Pleasanton, Calif. — Simpson Strong-Tie, the leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions, will bring its newly updated and comprehensive collection of Outdoor Accents decorative hardware, along with a suite of Outdoor Living Solutions design apps, to the 2022 JLC LIVE Residential Construction Show in Providence, Rhode Island, March 24–26.
Now in its 26th year, JLC LIVE is a premier regional industry event for residential builders, remodelers, deck contractors, and construction crews in the Northeast US and is noted for its live installation and how-to clinics and exhibitor-led, hands-on product demonstrations.
Located in the main Lower Exhibit Hall at Booth #1027, Simpson Strong-Tie will showcase new line additions to its Outdoor Accents Mission Collection® and Avant Collection™ and offer live demos of its free Outdoor Living Solutions Deck Planner ™, Pergola Planner™, and Fence Planner™ apps.
“Designing and building unique outdoor living structures and even complete outdoor living spaces continues to excite and engage homeowners as they plan for remodeling or even new home purchases,” says Sam Hensen, Simpson Strong-Tie vice president and general manager for Connectors and Lateral Systems. “The new additions to our Outdoor Accents collection as well as our free, easy-to-use design apps provide contractors, builders, and lumberyards with almost limitless design options for beautiful custom outdoor living structures that are easy to install and tested for superior load strength.”
Fabricated from ZMAX® galvanized steel with a black powder coat for corrosion protection, the Simpson Strong-Tie ® Outdoor Accents line of ornamental hardware offers a complete collection of tested, code-listed connectors and fasteners for building beautiful, strong custom outdoor living structures such as pergolas, pavilions, arbors, gazebos, and patio covers. New Outdoor Accents products launching at JLC LIVE include a 2″ structural wood screw and a selection of easy-to-install knee brace connectors and APRT Rigid Tie® connectors.
On display for the first time at JLC LIVE, the new Fence Planner Software™ joins the popular Outdoor Living Solutions platform suite from Simpson Strong-Tie that now includes three software applications that make it easy to design safe, strong, beautiful structures for outdoor living in just minutes. Other apps include Deck Planner Software™ and Pergola Planner Software™.
Like the Deck Planner and Pergola Planner applications, Fence Planner is free and easy to use and features an in-app tutorial to help select materials, dimensions, colors, and hardware. Users can add patios, sheds, landscaping, or other design features, then view the entire design in a realistic 2D or 3D environment. Once design is complete, the apps provide a materials list to allow users to start building right away.
For more information on using Outdoor Living Solutions software from Simpson Strong-Tie to design a safe, strong, beautiful deck, pergola, or fence in minutes, visit strongtie.com/outdoorliving or call (800) 999-5099. To learn more about the entire Outdoor Accents line of decorative wood connectors and fasteners from Simpson Strong-Tie, including project ideas and design support, please visit strongtie.com/outdooraccents.