Exhibitor Demonstrations

Need to pick a manufacturer's brain or clear up some installation instructions?  Top manufacturers lead interactive demonstrations of best practices and quick tips for smooth installations of their products. Click on the logos for Demo descriptions:

The schedule for 2020 Exhibitor Demos is coming soon!

Are you an exhibiting manufacturer that would like to demo a product? Contact beau.wagener@informa.com to have your demonstration added.
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BOOTH #504

Andersen® Window Replacement Solutions

Andersen® has a variety of replacement window options from custom-size insert and full frame replacement windows to a sash conversion kit. Also learn about Andersen’s NEW 100 Series insert frame, made with Andersen’s exclusive Fibrex® composite material.

 Attendees will learn:

  • Learn about Andersen latest Home Improvement product, 100 Series custom sized insert frame made with Andersen’s exclusive Fibrex® composite material.  
  • How to easily identify Andersen® Narroline® units for replacement and quickly upgrade them with the Narroline Conversion Kit
  • How to determine if Andersen 400 Series Tilt-Wash Insert windows are a feasible option for your replacement job 

NEW A-Series Mulling System

Andersen® is introducing a new mulling system that is now available for the A-series units.  This new innovation is consistent with Andersen’s vision to lead the window and door industry by creating products and services that are different and better, as measured by our customers.

Attendees will learn:

The new Easy Connect window joining system is a revolutionary new innovation to how windows are joined together.
Engineered for performance, strength and installation ease, this new system allows for larger window combinations and simplified installation, saving the contractor up to 50% in labor time.  This new engineered system is Hallmark certified and can be used across the nation, even in hurricane prone areas. The Easy Connect Joining system can be setup in our factory or can be assembled onsite in the rough opening.

BOOTH #1214

Next Generation of Cedar Impressions® Products
Discover how CertainTeed’s revolutionary Individual 5” Sawmill Shingles enable the selection of unique, random color patterns for one-of-a-kind exterior designs.  Our proprietary Ageless Cedar™ Color Blends feature a progression of shades to capture the appearance of natural Eastern White Cedar and Western Red Cedar at different stages of life. You’ll also learn about Cedar Impressions Triple 5” Sawmill Shingles with patented offset mitered corner design that replicate the craftsmanship of a true shingle corner and Cedar Impressions Single 7” Perfection Shingles with Ageless Cedar™ Color Blends offered in a longer length panel featuring patent-pending innovative blended color throughout. Meet our Product Application Specialists for live demonstrations and learn proper installation techniques along with invaluable expert tips to help speed your installation time and save you money while avoiding unnecessary callbacks.  

The Top Vinyl Siding Installation Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them
What are the biggest vinyl siding installation issues that can slow you down, lose you money and result in those dreaded callbacks that no one ever wants to receive?  Join our CertainTeed Product Application Specialists for this jammed-packed session with live demonstrations where you’ll be able to interact with them as they offer installation tips and techniques that will not only save you money and speed up your installation time but will also ensure your customers are left smiling at the end of every job, every time!  

BOOTH #334

Diamond Kote® Building Products offers a complete siding system, designed with the installer in mind.
Our 30-Year No Fade Siding is built on LP® SmartSide®, an engineered wood product. We're here to help you differentiate your business with labor saving siding products designed to hide nail heads providing homeowners a beautiful finished home. All products are also backed by a 5/50-Year Siding System Warranty including hail damage.

  1. Installing LP®SmartSide® Faster
    • See how RigidStack™ and RigidShake™ built on LP®SmartSide® will help you install more siding in day
    • Learn how LP®SmartSide® is made, and see the advantages of treated engineered wood siding demonstrated
    • Discover callback free butt joints

  2. Tips for Time Saving Exterior Trim
    • Proper Install, Flashing, and Sealing details for LP®SmartSide® Trim 
    • Hear why Hidden Fastener Trim is a better solution for customers & you

  3. Labor Saving Exterior Accessories
    • Explore install Tips & Tricks for mount blocks
    • Realize an easier way to wrap porch & deck posts
    • Premade flashings options


BOOTH #904

James Hardie Complete Exterior

The James Hardie Complete Exterior New England’s choice for uncompromised beauty and durability. Installation Best Practices for the JH® Complete Exterior.

  • Tougher than the elements
  • Design & durability
  • America's #1 brand of siding

BOOTH #542

Details coming soon!

BOOTH #1042

Innovations in Tiled Showers

Create a spa-like retreat, with built-in seats and benches, inset shelves and niches, low-profile linear drains, heated floors, and even steam showers. Find out all about our brand new shower trays and see our new designer STYLE grates first hand! Schluter®-Systems offers a complete line of products with options that integrate together to form a fully bonded, watertight assembly for tiled barrier-free showers. Create a bathroom that allows you to age in place, while meeting all of your design requirements today.

 Join us at our Tile Clinic Booth, directly across the aisle from our Exhibit Booth #1038, to:

Session 1: Build it: New shower trays & KERDI-BOARD building panels

Session 2: Let it flow: New STYLE designer grates for KERDI-DRAIN & KERDI-LINE

Session 3: Let’s talk floors: DITRA & DITRA-HEAT uncoupling, floor warming, and sound

BOOTH #1032

Decks Done Right

Real Solutions for Safer, Stronger Decks
Presented by Scott Fischer P.E. and Rachel Holland P.E.

Real Solutions for Safer, Stronger Decks. Due to the visibility of deck failures the structural side of deck construction is evolving and it’s more important than ever to keep up to date on the latest guidelines, requirements and field-proven details.

Simpson Strong-Tie has brought together an experienced group of presenters to discuss how to create a continuous load path in your deck designs while sharing best practices that help keep jobs moving. Stop by for one session or attend them all! 

BOOTH #726

Therma-Tru Doors and Fypon Millwork

Choosing a Therma-Tru door means designing an inspired entrance with the confidence that
it will perform for years to come. Whether it’s Classic or Contemporary – or somewhere in between – Therma-Tru offers a wide selection to complement the architecture of a home and a homeowner’s sense of style.

But it’s more than beauty that makes Therma-Tru the brand building professionals prefer most. With a complete door system engineered with craftsman precision and backed by more than 50 years of industry experience, you can be confident that a Therma-Tru door will perform as exceptionally as it looks.

Fypon is the recognized leader in polyurethane product design, innovation and molding technology. Each Fypon product is engineered for consistent quality and long-lasting performance.

Our polyurethane products are low maintenance and easy to install, with no special tools or extra labor required. They are insect- and moisture-resistant, and won’t warp, crack, split or rot.

Door Installation Best Practices Workshop:

  • Go beyond installation of a door as we explain certain steps in the process to help you avoid callbacks on a project.
  • Become more knowledgeable about the door installation process to ensure long-term, hassle-free operation and performance for your customer.

Fypon Beam Mantel Staining and Installation Workshop:

  • Learn techniques on how to stain Fypon Beam Mantels to achieve a product so realistic to wood that it will be hard to distinguish the difference.   Also learn the proper installation method for faux wood beam mantels.