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Outdoor Living, Decking Products That Stand Out

From rail to deck to fire bowl, home builders and remodelers can use these outdoor living products to turn customer heads.

April 30, 2009

It’s Swell

Kiss swelling and warping goodbye. Anthony Forest Products recently introduced Power Preserved Glulam Beams and Columns. The boards are treated with Hoover Treated Wood Products’ Cop-Guard formulation of Copper Naphthenate and are covered by two 25-year warranties. Now that’s reassuring. For FREE information, visit

Comfortable Underfoot

Kodiak’s new composite decking and railing features a natural, wood-grain finish with consistent color throughout, allowing you to cut, rout and install it like wood. These boards by Deceunick are available with an optional hidden fastener system for lickity-split installations. The fasteners also keep boards spaced evenly — plus you don’t have to worry about screw heads sticking out. For FREE information, visit

A Tropical Treat

TimberTech’s XLM decking planks have been improved. The Desert Bronze planks closely emulate the pattern and color of a tropical ipè hardwood. The planks are made from an advanced, low-maintenance polymer that uses a proprietary blend of mineral enhancements for structural integrity. The grooved planks work with the company’s stainless steel hidden fasteners. For FREE information, visit

Is It 1776?

Drawing inspiration from classic American colonial architecture, the shape of CertainTeed’s new Colonia balusters resembles a wood-turned spindle with a symmetrical, ornate appearance. Part of the company’s Panorama railing system, the balusters are molded in PVC with a weatherable finish that replicates smooth, painted wood from all angles. For FREE information, visit

Strong and Sensible

Fiberon’s new Sensibuilt features a new coating for exceptional stain, scratch, fade and mold resistance. Your homeowners won’t have to worry about maintenance either. The recycled PVC boards are Class-A fire rated and are moisture-, impact- and slip-resistant. The infrared and heat-reflective surface is impermeable and cooler underfoot. For FREE information, visit

Your Deck’s Shield Bearer

The latest in A.E.R.T.’s eco-friendly efforts are the snap-in-place EcoShield Deck Tiles. Similar to the company’s MoistureShield composite decking, the product resists rot, decay, moisture and insects while reducing plastic waste going to landfills. EcoShield tiles contain a minimum 30 percent post-consumer recycled content and 60 percent pre-consumer recycled content.
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The Gods Must Be Happy

Taking their names from ancient gods, Stone Forest’s new fire vessels and fire bowls are all hand-carved from granite. The Helios Fire Vessel, shown, has a perfect sculpted shape, and the base is included. All models have a rough finish for a unique look. The pits can accommodate a gas line, and the company can provide gas kits. For FREE information, visit

Visionary Decking

PVC boards are catching on. Tamko is right there with its Envision PVC decking. Manufactured with the company’s proprietary cellular vinyl technology, the boards have an extremely hard surface that provides impressive performance and durability. Envision contains no organic fillers for a solid core PVC material with consistent density throughout and exceptional moisture resistance. For FREE information, visit

You’re Surrounded

In addition to being easy to install, Trex’s new Surroundings fencing (shadow box picket design shown) features unsurpassed durability through a system of reinforced rails for structural stability. Hidden brackets create a sleek surface appearance and eliminate concern about fading and rusting hardware. Homeowners won’t have to worry about painting or staining, either. For FREE information, visit

Go Ahead and Vent

Even though you’re outside you still have to vent outdoor kitchens properly! The Kalamazoo Outdoor Vent Hood is specifically engineered to control the smoke produced by today’s barbecue behemoths, be it a model that cooks with gas, charcoal or wood. It is handcrafted entirely of stainless steel and designed to complement Kalamazoo’s most popular grill, the 900 Hybrid Built-In Grill. For FREE information, visit

A Copper Diamond

Two loungers and bench seating? Now that’s luxury. Diamond Spas’ new Custom Copper Spa is incredibly durable and resistant to the elements. Shape, size, individualized seating, jet placement and jet packages are all tailored to the job. Jet covers and other accessories are also available. Spas can be made in stainless steel, too. For FREE information, visit

Call in the Reserves

The Azek Rail system features universal hardware with easy-to-install pieces and pre-drilled pilot holes. You’ll have the rails up in a snap. With the subtle texture of painted wood, the railing components are co-extruded with an encapsulated wood-composite core and a high-grade PVC capstock that will not peel. You’ll have the quality assurance of an ICC code listing to boot. For FREE information, visit

What’s Your Sign?

Capricorns are stable, dependable and natural leaders — not a bad name for a composite deck line! Universal Forest Product’s Latitudes Capricorn has a grain pattern on both sides and resembles exotic hardwoods. The co-extruded boards come in adobe (shown) and koa and are available in 12-, 16- and 20-foot lengths in both slotted and standard planks. For FREE information, visit

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