Home April 2018 Product Picks: Special decking edition

Product Picks: Special decking edition

Product Picks: Special decking edition

flood stain
FLOOD® Pro Series stain from PPG Architectural Coatings
The new FLOOD Pro Series line is said to incorporate the latest advances from PPG’s global wood care technology. The products range from transparent to opaque, as well as prep products and a new re-surfacer. The line utilizes an extensive color platform, which includes a collection of 40 semi-transparent and more than 120 opaque hues. www.flood.com

NuWood railing sleeve
Deck and railing sleeves from Nu-Wood™
Nu-Wood’s lineup of composite deck and railing sleeves features faux brick, cobblestone and stucco products. Inspired by natural materials, the sleeves and caps can be installed around existing column posts to upgrade the look of the posts. Designed to slip over a 6 x 6″ or 4 x 4″ post, the Nu-Wood brand faux sleeves are engineered to be durable and maintenance-free, and to enhance the look and value of new construction or remodeling projects. Suitable for both residential and commercial applications, the deck sleeves are impact-resistant and molded from a resilient closed-cell structural polyurethane. The columns can be stacked vertically to wrap around posts of any height. Two different cap styles, Flagstone and Pyramid, are also available. www.nu-wood.com

SeljaxWood software
3D Deck Design Software from Seljax
3D Deck Design Software from Seljax is designed to allow you to let your customer choose the size, shape and color of their new deck—and to let them see their exact deck before it’s built. With 3D Deck, not only can your customers see a complete 3D rendering of their envisioned deck, but you can also provide a complete estimate. The software is designed to provide an accurate estimate of attached, free-standing and ground-level decks. 3D Deck is made to enable you to take customers for a virtual walk around the deck, zoom in close for a detailed perspective, zoom out to view the entire view, go underneath, or fly overtop. If the customer doesn’t like something, the software is designed to allow fast, easy changes. www.seljax.com

ModernView Decking
LMC re-launches the ModernView® brand
LMC re-launched its ModernView family of brands, an exclusive program for LMC dealers that was developed to allow them to compete with national brands in vinyl windows, composite decking, and kitchen cabinets. The brand re-launch includes ModernView windows, designer cabinetry, as well as composite decking developed for above ground, in ground and underwater installation. www.modernviewbrands.com

micropro by koppers
MicroPro® treated lumber from Koppers Performance Chemicals
MicroPro pressure treated wood is treated with micronized copper preservatives, which are engineered to help protect against termite damage and fungal decay, and to offer improved corrosion performance. MicroPro treated wood products are US building code compliant. The Koppers MicroPro technology is the first treated wood process to be certified under Scientific Certification Systems Environmentally Preferable Product (EPP) program, based on Life-Cycle Assessment. MicroPro treated wood products are also available in popular colors, similar to redwood and cedar with the new MicroShades® color pigment system. MicroShades is said to be the only pigmented colorant system that can be used as an “in-solution” system specifically developed for wood treated with the MicroPro preservative. Water repellent additives are also available. www.koppersperformancechemicals.com

Wolf Stair Lights
Outdoor Lighting from Wolf Home Products
Wolf Outdoor Lighting’s line of deck and rail accent products that are available now in all of Wolf’s building products service areas. Wolf Outdoor Lighting is designed to add beauty and ambiance with a “plug-and-play” assembly. This assembly, plus a single low-voltage power supply, enables homeowners to create a variety of configurations without the need for wire cutting, electricians, or permits. With LEDs rated for 50,000 hours, dusk-to-dawn light sensors, and remote dimmer switches, Wolf Outdoor Lighting is designed to be energy efficient. Wolf Outdoor Lighting products are compatible with all Wolf Rail and Westbury Rail products and include stair and side lights, under-rail lights, strip lights, post cap lights, as well as all wiring harnesses and connections. www.wolfhomeproducts.com

Armadillo Lifestyle Boards
Armadillo Lifestyle line of composite decking boards
Armadillo Lifestyle offers a fluted underside that is said to eliminate unnecessary mass and create a deck board that is 20% lighter than comparable composite deck boards making it easier to handle and transport. Armadillo Lifestyle is available in seven colors: Campfire, Canyon Gray, Painted Desert, Rustic Red, Tumbleweed, Vintage Slate, and White Sand. Boards come in solid or grooved profiles and are available in three lengths: 12′, 16′, and 20′. Matching fascia and riser boards are also available. Armadillo deck boards are fully wrapped with a capstock coating and are designed to be fade- and stain-resistant. Armadillo deck boards are made of post-consumer recycled plastic or HDPE materials, and are backed by a limited lifetime warranty. www.armadillodeck.com

DeckWrap™ PowerBond™ from MFM Building Products
MFM Building Products has introduced DeckWrap PowerBond, a self-adhering waterproofing membrane designed to protect the surface of wood with a patented PowerBond adhesive system. The membrane is said to bond to wood or metal surfaces at temperatures as low as 25°F and is designed to be self-sealing around nails, screws, punctures and other fasteners. DeckWrap PowerBond is suitable for use with treated, untreated and synthetic woods and stops corrosion of metal components that come in contact with ACQ-treated lumber. It is available in pre-packaged rolls of 3″ and 6″ by 75′ length, and 12″ width by 25′ length. www.mfmbp.com

TandoStone cladding
TandoStone from Derby Building Products gives contractors the ability to clad areas around and under decks with a product that mimics the natural look of stone but according to the manufacturer installs in a fraction of the time. As well, it’s claimed to be impervious to moisture and comes with a UV coating to prevent sun and weather degradation. www.tandobp.com

KOMA Porch Flooring
Harmony PVC Porch Flooring from KOMA®
Designed to mimic to look of natural wood, Harmony PVC Porch Flooring from KOMA Building Products comes pre-sanded and ready to install in either gray or cedar. The company’s unique Celuka extrusion process is designed to resist rotting, splitting, or swelling. It’s also reversible (smooth or wood grain) and paintable. www.komabuildingproducts.com

AZEK 3D deck designer
AZEK 3D Deck Designer tool
AZEK’s Deck Designer tool was engineered to help dealers, contractors and homeowners visualize deck designs. Deck Designer allows users to create, revise and save as many interactive deck designs as they want before making a final purchase decision. Users can choose from hundreds of different options and personalize their deck, visualize the product in a variety of 3D environments, and receive a list of required tools and construction tips as well as a components and materials list and an installation checklist. Users can access the design tool on a web browser as well as a downloadable app. www.azek.com

ProWood Dura Color
ProWood Dura Color® decking
Described as “the latest advancement in treated lumber,” ProWood Dura Color is treated with an EPA-registered waterborne wood preservative system. Instead of using a topical finish or stain, Dura Color is color-infused, so pigment is driven deep into the wood fibers during the pressure-treating process. The company states, “When comparing color retention, Dura Color outlasts cedar and redwood, hands down.” Recognized by SCS Global Services as an Environmentally Preferred Product, ProWood Dura Color decking is compatible with aluminum fasteners. Building code approved for use in decking and above-ground applications, Dura Color is backed by a two-year color assurance (no fade) limited warranty, and a limited lifetime warranty against termite attack and rot. www.prowoodlumber.com

Deckorators fastendry system
Deckorators® Fastendry system
Deckorators has introduced a system that combines weatherproofing and deck board fastening capability in one solution and is said to enable contractors to add under-deck living space or storage in a faster, easier and more cost-effective way. Fastendry fits in the slotted edges of Deckorators composite decking, forming a watertight seal designed to prevent rain, melting snow and debris from passing through the spaces between boards. The polymer insert also features nail flanges that allow for efficient deck board fastening during system installation. Deckorators Fastendry is designed to complement Deckorators Vault, Heritage, Vista, Classic and Frontier slottededge deck boards. It will be available for the 2018 decking season in black 12′, 16′ and 20′ lengths. Deckorators Fastendry is covered by a 25-year limited warranty on manufacturing defects. www.deckorators.com/fastendry

Simpson Strong-Tie screws
Simpson Strong-Tie® Deck-Drive™ DWP screws in new sizes
Simpson Strong-Tie’s Deck-Drive DWP wood screws are now available in new sizes. The stainless steel fasteners are designed for use in decks, docks, boardwalks, and highexposure environments that require corrosion resistance and higher loads. Now in larger sizes, the screws are also recommended for structural connections. Deck-Drive DWP wood screws have met ICC-ES acceptance criteria AC233 for shear, pull-through, and withdrawal resistance in various wood species in a range of thicknesses. The load-rated screws are available in flat-head sizes #10, #12, and #14, and in lengths from 2″ to 6″ in Types 316 and 306 stainless steel. www.strongtie.com

Regal Ideas crystal rail
CrystalRail from Regal Ideas
Regal Ideas’ CrystalRail is marketed as the only frameless glass railing system on the market. Designed to be DIY friendly, the system is constructed with 10mm tempered glass panels with no posts and no top or bottom rails. CrystalRails’ egg-shaped Design PODS hold the glass panels in place, distributing the force and weight throughout the system. The PODS include an internal horizontal and vertical level axis to allow for alignment with the next panel. Each POD also includes internal low voltage LED lighting. The tempered glass panels are 98% free of iron to allow LED light to travel through each panel, giving the illusion of a lit perimeter around each panel. www.regalideas.com

accoya acetylated deckin
Accoya Acetylated wood decking
Designed to perform in all weather conditions in both commercial and residential decking applications, Accoya is suggested for areas where durability and low maintenance are important considerations. Accoya wood is manufactured using Accsys Technologies’ proprietary acetylation process to create a nontoxic wood product that boasts a 50-year above-ground and 25-year below-ground warranty. Accoya wood is engineered to stay flat and is said to not warp, split, swell or be affected by fungi, water uptake or rot. Said to reduce swelling and shrinkage more than 75%, Accoya wood materials are sourced from FSC-certified forests. www.accoya.com

Woodway pre-drilled posts
Pre-Drilled Posts from Woodway
Woodway’s Pre-Drilled Posts are designed to cut time and labor needed to install stainless steel cable on any deck job. Woodway’s posts are said to work with virtually all brands of cable rail to improve precision in installation. Available in Doug Fir, Western Red Cedar and Mahogany, each post’s 1/4″ holes are drilled plumb and square 3” on center. Woodway’s Pre-Drilled Posts are designed to be installed under sleeves, can be clad with wood, composite, PVC or vinyl, or to use as stand-alone posts. Woodway offers self-merchandising cartons for immediate stock. www.woodwayproducts.com

color guard railing
Lincoln Railing System from Color Guard
Engineered for a sturdy, rattle-free installation, the Lincoln Railing System from Color Guard offers a contemporary design with a textured finish to complement outdoor living spaces. Manufactured from aluminum and available in black, white and bronze, the straight railings are available in 36″ and 42″ heights, and lengths of 4′, 5′, 6′, 7′, 8′ and 10′; stair railings measure 36″. Homeowners can customize their deck with a 108″ tall, 4’x4′ post or other over-the-post accessories. www.colorguardrailing.com

Feeney Tensioner Tool
CableRail Tensioning Tool from Feeney
Feeney’s CableRail Tensioning Tool aims to make CableRail installations faster and easier. The tool’s reported 6x-increased power pulls the cable taut and reduces the need for additional tensioning at the threaded terminal end, which according to the company saves installation time and leaves more thread for any future adjustments. A built-in tension indicator simplifies tool operation and is designed to ensure consistent tension is applied to the cable. www.feeneyinc.com