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Oldcastle APG and Barrette Outdoor Living’s RDI Elevation Rail has won Best of IBS Award for Most Innovative Building Material at the 2023 NAHB International Builders’ Show (IBS). This marks the second consecutive Best of IBS Award for Barrette Outdoor Living after its Decorative Screen Panels took home the Best Outdoor Product Award in 2022.
RDI Elevation Rail was selected as the sole recipient in its category from more than 400 entries that were reviewed by a panel of 26 judges ranging from industry experts to media representatives. Exhibitors with products that show the best combination of design, functionality, innovation, and usefulness to consumers and/or home builders are considered across nine categories.
“As a judge, it could not be more exciting to see the new and innovative products brought forth at this year’s show,” said Dan Mitchell, president of Eagle CDI, Inc. and Best of IBS Awards judge.
With its patent-pending OneTen built-in, centralized tensioning system, RDI Elevation Rail can install 38% faster than leading competition.* The tensioning system eliminates the tedious task of tensioning each cable individually and decreases the number of seasonal adjustments. Its modern, industrial design offers a continuous top rail for both stair and level applications while its adjustable panels enable installation indoors or outdoors without obstructing views. RDI Elevation Rail is available as pre-assembled kits with pre-installed brackets and pre-strung, stainless-steel cables.
*Claim based on a 12’x18’ deck with 8 posts and 7 panels (Elevation Rail installed 49 minutes faster than competitive cable railing install of 129 minutes)