Volume 13, Issue 9 - November/December 2012


A Self-Adhesive Tape
MFM Building Products has introduced its Seal & Coat EiFS Tape. The tape is a self-adhering membrane composed of a polyester fabric laminated to a rubberized asphalt adhesive. According to the company, the fabric strengthens the material while providing a surface which bonds with most exterior coatings to provide a waterproof, self-sealing layer.

Seal & Coat EiFS Tape is designed to be used as a waterproof tape around doors and windows, taping panel seams and other openings. The product will adhere to most clean, dry surfaces including masonry, concrete, house wrap, foam insulation board, ICF, plywood, OSB, rigid vinyl, aluminum and other common construction materials, according to the company.

The tape has a thickness of 30-mils and can be applied in temperatures from 40 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit. It is available in roll widths of 4-, 6- and 9 inches by 100-foot lengths.

The Look of Wood
Royal Building Products has introduced a new water-based stain that is low in volatile organic compounds (VOC) and achieves the look of wood grain on fiberglass and steel doors. The RoyalBond Tri-Stain uses a three-step process (base coat, stain coat and clear coat) that company officials say allows fabricators to create a factory-applied finish that replicates wood grain with a short drying time.

Tri-Stain is available in mahogany, dark mahogany, cherry, teal, espresso, walnut, bordeaux, hickory and dark oak.

Expand with Screens

ScreenItAgain.com, an online, made-to-order, custom screen and grille site, is now offering partnerships through local door and window dealers looking to expand their offerings. The Quanex Building Products company allows door and window dealers to offer a number of aftermarket screen and grille products, along with a variety of options created originally for OEMs, such as microsite development, product fulfillment and customer service.

Strength Without Steel

Rehau has a new fully reinforced polymer window profile system developed without the use of any steel components. According to the company, its new Geneo profiles are composed of a proprietary fiber composite material called Rau-Fipro.

The Geneo profile design also features a patented integrated reinforcement system, with screw channels and additional lateral stiffening designed to provide strength at all critical points of the system. Its slim-lined profiles were created to provide generous glass surface exposure for both daylighting gains and an appealing visual effect.

According to Rehau, the Geneo system can provide an R value up to R-7 and is available in a diverse range of environmental- and weather-resistant colors and a variety of window styles and shapes.

Get a Regional Look

ODL Inc. now offers four new regionally inspired doorglass design families to complement a range of home styles and personal tastes. These include the company’s Mohave, Compass, Delray and Carrollton designs.

The Mohave design features a Southwestern textile pattern mixed with mission prairie style details. It features glass textures and colors designed to reflect the Southwest desert landscape. The doorglass is framed with rich oil-rubbed bronze caming. Compass reflects a Southeast contemporary style with a chic compass rose center element offset with nickel caming.

Delray features beautiful glass textures and sleek geometric designs enhanced by nickel or patina caming. Another Southeast-inspired design, Delray is available in multiple sizes and shapes.

Carrollton features a regionally inspired fleur-de-lis center element surrounded by patina caming along with a unique combination of textured glass and clear bevels. Carrollton also comes in multiple shapes and sizes.


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