Qualified Remodeler Magazine

APR 2019

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MFM BUILDING PRODUCTS creates its DeckWrap PowerBond to help extend the life of decking structural components and posts. The self-adhering, waterproofing membrane comes in three sizes for use with treated, untreated and synthetic wood types. Designed to self-seal around common decking fasteners for a waterproof bond, the membrane adheres to joist tops and edges, ledger boards and posts to prevent premature rot and the corro- sion of metal components. Visit mfmbp.com or call (800) 882-7663 for more information. Circle 136 on inquiry card. MITEK engineers its Gold Coat Structural Connectors and Fasteners for corrosive envi- ronments. Starting with a standard zinc layer over a steel substrate, the company then applies an organic polymer barrier layer, the Gold Coat, as a barrier to reactions that cause corrosion. Specifically designed for outdoor applications and contact with treat- ed wood, find anchors, hangers, framing angles, straps and fasteners with Gold Coat. Visit mitek-us.com or call (800) 325-8075 for more information. Circle 137 on inquiry card. The SIMPSON STRONG-TIE MPBZ is the first post base specifically designed to pro- vide moment resistance for columns or posts. Its overlapping sleeve design encapsulates a post, helping resist rotation around its base, while its standard ZMAX finish meets expo- sure conditions in many environments. Available for 4x4, 6x6 and 8x8 posts, the MPBZ is ideal for outdoor structures like carports, fences, pergolas and decks. Visit strongtie.com/deckcenter or call (800) 999-5099 for more information. Circle 138 on inquiry card. The TREX Elevations steel deck framing sys- tem creates a stable and consistently flat sub- structure on which to build. Composed of 25 percent recycled steel, the triple-coated steel substructure system—comprised of steel beams, joists and tracks—includes a 25-year limited warranty. The system's neutral finish blends with most decking colors, so it's less visible from above and pairs well with the Trex RainEscape drainage system. Visit trex.com or call (800) 289-8739 for more information. Circle 139 on inquiry card. All TREX decking lines come with a hidden fastener installation option. When using grooved-edge deck boards, the Hideaway Hidden Fastener System installs between deck boards, fastening them to the joists with no visible screw heads on the walking surface. Also available are the company's Universal Fastener, Start Clip and Connector Clip, Groove Cutter, Gun Pail and the Trex Elevations Deck Clips. Visit trex.com or call (800) 289-8739 for more information. Circle 132 on inquiry card. TurboClip from AVON PLASTICS is a universal hidden deck clip that works with all major brand composite decking boards, including its sis- ter brand Armadillo Deck. Aiming to cut deck board installation time, a TurboClip stick—offered in a ¼-in. Standard Gap or 3/16-in. Narrow Gap clips— includes 16 universal hidden deck slips plus one grip clip at the end to avoid wasting deck clips. Visit turboclipusa.com or call (320) 243-7318 for more information. Circle 133 on inquiry card. DECKING: STRUCTURAL ELEMENTS & FASTENERS FOOTINGPAD BY AG-CO aims to replace concrete for under-posts used for deck and pole barns with high-strength composite foot- ers, eliminating wait time. By spreading the load of the structure, these footers are tested and certified at loads up to 9,300 lbs. per post. No special tools or equipment is necessary: dig the hole, place FootingPad in the bottom, place the post and backfill. Visit footingpad.com or call (800) 522-2426 for more information. Circle 134 on inquiry card. Evolution Framing from FORTRESS FRAMING is constructed from light-gauge steel yet remains easy to install. Comprised of single beams, joists, ledgers, ledger brackets and beam blocking pieces, its interlocking joist and ledger system pieces the system together easily with fewer fasteners than a wood sys- tem and less labor. For use with most deck boards, the system includes a 25-year limited warranty. Visit fortressframing.com or call (844) 909-4999 for more information. Circle 135 on inquiry card. QualifiedRemodeler.com April 2019 59

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