Product Extra: For the Exterior

New products from Boral Brick, Duradek, Green Bay Decking, Milwaukee, ODL, and Sansin.

Boral Brick. Created the "old-fashioned way," formed in a sand-dusted wooden box, no two bricks in the 17th Century Bricks collection are exactly alike. The solid bricks feature slight irregularities and a softer shape that mimics the 17th century look. with color variations and a velvety textury offer aesthetic and tactile appeal. The bricks can also be considered as a green product, as renewable sawdust waste materials are used in the firing process, and half of the maker's brick production is accomplished with alternative fuels. 800.526.7255.

Duradek. Duradek Ultra Plazadeck underlayment is designed specifically for use with paver or duck board overlay on decks over living spaces. As an approved roofing membrane, using Plazadek means the structure below will not incur water damage, the maker says, and carries a 10-year warranty on waterproofing. The material is installed by trained applicators to ensure accurate installation. 800.338.3568.

Green Bay Decking. Constructed of Fibrex composite material previously seen in the window and door industry, the Integra Rail composite railing system features the strength and stability of wood with the low-mainteannce features of vinyl. In addition to rot and pest resistance, Integra Rail features a two-piece top rail for more accurate finial measurements and aesthetic appeal. A hidden bracket system works on level surface, stair, and angled-rail applications, and mechanically attached balusters offer a tight, secure installation. Balusters are available in round aluminum in seven colors, traditional square composite in five colors, or clear tempered glass. Integra Rail is packaged in kits of 6- and 8-foot lengths.

Milwaukee. Ideal for cutting in tight spaces or making flush cuts, the Compact Hack Saw features an exclusive tool-free blade change to keep productivity up. An ergonomic handle and rubber overmold grip offer durability and make the tool comfortable to hold. 800.729.3878.

ODL. An updated line of Severe Weather Doorglass is engineered to withstand damaging weather conditions, such as hurricane and hail exposure, and features aesthetic improvements. A high-strength aluminum frame has been redesigned with reinforced corners in a narrower profile with screwplugs flush to the door. The frame allows the doorglass to fit into a standard door cutout, and come standard in powder-coated white that can be painted or stained. Severe Weather Doorglass does not require dealer-applied structural sealant. Because the frame is not bonded to the door, it can be repaired onsite if necessary. Severe Weather Doorglass is certified for use in a range of door systems meeting Texas and Florida wind-borne debris requirements. 800.253.3900.

Sansin. The new 2-Coat DEC Formula deck stain requires less product than other deck stains, but offers deep penetration and long-term protection of wood decks. Designed to protect cedar, pine, spruce, fir, pressure-treated lumber and exotic hardwoods, 2-Coat DEC deck stain incorporates water-repellant and UV protection properties. Compared to oil-based stains, the water-borne formula lets the wood adjust naturally to moisture levels in the environment, contributing to better stability, the maker says. The 2-Coat DEC product is available in 79 colors, and 4-ounce sample cans are available for testing. 877.726.7471.

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