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Exterior

  • 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.

     
  • Solar Roofing

    Apollo is a low-profile photovoltaic array that can be installed along with the shingles by a certified roofing contractor.

     
  • Polymer Roof Underlayment

    Surround SR Underlayment is a waterproof synthetic polymer that’s 40 percent lighter than 30-pound roofing felt — as well as more durable and slip-resistant and less prone to tearing, says the maker.

     
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    It's All in the Name: DAP Spec Line

    DAP's new labeling technique makes choosing the right adhesive or sealant easy.

     
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    Long-Term Commitment: GAF Timberline American Harvest Shingles and Lifetime Roofing System Warranty

    Combine Lifetime shingles and three other GAF accessories for a valuable warranty on an entire roof system.

     
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    Eagle-Eye View: Roof Measurement From EagleView Technologies

    Aerial images add accuracy to roof measurements for a low fee.

     
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    Clean up Your Mesh: Gutter Protection

    A range of new and updated products are available to make gutter protection a lucrative business opportunity.

     
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    New Species: Masonite AvantGuard Fiberglass Doors in Cherry

    A new cherry finish expands available options for the AvantGuard line of fiberglass entry doors.

     
  • CertainTeed. The company offers among the best color matches for traditional roofing colors in its Landmark Solaris solar-reflective asphalt roofing shingle, which can reduce a roofs summertime temperature by as much as 20%, according to company literature. Some colors in the Landmark Solaris Platinum series offer an industry-leading solar reflectance value of more than 40%, are Energy Star qualified, are CRRC rated, meet Californias Title 24 standards, and can contribute points to both LEED and NGBS certification. Landmark Solaris Platinum is pictured. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.

    Solar-Reflective Roofing

    CertainTeed. The company offers among the best color matches for traditional roofing colors in its Landmark Solaris solar-reflective asphalt roofing shingle, which can reduce a roof’s summertime temperature by as much as 20%, according to company literature.

     
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    Clear View: Genova Products Genovations Glass Railing

    Add safety without impeding views with Genovations glass railings.

     
 
 
 
 
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