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Insulfoam introduces Platinum GPS Insulation

BY HBSDealer Staff

Insulfoam has added a new high R-value product to its wares: Platinum graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulation.

According to Insulfoam, GPS is a new class of insulation made with BASF's Neopor, a rigid foam containing high-purity graphite.

Platinum features insulating R-values that increase as the temperature decreases, and it offers an affordable alternative to extruded polystyrene (XPS) insulation (but similar performance).

"Insulfoam Platinum is a distinctive insulation with superior performance, and can lead to a 10 – 25% material cost savings compared to XPS insulations," said Ram Mayilvahanan, director of marketing for Insulfoam. "It takes the positive attributes of EPS and makes an even better product with a higher R-value for the same thickness, making it ideal for use in space constrained areas."

The insulation will be available in a range of options, including InsulWall Platinum (un-faced) and R-Tech Platinum (faced). Applications include wall-sheathing systems, continuous insulation, exterior insulation and finishing Systems (EIFS) and stucco systems, pre-cast or tilt-up walls, retrofit/remodel, and structural insulated panels (SIPs).

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Tapco launches Grayne siding collection

BY HBSDealer Staff

New from The Tapco Group, Grayne Engineered Shake & Shingle Siding offers the look and feel of aged cedar.

The color palette takes its cues from nature and includes six pre-finished cedar colors, featuring warm undertones with light and dark points.

The premier offering in the collection, Plain Sawn Shingle, is marked by realistic graining patterns with natural wood grain textures visible on all surfaces, including edges.

Grayne also features a high-performance weather-resistant surface thanks to its composite material. It also makes a good replacement for fiber cement or engineered wood siding.

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Jeld-Wen introduces Siteline window and patio door collection

BY HBSDealer Staff

Jeld-Wen has introduced the new Siteline wood and clad-wood window and patio door collection, a new mid-tier line with affordable options.

“We’ve tested everything from air, water, and structural elements to forced entry to ensure that this is a high-performing product offering," said executive VP sales Bob Merrill. "The improved styles and overall aesthetics include new clean sightlines as well as architecturally focused details and options."

Siteline is also characterized by an added level of architectural detail and enhanced performance features.

Larger window sizes are also included in the lineup, as well as improved thermal performance and more styles.

They also come standard with AuraLast – The Wood That Does Not Rot, made with Jeld-Wen's proprietary water-based wood protection process that resists wood decay and termite damage. They also come standard with  LoE³-366® glass, which helps block infrared rays and boosts thermal performance.

The window and patio doors all meet 2016 Energy Star 6 requirements, which went into effect this past January.

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