New tools, decking materials, sealants, adhesives, and other products for remodeling and exterior replacement contractors.
Liquid Nails. Offering quick initial grab, Ultra Quik Grip (LN-990) high-strength adhesive requires no bracing during projects, and minimizes the need for mechanical fasteners, the maker says. The low-odor material helps projects earn LEED and other green certifications. Suitable for projects involving concrete, lumber, paneling, drywall, chair rails, cork, furring strips, brick, ceramic tile, plywood, glass, plaster, and baseboards, Ultra Quik Grip is available in a standard cartridge or a 7-fl.-oz. resealable tub. 800.634.0015. www.liquidnails.com.
W.R. Meadows. For protecting densified or polished concrete floors, try Bellatrix concrete enhancer. Featuring a dual-protection technology that both penetrates the concrete and forms a film on top, Bellatrix seals the concrete surface and provides a gloss finish while also offering stain protection. The water-based. VOC-compliant sealant is part of the maker's Green Line of Earth-friendly products. 847.214.2100. www.wrmeadows.com.
Wayne Water Systems. The consumer Wayne Pumps and professional Blue Angel sump pump product lines feature a new switch technology that last up to five times longer than traditional mechanical switches. The sealed, microprocessor-controlled Capacitance Switch is designed with no moving parts to wear out or corrode over time. The switch detects the presence of water vs. air and determines the cycle time in which to keep the pump running. Tests have shown the switches to endure more than 1 million on/off cycles. 800.237.0987. www.waynepumps.com.
Quantum Specialty Millwork. Available in 28 standard Sherwin-Williams colors and more than 1,400 custom tones, Quantum Specialty Millwork features patented Polane solar reflective coating and a true satin finish for PVC. A variety of profiles are available in several sizes and are suitable for use with fiber cement, brick, stone, vinyl, or wood siding. The proprietary Quantum Equation, combines the maker's channel trim and push-lock insert to accommodate the movement characteristics of different types of siding, while providing the hand-crafted look of a fitted butt joint. 877.222.8330. www.quantumsm.com
Rapid Tools. The Warrior multi-blade, multi-purpose utility knife has the unique ability to transform from a utility knife to a utility saw with one twist of the wrist. By toggling the heavy-duty mechanism up 1/4 inch, users can slip in or remove any standard utility blade. A Warrior value pack includes a fixed-style warrior knife, five Rapid serrated-edge utility blades, a premium drywall saw blade, 8-inch general purpose saw, 6-inch hacksaw, and a blade case. 905.336.0553. www.rapidtools.net.
AERT. MoistureShield composite decking is now available in a solid board profile. Featuring a deep-embossed woodgrain texture on both sides, MoistureShield Solid lets deck builder installers the boards with either side up, speeding up deck and dock construction. Available with or without grooved sides to accommodate hidden fasteners, the board come in six colors. MoistureShield composite decking comprises recycled wood fibers encapsulated in recycled polyethylene plastic. Resistant to rot, decay, moisture, and insects, the material contains a minimum of 30% post-consumer recycled content, and 60% pre-consumer recycled content. 866.729.2378. www.moistureshield.com
Screen Tight. The maker has expanded its line of extruded aluminum porch screening systems with the low-profile MiniTrack system. Suitable for any housing style, the system is designed to blend in without any visible obstructions or fasteners, creating a clean, seamless look. The MiniTrack system's two parts include low-profile 3/4-inch by 3/4-inch clips that attach to the trim or wooden frame, and 8-, 10-, or 12-foot extruded powder coated aluminum channels available in white or bronze. The channels snap over the clips for an easy-to-install, finished look. 800.768.7325. www.screentight.com.
Hitachi Power Tools. Additions to the maker's new 18-volt Lithium-Ion Compact Pro cordless line include the WH18DSAL Impact Driver, and KC18DHL 3-piece Combo Kit. Powered by a 1.5-amp-hour battery, tools in the series feature up to three times the number of charge cycles of traditional batteries, and a more ergonomic design, thanks to the battery's slide-in configuration. Responsive variable-speed triggers allow users to reach the right speed and power for each task. The WH18DSAL Impact Driver measures less than 7 inches in length, weighs only 3.3 pounds, and delivers 1,280 inch-pounds of torque. Able to drill into wood, metal, and concrete, the WH18DSAL delivers a no-load speed from 0 to 2,600 rpm and an impact rate up to 3,200 bpm. The KC18DHL 3-Piece Combo Kit combines the impact driver with the DS18DSAL 18V Lithium Ion Compact Pro Driver Drill, and the 18V Lithium Ion Compact Pro Flashlight. 800.829.4752. www.hitachipowertools.com
Campbell Hausfeld. Ideal for decks, framing, and fences, the CHN70899AV 34-degree framing nailer features a quick-clear nose design for easy jam removal. The convenient low-nail indicator, anti-dry fire feature, and tethered no-mar tip help users save time while preventing damage to work surfaces. An adjustable exhaust lets users direct air away from the surface, while a three-position switch makes it easy to switch from bump to sequential firing model. The nailer fires 16 nails per minute, and features an oil-free design for low maintenance. 888.247.6937. www.chnailers.com.