New exterior products from Azek, Malco, Propex, Simpson Door, and Simpson Strong-Tie.
Azek. The Azek Deck Arbor Collection is available in three colors that feature a subtle woodgrain and pattern resembling tropical woods. The collectio includes Acacia, a rich walnut brown; Morado, a light brown similar to ipe; and Redland rose with warm reddish hues (shown). Complementary Azek Rail Premier Series railing is now available in deep brown Kona and in black to offset the deeper decking shades. 877.275.2935. www.azek.com
Malco. The FCC Angle Cutter quickly and cleanly makes 3/12, 4/12, 6/12, 8/12, 10/12, and 12/12 pitch cuts and most other angle cuts in fiber cement siding. A guilloutine blade anchored above the large work plate gives clearance for cutting angles in 5/16-inch fiber cement siding planks up to 12 inches wide. The smooth cuts pose no health hazards, the maker says, and the cutter requires less force than other guillotine-style tools. A 90-degree guillotine fence installs to the left or right of the blade for cutting siding planks to length. 320.274.8246. www.malcotools.com.
Propex. Designed to hang tough in coastal weather including high winds and storms, NapaWrap Coastal housewrap offers a tear-free guarantee under which the manufacturer will replace the material for free if it tears under normal use according to the manufacturer’s guidelines. Featuring more than twice the UV protection of other materials, NapaWrap Coastal can go uncovered for up to one year. The vapor and moisture barrier comes in a neutral tan color in five convenient roll sizes. www.napa-wrap.com.
Simpson Door. The mortise-and-tenon construction method used to build Nantucket Collection exteior wood doors uses face-driven black locust pins and gives the doors a hand-crafted look. In construction, the holes through which the pins are driven are slightly offset from one another, creating a super-tight joint once the pins are in place. Choose from 1 7/16 Innerbond double hip-raised, or 3/4-inch flat panels, and Shaker or ovolo sticking choices to create the ideal door for any project. Available in Black locust and Nootka cypress wood species, the doors offer rot-resistance, dimensional stability, and strength for exterior applications even in coastal climates. 800.746.7766. www.simpsondoor.com.
Simpson Strong-Tie.The Quik Drive PRO300S auto-feed screw driving system now includes a new decking nose clip. This handy accessory centers the screw on the deck joist and places each screw the same distance from the edge of the board, for a clean, finished appearance. The Quik Drive PRO300S system uses collated screw strips to eliminate fastener waste and comes with an extension so users can stand up while they drive screws, saving time and increasing comfort. The Quik Drive PRO300S kit includes the auto-feed attachment, removable nose clip, extension for stand-up driving and the choice of a DeWalt or Makita screwdriver motor. 800.999.5099. www.strongtie.com.