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Most Requested Products of 2023
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Black Mat Insulation Fleece Facer
Cavityrock Black is also available with the addition of a black mat fleece facer. It is designed to mask the insulation layer to create a crisp, black aesthetic in open-jointed cladding systems. Because it combines the insulation and facer in a single step, it can reduce installation time and material cost to achieve your desired design aesthetic. The fleece material has been designed for exposure to the elements (weather, heat, UV), while maintaining the thermal and acoustic performance and fire protection expected of stone wool. The fleece facer is chemically bonded to the insulation during the manufacturing process, offering improved mechanical properties and superior long-term performance. Learn more at rockwool.com/products/cavityrock.
The LT58G Laser Tool provides 360° planes of bright green laser light that is ideally suited for all interior applications including ceiling work. Other applications include interior wall layout, point transfer, mechanical, electrical and plumbing layout and alignment, tile layout and finish carpentry. The tool is ideal for working in bright interior environments due to the superior visibility of the ultra-green beams. The automatic self-leveling multi-purpose unit is compact, lightweight and easy to use with its included ceiling mount. The optimized adjustable mount attaches to all types of ceiling track, including shadow track. It contains a powerful rechargeable lithium-ion battery that provides up to 25 continuous hours of green beam operation. It also can be operated directly with AC power. For more information, visit spectralasers.com.
Expanded Soffit Drywall Framing System
Armstrong World Ind.
The SimpleSoffit system is a pre-fabricated bend-and-click framing solution designed to increase productivity of soffit installation. Four new standard items have been added for a total of eight quick ship SimpleSoffit main beam options available for some of the most common soffit conditions. For custom SimpleSoffit orders, expanded manufacturing capabilities include an increased dimensional range—such as reducing the minimum notch location from 6 to 3 5/8 inches—a common dimension for stud framed transitions. SimpleSoffit main beams can also be spliced together allowing further flexibility by using standard items to create custom lengths. Learn more at armstrongceilings.com/simplesoffit.
ClarkDietrich Building Systems
The company creates clean, straight edges, twice as fast beads, and uses half the compound compared to tear-off bead. The tape features a diamond-punched pattern for a superior bond, faster drying, with no rippling or blistering. The 100-foot roll can be installed without seams and is easily transported and stored. Use Edge-Tape around window returns, skylights, fiberglass tubs, and commercial top-out applications where concrete decking meets the drywall. It installs with all-purpose compound without the need for spray adhesive or fasteners. Finishers can apply compound, install the product and apply the fill coat in a single trip to the wall. For more information, visit clarkdietrich.com.
Sound Deadening Material
The company’s proprietary material can dramatically reduce sound transmission through walls/ceilings/floors. The unique linear attenuation created when Acoustiblok is added to gypsum assemblies provides enhanced sound isolation at the same frequency ranges gypsum inherently has deficiencies; these frequency ranges are still apparent with even 4-layers of gypsum. It also allows easy access to the wall interior for plumbing/wiring maintenance. Independent lab tests show that 1/8-inch layer of the material added to a stud wall can reduce more sound than 8-inches of poured concrete. Eco-friendly, Acoustiblok is UV resistant/impervious to water/mold & UL/ULC classified for over 400 wall/ floor/ceiling assemblies. For more information, visit acoustiblok.com.
Collated Fastener for Steel Framing
Grabber Construction Products
The SuperDrive Mach1 is a collated system explicitly designed to meet the demands of onsite and offsite light-gauge steel frame construction, offering unparalleled speed, precision, and efficiency. It is a strong solution for metal framing professionals looking to enhance productivity, improve installer safety, reduce material waste, and improve fastener precision. The collated system easily attaches to impact drivers. The tool’s advanced features also include a no-slip tip, reversible feed track (for right- or left-handed workers), SureLock fine depth adjustment, quick removal strap, as well as a compact and durable design that includes pass-through spaces for the impact driver’s LED lights. The new tool is compatible with SuperDrive 7/16- to 7/8-inch collated screws. Learn more about the SuperDrive Mach1 at grabberpro.com/mach1.
Jobsite Field Printer
The Dusty Robotics FieldPrinter is thoughtfully designed for the construction site - solidly built to take everything a jobsite can throw at it. The printer comes delivered in a customized hard case with all the necessary components. The rest of the system includes a tripod, a total station, and a ruggedized tablet. There is also a software component designed to simplify the life of the construction team. With the tablet interface, the operator has full control over the layout. After the job is complete, Dusty’s report generator gives the user a digital report of the completed work and productivity rates. For more information, visit dustyrobotics.com.
Ceiling Tile-cutting Tool
The RevealCut Ceiling Tile-cutting Workstation is a ceiling tile cutter designed for ceiling installation professionals to cut factory-quality ceiling tile profile edges with ease and efficiency. With the first-ever blade technology designed to specifically cut through ceiling tile with just two passes, even wet felt and fiberglass tile, the product eliminates the need to cut tiles with a utility knife, delivering up to 80 percent in labor savings. The tool can be pre-ordered at revealcut.com.
The company’s resin-cast shapes offer the authentic look and feel of wood and brick with superior performance. They can be used indoors, outdoors, on walls and soffits. Lightweight, flexible, customizable and fully tested to comply with the current building codes, they can be applied over a wide variety of systems, such as rainscreen, stucco, cement board or EIFS. This allows it to give design freedom. Resin-cast shapes ensure a tighter building envelope, eliminating the need for fasteners; the shapes are adhered to the substrate, keeping it free of penetrations and allowing for a quick, easy installation. As a lightweight material, the product is versatile and sustainable and offers a lower embodied carbon footprint with reduced transportation needs and structural load in buildings. When used in a continuous system, it keeps a low operational carbon footprint. For more information, visit stocorp.com/.
RainScreen SA is an innovative self-adhered Air Barrier/WRB with an integrated rainscreen drainage matrix, streamlining installation and ensuring moisture control. This solution features a factory-bonded drainage matrix for efficient moisture management. Its robust adhesive facilitates bonding to diverse substrates, while its zero VOC composition enhances environmental safety. A remarkable drying capacity of 25 perms not only improves energy efficiency but also promotes material durability. Per the recent IBC-2021 revisions, RainScreen SA conforms to Section 2510.6’s drainage requirements by providing a 3 millimeter and 7 millimeter integrated drainage matrix, ensuring both compliance and effective moisture management. For more information, visit vaproshield.com.
Fire-rated Deflection Bead
Super Seal-X is a permanently flexible fire-rated drywall accessory that takes the place of fire sealant and is ideal for vertical wall joints into exterior walls and dissimilar materials. It provides 1- and 2-hour fire-ratings for dynamic and static joints according to UL-2079 Fifth edition (for both standard and shaft walls) and is sound tested according to ASTM E90. The flexible gasket compresses with deflection movement to prevent cracking at the head-of-wall, bottom-of-wall, or vertical wall-to-wall joints. The product is available in white or solid black for use in exposed areas. For more information, visit cemcosteel.com.
Continuous Wall Insulation
Atlas Wall Insulation
The CGF Pro Continuous Wall Insulation combines Class A fire performance, NFPA 285 compliances, and water and air barrier capabilities with the highest available R-value per inch on the market. The product comprises a Class A fire-rated closed-cell polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam core faced with a high-performance coated glass facer on the front and back. One side of the product is dark gray for use in open joint rainscreen applications. It provides the highest R-value per inch of any insulation. This allows a thinner wall profile, which is an important consideration when designing with heavier claddings such as masonry, stucco, or metal. It is recommended for residential and commercial applications due to its Class A fire rating. It is also great for large-scale commercial applications in which the commercial building needs to “breathe.” For more information, visit wall.atlasrwi.com.
High Performance, Low VOC Insulation
Designed by industry-leading chemists, the spray foam product line supports increasingly stringent energy codes and homeowner demands for products that contribute to healthier indoor air quality when comparing Natural Polymers GreenGuard Ultra-Pure Certified and Natural Therm GreenGuard Gold Certified Product offerings, such as Ultra-Pure low VOC spray foam insulation with Odor Scavenger technology. The product is GreenGuard Gold Certified, with FlexTemp formulations designed to deliver consistent performance year-round with a smooth surface texture. For more information, visit owenscorning.com/en-us/insulation/residential/spray-foam/ultra-pure.
Levels of Finish Compounds
National Gypsum Co.
Finishing a building, room or wall with the desired aesthetic appearance is important. Lighting conditions, final decoration and use of space are a few of the factors taken into consideration when selecting the ideal level of finish. ProForm Finishing Products has created a series of tools and resources to help users select which of the five levels of finish for gypsum boards is needed to achieve their desired outcome. Located at proformfinishing.com/fivelevels, a new video, infographic and comprehensive usage guide will help the user determine the correct process and fully understand the requirements to achieve their ideal results.
Multi-Purpose Pro Scaffold
The Multi-Purpose Pro Scaffold features QuickLink technology, allowing for multiple scaffolds to easily link together for job sites that need added platform space for more people. The model NSRS-72MP 6-foot scaffold supplies pro-grade performance for professionals that need convenience and reaches over 11 feet. It is equipped with smooth-rolling, heavy-duty, 6-inch casters that provide easy maneuverability on unfinished floors. The built-in technology allows for two or more scaffolds to easily be locked together in jobs that require an extra-large work area. Job site crews can now stay organized and easily collaborate at the built-in plans table when impromptu plans or discussions are needed. It boasts a pro-grade, 1,250-pound distributed load capacity that creates a perfect workbench or adjustable storage shelves that keep the job site clean and organized at the end of the day. Designed for the ultimate versatility and mobility, it can easily fit through 30-inch doorways to quickly move across a job site for the next task at hand. For more information, visit wernerco.com/rollingscaffolds.
Wall and Ceiling Spray Texture
The company’s new 2-in-1 Wall & Ceiling for Orange Peel, Knockdown and Popcorn spray textures assortment is available now in select Lowe’s stores and additional retailers. The line has several performance features designed to make application easier for the end user. Unlike competitive products on the market, the aerosol cans feature Aim Tech technology that offers a 60-degree adjustable nozzle angle to easily repair vertical, overhead and hard-to-reach areas with one can, providing users much flexibility when completing projects. The adjustable nozzle also provides the ability to select a fine, medium or heavy level of texture when sprayed and includes a lock function for secure transport and storage. For more information, visit dap.com.
Designer Acoustical Tiles
The Qwel Designer Acoustic Tiles are a sustainable solution for naturally managing sound. Created as an attainable option for delivering bold style, the tiles offer a variety of molded and flat tile designs to create architecturally distinctive, acoustically aware environments. Available in six designer styles featuring edges, drops and curves, the tiles can be mixed and matched to achieve elegantly unique designs. Flat tiles are easy to cut and shape, while molded tiles add three-dimensional visuals, such as a Linear Wave. Colors include Black, White, Charcoal and Light Gray as well as special order custom colors, shapes and sizes. The products reduce unwanted noise by .75 NRC and up; for example, 75 percent of sound in the space is absorbed while the other 25 percent is reflected. For more information, visit genesisproductsinc.com.
Warm Weather Workwear
Milwaukee expands its lineup of trade-dedicated workwear solutions with the introduction of the WORKSKIN Warm Weather Hard Hat Liner. The custom-built fabric is engineered to be breathable and wick moisture away from the body. This unique solution dries quickly and keeps users cool while working in warmer conditions. Constructed with flatlock seams and a 4-way stretch fabric, the new hard hat liner is designed for next-to-skin comfort. To prevent odor-causing bacteria, the liner features an anti-microbial technology and moisture-wicking layers. The liner is optimized for use with hard hats and safety helmets. For more information, visit milwaukeetool.com.
Thermal Barrier Closed-Cell Spray Foam
Firestable Insulation Co.
The patented, directly code-compliant, NFPA-275 thermal barrier closed-cell spray foam insulation immediately meets the International Building Code upon application without the need for an additional thermal barrier. QAI Evaluation Services has issued a product certification for FS 2.0 closed-cell foam to the company for its compliance with NFPA 275, as well as IBC 2603.9 special approval. The Firestable technology is the first-of-its-kind NFPA-275 and IBC 2603.9 certified single application, spray foam insulation—as well as air, vapor and water barrier. Firestable FS 2.0, as soon as cured, meets the IBC code. It can be left exposed immediately after installation without fire risk, eliminating time and costs to install gypsum board or other fire-protective products, such as intumescent coatings. For more information, visit firestable.com.
Modified Carvable Mortar
The company’s Carvable Mortar is a polymer-modified carvable architectural mortar used for creating relief structures or wall dressing. It is the perfect product for art restoration, hotels, theme parks or any construction that requires light sculpted shapes. The product can be applied over lath, rocks, CMU/brick, interior plaster, drywall/gypsum sheathing, EPS or stucco basecoats. It’s easy to carve thanks to its extended open time and its versatility allows you to create new shapes or repair natural, damaged stones. The looks are limitless, as the mortar can be painted over or have a textured acrylic finished applied to it. For more information, visit parexusa.com.