Customer-Connected Software

 

Buildxact, the leading estimating and project management software for residential construction, is now offering construction management software for pro dealers. This one-of-a-kind connectivity lets dealers collaborate online with their customers to build loyalty and win more work.

Dealers can now collaborate with their customers across estimating, quoting and orders to create project cost estimates. With actual costs from the dealer’s integrated price lists, builders can work with them on quote requests for specialty items and streamline purchase orders with correct product SKUs to ensure accuracy and increase speed.

BUILDXACT.COM
(972) 587-7057

Elegant Railing

New for 2021, DekPro EFFEX has added Under-Rail LED Lighting to its arsenal of low voltage lighting products. The sleek, stylish lighting option is designed for use with the RailFX aluminum rail and cable system. The light strips create an elegant ambiance of warm white light around the entire perimeter of the deck and softly highlights the railing during low light hours.

A diffuser lens ensures all the light is dispersed evenly along the length of the railing. These 55” light strips feature high quality LED lights, quick connect wiring and are field trimmable to length in 2” increments for easy installation.

Under Rail Lighting for RailFX is available exclusively through Absolute Distribution Inc. (ADI)

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Enhanced Aluminum Railings

Fortress Building Products’ Al¹³ PLUS aluminum railing system features code-driven enhancements and an innovative bracket system that addresses common challenges on large commercial projects.

Featuring an additional IBC code-compliant railing post, Al¹³ PLUS accommodates 8-ft. spans and fascia mount installations. The system’s pre-welded assembly reduces installation time and provides superior performance in strength and safety, while its premium powder coating supports corrosion resistance to ensure lasting style and minimal maintenance.

FORTRESSBP.COM
(866) 323-4766

A Faster Drill

Spyder Products has expanded its line of Stinger wood-boring bits to include brand-new brad point bits, as well as additional sizes and single packs of its power, auger and spade bits. Designed for wood, laminate and composites, Brad Point Bits feature a patented tip geometry that drills faster, virtually eliminating chip burn and producing clean entry and exit holes.
The dual-fluted design accurately guides the drill though deep holes, greatly reducing cutting friction and heat build-up. They come in a six-piece kit. [spyderproducts.com]

Yellawood Stain & Sealer

YellaWood Protector semi-transparent stain and clear water repellent sealer provide long-lasting, rich color and superior protection.
The first to ever bear the YellaWood name, the professional-grade, acrylic-oil hybrid wood stains and sealer are water repellent and provide excellent protection for all outdoor projects like decks, fences or outdoor furniture. In accelerated weather test exposure to UV light, condensation and high temperatures, they demonstrated color fastness and coating durability equal or superior to the leading competitor’s tested products.
The stains contain iron oxide pigments for rich, long-lasting color. The premium alkyd oil finish in the deck stains penetrates wood, providing superior moisture damage protection, while the acrylic finish repels water, resists wear, and fends off mold and mildew. For homeowners who prefer a natural look, the clear, water repellent deck sealer is loaded with UV stabilizers to maintain that stunning appearance provided by Mother Nature herself.
YELLAWOOD.COM/PROTECTOR
(334) 585-2291

More Exotic Colors

Deckorators has added two new vertical-grain color options to its line of Vista WPC composite decking, which offers the appearance of exotic hardwoods without the maintenance.
Silverwood (light gray) and Dunewood (medium brown) join Driftwood (gray) and Ironwood (brown) to give builders and their clients more color pairing possibilities. All Vista colors are available 3-1/2” wide in 20-ft. solid-edge and grooved-edge profiles, and 5-1/2” wide in 12-, 16-, and 20-ft. solid- and grooved-edge options.
DECKORATORS.COM
(800) 556-8449

New Infills for Commercial Railings

Two new infill options—mesh and glass inserts—have been added to Trex Commercial Products’ Signature aluminum railing line, joining traditional picket-style.
The new infill options feature one-piece rail designs that can accommodate either 304 stainless steel Trex mesh panels or 1/4” tempered glass panes. Sections can be installed with a continuously graspable rail. They come in Charcoal Black, Bronze or Classic White, with a durable powder coating for to improve color retention and corrosion resistance.
TREXCOMMERCIAL.COM
(877) 215-7245

Easy on the Knees

The ToughBuilt GelFit Stabilizer Knee Pads redefine how professionals use their knee pads.
The patented, rock-steady kneepad system allows the Stabilizer SnapShell to be removed entirely or interchanged with other SnapShells to create the exact kneepad you want for the job. Its unique construction creates a wide footprint to the front, sides and rear to eliminate tipping-over, create a stable, comfortable feel, and decrease pressure on the ankles.
The ergonomic gel and foam design incorporates the natural shape of the knee and upper shin, maximizing pressure distribution and providing comfort throughout the day. The EVA elastic leg straps can comfortably maintain its position without cutting off the circulation or being tied behind the knee.
TOUGHBUILT.COM/KNEE-PADS
(800) 288-4695

Durable Concrete Solutions

Sakrete’s new Pro-Mix Accelerated decking concrete mix is ideal for repairs and construction of concrete over 2” thick. It is the ultimate pre-blended concrete solution for indoor and outdoor applications where rapid return to service is crucial.
With excellent workability, it provides a first-class finish for driveways, sidewalks, formwork, warehouse floors, footings, post setting and more.
Full-depth repairs and DOT applications can achieve a drivable surface with a compressive strength greater than 3,000 psi in just one hour, with a final strength of over 7,000 psi.
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Flexible Forming

Deck-O-Seal’s new flexible, forming utility board gives pool contractors the freedom to work in tighter spaces because it bends easily to form a smaller radius of 6 ft., ideal for circular installations like hot tubs.

WF XBoard can work as a tile ledger in swimming spools and spas as small as 6 ft. in diameter.

Made from compressed wood fibers, it is VOC-compliant and non-bituminous, and is available 10 ft. long, 1/2” deep, and either 4” or 6” wide.

DECKOSEAL.COM
(800) 542-7665