ProBuilder Product Report: New Products December 2007

Here are some new products from Jeld-Wen, USG and more.
By By Nick Bajzek | November 30, 2007


According to Jeld-Wen, installers using their new Premium Wood Double-Hung Pocket Windows made with the company's AuraLast wood and Low-E glass can save homeowners 60 percent on material, time and labor costs. It's a heck of a claim, but because the windows are specifically designed to fit into the most common frames, you just might be able to pull it off. For FREE information, visit



It stinks when you're forced to come back to patch up cracks in the corners. A simple way to combat costs and angry homeowners is USG's Sheetrock-brand Paper-Faced Metal Bead. Made with a strong paper tape laminated to the rust-resistant metal form, it helps keep joint compounds, textures and paints tight and long-lasting. For FREE information, visit


Coastal Industries

If your homeowners want their showers to match the kitchen faucet, look no further than Coastal Industries' Paragon series of shower enclosures, which now have an attractive anodized oil-rubbed bronze finish. The series has interlocking corner posts to make difficult angles a snap. Brushed nickel, silver, gold and platinum finishes are also available. For FREE information, visit



Though refreshingly not branded a green product, Elkay's new Antique Copper Hammered sinks are made from 100 percent recycled copper. Part of the line is the Mystic collection sinks, which feature organic, curvy shapes in both 50- and 28-inch models, including a new circular bar sink option. For FREE information, visit