Top 100 Products for 2019: Outdoor Living

Products from AZEK Building Products, CaliBamboo, WeatherStrong, Deckorators, Trex, Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions, Wolf Home Products, Green Bay Decking, Acucraft, KE, DuraLife, Cabinet-Tronix, and CertainTeed

July 23, 2019

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1. AZEK Building Products

Four new colors have been added to the Porch line of high-performance, capped polymer boards by AZEK Building Products. The new colors are Mahogany (shown), Dark Hickory, Coastline, and Weathered Teak—all variegated colors inspired by exotic hardwoods, with a wire-brushed, natural matte finish. They join the other Porch colors: Slate Gray, Brownstone, Silver Oak, Oyster, and Morado. Covered by a 30-year limited fade and stain warranty and a limited lifetime warranty.  

2. CaliBamboo

CaliBamboo has relaunched its bamboo composite decking, calling it BamDeck 4G. The planks are scalloped on the bottom and grooved on the sides for easy installation with Cali’s universal hidden fastening system. Planks come in slate (shown), coffee, and charcoal colors and two sizes—wide (8 foot long and 8¼ inch wide) and extra-long (16 foot long and 57⁄16 inch wide). Made of 60% reclaimed bamboo fiber and 40% recycled HDPE, they resist mold, mildew, and insects.

3. WeatherStrong

A new custom-made cabinetry line from WeatherStrong installs in less time and for more profit, according to the company. Made in the U.S. from a 3/4-inch-thick, marine-grade waterproof polymer, this outdoor cabinetry withstands harsh elements—pounding rain, hot summers, and cold and snowy winters, according to the company. Features include 316-grade stainless steel door pulls, hinges, and drawer runners. The wood grain texture embossed surface comes in four styles and three colors.  

4. Deckorators

Voyage is a line of composite decking from Deckorators, a brand of Universal Forest Products Inc. This wood-alternative decking features patented Eovations technology. Voyage absorbs virtually no moisture and allows no thermal expansion or contraction. Like other members of the Eovations decking family, Voyage also delivers the best strength-to-weight ratio, according to the company. Its textured embossing offers superior traction on the deck surface, along with the look of vertical grain variegation. 

5. Trex

Trex upgraded its Transcend Earth Tones Decking line, introducing a more natural, refined grain pattern that makes it more compatible with the Trex Transcend Tropical Collection. While the grain pattern is new, these boards come in the same nature-inspired color palette: Tree House, Vintage Lantern, Fire Pit, Gravel Path, and Rope Swing. The boards can be paired with matching Trex Transcend railing colors. Comes with a 25-year limited residential fade and stain warranty. 

6. AZEK Building Products

AZEK Building Products’ Impression Rail Express is a pre-assembled aluminum railing panel system designed for quick installation, and no hammers or special tools are required. It offers the look of wrought iron with a powder-coated finish and comes in black, dark bronze, and white. The durable finish resists corrosion and weather, and the system is backed by a 25-year warranty. Like all the company’s railings, it’s third-party certified to meet or exceed IRC requirements. 

7. Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions

Fairway Architectural Railing Solutions S100 Steel Railing is available in 28-inch, 34-inch, and 40-inch heights, and 6-foot and 8-foot widths, it’s safe, strong, and durable, with superior coating performance, according to the firm. Quick, easy installation is possible due to the fully assembled, welded channels. The S100 Steel Railing is available in level and stair applications, with the stair adjustable up to 42 degrees. The product’s smaller, sleeker profile is code compliant.

8. Wolf Home Products

Wolf Home Products’ Wolf Distinction Railing combines the look of painted wood with durable, low-maintenance materials. It features the firm’s OptiBracket technology, which utilizes a single bracket that can be used in four configurations (22½-degree, 45-degree, flat, and stair) for easy installation. The product has aluminum-reinforced top and bottom rails, and a flat-rail top for beverages. It’s available in white, comes with limited lifetime warranty, and is made in the U.S.

9. Green Bay Decking

The OPTIMA Deck is the densest substrate in the industry, with the lowest moisture absorption of any composite or PVC decking material—and the highest stability in extreme freeze/thaw cycles, states Green Bay Decking. It’s available in three variegated colors with a proprietary dual-embossed, wood-look finish and slip-resistant surface. The deck comes with a limited lifetime warranty and is the first in the OPTIMA Outdoor Living line of deck-related products.

10. Eldorado Stone

The Tuya Fire Bowl by Eldorado Stone is a circular fire feature with table space for entertaining. The patent-pending burner system comes with a 65,000 BTU burner, brass fittings, heavy-duty stainless steel platform, and 10-year limited warranty. The bowl has dimensions of 60-inch by 36-inch by 15-inch (L x W x H). Fire Bowls are available in four colors designed to represent various natural limestones; choose from smooth-surface Honed or the more textured surface Travertine. (Photo by Uneek Luxury Tours) 

11. Acucraft

Acucraft’s outdoor burners come in natural gas or propane models and in linear, arc, L-shape, or circular burner styles. Built for residential and commercial spaces, they’re 3- to 9-feet long and ANSI Z21.97 tested. The firm’s Bulletproof Ignition System is designed for outdoor use, easy to install, reliable, and has a 5-year warranty. The company also offers custom outdoor burners, and wood, gas, and custom gas fireplaces. (Photo courtesy Acucraft)

12. KE

KEDRY, from KE, is a bioclimatic pergola with louver blades that create a perfect microclimate through constant air circulation. For privacy and weather protection, the perimeter can be enclosed with shaded screens. KEDRY is a line of innovative pergolas offering great performance and many customizable features, according to the company. KEDRY PLUS, a waterproof structure, protects users from rain and sun. With louver blades closed, the unit becomes weather-tight. The minimalist design fits into any architectural style. 

13. DuraLife

DuraLife, manufacturer of durable composite decking and railing products, introduced its Cortex Plug System, which conceals exposed screw heads. The plugs are made of actual DuraLife boards, so the color and wood grain match is exact. The plug system includes 3-inch coated carbon steel screws that can be directly installed into the joist; polypropylene composite plugs made from DuraLife decking that are color matched to the company’s eight colors; and the necessary setting tools. 

14. Cabinet-Tronix

Cabinet-Tronix’s hidden outdoor TV island collection includes TV lift designs that are stylish, customizable, weatherproofed, and crafted from premium materials. Handmade in the U.S., they offer a choice of unit top and cabinet body material for most designs. The units keep the TV and electronics dry and safe outdoors, according to the firm, and come with a 10-year warranty and additional options such as a 360-degree swivel.

15. CertainTeed

CertainTeed’s Bufftech Brookline vinyl privacy fence features steel reinforcement and comes in two textures—Smooth (shown) for a clean, contemporary look; and CertaGrain for a wood look. Brookline is available in three solid colors and four multi-chromatic color blends. Made from PVC to provide exceptional impact strength and UV resistance, this material won’t rot, split, warp, or splinter, per the company. Bufftech fences also offer ColorLast fade protection and a lifetime limited warranty.

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