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Product Picks: May 2020

Product Picks: May 2020

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

New colors from Royal Building Products

Royal Building Products has added two new premium colors—Grey Oak and Smokewood—to its Cedar Renditions by Royal Design Series aluminum siding. A new traditional color, Spanish Moss, is also now available. The Cedar Renditions Design Series is a modern aluminum accent siding. LEED compliant and 100% recyclable, Cedar Renditions combines thicker gauge aluminum with wider board, contemporary wood aesthetics. The product is moisture proof, nonflammable, and said to be virtually maintenance free. Cedar Renditions is backed by a 25-year prorated limited warranty. The product was named a finalist for “Best Green Building Product” in the Best of IBS Awards for the 2020 NAHB International Builders’ Show. royalbuildingproducts.com/cedarrenditions


LP Elements Performance Fencing

Launched in March of 2019, LP Building Solutions’ LP Elements Performance Fencing is an engineered wood fencing product. As part of LP’s larger Elements product line, the product offers a new material choice in privacy fencing. The 6′ long by 6″ wide boards feature a dog ear picket design that is engineered and tested to withstand hail and impacts, high-velocity winds up to 200 mph, humid temperatures, and more. It is available in seven colors. lpcorp.com


DuraLife Custom Length Program

The DuraLife Custom Length Program is designed for large jobs that require nonstandard
length decking. The program offers custom length boards for all DuraLife decking and dock profiles and colors. For jobs with a minimum order of 750 linear feet, custom length cuts from 6′ to 24′ can be ordered at no additional charge. DuraLife’s polypropylene capped composite is designed to stand up to harsh weather conditions. The Step-Clip hidden fastening system is said to make installation easy and reduce install time by up to 50%. duralifedecking.com


S4S Decorative Boards

Ornamental Moulding & Millwork now offers four S4S Decorative Boards for use by contractors, builders and remodelers. Available with deep wood graining, the boards come in Ambrosia Maple, White Oak, Black Stained Aspen, and Gray Stained Aspen profiles. The S4S Decorative Boards are offered in a variety of sizes. Every board is 7/16″ in thickness and 8′ long. The boards come in widths of 1-1/2″, 3-1/2″, and 5-1/2″. Ideal for creating accent walls, shelves, or mouldings, the boards are said to be easy-to-install and a decorative addition to both commercial and residential projects. ornamental.com


Simpson Strong-Tie’s Avant Collection

Simpson Strong-Tie has added a new Avant Collection to its line of Outdoor Accents line of structural connectors and fasteners. The Avant Collection is a new design featuring straight edges and chamfered corners designed to create a clean, contemporary look. Like the Outdoor Accents Mission Collection, this new design also accommodates both nominal and rough lumber, providing additional flexibility for building a wide range of custom outdoor spaces. Avant Collection additions to the Outdoor Accents line include new angles, joist ties, gable plates, post bases, decorative side plates, and more. All Outdoor Accents connectors and fasteners are made from exterior-rated galvanized steel with a black powder-coat finish developed for corrosion protection. The patented design of the hex-head washer and structural screw combination is designed to offer the look of a bolted connection with faster and easier installation, and can be used with Outdoor Accents post bases, T and L straps, and angles. strongtie.com/outdooraccents


Milwaukee Right Angle Impact Wrench

Available in 3/8″ and 1/2″ sizes, the new M12 FUEL Right Angle Impact Wrenches from Milwaukee Tool are equipped with a long body profile. The low-profile head of 2.8″ in length is designed to easily fit into tight spaces, decreasing the need for socket extensions commonly used with pistol-grip impact tools. The M12 FUEL Right Angle Impacts’ POWERSTATE Brushless Motor delivers up to 220 ft-lbs of torque. Designed with a four-mode DRIVE CONTROL feature for improved user control with the ability to switch between modes to match the power and speed necessary for the application at hand. All four modes allow for maximum precision control, with the 4th featuring an Auto-Shut Off Mode to prevent over-fastening of bolts, and bolt removal mode for more control after bolt breakaway. milwaukeetool.com


Gate All-in-One Video Smart Lock

The Gate All-in-One Video Smart Lock is an all-in-one front-door security solution that combines all the functions of a smart lock, keypad, Wi-Fi hub, and video doorbell. With its integrated camera, two-way audio, and keypad, no wiring is needed for installation, and users don’t have to drill any new holes. The deadbolt is tapered and compatible with most interior and exterior deadbolts. The product allows users to monitor activity at the door and control access from anywhere with the Gate App for Android and iPhones. Users can set access pins and even grant guests, service people, and delivery people time-restricted access codes. The video camera’s motion sensor activates with activity at the door and immediately alerts the user and sends real-time video streamed immediately to a smartphone. With two-way audio, users can personally welcome guests or give last minute instructions to a service provider. The Gate Smart Lock can be locked and unlocked remotely from the Gate App or with custom pin codes on the keypad. go.getgate.com/pro


TAMKO online tools

TAMKO Building Products has launched new measurement and 3D modeling technology on its website to offer contractors and dealers solutions for continuing business in a world increasingly concerned about social distancing. The new functionality of TAMKO’s Shingle Styles Visualizer enables customers to order realistic roof visualizations, 3D models, and accurate roof measurement reports now available to TAMKO customers at a discount and no need for a monthly subscription. Information available on TAMKO’s Shingle Styles Visualizer includes roof dimensions, areas, slopes, roof squares, and other vital information, enabling a contact-free process for design, estimation and bidding. This upgraded platform unifies photorealistic design visualizations, 3D interactive models, and precise roofing measurements in a single project-planning interface that can be digitally shared between a contractor, dealer and homeowner—eliminating the need for in-person sales visits. tamko.renoworks.com


DAP Tank Bond

DAP’s Tank Bond family of products includes Tank Bond Thread Stopper, Tank Bond Liquid Grip, Tank Bond Heavy Duty Advanced Epoxy, and Tank Bond Thread Locker. Combined, the products have been developed to be strong enough to tackle repairs ranging from tools, home products and outdoor maintenance, to boats, bicycles, automotive, motorcycles, and even musical instruments, according to the manufacturer. tankbond.dap.com


Capped DuxxBak from Green Bay Decking

Green Bay Decking’s Capped DuxxBak water shedding deck board brings the manufacturer’s proprietary OPTIMA variegated colors to their DuxxBak water shedding deck system. The result is a watertight deck designed to drain outside the deck footprint to create a functional dry space under decks, balconies, or walkways. Available in five colors, the proprietary dual-embossed OPTIMA finish now available on DuxxBak offers a depth of grain in a wood-look finish, and is designed to be slip resistant. DuxxBak is also available in six brushed-finish colors. greenbaydecking.com


SENCO nailers

SENCO has added two new pneumatic nail guns with increased magazine capacity to its JoistPro line of metal connector nailers. The JoistPro 150MXP and JoistPro 250MXP, are designed to be used for fastening metal structural connectors like joist hangers, seismic/hurricane straps, and rafter ties. The JoistPro 150MXP fires 1-1/2″ nails ranging from .131″ to .148″ in diameter. Its new magazine holds two strips of SENCO paper-tape collated nails. The more powerful JoistPro 250MXP fires 1-1/2″ to 2-1/2″ nails ranging from .131″ to .162″ in diameter. Like the 150MXP, the 250MXP features an increased-capacity magazine that holds two strips of paper-tape collated nails, and an updated belt/rafter hook. senco.com


New colors from Everlast Advanced Composite Siding

Chelsea Building Products has introduced an expanded color palette for all products within the Everlast advanced composite siding system. The new colors are available in both traditional lap siding and board and batten profiles, in addition to Everlast Premium Color-Matched Trim. The expanded 15-color palette includes three rich, dark hues as well as an updated shade of white. The four new colors are Blue Spruce (shown), Saddle Wood, Storm Grey, and Natural White. Everlast siding consists of a thick and solid composite substrate called C CORE, which is made from a composition of inorganic minerals and polymer resins. The substrate is then fused molecularly to a color-tinted acrylic capstock and embossed with an authentic cedar grain finish. everlastsiding.com


Znal fasteners

Znal is a zinc/aluminum capped screw with a patent-pending design that enables a cutting speed .59 seconds faster per screw than the best available competitor, according to the manufacturer. Znal is available in #12 and #14 diameters from 7/8″ – 2-1/2″ in length. Other sizes may be available for specific applications. It is ideally suited for the construction industry, including metal buildings, wood buildings, self-storage units, pole barns, decks and many other jobs. The indented cap is designed to seat properly with all major brands of hex driver bits, which will reduce “walking” of the fastener, further increasing productivity. Znal is sold exclusively in North America through Red Rock Distribution in partnership with inventor and family-owned manufacturer SEC Manufacturing in Taiwan. redrockfasteners.com/znal

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