Volume 48, Issue 2 - March/April 2009


Fill Both Commercial and Residential Decking Needs

A Rich New Look
TimberTech now offers XLM in Desert Bronze planks that closely emulate the pattern and color of a tropical Ipè. The rich brown color is enhanced with TimberTech’s proprietary color streaking process that provides a unique pattern to each and every plank, similar to real tropical hardwoods, according to a company release.

XLM is offered in other colors as well, including Mountain Cedar, RiverRock and Sand Ridge, and is available in 12-, 16- and 20-foot lengths as well as matching 12-foot fascia and 7 ¼-foot stair riser in 12-foot lengths. All are backed with a 25-year limited residential warranty.


Screen Porch Solution
L.B. Plastics has a new railing solution for screened porches.

According to company officials, the Rail Kits are easy to install and offer safety without dramatically reducing airflow or the view.

“This product is a natural fit with our already successful screen cladding product line and gives a sturdy simple solution in one kit,” says Ted Davis, national sales and marketing manager. The Screen Clad Rail Kits are available in 4- and 5-foot widths and a 38-inch height. The kit installs underneath the midrail and atop the sill to complete the look of a screened exterior application.


Easy on the Eyes
CertainTeed Corp. offers your customers greater design flexibility with the addition of a neutral color, Almond, to its line of Chesterfield with CertaStucco™ vinyl privacy fence. Featuring traditional stucco styling in an economical easy-care design, Almond coordinates with deck, railing, siding and trim colors, while also complementing stone and brick wall finishes. The product doesn’t crumble, peel, chip or crack due to settlement and will not stain like traditional stucco fences, according to company information.

Chesterfield with CertaStucco is also available with CertainTeed’s exclusive WindZone™ design, for exceptional performance in high wind conditions. Along with Almond, it is also available in Mission Ivory. 



East Coast Availability
Low-maintenance Vista aluminum railings, fences and wind walls will now also be manufactured on the East Coast, allowing purchasers throughout North America timely access to the contemporary products. The products had become popular in multi-family, residential and commercial construction that have become popular in Western Canada and the Northwest United States in recent years.

Vista railings, first launched in 1990, are the only aluminum railing products engineered and manufactured with Q-base Quality Management Systems and are available in a wide range of designs and colors that complement many architectural styles. Vista railings are made with the latest technology in aluminum alloys and exterior metal coatings. 


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