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2016 Top 100 Products

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Top 100 Products

2016 Top 100 Products

By Professional Builder Staff August 10, 2016
2016 Pro Builder Top 100
This article first appeared in the August 2016 issue of Pro Builder.

Home builders know better than almost anyone that trying a new product is not a casual matter. Using a good new product won’t necessarily win you props, praise, repeat business, and glowing online reviews. On the other hand, using a bad one can result in unhappy clients, damage to your hard-earned reputation, lost profits, and more. 

Throughout the year, our coverage in the New Products department keeps you informed about new releases, innovations, and developments, from doors to drains, HVAC to housewrap, and sinks to siding. While it’s interesting to us, the work that goes into product coverage is about what you tell us would be interesting to you. And so, on the pages that follow, based on response and inquiry, are the products that appeared in these pages that you, the readers, most wanted to know more about. While trying a new product may not be for the faint of heart, what better way is there to learn what’s new and worthwhile than seeing what prompted the strongest interest from colleagues and peers?


This year’s Top 100 Products are grouped into these eight categories:

Exterior Products

Products from Arriscraft, Bio-Microbics, Boral, CertainTeed, DaVinci Roofscapes, Environmental StoneWorks, Foundry, James Hardie, Mid-America, Nichiha, Ply Gem, Porous Pave, ProVia, and Tapco.

Interior Products

Products from Access Lighting, Benjamin Moore, ClosetMaid, Country Wood Flooring, Heat & Glo, New Ravenna, Sherwin-Williams, Sustainable Materials, and Whirlpool.

Kitchen & Bath

Products from Electrolux, Geberit, Gerber, Kohler, Noble Co., Sterling, Thermador, Timberlake, and Viking.

Mechanical / Electrical / Home Tech

Products from DuPont, GE, GoConex, ICC, In-O-Vate, Kwikset, LiftMaster, MiTek, Mr. Beams, Navien, Nest, Noritz, Panasonic, Rinnai, and SoftPlan.

Outdoor Living

Products from Danver, Keystone Retaining Wall Systems, Kleer, and Quikrete.

Structural / Insulation / Housewrap

Products from BASF, CertainTeed, DAP, DuPont, GAF, Georgia-Pacific, Henry Co., Huber Engineered Woods, Icynene, Jamsill, Nisus, Noble Co., Norboard Industries, Paslode, Simpson Strong-Tie, STO, Typar, and Weyerhaeuser.

Tools / Equipment / Vehicles

Products from Calculated Industries, Ford, Irwin, Lenox, and Mercedes-Benz.

Windows & Doors

Products from Jeld-Wen, LaCantina Doors, Marvin Windows and Doors, ODL, Sierra Pacific Windows, Velux, Vitrocsa USA, Weather Shield, Western Window Systems, and Windsor Windows & Doors.

Click below to download a PDF of the Top 100 article as it appeared in the August 2016 issue.

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