Three products built for speed
Manufacturers across the homebuilding and home improvement spectrum are in full-blown innovation mode, seeing to provide solutions to time-pressed builders, contractors, and even homeowners.
At recent industry events, HBSDealer has witnessed numerous examples of time-saving products and systems. Here are three of them:
The Kebony Click-in Cladding System combines Kebony’s long-lasting wood cladding with the Grad Mini Rail for a faster and more precise cladding install without the hassle and uncertainty of traditional hidden fastening methods. Click-in Cladding is a new rainscreen system that utilizes a special cladding profile, expressly designed for the Grad Mini Rail system, which precisely locks the Kebony Cladding Board into place quickly and easily.
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RDI Elevation Rail comes in pre-assembled kits that can install 38% faster than the leading competition. The RDI Elevation Rail requires no special tools or fasteners and is unlike any other cable railing system on the market, the company says. The system features a patent pending “OneTen” built-in centralized system that eliminates the need to tension each cable individually. There’s also a decreased need for seasonal adjustments.
Offering a modern, industrial design and a continuous top rail for both level and stair applications, this horizontal cable railing offers unobstructed views and can be used indoors or outdoors.
The product won the category of “Most Innovative Building Materials” in this year’s Best of IBS Awards.
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This product from Door Stud LLC took home “Best in Show” in the National Association of Home Builders Best of IBS awards. It works with all doors, and easily allowing one person to roll it into a door, (including pre-hung product) into rough openings, and level them into position .
At IBS, judges liked the simplicity, cost, durability and ease of use of the product. Plus it speeds up the door installation task considerably, while reducing man hours at the job site.