EXTERIOR BEAUTY: To simplify life, AZEK has introduced three new ready-to-install millwork profiles: brick mould, crown mould, and drip cap. The product offers crisp edges, authentic detail, and can be heat-formed into arches and rounded shapes. The profiles are primed and packaged for easy care and easy installation, the company says. For more information, call AZEK Trimboards at 877-275-2935 or visit www.azek.com.
STRONG BACKING: Bring in the backup with TrueComfort insulated siding, now available in double 6-inch cedar board. Offering the look of wide board wood siding, cedar board features thick polystyrene insulation for added strength and rigidity. The rigid backing is proven to resist impact up to five times better than traditional vinyl siding, the company says. TrueComfort insulated siding is also available in double 4-inch clapboard and double 4-1/2-inch dutchlap. For more information, call CertainTeed Corp. at 610-341-7000 or visit www.certainteed.com.
THE GREAT ESCAPE: Cedar Valley has introduced the Vent Panel, a siding panel that lets water and moisture escape. Water drains through ventilation openings along the bottom edge of the panel, while moisture vapor escapes through the top. This process allows panels to withstand more extreme weather conditions. For more information, call Cedar Valley at 800-521-9523 or visit www.cedar-valley.com.
THE NEXT GENERATION: DensArmor Plus moisture- and mold-resistant interior wallboard has gone paperless. The enhanced DensArmor Plus features a new glass mat facing that finishes like paper-faced wallboard. The core is reinforced with inorganic glass fibers to increase its strength. The product features greater moisture and mold resistance, long-term durability, and dimensional stability than traditional wallboard, the company says. For more information, call G-P Gypsum at 800-225-6119 or visit www.gpgypsum.com.
RUSTIC APPEAL: Shake things up with Crane's new Hand-Split Portsmouth Shake vinyl siding and Hand-Split Corner Post. The shake offers the look of cedar shingles, with a double 9-inch profile and a rustic grain pattern that covers the panel and the area under the profile edge. Made of injection-molded polypropylene, the shake can be used alone or with other siding. For more information, call Crane Performance Siding at 800-366-8472 or visit www.cranesiding.com.