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New decking from MoistureShield and Genova Products kick off our exterior products review. There's more decking, siding, manufactured stone and roofing below

December 01, 2009

We Don't Need No Water


MoistureShield's new fire-rated decking, MoistureShield FR, has been approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. MoistureShield Solid provides the strength of the company's composite decking with a new profile option. The boards sport a deep-embossed wood grain texture on both sides, so take your pick! Booth N1831 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 251

PVC Railing has Muscle


Genova Products recently released its color-matched PVC Railing on the company's Genovations Decking line. Aluminum channels support the top and bottom rails with die-cast metal brackets, eliminating the need for extra support brackets. The PVC bracket covers all hardware for a picture-perfect presence. Booth N1131 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 252

Dining al Fresco


Outdoor living is all the rage. Give your homeowners an excuse to cook outside with Danver's stainless steel outdoor kitchen cabinetry. The line is made to be designer-friendly with flexible design configurations, including base cabinets available in three-inch increments from 12 to 48 inches wide and wall cabinets from 12 to 42 inches in various heights. Booth N1014 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 253

Forever New


Consisting of a solid cPVC core, EverNew LT cellular PVC decking never needs painting or staining and it will not splinter, warp or rot. CertainTeed's product has a patent-pending, fusion-bonded Lumenite surface technology for protection against the elements. The surface is also solar-reflecting, so your boards will stay cool, even on hot days. Booth C2026 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 254

Stealthy Boards


Need to beat weather extremes while meeting ground clearance codes? Versatex's PVC Stealth Skirt Board—a multipurpose frieze board or starter strip—fits the bill. The 1 1/4-inch-thick plank features an angled top ridge for the first course of fiber cement or composite siding to rest upon. The board comes in 6- and 8-inch widths and in 18-foot lengths. Booth N3019 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 255

Trimming Down


Enjoy all the benefits of dimensional lumber without worrying about the elements. Royal S4S Trimboard from Royal Mouldings is available in three standard thicknesses, five standard widths and standard 18-foot and custom lengths. The trimboard is available in both smooth/smooth and reversible woodgrain/smooth finishes. Booth N2470 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 256

Groovy Panels


Nichiha's new Stucco and Grooved panels are made using the same process as the company's NichiBoard lap siding. During the manufacturing process, Nichiha applies texture with heat and over one million pounds of pressure, creating deeper, more authentic textures and crisper, cleaner edges. Booth C3118 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 257

Same as it Ever Was

When builders and contractors specify Custom-Bilt Metals'

FusionSolar with a standing-seam roof, they get a complete system. It ships with all necessary components, detailed schematics and specifications for wiring and electrical components that an electrical subcontractor needs for installation. No specialized solar installer expertise is required. At Show Village For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 258

Keeping Critters at Bay


The National Green Building Certification program of NAHB recently chose Nisus' Bora-Care as one of its first certified Green Approved Products for new construction termite prevention. The non-toxic formula lets builders shy away from harsh soil treatments and can add extra green building points to projects. Booth C5428 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 259

No Stains Here


Introducing the Azek Deck Terra Collection. The new colors answer strong consumer demand for the stain and scratch resistance of the company's deck line in darker shades. Kona is a rich chocolate brown shade resembling the gourmet Kona coffee bean. Fawn is a deep tan with warm golden-amber hues. Both new colors are available in 5½-inch-wide boards in 12-, 16- and 20-foot lengths. Booth C4781 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 260

It'll Last a Life Time


LifeTime Lumber is a low-maintenance, eco-friendly and fire-resistant deck, dock and fence material. The wood-alternative lumber is made from inert material recovered from the electric power generation industry mixed with fly ash and polyurethane. At Show Village For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 261

Won't Crack Under Pressure


Five-foot lengths and a patent-pending locking system make Foundry Stone's new panels a snap to install. The siding's performance includes the characteristics inherent in all Foundry Shake and Shingle siding: Class-A fire protection, Miami-Dade wind resistance and a proprietary ASA resin cap for enhanced UV and weathering protection. Booth C3513 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 262

Already Finished


Prefinishers of exterior siding know the benefits of factory-finished siding. Sherwin-Williams knows this too, hence the new SuperPaint Advanced Machine Finish. The line is formulated to work even better with roller coating, curtain coating and vacuum coating equipment. It provides superior hide and adhesion to both wood and fiber cement. Booth C3185 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 263

Don't Get Caught Napping


Insulated siding can increase your wall systems' R-value by as much as 25 percent. NAPCO by Ply Gem combines vinyl siding and closed-cell expanded polystyrene foam insulation for that extra level of comfort for your homeowners. American Essence is available in 14 standard colors and four Premium Signature Series Colors with extra UV and sun protection. Booth C3343 For more info, go to HousingZone.com/PBinfo and enter # 264

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