GE. Introducing its first full line of appliances in 15 years, GE's new Cafe Series is designed to meet the needs of customers in the top 25% of the home market. The limited line includes a free-standing gas or dual-fuel range, side-by-side refrigerator, free-standing dishwasher, and over-the-range microwave or ventilation hood. The stainless steel appliances feature slide-in designs for easy upgrades. 800.626.2000.
Fortifiber. End the "paper vs. plastic" debate with Weather Tex hybrid weather-resistive barrier. Combining the maker's Super Jumbo Tex 60-Minute building paper with WeatherSmart poly housewrap, Weather Tex offers two layers of protection without having to wrap the house twice. The material comes 40 inches wide, to cover 162 square feet per roll. 800.773.4777.
Slick Saw. Instantly renew your circular saw, jigsaw, and router shoes with Slick Saw overlays. Universally sized to fit most commercial-brand saws and routers, the overlays feature a smooth, durable composite material on one side, and adhesive on the other. Slick Saw is an ideal replacement for masking tape, duct tape, or similar materials commonly applied to worn power tool shoe bases, and won't leave a sticky residue, the maker says. Six styles are available,as well as bulk material for specialty equipment. 877.754.2572.
KOMA Trim Products. For added curb appeal, the Allure Collection of extruded moldings is made with the same extruded PVC technology as the maker's trimboards, but with additional flair added to the profiles. Though the boards work and install like wood, the collection's nine standard and four specialized moldings feature tasteful profiles that eliminate the time and labor involved in routing plain boards for a given project. 800.330.2239.
Lauren joined Hanley Wood in 2006 with a focus on bringing trends and new products information to professionals in the residential construction industry. When she's not in the office, Lauren travels to industry trade shows nationwide to check out those trends and products first-hand.