2019 Top 100 Products: Exterior Products

Products from Arcitell, Boral, Cultured Stone, James Hardie, LP, and Woodford Manufacturing

By Professional Builder Staff | July 29, 2019
LP SmartSide now offers a cedar look in its SmartSide panel siding
Stone looks, wood looks, and the promise of low maintenance all feature in this year's exterior products category of the Top 100. (Photo: courtesy LP SmartSide)

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Cedar-Look Siding / LP SmartSide

LP SmartSide panel siding (shown, above) is an engineered wood product with the appearance of cedar wood siding. Panels come pre-primed and are treated for durability using LP’s SmartGuard process to resist termites and decay. The siding is available in a diverse range of textures, including some smooth options, to suit a variety of applications.



Bevel Siding Profiles / Boral

Boral’s TruExterior Bevel Siding line has been expanded with Beaded Bevel and Rabbeted Bevel profiles. Each profile combines the look of authentic wood with Boral’s proprietary moisture-resistant, durable poly-ash material. Beaded Bevel adds a bead to the bottom of the company’s 6-, 8-, and 10-inch Bevel profiles. Rabbeted Bevel includes a pocket on the back, presetting each panel for proper stacking. Editor's Note: This product has since been discontinued. Please click here to learn more about Boral's Craftsman collection.


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Fiber-Cement Siding and Trim / James Hardie Building Products

The Aspyre collection combines the 5/8-inch-thick profiles of James Hardie’s Artisan siding with its Reveal Panel System to create an exterior look that offers Artisan’s shadow lines for horizontal and vertical definition while playing off the smooth, geometric look of the Reveal panels. Reveal’s customizable system of commercial-grade panels, trims, and fasteners can be installed horizontally or vertically and cut to size.


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Anti-Burst Spigot / Woodford Manufacturing Co.

The Woodford Frost Free Model 19 outdoor water faucet is guaranteed not to burst, even if the homeowner leaves a garden hose attached during sub-zero weather. The spigot, properly installed with a downward pitch, will release pressure back into the supply line when pressure exceeds 250 psi, thus eliminating burst pipes.


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Brick and Stone Alternative / Arcitell

Arcitell’s Qora Cladding consists of a rigid-foam core and fiberglass-reinforced layers that look like brick and stone. Available in 2-foot-by-4-foot lightweight panels that install like siding, with seamless panel joints, Qora eliminates the need for masonry labor. The material is impact and fire resistant and provides thermal insulation.


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Stone-Look Veneer / Cultured Stone

Cultured Stone’s manufactured stone veneer can be installed over either metal- or wood-framed walls or masonry sub­strates of concrete block, brick, and poured concrete for interior and exterior applic­ations. A range of shapes and textures in 105 colors, along with accent pieces, is available. The veneers are maintenance-free and can endure years of weathering without cracking, chipping, or fading, the company says.


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Fiber-Cement Collection / James Hardie Building Products

James Hardie’s fiber-cement cladding provides the natural character of wood while resisting rot, curling, warping, and splitting. ColorPlus technology bakes on color for a beautiful, low-maintenance finish that will resist fading, the company says. Exterior product lines include: HardiePlank, HardieShingle Siding, HardiePanel, HardieTrim, and HardieSoffit.


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