Most Requested Products of 2016
Adjustable Torque Screwgun
The 20V MAX XR Versa-clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) dials in the proper torque needed to effectively drive fasteners. The brushless motor limits the necessity of repairs and provides long life. The screwgun provides a cordless and convenient solution for applications. Whether the application is pre-fabricated metal, installations, or even deck work, the tool limits damage of fasteners, a common user frustration. With a focus on ergonomics, the product is balanced from front to back and protected with a rubber over-mold that helps the user grip the tool comfortably. Featuring a quick release chuck, easy clutch and depth setting, an LED work light, lock on and belt hook, the DCF622 completes a wide variety of applications on the job site. For more information, visit dewalt.com.
Exterior Wall System
StoTherm ci XPS is a fully-tested, highly energy-efficient continuous insulation system providing superior air and water tightness and long-lasting thermal performance and durability. The system incorporates StoGuard fluid-applied air and moisture barrier and Dow Styrofoam Panel Core 20 Insulation, which provides exceptional thermal performance with an R-value of 5.0 per 1-inch. This high-performance wall system helps lower energy costs and reduces the carbon footprint of buildings. The product offers unmatched aesthetic choices due to a wide range of decorative and protective finishes available in many colors. For more information, visit stocorp.com.
Enhanced Rainscreen and Ventilation Mats
The company has announced performance enhancements to its WaterWay Rainscreen and Ventilation Mats. The new generation of Filter Fabric functions like an extra layer of housewrap surpassing water holdout requirements for weather resistive barriers, while providing a perm-rating in excess of 200. This fabric also offers the industry’s highest level of UV resistance allowing extended installation time on. For more information, visit stucoflex.com.
Specialty Plaster Trowel
The company stocks a full complement of trowels for every application. The Pavan INOX Venetian Plastering Trowel is ideal for achieving the highly polished burnished Venetian look.
The INOX stainless steel blades feature rounded corners and polished radius edges. This ensures consistent finishes with less effort for all Italian plaster products including Venetian, Marmorino, Grassello, Stucco Veneziano, veneer and other decorative plasters. For more information, visit demandproducts.com.
Cordless Drywall Gun
The M18 FUEL Drywall Screw Gun is the first cordless unit fully capable of replacing a corded screw gun. The Powerstate brushless motor gives the user faster than corded speed. Proprietary Auto Start mode allows the user to lock the trigger on but only power the motor when driving a screw, giving the user up to three times longer run time than leading competitive cordless units and no unnecessary motor noise between screws. For more information, visit Milwaukeetool.com.
Hunter Douglas introduced four new products to its Tavola beam and baffle ceiling series: Divergent, Levels, Canted and Cassettes. The latest additions to the series extend the company’s offering of lightweight aluminum beam and baffle solutions and enable a wide range of design possibilities. The series has a range of finishes, plus Woodwright wood-look powder coat, film and real wood veneer options. They are compatible with industry-standard lighting, HVAC, speaker, fire safety and security services. For more information, visit hunterdouglasceilings.com.
Edge Ceiling Panels
The company’s Pacific reveal edge, acoustic stone wool ceiling panels help budget-conscious projects rethink value with appealing aesthetics, easy installation and proven performance combined into a cost-effective solution. Providing low maintenance and long-term durability, the products are supported with a 30-year warranty. The smooth, white surface of the reveal edge ceiling panels presents an attractive, clean, uniform appearance. No fissures, perforations or holes are visible on the panels’ non-textured surface. Pacific ceiling panels are available in 2-by-2 foot or 2-by-4 foot modular sizes. In addition to the existing square lay-in ceiling panels, Pacific reveal edge panels add square tegular and square tegular narrow edge options. For more information, visit rockfon.com.
Above/Below Grade Waterproofing
MFM Building Products
SubSeal is an advanced 40 or 60 mil, self-adhering waterproofing membrane that is engineered to be a multi-purpose sheet suitable for vertical or horizontal applications. These membranes are designed for extreme moisture protection and aggressively bond to poured concrete and other building materials to eliminate the movement of water under the membrane. The product is designed for use on features such as through-wall flashings, windows, sills, pot shelves, parapet walls and many other applications. It meets ASTM D 1970 and ICC-ES ESR 2783. For more information, visit mfmbp.com.
Integrated Gypsum Sheathing
The Securock ExoAir 430 System is an integrated gypsum sheathing panel with a factory-applied fluid air-barrier membrane. The panel brings two technologies together: the company’s Securock Brand Glass-mat Sheathing and Tremco’s fluid applied air/water barrier membrane into one panel that efficiently delivers an air barrier solution to the job site. The controlled application of this system eliminates issues that arise with field application, such as weather. Additionally, since the coating is applied to the wallboard in the factory, there is no need to wait to apply the air barrier onsite. For more information, visit usg.com.
Max Patrol Self-retracting Lifelines are ideal for those professional contractors who want to safely work hands free, while maintaining continuous movement. Werner’s 10-foot self-retracting lifeline enhances the user experience by allowing for more freedom of movement on the job without lock-up that can inhibit a user’s range of motion. Lightweight and compact with 10-feet of web working length, this next generation SRL offers the highest standard in safety and ergonomics. For more information, visit wernerco.com.
Plane Leveling Laser
Bosch Measuring Tools
The BS 150 Compact Tripod combined with an optional kit that includes the GLL3-80 360-degree 3-Plane Leveling and Alignment Line Laser offers professionals a complete leveling solution. When the GLL3-80 is paired with the new BS 150 compact tripod, workers can easily adjust the height of the tool with fine adjustment capability to ensure greater accuracy and quick set up. The BS 150 features collapsible legs and weighs a total of two pounds for easy storage and transportation. The new compact tripod has a 1/4-inch to 20-inch thread that is compatible with most line lasers, point lasers and laser measures. For more information, visit boschtools.com.
Portable Stucco Pump
The ToughTek S340e Pumps use piston pump technology to deliver abrasive stucco and EIFS materials with a smooth, steady flow. For EIFS applications, the ToughTek S340e Stucco Pump handles air/water-resistive barrier materials, EIFS basecoats and finish coats. For stucco applications, the unit handles scratch coats, brown coats and finish coats. The piston pump design easily handles abrasive material, leading to minimal maintenance downtime and minimal wear part replacement expenses. It is a superior, time-saving alternative to manual troweling, as it speeds up the process by spraying and finish-troweliwng materials instead of using the traditional hawk and trowel method. The product plugs into a standard 120V wall outlet. For more information, visit graco.com.
Horizontal and Vertical Laser
The HV302 Horizontal and Vertical Laser is capable of handling a wide variety of horizontal, vertical and plumb applications in both interior and exterior projects. Its high-visibility beam enables simultaneous rotating and 90 degree plumb references and is easy to see even in brightly lit interiors. The product also includes a new “Fingerprint” function—once the receiver is paired with the laser, the HL760 receiver only accepts the “Fingerprint” beam from the laser it is paired with, reducing errors and conflict between teams working in close proximity with other lasers. The tool can also be paired with another HL760 for long-range wireless remote display and monitoring. For more information, visit spectralasers.com.
CI Exterior Wall System
Dow Building Solutions
THERMAX Wall System has a 4.0 mil foil facer that provides builders with more durability for long-term performance. With a 4-mil embossed exterior foil facer, this solution provides builders with more durability for long-term performance. The CI is also the only insulation with a dark exterior facer optimized to go behind rainscreen exteriors. It is engineered with fiberglass reinforced core for enhanced fire performance and a stronger, straighter board. When used as part of the THERMAX Wall System, the thermosetcoated aluminum facer provides a drainage plane, WRB and exterior sheathing. As a UV stable material, the product can remain uncovered up to six months. With its low perm rating and high insulating value, the system reduces the potential for condensation within the wall assembly. For information, visit building.dow.com.
Drainage Mat for Wall Systems
Keene Building Products
Driwall Rainscreen is a drainage mat for exterior wall systems. The product eliminates incidental moisture problems in most exterior veneer applications. The full-wall entangled net product rolls over the weather-resistant barrier to separate it from the exterior veneer. The airspace that DriwalI Rainscreen creates increases airflow through the wall cavity, allowing the wall to breathe and stay dry. For more information, visit keenebuilding.com.
Versatile Stack ICFs
NUDURA has unveiled the latest addition to its ICF Series of products, the Optimizer. Four feet in length and 12-inches tall, the Optimizer offers installers and designers the ability to meet 17 different stack scenarios without the need to cut or rip forms. Featuring DURALOK Technology, the Optimizer securely locks into place with a triple-tooth interlock, eliminating the need to wire or glue forms and reducing installation costs. The unique folding web design is manufactured from 100 percent recycled polypropylene and steel and has been laboratory tested to prevent mold growth. Because of its contribution to improving energy efficiency, the Optimizer significantly reduces the amount of fossil fuels needed for heating and cooling reducing your carbon footprint. For more information, visit nudura.com.
Multi-use Rainscreen System
Designed for use with exterior stone, stucco, brick, cedar or fiber cement siding, Ultra Drain Mat is an easy to install rainscreen system that provides effective drainage and ventilation. It keeps moisture from entering the wall system through mortar joints, gaps or cracks in the cladding material, and via the edges of wood or fiber cement board. The product creates a continuous capillary break and channel for moisture to drain and also accelerates drying of the exterior cladding. It is available in 1/4-inch .40-inch thicknesses. For more information, visit plasticomponents.com.
Rated Base Reveal
Flush or recessed base board requires an additional layer of drywall which will increase the width of the wall. CEMCO FAS-RBR (Rated Base Reveal) eliminates the requirement for an additional layer of drywall and still maintains the fire rating.
- Allows the door throat size to maintain the same width as a standard 1-hour wall of single layer drywall on each side
- Will save labor and material costs of the second layer of drywall required by the traditional method in order to maintain fire ratings
- Has a manufactured J-Bead as part of the profile for ease of drywall installation and is ready to receive joint compound
- Can be manufactured in custom sizes for various recessed options and widths
For more information, visit cemcosteel.com.
Mineral Wool Insulation
The company’s mineral wool insulation offers a variety of performance benefits in both commercial and residential construction. With a high melting point in excess of 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit, mineral wool can help delay fire spread, create quieter buildings and homes, increase privacy between rooms and reduce heating and cooling costs by keeping structures warm in winter and cool in summer. The line of mineral wool products includes TempControl Batts and Sound & Fire Block Batts. For more information, visit jm.com.
Easier, more efficient acoustic interior finishing is now possible with SilentFX QuickCut noise-reducing gypsum board. This specialty board is specifically designed for residential and commercial projects requiring a high sound transmission class rating of 50 and higher. It can be used for interior walls and ceilings in new construction or renovations over wood or steel framing without complex techniques, as it scores and snaps like regular drywall. The product is engineered to provide enhanced protection against moisture and mold with M2Tech technology and is enclosed in 100-percent recycled moisture- and mold-resistant paper. It is available in 1/2- and 5/8-inch Type X. For more information, visit certainteed.com/gypsum.