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2012 International Builders' Show Product Preview

The International Builders' Show will be held in Orlando in February with appoximately 800 building manufacturers displaying products according to the National Association of Home Builders. Here is a small sampling of products that will be launched at the show. Stay tuned for a post-show review of products.

The Apollo solar roofing system from CertainTeed Corp. features integrated polycrystalline solar panels. Each 12-lb. module has 14 high-efficiency polycrystalline silicon solar cells that absorb sunlight and converts it into electricity.

Deckorators introduces VersaCaps, decorative post caps with nested inserts that allow for a snug fit over common-sized deck and fence posts. They are compatible with wood, composite and vinyl posts, and are available in traditional solar, solar band and high point pyramid options.

NanaWall Systems introduces its folding door system with dynamic glass. The dynamic glass provides control over how much light enters a building by changing tints from clear to dark on demand with a flip of a switch.

Simpson Strong-Tie introduces the two-story Strong Frame ordinary moment frame. Accommodating openings up to 18 ft. high per story and 24 ft. wide, it is designed for projects featuring tall ceilings and expansive windows.

Ply Gem Windows Mira Premium Series Bi-Parting aluminum-clad wood door is a four-panel option. The door is made of durable .080 extruded aluminum cladding and is available in eight exterior colors and a clear wood or prefinished white interior.

The new Stacked Stone siding expands The Foundry’s Stone Collection of premium vinyl siding. It features bold, rugged texture cast from hand-selected North Carolina quarried stone. It is designed to be easy to cut with snips and hung like traditional vinyl panels.

TimberTech adds three new colors - brick, slate and brownstone - as part of its Earthwood Evolutions Natural Collection. The collection includes fully capped planks featuring a proprietary HydroLock technology for aesthetics, durability and moisture resistance.