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Aurora Deck Lighting
The Phoenix Recessed Lighting Kit contains enough materials to install 10 LED lights in deck floors, rails, or stairs, and uses a standard, outdoor-rated 110-volt outlet power source. The kit includes 10 1??-inch flush-mounted lights, 27 specifically designed connectors that eliminate the need for wire stripping and cutting, 100 feet of cable wire, an LED driver box, and a remote control driver box and remote control. Additional lights are available in bundles of 10. 800.603.3520. www.auroradecklighting.com.
SynShield is a slip-resistant synthetic roof underlayment comprising a woven polypropylene later between two layers of UV-resistant coating. A 4-foot-wide by 250-foot-long roll covers 10 squares and weighs only 33 pounds, allowing roofers to install SynShield in less time than traditional felt. SynShield can be left uncovered for up to six months. 800.346.7655. www.benjaminobdyke.com
CedarBoards Double 6-inch Clapboard Insulated Vinyl Siding now contains 60% recycled material. As of press time, this measures the highest amount of recycled content of any vinyl siding product currently on the market, the maker says. The material is the result of partnerships between CertainTeed and a network of recyclers. Backed by extruded polystyrene insulation, CedarBoards Insulated Vinyl Siding helps break thermal bridges created at wood studs, and increases a wall's overall thermal performance by up to 30%. The Double 6-Inch profile is available in 12 or 16 feet lengths. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.
Kolbe Windows Doors
New Magnum Series Tilt-Turn Wood Windows feature unique hardware that allows the sash to function like an inswing casement window, and tilt in from the top like a hopper window, providing additional, natural ventilation. Energy-efficient LowE??-270 glazing is standard on Magnum Series Tilt-Turn windows. Other glass options are available, as well as divided lites, and a range of wood or paint color options for exterior trim. 715.842.5666. www.kolbe-kolbe.com
Montag Windows Doors
The German manufacturer is introducing its line of Lift-andSlide Pocket Door products to the United States. The high-end doors allow architects to blend indoor and outdoor spaces, as the panels telescope into a simple wall pocket. Each door is custom-fabricated by German craftsmen and is available in a number of pre-finished wood species, including mahogany, teak, ipe, and meranti. Impact-resistant glazing configurations are also available. 866.562.1728. www.montagwindows.com
Stucco-Guard waterbased acrylic sealer helps protect new or aged stucco surfaces from wind-driven rain up to 124 mph. The spray-, roller-, or brush-applied coating creates a barrier for rain, and can serve as a primer that binds chalky surfaces and improves topcoat adhesion. As a topcoat, Stucco-Guard provides a non-yellowing, breathable finish that prevents color bleed fading. Stucco-Guard goes on milky white, then dries clear. 800.323.7357. www.seal-krete.com.
StoGuard RapidSeal is a one-component air barrier and waterproof material used to protect rough openings and for transition detailing in above-grade wall construction. Compatible with most common building materials, the fast-drying material usually allows for same-day installation of windows, or top-coats. Eliminating mesh, fabric, and tapes at rough openings, RapidSeal applies like caulk and is spread into a thin sheet with a putty knife. 800.221.2397. www.stocorp.com
The maker's new Pent Arbor is a decorative trellis structure mounted horizontally on a garage or house. The design adds an aesthetically pleasing 3-dimensional garden aspect to the home, helps filter sunlight, and allows for training of climbing plants. When plants are in bloom, leaves, flowers, and fruit offer additional filtering, helping to shield the home from solar heating. Available in standard lengths from 4 feet to 20 feet, Pent Arbors feature decorative joists with slats that protrude 24 inches from the wall. Available in a variety of colors from natural cedar to dark wood stain, or classic white. 800.423.2766. www.vixenhill.com
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