Back for its fifth year, The Most Valuable Product (MVP) Awards honor the industry’s most innovative, effective, and impactful products on the market, bringing you options to differentiate your business.
Produced by PR’s sister publication Residential Products Online and judged by a team of experienced construction professionals, these products each deserve and have earned their titles. Seven judges reviewed more than 150 product submissions across 16 categories.
Here is a selection of this year’s winners.
M-Pwr Smart Doors employ patent-pending, UL-certified technology that connects residential exterior doors to a home’s electrical system and Wi-Fi. They are the first residential exterior doors to integrate power, lights, a video doorbell, and a smart lock. In the event of a power outage, an emergency backup battery can sustain system power up to 24 hours. It can also be controlled via app.
The Hidden Screen, designed by Pella, is a hassle-free window screen that appears when you want it and folds away when you don’t, giving you a crystal-clear view and improved curb appeal. Drawing on decades of screen design and innovation, the Hidden Screen is the industry’s first and only hidden screen for vinyl windows among leading national window brands.
WOCD meets the ASTM F2090 standard, is coastal compliant, and also features improved aesthetics, including concealed hardware when the window is fully closed. It’s designed to restrict the opening of a sash to less than 4 inches to lessen the risk of accidental falls while still allowing for ventilation. It can also fully open for egress and engages again when the window is closed.
Keeping design top of mind, SmartEntry by Accurate is fully customizable to be paired with any style of architectural trim and hides components inside the mortise pocket. It is battery powered for easy installation and the door does not require any wiring. The innovative hardware is an ideal smart solution for retrofit scenarios for existing hardware, or new construction.
With Tando’s composite technology, Beach House Shake has reached a tremendous stride in authenticity. With Beach House Shake’s innovative composite technology, Tando has reached a new level of realism and architectural precision, presenting the industry with a solution to its demand for natural cedar-looking shingles made to withstand harsh conditions.
Class A and Class 4 rated, DaVinci Roofscape’s Province Slate tiles resist severe weather, high winds, and a variety of conditions such as insects, termites, algae, and moss growth. The product has been designed as a historically authentic natural slate roofing tile with a fixed 8-inch exposure. The composite roofing tile also has an attractive price tag, according to DaVinci.
Following the successful launch of TracSafe Anti-Slip Sealer, Daich Coatings has now introduced TracSafe Anti-Slip Color Coat. Available in five colors, the real stone organic coating covers almost any floor surface. TracSafe products bond firmly to a variety of interior and exterior flooring materials, including concrete, masonry, stone, tile, vinyl, linoleum, and pre-painted floors.
Overture uses sophisticated sensor technology to monitor your home’s indoor air quality. When it detects a rise in indoor air pollution caused by increased humidity, VOCs, carbon dioxide, and small particles, the system will automatically turn on the nearest ventilation fan to eliminate pollutants while simultaneously bringing in fresh, clean air from outside.
Ventiques Vents provides a one-of-a-kind custom product with easy installation and smooth transition in multiple styles and finishes. The company set out to create a product with a seamless finish and is compatible with a variety of flooring. Ventiques Flush Mount Metal Floor Registers eliminate the safety hazards caused by traditional, overlapping raised drop-in floor vents.
Made in the US, RISE Technology compresses post-consumer and post-industrial synthetic fiber and polymer waste into dense, durable wood replacement products—RISE Siding and RISE Trim. The durable synthetic product is affordable, aesthetically pleasing, green, and outperforms wood, wood-based, and cement-based products.
Delta Faucet’s Workstation Sinks are designed for versatility with high-quality materials and accessories. The sinks are designed with a built-in ledge that supports included accessories, like cutting boards and roll-up dish-drying racks. Provided bottom grids protect against dents and damage.
The control automatically controls the distribution of heating and cooling to the upstairs and downstairs zones to keep the floors temperatures within two degrees Fahrenheit. If the temperatures differ, the control adjusts the modulating dampers to direct more heating or cooling.
Johnson Hardware recently expanded its popular line of soft-open/soft-close sliding door hardware with the introduction of the heavy-duty 2066 Soft-Close Kit for doors weighing up to 330 lbs. The mechanism prevents pinched fingers and reduces noise and wear and tear on your door and jamb caused by slamming.
Purist Suspend pushes the boundaries of a traditional kitchen faucet design by mounting from the ceiling. The striking faucet enhances the kitchen without cluttering. The faucet features increased rotation and wireless compatibility with a waterproof remote puck to control the faucet’s water temperature and volume.
The intelli-HEAT Dual Fuel System by Mitsubishi Electric Trane HVAC provides cost-effective, efficient cooling and heating year-round. Dual-fuel systems enable homeowners with gas furnaces to reduce their fossil fuel dependency and enjoy the benefits of all-electric, high-performance heat pumps.
The new radiant Wave Switch is perfect for anywhere hands might get dirty or full. Available in 15A and 20A versions, the switch features an adjustable, internal sensor that can be set to register motion from 1 to 6” from the device face. This allows users to turn lights, or even small-motored appliances, on or off with a simple wave of the hand, limiting mess and the spread of germs.
With a 65-inch viewing area, the 31H gas fireplace is the tallest model in Ortal’s Wilderness Collection, delivering stunning views of large, ultra-realistic flames. The towering viewing space—measured from the bottom to the top of the glass—makes it a grand visual statement for luxury homes. It also features patent-pending Firelog Technology, which provides high flames and realistic logs.
The Mudr trimless recessed linear lighting channels provide seamless integration into ceilings and walls and feature a patented lens design for even illumination. Channels feature high-quality aluminum construction with a frosted polycarbonate lens, available in 4- and 7-foot kits. The products provide protection from moisture and dust, with a heat sink.
The LG Inverter Heat Pump Water Heater achieves an Energy Star-certified efficiency of 3.75 UEF and operates down to 23°F ambient air temperature. With a first hour delivery of 66 gallons of water without supplemental electric resistance heat and a first hour delivery of 80 gallons in Turbo Mode, the water heater delivers efficient operation for longer than other models.
The ProTerra 120v Plug-in makes for an easy replacement by eliminating the need for installing hardwired 240V electrical service and panel upgrades. The units provide an easy retrofit, and EcoNet WiFi controls allow for convenient remote operation and monitoring. Users can save by programming the water heater to take advantage of lower time-of-use energy rates.
The Silestone Evita Bathroom Sink Collection provides visual unity and seamless integration with the surrounding countertop through jointless design. Made from a single piece of Silestone, the sleek design ensures cleanliness and hygiene. Evita sinks are crafted with HybriQ technology—the first sustainable surfacing technology of its kind, created with 99% reused water.
EcoSupply’s Tekstur panels are a sustainable option for adding a protective and decorative element to any interior or exterior space. The panels are extremely resistant to fire (Class A), water, and impact damage. Antimicrobial and stain-proof, the panels are an excellent choice for high-traffic environments and ideal for optimal cleanliness.
Bora-Care with Mold-Care brings together two powerful active ingredients that serve as either a remedial or preventative on-site wood application treatment against mold and fungi growth, and other wood destroying organisms. Mold-Care works to kill any existing mold and decay fungi, while Bora-Care inhibits fungicidal and moldicidal properties.
ACRE by Modern Mill is a wood alternative offering the genuine look and feel of wood with the convenience of traditional composites. ACRE is a sustainable innovation, made from upcycled rice hulls in a zero-waste manufacturing facility. It’s 100% recyclable, lightweight and easy to carry, yet strong, rigid, and straight. ACRE works with ordinary woodworking tools.