Building Products — Simpson Strong-Tie DCU Deck-Drive System

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Check out this gathering of the latest building products on the market.

BY Andy Carlo

Building products manufacturers continue to create the latest solutions for new construction, additions and renovations. And with a labor shortage impacting builders and remodelers, particularly on the side of single-family home construction, producers of new products are taking notice.

Below, HBSDealer has assembled an array of what’s new, improved or reinvented in the world of building products, including siding, fasteners and doors, etc.

The latest new building products include features that make it easier and quicker for pros to install. There are also more than a few examples of color and clean, sleek designs among the latest LBM wares.

See 10 products from Simpson Strong-Tie, AZEK, James Hardie Aspyre Collection, Derby, Jeld-Wen, LP Building Products, Quikrete, Ply Gem, Masonite and Quickscrews below:


Building Products — Simpson Strong-Tie DCU Deck-Drive System

Simpson Strong-Tie DCU Deck-Drive System

The Deck-Drive DCU screw plug solution from Simpson Strong-Tie is a complete Hidden Deck-Fastening System comprised of a premium DCU Composite screw, DCU screw plugs and an Auto-Set Driver bit. The DCU screw plugs are made from major composite and PVC board manufacturers and come in a variety of 39-plus colors and grain profiles to match deck and trim boards.


Building Products — Azek Impression Rail Express

AZEK Impression Rail Express

Impression Rail Express features a sleek, contemporary style, and its pre-assembled aluminum railing panel system is engineered for quick installation at the job site and lasting safety for homeowners. With no hammers or special tools required, it features easy assembly on both levels and stair applications. It achieves the sophisticated look of wrought iron with a powder-coated finish and subtle texture in three colors: white, black and dark bronze.


Building Products — James Hardie Aspyre Collection

James Hardie Aspyre Collection

This collection pairs the thick distinctive profiles of Artisan fiber cement siding with the smooth, geometric Reveal Panel System, allowing architects and builders to create high-performing designs that range from traditional to ultra-modern. The 5/8-inch thick Artisan siding profiles cast deep shadow lines to create strong horizontal and vertical definition. The Reveal Panel System is a customizable system of commercial-grade panels, trims and fasteners that offers clean lines. Reveal panels can be installed horizontally or vertically and cut to size on site.


Building Products — Derby Beach House Shakes

Derby Beach House Shakes

Derby’s Beach House Shake, created by Tando, has debuted two new colors: Hatteras, a midtone gray that emulates weathered white cedar, and Pacifica, which has the appeal of fresh western red cedar. They join the original Sandcastle color and are indistinguishable from real cedar with natural, subtle variations and grains. They are resistant to moisture, with low upkeep and a 50-year “Performance Plus” warranty.


Building Products — Jeld-Wen Birkdale Interior Doors

Jeld-Wen Birkdale Interior Doors

The ornate detailing once popular with interior doors has been shifting to subtlety, such as straight lines, sharp angles and smooth surfaces. These design details can be seen in Jeld-Wen’s newest molded interior door design, the Birkdale. Featuring three equal-sized flat panels, it blends old and new home styles, such as the modern farmhouse look. Along with Jeld-Wen’s entire collection of flat panel molded doors, it features recessed panels with non-profiled sticking.


Building Products — LP Legacy Sub-Flooring

LP Legacy Sub-Flooring

LP Building Products answered the call for tougher sub-flooring with LP Legacy, which is APA-rated with the highest bending stiffness and one of the strongest sub-floor panels in the industry. Packed with more resin, wax and wood fiber — and made with Gorilla Glue Technology — it boasts superior moisture resistance that prevents edge swell, while carrying an LP “Covered Until It’s Covered” no-sand warranty.


Building Products — Quikrete Lightweight Fiberglass Reinforced Stucco

Quikrete Lightweight FRS

A Portland cement-based plaster blended with recycled, coated Expanded Polystyrene beads, uniformly graded sand and alkali-resistant glass fibers, Quikrete Lightweight Fiberglass Reinforced Stucco is 35% lighter than traditional pre-blended stuccos, making it faster to transport, stage, mix, pump, place and finish. In 50-pound bags and 1,950-pound bulk bags, it can be troweled or spray-applied on three-coat scratch, brown and finish systems as well as one-coat systems.


Building Products — Ply Gem Solar Defense Siding

Ply Gem Solar Defense Siding

Ply Gem Solar Defense Reflective Technology is available on select vinyl siding lines from Mastic by Ply Gem. Solar Defense provides protection from UV rays, while increasing curb appeal. This vinyl protection technology is an advancement to the existing patent-pending formulation that shields the darkest vinyl siding colors from the sun with advanced light-reflecting properties and a strong heat-resistant base layer.


Building Products — Masonite Decorative Glass Designs

Masonite Decorative Glass Designs

Masonite has introduced the Double-Water, Cruz and Focus glass designs for exterior and interior doors. Cruz glass complements the urban trend using smooth, sleek glass and clean lines to blend in with concrete, metal and industrial components. Double-Water glass has a water-like texture, mirroring the calm ocean while Focus is perfect for those looking for a modern, updated look on a traditional home that’s on trend with modern farmhouse design.


Building Products — Quickscrews


Quickscrews International Corp. has launched a new retail line of screws and fasteners for lumberyards, hardware stores and big boxes. They are for applications across the building and remodeling spectrum, including new construction and installations, renovations and decking and fencing. They feature an Icon System and Color-Coded Application System, created to make it easier than ever for customers.


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