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Exterior

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    No-Rot Ledger

    The Deck Ledger system consists of extruded aluminum ledger boards and joist hangers

     
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    Easy Post Wrap

    Preassembled KleerWrap can be put in place by a single worker

     
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    Wind-Resistant Doors

    GlassCraft's Impact Fiberglass Entry Doors are approved for use in high-wind zones of Florida and Texas

     
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    Adjustable Column

    The Lally Lock is a three-part height-adjustable Lally column

     
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    Tough Mesh

    SlimGuard Gutter Guard installs inside the gutter without caulk or screws

     
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    Faux Shakes

    Bellaforte polymer roofing shakes can be installed to look like rough-hewn wood shakes

     
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    Disappearing Ridge Vent

    The SmartRidge vent has a baffle on one side only so it's hidden from the street

     
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    Earth-Friendly Fasteners

    According to Maze, Stormguard Coil Roofing Nails contain at least 85 percent recycled steel and zinc

     
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    Duo-Fast Cap Nailer Does Double-Duty

    Just push a button on the DF175-CN to shut off the cap feed

     
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    Door Saver

    Cetol Door & Window Finish works better than polyurethanes and varnishes, says the maker

     
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    Lightweight Semi-Slate Roofing

    The slate you can't see from the ground has been replaced by a sheet of underlayment

     
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    Premium Paint

    Sherwin-Williams' Emerald Acrylic Latex comes in interior and exterior versions

     
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    Asphalt Shingles

    StormMaster shingles are designed to look like wood shakes or slate

     
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    Tough Roof Underlayment

    NovaSeal underlayment is lighter and stronger than felt and provides better coverage, says maker

     
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    Fiberglass Sidelights for Entry Doors

    A stylish new option for Therma-Tru's Classic-Craft entry doors

     
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    Fiberglass Entry Doors

    GlassCraft says its Artisan and Estate doors look and feel like wood

     
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    Self-Stick Housewrap

    This vapor-permeable, water-resistive air barrier requires no mechanical fasteners.

     
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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.

     
 
 
 
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