May 2003

New Products

AZEK Adds 6-Inch Cornerboard to Line
AZEK of Millersville, Md., has developed a 6-inch cornerboard. According to the company, the product joins its existing 4-inch cornerboard. Both products are ready to install and stand up to harsh weather. They are equipped with a miter-locked seam that the company says will never open and offer uniformity, durability and workability.

George-Pacific Expands MDF Offerings
Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific has expanded its medium-density fiberboard moulding (MDF) offerings by adding wider base and crown profiles. Crown moulding is now available in 4 5/8-, 5 ¼- and 7-inch profiles.

“Higher ceiling heights and the desire to add dramatic, custom touches to homes have driven the addition of these wider MDF moulding profiles,” said Wendi Vaughan, senior marketing manager for the company. “MDF is an environmentally sound product with superior, engineered wood properties that make it easy to install. Plus, its primed exterior makes painting easy.”

Style Solutions Gets Flexible
Style Solutions of Archbold, Ohio, has introduced its flexible mouldings. According to the company, the mouldings include hundreds of the company’s popular moulding profiles. The products resist insect infestations, rotting, decay, splintering and moisture, and are extremely adaptable for curved-wall applications. In addition, the mouldings can be used indoors and outdoors and come pre-primed so that they can be painted, stained of faux-finished.

DEWALT Laser is Easy to Use
DEWALT’s new DW077 heavy-duty, 18-volt, self-leveling cordless rotary laser is accurate to 1/8-inch per 100 feet and runs off the company’s standard battery system.

According to the Baltimore-based company, the fully automatic DW077 is designed for interior contractors, concrete workers, deck builders, masons, remodelers, glaziers and general contractors who want a self-leveling rotary laser that’s accurate, easy to use, durable and equipped with a bright beam.

Milwaukee Introduces Lok-Tor™ Series
The Milwaukee Electric Tool Corp., which is based in Brookfield, Wis., has introduced the new Lok-Tor series of 14.4-volt and 18-volt cordless driver/drills and hammer drills. The rugged Lok-Tor series drills deliver high torque, high speeds, long run-time and durability and quality, according to the company. The Lok-Tor drills feature an all-metal, single-sleeve ratcheting chuck with Milwaukee’s own carbide jaws.

Columbia Forest Products Introduces Columbia Alder
Columbia Forest Products of Portland, Ore., has introduced Columbia Alder, fine-face alder veneer hardwood plywood from the Pacific Northwest. According to the company, the wood has a fine, light grain pattern and consistent color, and works well with any interior design, from rustic to contemporary. The wood features uniform colors in hues ranging from honey to pale brown, with no visible boundary between heartwood and sapwood. Thus, it is easy to match and finish.

Columbia Alder is available in a variety of Columbia cores and panel sizes.

Contact Lumber Adds Profile Wrapping Veneer
Contact Lumber Co. of Portland, Ore., now offers fleece-backed thin veneers (.012 to .022 thickness) in most wood species.

The company says its veneers are available in clear strips up to 146 inches in length or finger-jointed into efficient sized 3-inch inner-core diameter rolls for customers who have invested in roll and flying cutoff saw technology. Generally, non-spliced veneer blanks can be sourced and veneer can be produced up to 6 inches in width. 

The thin-wrap veneer, which is intended for tight radius profile wrapping, is backed with a polyester fiber that takes to adhesives more readily than most paper-backed veneer products. According to the company, it uses a type-1 adhesive that will stand up to the toughest requirements for interior and exterior applications to apply the fleece backer.

Cart Only Requires One Worker
Hardnox LLC of Santa Barbara, Calif., recently launched the Door Jak™ 50, a portable door cart for installing residential and commercial doors designed with workers’ safety and efficiency in mind, according to the company.

The company says the Door Jak is the only door installation cart that allows one worker to transport and install heavy doors of all types safely. It weighs 60 pounds and folds for easy transport to and from jobsites. 

Rollex Offers a New Mid-Priced Siding
The Rollex Corp. of Elk Grove, Ill., now offers Winchester Bay, a new mid-priced vinyl siding, which has features that provide a secure and attractive installation, according to the company.

The siding features include a strong, rolled-nailing hem for proper nailing depth and extra rigidity so panels hang flat and an updated panel interlock system for secure, durable installation.

Winchester Bay comes in double 4-inch and double 4½-inch Dutch lap profiles and is available in 14 colors.

Siding Features Recessed Panel Selections
Added thickness makes Burlington, Vt.-based Kaycan’s new Ocean Park a top choice among premium sidings, according to the company. Nearly 10 percent heavier than other luxury brands and 25 percent thicker than standard siding, the company says Ocean Park in solid vinyl provides “armor” for the home.

This siding features panel selections that are deeply recessed, according to the company. Two profiles are available: a bevel and a Dutch lap panel measuring ½-inch and ¾-inch deep, respectively. 

Custom Glass Offers Grid Patterns

Custom Glass Products Inc. of Salisbury, N.C., offers building professionals a window and grid option that meets the increasing consumer demand for specialty grid patterns and styles without the problem typically encountered in metal grid products, according to the company.
Decralite® is a patented one-piece grid system for use in grid-between-glass and simulated-divided-lite applications. 

Rhino Revolutionizes Vacuum System
Rhino Tactics of Buckingham, Pa., has introduced the Love-Less ash dustless wet/dry vacuum. This vacuum has a patented double filtration system and powerful 23,000-RPM motor.

The outer, primary filter catches most of the intake, while the inner, secondary filter catches the rest. There is no motor, extending the life of the vacuum, according to the company.

Storm Doors Offer Security
Gorell Windows & Doors of Indiana, Pa., is re-introducing its line of heavy-duty storm doors, which the company says are designed to protect entry doors from the elements, operate smoothly and reliably for decades and add an extra element of safety to homes.

Standard features include double-strength tempered safety glass wrapped with marine glazing seals for better cushioning and a snug fit, according to the company. They are available in soft white, bronze and almond.


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