CertainTeed Centennial Slate asphalt roofing shingles combine patent-pending shingle cutting and granule blending to create the appearance of a blended slate roof. Constructed with two full-size 18-inch-by-36-inch base shingles, Centennial features four layers of shingle and an 8-inch exposure. This algae-resistant shingle carries a lifetime limited warranty covering damage caused by winds of up to 110 mph. 800.233.8990. www.certainteed.com.
L.B. Plastics Ready to Assemble Gate Systems are designed to fully adjust during installation. The systems are manufactured with extruded PVC and rigid reinforced aluminum corners, and they feature heavy-duty glass-reinforced molded polymer/stainless steel hinges and latch hardware. Privacy, semi-privacy, railing picket, and ranch styles are available in a range of widths. 800.752.7739. www.lbplastics.com.
Owens Corning Cultured Stone exterior cladding is available in a new Rockface texture, which features a sharp rectilinear shape and distinct edges. Available in five colors, Cultured Stone Rockface accommodates the popularity of both contemporary and old world architectural styles. Installing Rockface with either complementary or contrasting mortars delivers a modern or a traditional look, respectively. 800. 438.7465. www.owenscorning.com.
Alcoa Home Exteriors Ventura Hidden Vent Soffit works with the home's ventilation system by creating an air circulation loop, pulling in outside air through the rafters and under the roof. Secured by a locking system featuring a rollover nail hem, the soffit is able to withstand winds up to 160 mph, according to the maker. Two styles are available in a matte-finished triple 3 1/3-inch profile in a variety of colors. 800.962.6973. www.alcoahomes.com.
Elk Elk CrossTimbers offers the appearance of natural wood on composite deck boards, fascia, and fence pickets using an embossed or brushed finish. Decking accessories include 4-inch-square posts for handrails and 1-inch-square corner trims, post caps, and post collars. Handrails, available in four profiles, are secured by fitting the baluster into the channel. A concealed fastener system minimizes the appearance of screw heads. 972.851.0500. www.elkcorp.com.