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IBS 2016 January 4, 2016 Sonia







2016 NAHB International Builders’ Show

Each year the National Association of Home Builders holds the International Builders’ Show (IBS), the largest annual light construction show in the world that attracts 50,000 visitors from more than 100 countries. IBS brings together the industry’s most important manufacturers and suppliers to showcase the latest products, materials and technologies involved in all types of buildings—including wood, concrete, stone and brick. Now you can see even more of what the building universe has to offer in one trip through Design & Construction Week, which features the co-location of the IBS and the National Kitchen & Bath Association’s Kitchen & Bath Industry Show (KBIS).

Here’s a preview of some of the home-improvement products that will be exhibited at the show.


Solar-Powered Skylights from Velux America

Energy Star-qualified, solar-powered fresh air skylights from Velux America offer the opportunity to save 30 percent up-front on the cost of the products, and then save on long-term energy costs. The 30 percent federal tax credit can have the effect of making the latest top-of-the-line skylights available for close to the cost of entry-level models. The fresh air skylights not only admit natural light, but allow for passive ventilation to improve indoor air quality. Solar-powered blinds can be added to the skylights for even greater energy efficiency, and both products are operated by a programmable touchpad remote control. The skylights close automatically in case of rain, and are available for new installations or for replacing older units. They carry a ten-year “no leak” warranty and feature laminated Clean, Quiet and Safe glass that reduces outside noise while keeping the glass cleaner and brighter. Double-pane LowE3 glass, with argon gas between the panes, makes the Energy Star-qualified units highly energy efficient. Visit or Booth C4531.

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Sashco High-Quality Caulk Products

Sashco makes only high-performance caulking products designed to work right for the project. For windows, doors, siding and moulding, there’s Big Stretch. It won’t crack because it stretches up to 500 percent of original bead size. Kitchens and baths can be sealed immediately and permanently with Lexel, the tough elastic sealant for every job, which even sticks to wet surfaces. Through The Roof stops roof leaks in their tracks, and can be applied in temperatures down to zero degrees on gutters, downspouts, flashing and shingles. And, banish ugly dandelions and anthills in your driveway, sidewalk and patio with Slab, the serious fix for concrete cracks.


At the International Builders Show, Big Stretch, Sashco’s high-performance elastomeric sealant has a challenge for you: Go Big or Go Back! Stop by the Extreme How-To booth C3160 to see Big Stretch in action and get your sample. Learn more at


TimberTech Sandy Birch Terrain Decking

The decking color Sandy Birch, part of TimberTech’s Terrain Collection, has been named one of the “Top 100 Building Products” of 2015 by Professional Builder Magazine. TimberTech added Sandy Birch to its popular Terrain Collection last year as a versatile, light tan color designed to complement any home exterior. The natural earth tones of Sandy Birch combine unparalleled aesthetics in an affordable alternative decking material. Like all Terrain Collection products, it features superior quality, low maintenance and is backed by a 25-year residential limited fade and stain warranty. Other Terrain Collection colors are Brown Oak, Silver Maple, along with the newest colors Stone Ash and Rustic Elm. Visit and booth C2115.