By Matt Weber
Each year, professional remodelers and building-product suppliers put their heads together at the Remodeling Show/Deck Expo, where new tools and materials get a showcase and the craftsman that use them get a chance to offer face-to-face feedback. The Extreme How-To staff will be exhibiting at the convention this year in Nashville, TN, so if you make the trip, stop by booth 525 and say hello. In the meantime, here’s a preview of products that will be on display.
Deckorators Heritage Decking
Two new Deckorators Heritage deck boards bring interior design to outdoor living. Heritage Riverhouse and Heritage Smokehouse composite decking feature detailed embossing that offers the rustic look and feel of distressed wood flooring. The innovative embossing process creates a pattern that does not repeat for at least 12 feet, meaning boards are not only full of rich character, they are also unique. Riverhouse (brown) and Smokehouse (gray) are available in 12-, 16- and 20-ft. solid and slotted-edge profiles, along with fascia. The durable, ultra low-maintenance boards are covered by the Deckorators 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty. Visit www.deckorators.com or booth 1100.
Prevent rot at deck ledgers with Deck2wall Spacers. Deck ledger designs must incorporate water-management practices, because preventing rot at ledger connections is critical to maintaining a safe deck. Deck2wall Spacers provide a space between the deck ledger and house, allowing water and debris to flow through which promotes circulation and drying.