and door trim, and countertop trim. PowerTrim fasteners include features such as: T-STAR plus drive within a cylindric head and a UNIQUE 4CUT point designed for quick and easy installation with no pre-drilling required. PowerTrim fasteners also feature a reverse double thread for PVC applications engineered to pull and hide pigtail shavings and eliminate bulging. Available in both #8 and #9 diameters and in lengths of 1-1/4″, 1-1/2″, 2″, 2-1/2″, 3-1/8″ 4″ and 5″.


Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard

Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is designed with a high-strength polymer formulation and engineered as an alternative to traditional FRP, OSB, and drywall systems. Unlike drywall,
Trusscore Wall&CeilingBoard is an integrated wall system complete with made-to-measure trims. According to the manufacturer, it doesn’t require time-consuming painting or finishing after installation. Tongue and groove panels slide together, fasteners are invisible for a clean finish, and Wall&CeilingBoard is designed to integrate seamlessly with Trusscore SlatWall to create a total wall storage solution. Available in 1/2″ thick, 16″ wide panels in standard lengths of 8′, 10′, 12′, 14′, 16′, and 20′. Available in white and gray colors.


Litnaglis nails

Plastic strip/coil nails, duplex nails, and wire-coated nails are available from Litnaglis. The manufacturer’s plastic strip nails are available at 21°. Dealers can choose which diameter, length, nail type, or coating to order. While Lignaglis plastic strip nails are designed for framing, the company’s plastic sheet coil nails are engineered for use in flooring and siding. Litnaglis duplex nails are a two-headed nail that is a replacement for common nails used in formwork. The nail is hammered only to the first head leaving a gap with the second so the nail can be easily removed using a hammer or a pry bar. Wire-coated nails from Litnaglis are designed for durability, reliability, and less reloading. The nails are held together by two thin wire strips and are slanted at a 16° angle. A wide variety of different nail finishes suitable for outdoor construction are available. A coil can hold from 50 to 200 nails.


Benjamin Obdyke redesigned Batten UV furring strips

Benjamin Obdyke has redesigned its Batten UV furring strips with improved compression resistance well-suited to open-joint cladding systems. The new Batten UV strips are designed to maintain a 3/8″ space even with the screw-fastening required for composite decking, which is often used to create trendy open-joint cladding systems. Batten UV can be installed vertically (traditional) or horizontally (for use with vertical cladding). Because it is made with polypropylene, Batten UV is said to be durable and flexible, even in cold temperatures. The new Batten UV comes in 8’ lengths, with 400 linear feet per carton. Batten UV carries a 15-year limited product warranty or 25-year limited system warranty.


SandNET from Diablo

Diablo’s full-range of premium SandNET discs and sheets include clog-reducing net design for extra-long sanding life, premium ceramic blend for fast material removal, and reusable technology for repeated use. Diablo’s SandNET products are available with multiple sizes and configurations. SandNET’s anti-clogging nylon net design allows users to clean any pitch build-up or clogging of the grit by shaking, vacuuming, or rinsing the sandpaper, extending the life and use. Diablo’s SandNET reusable sanding blocks feature a cushioned foam side for controlled material removal in contour sanding, and a dense foam side for aggressive material removal in flat surface and 90º corner standing.


Georgia-Pacific DensDefy Liquid Barrier

A new product within the DensDefy Products line, DensDefy Liquid Barrier works side-by-side with the DensElement Barrier System and ForceField Weather Barrier and is designed to provide a high-performance, highly durable WRB-AB system across multiple substrates, including DensGlass Gold Sheathing. Developed to help protect against water intrusion and mitigate the risk of unwanted air movement, the product is said to cure quickly (and in wet conditions). The product can be applied in wet weather, on damp substrates, and tolerates rain immediately after application. DensDefy Liquid Barrier can be applied in temps as low as 25ºF and cures in temps as low as 32ºF, and can be exposed to normal weather conditions for up to 12 months.


Bosch Jobsite Radios

The 18V Jobsite Radio with Bluetooth 5.0 and Power Station, and the GPB18V-2C, an 18V Compact Jobsite Radio with Bluetooth 5.0. Both designed with durability, flexibility, and portability in mind. Both jobsite radios have several ways to connect and listen to music, including Bluetooth 5.0. With a USB charging capability, mobile devices can stay charged as well. The GPB18V-5C offers four 120V AC power outlets to power lights, tools, electronics, and more. Additional features include: 360-degree stereo sound, four-way speakers with integrated subwoofer, hybrid power, a digital media bay to store most mobile devices, and personalized sound, which includes separate bass and treble controls as well as five equalizer presets. The GPB18V-2C is the compact version of the jobsite radio.

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