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Keeping up with all the new residential building products hitting the market as well as all the changes happening around the industry is a challenge for anyone, let alone builders and remodelers balancing budgets, project schedules, sales meetings, design consults, and so on. With that in mind, please find below a roundup of some of the newest products and happenings we featured over the last month. 

The largest manufacturer and marketer of cellulose insulation in North America, Applegate • Greenfiber, is going to market as Greenfiber Creators of SANCTUARY, reflecting their commitment to providing a more comfortable, quieter, and greener future.

The new branding is a key step in the integration of the two companies and will enable the consolidated company to leverage a shared product line-up and brand platform which started with the launch of SANCTUARY by Greenfiber in 2018 and the SANCTUARY HOME platform in 2020. Read more

FastenMaster introduced new MVP Multipurpose Wood Screw, VersaLOK and TrussBRACE products at this year's International Builders' Show. Read more



Chris Marshall, founder and Managing Director of in2aqua GmbH, has concluded an exclusive partnership agreement to offer shower products made by Swiss manufacturer Nikles Inter AG to its kitchen and bath dealers in the United States and Canada.

The agreement calls for Nikles (USA) Inc. to relabel more than 100 of its decorative showering products to the in2aqua brand for shipment to showrooms throughout North America via the in2aqua logistics center in Livermore, CA. Customer service, email and telephone communications will gradually transition from Nikles to in2aqua during the first quarter of this year, with the goal of completing this process by the end of March 2023. Read more

Genesis Products has announced new Qwel Designer Acoustic Tiles as a more sustainable solution for naturally managing sound. Created as an attainable option for delivering bold style, Qwel tiles offer a variety of molded and flat tile designs to create architecturally distinctive, acoustically aware environments. Read more

In direct response to a growing call for a stylish railing system that ensures ease of installation, Deckorators, a leading brand of UFP industries, Inc., introduces Aluminum Rapid Rail. New for 2023, this novel product features a contemporary design with square balusters and simple installation.

Rapid Rail was developed and tested with Deckorators’ network of Certified Pros, who collaborated with the brand’s leadership and designers on this railing innovation. Read more

IKO Industries, a leading global manufacturer of roofing products, has announced the addition of Summit Grey to its Dynasty and NordicTM Performance-class shingle lines. Inspired by the natural beauty of North America’s exquisite mountain peaks, Summit Grey stands out thanks to its high-definition, natural color blends and its charcoal-esque aesthetic. Read more

Fypon continues to invest in products that reflect key market trends as well as those that meet the demands of homeowners. We’re excited to introduce our newest products available to order May 1, 2023. Read more



Known for delivering innovative tools and fasteners for deck builders, National Nail’s CAMO brand takes its product innovation to a new level with a new line of high-performance structural screws. Certified IRC/IBC code compliant and rigorously third-party tested and certified by DrJ Engineering, CAMO Structural Screw applications include the deck substructure, internal framing, ledger and general construction. Read more


Leviton today introduced its Decora Edge line of wiring devices — a faster, easier and safer way to install electrical devices for the home. Compared with traditional switches and outlets, Decora Edge revolutionizes installation by enabling users to simply push stripped 14-gauge or 12-gauge electrical building wire into a termination port, and close a lever that clicks into place, terminating the connection with complete confidence. Read more

Bemis Manufacturing Company, a leading bidet and toilet seat manufacturer, announces that Greenleaf, a new 100% recycled plastic seat, is expected to launch in spring 2023. The durable seat and cover are made from 100% post-industrial recycled plastic.

Bemis Manufacturing Company to Launch Greenleaf, 100% Recycled Toilet SeatIn the United States, about 40 million tons of plastic waste are created annually; of that, only 5 to 6%, or about two million tons, are recycled. Bemis has a demonstrated commitment to repurposing materials and using sustainable practices to manufacture its products, making Greenleaf a natural fit for the company’s mission of sustainability and reducing landfill waste. Read more

THOR Kitchen has introduced 24-Inch Refrigerator Drawers and Freezer Drawers. These undercounter units can be built-in or freestanding for homeowners who need extra kitchen storage or those working with a smaller secondary space. With adjustable leveling legs, the stainless steel units can be used in any indoor or outdoor location where cooling storage is needed.  Read more