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Top 10 New Exterior Products of 2014

Top 10 New Exterior Products of 2014

by Lauren Busser The House Designers' Editorial Director

We've covered the kitchen, bathroom and various interior products and now it's time to give some attention to your home's exterior. Just like we did with your home's interior, bathroom and kitchen, we have picked out ten products that have amazing curb appeal, high energy efficiency, and are on the cutting edge of their fields. Everything from new window glass with higher energy efficiency to a new door lock that lets you open it with the push of your elbow. These ten products will help see your new home into 2015 and beyond.
Integrity® from Marvin® Windows and Doors Tripane with Argon Glass Option
 
Integrity® from Marvin® Windows and Doors Tripane with Argon Glass Option

This year Integrity® from Marvin® Windows and Doors introduced it's most energy-efficient glass yet. This new tripane glazing option is available on Wood-Ultrex® casements, awnings, and direct glaze windows. The result is a window that combines Integrity's® exclusive Ultrex pultruded fiberglass material and three panes of glass and argon gas to create a window that is the epitome of beauty, performance and strength. With the addition of argon gas, Integrity's tripane glass now has superior insulating properties which keeps heat/cool inside the home and lowers your energy bills.

The tripane glass option is available on almost all casement, awning, and direct glaze sizes, and even comes on their special size windows. The Wood-Ultrex windows using tripane also offer all of Integrity's® current design and hardware options. Some of which include divided lite options, grilles between the glass, or the new simulated checkrail. And like all Integrity® products, you can be sure that your windows will be delivered to your dealer within 10 business days.

Model: Read more about the Tripane with Argon Glass Option
Therma-Tru® DoorWays App

Earlier this year we introduced you to Therma-Tru's® new DoorWays™ app and we still think it's an awesome tool to help aid you in the selection of your new front entry door. Opening the app lets you try out different door and glass configurations, and then snap a photo of your front door so that you can get an idea of what your new Therma-Tru® door will look like in the space. You can even save, email, and share your images on social media.

When you have selected your door, you can then send all the product specifications to a Therma-Tru® retailer so that you can get more information, a price quote, or order your door with ease. Since the app saves all the information necessary, you can rest assured that you will get exactly what you want.

Model: Browse Therma-Tru's® Collection of Front Entry Doors
 
Therma-Tru® DoorWays App
Fypon® Same-Day® Stain
 
Fypon® Same-Day® Stain

This year Fypon® released a new stain that lets you get the look of real wood with just a few steps. Fypon's® Same-Day® Stain is an easy-to-use, quick-drying stain that is resists fading, bleaching, and yellowing to create a beautiful finish. Available in a variety of finish colors, you can find the perfect shade to complement your home's look.

To make it even easier to get the look you want, Fypon® put together an All-Inclusive Kit that lets you cover 50 square feet of Fypon® stainable polyurethane, a Therma-Tru® fiberglass double door system, or a single door with two sidelites.

Model: Read more about Fypon's® Same-Day® Stain
GAF Roofing Timberline® Cool Series Roof Shingles

Do you want to make sure that your roof is doing its part to help save you money? Then consider purchasing your shingles from the Timberline® Cool Series at GAF Roofing. These ENERGY STAR® rated shingles are designed to reduce the temperature in your attic so that your home will stay cooler in the summer resulting in lower energy bills.

To put it simply, Timberline's® specially designed roofing granules have a higher reflectance than traditional shingles. The result is less heat transfer to your your attic and rooms below. Timberline's® Cool Series roof shingles are also made with a patented StainGuard® algae protector, to make sure your roof stays beautiful against unsightly blue-green algae. Add to all this the fact that it's an ENERGY STAR® labelled product and you can't go wrong.

Model: Read more about the Timberline® Cool Series Roof Shingles at GAF Roofing
 
GAF Roofing Timberline® Cool Series Roof Shingles
Restoration Hardware The Aspen Collection
 
Restoration Hardware The Aspen Collection

Restoration Hardware's Aspen Collection is full of rustic flare and charm. The Aspen Collection oozes earthiness and Scandinavian design. Søren Rose is the designer behind these beautiful outdoor pieces. Each chair, bench, or table is hewn from massive French oak. The rough-hewn beams are then carefully selected, finished and assembled. Each piece has its own unique characteristics and imperfections which provide a unique character. The oak will also age with a silvery patina, ensuring that your furniture will look great for years to come.

You can further customize your pieces by adding cushions. You can choose from 123 fabrics that are easy to care for, and weather and mildew resistant.

Model: See the entire Aspen Collection from Restoration Hardware
Amarr® Olympus Collection

Just like your front entry door, your garage door adds to your home's curb appeal as well. Amarr® offers many garage doors that protect your home in addition to being energy efficient. The Olympus Collection is all of those things. Featuring triple layer protection, superior insulation and an R-value of 13.34 or 19.40 these are energy efficient as well as being easy to maintain and give you the best in quiet operation.

In addition to being energy efficient, these doors come with a variety of window options so you can be sure that your garage door fits your home's exterior style. You can choose from over 35 window inserts designed with UV inhibitors to resist fading due to exposure to the elements. Add to that heavy-duty hardware to ensure long-lasting operation and a lifetime warranty and you are sure to love your door for years to come.

Model: See more garage doors from Amarr®
 
Amarr® Olympus Collection
Daco Stone™ Real Cut Stone
 
Daco Stone™ Real Cut Stone

Love the look of natural stone? Then you are going to want to give Daco Stone™a call when you start your next building product. At Daco Stone™ you will find designer looks at affordable prices and a knowledgeable and responsive staff that has over 25 years of experience. They have a large inventory of products and ship the same day across the United States.

What we love is Daco Stone's® Real Cut Stone. Available in full thickness or as a thin veneer. The natural full thickness stone measures between 3" and 5" in thickness and the thin veneer is cut to one and a half inches with 90-degree corners that create the look of full thickness stone.

Model: Read more about Real Cut Stone from Daco Stone™
Brinks Home Security® Push-Pull-Rotate Door Locks™

Ever try to open a door with your hands full? It just got easier with Brinks Home Security® Push-Pull-Rotate Door Locks™ With your hand, an elbow, or your hip you can push or pull your way through a door, a great feature whether you have your hands full or free. Just imagine not having to juggle with laundry in your hands, a tray loaded with food, or the absence of dirty fingerprints on your door lock again.

Not only do Brinks Home Security® Push-Pull-Rotate Door Locks™ offer superior convenience but they are also thoughtfully designed. The larger decorative rose covers 33% more than the standard knob and lever to hide blemishes on the doors and the flat surface of the knobs offer comfort when pushing. They also feature durable, all-metal construction with a cylindrical chassis and hidden screws for an improved appearance.

Model: Read more about Push-Pull-Rotate Door Locks™ from Brinks Home Security®
 
Brinks Home Security® Push-Pull-Rotate Door Locks™
Viking® Ultra-Premium Gas Grill with TruSear™ Infrared Burner
 
Viking® Ultra-Premium Gas Grill with TruSear™ Infrared Burner

We know it's the middle of winter but who can resist the thought of a backyard barbecue? Viking® released it's Professional 5 Series grill this year. A versatile grill that can be built into a custom enclosure, built-in with stainless steel cabinetry, or placed on a portable stainless steel cart. The 25,000 BTU stainless steel grill burners and heavy-duty rotisserie can handle any grilling challenge, whether you prefer seared tune fillets or smoked turkeys.

Not only is this grill a powerful machine but it also features a numerical thermometer to give you accurate temperature readings from zero to 750 degrees, a removable smoker box, an individual grease management system.

Model: See more grills from Viking®
Kalamazoo Outdoor Pizza Oven

If you dream of an outdoor kitchen and you love pizza, you may want to take a look at the Outdoor Pizza Oven from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet. Its counter top design requires no installation and this stainless steel, gas-fed pizza oven delivers old-world style pizza in just 3 minutes after cooking temperatures are reached. There is no question that this Kalamazzo Outdoor Gourmet Pizza Oven will impress at your next outdoor gathering.

Model: Read more about the Outdoor Pizza Oven from Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet
 
Kalamazoo Outdoor Pizza Oven
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