Product Extra: IBS Preview, Part 1

New products to keep an eye out for on the floor of the 2010 International Builders' Show.

AKW MediCare. With increased interest in aging-in-place remodeling, ADA-compliant and easy-access bath and shower products are becoming more important. The products from this European manufacturer of low-level access showers and bathroom accessories is now available in the United States. The shower pans have a built-in drain slope, can be used with tile or vinyl flooring, and can fit customized dimensions. Accessories include shower seats, grab bars, and full-height shower screens. 888.548.3259. Booth N1045

Andersen Windows. A-Series windows and patio doors come in fiberglass and a composite called Fibrex, and feature solid wood on interior door panels, window sashes, and window frames. The series includes custom sizing, more standard colors, a variety of accessories, and complementary exterior trim. 800.426.4261. Booth C3557

Benjamin Obdyke. Hydrofilament Drainable Housewrap creates a path for moisture trapped behind cladding, allowing it to flow freely, ensuring that exterior walls dry quicker. The product is also a water-resistant barrier that resists moisture and water penetration. It comes in rolls that cover 325 square feet, has a 20-year limited warranty, and is available in limited regions of the United States. 800.346.7655. Booth C824

ClosetMaid. ShelfTrack is now available in a Satin Chrome finish. The wire shelving and accessories can be adjusted once installed, as a homeowner’s organizational needs change, says the maker. 800.874.0008. Booth C2775

Cooper Lighting. Decorative trims are now available for the H3 line of recessed downlights. Offerings include etched and frosted glass, unique shapes, satin nickel, and Tuscan bronze finishes, and blue and amber colors. The trims are for use with low-voltage 50W MR16 lamps and line voltage 50W GU10 lamps. 800.771.4486. Booth C2165

Danver. The BBQ Grill Hood is built for outdoor kitchens. The stainless steel product measures 32-inches deep and 36-, 48-, or 60-inches wide. For an easy clean up, the baffle filters underneath the hood are dishwasher safe. 888.441.0537. Booth N1014

Gerber Plumbing.The Avalanche is the manufacturer’s most powerful single flush gravity-fed toilet. Using only 1.28 gallons of water per flush, the WaterSense-certified unit features the company’s XP3 flushing system, a 3-inch flush valve, and a trapway design that contributes to the performance. It comes in white and biscuit. Gerber Plumbing Fixtures. 630.754.0278. Booth C4813, C5412

iLevel by Weyerhaeuser. The newly enhanced Parallam Plus parallel strand lumber features Wolmanized preservative that will help protect against termites, fungal decay, and ground water contact. It’s compatible with galvanized fasteners and ideal for unprotected exterior applications with high moisture conditions. Headers, beams, columns and posts are available. 888.453.8358. Booth C4083

Kolbe & Kolbe. The manufacturer is introducing square profiles to its wood window line to help achieve the look found in authentic Craftsman-style bungalows. Available for both glazing beads and performance divided lite bars, the square profiles offer clean lines and flat contours. Profiles are available on a variety of windows including awning, casement, sliding, radius, and bay. 800.955.8177. Booth N2645

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