2021 Remodelers’ Choice: 100 Most Requested Products

A year’s worth of coverage is compiled into the 100 products most requested by you, our readers.

authors QR Staff | May 19, 2021

The last 12 months did not turn out the way anyone would have expected at the start of 2020. For most remodelers, it was better year than they could have wished for. At Qualified Remodeler, we know that product selection is a sure way to get a gauge on the health of the remodeling industry. This compilation of the remodeling industry’s 100 most-requested products over the past 12 months confirms the vibrancy of market last year. In all categories of products—from plumbing fixtures and flooring to windows and roofing—there was a strong interest in innovations that come at a premium price. Despite all the disruption associated with the pandemic, higher-end discretionary remodeling surged strongly. 

We created this compilation based purely on interest from you, our readers. Each issue, each newsletter and each day online, we present hundreds of new products. Through various means, we enable you to inquire about those products. All sources of inquiries—print and digital—are tallied to create this list. Of those thousands of inquiries, these 100 received the greatest response from April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021. 

Please note what this compilation is not. It is not a ranking of the top 100 products. It is a list. We cannot guarantee equal time exposure to al of the products. A product published in April 2020 print issue receives an initial blast of inquiries. From there it continues to generate additional interest in the ensuing months as it appears in newsletters and from searches on our online product database. A product initially published in January 2021 has had much less exposure

One final note: Going forward we are tabulating only online inquiries. Be on the lookout of a special edition of our Qualified Remodeler Weekly newsletter, which will present this list in its entirety.


Tankless water heater

A.O. Smith combines two areas of expertise to launch a new residential gas tankless product line with X3 Scale Prevention Technology. This feature extends the life of the unit three times longer than traditional tankless, making it the first tankless product that maintains like-new performance without requiring any scale-related maintenance. aosmith.com

 

Window trim solution

Alside launches Trimworks with SwiftLock Technology, a solution for full-frame replacement projects. Designed for the Mezzo Full-Frame Replacement System, Trimworks with SwiftLock Technology offers a reliable solution for installing and replacing vinyl windows with the Mezzo replacement window, ideal frame type and Trimworks Decorative Window Accents. alside.com

Multiglide door sizes

Andersen Windows extends its line of MultiGlide doors to include new sizes that enable more possibilities for homeowners, particularly sizes optimal for a pass-through window for outdoor entertaining areas. Available in heights down to 48 inches and increased widths to fit openings up to 50 feet, remodelers have even more options in meeting homeowners’ needs. andersenwindows.com

Composite decking

Armadillo Lifestyle Composite Decking provides a low-maintenance, high-performance, long-lasting deck available in a variety of styles and color options. Armadillo composite decking is wrapped on all four sides with a polyethylene protective shell to create a natural woodgrain finish and protect against fading, weathering, stains, mold and mildew. armadillodeck.com

Concrete tile roofing

Boral Roofing expands its Cool Roof portfolio with the addition of two colors: Saxony 900 Slate Charcoal Blend and Madera 900 Tahoe Blend. Saxony Slate emulates natural slate while the Madera Tahoe blend replicates hand-split cedar shake roofing. Both blends are included in the concrete roof tile product line, making the tiles 100 percent recyclable. boralroof.com

 

Darker siding panels

Boral Stone expands its Versetta Stone family of stone siding panels with the addition of Northern Ash, the line’s darkest color yet. Northern Ash blends near-black and dark gray stones with subtle taupe and light gray undertones, creating a visual texture and varied aesthetic. The new color is available in Versetta Stone’s Ledgestone and Tight-Cut profiles. boralamerica.com/stone

Thermal camera

Bosch Power Tools announces its GTC400C 12V Max Connected Thermal Camera, the first thermal detection product in the company’s lineup. The camera is designed to give professionals the ability to easily measure, visualize and analyze thermal variance across diverse jobsites, from HVAC to electrical. boschtools.com

 

Electric water heater

Bosch Thermotechnology announces the Bosch Tronic 3000, a series of electric instantaneous water heaters that minimize wait time for hot water in light commercial applications. The series includes four new models and marks the first step towards Bosch’s plan for a dynamic, electric instantaneous water heater portfolio. bosch-thermotechnology.us

 

Wi-Fi security solution

BRK Brands/First Alert delivers faster, stronger and more reliable Wi-Fi throughout the home with the Onelink Secure Connection Wi-Fi solution. The system places a premium on security by creating a closed, private network to help detect and prevent cyber-threats as well as hacks. The technology scans every outbound connection from the network. firstalert.com

 

Digital switches

Broan-NuTone makes a contractor’s job easier with a lineup of digital switches that efficiently optimize home air quality. Each switch is equipped with accurate and fast self-control settings, ensuring powerful ventilation when needed. The easy-to-use controls eliminate excess moisture and airborne pollutants while also reducing energy consumption. broan-nutone.com

Decorative shower drain

California Faucets infuses style into the bathroom with its Roxbury StyleDrain, the third of four styles by award-winning Beverly Hills interior designer Christopher Grubb. Featuring an abstract zigzag pattern that brings a bold sense of personality into the shower, Roxbury becomes a focal point. Made of solid brass, it has no visible or protruding screws. calfaucets.com

 

Surfacing designs

Cambria announces the 20/20/20/20 launch, featuring 20 groundbreaking designs that coincide with the company’s 20th anniversary and 20th design launch at the beginning of 2020. It includes everything from whites to grays and blacks with tones and movements, capturing market demand for today yet classic enough for the future. cambriausa.com

 

Third-generation siding

CertainTeed Siding introduces the next generation of its Cedar Impressions siding: Double 7-inch 3G Straight Edge Perfection Shingles and Cedar Impressions accent panels, offered in new colors and shapes. The 3G profile is engineered to provide superior aesthetics, simplified installation and enhanced performance. certainteed.com

 

Metal roofing product

CertainTeed Roofing expands Matterhorn, its signature metal roofing product. Available in tile, shake and slate profiles, Matterhorn gives homeowners the beauty of natural roofing materials in a format that is enduring, lightweight and energy efficient. It also features Class 4 impact resistance, Class A fire resistance, 130-mph wind resistance and an anti-corrosive paint system. certainteed.com

Board and batten profile

Chelsea Building Products introduces the Board & Batten profile to its Everlast line. The 2-inch batten incorporated into Everlast’s Board & Batten offering is integral to the panel, so that no attachment or caulking is required. It has a 9-inch reveal and is available in 14 colors (shown here in Blue Spruce). chelseabuildingproducts.com

 

Germicidal UV fixtures

Cooper Lighting Solutions combines its customized fixture solutions with proven germicidal ultraviolet light (GUV) technology to help create safer spaces for retail, workspaces, restrooms, food service and hospitality. A non-visible light in the light spectrum, GUV has been proven effective in killing bacteria, mold, and fungi, as well as inactivating viruses. cooperlighting.com

Metal roof panel profiles

Cornerstone Building Brands offers 16 unique metal roofing panel profiles as well as insulated metal panels that are customizable and backed by industry-leading warranties. Beyond the color, profile and size customization options available, the durability and longevity of Cornerstone metal panels provide cost-savings benefits to homeowners over time. cornerstonebuildingbrands.com

Innovative surface colors

Cosentino presents the Liquid Collection by PATTERNITY for Dekton, an ultra-compact large format surface. Inspired by liquid, each of the three new colors—Liquid Sky, Liquid Shell and Liquid Embers—visualizes and makes tangible the power of liquid, offering users a chance to integrate swirling, rippling and fluid ideas into everyday spaces. cosentino.com

Frameless shower hinges

CRL, a one-stop-shop for architectural metals, glass fittings and professional glazing supplies, introduces two contemporary hinges for frameless shower enclosures: the Palermo Series and the Scala Series. The versatile offerings provide innovative designs supported by robust construction to handle heavy glass doors. crlaurence.com

 

Panelized stone system

Cultured Stone launches a panelized version of its Drystack Ledgestone profile in three color options: Rubicon, Melrose and High Plains. Rubicon is the darkest palette in the profile, Melrose incorporates light-gray hues and High Plains has an earthy grouse color with tan undertones. The panelized system makes installation easier and faster. culturedstone.com

Professional gas cooktop

Dacor combines form and function with the introduction of its Heritage 36″ Professional Dual Gas Cooktop. Designed to bring professional cooking into the home, the cooktop incorporates SimmerSear burners, which provide up to 18,000 BTU while achieving ultra-low temperatures for simmering and melting without any scorching. dacor.com

Heavy-duty adhesive

DAP delivers military-grade adhesive technology, superior bond strength and impact resistance with its Tank Bond Heavy Duty Advanced Epoxy. While substrates bonded with brittle epoxies often fail under heavy force and vibrations, Tank Bond retains its hold even when substrates are bent or warped. dap.com

 

 

Multi-width shake tile

DaVinci Roofscapes adds a fourth shake profile to its offering with the introduction of DaVinci Select Shake. Resembling a traditional cedar shake look, the roof tile is 22-in. long, 5/8-in. thick, and available in 8- and 10-in. widths. The 10-in. wide pieces have a simulated keyway that gives the appearance of 4- and 6-in. width shakes placed together. davinciroofscapes.com

Composite decking

Deckorators introduces Deckorators Trailhead decking, a wood-plastic composite (WPC) entry-level offering that includes a 25-year structural, 25-year stain-and-fade and 25-year removal-and-replacement limited warranty. It comes in Ridgeline (gray), Pathway (brown) and Canyon (red brown), three lightly streaked colors with natural, flat-grain embossing. deckorators.com

Concrete deck tiles

DekTek Tile offers over-concrete installation available in three collections: Elevate, Radiance, and Mediterranean in 12 color selections. DekTek Tile concrete tiles do not fade or grow mold and algae, and they are non-combustible, perfectly safe for fire pits on the deck. The concrete deck tiles can hold more than 1,000 pounds per tile. dektektile.com

 

Outdoor power tools

DEWALT adds three outdoor power tools to its 20V MAX System. The 20V MAX XR Brushless 14” String Trimmer has a folding hinge mechanism that reduces its length by 41 percent, the 20V MAX Brushless Handheld Blower offers an axial fan design, and the 20V MAX Pole Hedge Trimmer is designed to cut through landscape overgrowth. dewalt.com

 

Drain vent rainscreen

DuPont Tyvek DrainVent Rainscreen provides water drainage and air ventilation for the wall system when installed behind exterior claddings such as stucco, stone veneer, brick, wood and fiber cement lap siding—or a metal panel system. It is composed of a drainage mesh laminated to a filter-fabric backing. dupont.com/brands/Tyvek

Scalloped line decking

DuraLife decking, manufactured by Barrette Outdoor Living, adds the MVP scalloped profile to its portfolio. Made from the same durable composite material as its premium DuraLife Siesta Profile decking, DuraLife MVP Decking is an ideal choice for value conscious homeowners looking for a low-maintenance deck board at an affordable price. duralifedecking.com

 

Period-based bathroom

DXV, part of the LIXIL Corporation, combines lavish style with fine craftsmanship as well as rich materials in its Belshire collection. Modeled after the Art Deco style of the 1920s Golden Era, Belshire features one-of-a-kind pieces in mixed materials and elements that can be personalized to tell individual design stories. dxv.com

 

Slate-look roofing panel

EDCO launches Generations Slate, which combines the manufacturer’s state-of-the-art HD imaging technology with its ArrowLine Slate roofing panel that provides the look of authentic slate, but at a fraction of the weight and cost. Generations Slate carries a low cost of ownership while also reducing required maintenance and energy costs. edcoproducts.com

Versatile hues of stone

Eldorado Stone debuts bright new colors in its European Ledge, RoughCut and Stacked Stone profiles. Koryak Ridge Stacked Stone gives the appearance of a hand-laid dry-stack set, Sea Cliff European Ledge evokes weather-worn surface contours and Loire Valley RoughCut (shown) mimics limestone with a roughly cleaved, pronounced face. eldoradostone.com

Sink collection expansion

Elkay ushers the winning combination of a sophisticated look and forgiving finish into the home with its Lustertone Iconix stainless steel sink in 16- and 18-gauge options. The tight corners and flat bottom of the design allow for more space inside the sink, and its sound-deadening pads minimize sound and vibration for a quieter time at the sink. elkay.com

One-spoke doorknob

Emtek deconstructs the traditional doorknob with its Spoke Knob, a unique design with a single spoke. The inspiration for the Spoke Knob came from a desire to create something that had not been done before. It fulfills the minimal design trend that designers are seeking and complements other modern designs. emtek.com

LED floating shelf

Federal Brace Lighted Floating Shelf utilizes the company’s popular floating shelf format along with Eco-Lucent LED technology to create ambient lighting in a residential or commercial space. The product includes a durable MDF shelf box finished in a white wood veneer, complete with the floating shelf bracket and an 18-inch Eco-Lucent LED light bar. federalbrace.com

Stationary awnings

Feeney launches a line of stationary awnings designed to provide protection in a wide variety of climates and settings. Constructed of powder-coated aluminum and strong polycarbonate panels for long-lasting durability and defense from the weather, the awnings are available in two styles: Icon and Era (shown). feeneyinc.com

Waterproof panels

Fibo System unveils its 100 percent waterproof wall panel system for kitchens and bathrooms. The Fibo waterproof wall paneling system provides an alternative to wall systems that guard against water, mildew and other moisture-related problems. The product has an Aqualock click system that simplifies the installation process and minimizes joint lines. fibosystem.com

Post foundations

FootingPad post foundations save time and hassle by replacing concrete footings for decks and other post supported structures. The composite footings eliminate hauling and mixing concrete. The engineered design creates a lightweight footing that is easy to handle, easy to use and is ICC code compliant. footingpad.com

Bamboo decking line

Fortress Building Products adds the Infinity I-Series, an innovative bamboo capped-composite that is 40 percent lighter yet provides twice the strength of competitive decking options. I-Series deck boards include increased slip resistance, improved heat dissipation through the profile and higher moisture resistance through density. fortressbp.com

Wall organizer

Häfele introduces its TAG Hardware Symphony Wall Mount Organizer, which extends less than 5 feet from the wall and can go almost anywhere. It can be installed in a hallway, entryway, mud room, on the wall behind a closet door, or even across from another system where there may not be enough room for shelves or a hanging section. hafele.com

Shower system

Hansgrohe makes a splash in the bathroom with its Rainfinity shower collection, a composition of innovative technology, stylish design and superior quality. Incorporating a concave shape and integrated wall connection, Rainfinity provides many opportunities to design a shower catered to the user’s needs including multiple showerheads. hansgrohe-usa.com

Outdoor fire pit

Hearth & Home Technologies offers its Plaza Outdoor Linear Gas Fire Pit in 2-, 4-, 6-, 8- and 10-inch lengths. With optional framing kit to finish the unit with whatever non-combustible material they choose, customers can also add a wind guard to contain the flame, even on breezy days. The fire pit also comes in a variety of finishes. hearthnhome.com

3D rainscreen

Henry Company announces the launch of its Henry WeatherSmart Rainscreen, a 3D matrix that creates a ventilation and drainage gap between the weather-resistive barrier and exterior cladding on vertical walls. Using heavy polypropylene strands, the unique “dimple design” channels water down and out of the wall assembly. henry.com

Spray foam

Huntsman Building Solutions introduces a low-pressure, low-density, two-component spray polyurethane foam. The product is available in two sizes, OC-450 and OC-1350, with each name referring to the maximum board-feet the material will cover (450 and 1,350 respectively). Each option offers a compact and convenient size for contractors. huntsmanbuilds.com

 

Roof-deck tape

IKO releases two products, IKO GoldSeam and EdgeSeal, in response to the need for better-performing roof systems. IKO GoldSeam is a roof deck and perimeter sealing solution that provides critical protection against water infiltration. EdgeSeal is a performance roof starter roll that bonds shingles to the roof deck at the perimeters. iko.com

 

Low profile drain

Infinity Drain further simplifies the shower installation process with its new Site Sizable Low Profile Linear Drain. The drain’s lower profile helps minimize the floor height needed to achieve a curbless entry. The PVC channel option has been designed with a new “mortar lock” to ensure that it stays positioned firmly in the mortar bed floor. infinitydrain.com

 

Soffit panels

James Hardie introduces HardieSoffit VentedPlus panels to maximize ventilation where limited soffit space is available due to building design or lot-line restrictions. With their uniquely shaped vents, the panels also hinder bees and other critters from getting in. HardieSoffit VentedPlus panels are available in Southern and Western HZ10 markets. jameshardie.com

 

Interior doors

Jeld-Wen combines wood veneer with modern flat-panel style and translucent glass to bridge the gap between contemporary elegance and rustic flair. The MODA Rustic interior door comes with a knotty white cedar veneer and offers 21 different panel and glass configurations, giving a customer complete design flexibility. jeld-wen.com

 

All-steel split studs

Johnson Hardware announces all-steel split studs for the 1500SC Series Pocket Door Frame. The 1500SC Pocket Door Frame previously used steel-wrapped wood studs; the new galvanized all-steel split studs resist warping and rust. When used with 151558PL pocket wall reinforcement clip set and -inch thick plywood, walls become significantly stronger. johnsonhardare.com

 

Kamado-style grill

Kalamazoo Outdoor Gourmet sets a new standard for design and performance among kamado grills with the Shokunin Grill. It features an adjustable fire grate system that allows for fires to be built in three different positions depending on the cooking style, and its design is also sleek and sophisticated compared with more conventional kamado grills. kalamazoogourmet.com

 

Concrete fireplaces

Kindred Outdoor and Surrounds Kindred Fire Bowls, Fire Pits and Fireplaces are made with a strong, glass-fiber reinforced concrete (GFRC) and hand-sanded through a four-step finishing process. Each piece renders a one-of-a-kind creation with subtle variations in color and texture similar to limestone. mykindredliving.com

 

Interior-space insulation

Kingspan Insulation unveils Kooltherm K9 Internal Insulation Board for basement, crawl space, attic and habitable-space wall applications. Its core is a rigid thermoset fiber-free phenolic insulant manufactured with a blowing agent that has zero Ozone Depletion Potential and low Global Warming Potential. kingspan.com

 

Commercial-style range

KitchenAid introduces its color-forward Commercial-Style Range Collection, which features a dual-fuel range and a gas range. The collection empowers creativity in the kitchen by providing home cooks with more color capabilities than before. The collection includes nine expressive colors to complement a kitchen’s aesthetic. kitchenaid.com

Enhanced beadboard

Kleer Lumber adds a new beadboard made with expanded cellular PVC to its lineup of classic millwork options. It is extruded as one piece and sealed on all four sides, which eliminates any open cells that may be prone to dirt intrusion. The beadboard can be painted or contractors can leave it brilliant white, saving time and money. kleerlumber.com

Bold kitchen faucet

Kohler draws from inspiration deeply rooted in Americana with its Graze Collection of kitchen faucets. Streamlined but substantial in nature, a strong silhouette evokes iron railroad spikes and the rugged steel industry that produced them. A sturdy square base and high-arching spout create an eye-catching fixture that makes a definite design statement. us.kohler.com

Unadorned cabinet door

Kountry Wood Cabinets tastefully updates the guiding principles of Shaker style—simplicity, utility and honesty—with its new cabinet door: Youngstown. Available in two finishes (painted white and stained slate) Youngstown draws inspiration from the simple designs indicative of the western foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. kountrywood.com

Pocket-door hardware

KOVA releases a re-engineered pocket-door hardware option that easily retrofits on a traditional pocket-door handle cutout. Available as part of the KOVA SELECT line, the lock is one element of an optimized pocket-door hardware assembly system that includes a more robust frame kit and a high-quality soft-close track. kovaproducts.com

Smart switch, outlet

Legrand expands its smart lighting offerings with the radiant Smart Outdoor Switch with GFCI and Smart Outlet. The Smart Outdoor Switch with GFCI allows homeowners to control outdoor lights or appliances from any smart device. The Smart Outlet enables users to regulate lamps and other small appliances by turning items off and on via an app. legrand.us

Safe kitchen faucet

Lenova presents the Aqualogic Ozone Faucet, a conventional hot and cold faucet line that is also an ecologically safe way to clean food and any other water-safe surface without any chemicals or chemical residue. Available as a standard single-hole or pull-out side spout, the faucets feature a small, thin ozone generator. lenovagroup.com

Smooth vertical siding

LP SmartSide Smooth Finish Vertical Siding complements the LP SmartSide Smooth Finish Narrow Trim to offer a durable board-and-batten aesthetic. The smooth-finish vertical siding is pre-primed for exceptional paint adhesion. LP SmartSide Smooth Finish Vertical Siding comes in 16-foot lengths to reduce horizontal joints and allow for fewer seams. lpcorp.com

Pop-out glass alcove

Marvin introduces Skycove, a pre-engineered glass pop-out structure that expands interior space and provides a cozy place to gather. A minimal aesthetic and glass on all sides offers immersive panoramic views more than a traditional bay or bow window. The seating bench can be finished to suit any home style, and the frame includes a built-in recess for shade solutions. marvin.com

Fiberglass exterior door

Masonite creates a better living environment by bringing more natural light into a home with its VistaGrande exterior door. The fiberglass doors are designed with an 18 percent wider glass area to outperform traditional inserts. Available in fir or smooth texture with various glass and grid options, the collection is ideal for front and patio applications. masonite.com

Tongue-and-groove system

Mbrico porcelain tile decks offer projects a unique opportunity to carry tile outdoors. The tongue-and-groove system is completely free draining, suited for any environment and is perfect for applications on standard code deck frames and available in more than 60 colors including wood, stone, aggregate, contemporary and traditional porcelain tiles. mbricotiledecks.com

Convenient joist reinforcer

Metwood 2810HR is a joist reinforcer that allows up to a 6-inch hole to be placed through a 2 by 10 floor joist. It allows plumbing, HVAC and other utilities to be placed through the floor joists. To avoid the need to reroute the utilities and add time to the project, the 2810HR Reinforcer can be utilized to meet new code requirements. metwood.com

Ledger board membrane

MFM Building Products presents DeckWrap PowerBond, a self-adhering, waterproofing membrane designed for use on ledger boards, joist tops and ends, as well as posts to prevent premature rot from water damage. Its PowerBond adhesive system aggressively adheres to treated wood products even at temperatures as low as 25°F. mfmbp.com

Electric heat pump tech

Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC US (METUS) announces the expansion of the SUZ universal outdoor unit to include Hyper-Heating INVERTER (H2i) technology. The single-zone outdoor unit is part of the M-Series product line, which includes indoor units, outdoor units and controls for residential and light commercial applications. metahvac.com

Kitchen faucet collection

Moen brings distinctive details and unique styling to the sink with its Paterson kitchen faucet, a design that combines everyday industrial components. Available in both pull-down kitchen and bar/prep faucet options, the collection comes in various finishes and offers a spoke-and-wheel secondary handle design to provide a custom look. moen.com

Capped composite decking

MoistureShield unveils Elevate, a capped wood composite decking with advanced protection and beauty for an entry-level budget. Elevate features a strong, protective cap that shields each board from impact, corrosion and harsh weather. The new decking is available in two popular colors: Lake Fog (a soft gray shade) and Canoe (a forest brown). moistureshield.com

Patio infrared radiant heat

Napoleon Fireplaces patio firetables, heaters and outdoor fireplaces are available in gas and propane and can be set up anywhere outdoors. Efficient patio heaters generate infrared radiant heat—heating objects rather than surrounding air—to create a comfortable environment by the pool, spa or on a deck. napoleon.com

 

 

Non-condensing water heater

Navien takes a first step into the non-condensing market with the introduction of its new Navien Premium Non-condensing (NPN) series tankless water heater. NPN will be offered in two series, the NPN-U (universal) and NPN-E (exterior), both of which will be available in 160,000 BTU/H and 199,900 BTU/H models for either natural gas or liquid propane. navieninc.com

Impact-rated asphalt shingles

Owens Corning manufactures TruDefinition Duration FLEX Shingles with a proprietary blend of SBS polymer modified asphalt to deliver pliability as well as increased flexibility compared to standard shingles. They offer advanced performance in harsh weather conditions and provide the highest impact rating available—UL 2218 Class 4. owenscorning.com

Fiberglass, steel front doors

Pella revamps its entry door collection, taking the most popular fiberglass and steel front-door styles and curating them into a single portfolio: Pella Entry Doors. The simplified fiberglass and steel entry-door collection is a result of market research that addresses ongoing trends as well as conservations with Pella customers. pella.com

Standing seam roof panel

Petersen Aluminum offers superior performance in extreme conditions and ease of installation with its Snap-Clad standing seam metal roof panel. Snap-Clad features an optional factory-applied sealant bead for improved weather resistance, a 1-¾-inch leg/seam height, and a continuous interlock for enhanced structural performance and wind resistance. pac-clad.com

One-hand shower column

Pfister designs the Tenet Shower Column for the true minimalist who finds beauty in simplicity and values functionality. The shower column incorporates a handheld push button diverter that allows users to divert from showerhead to handheld with one hand. In previous Pfister models, the diverter requires operation with a second hand. pfisterfaucets.com

Enhanced coloring process

ProVia introduces a coloring process designed to capture the beauty of real stone colors while elevating the vibrant intensity of a stone palette for maximum depth and dramatic appeal. The new Premium Enhanced coloring system involves hand-selecting individual stones to receive specialized color and bring out maximum depth. provia.com

High-end integrated drain

QuickDrain USA offers a cutting-edge look and sleek design for projects with tight budgets in its ShowerLine PVC linear drain. The ADA-compliant and UPC-approved integrated PVC drain—combined with pre-sloped shower panels and waterproofing accessories—represents a total shower solution for promoting effective and efficient drainage. quickdrain.com

Flexible railing fittings

RailFX presents the FlexFX Program, a simple and flexible railing fitting option for use with wood and metal posts. FlexFX features Push-Lock fittings, which don’t require any special tools for installation. Simply push the cable into the fitting and it locks. Sleek and smooth with no sharp edges, the fittings are easy to tighten with no loose or sagging cables. railfx.net

Outdoor shower kits

RDI gives homeowners an easy solution for creating an outdoor oasis with its Outdoor Shower Kits. The product is especially smart for those who have a pool or live by a beach or lake—and is also handy for rinsing off a dog or muddy tools after gardening. Sold un-assembled, the vinyl shower kits come with all the hardware needed. barretteoutdoorliving.com

Composite stone panels

Royal Building Products presents Atlas Stone Composite Stone Panels by Royal, which capture the look of real stone but weigh far less and install as easy as conventional siding. Designed with a contemporary stacked profile, Atlas Stone comes in five on-trend shades that can complement popular home styles, exterior color palettes and materials. royalbuildingproducts.com

Alternative baseboard

Schluter-Systems develops its Schluter-DESIGNBASE-SL to provide the finishing touch and an alternative to traditional baseboard. The top-set wall baseboard is made of metal to provide durability and will not crack or shrink over time. Designed for installation after the floor, the cove-shaped base sits on top of flooring. schluter.com

Screened-in porches

Screeneze screened porch can enclose an area as large as 150 square feet, and it can handle wind gusts up to 140 mph with unobstructed views. Available in a variety of screen option styles and four different color options, Screeneze allows users to screen in any arch or gazebo and can be attached to any smooth, uniform surface such as brick, wood or concrete. screeneze.com

Cordless framing nailer

SENCO bridges the performance gap between traditional pneumatic and cordless framers with its F-35XP cordless framing nailer. Powered by an 18V lithium-ion battery and a self-contained compressed air cylinder, the F-35XP consistently drives paper-tape collated framing nails into the hardest jobsite substrates, including engineered lumber. senco.com

Clean exterior coating

Sherwin-Williams enhances Emerald Rain Refresh Exterior Acrylic Latex with Self-Cleaning Technology, an innovative coating designed to be self-cleaning by shedding dirt upon contact with rain or water. Emerald Rain Refresh gives both professionals and homeowners a simple and convenient solution to maintain clean exteriors. sherwin-williams.com

Flexing window screen

Sierra Pacific Windows presents FlexScreen, an innovative flexible window screen designed to spring easily into virtually any window frame by simply flexing the spring steel frame. It is made from phosphate-enhanced spring steel coated with an exterior-grade, high-performance PVC that provides outstanding scratch and weather resistance. sierrapacificwindows.com

No-squeak structural screw

Simpson Strong-Tie designs its new Strong-Drive SDPW Deflector screw line of fasteners to connect non-load-bearing, full-height partition wall top plates to trusses or joists while allowing for vertical movement. SDPW creates a strong connection that provides both lateral resistance and the ability for walls to deflect with the truss or joist. strongtie.com

Multipurpose fasteners

SPAX construction screws are designed to work with multiple materials from wood, masonry, concrete and plastic to sheet metal. SPAX designed fasteners won’t split wood substitutes and countersink to a nice flush installation. The unique 4CUT point, patented serrated threads and multi-head designs ensure quick and easy installation. spax.us

Ultra-tough saw blades

Spyder Products expands its range of circular saw blades with the release of four new options. The line of circular saws now spans from 6-½-inch to 12-inch sizes for use in miter, table and portable circular saws. Each blade features ultra-tough NiCo (Nickel Cobalt) teeth for longer-lasting cutting efficiency. spyderproducts.com

Louvered-roof pergola

StruXure PergolaX is a louvered-roof pergola that features pivoting, interlocking louvers that rotate a full 170 degrees. The PergolaX is made of ultra-strong, low-maintenance extruded aluminum. A patented 360-degree gutter system collects water when the system is closed and channels the water to downspouts concealed in the structure’s weight-bearing posts. struxure.com

Impact-resistant shingles

TAMKO expands its popular Heritage line of laminated asphalt shingles to include the Heritage IR shingle, classified by Underwriters Laboratories for compliance with UL 2218 Class 4 Impact Resistance. The classification can qualify for homeowner insurance premium discounts, although requirements and discounts vary based on insurance provider and state. tamko.com

Enhanced drainage product

TamlynWrap Drainable Housewrap effectively eliminates excess moisture and also mitigates the damaging effects of mold and rot. Its unique design removes at least 100 times more bulk water from a wall compared with standard housewraps. This is achieved through the gap created by 1.5 mm spacers bonded to a high-performance housewrap. tamlyn.com

Architectural sill, corner

Tando by Derby Building Products announces Tando Architectural Sill and Architectural Sill Corner to complement TandoStone. Both products are architecturally accurate and provide the realistic look and feel of natural stone. Designed with a slope forward to direct water away from a structure, Architectural Sill products offer superior moisture management. tandobp.com

Composite door frame

Therma-Tru provides a rot-free solution with its new composite frame door that features Tru-Guard composite technology. The durable material is virtually maintenance free, eliminating the risk of rot and wood-ingesting insects. Reinforced mullions provide additional structural support and stability, reducing callbacks. thermatru.com

Capped polymer decking

TimberTech AZEK Vintage Collection is a capped polymer decking line that features natural-looking colors with a subtle wire-brushed, low-gloss finish for a premium hardwood look. The Vintage Collection offers low-maintenance decking that stays cooler with unrivaled resistance to moisture, fading, scratching and staining. timbertech.com

Durable, resilient sealant

Titebond presents DuraMaster, a water-based elastomeric sealant with 100 percent joint movement capability. DuraMaster has earned the highest ASTM C-920 rating for sealant performance—Class 100/50. The rating affirms DuraMaster can handle movement of 100 percent expansion and 50 percent contraction.

 

Automatic door sensors

Tresco Lighting makes installation a breeze with its L-WLDS Series Wireless Door Sensors for cabinetry. Using RF technology, the sensors automatically turn lights on when a door is opened. Simply mount them to the bottom of the cabinet frame then sync them with the push of a button to the receiver (sold separately). trescolighting.com

Outdoor living fire, water

Trex announces Trex Outdoor Fire & Water, a collection of outdoor fire features, water elements and decorative planters. Trex Outdoor Fire & Water delivers the aesthetics, durability and low-maintenance benefits that the industry and homeowners have come to expect from the outdoor living category. trex.com

 

Efficient draining wrap

TYPAR Drainable Wrap has the ability to shed more bulk water than traditional housewraps and offers the added efficiency of an integrated drainage plane. The science behind this product is a layer of multidirectional fibers that diverts bulk water from the exterior wall cavities and drains it away from the assembly. typar.com

 

Deck-mounted skylights

Velux Deck Mounted Skylights include a pre-attached deck seal, adhesive underlayment for secondary water protection, and engineered flashing for easy installation. Skylight options include fixed and venting, available in solar powered and electric models, all with a no-leak guarantee. For screened-in porches, venting skylights come with a bug screen. veluxusa.com

Floating stair system

Viewrail debuts its Terrace floating stair system, a unique waterfall design available in 15 wood species and almost any color stain imaginable. Connecting only to the floor at the bottom of the stairway and to the head at the top, the Terrace stairway rises cleanly from one floor to the next. Tempered glass railings emphasize a stacked block design. viewrail.com

Sliding patio door

Weather Shield provides performance and operation plus narrow profiles with large expanses of glass in its Contemporary Collection NEXT GEN Sliding Patio Door. The door features a multi-point locking system in which hardware encompasses the entire perimeter of the operating panel and locks it securely against the frame on all four sides. weathershield.com

Easy-to-install panels

Wilsonart introduces Wetwall panels that provide an economical alternative to expensive tile or marble. With its waterproof core and patented technology, the easy-to-install tongue-and-groove system allows for groutless installation and inconspicuous seams. Wetwall patterns create classic and elegant experiences by mimicking natural woods and large marble slabs. wilsonart.com

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