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. 

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Stainless Steel Rod Rail System

presented by: Kevin Harris, Associate AIA, Executive Committee, American Institute of Architects (AIA), National Custom Residential Architects Network (CRAN);Trustee, National Association of Home Builders Remodelers Council (NAHBR); Trustee, National Association of Home Builders Leading Suppliers Council (LSC);Director, Sales & Marketing AGS Stainless.

Introducing the new Cascadia Horizontal Rod Rail System, the newest railing system from AGS Stainless, Inc (AGS). When it comes to including the high-visual impact of stainless railing in your homes, builders now have a more affordable choice. Rather than having a local fabricator build an expensive custom stainless railing system for your projects, Cascadia is a stainless railing system that’s available from your local LBM dealer, and it is priced similar to a typical cable rail system.  

Fabricated from 316-marine grade stainless steel, Cascadia captures the visual impact of a custom stainless railing system.  However, with only 8-components Cascadia can be installed quickly, easily, and by almost anyone on the builders team. No metal fabricator, long lead times, special tools or experience are required to install Cascadia.

With Cascadia, helping your clients distinguish their homes with the elegant look of stainless steel on their deck and interior stairways is now much more affordable. For more than 30-years AGS has designed and fabricated custom stainless railing for some of the world’s most distinctive homes and commercial properties. Learn more about the new Cascadia Rod Rail System and other custom home and remodel topics in this series of informative discussions.

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Andersen Windows & Doors

As the #1 trusted and recommended window and door brand, Andersen is committed to providing contractors with the products, tools, and installation resources needed to offer customers the right solutions and complete projects they’ll love.

  • Meet Andersen product and technical experts and learn best practices for installing windows and doors to ensure high performance
  • Participate in a sealant bead contest, showing off your process for applying smooth, clean sealant lines
  • Learn about the Andersen Certified Contractor Program and how it can help you grow your business 



1. Individual 5” Shingles:

a. CertainTeed’s Individual 5” Sawmill Shingles with proprietary Ageless Cedar™ color technology enable the selection of unique, random color patterns for one-of-a kind exterior designs. The ageless Cedar blends feature a progression of shades to capture the appearance of natural Eastern White Cedar and Western Red Cedar at different stages of life. CertainTeed Cedar Impressions are a maintenance-free, durable polymer that withstands hurricane force winds and offers a lifetime limited warranty.

i. All wood purists are encouraged to stop by the CertainTeed booth to see the shingles and matching offset corner installed.

ii. Meet our 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.

2. Reverse Board & Batten:

a. Add Curb Appeal to your home with a unique accent panel from CertainTeed that features narrow boards and wide battens to add a distinct vertical element to a home. This accent panel fits in all standard ¾” accessories and features a reinforced foam backer combined with an extra thick siding panel to provide rigidity and durability that you’d expect from a hardboard siding.

i. Stop by the CertainTeed booth to see our entire family of Board and Batten profiles installed.

ii. Meet our 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.

James Hardie Demos

Meet the experts from James Hardie and learn installation best practices for the JH® Complete Exterior that’s known for design and durability and is tougher than the elements.  Come learn about America’s #1 brand of siding at interactive sessions presented all day Friday and Saturday. 

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Live Training & Seminars

Presented By: OSI, featuring the Therma-Tru Certified Door System Installer Training Program

Learn from the professionals at OSI® - the expert in construction sealants – and Therma-Tru – the expert in fiberglass door systems – as they take you through a door system installation every step of the way. 

Reduce your callbacks & increase customer satisfaction – become a Certified Door Installer today!


The Modern Shower

Take your knowledge of Schluter products and systems to the next level! These live demonstrations give you a solid overview of the applications where our products are most often used.

  • Provide effective moisture management using KERDI
  • Learn about our variety of drain options
  • Add warmth and luxury with DITRA-HEAT
  • Finish and protect tile edges with our profiles

Decks Done Right

Presented By: Scott Fischer P.E., Rachel Holland, PE., Billy Viars, Technical Training Manager with Simpson Strong-Tie, Eddy Longshore with Culpeper Wood Preservers

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!

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PVC Trim Details

Presented by: Bobby Parks

This fast-moving session incorporates a photo presentation along with a hands-on demonstration of trim details and product options that create features for outdoor living and remodeling projects. Bobby Parks has a long history as an outdoor living & remodeling contractor and shares his approach to creating simple details that become features instead of "add-ons." He demonstrates ways to become more productive while delivering options that stand the test of time. He shows how using products save steps in the field, cuts down on-field time, and allows the process to become more efficient. The results equal increased production and fewer callbacks, allowing for better profitability. Bobby shares his experience of delivering low-maintenance projects, strengthening a contractor's reputation. 

Bobby Parks will demonstrate creative & efficient PVC Trim options of VERSATEX® Building Products. This session will give you a solid overview of the best ways to use VERSATEX® PVC.

  • Results equal increased production
  • Strengthen a contractor's reputation
  • Deliver low-maintenance options
  • Add style to any project!

We invite you to learn from the leaders in PVC Building Products!

Wedi® Showers, Fast, Easy, Made In the USA

Benefits of using Wedi include:

  • 100% waterproof and mold-proof product and installation system
  • Tested, certified and proven product systems produced in the USA and Germany with strictly sourced local and brand ingredients
  • Complete range of shower systems and accessories that offer the ability to customize easily
  • Wedi Warranty that offers unique coverage and programs for 10, 15 and 20-years
  • Modular installation that is easy, fast and clean
  • Ready to tile upon installation – same day