2020 Outdoor Planning Guide: Buyers Guide
authors QR Staff | April 17, 2020
Armadillo Lifestyle Composite Decking provides a low-maintenance, high-performance, long-lasting deck available in a variety of styles and color options. Armadillo composite decking is wrapped on all four sides with a polyethylene protective shell to create a natural wood gran finish and protect against fading, weathering, stains, mold and mildew. Visit armadillodeck.com for more information.
Easy to install and maintain, Evernew Vinyl Decking from CertainTeed features textured, nonslip surfaces that are cool to the touch and resist stains and water damage. Available in three colors—white, grey and almond—the vinyl decking offers excellent color retention to match a client’s design preferences for years to come. Visit certainteed.com for more information.
Profiled for use as residential and light-commercial decking, dassoXTR Fused Bamboo comes in two colors: Classic Espresso and Epic Cognac. This product is pool side and aquarium safe, resistant to decay, mold and insects. Encapsulated in bowling-ball resin, the material does not attract rotting agent and is Class A Fire Rated and WUI compliant, made without formaldehyde. The decking comes in a reversible profile with smooth and reeded surface, as well as a tongue-and-groove end-matched locking system. Visit dassoXTR.com for more information.
Made with patented Eovations technology, Deckorators Voyage wood-alternative composite decking delivers the industry’s best strength-to-weight ratio and unmatched stability. Voyage features unique textured embossing for 34 percent or greater surface traction than other leading brands of composite decking. All Deckorators decking is backed by an industry-leading 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade, 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty. Boards come in solid and slotted-edge profiles and in 12-, 16- and 20-foot lengths. Visit deckorators.com for more information.
DekTek Tile’s new over-concrete installation are available in three collections — Elevate, Radiance, and Mediterranean — in 12 color selections. DekTek Tile concrete tiles do not fade or grow mold/algae and are non-combustible, perfectly safe for fire pits on the deck. The concrete deck tiles are extremely durable and strong, holding over 1,000 pounds per tile, and structurally engineered to span 16 inches on center wood joists. Visit dektektile.com for more information.
Installed only by trained professionals, Duradek vinyl deck membranes and Durarail aluminum railings projects have a single-source contractor and single-source warranty. Duradek offers class A and C fire-rated assemblies and meets building code as a roofing membrane and pedestrian surface. Vinyl stylings are aligned with current outdoor living design trends and offer a selection of nature-inspired textures. Visit duradek.com for more information.
Envision Building Products’ Ridge Platinum is a capped composite decking line with a fluted profile. Crafted with Compress Technology to physically bond the high-density cap to its fluted EverGrain Core, Ridge Premium is a light-weight, low-maintenance and long-lasting decking with the budget friendly nature of wood. Inspired by the hues found in popular natural woods, Ridge Premium is available in three colors: Black Walnut, Vintage Oak, and Gunstock. Visit envisiondecking.com for more information.
Fiberon’s new Sanctuary PVC decking, polyethylene composite decking features five bold, multitonal colors with rustic, embossing, in the style of exotic hardwood, complete with streaking, varied grain patterns and rich color palettes. Fiberon decking is backed by a 40-year performance warranty and a 40-year stain and fade warranty. Visit fiberondecking.com for more information.
Green Bay Decking LLC’s Duxxbak no-drip-through-decking eliminates the need for a secondary drainage system to create a dry space below decks. It is simply decking and drainage in one. Made using a patented compound that contains no wood and no PVC, DuxxBak is now available in five variegated capped colors, in addition to six brushed colors. Visit greenbaydecking.com for more information.
Décor Decking from Inteplast provides the look of natural hardwoods and none of the worries of splitting, rotting or cracking. The collection is engineered with an extra top-coat for added protection and to withstand harsh weather and time with minimal maintenance required. Available in four colors, made of 100 percent PVC, Décor Decking is backed by a Lifetime Limited Residential Warranty and a 25-Year Fade & Stain Warranty. Visit inteplastbuild.com for more information.
Mbrico porcelain tile decks offer residential and commercial projects a unique opportunity to carry tile outdoors. The tongue-and-groove system is completely free draining, suited for any environment and is perfect for applications on standard code deck frames and available in over 60 colors including wood, stone, aggregate, contemporary and traditional porcelain tiles. The tiles are available in many sizes and formats to fit any project’s aesthetic. All of the Mbrico systems are backed by a lifetime warranty and never need to be sealed, stained, refinished or maintained. Visit mbricotiledecks.com for more information.
Elevate Decking from MoistureShield features a strong, protective cap that shields each board from impact, corrosion and harsh weather. Elevate is available in two colors sure to match any exterior and is perfect for adding style and unmatched durability to any outdoor space. Trending browns and grays include Lake Fog, a soft gray shade, while Canoe is forest brown—both complementing any home’s architectural style. Visit moistureshield.com for more information.
Zuri Premium Decking by Royal Building Products combines the beauty of hardwood with the durability and low maintenance requirements of PVC. Zuri’s PVC substrate is capped with a photo-realistic wood-grain print and a clear acrylic that resists stains, scratches, fading and moisture, without the time and cost of maintenance of wood. All Zuri products are backed by a 25-year Color Fastness Warranty against color shifting. Visit royalbuildingproducts.com for more information.
TimberTech AZEK product consists of three lines: Vintage, Harvest and Arbor, in realistic wood textures and low-maintenance durability. TimberTech AZEK is available in three widths including wide, standard and narrow, and it can accommodate nearly any customer design. All products come with a lifetime-limited product warranty and 50-year, fade-and-stain warranty for residential construction, and a 20-year limited warranty for commercial. Visit timbertech.com for more information.
Wolf Home Products offers three different low-maintenance PVC composite options. Wolf Serenity Decking is available in two collections: Tropical Hardwoods Collection in nine natural wood looks, and Seaside Collection in two colors. Wolf Perspective Decking comes in five popular colors. Wolf Serenity Porch is a low-maintenance PVC porch floor in three collections: Tropical Hardwoods Collection in four colors, Seaside Collection in two colors and Americana Collection in one color. Visit wolfhomeproducts.com for more information.
Trex makes its three high-performance, capped-composite decking collections from 95% recycled materials. The Trex Transcend collection is offered in three decking, two porch and two fascia profiles in five multitonal Tropicals and five monochromatic Earth Tones. Trex Select comes in three decking and two fascia profiles offered in five colors. Trex Enhance is available in two decking and two fascia profiles, offered in five multitonal and three monochromatic colors. Visit trex.com for more information.
Decking: Coatings, Sealants, Treatments
ArborCoat Waterborne Exterior Stains from Benjamin Moore enhance the natural beauty of exterior wood surfaces with a wide variety of opacities and colors, with a finish that provides superior protection against mildew, UV damage and other harsh weather conditions. Visit benjaminmoore.com for more information.
Roof Maxx Technologies’ Roof Maxx is a 100% safe, plant-based roof rejuvenating spray treatment developed by Battelle Labs. Roof Maxx is innovating a new breed of sustainable roofers who are available in more than 500 locations across 48 states. When used every five years, Roof Maxx can extend the life of a roof by as many as 15 additional years. Visit roofmaxx.com for more information.
Sherwin-Williams SuperDeck Solid Color Stain with Cool Feel color technology reduces deck surface temperatures by up to 20 degrees Fahrenheit. SuperDeck Solid Color Stain is available in 20 rich colors that help keep decks cooler to walk on, compared with conventional colors. The scuff-resistant stain can be applied to damp surfaces, allowing them to be prepped and stained in one day, saving time and money. Visit sherwin-williams.com for more information.
Decking: Fasteners & Tools
Avon Plastics’ Turboclip provides universal fasteners that make deck installation quicker, easier and more efficient. TurboClip comes in a stick of preloaded clips. Universal Hidden Deck Clip comes in two styles: Standard Gap, creating a 1/4-inch gap between deck boards, and Narrow Gap, creating a 3/16-inch gap between deck boards. Visit turboclipusa.com for more information.
The CAMO Lever allows contractors to bend, straighten or align deck boards without time-consuming setup. Lever sets in one turn to lock boards in place for fastening with no strain and no hassle. The versatile CAMO Lever also speeds grooved decking installations by locking rows of boards and CAMO Edge and EdgeX Clips in place. The tool adjusts to single, double and even steel joists. Visit camofasteners.com for more information.
Decking Wing Clips from dasso USA are available in boxes of 100 brown D-plug 5 millimeter Epic and Screw sets for wooden bases, with one complementary driver bit. The Decking Wing Clips are intended for use to install on joists as hidden fasteners. Visit dassoXTR.com for more information.
Deckorators’ Stowaway Hidden Fastener discreetly secures deck boards to joists with a single stainless steel, color-matched screw—resulting in a smooth and virtually fastener-free deck surface. The Stowaway screw comes preloaded and deck boards are automatically spaced at proper intervals, making the installation process faster. All Deckorators decking colors are available for the Pro Fastening Systems. Visit deckorators.com for more information.
Envision Building Products’ EverClip Hidden Fastener is designed for grooved edge boards, creating consistent spacing between boards with no visible screw heads. Its design helps prevent board creep and movement and allows for quick installation of two board edges at one time. Envision also offers color- matched composite deck screws that are designed to face screw boards and are available in coated carbon steel and stainless steel. Visit envisiondecking.com for more information.
Fiberon’s Starborn Pro Plug Hidden Surface-Fastening System fastens through the board’s surface and cover with a color-matched plug made from Fiberon decking. Fiberon offers universal end-clip hidden fasteners, hidden surface face-fastening systems, nailscrew fasteners and color-matched composite screws, along with Fascia screws. Visit fiberondecking.com/products for more information.
Green Bay Decking has a railing to match or contrast with any design with three independent railing options, including composite, aluminum and vinyl. GeoRail composite railing is available in four brushed-finish colors, while Optima Rail is a pre-assembled aluminum railing, and Basixx Rail is aluminum-reinforced vinyl rail. All rails are available in 6- and 8-feet lengths, and 36- and 42-inch heights. Visit greenbaydecking.com for more information.
Star Drive Screws from Maze Nails includes screws for decking, structural screws, trim screws in many lengths and even cap screws for interior and exterior projects. Made from hardened steel, the screws have many special features including a tapper point, a reamer thread, burrow pockets under the head to allow countersinking, and a nice tight star recess to allow for one-handed installation. Visit mazenails.com for more information.
CableFX cable railing system from RailFX combines stainless steel cables with aluminum railing and posts for both interior and exterior residential applications. All posts are pre-drilled for cable and conceal the fittings and hardware, available in tempered glass, cable and picket systems. All systems preserve views and are low maintenance. All RailFX Systems are made in the USA and carry a 10-year warranty. Visit railfx.net for more information
The FlexFX Program by RailFX is a simple and flexible railing fitting option for use with wood and metal posts. FlexFX features Push-Lock fittings, which don’t require any special tools for installation. Simply push the cable into the fitting and it locks. Sleek and smooth with no sharp edges, the fittings are easy to tighten with no loose or sagging cables. Made in the USA, RailF products carry a 10-year warranty. Visit railfx.net for more information.
SPAX construction screws are German engineered and made in the U.S. in Bryan, Ohio. The multipurpose fasteners are designed to work with multiple materials from wood, masonry, concrete and plastic to sheet metal. SPAX designed fasteners won’t split wood substitutes and countersink to a nice flush installation. The unique 4CUT point, patented serrated threads and multi-head designs, ensure quick and easy installation. Visit spax.us for more information.
The Mantis hidden deck clip system by SureDrive USA has easy-to-install grooved composite decking. The Mantis deck clip enhances the beauty of your deck by providing a safe, fastener-free surface that makes your deck look like a hardwood floor and automatically spaces the deck boards 3/16 inches to allow for adequate drainage. Visit suredrive.com for more information.
The SIDELoc hidden fastener system from TimberTech provides a fastener-free surface for TimberTech’s AZEK capped polymer decking by securing a TimberTech AZEK board through the side of a square-edged board into the joist. SIDELoc Guides help make this install quick and easy with consistent gapping, and the SIDELoc Hidden Fastening System offers holding power but requires no pre-drilling. Visit timbertech.com for more information.
Trex’s Hideaway Hidden Fastener System installs between deck boards, fastening grooved-edge deck boards to the joists with no visible screw heads on the walking surface. All Trex decking collections are compatible with this hidden installation option, promising a clean finish no matter the design style. Also available are the Trex’s Universal Fastener, Start Clip and Connector Clip, Groove Cutter, Gun Pail and the Trex Elevations Deck Clips. Visit trex.com for more information.
Decking: Structural Elements & Fasteners
Feeney’s Stainless Steel Intermediate Pickets leverage the appearance and durability of stainless steel and preserve an open railing aesthetic while maintaining cable spacing and minimizing deflection. Available in three configurations, the pre-drilled 316 stainless steel tubes can be used on frames with or without a bottom rail, are field-trimmable and have no visible fasteners for a clean, unobtrusive look. Visit feeneyinc.com for more information.
FootingPad brand post footers are lightweight and replace the labor-intensive task of hauling and mixing concrete on site. When using FootingPad footers, no special tools are needed. Simply dig below the frostline and place the innovative composite footer in the bottom. This product is rigorously tested and is IRC and IBC code compliant. Visit footingpad.com for more information.
LP Elements Performance Fencing is an engineered wood fence solution offering an entirely new material category in privacy fencing. LP Elements fencing stands up to golf ball–size hail impacts, hurricane-force wind, high humidity and freeze/thaw cycles. It is protected by a proprietary zinc borate–based process designed to defy termite damage and resist rot and decay. Available in seven natural color options with consistent dimensions. Visit LPCorp.com/fence for more information.
Star Drive Screws from Maze Nails includes screws for decking, structural screws, trim screws in many lengths and even cap screws for interior and exterior projects. Made from hardened steel, the screws have many special features, including a tapper point, a reamer thread, burrow pockets under the head to allow countersinking and a nice tight star recess to allow for one-handed installation. Visit mazenails.com for more information.
MiTek’s structural fasteners are designed for stability against extreme and unpredictable weather, recognizing a need for stronger decking structures with focused attention on decking codes. MiTek’s range of structurally rated fasteners for wood-frame structures are available in hot-dip galvanized, stainless steel and Gold Coat corrosion-resistant finishes available for exterior applications. Visit mitek-usa.com for more information.
Sakrete High-Strength bagged concrete mix, a preblended mixture of sand, coarse aggregate and cementitious materials, is a professional-grade product designed to tackle the toughest renovation or new construction job. Sakrete has the right pro-grade products for any project and a dedicated team of Technical Experts to help. Visit sakrete.com for more information.
SPAX Powerlags structural wood-to-wood connections are available in two drive systems, T-Star washer and Hex washer, and require no pre-drilling. Powerlags has building code approval reports including the ICC-ES (ESR No. 1782) as well as DrJ Technical Evaluation Reports for Deck Ledger Attachment TER No. 1711-01 and Multi-ply (LVL Beams and Girder Truss Applications) TER No. 1802-03. Visit spax.us for more information.
Sure Drive USA speciality construction screws and bits are manufactured in ISO 9002 quality certified mills and factories. All structural lab screws are ICC and IAPMO approved and come in a variety of lengths from 1 inch. to 16 inches. These fasteners work for ledger boards, decks, log homes, framing and landscape timber connections. Visit suredrive.com for more information.
The Trex Elevations steel deck framing system creates a stable and consistently flat substructure on which to build. Composed of 25 percent recycled steel, the triple-coated steel substructure system—comprised of steel beams, joists and tracks—includes a 25-year limited warranty. The system’s neutral finish blends with most decking colors, so it is less visible from above. Visit trex.com for more information.
Doors: Folding, Multislide, Patio
Andersen’s MultiGlide Pass-Through Window creates a seamless transition between indoors and out, with traditional and contemporary panel designs to fit any architectural style. With space-saving designs to serve as an important access point from one space to another, this multifunctional window occupies less space than an open door but still offers ample convenience, ventilation and natural light. A flush sill creates a seamless transition between indoors and out and thermally controlled panels, performance sills or triple-pane glass meet performance requirements. Visit andersenwindows.com for more information.
Finesstra’s Lift and Slide door systems create unique wide openings to seamlessly connect indoor and outdoor spaces. With thermally insulated steel profiles, a wide array of double and triple-pane glass combinations, and weathertight seals, these windows are available in a variety of designs and sizes. The smooth-rolling ball bearing wheel system delivers easy maneuvering, and the foldable doors easily stack to the inside or out. Visit finesstra.com for more information.
Siteline Inswing Patio Doors With Hydrolock Sill from JELD-WEN, constructed with AuraLast pine, helps resist rot, water saturation and termites. The exterior is made with aluminum cladding in 27 different color choices. Interior options include 12 different finishes and three wood species. The new sill design drains continuously to move water away from the home interior and achieve up to performance grade 45 rating. Visit jeld-wen.com/en-us for more information.
JELD-WEN’s Siteline Multi-Slide patio door utilizes a narrow, 3-inch stile and rail to increase the amount of natural light entering the home while minimizing vertical obstructions when looking to the exterior. This patio door system is offered with multiple threshold options. Available options include weather-resistant thresholds for varying degrees of weather exposure, an ADA-compliant ramp threshold, and a flush threshold for covered openings where a seamless transition is desired. Visit jeld-wen.com/en-us for more information.
Kolbe’s VistaLuxe Complementary Multi-Slide Doors have a contemporary style and slim frame-to-daylight dimensions and are Energy Star qualified, with U-values as low as 0.23. The doors stack open or pocket neatly into the wall, offering an expansive passage to a terrace, deck, lanai or patio, for luxurious indoor-outdoor living. The doors feature a wood interior in a varietyof styles and a strong, durable extruded aluminum exterior in over 50 finish choices. Visit kolbewindows.com for more information.
The Marvin Modern Multi-Slide Door has an extremely narrow modern aesthetic, with sightlines less than 3 inches, and an ability to perform anywhere, even in demanding climates. Available in 30 different configurations, and sizes up to 12 feet tall and 60 feet wide, the door features a high-density fiberglass exterior and an aluminum interior. The Multi-Slide Door achieves a low standard U-factor of 0.28 with Low E2 argon gas, and is rated up to PG40/PG45. Visit marvin.com for more information.
The SL84 aluminum framed folding glass wall system from NanaWall Systems utilizes continuous seals along the face of each panel frame, and two levels of insulating thermal breaks to provide optimal defense from heat and cold. The SL84 has been put through rigorous performance testing for air, water, structural and forced entry. With a frame profile intersection of just 99 mm, the SL84 reaches the slimmest aluminum profile available and minimal exposed hardware. Visit nanawall.com for more information.
Pella Lifestyle Series of wood patio doors offer a combination of energy efficiency, sound control and value. The Lifestyle Series delivers style flexibility with purposeful innovations like integrated blinds, shades and security sensors, and in hinged and sliding patio door styles. The triple-pane design glass allows for mixed glass thickness that enhances sound dampening, resulting in an average of 52% noise reduction versus single-pane windows. Visit pella.com for more information.
ProVia’s Endure vinyl sliding glass patio doors deliver energy efficiency and meet the most stringent industry standards for storm protection, ease of entry, and forced entry. Options for interior woodgrain colors and exterior paint colors, varying internal grid styles and patterns, and multiple choices for glass and hardware enable homeowners to customize to fit their own personal aesthetic. Endure patio doors are Energy Star certified and have been independently tested to meet strict energy efficiency standards. Visit provia.com for more information.
Solar Innovations’ folding, sliding, lift and slide, slide and stack, pivot, and swing doors fill the need of any design requiring an operational door, from a standard size opening to very large spans. The folding glass walls can be constructed out of aluminum, wood or vinyl and can meet impact and performance requirements. Available with many standard and custom finishes, the systems allow for a wide selection of glazing types and styles. Visit solarinnovations.com for more information.
Therma-Tru’s EnLiten flush-glazed designs create striking profiles with double- or triple-pane glass built directly into the door. This design eliminates the need for a lite frame and screw plugs, achieving a seamless, consistent finish. EnLitenTM flush-glazed designs offer up to a 16% increase in visible glass area as compared to conventional lite frames, creating an airy, open feeling in the home with larger daylight openings. Visit thermatru.com for more information.
Western Window Systems’ Series 7000 aluminum moving glass walls and windows address energy and structural requirements while promoting the thin profiles and large expanses of glass. With sizes up to 15 feet, the Series 700 products are available in folding, multi-slide and pocket door styles, and a variety of finishes. Visit westernwindowsystems.com for more information.
Fireplaces & Fire Elements
DekTek Tile’s Non-Combustible Flooring Element can be used in conjunction with wood burning, gas or electric fire tables, or as actual built-in fire pits. Whether designing the outdoor space on an elevated deck, outdoor kitchen, patio, porch or roof deck, DekTek Tile’s Non-Combustable Flooring gives homeowners the option to choose whichever fire feature they want, without melting the composite decking or burning a wood deck. Visit dektektile.com for more information.
The Isokern Modular Component Fireplace from Earthcore Industries utilizes volcanic pumice to create a chimney and fireplace component that are insulating with high refractive qualities. Due to the material’s properties, the components are lightweight while retaining UL 127 for the Modular Masonry Fireplaces and UL 103HT for the Dual Modular Chimney System listings respectively. Built for residential, commercial, and institutional projects, the Isokern Fireplace is intended for ease of construction and customization. Visit earthcore.co for more information.
The Plaza Outdoor Linear Gas Fire Pit from Hearth & Home Technologies is available in 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10 inch lengths. With optional framing kit to finish the unit with whatever non-combustible material they choose, customers can also add a wind guard to contain the flame, even on breezy days. The Gas Pit also comes in a variety of finishes. Visit hearthnhome.com for more information.
Kindred Outdoor and Surrounds’ Kindred Fire Bowls, Fire Pits and Fireplaces are made with a strong, glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) and hand-sanded through a four-step finishing process. Each piece renders a one-of-a-kind creation with subtle variations in color and texture similar to limestone. Available in nine styles of hand-forged fire bowls in a variety of sizes, each color has a honed or travertine finish. Visit mykindredliving.com for more information.
Napoleon’s patio firetables, heaters and outdoor fireplaces are available in gas and propane and can be set up anywhere outdoors. Efficient patio heaters generate infrared radiant heat—heating objects rather than surrounding air—to create a comfortable environment by the pool, spa or on a deck. Napoleon’s firetables are availablein cast aluminum construction, and the fireplaces are available in stainless steel. Visit napoleon.com for more information.
Crystal Fire Plus burners and burner inserts by The Outdoor Great Room Company include a burner plate, ready-to-finish fire pit base and other accessories. UL Listed for safety and quality, the burners are available in linear, round, rectangular and square, and a wide range of sizes to fit any outdoor space. The company offers custom options as well. Visit outdoorrooms.com for more information.
The Trex Outdoor Fire & Water collection offers stylish and durable outdoor fire features, water elements and decorative planters designed to add a touch of drama to any outdoor space. The collection is comprised of fire pots, fire tables, water spillways, water bowls and planters, all made with heavy grade copper and/or stainless steel and also manufactured in the U.S. by skilled artisans. Visit trex.com for more information.
Gazebos, Pergolas & Shading Elements
CertainTeed’s vinyl pergolas and arbors can become the focal point of any outdoor living space. Offered in a white vinyl, the Aristocrat II Arbor, Vineyard Pergola and Beaumont Arbor complement most outdoor areas with a vide variety of aesthetics, and they will not need painting or staining. Visit certainteed.com for more information.
Ideal for creating custom pergolas, Kleer Lumber Cellular PVC Trimboards offer the look and workability of wood without the durability issues or high maintenance. Kleer trimboards will not splinter, rot, delaminate or swell. The product can be left white or painted. The trimboards can be installed in direct contact with the ground, masonry and other potentially wet surfaces. Visit kleerlumber.com for more information.
The LARSON Retractable Wall Screen with Panoramic Views is an ideal solution for bi-folding, lift-n-slide and other large opening doors and windows. The screen panel offers a pleated fabric with easy, touch-of-a-finger operation. The LARSON Retractable Wall Screen is custom designed to fit openings up to 26 feet wide and 10 feet high and is available in four colors: white, brownstone, desert tan, black. Visit larsondoors.com for more information.
Scenix porch windows from LARSON with retractable screens protect the home from pesky bugs, pollen and dust. They are available in white, sandstone, brown and black, as well as a tempered glass available in standard, bronze tint and gray tint. The Scenix porch window’s sizes can be customized to fit each customer’s specific needs. Visit larsondoors.com for more information.
Screeneze screened porch allows you to screen in an area as large as 150 square feet, and it can handle wind gusts up to 140 mph with unobstructed views. Available in a variety of screen option styles and four different color options—bronze, white, sand, and clay—Screeneze allows you to screen in any arch or gazebo and can be attached to any smooth, uniform surface such as brick, wood or concrete. All Screeneze products come with a 10-year limited warranty. CAD and Revit files available. Visit screeneze.com for more information.
StruXure’s PergolaX is a louvered-roof pergola that features pivoting, interlocking louvers that rotate a full 170 degrees. The PergolaX is made of ultra-strong, low-maintenance extruded aluminum, and its unique design and fabrication make it the most water-tight on the market. A patented 360-degree gutter system collects water when the system is closed and channels the water to downspouts concealed in the structure’s weight-bearing posts. Extruded aluminum is non-corrosive and resilient as well as non-combustible. Visit struxure.com for more information.
The Lodge Pergola from The Outdoor GreatRoom Company is available in multiple sizes in a Mocha UV-resistant finish for a unique, rustic feel in your backyard. It’s available with a green metal roof to further reinforce that one-of-a-kind style and with an optional lattice roof kit and privacy wall sold separately. It’s also made in the U.S. Visit outdoorrooms.com for more information.
The Trex Pergola collection features seven models offered in a choice of 12 standard colors. Custom designs and finishes are also available. All Trex Pergola designs are made from aluminum or aluminum-reinforced cellular PVC offering strength and almost unlimited design options. Stainless steel hardware and detailed installation instructions are included with each pre-fabricated kit. Visit trex.com for more information.
Aquor’s House Hydrants are composed of high-quality, durable materials that are built to last and ideal for retrofits. They are leak-proof, frost-free and lay flush against siding. Aquor offers several hose bibs, hose connectors, debris covers and ultralight garden hoses. Visit aquorwatersystems.com for more information.
Big Ass Fans’ i6 industrial fan is composed of aircraft-grade aluminum airfoils that prevent corroding and include automated temperature and humidity sensors to monitor environment and adjust fan speed accordingly. Universal mounts allow an easy install with a quick connect and twist-on hub, and no screws for airfoils. The fan’s technology integrates with Bluetooth remote and free mobile app to work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Visit bigassfans.com for more information.
Feeney’s Architectural Awnings provide protection in a variety of climates. Crafted of durable, powder-coated aluminum and available in two styles, the Class 4-impact rated awnings feature a built-in rain gutter and can withstand snow and wind loads of up to 35.5 pounds per square foot. The frames come in standard and custom hues, and neutral polycarbonate panels. Visit feeneyinc.com for more information.
Furrion’s AuroraTM 4K LED Outdoor TV is engineered for outdoor viewing. The 4K Ultra-High Definition screen delivers clear images, and the weatherproof housing protects internal components from UV rays, weather, dust, insects and humidity. It delivers IP54 waterproof protection and can withstand extreme temperature variations with two brightness options, a full shade with 350 nits of brightness or a partial sun with 700 nits of brightness. Visit furrion.com for more information.
Phantom’s Motorized Retractable Screens appear at the touch of a button and disappear out of sight when not in use, blending indoor and outdoor spaces without compromising home aesthetics. The screens can be recessed into walls, columns and ceiling cavities, allowing them to be easily integrated into outdoor structures such as pergolas. The products include features such as sun and wind sensors and home automation integration, and can be tailored to fit custom large openings. Visit phantomscreens.com for more information.
Deck Mounted Skylights from Velux Skylights include a pre-attached deck seal, adhesive underlayment for secondary water protection, and engineered flashing for easy installation. Skylight options include fixed and venting, available in solar powered and electric models, all with a no-leak guarantee. For screened-in porches, venting skylights come with a bug screen. Curb mounted skylights included a pre-attached skylight gasket that provides a tight seal, adhesive underlayment and flashing as well. Visit whyskylights.com for more information.
Belgard’s Tandem Modular Block system allows interconnection of structural units by using their tenon and mortise features. This creates the advantage of being able to build stronger walls by adding units in the back and is perfect for outdoor kitchen elements, such as grill islands, seat walls and fire features. The Block system works for a range of applications, including retaining walls, double faced walls, setback walls, corners, curved walls and columns. Visit belgard.com for more information.
Elements by Tecno is Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens’ latest collaboration with Dekton by Cosentino, taking a modular approach and embracing a pared back, European aesthetic. Elements by Tecno further blurs the lines between cabinetry and furniture with accentuated, movable legs and a frameless design featuring nested drawers, as well as doors and drawers with integrated handles. Visit brownjordanoutdoorkitchens.com for more information.
Caesarstone’s Solaris Collection includes three off-white colors with versatile surfaces for outdoor environments like patios, outside kitchens, rooftops and more. Premium, highquality quartz that is nonporous, durable, flexible, scratch and stain resistant, mold and mildew resistant, and UV protected, the surfaces carry a 10-year warranty and have been extensively tested in high heat, harsh sunlight and temperature variations where its color consistency and product integrity remain intact. Visit caesarstoneus.com for more information.
The Rockwell by Caliber Social Grill is made from 304 grade stainless steel, with 360 degree walk-around ability designed to foster socializing. The Rockwell comes with 20,000 BTU patented Crossflames burner with radiant technology and zone dividers. Available in 48 and 60 inch models. Visit caliberappliances.com for more information.
Aluniq Aluminum Cabinets from Courey International are constructed out of anodized aluminum and 304 stainless steel, making them extremely durable, weatherproof, rot resistant, anticorrosive and antimicrobial. Constructed for exterior use, the hardy materials are also fire and climatic shock resistant. The cabinets are available in three Durakast varieties with modular designs. Visit coureyusa.com for more information.
The Post and Panel System from Danver offers a unique and cost-effective solution for shared spaces in multifamily environments, engineered to provide valuable workspace while eliminating unnecessary storage. Its powder coated stainless steel offers a modern aesthetic with durability for high-traffic areas and heavy use, with five door styles and dozens of powder-coat colors. Visit danver.com for more information.
Aspire by Hestan has added two new exclusive color finishes, Orion blue and Reef pink. From grills to refrigeration, its offers storage with door and drawer combos, side burners, accessories and more, Aspire combines performance with style, and the new exclusive colors allow users to complement their grilling style with the perfect vibe. Visit aspire.hestan.com for more information.
Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet’s Hybrid Fire Grill is a high-performance gas grill that also burns wood and charcoal. Fitted with cast-bronze burners and heat circulation, the grill allows for the whole spectrum of temperature control to ensure high-heat sears and low, slow cooking. Kalamazoo also manufactures outdoor kitchens, including products such as pizza ovens, smokers, under-counter refrigeration, warming drawers, cabinetry, beverage centers, kegerators and cook tops. Visit kalamazoogourmet.com for more information.
Kindred Outdoors & Surrounds’ Building Blocks quickly assemble into custom barbecue islands, fireplaces and fire pits, ready to be dressed with stone or brick within hours. Each pre-designed piece is made of glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC), which can be installed on any solid flooring surface without concrete footings or rebar. Cut-outs for custom features such as barbecues, sinks and burners can be done on-site. Finalize the design by selecting a stone finish, appliances and countertop material of choice. Visit mykindredliving.com for more information.
Liebherr’s 24 in. RO510 outdoor undercounter beverage/wine cooler chills beer, wine and soft drinks, and it keeps meats and veggies on hand and stocks all essential condiments in the outdoor kitchen. The RO510 fits seamlessly under the countertop, doubling as an outdoor food prep station. Visit home.liebherr.com for more information.
Napoleon’s Prestige PRO and Prestige series of grills provides the backyard chef with rear infrared burners; dedicated sizzle zone and proximity lighting; commercial quality rotisserie with rear infrared burner; dedicated infrared sizzle zone; integrated wood chip smoker tube; and reaches cooking temperatures up to 1,800°F and 123,000 BTUs. Available in stainless steel, gray and black. Visit napoleon.com for more information.
Perlick’s RAPIDcool forced-air refrigeration system pulls down product temperature twice as fast as any other brand in the industry, so food and beverages get cold quicker. RAPIDcool is integrated into all of Perlick’s variety of outdoor kitchen refrigeration products including ice makers, under-counter refrigerators, freezers, wine reserves and beverage centers. Visit perlick.com for more information.
The Outdoor GreatRoom Company offers custom outdoor kitchen islands, manufactured in the U.S. Available as completely finished products or deliver a ready-to-finish unit for finishing on-site in a variety of construction materials and colors, the kitchen islands are built to order for each customers’ needs. Visit outdoorrooms.com for more information.
THOR Kitchen’s Pro-Style Modular Outdoor Kitchen Suite features a sleek, modern design aesthetic. Available in 304 stainless steel finish, the suite’s modular configuration allows homeowners the flexibility to put the appliances in any arrangement. Including recessed handles and larger surface areas, ensuring a comprehensive and cohesive appearance. The six-piece suite also has the option to incorporate THOR’s 24-inch Indoor/Outdoor Undercounter Refrigerator Drawer or Dual Zone Wine Cooler. Visit thorkitchen.com for more information.
The new outdoor kitchen lineup from Trex provides stainless steel cabinetry solutions for today’s outdoor kitchens with style, durability and easy maintenance. It includes seven door styles comprised of Danver’s top-five sellers and two designs exclusive to Trex Outdoor Kitchens: The Newport, which features two stiles and rails with a center stile, and the Craftsman-inspired London, boasting two stiles and rails with cross mullions. Trex offers 14 ultra-durable powder coated colors and wood-grain-inspired finishes, along with dozens of cabinet styles in hundreds of sizes. Visit trex-outdoorkitchens.com for more information.
The new Trex Outdoor Kitchens collection features stainless steel cabinetry and components from Danver, including Trex-exclusive door styles and more than 20 luxurious finishes. Drawers feature double-wall construction and under-mount glides with self-close/soft-close technology, and doors come with soft-close hinges and rain gaskets. All components are delivered fully assembled for quick and easy installation and come with a lifetime warranty. Visit trex.com for more information.
True Residential’s large repertoire of undercounter refrigeration units are UL-rated for the outdoors. Sizes range from 15 to 24 inches, and each unit is available in the Build Your True program of custom finishes and hardware options. A wide array of finishes are available in matte and gloss colors. In addition to complimentary hardware options, the options yield 54 unique color combinations. Visit true-residential.com for more information.
U-Line’s 15 in. Outdoor Nugget Ice Machine delivers up to 90 lbs. of ice per day and a storage capacity of 30 lbs. of ice. Featuring U-Line’s U-ChooseT ice adjustability, it offers five levels of ice density from soft and chewable to dense and compact cylindrical cubes. The cabinet, toe-kick and full-wrap door are finished in stainless steel. U-Line’s Outdoor Collection makes the perfect outdoor kitchen or bar companion. Visit u-line.com for more information.
The new Brama Outdoor Refrigerator by Vinotemp makes adding freestanding or built-in installation refrigeration to any outdoor entertaining space simple. In addition to properly refrigerating food and beverages, the latest offering in Vinotemp’s new Brama appliance line also features pull-out glass shelving, LED display control panel and interior lighting, automatic defrost and a door lock. Visit vinotemp.com for more information.
WeatherStrong Outdoor Cabinetry is manufactured with All‑Weatherboard, a waterproof composite material, and features stainless steel hardware and handles. The cabinet doors and drawer fronts are crafted from high-density polyethylene and marine-grade polymer, available in solid colors and woodgrain-inspired designs. Cabinets are custom made to order in just 10 days. Visit weatherstrong.com for more information.
Wolf Home Products offers Wolf Endurance outdoor cabinetry, an aluminum cabinet collection, in three high-quality powder-coated finishes and sealed storage to withstand the elements. Both free-standing and insert cabinets designed for hardscaping applications are available. Aluminum counter tops in four complementary colors are also available. Quickly turn an outdoor living space into the ultimate oasis with Wolf Endurance. Visit wolfhomeproducts.com for more information.
The CertainTeed EverNew Solar Post Caps and Wedges feature eco-friendly LED lights for solar-powered accent lighting. Because the solar-powered lights are easy to install, low maintenance and require no electricity, the lights fit remote locations. Available in five metallic, tarnish-resistant finishes or four nonmetallic colors, the post caps can finish any railing system. Visit certainteed.com for more information.
The Luna Collection from Deckorators offers a wide selection of 12-volt LED post cap, step light and deck sconce low-voltage options in modern and elegant angles. This new line of lighting adds modern and elegant angles to an outdoor space. All options offer ease of installation and a five-year LED and manufacturing defects limited warranty. Visit deckorators.com for more information.
DesignRail Aluminum Railing Systems, Feeney’s UL-certified, 24V LED lighting, integrates into the top or bottom rail for a finished look. Crafted using weatherproof materials, the lighting features an optional remote-controlled dimmer for adjusting lighting levels, while plug-and-play connectors make it easy to link lights and components. An exclusive polycarbonate lens diffuses light evenly across railing. Visit feeneyinc.com for more information.
The Lozano Collection from Kichler Lighting offers wall lights and pendants in black, white and Catalina blue, with each fixture featuring a brilliant white interior to reflect light for maximum effect, and a band of iron for contrast. Constructed from aluminum, this large outdoor lantern has an ETL safety rating and comes with a one-year limited warranty. Visit kichler.com for more information.
Practically invisible by day, Oelo’s LED Outdoor Changing Lights blend in with the building’s fascia for a seamless look, while these color-changing lights are expressive by night thanks to Oelo’s customizable color app. The lights only need to be installed. For mood or task patio lighting, the white patio lights can illuminate a space. Visit oelo.com for more information.
TimberTech’s energy-efficient LED lighting offers six different styles of lighting, providing elegant illumination for outdoor living. Riser, Accent and In-Deck Lights enhance visibility and safety by artfully illuminating stairs and transition points. Achieving an evening ambience, the Post Cap and Under-Rail Lights both add a soft, subtle glow. Visit timbertech.com for more information.
Trex Outdoor Lighting offers a complete system of LED energy-efficient components designed to complement the company’s high-performance outdoor products and add safety and ambience to any outdoor space. Styles available include post cap lights, deck rail lights, riser lights and recessed deck lights. Visit trex.com for more information.
Wolf Home Products offers low voltage outdoor lighting in a variety of configurations and finishes for use with decking and railing. Wolf Outdoor Lighting is designed for several decking areas, from posts to stairs to railings, and is available in three colors: White, Black and Textured Black. Rated at 50,000 hours, the 3,000 Kelvin LED lights offer soft lighting options. Visit wolfhomeproducts.com for more information.
Pavers, Hardscape & Tile
Azulev Grupo, a Tile of Spain member, offers Sandstone pavers, a soft press relief reinterpretation of quartzite stone. Made of rectified porcelain, Sandstone is an option for indoors and outdoors spaces. It is available in several formats, allowing it to be carried on both wall and the floor. Visit azulevgrupo.com for more information.
Belgard’s Melville Wall offers a simplistic design and allows for the easy installation of walls and other outdoor features. The matching cap offers a seamless aesthetic, which can be integrated into the wall design to create depth and custom appearance. Part of Belgard’s Metropolitan Collection, its 2-foot maximum height makes it perfect for garden and planter walls and pairs well with Belgard’s Melville Plank, Paver and Curb products. Visit belgard.com or more information.
Casalgrande Padana’s Limpha transforms any wall into an element of natural beauty. With integrated Bios Self-Cleaning photocatalytic technology, Limpha mimics a natural wooded area by improving air quality and reducing pollution upon interaction with the sun. When pollutants make contact with the surface, they decompose and wash away with rainwater. Limpha porcelain stoneware slabs are available in four colors and are ideal for application on exterior facades. Visit casalgrandepadana.com for more information.
Ceramiche Refin’s Risseu is inspired by the Ligurian pebbles typically found in Genoese gardens and churchyards. Available in three natural colors, the porcelain pavers feature a 3D structure with a graphic pebble effect. Measuring 36 by 36 inches, the tiles can be dry-laid on top of gravel or soil, installed with adhesives, or even used to create a raised flooring system for terraces, patios, pool decks and more. Visit refin-ceramic-tiles.com for more information.
Dekton by Cosentino is an ultra-compact surface with a high resistance to UV rays, scratches, stains and thermal shock, making it the perfect surface for a wide range of applications outdoors, including paving, facades, cladding, worktops, sinks and more. Dekton is offered in dozens of colors and five different thicknesses. Visit cosentino.com for more information.
DekTek Tile’s concrete pavers offer the versatility of a low-maintenance patio, and its hardscape tile can also be used on elevated decks. Instead of the hassle of expensive dirt work and worries about freeze/thaw shifting the pavers over time, a DekTek Tile patio can be built right off the ground and is also an option for outdoor spaces in flood zones. The tiles are designed to be permeable but can also be installed non-permeable. Visit dektile.com for more information.
Emilceramica’s Externa Quarzite collection provides a high-performance porcelain paver flooring solution for public outdoor spaces. The graphic nuances and patterns are inspired by quartzite, with miniature crystals that catch and reflect the light for a subtle gleam. Externa Quarzite is available in Gold Grey and Rust Grey, offering two sizes. These pavers are have high durability and resistance to extreme temperatures, so they are ideal for public parks, sidewalks, terraces, pool decks and more. Visit emilgroup.it/en for more information.
Gres Aragon, a Tile of Spain member, offers a Tibet porcelain collection. Inspired by natural sandstone, this collection is manufactured using extrusion methods, with non-slip finishing. Using digital printing allows for custom decoration on all visible faces. Visit gresaragon.com/en for more information.
Mbrico porcelain tile pavers are suitable for any outdoor application including patios, driveways, pavers, stepping stones and pools for both residential and commercial projects. The pavers are all ADA-approved skid resistant, stay cooler to the touch and require no sealing, staining or maintenance. Mbrico porcelain tile decks are available in over 60 colors including wood, stone, aggregate, contemporary- and traditional-look porcelain tiles. Visit mbricotiledecks.com for more information.
Pine Hall Brick Company Clay Pavers are durable enough to withstand vehicular traffic in extremes of heat and cold. Installation is easy because they are made to be consistent in size. All products are eco-friendly because they are made out of shale and water, and are available in a variety of edges and permeable with special pavers available that are ADA compliant. Colors include a range of neutrals, with textures including smooth and antiqued. Visit pinehallbrick.com for more information.
Dry Digital System by Rocersa is the new family product made entirely with digital technology. Available in three different collections in neutral tones, the ceramic product does not contain glaze, hence the design is no longer a superficial element as it is developed within the body of the piece. Sediment losses are drastically reduced because the exact quantities are applied to each piece, making it more sustainable. Visit rocersa.es for more information.
TimberTech Pavers are manufactured from 95% post-consumer recycled materials including truck tires and plastic containers for an eco-friendly alternative to conventional pavers. Installed with a patented grid system reduces installation time by two-thirds compared to conventional pavers. The engineered composite material makes the pavers considerably lighter than traditional pavers. Softer than traditional stone, concrete or tile pavers, they are pet and child friendly as well. Visit timbertech.com for more information.
Railings, Post Caps & Decking Accessories
Atlantis Rail’s NOVA II System features powder-coated aluminum posts, handrails and foot rails and horizontal stainless steel cable infill. The cable infill utilizes HandiSwage fittings with 1/8 inch cable .The NOVA II System is offered in black, white and bronze color options. This system is completely off-the-shelf and features minimal components. Each post and rail kit includes everything needed for installation. Post mounting hardware, cable and cable mounting hardware are sold separately. For more information atlantisrail.com for more information.
CertainTeed EverNew Railing Systems are low maintenance and will not rot, split, warp or corrode, available in aluminum, composite and vinyl. The Panorama Composite Railing System is available in white, almond or black. The Oxford Vinyl Routed Railing System, Oxford Vinyl Bracketed Railing System and Kingston Vinyl Railing System come in the same colors, in addition to clay, warm spice, rustic rose—with baluster styles to match any design taste. Visit certainteed.com for more information.
Deckorators railing systems include ALX aluminum and SLX stainless, cable railing and secondary handrail options. Deckorators new ALX Contemporary pre-assembled aluminum deck railing in welded panels saves deck builders valuable time and effort on railing installation. The panels come in four colors that feature a sleek and modern look. Featuring stainless steel railing systems, Deckorators SLX Railing has options for cable and glass, and additional available components include connectors, lattice, postcovers, an aluminum deck gate, and deck stones. Visit deckorators.com for more information.
Duradek’s Durarail Powder coated aluminum railing systems offer quality manufactured railings in Picket, Standard or Topless Glass, Horizontal Bar, Cable Railing Systems, and Wood Grain Finished Aluminum Plank Systems. Fencing, gates and privacy dividers are also available. Railings are available in 12 standard colors and over 180 custom colors. All Durarail railings are installed by waterproofing professionals, who will ensure the railing installation does not compromise the waterproof integrity of a membrane deck surface. Visit duradek.com for more information.
Envision Building Products’ Tam-Rail system provides code-approved strength with no metal inserts with its patented triple-layer construction. The system comes with a convenient kit packaging for simple installation and variety of available post caps. Tam-Rail composite railing comes in white and a variety of post cap colors, including solar options. Visit envisiondecking.com for more information.
Excell Railing Systems offers a huge selection of durable aluminum railing and privacy options. Traditional Picket or Glass railings combined with Wood Grain Finished aluminum planks creates an ideal combination that furnishes both view and privacy needs. The company also recently introduced three new textured paint finishes to bring its standard color options up to 12, with custom colors available. In-house fabrication and powder coating (non-VOC) ensure the highest level of quality control. Visit excellrailing.com for more information.
Feeney’s DesignRail Wood Grain Top Rail offers the organic look of wood without the maintenance requirements. Well suited for both interior and exterior applications, the ultra-durable, powder-coat finishes adhere to AAMA 2604 coating specifications for impact, weather resistance and color retention. The Wood Grain Top Rail can be mixed with any DesignRail frame color, including standard and custom colors, and matched to the wood used on a deck to create a seamless look. Available in 10 and 20 foot lengths. Visit feeneyinc.com for more information.
Fiberon’s HavenView CitySide PVC Composite Railing has a minimalist design that maximizes the view beyond the deck or porch, while the durable, long-lasting black PVC composite aluminum construction minimizes maintenance time and expense. Engineered with a pre-punched bottom rail for ease of install, the lightweight railing solution delivers on reliability, beauty and performance. Visit fiberondecking.com for more information.
Al13 Home residential aluminum railing from Fortress Building Products is a railing system with custom infills that is easy to install and virtually maintenance-free. Fortress further enhances the lightweight metal with FortressLock coating technology, engineered to weather the elements and provide years of maintenance-free enjoyment. Available in standard aluminum pickets, vertical cable or Pure View Glass inset, all infills offer a polished feel that don’t detract from views while matching a customer’s desired aesthetic. Visit fortressbp.com for more information.
KLEERWrap cellular PVC porch and column wraps from Boral Building Products encase existing treated posts to create a finished look without the long-term maintenance hassles of wood. Available in sizes of 2-inch intervals, it can be painted if desired. The post wraps come with three sides pre-assembled for simple installation with just one person. Customize the look with available accessories including Base Cap Moulding, Crown Moulding, Bed Moulding and Outer Wrap. Visit kleerlumber.com for more information.
CableFX cable railing system by RailFX is comprised of 316 stainless steel cables with aluminum railing and posts. All posts are pre-drilled for cable and conceal the fittings and hardware. GlassFX is a tempered glass offering an unobstructed view and an excellent windbreak. PicketFX is an all-aluminum construction system consisting of pickets for a classical and economic solution. All RailFX Systems are made in the U.S. and carry a 10-year warranty. Visit railfx.net for more information.
The FlexFX Program by RailFX is available in two cable thicknesses: 1/8 and 3/16 inches in 100- and 500-foot lengths. It easy to incorporate these fittings into any residential railing application, both interior and exterior projects. Sleek and smooth with no sharp edges, the fittings are easy to tighten with no loose or sagging cables. Made in the U.S. with pride and carry a 10-year warranty. Visit railfx.net for more information.
TimberTech offers a complete line of high-strength, durable, low-maintenance engineered composite railing systems. The composite systems are made in the U.S with high-recycled content and a variety of designs, colors and in-fill options. The aluminum railing systems are designed for quick and easy installation with AAMA2604 powder-coatings. All systems are designed and tested to meet or exceed code standards and come with a full range of lighting and other accessories. Visit timbertech.com for more information.
Offering three railing lines, Trex matches any vision with a variety of colors, finishes and deck rail options ranging from traditional to modern. Trex Transcend railing is made with high-performance composite materials, Trex Signature and Trex ADA-compliant Handrails are built from aluminum, and Trex Select is manufactured with PVC composite. Visit trex.com for more information.
Viewrail’s glass railing systems are all designed to hide every possible piece of hardware and every possible fastener. Yet the solid glass panels provide safety and make a very effective windbreak. Frameless side-mount, base rail and standoff pin glass systems utilize 1/2 in. tempered and 9/16 in. laminated glass, while framed systems (with posts) accepts 3/8 in. and 1/2 in. tempered or 9/16 in. laminated glass. Visit viewrail.com for more information.
Wolf Home Products offers low maintenance vinyl railing in Traditional and Deck Board styles and eight colors. Baluster options include square, colonial and black round aluminum as well as glass and other options. Seven non-lighted post cap options and three warm-toned LED lighted post caps are available. Visit wolfhomeproducts.com for more information.
Stone & Manufactured Stone
The CertainTeed STONEfaçade Architectural Stone Cladding System provides an alternative to traditional masonry work. Delivering the look of natural ledgestone in four color options—Adirondack Snowfall, Pocono Autumn, Harbor Sunset and Appalachian Twilight—the panelized system fits today’s exterior mix-and-match trend and features a fully integrated rain screen that provides support as well as ample drainage. A line of matching accessories adds the finishing touch. Visit certainteed.com for more information.
Arctic Hewn Stone from Cultured Stone’s fair color palette contemporizes a European aesthetic with a modern twist. Furthering its versatility, Hewn Stone’s wide patterns and five unique sizes offer ultimate customization in design, in addition to the more than 21 textures available. Each piece meets ICC Evaluation Service’s AC-51 criteria. Visit culturedstone.com for more information.
Loire Valley RoughCut from Eldorado Stone presents a gradient of ivories and muted creams with touches of sand and rust. The hand-formed shapes of RoughCut incorporate embedded, fossilized artifacts on a roughly cleaved, pronounced face to mimic limestone. Offering more than 150 color palettes, 20 national profiles and 30-plus regional profiles, Eldorado Stone casts every piece of its stone and brick veneer from a special mold of natural stone. Visit eldoradostone.com for more information.
Tando’s new Nordic Mist, a cool subtle gray with warm accents, and Glacier Bay, an array of frosty gray hues complement today’s on-trend, dark-colored composite stone shake and siding options. TandoStone features realistic design, easy installation, moisture resistance and expansive color options. Visit tandobp.com for more information.
Versetta Stone stone siding panels provide the texture of authentic stone masonry without the added skill and time required for installation. The mortarless panels install easily with nails or screws with no scratch coat or metal lath needed. They feature an integrated moisture management system, and they do not require additional footings for support. Northern Ash, the newest color, meets today’s demand for dark colors and accent options for the exterior. Visit versettastone.com for more information.
The UnderShield Water Diversion System from CertainTeed turns unsightly deck undersides into dry, aesthetically pleasing areas for entertaining or storage. Featuring easy-to-install vinyl panel shields that can run parallel or perpendicular to the home, the system includes stainless steel hardware to provide further security and performance. Two styles of the low-maintenance panels, chamfer or beaded, come in Colonial White and Savannah Wicker color choices. Visit certainteed.com for more information.
DeckWrap PowerBond from MFM Building Products Corp. is a self-adhering, waterproofing membrane designed for use on ledger boards, joist tops and ends, and posts to prevent premature rot from water damage. The product is available in three roll sizes. Its PowerBond adhesive system aggressively adheres to treated wood products even at temperatures as low as 25°F. It can be left exposed for 30 days and comes with a five-year warranty. Visit mfmbp.com for more information.
Inside Out Underdeck Ceiling by Quality Edge is a specially designed and pre-engineered ceiling system that transforms the unsightliness of the underside of your deck into a desirable outdoor living space. Made from a durable titanium-aluminum alloy, its installation uses a uniquely designed clip system that mounts under the deck boards to provide a ceiling that moves water away from the house. Lifetime warranty on material, fade and leak if installed by a certified dealer. Visit qualityedge.com for more information.
The Trex RainEscape Drainage System keeps rain, spills and snow melt from dripping through elevated deck boards, to create a dry area below. Featuring a network of troughs and gutters, the under-deck system can be installed on a new or existing deck by removing the flooring. Once installed, utilities can be added then covered with soffit or ceiling of choice. Visit trex.com for more information.
The Virtual Remodeler online visualization tool from Boral Building Products allows remodelers and customers to see how their home will look with different profiles, textures and colors from the company’s portfolio of exterior brand. Images update in real time to reveal how the exterior will appear with each product and color selection. Once
a finished look is chosen, Virtual Remodeler will generate a product list for easy ordering. Visit boralbuildingproducts.com 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 for more information.
The Deckorators Deck Visualizer tablet application for iOS and Android offers a robust tool for deck design and project consultations on the go. Available as a free download from iTunes and Google Play, the intuitive app works seamlessly with the web-based program available at Deckorators.com/DeckVisualizer. The Deck Visualizer app includes everything remodelers need to create a personalized outdoor space. Visit deckorators.com for more information.
Feeney’s online VisualBuilder enables users to create their own deck from scratch or use one of seven pre-built templates as a starting point. Decks can be viewed in either 2D or 3D representations, and intuitive click-and-drag sizing tools and “smart” icons make it easy to change dimensions, add stairs and additional tiers, and modify the shape of the deck. Visit feeneyinc.com for more information.
MiTek Deck Designer is a free online software that anyone can use to design their dream deck. The program allows homeowners to easily create 3D designs and visualization for decking projects. Users can even upload images of the home to get a virtual replica of what that project would look like on the home once finished. Once the design is complete, a comprehensive list of materials is provided along with cut lists and permit submittals. Visit mitek-us.com for more information.
The Zuri Visualizer is an online tool from Royal Building Products that allows remodelers to visualize the various different colors and styles for Zuri Premium Decking using preloaded examples. Choose among colors and styles, deck boards, the surrounding feature boards, railing and railing fills. Visit royalbuildingproducts.com for more information.
Tando’s interactive design tools include the My Tando Home Creator and the Tando Design Atlas. High-definition samples offer an up-close and personal look at a wide selection of product textures and colors. Tando’s exterior building products leverage innovation and manufacturing technology to solve market challenges such as labor shortages, long lead times and moisture concerns all while meeting consumer demand for mixed material exteriors and low maintenance. Visit tandobp.com or beachhouseshake.com 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 for more information. QR