The following products have been recently showcased in Remodeling News Magazine.
Bathrooms
Luxury Bath Systems, Inc.
232 James St., Bensonville IL, 60106
phone 1-800-354-2284
www.luxurybath.com

Refurbishing bathrooms is big business. For modest budgets, lining the tub of surround may be an affordable option
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Decking
New Underfoot Product Ends Deck Deterioration, Maintenance... and Painful Wood Splinters

Now there is a solution for all those homeowner customers who don't want to spend their weekends staining, cleaning, and sealing their pressure treated wood decks instead of enjoying them! The hundreds of dollars spent on stains and sealers don't even solve the problems of splinters.
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BoardwalkTM Composite Lumber
CertainTeed Corporation - 800-233-8990
www.certainteed.com

An innovative new decking product, BoardwalkTM Composite Lumber, has been introduced by CertainTeed Corporation as a premium, low-maintenance alternative to traditional pressure-treated wood. Boardwalk is being sold through the CertainTeed and Wolverine siding sales organizations to customers in the northeastern United States for the year 2000.
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Dec-k-ing Vinyl Pedestrian Surface

Global Dec-k-ing Systems (G.D.S.)is a waterpoofing company specializing in vinyl sheet membranes used on walking decks of all types, and aluminum railings. The company has more than 20 years of experience in this field and has applied millions of square feet of PVC membranes on all types of decks.
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TimberTech Composite Decking Material
800-307-7780
www.timbertech.com

TimberTech, an engineered composite decking material made of recycled wood and plastic by TimberTech Limited, offers all the beauty of a premium wood deck with none of the maintenance required by wood. Unlike wood decks, TimberTech decks won't rot, warp, splinter, or decay, and they resist damage by marine borers and wood-boring insects. The TimberTech product line includes the original tongue-and-groove deck planks, which provide a fastener-free surface area, and new 2 X 6 deck planks, which offer the look of traditional wood deck planks. Both deck plank types are available in 12-, 16-, and 20-foot lengths.
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Trex® Easy Care Decking®
800-BUY-TREX
www.trex.com

Trex® Easy Care Decking® provides splinter-free comfort and requires no stains or sealants to keep its long-lasting good looks. Trex stands up to the harshest weather conditions and will not rot or crack due to moisture, insects or sunlight. And, Trex decking is code-listed by the nation's three major building code agencies.
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Second Generation Deck Product from Kroy
Kroy Building Products, Inc., - 800-933-KROY
www.kroybp.com

Kroy Building Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer of vinyl fencing, decks, railing and related products, has introduced anew "second generation" deck system that features easier mounting that is readily adapted to a variety of configurations.
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Sheerline PVC Decking & Railing
L.B. Plastics - 800-752-7739

Sheerline engineered designs provide lasting beauty and style to either residential or commercial decks, docks, porches or balconies. Both new construction builders and remodelers prefer Sheerline patented one-piece decking, the strongest and easiest to install PVC decking on the market.
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More than just good looks.
Shakespeare - 800-800-9008, extension 321
www.shakespeare-ce.com

Maintenance-free, Armor-RailTM Deck and Stair Railing System offers more than just good looks. Armor-Rail offers peace-of-mind. The system is manufactured by Shakespeare®, maker of the famous Ugly Stik® fishing pole as well as a variety of lighting and electronic products. Shakespeare's Composites and Electronics Division harnessed the sophisticated fiberglass technology used in the company's other products to create a strong, structurally sound railing system. This high-strength system allows up to 12 feet in between posts and superior performance in both cold and hot weather. This material resists chemicals, insects, salt and corrosion, and won't rot or rust, making it an excellent choice for seaside homes and waterproof deck applications. Shakespeare supports Armor-Rail with a lifetime warranty. www.gaf.com
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Doors
Marvin Windows and Doors
1-888-537-8268
www.marvin.com

Marvin Windows and Doors introduces the new Outswing French Door, which is ideal for locations where space is limited, yet the homeowner desires the sunlight and beauty a French door offers.
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Windowizards
1-800-220-8707
www.windowizards.com

Exactly one year ago (in this same space) Windowizards kicked off its factory painted "Doors in Custom Colors" Program. Previously, the Steel Master new construction steel door, Illusion series woodgrained fiberglass door lines, and replacement door series had been offered "primed only."
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Engineered Lumber
Trus JoistTM
1-800-628-3997
www.trusjoist.com

The residential TJITM manufactured byTrus JoistTM is becoming the standard in floor construction. Yes, those engineered I-joists are quickly becoming the norm. While 2X10s and 2X12s are still specified and used in residential construction and remodeling jobs, they are not what contractors use most of the time, anymore.
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Roofing
Gaf Materials Corp
800-688-6654
www.gaf.com

Laminated shingles were first introduced in the United States about 30 years ago. Since then, they have steadily gained in popularity with contractors, remodelers, and homeowners.
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Windows
Superseal Series 1850
New Construction Double Hung Windows

888-NEW-VINYL (639-8469)
www.supersealwindows.com

The series 1850 new construction double-hung windows provide the quality, beauty and features typically found on higher end windows-at an affordable price.
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Wood/Vinyl Series from Kohltech Windows & Entrance Systems
1-800-565-4396
www.kohltech.com

Kohltech Windows & Entrance Systems perfects the blend of today's technology with the traditional look of yesteryear. The Estate & Heritage wood/vinyl series rival the most elegant of wood windows while supplying the durability of vinyl.
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