Home Industry News PRODUCT PICKS: May 2016



New Decorative Beam Designs from Fypon
New Decorative Beam Designs from fyponFypon has added two new styles, Hand-Hewn and Rough-Sawn, to its line of faux wood grain beams. Designed to add a rustic touch to ceilings, the polyurethane beams are said to offer an authentic arts and crafts appearance with lower costs and installation times than wood timber beams. The Hand-Hewn option is designed to mimic labor-intensive and artistic shaping of a beam squared by hand with an axe. The Rough-Sawn is a more refined style with a subtle texture designed to mimic a circular blade. Both products are available in three sizes: 4″ x 6″, 6″ x 8″, and 8″ x 10″. www.fypon.com

Embarq™ Fiberglass Entry Doors From ProVia
Embarq-Fiberglass-Entry-doors-from-proviaFirst introduced in 2014 to only Platinum dealers, ProVia’s Embarq doors are now available to all ProVia customers. Embarq doors provide a U-factor of 0.10, which is said to be the lowest recorded heat conduction measurement for entry doors in the U.S. The doors are designed to enhance efficiency with accommodation for more insulation. The Embarq fiberglass entry door is 2-1/2″ thick with an integrated channel in the side rails and header. A dual perimeter seal creates a nearly impenetrable barrier against drafts and energy leaks, the company claims. Embarq doors are available in six styles and four wood grain species: cherry, mohagany, oak and knotty alder. www.provia.com

Simpson Strong-Tie Deck-Drive™ Screws for Redwood
Simpson Strong-Tie Deck-Drive Screws for RedwoodSimpson Strong-Tie’s Deck-Drive DSV wood screws are now available in red, designed specifically to be used with redwood. Previously, the screw was available in gray and tan to match other types of lumber. The DSV wood screw is said to make preservative-treated wood decking projects faster and easier, designed to drive up to 35% more screws per battery charge. The fastener is offered in a variety of sizes to fasten decking, fascia and trim. www.strongtie.com/deckdrive

Touch ‘n Foam Professional Polyurethane Spray Foam
Touch n Foam Professional Polyurethane Spray FoamPolyurethane spray foam from Touch ‘n Foam is said to reduce costs by up to 30%. Touch ‘n Foam’s two-component kits are disposable and are available in 15, 200 and 600 board feet sizes. System 15 Kit is ideal for hole repairs and touch-ups. System 200 Kit is ideal for basement sill plates and joists. System 600 Kit is designed for insulating stud wall cavities. Each kit comes with a pre-attached hose, an ergonomic foam applicator, disposable gloves, safety glasses and instructions. Touch ‘n Foam’s spray is designed to be ideal for small renovation projects. The product is said to dry in less than one minute, is Class A fire-resistant and adheres to most surfaces. www.touchnfoam.com

Hickory Hardware® Electronic Keypad Deadbolts
Hickory-Hardware-Electronic-Keypad-DeadboltsNew electronic keypad deadbolt locks from Hickory Hardware include new features such as Vacation Mode to disable all access codes except the owner’s and One Time codes, allowing single access to a contractor, repairperson or relative. Up to 10 sets of unique access codes can be programmed, allowing easy toggling between stay-at-home, work, vacation, and one-time use modes. Each time the correct four to six digit access code is entered, the motorized bolt locks or unlocks, and the lock icon light illuminates. The lock is backlit to increase visibility in nighttime or low light. Includes two keys for backup key override. Locks are available in transitional, traditional, and contemporary styles and in come in aged bronze and satin nickel finishes. Traditional style is also available in polished brass finish. www.hickoryhardware.com