PRODUCT PICKS: October 2016

Each month, hundreds of products hit the market. Here’s our pick of the ones to watch.

Premiere SIPs Premier Platinum Structural Insulated Panels
Premier Platinum

Premier SIPs introduces Premier Platinum, the next generation of SIPs with graphite polystyrene (GPS) insulated cores, which are designed to be more energy efficient with 20% higher R-values. The new Premier Platinum SIP panels are made of GPS insulation that contains BASF’s Neopor, a rigid foam that integrates high-purity graphite into the polymer matrix. The graphite reflects radiant heat energy like a mirror, and is said to increase the material’s resistance to the flow of heat. Premier’s Platinum core SIPs are designed to be used in building enclosures which demand high performing and stable R-values.

Barrington & Marco
Masonite’s Barrington ® and Marco™
Masonite’s Barrington and Marco entry door features a Barrington fiberglass entry door and Marco decorative glass. Available in oak and mahogany textures, Barrington’s recessed flat 3-panel look is designed to meet demand for Craftsman-style products. Marco blends multiple glass textures with antique black caming. Doors are available in 36″x80″ with 12″x80″ and 14″x80″ sidelites. Door configuration is available with optional dental shelf or simulated divided lite (SDL) kit for a customizable appearance. Doors accommodate premium hardware for added security. Available with Masonite’s lifetime limited warranty.

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Fairway Structural Post
Fairway® Structural Post Mount
Fairway Building Products has introduced a 42″ Cable Rail Structural Post Mount to its offering. The Fairway Cable Rail System utilizes a proprietary FD Cable Rail Structural Post Mount to accept machine-threaded cable fittings mounted directly to the post mount, designed for stronger cable-to-structure connection. The 42″ Cable Rail Structural Post Mount is designed specifically for the Fairway Cable Rail system in support of what Fairway calls a growing national market demand for 42″ high railing for commercial, multifamily, and multi-floor residential railing applications. The 42″ Cable Rail Structural Post Mount is designed to give installers the option of selecting a 36″ or 42″ rail height.

Porter Cable Brushless EDGE
Brushless EDGE from PORTER CABLE is the introduction of its 20V MAX Lithium Ion Brushless Drill/Driver and 20V Max Lithium Ion Impact Driver, both part of the new line of Brushless EDGE tools. The two tools operate on any PORTER CABLE 20V MAX Lithium Ion battery. The drill/driver boasts more runtime as well as a 20% increase in power and improved bit retention. The impact driver features more runtime as well as a shorter tool length. The impact driver is equipped with a 1/4″ quick chuck designed for one-handed bit changes. Both units come with two Lithium Ion, prograde batteries. Available nationwide November 2016. Each comes with a three-year limited, one-year service, warranty and 90-day money-back guarantee.