The publications tabulate the number of information requests and clicks the products in their magazines received between April 2020 and March 2021 to determine the top 100.
From appliances to exteriors, tools to structural products, the products featured offered residential pros a glimpse into what their peers find interesting, innovative, and valuable to their business.
InOvate’s Dryerbox system, for example, uses less space in often cramped laundry spaces by recessing the transition-hose connections into the wall. The Watergen Home Drinking Water Generator uses air to generate fresh, filtered drinking water without plumbing or an external water supply, eliminating the need for plastic bottles and the waste stream they generate. The free Occipital smartphone app captures room measurements and creates CAD-ready files with a 99% accuracy rate.
This product takes healthy interiors to another level by monitoring indoor air quality for bathrooms with its ventilation fan while an antimicrobial light by Vyv prevents bacteria, mold, and mildew growth. The company says the ventilation fan is both powerful and quiet, and the SurfaceShield light can be switched with a soft, white LED.
Also a winner of the PVEL Top Performer Award, LG Solar’s panels offer top performance and promise to last a minimum of 25 years. It guarantees a minimum power output between 86% to 88.4% for the full 25-year warranty, but they are also designed to be durable, efficient, and designed with less obtrusive wiring for a clean look.
The reusable floor protector, Econo Runner, helps keep hardwood, stone, tile, and nearly any surface clean during construction or renovation work. It offers a non-porous top to prevent liquids from bleeding through, a slip-resistant tacky surface keeps the runner in place, and it can be reused several times.
The Vuelift elevator by Savaria works with an integrated hoistway, eliminating a traditional shaftway. The unit also makes accessible home design easier to achieve, especially because its glass construction will not obstruct views within the home. Savaria also recently released the Vuelift Mini, which required only a 50-inch diameter footprint.
BuildClean filters the air on a jobsite through two parts: a coarse pre-filter that grabs bigger debris and a HEPA filter to catch air particles you cannot see. It helps keep jobsites clean, which is especially important for remodelers. The automated setting will turn the filter on when it senses particles in the air, and the company promises to eliminate 90% of airborne dust.
Fiberon gives residential pros the ability to fully design, envision, and purchase an entire decking project through its Deck Visualizer tool. Pros can use a pre-made deck or create one from scratch with Fiberon products, view the project in all levels of sunlight, how it looks on various landscapes, and then order all the materials through the the visualizer tool.
Environmental StoneWorks’ stone veneer products come in modern, traditional, eccentric, and rounded styles. The company uses a turnkey approach to its products, ensuring that projects receive the product and the labor needed to install it.
Both Pro Builder and Pro Remodeler named the Elements line by Brown Jordan Outdoor Kitchens as a top 100 product. The bold colors and durable powder-coated cabinets offer a clean minimalist design for the year’s hottest room, the outdoor kitchen. The modular system can be adjusted to fit the needs of numerous projects and offer integrated appliances.
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Italian decorative lighting company Lodes paired up with lifestyle brand Diesel for a versatile and unique line of lighting fixtures for residential and commercial settings. Bestsellers include Cage, Fork, Gask, Glass Drop, and Pipe, and the duo introduced three new additions recently: Flask, Vinyl, and Urban Concrete.
An abundance of conveniently placed outlets are necessities for every room of the home to ensure every phone, tablet, laptop, camera, and other electronics can be easily charged up. But all this does is create a hectic counter or desk, taking up more room than needed. Docking Drawer fixes all of that with its in-drawer outlets that can fit a variety of drawers with coordinating finishes.
LP says their Legacy Premium Subflooring product is one of the strongest in the industry. They attribute it to its high bending stiffness that results from its resin, wax, wood fiber, and Gorilla Glue Technology construction. Its moisture resistance stops edges from swelling, and its high density makes it work well for hardwood floors, tiles, and projects with long periods of exposure to the elements.