AZEK® Adds Wow Factor at International Builders Show with More than a Dozen New Products


SCRANTON, Pa. -- At the International Builders Show in Orlando, FL, AZEK Building Products wowed the building industry with more than a dozen new product solutions for outdoor living and exterior improvements. AZEK had so many new products in fact, the company had to take out an entire second booth, appropriately dubbed The AZEK New Products Pavilion, which attracted show attendees, print media and TV crews.

One product responsible for most of the excitement was the AZEK In-Deck Storage Kit, a unique solution that utilizes typically unused space under the deck surface to safely store furniture cushions and covers, umbrellas or other outdoor items. Unlike typical unattractive deck storage boxes, it blends in with the surface of the deck and addresses storage concerns associated with the extended outdoor living space. Available in two hardware finishes, the easy-to-access compartment measures just over 6 ft. long, holds over 17 cu. ft of storage. All required hardware - from the brackets to the storage tub - is contained in the In-Deck Storage Kit package.

Another big hit was the AZEK Bench/Planter Box Kit, which could easily utilize left over deck boards to create a gorgeous bench flanked by planter boxes that contractors can market as a custom masterpiece to complement a deck. Freestanding, it can go on the deck or be used to separate a deck from a patio area. All of the hardware, planter box inserts and brackets are included in the kit to build this unit which can measure up to 10' 7" when fully assembled to its longest length.

Innovative additions to the AZEK® Trim product line include AZEK Finish Grade Trim, which answers the common contractor question: "how do I cover nail holes and reduce the labor required to finish or paint trim?" Well, the answer? This two-part product does it for you! Contractors can quickly nail the base plate. Then, simply fit the cover piece over the base trim and attach to the substructure using the hidden nailing flange. The final result is a smooth, fastener-free surface with no more filling, sanding or painting over nail holes required!

Other innovative AZEK Trim and AZEK Moulding solutions include:

-- The AZEK Universal Skirt Board - a one-of-a-kind concept that is patent pending and designed to assist with water management. This two-piece product provides the perfect transition from trim to siding - regardless if the siding is fiber cement, cedar shake or vinyl siding.
-- The AZEK Integrated Drip Edge - this unique concept is designed to assist with water management efforts by helping to channel water from door and window surrounds. The integrated nailing flange can speed installation time and reduce labor.
-- AZEK Rabbeted Cornerboard - a new twist to AZEK Cornerboards features a flanged edge designed to make siding installations easier and provide a clean look where cornerboard meets siding.
-- Three New AZEK Mouldings - AZEK Water Table, an architecturally and aesthetically appealing drip cap with an integrated, tapered starter strip; AZEK Band Moulding, a decorative profile used on the rake around exterior window frames with swooping bevels to enhance the edges; and the AZEK Garage Door Thermostop, designed to be used in a spot where wood typically rots from the bottom up, this is an easy to install, low-maintenance upgrade with a built-in flexible weather strip intended to help limit weather intrusion.

Other new products in the deck and rail arena include:

-- AZEK Deck in Silver Oak(TM) and Cobre® - in response to consumer demand, two new sleek AZEK Deck colors in the Arbor Collection® were unveiled: Silver Oak(TM) which resembles weathered teak and Cobre® with warm golden hues.
-- AZEK Rail Installation Redesign - resulting from an extensive usability study, AZEK Rail Hardware has been redesigned to streamline installation, eliminate unsightly brackets, and cut installation labor by about 30 percent - without sacrificing any of the strength, durability or aesthetic appeal associated with AZEK Rail.
-- AZEK Gate Hardware Kit - an easy to create, aesthetically beautiful gate hardware kit that self latches and locks if desired, which matches the AZEK Rail colors. So sturdy that it requires no cross members for strength, AZEK Gate Hardware Kit gives an upscale look that looks custom and uncluttered.
-- AZEK 5X5 Post Sleeve - for a generously sized, architecturally designed rail post that neatly fits over a 4X4 post.

For more information about these exciting new AZEK products, visit www.azek.com or call 1-877-ASK AZEK (275-2935).

About AZEK Building Products: With over 25 years of cellular pvc manufacturing experience, AZEK Building Products makes and markets premium, low maintenance exterior building products under the AZEK Brand such as AZEK Deck, the leading brand of low-maintenance decking, and AZEK Trim, the leading brand of low maintenance trim. Other AZEK products include AZEK Mouldings, AZEK Porch, and AZEK Rail. All of these products offer tangible benefits as an ideal wood replacement product for myriad outdoor uses. For more information about AZEK Building Products, call 1-877-ASK-AZEK (275-2935)orvisit the AZEK website at www.azek.com

CONTACT: Maureen Murray, +1-973-993-1570, precise2@optonline.net

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