Plastics News senior reporter Bill Bregar gathered these items during the International Builders' Show, held Feb. 9-12 in Atlanta.
DrySpace preserves area under decks
Homeowners can transform the area under their decks into dry, useable area thanks to a product introduced by Crane Products Ltd., a division of Crane Plastics Co. of Columbus, Ohio.
Normally, rain and melting snow drips down from a deck, causing a mess. Crane's DrySpace channels water away. PVC sheets fit between joists under the deck boards. The sheets fit into an extruded fastening clip that is nailed to the joists.
Style-Mark changes to Style Solutions
Polyurethane millwork maker Style-Mark Inc. has changed its name to Style Solutions Inc., effective Feb. 9.
"[Style Solutions] better reflects our role as a company with both the people and products that help our customers solve their design, building and remodeling problems," said Arlan Yoder, president of the company in Archbold, Ohio.
At the International Builders' Show, Style Solutions introduced a decorative, miterless corner and a metal coating for its PU millwork, Metallon, in brass, nickel, copper and bronze.