Hot Products For Spring 2024

Trex Transcend® Lineage™ Jasper

Springtime is more than just blooming flowers and warmer weather—it’s also the season when the construction and home improvement industries come alive! As the days lengthen and the sun shines brighter, builders, remodelers, landscapers and DIY enthusiasts gear up for their next projects. Whether you’re constructing a new deck, refreshing your landscaping, or tackling that long-awaited remodeling job, this season brings a fresh wave of innovative building products and cutting-edge tools. In this article, we’ll explore the hottest trends and must-have items for Spring 2024. From decking to premium fasteners to pole saws, let’s dive into the world of springtime home improvement and homebuilding excellence.

Daich Coatings

Daich Coatings for outdoor projects

Sidewalks and pathways get an upgraded look of tile or natural stone when applying SpreadStone Decorative Concrete Resurfacing Kit. A specialized applicator is included for achieving stunning decorative results, making it easy for anyone to apply.

The versatile pre-mixed SpreadStone real stone coating resists cracks, impact, abrasions and chemicals. The product rolls on easily over a primed seamless or stenciled surface. After the first coat dries, a second coat in a different color may be applied to create a unique color distinction. Available in five color finishes, including Lake Rock, Cold Gold Slate, Midnight Slate, Sun Ledge and Summit Grey.

SpreadRock® provides an elegantly authentic speckled granite coating ideal for porches. The coating can be spread on with an easy trowel application on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. The bonding technology and real stone composition ensure solid adhesion, superior flexibility and dependable durability.

A variety of color options include Mocha, Anvil and Ice Grey, along with Brownstone, Flint Grey, Sandstone and Sante Fe. Like other Daich Coatings products, SpreadRock resists rain, snow, salt, chemicals, mold, mildew, UV light and hot tire pickup, along with excessive heat and bitter cold temperatures.

Exterior steps and walkways benefit from easy-to-apply RollerRock®. Requiring no primer, the real stone coating comes in 15 colors and provides a clean, speckled stone appearance. A Stone Texture Roller helps any homeowner achieve a rustic, textured stone anti-slip surface. Two coats of RollerRock are recommended about three to four hours apart, followed by a clear sealer the next day, like TracSafe Anti-Slip Sealer.

Daich Coatings primers and decorative concrete products are available online at Lowe’s, Home Hardware, The Home Depot® or online at


WiseSeal® Paintable & Stainable End Grain Seal

WiseSeal® WiseSeal®

This is a product you will want to keep in your truck and in your shop this building season. We are very excited about WiseSeal® as the EHT staff has long been proponents of sealing your end cuts on outdoor wood. This product is designed to protect decking, siding/cladding, railings, steps, log ends, turning blanks, and other exposed end grain. DeckWise® makes it easy to protect inventory and on-site material for long-lasting results. WiseSeal® End Seal is a durable water-based formula, eco-friendly and forms a flexible, breathable barrier by coating the wood fibers at the cellular level, providing exceptional protection. This product is paintable and stainable after 24 hours. WiseSeal® is proven to increase the structural integrity of hardwood, thermally modified wood, soft woods, PT (pressure treated) and even composite material. For more info, go to


Armstrong-Clark Wood Stains

Armstrong’s deck and siding wood stain has nondrying conditioning oils that separate from the drying side of the formula. These oils penetrate deep into the deck or siding wood fiber where the wood’s natural oils used to be. This process rejuvenates the wood. The drying oils stay at the surface, lock in the conditioning oils and create a dry to the touch barrier. Armstrong’s deck and siding wood stain formulas also contain vegetable oils, transparent oxide pigments, water repellents, mildewcide, and solvent.

Quality is what Armstrong-Clark brings to you. Backed by 7 generations of exterior oil-based coatings experience, coupled with modern technology, Armstrong-Clark can meet and exceed your need for oil based wood coatings.




Maze STORMGUARD® nails are double hot dipped galvanized and have a thick coating of zinc for maximum corrosion-resistance. All Maze STORMGUARD® Nails meet and exceed the ASTM A 153 specification for hot-dip galvanizing. Maze manufactures quality double hot-dipped nails for fiber cement siding, cedar and redwood siding, roofing, cedar shakes and shingles, PVC trim products, decking, fencing and post frame building construction. Many manufacturers and industry associations recommend Maze Nails for use with their building products because of their superior rust-resistance and quality performance in the field.  Maze also manufactures a complete line of stainless steel for marine and coastal applications. Maze Nails are 100 percent Made in the U.S.A. in Peru, Illinois.  In business since 1848, Maze Nails has a long standing tradition of providing top-quality nails to the building industry. Maze Nails is proud to be one of the last and longest standing manufacturers of 100-percent American-made nails. Maze has been setting the standard for 176 years. Visit


Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape

Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape

Waterproofing the ledger board is a critical step in preventing moisture damage and ensuring the structural integrity of a deck over time. To fully protect this essential component, the makers of Trex® Seal™ Ledger Tape have introduced a new butyl tape engineered specifically for use beneath the ledger board. Measuring 22 inches wide, Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape creates a continuous water-tight seal between the ledger board and the house wrap to prevent water from infiltrating the house.

This new sub-ledger offering features similar performance features and benefits as the award-winning Trex Seal Ledger Tape in a wider product designed for this specific application. Reinforced with an aluminum liner, the self-adhering, butyl-based tape covers the entire surface beneath the ledger board and integrates with the house wrap to provide a continuous seal for optimal protection against moisture and water penetration. It also creates a water-tight seal around ledger fasteners.

Trex Seal Sub-Ledger Tape is designed for easy application with a convenient triple-release liner that allows installers to bend and set it in place without it flexing back like other flashing tapes. Its 22-inch width replaces the need to use multiple strips of tape, saving valuable time on the job site. Additionally, it is AAMA 711-13 compliant and is backed by a 25-year warranty.

Whether constructing a new deck or replacing an existing one, installing Trex Seal-Sub Ledger Tape is a simple process that takes minutes but can add years onto the life of a deck. For more information, visit




FenceTrac is a revolutionary fence system that uses patented U-channel rails and metal posts to create a secure and sturdy frame for any type of infill. You can choose from wood, vinyl, composite, bamboo, metal, or any other material that fits your style and budget. You can also mix and match different infills to create a unique and attractive fence.

FenceTrac is easy to install and long-lasting. You don’t need any special tools or skills to assemble the fence. Just slide the infill into the rails and secure them with screws. The metal frame and posts are resistant to rot, rust, warping, and twisting. They will outlast wood by years and require minimal maintenance. The applications are virtually unlimited as it can be used for privacy, security, decoration, or enclosure. It can work with single, double, or steel joists. It can fit into tight spaces or cover large areas. It can also be customized with gates, hinges, latches, caps, or other accessories. FenceTrac is the ultimate fence solution for your property. It gives you the freedom to create the fence you want with the quality you deserve. It is proudly made in the USA and backed by a 25-year warranty. For more info, go to 


Wolmanized® Outdoor Wood

The EHT staff has relied on Wolmanized® Wood for outdoor projects for over 20 years. Southern Pine pressure-treated with Wolmanized® copper azole preservative treatment. This No. 1 grade wood is treated with micronized CA-C for Ground Contact as well as for Freshwater Immersion, meeting all building code requirements. It’s a great building material for docks, decks, retaining walls, fences, picnic tables, planter boxes, walkways, sill plate and structural members. The lumber’s S4S designation means it’s sanded on four sides for a finished, professional look. Also, It’s important to note that Wolmanized® Outdoor wood has earned the Good Housekeeping Seal, has been certified by Home Innovation Research Labs as meeting requirements for termite-resistant materials in the National Green Building Standard™, and has been verified by the internationally recognized EcoSpecifier. It comes with a limited warranty for most residential applications and, to top it off, it costs less than alternatives such as tropical hardwoods and artificial wood. For more info visit,


Dutch Boy® Barn & Fence paint

Dutch Boy Barn And Fence Paint

Dutch Boy® Paints announces the launch of a brand-new line of Barn & Fence paint and Aluminum paint, exclusively available at Menards®. This exciting expansion to Dutch Boy® Paints’ portfolio represents a new opportunity to reach consumers looking for durable protection and optimal performance for even more outdoor surfaces.

The new Barn & Fence paint provides durability and resistance against the elements—and is available in latex, water-based alkyd and aluminum formulas—making it ideal for specific projects completed by both DIYers and professional contractors. Both the latex and water-based alkyd options are designed for a variety of exterior surfaces including barns, fences, silos, and more. They are also self-priming, fade-resistant, and offer a mold- and mildew-resistant finish, ensuring longevity and an aesthetic appeal. Cleanup is simple with just soap and water. The latex product is available in a flat sheen, and ready-to-use classic red, white and black shades, while the water-based alkyd is offered in a semi-gloss finish, and ready-to-use classic red and white colors. For more info, go to


Bigfoot Systems Footing Forms

Bigfoot Sytems footing forms

The best footing tube base & pier footing tubes available today are made by Bigfoot Systems®. The Bigfoot team has been in the construction business for many years and has developed a variety of Bigfoot products for all your construction needs. Visit their website to browse the product line to learn more about allowable gravity loads each model will withstand. This will help you choose the footing that is right for your residential, light commercial or industrial applications. For more info, go to


Greenworks 40V Cordless 8″ Pole Saw with Hedge Trimmer Attachment Combo Kit

Greenworks 40V Polesaw/Hedge Trimmer

The EHT staff has recently tested the Greenworks Pole saw/Hedge trimmer combo. The pole saw made quick work of some Bradford Pear branches that had made their way over our driveway. We were surprised with the power of this 40V tool. Super easy to maneuver and operate in tight spaces. Interchangeable tool heads allow you easily and quickly covert to the needed application. You can also add or take off the middle extension for longer or shorter reach. The fully charged battery lasted long enough to trim 2 larger trees with plenty of juice leftover for more work. The hedge trimmer is perfect for those tall shrubs that need topping off. Expect a smooth cut along with little to no resistance when trimming. Remember to wear eye and head protection when operating overhead tools. For more info on this Pole Saw/Hedge Trimmer combo, go to


Trex Hideaway® Fastener Collection

Trex Fasteners

The new Trex Hideaway® Fastener Collection includes solutions for every composite deck fastening and finishing need – from color-matched screws and plugs to specially engineered bits, depth setters and clips – including several first-to-market innovations. The collection was meticulously researched and expertly engineered to make installation easier and more efficient while delivering a clean, cohesive aesthetic. These new tools and accessories are fully compatible with all Trex® decking products and have also been rigorously tested and proven to work with most competitive decking options.

The Trex Hideaway Fastener Collection comes with the durability and protection of the world’s #1 composite decking brand. Components are backed by the same limited warranties as the decking they secure. When paired with Trex Transcend® decking, fasteners and accessories are backed by 50 years of assurance. With Trex Select® or Trex Enhance® decking, they are backed by 35 and 25 years, respectively.

For more information about the new Trex Hideaway Fastener Collection, visit


Rigid 18V Brushless Hybrid 18 in. Drum Fan

RIDGID introduces the all-new R860722B 18V Brushless Hybrid 18 in. Drum Fan – RIDGID’s most powerful cordless fan to date. RIDGID’s brushless motor technology delivers maximum performance, longer runtime and extreme motor life. This Hybrid Drum Fan delivers 4x more airflow* with up to 4,000 CFM and up to 600 FPM with 6 speed settings. It features a quiet operation with only 55 dBA on high and delivers up to 15 hours of runtime on low speed**. The hybrid feature on the 18V Brushless Hybrid Drum Fan allows the fan to run on any RIDGID 18V battery or any standard extension cord to keep the drum fan running even longer, integrated cord storage allows for the included 6 ft. AC extension cord to be stored with ease. In addition to free-standing, screw mounting holes provide a versatile hanging option. The 225° head rotation allows users to direct airflow in multiple directions.

As always, this RIDGID Hybrid 18 in. Drum Fan is 100% compatible with all RIDGID 18V batteries. Best of all, this tool is eligible for the Industry’s Best Lifetime Service Agreement, simply register within 90 days of purchase for FREE Batteries, FREE Parts, FREE Service, FOR LIFE. The R860722 includes the 18V Brushless Hybrid Drum Fan and a 6 ft. AC Extension Cord.  For more info, go to

Trex Transcend® Lineage™ Composite Decking

Trex Lineage Carmel

Featuring a refined finish, trend-forward colors, enhanced performance features and industry-leading sustainability, Trex Transcend® Lineage™ decking heralds what’s next in outdoor living. Building on the impeccable pedigree of Trex’s industry-leading Transcend® decking, Lineage represents the brand’s coolest decking yet – literally. Engineered with heat-mitigating technology in the shell, Lineage boards reflect the sun to stay cooler underfoot than other composite decking offerings.

This new line also features an elevated look with subtle hues and elegant graining that deliver an unmatched natural appearance. Lineage boards are available in four color options inspired by some of the most picturesque settings in the U.S. For more info, go to


Royal WoodTone Styles by Westlake Royal Building Products 

Westlake Royal WoodTone

Westlake Royal Building Products has launched Royal™ WoodTone Styles, blending rich wood looks with the rustic warmth of beadboard trim.

Made of cellular PVC, Royal WoodTone Styles lend sophistication and function to porch ceilings and soffit applications. The new product line is low-maintenance, moisture and insect proof, and easy to install due to its hidden nailing hems.

Royal WoodTone Styles offer the elegant look of stained wood in six trending colors, including American Walnut, Oak Ridge, Natural Cedar, Smoke Grey, Weathered Oak and Charred Timber. The line features a 6″ v-grooved plank, beadboard, crown and bed mould.

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Gutterglove® LeafBlaster Pro® Portfolio

Gutterglove® LeafBlaster Pro®

Gutterglove®  is expanding its LeafBlaster Pro® portfolio of premier gutter protection solutions. The introduction of the new Frame-Reinforced Stainless Steel Micro-Mesh Gutter Guard will provide contractors with a full suite of gutter protection solutions. Built on a proven product design optimized to withstand the heaviest of debris, the Frame Reinforced Stainless Steel Micro-Mesh Gutter Guard is the toughest gutter guard offered in the LeafBlaster Pro portfolio. The material is designed with maximum strength and protection in mind to withstand the elements, and patented technology allows for superior performance, even in the worst weather conditions. Perfect for homes in densely wooded areas or harsh climates, this new gutter guard is made with a patented T6-treated aluminum slotted-frame design and stainless-steel micro mesh, allowing rainwater to flow freely into the gutter while blocking heavier storm debris, branches, leaves, and pests. The LeafBlaster Pro Frame-Reinforced Gutter Guard is available to purchase beginning in April 2024 through professional building material suppliers. For more info, go to


Simpson Strong-Tie Deck-Drive DSV Wood screws

Simpson Strong-Tie Deck-Drive DSV Wood screws

Simpson Strong-Tie is expanding its popular Deck-Drive DSV Wood screw offerings with a black Quik Guard® coating, increasing options for both strength and aesthetics.

DSV Wood deck screws are innovatively designed for the rigors of preservative-treated decking and exterior wood-to-wood applications. They feature underhead nibs, making it easy to countersink into the board for a clean, streamlined appearance; a high-low threaded tip for easier driving; a special shank designed to withstand the swelling and shrinkage common to sawn lumber decking; and low-torque threads that allow for up to 35% more screws to be driven per charge.

The screws’ other key feature is a Quik Guard coating that provides corrosion resistance against exterior elements and certain wood treatments. The DSV lineup now includes a black coating option, alongside tan, red and gray, to blend with each project’s unique color needs.

Deck-Drive DSV Wood screws with the black Quik Guard coating come in #8 and #10 sizes and three lengths for hand-drive applications; #10 sizes are load-rated for shear, pull-through and withdrawal resistance. Multiple package sizes are available. For more information, visit

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Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape
Trex® Seal™ Sub-Ledger Tape

Waterproofing the ledger board is a critical step in preventing moisture damage and ensuring the structural integrity of a deck over time. To fully protect this essential component, the makers of Trex® Seal™ Ledger Tape have introduced a new butyl tape engineered specifically for use beneath the ledger board. Measuring 22 inches wide, Trex® Seal™ […]