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Taking a Look Back at IBS 2024 with Chris Arnold: Innovative Products from Fraser Wood, Euroshield, and More

Reflecting on the International Builders' Show (IBS) 2024, CopeGrand Homes' Project Estimator, Chris Arnold, was struck by the wave of innovation shaping the building industry. From eco-friendly roofing to ultra-durable timber, here are his key takeaways.





Fraser Wood Industries: Heavy-Grade Timbers with Designer Appeal


Fraser Wood offers a full line of structurally rated yet visually stunning heavy-grade timbers and glulam beams, ranging up to an impressive 10x24 inches. With a diverse selection of wood veneers, finishes, and textures, these timbers can seamlessly blend into any architectural and structural design process. Their versatility and aesthetic appeal make them a standout choice for designers and builders alike.

Euroshield Roofing Solutions: Hail-Proof and Eco-Friendly


Euroshield's roofing solutions, made from 95% recycled rubber tires, mimic the look of slate or wood shingles without the premium price tag. Their durability is unmatched, boasting extreme wind and hail resistance. In fact, their roofs can withstand hailstones up to 4 inches in diameter, offering peace of mind to homeowners in storm-prone regions. Chris Arnold appreciates Euroshield for not only its resilience but also its remarkable cost-effectiveness, longevity, and ecological responsibility.


Fleetwood Windows & Doors: Furniture-Like Quality



Fleetwood sets a high bar with windows and doors that feature thin lines, impact-rated glass, and an innovative privacy feature. With a simple flip of a switch, homeowners can enjoy privacy without compromising the view. Fleetwood's craftsmanship reflects the dedication to quality akin to fine furniture, a sentiment echoed in their parent company, Masonite.


Panda Windows & Doors: Sleek, Impact-Rated Solutions


Known for their thin lines and large panes of glass, Panda's windows and doors provide impact-rated and fully customizable options in aluminum and steel frames. Whether it's folding, multi-slide, pivot, or even curved multi-slide, their innovative designs ensure the perfect fit for any architectural vision.


Jada Windows: Custom Steel Windows and Doors with Unmatched Elegance


Jada exhibit at trade show

Jada Windows redefines sophistication with their meticulously handcrafted steel windows and doors, offering both timeless style and enduring strength. Their customizable designs blend thin sightlines with large panes of glass to maximize natural light while providing durability and security. Whether it's for a classic or contemporary project, Jada’s products are engineered to deliver unparalleled elegance and functionality. Their ability to seamlessly integrate custom finishes, shapes, and configurations ensures that each product is unique, making them a go-to choice for architects and homeowners looking to make a distinctive design statement.


TanTimber: Thermally Modified Wood with Longevity


TanTimber's products feature a unique thermal modification process using heat and steam, which transforms typical wood species like oak, ash, poplar, pine, and iroko into incredibly durable products. Their profiles offer stunning architectural appeal for both siding and decking, with concealed fasteners allowing the wood to expand and contract without damaging neighboring materials. With an expected lifespan of 15-25 years, it's a sustainable choice for outdoor applications.


Conclusion


IBS 2024 provided a showcase of cutting-edge building materials, with eco-friendly innovations and designer-quality finishes that align perfectly with CopeGrand Homes' commitment to exceptional craftsmanship. Chris Arnold's insights highlight the advancements that will help shape the homes of the future, blending style, durability, and sustainability in equal measure.

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