BehrPro embraces deck and concrete coating
BehrPro’s new Behr Premium Deckover exterior coating is being sold as a solution for old weathered wood and concrete surfaces.
The exterior coating from BehrPro, the professional roducts and services group of Behr Process Corp., features advanced, 100% acrylic resin fused with ceramic microspheres. According to BehrPro, the coating creates a durable, mildew-resistant finish.
“From concealing splinters and cracks to a simple, spatter-resistant application, the Deckover product adds to BehrPro’s arsenal of products and services designed to help professionals build a better business,” said Colin Jaffe, senior VP of operations for professional products and services at Behr. “By offering the Deckover coating, professionals are not only extending the life of a surface and giving it a beautiful new look, they are saving customers from the inconvenient factors associated with replacing old wood and concrete surfaces.”
The BehrPro Experience Tour is giving away product demos in stops around the country this summer.
The solid color coating is available in a diverse pallet that offers professionals 54 custom color options, according to the company.
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Perky-Pet donates bird feeders to schools for the ornithology cause
Thanks to the efforts of Perky-Pet, a recognized name in birdfeeding, children at schools across the country will have a teacher-approved reason to gaze out the window all day. The company recently donated 100 birdfeeders to schools ranging from New Hampshire to California.
The donation comes on the heels of its recent giveaway of hummingbird feeders and seed feeders to five elementary schools in May. The move encouraged the schools to incorporate birdwatching lessons and, as the company puts it, "get kids unplugged from technology and plugged into nature."
"With around 10,000 different species of birds in the world, children can learn so much from birds including diversity, environmental responsibility, and geography,” explains Jenna Lefever, category development associate at Perky-Pet. “With our school program, we really want to teach children the importance of birds and their habitats."
The company is also encouraging the schools to trade notes with each other on their birdwatching programs.
LP’s new SolidGuard LSL defends against shrinkage
LP Building Products has created a new line of defense against termites, decay and shrinkage in the form of its new SolidGuard LSL.
The product is designed to provide a treated sill plate solution to guard against plate shrinkage as wood framing becomes more prevalent in taller multifamily buildings. According to the company, standard dried lumber can contain up to 19% moisture, which can shrink down to 8-12% once the building is finished, disrupting the framing, plumbing, window seals and more.
"Shrinkage is an important concern for lumber in multistory structures as it can affect shear wall performance and structural capability," said Kim Rogers, EWP product manager for LP. "Using LSL for wall plates and sill plates as a part of a wood framing system can significantly reduce plate shrinkage."
SolidGuard LSL is also treated with zinc borate to protect against fungal and termite damage.