Product Extra: New Products for Remodeling

New remodeling products from Amerimax, Armstrong, Caroma, Cikel America, Dacor, Harvey, Hyde Tools, and Romeo RIM.

Amerimax Building Products. The Equinox louvered roof system offers a 160-degree range of motion to keep your outdoor living spaces shaded and comfortable. Part of the Alumawood line of patio covers and shade structures, the Equinox louvered roof system is a motorized patio cover that operates on solar power. With a 160-degree range of motion, the structures are suitable for protecting patios, courtyards, outdoor kitchens, pools and spas, and many other outdoor spaces from rain or excessive sunlight. 469.366.3200.

Armstrong. Showing the versatility of its Metallaire product originally created for ceilings, the maker has extended the product’s wall applications. Four additional finishes for Metallaire backsplash applications are now available, including bronze, chrome, copper, and paintable white 2-by-4-foot panels. These options join the existing 18.5-by-48.5-inch stainless steel backsplash panels. Easily cut with tin snips to fit backsplashes of any size, the panels attach to the wall using metal bonding adhesive and a few nails. Choose from several pattern options. 800.233.3823.

Caroma. Offering high performance and water savings, the Sydney Smart back outlet, dual-flush, high-efficiency toilet is WaterSense labeled, using just 1.28 gallons per flush (gpf) for solid waste, and 0.8 gpf for liquid waste and toilet paper. Maximum performance tested at 900 grams, the Sydney Smart toilet features Washdown technology to push waste from the bowl, while a large trapway helps eliminate blockages. 800.605.4218.

Cikel America. The Vitoria collection comprises a collection of Copaiba/Brazilian pecan exotic engineered hardwood. The rotary-cut collection is available in random lengths ranging from 1 to 4 feet, in planks measuring 3 inches wide and 3/8 inches thick with micro-beveled edges and ends. The smooth, consistent surface is protected by nine finish coats backed by a 15-year warranty. Color options include caramel, cayenne, gunstock, and sable (shown). Install Vitoria flooring above, on, or below grade with staples, nails, or glue-down methods. 800.971.7896.

Dacor. Ideal for the upscale kitchens of cooking enthusiasts, the 36-inch Epicure Gas Range offers a capacity of 5.4 cubic feet -- enough room to fit a full-sized commercial sheet cake. The range features Illumina control knobs that glow blue when in the "on" position. SimmerSear burners deliver accurate cooking from 800 to 18,000 Btus. Multiple sealed-burner configurations accommodate a range of temperatures and cooking vessel sizes simultaneously. The Epicure gas range features bake and broil modes in both traditional and convection settings. The Three-Part Convection System uses the fan, air baffle, and convection filter to ensure precise oven temperature control. Other features include an expanded viewing window, and one 10-inch and two 12-inch continuous platform grates on the cooktop for easy maneuvering of pots and pans. The unit is also Star K certified as Sabbath- and holiday-compliant. 800.793.0093.

Harvey Building Products. Virtually Invisible window screens feature Gore InLighten screen mesh. The ultra-fine mesh features the same size holes as conventional screen fabric, but uses fibers half the size (5 mils in diameter, compared to 11 mils in traditional fabrics). The finer threads allow 50% more light into a room and up to three times more airflow, the maker says. Despite the smaller-diameter threads, the screen fabric's strength is not compromised. in testing, InLighten mesh exhibited no cracking, flaking or color changes after 6,800 hours of Florida sunlight exposure - the equivalent of 10 years. The mesh also exhibits a "memory" that prevents denting and sagging, creating a stable window screen able to withstand extreme weather conditions. Virtually Invisible window screens will be made available for a variety of new and existing Harvey replacement and new construction windows. 800.942.7839.

Hyde Tools. Pivot Nozzle technology for the maker's new pressure washer wands is specifically designed to save remodelers time and effort. With a twist of the grip, the pivoting nozzle turns 90 degrees, eliminating the need to move awkwardly to get to hard-to-reach places. Two models of the pivot nozzle pressure washer wand are available. The 40-inch model is rated to 4,000 PSI. A smaller 28-inch model is 3,200 PSI-rated. 800.872.4933.

Romeo RIM. Made using molds created from real stones, FinishStone panels each cover 2 or 4 square feet, depending on the design. The composite panels feature a high-density polyurethane closed cell foam substrate that provides an insulating R-value of 2.5 to 4. Additionally, the back of each panel features ridges for moisture management. The panels are waterproof, mold-resistant, and impact-resistant. The full FinishStone system includes pre-formed corners and ledgers, and is available in a RockFace limestone-style design or StackStone, each of which are available in three earth-tone colorways. Workable with traditional tools, FinishStone panals can be screwed or glued in place over wood, poured cement, block, or metal. 586.336.5848.

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