Product Extra: New Products for the Exterior

New products from DeWalt, Orbit/Evergreen, Propex, ScreenTight, and Versatex

Dewalt. For maximum foot protection and comfort, the DeWalt Truss Steel Toe Work Boot offers a padded collar around the calk for extra comfort, and a rubber midsole for flexibility. The tough rubber outsole is ideal for abrasion, oil, and slip resistance, which aids in injury prevention. Inside the boot, a removable arch liner with a  bottom steel shank provide all-day comfort and support. Suitable for men or women on the crew, shoe sizes are available in medium 4-12 and 13, or wide 8-12, 13, and 14. 877.723.4267.

Orbit/Evergreen. Add illumination to entryways, architectural details, or landscape features, with the 5010 Series of well lights. The lights are now available with an adjustable gimbal, and a range of finishes, including cast aluminum, cast brass, stainless steel and marine-grade 316 stainless, and fiberglass. Well lights featuring the adjustable gimbal fit into an in-ground 8-inch durable plastic sleeve, with a finished width of 5½ inches. All fixtures can be specified with an open aperture, louvers, hood or shroud, depending on the application. 800.906.7248.

Propex. A new type of roofing underlayment is coming to market. The Opus Roof Blanket is constructed of a polypropylene fabric designed to replace roofing felt and plastic sheeting underlayment on steep-slope roofing. New technologies make the material’s surface area more slip-resistant than other materials. It easily accepts chalk lines, and the tan color keeps roofs cooler even on hot days. 800.621.1273.

ScreenTight. The MiniTrack Extruded Aluminum Porch Screening System features an ultra-low-profile system ideal for second-floor or higher porch applications. The system can be designed to blends with any housing style without visible obstructions to create a seamless transition. MiniTrack offers unlimited trim possibilities, the maker says, and can be installed from inside or outside the porch area. Fasteners for the system are also hidden, adding to the aesthetic appeal. 800.768.7325.

Versatex. In partnership with FastenMaster, the maker has introduced the Cortex Concealed Fastening System. The process uses a proprietary trim screw and a combination setting tool/drive bit that countersinks the fastener into the PVC trim, creating space above the fastener for a Cortex PVC plug. The Cortex system eliminates caulking, sanding, and painting to hide fastener holes. The plugs are made from the same material as the trim, can mimic smooth or wood grain surfaces, are fully paintable, and warranted for the life of the trim. The FastenMaster Cortex Concealed Fastening System is available in 250 lineal foot and 750 lineal foot packages. 724.857.1171.

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