NuCedar Mills. The maker has expanded its line of cellular PVC siding to include three styles of vertical siding (at right). Board and batten, shiplap, and channel rustic styles are all available in smooth, CedarGrain, and rough-sawn textures. All materials are pre-finished in any color, and feature a solar-reflective coating from Sherwin-Williams. All NuCedar products are 100% recyclable and contain 20% recycled content. 866.393.8883. www.nucedarmills.com.
Plastpro. Cottage doors (at left) give homeowners the opportunity to better match and coordinate the outside appearance of country-style homes with existing interior décor. The insulated fiberglass doors are designed to be energy-efficient and they feature Hydroshield Technology, which seals and protects the door on all six sides to prevent rotting, cracking, and splitting. Available with four half-lite glass options, the Cottage Door is currently available in a 6-foot 8-inch size, with custom sizes to follow. 800.779.0561. www.plastproinc.com.
Sticky Yard. Make the Sticky Yard Digital Measuring Tape (at right) your first step in the measure-twice, cut-once process. Apply the Sticky Yard tape to any surface and snap a digital picture. When uploaded to a PC, Sticky Yard software lets users determine the scale by which anything in the image can be measured. Reusable magnetic and adhesive tapes are available. 877.259.2173. www.stickyyard.com.
Trane. The EarthWise dual-fuel split system (at left) lets homeowners use electric or gas heating, depending on annual energy trends and fuel prices. The heat pump is Energy Star qualified, and the furnace exceeds minimum government efficiency ratings by almost 20%, the maker says, adding that the EarthWise split system can save up to 40% on energy bills. 800.235.2152. www.trane.com.
Viega. Mixing Stations are now available in six upgraded base configurations (at right). Features include low- or high-head, three-speed circulators, new sensor wells, and new ball valves. Use the Mixing Stations in conjunction with a range of heat sources including boilers, water heaters, and geothermal heat pumps. 800.976.9819. www.viega.com.