March-April 2024 Table of Contents

Features
Training the Trades
Working Smarter, Not Harder Working Smarter, Not Harder

Veteran carpenter John Spier's top 8 work habits and principles shared by successful employees. Read more

Q&A
On the Job
Decks
Better Stair Stringer Layout Better Stair Stringer Layout

This calculated approach guarantees that your deck stairs will have uniform risers and treads. Read more

Tools of the Trade
Backfill
Products
Impact-Resistant Multi-Slide Patio Door Impact-Resistant Multi-Slide Patio Door

Open up expanses as wide as 18 feet. Read more

Lightweight Deck Stair Tread Lightweight Deck Stair Tread

The mineral-based composite planks measure 7/8"x11-1/4"x13'. Read more

Steel Siding With Wood-Grain Look Steel Siding With Wood-Grain Look

A polyester-based coating provides color and texture in addition to protection. Read more

Luxury Engineered-Stone Bath Luxury Engineered-Stone Bath

Provide your customers with a relaxing soak or a spa-like hydrotherapy experience. Read more

Epoxy and Hybrid Adhesives Epoxy and Hybrid Adhesives

New anchoring adhesives from Simpson Strong-Tie have a range of applications in concrete. Read more

Enhanced Deck Fastener Collection Enhanced Deck Fastener Collection

Trex is expanding its Hideaway Fastener offerings, including screws, bits, plugs, and clips. Read more

Outdoor Screen Retrofit Outdoor Screen Retrofit

The powder-coated aluminum frames come in several sizes and colors. Read more

Rainscreen Drainage Plane Rainscreen Drainage Plane

A combination of polystyrene and fabric creates space behind cladding for drainage and drying while preventing mortar or stucco from filling the cavity. Read more

Simplified Instant Deck Simplified Instant Deck

Deck boards snap onto MoistureShield's InstaDeck plastic tiles to create a ground-level deck. Read more

Impact-Resistant Jobsite Helmet Impact-Resistant Jobsite Helmet

Protect your head from injuries in the event of a fall on a job. Read more

Cellular PVC Lap Siding Cellular PVC Lap Siding

From Versatex, interlocking PVC panels with a 4 1/2-inch reveal, with a wider profile to come. Read more

Metal Board and Batten Profile Metal Board and Batten Profile

Available in steel or aluminum, panels install with concealed fasteners through pre-punched holes. Read more

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