Kwikset. The SmartScan biometric keyless entry system reads fingerprints to control access and home security, eliminating the need for keys or key codes. The deadbolt activates when an authorized user swipes a finger across the indicator surface. More than 50 fingerprints can be programmed into its memory, and a timed lock-out feature allows homeowners to program access for specific times of the day. SmartScan is operated by four AA batteries. 800.327.5625. www.kwikset.com.
DeWalt. Seven jobsite storage boxes, manufactured by Greenlee but licensed by DeWalt, feature a shackle-less padlock; a 3-inch-thick lid; large, sturdy hinges; and an electrical access port for charging batteries locked inside the box. Heavy-duty casters and storage trays are optional. 800.435.0786. www.dewalt.com.
Tamko. A combination of deep wood-grain patterns and random color highlights gives the EverGrain Vibrance Collection of composite decking colors shadow lines more like natural hardwood, the manufacturer says. Birchwood, cherrywood, golden oak, and thunderstorm grey make up the collection. EverGrain decking, made from a combination of plastic and wood fibers, is available in several board dimensions. 800.253.1401. www.tamko.com.
Typar.MetroWrap, specifically designed for multifamily and light commercial applications, acts as an air and moisture barrier to prevent water intrusion into structures and allow moisture vapor transmission to protect interior environments. The UV-resistant building wrap can be left exposed for up to 12 months. MetroWrap also is resistant to surfactants. 800.284.2780. www.typar.com.
Henkel.OSI WINTeQ is a three-component window installation system that protects against energy loss and moisture penetration. TeQ Flash is a rubberized-asphalt flexible flashing tape; TeQ Seal sealant adheres to vinyl, aluminum, wood, and common weather-resistant barriers; and TeQ Foam closed-cell foam is low pressure and low expanding for easily controlled application. Because WINTeQ is a complete system, product selection and installation are simplified. 800.999.8920. www.winteqsystem.com.
Guardian Building Products. GuardWrap housewrap protects homes against moisture; reduces drafts and cold spots; blocks hot, humid air infiltration; and minimizes energy consumption. The wrap allows water vapor to pass through to enable drying of the wall system. 800.569.4262. www.guardianbp.com.
ODL. The Severe Weather door glass blind system for entry doors offers privacy- and light-controlling blinds sealed inside a glass unit that provides protection against wind-borne debris. The glass is designed to meet Florida and Texas wind-borne requirements and meets high-velocity hurricane zone standards. Controls tilt, raise, and lower the blinds without external cords. 800.253.3900. www.odl.com.
Visions Windows & Doors. Once part of the Weather Shield family, Visions vinyl windows and doors are now branded, supported, and sold as an independent brand. The lineup currently includes Visions 4000/Visions 4000 Impact windows, which offer a historically accurate wood appearance; Visions 3000 windows and patio doors (shown), featuring sloped sills and stepped exterior frames for a traditional wood look; and Visions 1000 energy-efficient windows, priced for value and designed to complement other Visions products. 800.584.7680. www.visionswindows.com.
Therma-Tru. The company's fiberglass entry doors can now be assembled with Tru-Defense System components to achieve a DP-40 air, water, and structural performance rating. Components include a high dam sill with composite construction and countersunk screws; a door bottom sweep with dual bulbs and dual fins; corner seal pads; and multipoint locks. In addition, Tru-Defense Opaque Impact Rated Doors and Lip-Lite Impact Rated Glass can be specified for protection against hurricane-force winds. 800.537.8827. www.thermatru.com.
Senco. Replacing the FinishPro 41XP, the FinishPro 42XP 15-gauge finish nailer drives 11/4-inch to 21/2-inch finish nails. The 4.5-pound tool features a molded comfort grip and improved balance, the maker says. It includes a depth-of-drive thumb wheel. NeverLube technology and an EZ-Clear latch provide for easy maintenance. 800.543.4596. www.senco.com.
Bosch. The 4100DG-09 10-inch portable table saw features the Smart Guard System: a three-position riving knife, anti-kickback pawls, and blade guard. The modular, tool-free guard system allows users to quickly and easily remove or add components as needed. The saw also features a Digital Rip Fence, which allows for faster setup and greater precision. 877.267.2499. www.boschtools.com.
Jeld-Wen. The manufacturer's Custom Wood windows are now available with integrated, factory-installed Phantom retractable screens, which slide into place or retract out of sight as needed. The screen cover and screen handle match the wood species of the window to blend seamlessly. The ultra-sheer fiberglass mesh screens are coated with PVC for ventilation and durability, and they resist impact, sagging, and tearing, the maker says. This feature is available for casement, double-hung, and awning styles. 800.877.9482. www.jeld-wen.com.
CertainTeed.ColorMax Prefinished FiberCement Siding comes in 16 popular paint colors in three board profiles and two soffit products. The prefinished profiles and soffits are shipped with a protective plastic coating. ColorMax and WeatherBoards fiber-cement siding are now manufactured with recycled fly ash and fillers for a more environmentally friendly, lighter-weight, and lower-density board, says the firm. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.
USP Structural Connectors.Gold Coat connectors' double-barrier protection provides high resistance to the corrosive properties of most pressure treated wood products for outdoor construction. An organic polymer top coat over a sacrificial layer of zinc provides a physical barrier between the steel substrate and surrounding corrosive materials. Currently, 25 connectors are available in the Gold Coat line. 800.328.5934. www.uspconnectors.com.
Grace Construction Products.Tri-Flex Xtreme synthetic roofing underlayment offers superior traction, even when wet, and a tight weave that prevents it from tearing from nails and fasteners, the company says. The underlayment can be left exposed for up to six months without rotting, cracking, or drying out. 866.333.3726. www.graceathome.com.