Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUL 2018

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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Kit creates waterproof environment for tub, shower walls SCHLUTER-SYSTEMS offers everything needed to build waterproof walls for standard tub surrounds or an acrylic shower base with its Schluter-Kerdi-Board Kit. The kit includes eight pieces of ½-in.-thick Kerdi-Board waterproof building panels; a 5-in.-wide strip of Kerdi-Band waterproof membrane; two tubes of Kerdi-Fix sealing and bonding compound; a 4 ½-in. mixing valve seal; ¾-in. pipe seal; and a ½-in. pipe seal. The system is also vapor-tight in addition to waterproof, so it won't leak or promote mold growth. Circle 18 on inquiry card Window joining system lessens labor needs ANDERSEN WINDOWS aims to lessen the labor demands needed for the installation of large window combinations with its Easy Connect Joining System for Andersen A-Series windows. Utilizing interlocking fiberglass joining plates that are pre-assembled to window frames, large win- dow combinations can be factory-assembled into smaller combinations that can be installed direct- ly into rough openings and connected to adjoining combinations. The system is tested to AAMA 450 requirements; impact certified for Florida's High Velocity Hurricane Zone; and is Hallmark certified for air, water and structural performance. Circle 16 on inquiry card Easing installation of freestanding bathtubs AMERICH eases the difficulty of installing a freestanding bath- tub—due to alignment and connection of a drain pipe—with its Drop-In Drain installation kit. Place a tub, trace its location on the floor, mark the drain location over the plumbing trap, cut a hole in the subfloor and place the Drop-In Drain installation kit. For use with any freestanding, alcove or drop-in bathtub with 1 ½- or 2-in. drains, the kit does away with the need for an access panel. Circle 17 on inquiry card Glass-door refrigerator with range of finish options TRUE RESIDENTIAL unveils its 48-in. Full Size Refrigerator with Glass Door in cobalt blue, matte white, stainless steel, antique white, matte black and gloss white finishes. Complementary hardware options come in stainless steel, copper, brass, chrome, pewter and gold. With 29.4 cu. ft. of interior space, the refrigerator features four adjustable/removable stainless steel shelves, three stainless steel soft-close drawer bins with integrated handles, and three adjustable/removable stainless steel door bins. The freezer comes with polished stainless steel wire baskets/drawers and a soft-close feature. Circle 14 on inquiry card Color addition brightens under-deck areas AZEK BUILDING PRODUCTS brightens under-deck areas with the launch of its DrySpace system in White. Joining the original Bone color, the White addition meets demand for an option that matches the company's trim, which is often used as fascia or deck trim. The under-deck management system captures and diverts water after it passes between deck boards, and is com- patible with AZEK and TimberTech decking. Made of solid extruded vinyl, kits come in 12-in. on-center spans in a 12 ft. length and 16-in. on-center spans in 12 and 16 ft. lengths. Circle 15 on inquiry card QualifiedRemodeler.com QR July 2018 57

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