Exhibitor Demos

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.

Are you an exhibiting manufacturer that would like to demo a product?  Contact your account executive today to add your demonstration to this growing list!

Scheduled Demonstrations

R|D|J 2018 LIVE Exhibitor Demos will be available in Late Spring. Check back in May for more information! In the meantime, though, below shows what was available at the 2017 event, which took place at the Music City Center in Nashville, October 26–27, 2017.

Andersen® Window Replacement Solutions

Andersen® has a variety of replacement window options from custom-size insert and full frame replacement windows to a conversion kit for older Andersen Narroline® windows. 

Attendees will learn:

  • How to properly assess and measure a window for replacement.
  • Proper installation method for Andersen’s popular 400 Series Woodwright® double hung windows.  
  • Learn about Andersen latest product: 400Series Tilt-Wash Full Frame custom sized window for your replacement jobs. 

Andersen® Patio Door Replacement
Learn best practices for upgrading or replacing an existing patio door with an Andersen 200 Series Perma-Shield gliding door with blinds between the glass, Andersen’s latest product feature.

Attendees will learn:

  • How to properly prepare the opening, assemble and install the replacement patio door.
  • How to make the final adjustments that will enhance the customer delight with their decision to replace their old patio door.

Storm Door Installation Made Easy
Andersen® storm doors with the Rapid Install 1 System are faster and easier to install than any other storm door available on the market. There's no cutting and virtually no measuring, and it installs with basic tools in about an hour.

Attendees will learn:

  • How Andersen has made this the fastest and easiest storm door installation on the market.
  • How Andersen storm doors can save you time on the jobsite.
  • How to install the storm door in 45 minutes or less!  

Visit www.StormDoorCentral.com for details.

 

Clinic Schedule: Booth 1401

Thursday, October 26

9:30 a.m.    Andersen Window Replacement Solutions
1:00 p.m.    Andersen Storm Door Installation Made Easy
2:30 p.m.    Andersen Patio Door Replacement

Friday, October 27

9:30 a.m.    Andersen Patio Door Replacement
1:00 p.m.    Andersen Window Replacement Solutions

Schluter Systems Tile Clinic—The Next Generation Bathroom

The Next Generation Bathroom allows you to 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. 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 #1703, directly across from the Schluter Systems booth, Booth #1701, to: 

  1. Learn how to create a fully waterproof and vapor-tight enclosure. 
  2. Learn simple and effective solutions to protect moisture-sensitive substrates, prevent mold growth, and preserve the integrity of the tiled surface. 
  3. Identify the benefits and challenges associated with barrier free showers open concept bathrooms. 

We will build out Next Generation Bathroom in three dstages each day. The daily schedule will be available below soon.

Clinic Schedule: Booth 1703

Thursday, October 26

10:30 a.m.    Schluter® KERDI-Board
  2:00 p.m.    Schulter® Shower System
  3:30 p.m.    Schluter® DITRA-HEAT

Friday, October 27

10:30 a.m.    Schluter® KERDI-Board
  1:00 p.m.    Schluter® DITRA-HEAT and DITRA-HEAT DUO

Simpson Strong-Tie Deck Safety Demonstration

Many Americans view adding a deck to their home as a simple, do-it yourself project. However, since 2003, there have been thousands of reported injuries and more than 20 deaths as a result of deck collapse. To help raise awareness about the prevalence of deck collapse and promote code-compliant deck construction, Simpson Strong-Tie will stage a live deck collapse on-site.

The demonstration features a deck that is 8 ft. wide by 6 ft. deep and 7 ft. tall. Although the decks look similar, one is safe and the other is not. Come see if you can tell the difference while learning about the common causes of deck failure and the five warning signs of an unsafe deck. We also will discuss the critical connectionis on a safe, code-compliant deck.

For more information about deck safety and to download our free guide visit the Simpson Strong Tie Center.

Deck Collapse takes place both Thursday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. in Booth 1319

Tando Demonstration

Tando Building Products™ is the culmination of the best of what two great brands have built their business and their reputation on. It is an all-star product portfolio designed to address the evolving needs of the professional installer, remodeler and home builder. Learn about a product line created specifically to address the following: demand for low maintenance exteriors that don’t compromise on natural beauty and realism; mixed material design trends that are turning ordinary walls into breathtaking exteriors, and the industry’s ongoing effort to address and mitigate moisture management concerns.

 

Clinic Schedule: Booth 719

Thursday, October 26

11:00 a.m.    Mixed Material Design: Combining TandoShake™ and TandoStone™ to Create Low Maintenance Exteriors

  1:00 p.m.    The Next Generation of Shake—The Look of Natural Wood: Installed Faster, Game-Changing Protection,
                     and Solid Moisture Management Performance

   2:00 p.m.   Mixed Material Design: Combining TandoShake™ and TandoStone™ to create low maintenance exteriors

   3:00 p.m.   The Next Generation of Shake—The Look of Natural Wood: Installed Faster, Game-Changing Protection,                      
                     and Solid Moisture Management Performance

Friday, October 27

10:00 a.m.     The Next Generation of Shake—The Look of Natural Wood: Installed Faster, Game-Changing Protection,
                      and Solid Moisture Management Performance

11:00 a.m.      Mixed Material Design: Combining TandoShake™ and TandoStone™ to Create Low Maintenance Exteriors

  1:00 p.m.      Mixed Material Design: Combining TandoShake™ and TandoStone™ to Create Low Maintenance Exteriors

Deck Installation Workshop

Join Palram in Booth 735 each day as Ray Steward, owner of RWS Decks, demonstrates tips and tricks you can use to save time on your future deck installations.

 

Clinic Schedule: Booth 735

Thursday, October 26

11:00 a.m.      Three Proven Ways to Knock 10+ Hours Off Your Next Deck Installation

Friday, October 27

11:00 a.m.      Three Proven Ways to Knock 10+ Hours Off Your Next Deck Installation