2019 Outdoor Pictorial Buyers’ Guide: Visualizers
authors Kacey Larsen | April 18, 2019
Boral Building Products Virtual Remodeler online visualization tool showcases how a home exterior will look with different profiles, textures and colors from the company’s portfolio of exterior brands, including Versetta Stone, Kleer Lumber, TruExterior Siding & Trim and more. Upload a photo of an actual home or select a similar home from its online gallery. Once finalized, a product list will be generated for easy ordering. Visit boralbuildingproducts.com or call (800) 521-8486 for more information.
CertainTeed offers multiple design tools to inspire and aid with visualizing a transformed exterior space, including its EverView EverNew Railing Visualizer and Fence-It tools. The EverView EverNew Railing Visualizer is a mix-and-match railing and deck tool that allows a user to select different combinations of deck color, railing, baluster and post caps. Fence-It helps visualize an outdoor space by selecting different fence categories, styles and colors. Visit certainteed.com or call (800) 233-8990 for more information.
The Deckorators Deck Visualizer tablet application enables remodelers to utilize versatile design capabilities, such as picture framing, board angles, unique shapes and multilevel options. Users can pull a full report of each design, including building plans, job materials list and product codes. Available as a free download from iTunes and Google Play, the app works seamlessly with the web-based program available at deckorators.com/visualizer. Visit deckorators.com or call (800) 332-5724 for more information.
Use the Fiberon Product Visualizer Tool to see designs in a “real” outdoor setting, mix-and-match deck boards and colors, add railings and even share a finished design via social media. Additionally, the Fiberon Deck Design Tool can place deck designs on a photo of an actual home, produce a 3D deck plan and material list, plus an installation checklist. Visit fiberondecking.com or call (704) 463-7120 for more information.
MSI continues to innovate and re-envision how its customers select natural stone and tile for their interior and exterior project needs. One piece of that is its web-based visualizer tool that is now available for use on iPhones and iPads to help visualize stacked stone in a variety of applications. Learn more by visiting msisurfaces.com/ledger-panel-visualizer/. Visit msisurfaces.com or call (714) 685-7507 for more information.
Royal Building Products offers the Zuri Visualizer as a way to explore decking design possibilities. Through the online design tool, users can choose from main deck, inlay colors and railing options to help visualize an outdoor space. The tool to help “try it before they buy it” is available in English and French. Visit zuri.royalbuildingproducts.com or call (800) 232-5690 for more information.
Trex aims to help improve communication and collaboration as well as offer inspiration with its online tools and resources. Online tools include: Deck Design Plan templates, a Deck and Railings Duo feature and a Deck Cost Calculator. Additionally, a library of user-friendly resources addresses common questions and showcases the company’s offerings. Visit trex.com or call (800) 289-8739 for more information.