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November/December  2003

New Products

DISPLAYS
A Solution For Space Problems
Emes Marketing Inc. of Thornhill, Ontario, is proud to introduce its new Kiara Window Display, which holds eight full-sized windows in a space just wider than 4 feet. 
Innovatively designed, the displays are not only light-weight, easy-to-assemble and inexpensive, but they are also low-maintenance, according to the company. 

Windows easily roll in and out of the Kiara on solid polyurethane wheels. Multiple displays can easily stand side-by-side, back-to-back or as stand-alone units in any environment, according to the company. 

Emes also offers a full line of metal displays for windows, doors and shower doors and can modify any of its existing display styles or can completely custom-design displays to meet customers own specific needs. 

Displays come in more than 50 colors and textures, and the company says they are great for manufacturers, distributors, dealers, lumber yards, showrooms, home shows and mall shows.
Info circle card #155.

HARDWARE
Hardware Designed for Traditional Look
When the design of a window or home décor calls for a traditional touch, Owatonna, Minn.-based Truth Hardware says its Restoration hardware is the answer.

Designed and crafted to replicate the styling of window hardware from an earlier era, Truth says it has used today’s technology to create a hardware system that is both stylish and functional. The hardware is available in a wide variety of colors and finishes to accent a variety of traditional looks, according to the company.
Info circle card #156.

 

DECKING
TimberTech® Provides Two Options in One Plank
Two surface options in one plank are now available with the introduction of the TimberTech TwinFinish™ 5/4 plank. Each plank features two sides with entirely different surface textures to create a distinctive deck personality with fine detail and bold shadow lines, according to the Wilmington, Ohio-based company.

One side of the plank features TimberTech’s popular brushed surface, with its uniform textured look, while the other side contains TimberTech’s new woodgrain surface, providing the look of top-quality vertical-grain lumber, according to the company.
Info circle card #154.


SIDING
Siding Offers Easy Sales and Installation
Atlanta-based Georgia-Pacific (G-P) says its Rough Sawn Cedar™ vinyl siding offers building professionals just about everything they want in a product: the traditional style and quality that let the product almost sell itself and the ease of installation that keeps the number of labor hours down and construction costs competitive. The siding panels are ideals for new construction and remodeling projects.

Rough Sawn Cedar panels are molded from high-quality resins with ultra-violet inhibiting additives that help protect against the damaging effects of the sun. The deeply embossed woodgrain surface resembles the look of freshly painted cedar shingles. The panels never need washing with mild soap and water, according to the company.

Available in seven colors—clay, flint, gray, pearl, tan, wedgewood and white—the panels can be repainted with a high-quality latex paint to match existing siding or to simply change the look of the home’s exterior.
Info circle card #157.

WINDOWS
Lincoln Offers a Screen and Blind Combination
Lincoln Windows of Merrill, Wis., now offers the Screen Blind Series 1006, which the company says can be added to a wide variety of casement or awning windows.

The company promotes the screen blind as not only functional but also as providing privacy, sun control and insect-free ventilation. It is easy to install and can be removed easily for periodic cleaning. The screen blind includes a cord lock, blind-lift mechanism and a control knob to tilt blind slats. Customers have the option of choosing a 1-inch or a 5/8-inch blind.

In addition to being functional and easy to install, the company says the screen blind is aesthetically appealing. The three standard screen frame colors can be mixed and matched with the sixteen blind colors.
Info circle card #158.

 

HARDWARE
Multi-Point Locking System Has Seven Locking Points
Truth Hardware of Owatonna, Minn., offers the Maxim MP-Plus® multi-point locking system for swinging patio doors, which the company says is as easy to use as opening and closing the door.

The system features up to seven locking points. According to the company, with this system, there is no more relying on lifting handles and turning deadbolts in just the right sequence to lock the door. The MP-Plus system automatically engages the latch points every time the door is closed. 
Info circle card #159.


Weyerhaeuser Offers Fiber Cement Siding
Weyerhaeuser Building Materials of Federal Way, Wash., now services the distribution of CertainTeed WeatherBoards™ fiber cement siding in the Pacific Northwest, Oklahoma and Texas.

WeatherBoards are also available through Weyerhaeuser in California, Arizona and Colorado.

Made of Portland cement, sand, wood fiber and select additives, the company says fiber cement is an excellent choice to install in any home. Fiber cement, an alternative to wood and hardboard, is one of the world’s fastest growing building products, according to the company. 

The reason for its popularity is that fiber cement looks like real wood and is fire-, rot- and insect-resistant, according to the company.
Info circle card #160.

RAILINGS
Porch System is Ideal for Traditional Construction Projects
A new porch design well-suited for traditional residential and commercial railing has been introduced by L.B. Plastics of Mooresville, N.C.

Designed to complement the current 1 ½-inch and 2-inch Sheerline™ Colonial spindles, the new Plantation Porch Post is available in a 104-inch tall version that goes with most projects, according to the company.

Easy to install with supplied mounting hardware and base molds, the company says the aluminum reinforced structural porch carries a maximum design load of 7,400 pounds.
Info circle card #161.

Railing Profiles Provide Design Versatility
Winchester, Va.-based Trex® decking and railing has expanded its line of railing components with several new railing products. A thinner baluster profile, a new style of Chamfered handrail, a pyramid-style post cap and a decorative post skirt are available in five colors.

Trex decking and railing is splinter-free, durable and resists moisture, rot and insects, according to the company. Made primarily with recycled and reclaimed plastic and waste wood, it needs no stains or sealants for 
protection.
Info circle card #162.

FENCING
FiberTech Introduces Recycled Fenceboard
For a low-maintenance, long lasting alternative to cedar fencing, FiberTech Polymers Inc. of Newport Beach, Calif., has introduced FiberTech™ fenceboard, a recycled composite board that provides more than twice the life of cedar fencing, according to Paul M. Cohen, president and chief executive officer.

The composite board is composed of the company’s patent pending cellulose fiber and polyethylene. The product is ideal for all types of fencing designs because it requires no staining or painting and will not rot, degrade, split, splinter or crack, according to Cohen.
Info circle card #163. 


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