Product Extra: On the Outside

New exterior products from Andersen, Deckorators, Decra, Owens Corning, and Wisp Windows.

On the Edge Designed to work with the maker's A-Series, 400 Series, and 200 Series product lines, the Exterior Trim System installs in as little as 5 minutes. A collection of 11 colors and numerous architectural styles means the system will complete the look of almost any home. The product design eliminates the need to measure, cut, miter, and nail trim; instead, the individual components, constructed of Fibrex, snap securely into place. Andersen | 800.426.4261 |

Style & Rail The Deckorators CXT railing system offers the look of painted wood in a low-maintenance co-extruded materail with an exterior capstock that offers long-term durability. Available in Contemporary or Colonial profiles, the railing is offered in 6- or 8-foot lengths and 36- and 42-inch installed heights. A unique U-bracket design eases installation and creates a fastener-free look. Pre-drilled rails increase installation speed by taking the guesswork out of baluster spacing. The CXT railing works with several of the maker's railing baluster infills and post accedssories, including four post cap styles. Universal Forest Products | 800.332.5724 |

Rock-Hard Roof At 150 pounds per square, Decra stone-coated steel Shake XD panels are lighter than their composition and durability would suggest. Emulating the look of heavy cut rustic wood shake, Shake XD panels are made of corrosion-resistant aluminum-zinc alloy-coated steel with an acrylic bonded stone chip finish. The steel substrate comprises at least 25% post-consumer recycled steel. To capitalize on green benefits, Shake XD panels are compatible with solar roofing installations, and water run-off meets WHO standards for drinking water, making it possible to incorporate rain catchment systems. The sturdy panels will not crack, split, curl, or break, the maker says, and feature a 50-year limited warranty, 120 mph wind warranty, and are class 4 impact resistant, and class A fire-rated. Decra | 877.463.3272 |

Protection from Above New Deck Defense underlayment features a durable synthetic construction to create an immediate line of defense that can protect roofs against UV exposure for up to 6 months. The material also acts as a secondary water barrier once shingles are installed. Available in 4-foot-wide 10-square rolls, Deck Defense is backed by a 30-year limited warranty. Owens Corning | 800.438.7465 |

Smart Safety With web-based Home Manager ST, homeowners can automate the operation of their storm protection shades, even from remote locations. Deployed electronically from anywhere using a computer or Android smartphone, Home Manager ST allows homeowners to schedule and program shades individually or in groups, and can also control compatible lights, sensors, and thermostats. The system is ideal for use in second homes where deployment can occur from thousands of miles away, though all automated WISP window and door storm shades can also be operated manually. The unique high-impact shades are made from a tightly-woven synthetic fiber and weather-resistant, pliable coating for strength and flexibility in the face of 200 mph winds. Wisp windows and doors are custom built to spec, and are available in white, or bronze aluminum finishes. Wisp Windows& Doors | 877.939.9283 |

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