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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ensure a cohesive design, and Belgard's online design tool provides 3-D renderings that help residential remodelers in planning. What's the next advancement in the hardscape market? The biggest advancements to come in the hardscape market will be around the big three: color, texture and weight. Advancements will include increas- ing the richness of color, creating tex- tures that replicate nature and find- ing durable lightweight solutions for the industry. Circle 37 on card www.for residentialpros.com/11701480 TREX How does your decking help residen- tial remodelers? Today's extensive offerings and price points make it easier to convert customers to higher-margin wood alternatives. Trex, for instance, offers three composite deck- ing collections — Trex Select, Trex Enhance and Trex Transcend — to accommodate any budget. All lines offer superior durability, wear- resistance, ultra- low maintenance and long-lasting aesthetics. Each offering builds on the last with enhanced performance and design features that make it easy for professionals to upsell based on customer preferences and budgets. What's the next advancement in the decking and hardscape market? Until recently, wood has been the go-to material for deck substructures. However, as professionals are increasingly switching to steel for its superior structural integrity and design flexibility, steel deck framing is poised to be the next big thing. Unlike wood, steel won't warp, twist, split or decay and its stability creates a remarkably flat deck surface. Steel substructures, like Trex Elevations, increase a deck's longevity and value, while improving overall appearance above and below. Circle 38 on card www.for residentialpros.com/10754670 WESTECH BUILDING PRODUCTS INC. What's the next advancement in the decking and hardscape market? Westech recently debuted TruGrain made with Resysta, a rice husk based material, that offers the warmth and feel of real wood, but also embodies the sustainability and wearabil- ity that natu- ral hardwoods lack. TruGrain stands apart f r o m w o o d c o m p o s i t e s because it is a bio-based wood substitute that can be sawed, drilled, sand- ed, stained and sealed. Another decisive advantage of work- ing with TruGrain is that it does not crack or splinter, and cuts waste since it is 100 percent recyclable. Circle 39 on card www.for residentialpros.com/11701521 54 October 2014 QR ForResidentialPros.com PRODUCTS: Trends Simply the Best We manufacture the best. 800.582.8423 www.stiebel-eltron-usa.com Tempra ® Plus is the only tankless electric with Advanced Flow Control ™ that automatically reduces fow rate to deliver water at the set point even if demand exceeds capacity. Stiebel Eltron tankless electric water heaters are renowned the world over as "the ones that work." › 99% effcient point-of-use and whole house models from 2–36 kW › Electronically controlled for silent operation › No venting required. Small enough to be installed almost anywhere › Proudly made in Germany and the U.S.A. Stiebel Eltron's pursuit of engineering and manufacturing excellence results in products fulflling the highest expectations of performance and reliability. We've been at the forefront of water heating technology for 90 years. Accelera ® 300 is not a "hybrid." It's a heat pump water heater. › Designed for low operating cost, optimal storage capacity, high frst-hour rating, and reliability › At 2.73 Energy Star EF and 1391 kWh/year DOE estimate, the most effcient water heater in the U.S. › The largest seller in Europe for 30 years W O R L D W I D E M A R K E T P L A C E M O R E T H A N M A N U F A C T U R E D 20 S E A L O F A P P R O V A L S I N C E 1 9 2 4 90 years of engineering excellence 1924-2014 For more information circle 63 5 6

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