Qualified Remodeler Magazine

OCT 2014

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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50 October 2014 QR ForResidentialPros.com PRODUCTS: Structural/Envelope 29 | Precast custom concrete foundation SUPERIOR WALLS Xi wall panels feature steel reinforced concrete and 2½ in. of DOW Styrofoam insulation to create a barrier against sidewall water penetration. Custom designed and constructed in a factory-controlled setting, the panels have access holes for ease in wiring and plumbing and galvanized steel studs facing ready for drywall finishing. Circle 29 on card or visit www.forresidentialpros.com/11702529 28 | Flexibility includes custom applications SIMPSON STRONG-TIE provides greater lateral- force resistance with its Strong-Wall SB Shearwall. The prefabricated wood shearwall offers design flexibility for a broad range of applications, including being field trimmed for cus- tom applications. Ranging in dimensions from 12 in. by 7 ft. to 24 in. by 20 ft., the shearwall is available for standard, portal, two-story stacked, balloon-framing and rake-wall applications. Circle 28 on card or visit www.forresidentialpros.com/11237897 27 | Foam sheathing board meets international building codes Designed for easy installation where high thermal efficiency is required within new and ret- rofit construction, the JOHNS MANVILLE AP (All Purpose) Foil-Faced foam sheathing board complies with interna- tional building codes for resi- dential and commercial build- ings. The polyisocyanurate foam is noncorrosive and lightweight enough to be cut with a utility knife or saw. Circle 27 on card or visit www.forresidentialpros.com/11233409 25 | Self-adhering membrane HENRY CO. 's Blueskin VP 100 water-resistant air barrier membrane fully adheres to sheathing with watertight laps and self-sealing technology to eliminate air and moisture gaps around nails and other fasteners. The seal created by the membrane also improves insulation performance, which can lead to savings in HVAC costs. Circle 25 on card or visit www.forresidentialpros.com/11702594 26 | Water-based barrier W. R. MEADOWS formulated its Air-Shield LMP to act as an air and liquid moisture barrier that can be applied to most common surfaces and inte- grated into various wall systems in new construction or retrofit appli- cations. When applied to rough or smooth sur- faces, the water- based barrier cures to form a seamless, elasto- meric membrane that is highly flex- ible and UV-resistant. Circle 26 on card or visit www.forresidentialpros.com/11702669

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