Volume 46, Issue 9 - November/December 2007


Lumber, Decking, Literature and More

Easy to Install. Easy to Maintain.
Weyerhaeuser ChoiceDek® products, headquartered in Federal Way, Wash., are ideal for decks, dock surfaces, playgrounds, boardwalks, access ramps and walkways. No stain, seal or treatments are necessary for ChoiceDek® materials. Installation only requires standard hand or power tools. Weyerhaeuser ChoiceDek® products are available in a variety of colors and lengths. www.weyerhaeuser.com

Extreme Decking
TimberTech® in Wilmington, Ohio, has introduced XLM, a low-maintenance alternative decking solution to wood. TimberTech says it developed XLM because of consumers’ demands for low-maintenance decking and easy-to-install decking materials.

XLM is 40 percent lighter than TimberTech’s wood plastic composite planks. The product is scratch- and-stain resistant and is available in a variety of colors and lengths. www.timbertech.com

Treated Lumber
Winning Woods
The GreenSpec® Directory compiled by BuildingGreen Inc., in Atlanta, has added three new brands of treated wood. These brands include: SillBor® borate-treated wood for interior uses; Wolmanized® L3 Outdoor® wood for exposed, out-of-ground applications; and FrameGuard® mold-resistant wood coated for resistance to mold and wood-destroying organisms. www.GreenSpec.com

A Guide to the New
Southern Pine Council in Kenner, La., has just released an updated version of its specification guide, “Pressure-Treated Southern Pine.” The guide includes a current digest of preservative and treatment standards for all Southern Pine commodities.

Four new preservatives include the carbon-based Wolmanized® L3 Outdoor® from Arch Wood Protection Inc. and the new copper-bases are Smart Sense™ Micropro™ from Osmose Inc. Protectol CX™ from BASF Corp. and CuNap 5-W from Merichem. Glulam timbers have also been added to the list of marine end-use products. “Pressure-Treated Southern Pine” also helps your customers understand the appropriate uses of surface barrier treatments.  www.SouthernPine.com 

Moisture-Resistant Products
A Life Saver
Help extend the life of your customers’ decking products. Offer them DeckWrap™, a self-adhering waterproof wrap available from MFM Building Products. The product’s tough membrane features a layer of specialized asphalt bonded to a durable film preventing moisture, damp soil, concrete or metal from coming into direct contact with wood surfaces that can lead to premature rot and degradation.  www.deckwrap.com

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