Please join the PROSALES staff as we honor the winners of the 2004 PROSALES Excellence Awards during a free breakfast presentation, Friday, Jan. 14, from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. at the Peabody Hotel (across the street from the Orange County Convention Center). In addition to the awards presentation, we will be highlighting results from the Harvard University Joint Center for Housing Studies distribution study. To register for the event, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information, contact managing editor Katy Tomasulo at 202.736.3303.
Crane Performance Siding The Fluted Lineal features a solid core backing that provides added energy efficiency and 300 percent more impact resistance than traditional vinyl siding, the company says. Available in 20-foot lengths in an Aspen-white finish, the Fluted Lineal features a 1 1/8-inch pocket that will accept the manufacturer's solid core siding. A ¾-inch pocket for use with the company's regular vinyl siding also will be available. 800.366.8472. www.vinyl-siding.com. Circle 104.Booth no. W343.
Versatex Manufactured in a free-foam cellular PVC extrusion process, Versatex trimboards offer the look of wood without weathering and maintenance, the company says. The product line includes all primary trimboard profiles from 4- to 16-inch widths and three thicknesses, as well as 10-foot and 20-foot outside corners, beaded soffit/wainscoting, and 4-foot-wide sheets. The reversible boards and corners can be installed with a Timber Ridge or Smooth Matte finish. 724. 266.7928. www.versatex.com. Circle 107.Booth no. W9727.
Pella The Architect Series double-hung window offers a traditional appearance with modern performance, with up to 7 percent more visible glass than leading competitors, the company says. Two options, the Luxury Edition (LX) and the Style Edition, are available. The LX model features Steady-Tilt for cleaning and LC-50 design pressure performance. The optional VividView screen allows up to three times more airflow than standard fiberglass screens. Pella Corp. 888.847.3552. www.pella.com. Circle 105.Booth no. W701.
Heatilator Designed to accommodate the trend toward larger and more traditionally styled fireplaces, Icon Series direct-vent gas fireplaces, models 60 and 100, do not have to be framed with non-combustible materials. The fireplaces use a patented DVP pipe that makes installation easier and makes them more cost effective, the manufacturer says. The Icon 60 generates 55,000 BTUs and has a 36-inch-wide opening; the Icon 100 measures 50 inches wide and puts out 8,000 BTUs. 800.927.6841. www.heatilator.com. Circle 108.Booth no. W1159.
PAM Fastening Technology The MSV-9 autofeed screw system is newly designed to meet contractor-grade applications, the manufacturer says, with a collated screw belt guide, fast-click depth changing, and tool-free maintenance and bit removal. The tool can be used for close-up work such as drywall, or it can be converted with a universal extension system for extended applications such as subflooring and decking installations. 800.699.2674. www.pamfast.com. Circle 106.Booth no. W5995.
ODL The Arts and Crafts family has been added to the manufacturer's collection of Decorative Doorglass. The Arts and Crafts–inspired pattern has nickel-finished caming along with thin reed glass, seedy glass, hammered glass, granite glass, and clear beveled glass. The units come in seven sizes; a coordinating rectangular transom also is available. For easy installation, the units are encased in SmartFrame, a snap-in screw-less frame. 800.253.3900. www.odl.com. Circle 109.Booth no. W7109.
Vetter Insulated Hurricane Impact Products feature a polyvinyl butyral layer bonded between two panes of annealed laminated glass, offering impact protection that meets wind-borne debris codes for the Eastern United States, along with insulating properties. Double-hung, casement, and direct set/picture windows, and out-swing patio doors are available. Exterior aluminum cladding comes in a variety of colors; interiors are offered in pine or with a hardwood upgrade. 800.838.8372. www.vetterwindows.com. Circle 110.Booth no. W2759.
Simpson Strong-Tie The new Strong-Wall is an engineered composite of steel and wood with allowable loads that are two to three times more than the manufacturer's original product, the company says. The steel design maintains its integrity to support gravity loads even after reaching peak capacity. The Strong-Wall features two anchor bolts, fewer top-of-wall screws, pre-attached wood studs, and numerous pre-drilled holes to allow for mechanical requirements. 800.999.5099. www.strongtie.com. Circle 111.Booth no. W683.
Georgia-Pacific An improvement over the previous-generation product, Enhanced DensArmor Plus moisture- and mold-resistant interior wallboard panels have no paper facing, but rather feature a new glass mat facing that finishes just like paper-faced wallboard. The core of the paperless wallboard panel is reinforced with inorganic glass fibers, and organic materials in the core have been reduced, as well, too eliminate a food source for mold. 800.225.6119. www.gpgypsum.com. Circle 112.Booth no. W3159.