Product Picks: October 2017

October 19, 2017 LBM Journal

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

GP ForceField

GP ForceField™ Corner Seal

Georgia-Pacific has added a new accessory to its ForceField air and water barrier system. ForceField corner seal is a 4″ wide, semi-rigid polypropylene with what the company calls a “living hinge,” that allows it to be used for both inside and outside exterior corners. Once installed, the ForceField corner seal is designed to protect against air and moisture intrusion. ForceField corner seal is available nationwide in 200′ rolls and can be used in both residential and commercial construction. www.gpforcefield.com


Azek Cladding

AZEK Cladding

AZEK Building Products has announced a new application of its decking as cladding rain screen. AZEK decking as cladding is said to be a long-lasting alternative because it does not require painting or sealing for protection. Each AZEK collection is designed to have a wood-like aesthetic as well as be resistant to mold, mildew and moisture damage. AZEK says the product won’t splinter, rot or warp and is stain-, scratchand insect-resistant. AZEK is protected with Alloy Armour Technology™ with a 30-year Limited Fade Stain Warranty. www.azek.com/cladding


STINGER cap hammer

National Nail STINGER® Cap Hammer

National Nail introduces its newly upgraded STINGER CH38-2 Cap Hammer, which has won a 5th-Annual Pro Tool Innovation Award for 2017. The CH38-2 Cap Hammer said to be fine-tuned for durability and performance, and is designed to be an economical, non-pneumatic cap fastener. It also eliminates the hassle of hoses and compressors, which also improves safety, the company says. The CH38-2 is designed for fastening house wrap, rolled insulation, and roofing felt. The upgraded model is said to have enhanced internal handle strength, an improved staple design, track and spring, stronger welds and features an added handle grip. www.stingerworld.com


Deckorators

Expanded Warranty for Deckorators® Vault, Frontier Decking

A new warranty for Deckorators Vault and Frontier decking lines now covers water and ground contact. The composite decking lines feature patented Eovations™ technology that the company says allows “virtually no water absorption” because it contains no organic material. In the Eovations process, the polymer-mineral blend is extruded and stretched. The result is a fibrous, 7/8″ by 5-1/2″ composite board that has been developed to look and work like wood. The new warranty includes a 25-year structural, 25-year standand- fade, and 25-year removal-andreplacement coverage. The limited warranty states the boards “may be installed in contact with the ground or submersion in water.” Coverage applies to both fresh and saltwater contact. Each line comes in 12′, 16′ and 20′ solid and slotted-edge profiles, as well as fascia. www.deckorators.com


Tytan Foam Bond

TYTAN® Professional Foam Bond 60 Adhesive

The new Foam Bond 60 from TYTAN is designed to bond architectural foam shapes and foam panels after 60 seconds, and is said to be able to be set and secure after five minutes. The company says TYTAN Foam Bond 60 performs well on damp surfaces as well as a range of popular construction materials, specifically all foam panel technologies, including architectural foam shapes. The product is designed to cure by moisture in the air, allowing for humidity to speed up the process. TYPTAN Foam Bond 60 is said to be low-odor and solvent-free. www.tytan.com


Therma-Tru App

Therma-Tru Smartphone App

Therma-Tru has launched a new website and smartphone app for entry door selection. The redesigned DoorWays™ app expands on customization options allowing homeowners to see what their new entry door will look like on their home prior to purchase. Using a photo of the homeowner’s house, the company says that the app guides the user through an exploration of customization options for door styles, glass designs, handlesets, stain and paint options and more. The app is available in the App Store® and Google Play™ store. www.thermatru.com


Titebond adhesive

Titebond Fast Grip Adhesive

Titebond now is offering its Fast Grip Adhesive in 28-ounce cartridges for smaller FRP installations. The cartridge includes an attachable applicator designed to simplify and ensure precise application. Each cartridge yields approximately 11 square feet. Three cartridges cover the equivalent of a standard 4’x8′ panel. The built-in applicator features guides on the back of the trowel to help the contractor hold the applicator in the correct position, and pins to manipulate adhesive flow, which is said to ensure that it moves evenly through all notches for ideal coverage. Fast Grip Adhesive is designed to bond to many surfaces including drywall, non-treated plywood, greenboard, concrete, and concrete backerboard. It can be cleaned up with water while still wet. Once set, the adhesive is said to provide permanent flexibility, allowing materials to expand and contract with temperatures. www.titebond.com


Safeway garage door

Ambient Series Medium Panel Garage Doors from Safe-Way

Safe-Way Door has introduced new higher R-value doors to its Ambient line. The Ambient Model 89 door is designed to provide thermal performance in a fresher, more modern look, the company says. The doors, constructed of two deep-drawn, tension-leveled, galvanized skins that are polyester painted encapsulate Ambient Series’s high-density polyurethane foam core. Available in number of color and design options. The Ambient Model 89 door has a R-value of 17.68. Doors contain 11 ball nylon rollers designed to provide quiet operation, and include galvanized 14-gauge hardware and an aluminum bottom retainer with vinyl weather strip. www.safewaydoor.com


Ply Gem Windows

Ply Gem Windows Two-Tone Vinyl Colors

Ply Gem Windows’ 1500 Brickmould Vinyl Collection features two-tone coextruded exterior colors with neutral white interiors. The collection is now available in beige, clay, dark bronze, and black. The low-maintenance, co-extruded exteriors are applied directly during the extrusion process. Options include multiple frames, multiple grilles-between-the-glass (GBG) and simulated divided lite (SDL) profiles, as well as ENERGY STAR and Sound Transmission Class (STC) glass packages. On every 1500 window, Ply Gem has included features designed for easier installation, including jamb alignment clips, custom barrel tilt latches, a removable meeting rail system for drywall pass through, and self-centering screen clips. Designed for multi-family, systems-built, production builder and custom home applications. www.plygem.com

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