2017 Top 100 Products

 For builders, a great product builds a great reputation. Here are the products that received the most reader inquiries during the past 12 months.

By Professional Builder Staff | July 25, 2017
Top 100 products for home builders

Whether it’s the framing, the front door, or the kitchen floor, a house is a careful assemblage of building materials and products, many of them becoming increasingly innovative and high-tech. How builders combine those individual elements varies depending on the market, homeowner demographics, regional conditions, and a host of other factors. But there is one constant: All builders seek to use the most reliable, efficient, and attractive products to ensure happy clients and a thriving business. For builders, as for other businesses, a great product builds a great reputation.

It’s a moving target, however, as new products are constantly coming to market, yet it’s imperative to stay ahead of the curve. Professional Builder’s monthly New Products coverage aims to keep you informed about the latest product releases and developments, but that’s just the first step. Any vetting process begins with acquiring more information and, in the pages that follow, you’ll see which products received the most reader inquiries for further details during the past 12 months. 

This year’s Top 100 Products are grouped into 10 categories:

Kitchen & Bath 

Products from Danver, Delta, Kohler, Moen, Noble Co., Sharkbite Plumbing Solutions, Sterling, and Wellborn Cabinet.

Structural / Insulation / Housewrap 

Products from BASF, Boise Cascade, Boral, CertainTeed, Dow Corning, DuPont, GAF, Georgia-Pacific, Georgia-Pacific Gypsum, Huber Engineered Woods, Icynene, Kimberly Clark, Kingspan, Nisus, Norbord Industries, Simpson Strong-Tie, Sto, and Weyerhaeuser.

Exterior Products

Products from Boral, CertainTeed, DaVinci Roofscapes, Echelon, Eldorado Stone, Foundry, James Hardie, Kleer, Louisiana-Pacific, Mid-America, Nichiha, Ply Gem, and Provia.

Mechanical / Electrical / Home Tech

Products from August, Bluebeam Software, Gastite, Honeywell, ICC, In-O-Vate Technologies, LiftMaster, Netatmo, Nest, and SoftPlan.

Interior Products

Products from Country Wood Flooring, GE, Heat & Glo, Sherwin-Williams, Sustainable Materials, and Wilsonart.

Windows & Doors

Products from Jeld-Wen, LaCantina Doors, Masonite, ODL, Velux, Western Window Systems, and Windsor Windows & Doors.


Products from Bosch, Mitsubishi Electric, Navien, Panasonic, and Rinnai.


Products from Electrolux, Insinkerator, Thermador, Viking, and Whirlpool.

Tools / Equipment

Products from Calculated Industries, Festool, and Lenox.

Outdoor Living

Products from Aert, Porous Pave, and Quikrete.


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