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Crane Performance Siding

Vertically oriented CraneBoard Board & Batten vinyl siding features an architecturally correct double 10-inch design that replicates the appearance of real cedar board-and-batten siding, the maker says. Interlocking panels protect against air infiltration and wind-driven rain, and because the nailing hem is vertical and is covered by the following batten, panels lie flat on the wall. A solid foam backing provides an R-value of 2.0 to 3.0. 800.366.8472.


Pro-Series Quad Advanced Formula Sealant is now available in a low-VOC formula that meets all new state and federal VOC regulations. According to the company, the sealant provides all-weather adhesion, excellent stretch and movement, and easy extrusion, even through water and in temperatures below 20 degrees. The product can be used for porous and non-porous materials for exterior applications. The sealant comes in 89 standard colors. 800. 999.8920.


Builders Clad is an opening-priced collection of aluminum clad–wood windows. The windows are made from rot-resistant AuraLast pine and come with high-performance low-E glass with special coatings that block 84 percent of UV rays, the manufacturer says. Windows are available in various sizes and styles and with white or desert sand aluminum cladding. Integral nailing fins add strength and stability and ease installation. 877.535.3462.


LXT 18-volt tools feature lithium-ion battery technology, which allows for 18-volt power at 12-volt weight, according to the maker. The batteries and Optimum Charging System produce 280 percent more lifetime work with two times more battery cycles than traditional nicad batteries, claims the firm, and the batteries have a longer runtime. The line includes a hammerdrill/driver, drill/driver, impact driver, circ saw, recip saw, flashlight, and four-piece combo kit. 800.462.5482.

Trex Co.

Seclusions privacy fencing includes 6x6 hollow Trex posts, decorative post caps, and an aluminum channel at the base covered with C-shaped pickets that slide together. A top rail is supported by brackets. Manufactured with Trex's composite material, the fencing is low maintenance and resists moisture, insects, and sunlight, says the company. The fencing installs quickly. Winchester grey and Saddle colors are available initially. 800.289.8739.

Arch Wood Protection

Applied to OSB, PSL, LVL or wood I-beams at the factory, lumberyard, or mill, water-based FrameGuard XP coating protects against mold and wood-destroying organisms that cause deterioration, discoloration, and odor. The blue-dyed coating is intended for interior framing members and consists of EPA-registered components that provide resistance against mold, termites, and fungal decay. 866.789.4567.