New products from GAF, Omnia, Tamko, Trex, and Versatex
GAF-Elk. Two new colors have been added to the popular Camelot Lifetime Designer Shingle series. Bringing the total number of color options to 11, riverstone gray and sunset slate meet consumer demand for stylish asphalt shingle blends in darker tones. The Camelot product line gives the effect of old-fashioned slate tiles or wood shakes at a lower pricepoint and with more durability, the maker says. Advanced Protection technology strengthens the shingles, allowing them to pass 110 mph and 150 mph wind test ratings. 877.423.7663. www.gaf.com.
Omnia. In response to customer demand, Multipoint Trim has been added to the maker's door harware offerings. The line will allow consumers to upgrade the hardware on swinging glass patio doors. Two brass plate designs can be paired with any brass Omnia lever in an assortment of finishes. Alternatively, a modern plate in brushed stainless steel can be paired with any Omnia brushed stainless steel lever. Three lock configurations are also available, all of which position the cylinder 3 5/8 inches center-to-center from teh lever hole. 800.310.7960. www.omniaindustries.com.
Tamko. Homeowners can earn federal energy efficiency tax credits with new Lamarite Slate composite shingles in "cool colors." All rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council, available cool colors include pale olive, cool gray, natural sand, almond shell, and terra cotta (shown). Lamarite Slate Composite Shingle Cool Colors meet or exceed Energy Star requirements for 25% solar reflectivity. The shingles are available by special order in 5-, 7-, and 12-inch widths, and carry UL Class A fire ratings and Class 4 impact resistance. Also avaialble in starter and hip ridge products. 800.641.4691. www.tamko.com.
Trex. Hideaway connector clips and collated pneumatic screws are now conveniently packaged together. The Hideaway Gun Pail includes all the materials needed to install hidden fasteners with the Tiger Claw installation gun. Each gun pail includes 900 connector clips and collated screws, which will cover approximately 500 square feet of decking area. The stainless steel connectors clips are designed for use exclusively with Trex decking, while the steel-coated collated screws are approved for use on ACQ-treated products. The Hideaway Hidden Fastening system is designed for use with the Tiger Claw installation gun, which automatically aligns the fasteners and screws for easy, one-step installation. 800.289.8739. www.trexpartners.com.
Versatex. Benefitting both dealers and contractors, the Mixed Nuts Smart-Size Skids program packs skids with an assortment of widths and lengths of the maker's PVC trim. The program allows dealers to order smaller quantities of a variety of popular sizes on one skid, keeping inventory down while still receiving bulk discounts. Contractors get the materials they need at the reasonable price of in-stock trim. Any sizes of Versatex PVC trim boards can be mixed and matched, and shipped directly from the factory at no additional charge. Smart-Size units generally come in 5/8-, 3/4, and 1-inch thicknesses, and in standard 18-foot lenghts, but can be customized. 724.857.1111. www.versatex.com.