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Exterior

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    Ecoshel Smart-Shingle System

    These shingles are squared and fastened to each other in 45-inch-long panels.

     
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    PVC Post Covers

    These PVC wraps make it easy to trim out wood or steel columns.

     
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    Wolf PVC Deckboards

    Wolf has added two tropical-hardwood colors to its PVC Deckboard collection.

     
  • Contemporary Series Storm Door in Forest Green with Nickle Hardware and Etched Glass. Angle shot.

    No-Hassle Storm-Door

    This kit eliminates much of the cutting and measuring required for a storm-door installation.

     
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    Versatex Exterior Moldings

    Six profiles have been added to the Versatex line-up of exterior moldings.

     
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    Guardrail System for Fall Protection

    The Horizontal Under-Eave Guardrail System is an easy-on, easy-off rooftop railing for use with trusses.

     
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    Wood-Look Fiberglass Entry Door

    Pella's Architect Series entry doors look like wood but are easier to maintain.

     
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    Stylish PVC Window and Door Trim

    Royal Building Products teamed up with a popular designer to develop this series of affordable wind- and door-surround trim packages.

     
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    Durable Decking

    Eastman Chemical Co. says its Perennial Wood is impervious to moisture and rot.

     
  • Flexible Seal Roof Sealant

    Flexible Seal Roof Sealant fills cracks up to 1/4 inch wide and sticks firmly to steel, glass, aluminum, concrete, wood, brick, clay, tile, and asphalt - even in the rain, says the maker.

     
  • Prefinished Bulkhead

    Powder-coat finishes are more durable and chip-resistant than paint, so it was a smart move on Bilco's part to start offering a factory-applied polyester powder-coat finish as an option for its Classic Series steel basement doors.

     
  • Fiber-Cement Mounting Blocks

    SturdiMount preflashed fiber-cement mounting blocks provide a flat, leakproof base for light fixtures, receptacles, dryer vents, hose bins, gas lines, and other penetrations, says the maker.

     
  • Propane-Powered Generator

    With a power output of just over 3,000 watts, the LP3250 Portable Generator would not be the right choice for a framing crew.

     
  • Steel Siding

    Bayside says its Metal Siding is less prone to expansion and contraction and more durable than wood or vinyl.

     
  • Vinyl Replacement Windows

    Simonton says its Asure vinyl replacement windows let in more sunlight and less moisture.

     
  • Insect Shield Repellent Work Wear

    Instead of coating your skin with irritating liquids, consider protecting yourself with Insect Shield Repellent Work Wear when you work outside.

     
  • HydroGap Drainable Housewrap

    Drainable housewraps offer some of the benefits of a rainscreen installation without its cost or complexity.

     
  • HitchClip Fall Arrest System

    The key to the HitchClip Fall Arrest System is a 4.4-ounce anchoring clip that attaches to the roof framing with just four 16d (or equivalent) fasteners.

     
  • RhinoRoof Felt Substitute

    Most synthetic roofing underlayments are designed to replace 30-pound felt, but RhinoRoof is intended for applications where the 15-pound variety would be called for.

     
  • Fireproof Foam Insulation

    GacoFireStop is the first open-cell foam approved for use in attics and crawlspaces with no additional ignition barrier.

     
 
 
 
JLC Field Guide to Decking