Product Extra: New Products

A range of new products from Azek, Cummins Onan, Durabuilt by Ply Gem, Kolbe, Milwaukee, Phylrich, Rockler, and Wellborn.

Azek. Azek Trim in both traditional smooth and rustic frontier texture is now available in a 1¼-inch-thick trim and cornerboard. The products are designed to complement thicker siding materials, giving architects, builders, and contractors more design flexibility with deeper shadow lines. The new thicker trim products feature the Azek Edge sealed edge technology to prevent dirt buildup. They also match the white matte color of Azek Mouldings. 877.275.2935.

Cummins Onan. The compact RS20000 standby generator is designed to be easy to install and operate. An integrated polypropylene platform eliminates the need to pour a concrete base, and the unit is light and small enough to be placed on a hand truck and pulled by one person through a 36-inch gate. Automatic load management allows the RS20000 system to provide more power without damaging sensitive electronics like plasma TVs and computers. A new lift-off front panel facilitates close proximity installation and improves service access, and homeowners can remotely monitor the system through an in-home display, or Web or e-mail notifications. 800.344.0039.

Durabilt by Ply Gem. Now available in select Lowe’s stores, Durabuilt Gutter Protection offers an easy, snap-on, low-maintenance installation solution backed by a 10-year no-clog, no-overflow warranty. Designed for DIY application, Durabuilt Gutter Protection eliminates the need for special toosl or brackets, and does not require lifting shingles or roof penetration. The aluminum panels fit all 5-inch gutters with flat hangers, and will not rust or cave into the gutter, the maker says. They also resist damage from pests and harsh weather, and small holes keep debris such as leaves and pine needles from clogging the cutter. The product has been tested to allow for rainfall up to 29.7 inches per hour to flow freely. 800.587.1339.

Kolbe. To achieve the look of authentic Craftsman-style bungalows, or for a modern twist on traditional wood windows, the maker now offers square profiles available for both glazing beads and performance divided lite (PDL) bars. The square profiles offer clean lines, flat contours, and warm wood for the contemporary, yet rustic architectural styles desired in today’s market. The new profiles can be specified for awning, casement, hung, sliding, radius, geometric, bow, and bay windows, as well as for doors in the maker’s Classic, Heritage, Ultra, and Magnum series. 715.842.5666.

Milwaukee. Ideal for cutting in place, overhead, or in tight spaces, new Compact Band Saws are up to 45% lighter than deep cut band saws, and feature a 3¼-by-3¼-inch cut capacity. The cut capacity accommodates the most frequent applications performed by electricians, plumbers, and mechanical contractors, including single-pass cuts on 3-inch copper, 3-inch angle iron, and 2 ½-inch conduit. The Compact Band Saws feature a patent-pending tool-free adjustable material guide that allows users to make cuts flush to installed materials against ceilings or walls. Other features include a drop-resistant pulley guard, LED work light, and blade ejection system. 800.729.3878.

Phyrich. To mark its 50th company anniversary, the maker is introducing the Harper bath Collection as an interpretation on Art Deco design. Derived from the iconic North Harper Avenue historic district, also known as West Hollywood, the Harper Collection offers a sense of Hollywood Regency glamour with softened curved geometry and two uniquely designed handle options. Available in 15 finishes, Harper includes multiple lavatory, Roman tub, shower, and bath faucets, as well as a collection of matching accessories. 800.749.5742.

Rockler. Accelerate the process of creating coped joints by using the SpeedCope, which provides a stable platform for woodworkers as they work with a power jig saw. Useful for high-volume production in the shop or on the jobsite, the SpeedCope mounts securely on bench tops or sawhorses, and features built-in clamps to hold work pieces in place. The sturdy base supports most jig saws, giving users plenty of control when cutting. The SpeedCope will accommodate molding up to 7 ¼ inches wide and adjusts easily for 45 and 90 degree inside miters, as well as chair molding, panel molding, and more. 800.279.4441.

Wellborn. The maker’s Active Living Collection has been relaunched with 21 new door styles, more wood species, and 65 new cabinets. The accessible cabinetry line was redesigned based on customer requests for new products to meet the needs of aging-in-place homeowners. Active Living Collection products are available across all Wellborn “good,” “better,” and “best” options to meet any budget. 800.762.4475.

Zago. The Trim EZ line of interior trim is designed for use in radius applications, including rounded walls, ceilings, doors, and windows. The polymer composite material offers flexibility that is difficult to achieve with wood trim, and is available in more than 300 profiles ranging from standard crown molding to dentil details. Custom millwork is also available, allowing installers to create or match any type of molding design. Trim EZ can be painted or stained for a finished look. 973.643.6700.

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