So much of a home’s quality comes down to the products you opt for and how you go about selecting and using them: the highest-performing HVAC; the easiest-to-use design software; the most efficient appliances; plumbing fixtures that offer elegance and value. While some manufacturers make the cut year after year for reliability, ease of use, durability, and beauty, new products and innovations enter the market every year.
That’s where Professional Builder comes in. Keeping you current on the latest and greatest products demands vigilance and even a bit of obsession on our part. We spend much of our time thinking about products, searching for them, writing about them, and delivering that news to you.
Obviously, trying a new product means taking a chance. Before committing, you need information. And so, on the pages that follow are the products featured this year in Professional Builder that received the most reader requests for more details and information.
This year’s Top 100 Products are grouped into 10 categories:
Products from Bosch, Frigidaire, In-O-Vate, Samsung, Sub-Zero, Thermador, and Whirlpool
Products from Access Lighting, AERT, Cultured Stone, Grayne, Great Southern Wood, Inteplast Group, James Hardie, Keystone Hardscapes, Meridian Brick, MiraTEC, Natural Paving USA, Smart Vent Products, Tamlyn, and Trex
Products from Delta Breez, Goodman, Noritz, Panasonic, and Rinnai
Products from ClosetMaid, Country Wood Flooring, Feit Electric, Kichler Lighting, Lumber Liquidators, Modern Flames, Napoleon, Protective Products, and Sherwin-Williams
Products from Corian, Delta Faucet, Dura-Supreme, Elias, Geberit, Häfele, Kohler, Kraus, Mapei, Moen, Sterling, Toto, and Wellborn Cabinet
Products from Eaton, LiftMaster, Reliance Worldwide, and Zurn
Products from Brinno, Calculated Industries, Eaton, Nest, and SoftPlan
Products from CertainTeed, Dörken Systems, Georgia-Pacific, Jamsill, Johns Manville, Kimberly Clark, Lapolla Industries, LP, Nisus, Norbord, Simpson Strong-Tie, Tamlyn, and Weyerhaeuser
Products from Bostitch, Decked, DeWalt, EZ Stak, IQ Power Tools, and RAM
Products from Andersen, Endura Products, Integrity by Marvin, Jeld-Wen, Marvin, Masonite, Milgard Manufacturing, Overhead Door, Solar Innovations, Western Window Systems, Windsor Windows & Doors
To see which 100 products were on the list last year, click here.