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July 11, 2014

Timber customers in the United Kingdom will now be able to avail themselves of LP's SolidStart Simply Better Stud. 

LP recently launched the product across the pond, touting its ability to minimize plasterboard cracks, nail popping, wall rippling and skirting & cornice gaps.

The Simply Better Stud promises greater uniformity and consistency, greater dimensional stability and added performance. The straight design also reduces the need for a mid-height wall noggin that's normally used with timber studs, acccording to the company.

July 9, 2014

WOLF has a new collection in its arsenal. Its Poly-Ash Moulding is a new line of exterior trim made with more than 70% recycled material that seeks to correct the limitations of wood and PVC.

The mouldings are made with Boral TruExterior Trim and are manufactured entirely in the U.S. They're also covered by Boral TruExterior Trim's 20-year limited warranty once painted.

Designed with durability in mind, the mouldings offer resistance to rotting, cracking, splitting and termites, and they eliminate the need for end-sealing or special adhesives.

July 7, 2014

Chelsea Building Products has hired Matthew Coulson as its research and development engineer specializing in proprietary PVC formulations. As part of Chelsea’s research department, Coulson will focus on the continued improvement of their PVC and composite PVC formulations.  

July 3, 2014

Rexburg, Idaho-based Monkey Bar Storage is expanding its product lineup to include Swisstrax flooring for its North American customers.

The selection process was extensive for Tyler Patterson, Monkey Bars flooring specialist. “Quickly, I found that Swisstrax provides the best quality, products and durability,” said Patterson.

July 2, 2014

Caledonia, Wisconsin-based CalStar Products is now offering its brick and Thru-Wall units in a split-face option.

Split-face bricks have a textured face for a more natural, rustic look that mimics the appearance of natural stones. As per the name, the backside of the brick is smooth and straight for ease of installation.

The split-face option will be available for CalStar's 8"x24" facing units and Monarch bricks, as well as the new Ambassador brick.

June 30, 2014

For homeowners interested in sustainable building products, Masonite International Corporation is promoting several interior door options as part of the Safe ‘N Sound collection.

June 25, 2014

Johns Manville is unveiling the next generation of its polyisocyanurate product line, which will be known in home improvement circles as ENRGY 3.E.

The main thing setting this new insulation product apart from its predecessor is its ability to meet fire tests and codes without any added halogenated flame retardants. In a word, it's inherently fire-resistant.

To get to that point, Johns Manville added a reactive polymer modifier to boost the foam's cell structure.

June 23, 2014

You’ve seen the TV show where entrepreneurs pitch their products to a panel of “sharks.” Something similar is on tap at the PCBC event, the West Coast’s largest home-building tradeshow and business exchange. 

June 17, 2014

It's not yet clear whether concrete will become a bathroom trend mainstay in 2014, but one company is launching a new line of sinks that makes it all seem possible.

Native Trails has come up with a cement and jute fiber material called NativeStone, which resists staining and cracking while maintaining a cool, silky exterior. It also provides a lower price-point for customers who desire the look and feel of concrete but can't afford a custom project.

June 10, 2014

Rockler Woodworking and Hardware introduced Rolling Barn Door Hardware Kits.

The kits are described as complete sets of mounting hardware that allow DIYers to securely hang their own rolling barn-style door in any interior doorway which offers sufficient space for the door to slide to the side. 

June 10, 2014

Roxul, a manufacturer of stone wool insulation products, officially began production in Marshall County, Mississippi, at its first manufacturing facility located in the United States.

The $160 million plant encompasses 600,000 square feet and is located on a 100 acre site in the Chickasaw Trail Industrial Park, approximately 30 miles south of Memphis.  This location will help Roxul maintain its growth in key insulation markets such as residential, commercial building, flat roof, and industrial applications, in the mid and southern USA and Mexico.  

June 9, 2014

Jacksonville, Florida-based Coastal Shower Doors the largest producer of American-made shower doors, has released its newest shower door collection—the Gridscape series.

June 5, 2014

AZEK Building Products' Arbor Collection now offers an additional color.

The AZEK Deck collection now comes in a light shade called Hazelwood, which features subtle detail and a natural polish that responds to current trends in hardscapes and helps camouflage dirt.

June 5, 2014

Johns Manville added CI Max White insulation to its insulation offering.

Johns Manville CI Max White is described as a high-efficiency polyiso foam sheathing designed specifically for exposed interior applications. It’s approved for use without a thermal barrier and provides an attractive and durable interior finish. It is also suitable for wall or ceiling applications in commercial, residential, agricultural and industrial buildings. 

May 22, 2014

BarkClad is promoting a siding product designed to mimic the beauty of traditional poplar bark siding.

“We’ve been working for the past several years to perfect a sustainable alternative to natural bark siding, and SmartBark is the exciting result,” said Brian Summers, corporate operations officer of BarkClad. “We’re thrilled to be able to bring to the marketplace this ingenious new product that builds on our company’s long tradition of excellence.” 

May 16, 2014

Warroad, Minnesota-based Marvin Windows and Doors launched six new offerings to its contemporary line, including a 90-degree corner window. 

May 2, 2014

Federal Way, Washington-based Weyerhaeuser introduced SturdiStep stair treads as an alternative to pine.

SturdiStep treads are manufactured to be flat, straight, precise and free of knots, and they are the only wood stair treads to carry a warranty (30 years) against delamination, cupping, warping and splitting.

April 22, 2014

Medford, Wis.-based Crestline Windows and Doors has considerably expanded its stocked product offering at Menards stores in recent weeks, the company announced.

Products now on the Midwest retailer’s shelves include several sizes and styles in the Select 200 Series, Select 250 Series and Select 300 Series.  Menards' customers can access all-vinyl patio doors and windows right from the retail floor, with special orders of other Crestline product lines, sizes and styles also available.

April 22, 2014

Builder Partnerships, an organization to connect builders with manufactures, announced Azek Building Products joined the program.

Builder Partnerships describes itself as a single channel for manufacturers and service providers to streamline communication and reach out to leading private regional home builders of various size and product mix across the country.  The service includes a “competitive incentive program on behalf of our manufacturers for builder members.”  

April 9, 2014

Trex has added a new color to its Trex Transcend decking collection: a light gray called Island Mist. This, silvery shade features realistic streaking that mimics the natural look and feel of aged tropical hardwood, and is designed to be a cooler complement to the three existing tropical-inspired shades and the five earth-tone Trex Transcend colors.

April 3, 2014

SouthernStone Cabinets has its eye on what it considers "the trend [of]...bringing the comforts of the indoors to the outside." Its 2014 outdoot cabinet collection seeks to bring high-end finishes to outdoor kitchens, outfitted with Vycom's Seaboard and materials from AZEK's CPG Building Products.

"Seaboard is an HDPE material that lends itself well to our designs," said president Dave Baccari. "The material is low maintenance and easy to clean, standing up to the wear and tear of outdoor environments," he said.

April 2, 2014

Columbus, Ohio-based Simonton Windows, vinyl window and patio door industry manufacturer, now offers a free Master Consultant Sales Training course designed to strengthen in-home selling skills for remodelers and contractors.

March 27, 2014

German company BLANCO has introduced the ONE Collection, a set of three sinks and five accessory kits that can be mixed and matched to form customized cooking, organizing and cleaning stations.

March 26, 2014

Valley Forge, Pa.-based CertainTeed has updated its Vinyl Carpentry siding accessory collection to provide more home exterior design options.

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