PB March 2013

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TJI joists with durable Flak Jacket protection to enhance fire resistance provide a simple, cost-effective way to achieve one-hour floor/ceiling assemblies in multi-family applications.

The hy-PE-RTube, developed by Zurn and Dow Solutions, is one of the first radiant floor heating solutions in North America leveraging polyethylene of raised temperature resistance (PE-RT) technology.

The Trex Select decking and railing system offers durability and aesthetics for DIY consumers.

The development of this new line—with single hung, sliding, picture, and architectural shape styles—includes a consolidation of Ply Gem Windows’ multiple vinyl window options into one platform, with a common sash and common sizing.

The Solair Comfort retractable awning features a simplified pitch adjustment, H bracket design, arms that reduce wind stress, and an improved swivel front bar attachment.

Available on Marvin windows and doors, square profiling helps achieve the specific architectural style that is desirable in contemporary and Arts & Crafts designs.

Rinnai Circ-Logic technology, coupled with the Grundfos Pump and Timer Kit, offers homeowners the comfort and convenience of instant hot water with optimal energy usage.

Progressive Foam Technologies introduced two collections of siding insulation: the Fullback FC Premium Series and H2O Premium Series.

With formaldehyde-reducing technology, Harmony Paints from Sherwin-Williams help improve indoor air quality by reducing levels of volatile organic compounds from potential sources such as insulation, carpet, cabinets, and other building materials.

CertainTeed’s UnderShield water diversion system is an easy-to-install vinyl ceiling system that turns deck undersides into dry, aesthetically pleasing areas for entertaining or storage.

The Energy Star-certified LoProfile fan from Broan-NuTone is designed for retrofit applications and multi-family new construction.

Emulating the authentic look of hand-split cedar shake, Boral’s Monterey Slate 600 roof tile is crafted from clay and delivers a true rustic wood appearance with the long-lasting benefits of clay.

Fomo’s High Flow Technology allows intricate cavities and spaces to be filled at three to four times the depth of traditional pour-in-place foam.

The AZEK Rail in the brand’s Premier, Trademark, and Reserve profiles is now available in 10-foot lengths.

Professional concrete coatings from Quikrete feature a light semi-transparent base and a dark semi-transparent accent to enhance the appearance of walkways, pool decks, sidewalks, patios, and other concrete surfaces.

When it comes to specifying window systems for new-home projects, energy efficiency and price were always the top two drivers of purchasing preference.

Although the idea of a great room has been around for many years, the design and definition have both evolved.

Houses are a series of integrated and interrelated components and systems that all affect each other.

Of all the quality management tools available to builders, process mapping has the potential to deliver the greatest impact on improving a builder’s operations by eliminating redundancies and saving time and money.

Scott Sedam wraps up his six-part series on quality management with 10 techniques for building efficient processes and ensuring a better product.

A look at 14 economical upgrades for single-family homes.

An Olympic-caliber rower, former professional boxer, award-winning chili cook, and cat trainer are among home building’s young superstars to be named 40 Under 40 winners for 2013 by the editors of Professional Builder magazine.

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