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Highlights from the International Builders' Show 2014

by Lauren Busser The House Designers' Editorial Director

Last week, the International Builders' Show (IBS) took place in Vegas. This year the show was bigger than ever with lots of new seminars and hundreds of exhibitors. On display were lots of new products and we really loved seeing them. Therma-Tru® had new door sizes and options on display, Fypon® introduced us to their new Door Surround Kits, and companies like SnapPower introduced us to their cool new SnapRays. All these and more made our list of favorite products from this year's show.
Convenient Light Control with Marvin® Functional Shades
 
Convenient Light Control with Marvin® Functional Shades

Functional Shades from Marvin® are one of our favorite products. Compatible with many of Marvin's® windows and doors, these shades are practical and beautifully designed. When not in use, these shades are completely hidden from view and allow for unhindered operation of windows and doors. Not to mention, Marvin® shades are made from a durable and virtually maintenance free fabric that is stain resistant. With over fifteen colors, and light filtering and blackout options, you are sure to find a combination that fits your room design seamlessly.

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Define Your Home with Integrity® Ultrex Exterior Trim

The performance we love from Ultrex windows is now available in exterior trim. Integrity® Ultrex Exterior Trim installs easily on all Integrity® rectangular windows and doors, offering a clean, finished appearance. Made from Ultrex fiberglass, this AAMA certified durable low maintenance finish is great for adding a finishing touch to your home's exterior.

Model: Integrity® Ultrex Exterior Trim
 
Define Your Home with Integrity® Ultrex Exterior Trim
More Options than Ever with Therma-Tru® Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection™
 
More Options than Ever with Therma-Tru® Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection™

The Therma-Tru® Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection™ has always been one our favorite products. These doors have the look and feel of authentic solid wood with durable, energy-efficient, low-maintenance features. Now the Classic-Craft® Canvas Collection™ has even more to offer with new 6' 8" and 8' 0" heights, making the Canvas Collection™ the largest collection of door and glass combinations available in Classic-Craft®.

Not only has Therma-Tru® added two new door heights but they also have new sidelites available in 12" and 14" widths for the 8' 0" door, eight exclusive decorative glass designs, four privacy glass options, and standard clear Low-E glass available. These doors also come with the Tru-Defense® system for outstanding weather protection and are ENERGY STAR® qualified.

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Redefine Your Entryway with Fypon® Door Surround Kits

With over 45 years of experience, Fypon® is a trusted name for builders and remodelers. At IBS 2014, they premiered a new series of Door Surround Kits. With four popular styles introduced include Craftsman, Colonial, Stone, and Empire.

Each kit offers a dynamic and fast way for building industry professionals to enhance an entry door with low-maintenance, weather-resistant polyurethane materials. The kits include a set of pilasters, and a crosshead for a single door opening. The stone kit includes three pieces of flat blocks, and a keystone ready to be cut to size for a single door opening. In addition to being lightweight and easy to install, Fypon® Door Surrounds will maintain their original condition for years to come.

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Redefine Your Entryway with Fypon® Door Surround Kits
Get Your Floors Ready for a Dance Party with Lumber Liquidators® Dura Dance Home™
 
Get Your Floors Ready for a Dance Party with Lumber Liquidators® Dura Dance Home™

If you have a fitness instructor, fledgling ballerina, or an emerging dance troupe in your home, the Dura Dance Home System™ from Lumber Liquidators® is in step with any talent or budget level.

While concrete and other solid surfaces can create bodily injury, the Dura Dance Home System™ can be installed underneath any quick-click flooring and absorbs energy exceptionally with an even and consistent dampening effect, reducing the chance of injury without missing a beat. This system is ideal for your exercise room, whether it includes Zumba, dance practice, or a home gym.

The best part about this system is that since it is a floating system it can easily be uninstalled, restoring your floor to its original appearance. Ideal flooring options to use with this system include Morning Star Quick Click Bamboo Flooring and Schon Quick Click Engineered Hardwood.

Model: Read More about Lumber Liquidators® Dura Dance Home™
Genuine Slate Can be Yours with TruSlate® Roofing

Slate is one of the most beautiful and durable roofing materials known to man. It was the roofing material of choice for centuries, with some slate roofs lasting for hundreds of years, enduring everything mother nature threw at them, but slate roofs had been heavy and expensive, putting them out of reach of most property owners.

Now, TruSlate® makes the dream of having a slate roof a reality. No mere synthetic imitation, TruSlate® is real S1-grade hand-split quarried slate. How can they bring you such an affordable luxury? Instead of covering half the slate up, they've replaced half the slate with high-tech waterproofing material. This ingenious design means the TruSlate® system can be installed on almost any roof.

If you've got questions, GAF has created the Roofing Wizard to help you find the perfect roof for your home.

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Genuine Slate Can be Yours with TruSlate® Roofing
Get Romantic Ambiance with the Heat & Glo™ REVO Series Gas Fireplace
 
Get Romantic Ambiance with the Heat & Glo™ REVO Series Gas Fireplace

The REVO series gas fireplace has been on our radar all year. The slender 7-inch deep profile can hang on the wall, or be recessed into a wall, making it easy to install in any room. With stunning design and efficient heat output the REVO series fireplace is the perfect contemporary touch to your spaces.

With multiple designer front and finishing options and their Patented Razor™ burner you have great technology in a compact unit. Your guests will be mesmerized when they look upon REVO's reflective black glass interior, and see the illusion of depth in those razor thin flames. Available in square, horizontal, and vertical models you are sure to find something that fits into your space.

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Add Accent Lighting with the SnapPower SnapRays Guidelight

When it comes to lighting those nooks and crannies or having a night-light, your options were limited and usually involved losing a power outlet. But now, SnapPower has released their very clever new SnapRays Guidelight at IBS 2014. These revolutionary lights use power extractor contacts that allow the lights to draw power without messing with wiring and are easily installed by anyone.

The SnapRays Guidelight contains a series of LED lights along the bottom of the plate that activate when a built-in sensor determines the surrounding area is dark. The result is beautiful safety and accent lighting without losing any power outlets.

Model: Read more about SnapPower SnapRays Guidelight
 
Add Accent Lighting with the SnapPower SnapRays Guidelight
Great Ventilation with Broan® ULTRA™ Series Fans/Lights
 
Great Ventilation with Broan® ULTRA™ Series Fans/Lights

Bathroom ventilation will always be one of the most important parts of your home. Lots of new home designs are energy-efficient and less costly to heat and air condition and that means that ventilation is important to keep the environment comfortable. The Broan® ULTRA™ Series Fans/Lights are the perfect solution.

The line includes 16 models with ULTRASense™ technology. ULTRASense™ fans provide humidity or motion-sensing capabilities along with the fastest, easiest and most universal installation. With single and mult-speed models available these fans are the perfect solution to your bathroom ventilation needs.

Model: Broan® ULTRA™ Series Fans/Lights
Get Ahead of the Pack with SolarCity® for Homebuilders

Solar power is the way of the future, and the present. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that homes with solar power systems sold faster than equivalent homes without. Solar energy increases interest when installed in a new home. SolarCity® has worked with more than 300 communities across the United States.

As American's #1 solar energy provider, they handle every part of your solar project from start to finish, including permits and inspections. The team works directly with homebuyers on their solar installations so that builders can stay focused on their business.

Model: SolarCity® for Homebuilders
 
Get Ahead of the Pack with SolarCity® for Homebuilders
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