New Products for Remodelers and Home Builders

The new products featured in May 2009 Professional Remodeler magazine (also of note for home builders)

April 30, 2009

Monarch of the Fans

Kichler put a twist on the traditional ceiling fan with the new Monarch. This energy-efficient great-room fan boasts a 70-inch blade sweep for large spaces. The brushless motor uses 65 percent less energy than a typical ceiling fan motor. Several blade finishes and an optional glass bowl light kit are available.

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Straight as an Arrow

How do you make a good tool better? You redesign it, which Arrow did with its ET200 Nail Master 2. This electric brad nail gun sports a new fingertip control trigger along with trigger and surface contact safety locks to prevent accidents. An LED guide helps your crews see exactly what they’re doing, and a non-marring, removable bumper protects the wood from dents.

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Envisioning Comfort

Meet the only geothermal outdoor split that uses environmentally friendly R410-A refrigerant. Available in 2- to 6-ton capacities, the Envision Series Outdoor Split by Water Furnace uses a two-speed Copeland Scroll UltraTech compressor to save energy, operate quietly and improve comfort.

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Lexel on the Level

Use Sascho’s Lexel anywhere you would use silicone. Lexel offers all of the benefits of silicones without the hassles — and it sticks to just about anything. The company says it’s 19 times clearer than silicone and takes paint beautifully. It can also be applied to wet surfaces.

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What’s on Your Plate?

It’s all about the little finishing touches. Pass & Seymour/Legrand’s new wall plates are available in decorative one-, two-, three- and four-gang plates. Colors include brushed nickel, stainless steel, brushed brass, walnut, maple and mahogany. The durable, flexible construction conforms to uneven drywall, and a two-piece, non-conductive polycarbonate subplate speeds installation.

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Four-in-One

The Peel-Away Paint Tray is five mess-free paint trays in one. The durable, standalone trays feature a reusable, hard-substrate base with four built-in liners that can be easily peeled away immediately after use, leaving behind a clean tray for another job in just seconds.

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Versatile Filtration

American Plumber, a division of Pentair Residential Filtration, has three new whole-house water filtration systems that improves a home’s water quality. Each of the systems was designed for homes with lower water pressure and frequent water usage. Each can be used in homes with municipal and well-water applications.

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Multi-Purpose, Multi-Fun

Swap in, swap out. Bosch’s PS50 Multi-X is a multi-purpose oscillating tool powered by the company’s 12V Max Litheon battery platform. The tool can switch from cutting to grinding to sanding with a simple accessory swap. You get it all in a convenient cordless package.

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Good Vibes

Homeowners demand simplicity. The Vibe Video System delivers. Made by Colorado, vNet’s latest models safely store a homeowner’s movies, music and photo collections on a server for instant access from any TV in the home via an intuitive interface. Systems are sold exclusively through Colorado vNet custom integrators.

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Speak To Me

Pantel’s weatherproof speaker series has been designed to provide the durability required to handle the harsh outdoor elements while being versatile enough to handle the power from today’s high output receivers and amplifiers in both indoor and outdoor settings. The 8-Ohm, 100-Watt speakers can be mounted vertically or horizontally.

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Starry Skies Inside

The Astrolite Integrated Star Ceilings use patented technology to take all the work out of star ceilings. No more banging nails or forcing fiber through drywall. The “plug-and-play” panels simplify estimation and installation and all but eliminate costly labor. The result is a high-end ceiling experience for home theaters and other environments.

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Vinyl-Made Crystal

Crystal offers six existing vinyl window lines and is introducing two new vinyl product lines to the home improvement and new construction markets. The introductions cover the entire window spectrum, from affordable to ultra high-end offerings. You have your choice of styles, too, including double-hung, slider, picture and casement configurations.

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Free Light

Four batteries to freedom! ODL’s new solar-powered dimmer for tubular skylights will allow homeowners to control light entering through the skylight and does not require a wired installation. The solar panel charges four AA-sized NiMH batteries that power a three-button control for the dimmer. It’s a nightlight, too.

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True Performer

Coastal contractors, listen up. If you need a window that’s undergone rigorous performance testing by independent labs and have achieved DP-55 ratings, look no further than Gorell’s 5400 Series. The new vinyl windows offer U-values as low as 0.17 when used with the company’s triple-glass system.

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