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EB-TY Receives 2005 Most Valuable Product Award

09 September 2005

EB-TY Hidden Deck Fastening Systems for composite and wood decks has received the prestigious 2005 Most Valuable Product (MVP) award from Building Products magazine.

EB-TY is one of 28 unique products selected by the magazine in its annual MVP awards issue.

Editor Jean Dimeo said a six-judge panel consisting of builders, remodelers and architects called EB-TY hidden fasteners “innovative alternatives to traditional systems.”

“We created EB-TY hidden fasteners because builders and homeowners don’t want to see rusty nails and screws on their decks,” said Harry W. Eberle III, estate home builder and company founder, who designed the EB-TY Hidden Fastening System. “With EB-TY, decks always have a clean, nail-free look. The fasteners, used with either composite or wood decking, adjust to climatic conditions allowing a natural expansion and contraction. This is an improvement over traditional systems where decking materials are forced into a rigid position, causing a tendency to ‘pop nails.’ We refer to it as a ‘living deck’ because the adjustment process is ongoing.”

The company has created six customized fasteners to meet the different needs of decks, docks and boardwalks. Each fastener is designed for specific board widths, board thickness and spacing in use with composites, mahogany, Ipé or other types of wood.

Because EB-TY fasteners are made with strong and durable UV-resistant polypropylene, they offer lasting performance and a lifetime warranty. Independent testing has confirmed that EB-TY hidden fasteners can withstand high winds and keep decking materials fastened.