Remodeling Show Product Preview

October is the time of year when companies present their products directly to remodelers during the three-day Remodeling Show exhibition, taking place this year in Baltimore, Md. During the show, remodelers have the chance to educate themselves on innovative products and techniques, talk directly with manufacturers, network with peers and industry leaders and understand their business better through several seminars and round-table discussions. With so much to do, Qualified Remodeler has put together a sampling of the products you can expect to see at the show this year.

1 Vestige Collection

Moen 's new Vestige Collection for the kitchen and bath features a curved, high-arc spout. The kitchen collection single-handle faucet comes with a coordinating side spray and is available in chrome, LifeShine stainless and oil-rubbed bronze finishes. The Vestige bathroom collection contains faucets, showerhead, tub/shower valve, robe hook towel bars, double towel rods, towel rings, glass shelf and pivoting paper holder.

2 Room Additions

Gorell Grand Additions presents its new line of room additions. This line includes three sunroom styles: all-vinyl American Conservatory Series rooms, vinyl-wall Presidential Series systems and standard aluminum-wall U.S. Series sunrooms. American Conservatory and Presidential Series both feature 7/8-in. double-insulating tempered safety glass.

3 SoftPlan

SoftPlan software from SoftPlan Systems, Inc. is CAD software for the residential and light commercial markets and allows the flexibility to create complex, custom drawings. Customizable items include walls, windows, beams and others. SoftPlan allows the creation of floor plans, cross-sections, elevations, framing plans, detail drawings and site plans.

4 Confuzion Twelve-Light Chandelier

The Confuzion Twelve-Light Chandelier from Bellacor has a 20-in. width and up to a 60-in. height and includes 12 bendable steel arms tipped with frosted Italian glass teardrops. This chandelier uses 10-watt G4 bulbs, comes in a satin nickel finish and can be ordered with additional colored teardrops (pictured here).

5 SafeGuard

Silver Line introduces the SafeGuard impact-resistant window featuring DuPont Sentry laminated glass. The heavy-gauge fusion-welded vinyl construction is weather-tight and specially designed with aluminum reinforcement for additional strength in critical areas and meets both ASTM and Miami-Dade County testing standards. The SafeGuard windows also reduce sound transmission and ultraviolet rays.

6 Leather Finish Countertops with Microban

Silestone by Cosentino introduces its line of Leather Finish countertops with built-in Microban antimicrobial product protection. Microban protection is designed to provide a deterrent to the growth of bacteria that can cause stains, odors and product deterioration. Silestone Leather Finishes are available in 16 colors plus the new River Series leather color line.

7 Classic-Craft Collection

Therma-Tru brings out its new Classic-Craft Collection of fiberglass doors. This new collection encompasses the American Style, Rustic and Mahogany Classic-Craft doors, all designed to look like authentic wood. Also included in this collection is its new 6-ft. 8-in. by 3-ft. eight-panel style door.

8 Model A Arch Kit

The Model A Soild Wood Arch Kit from CurveMakers, Inc. includes assembled curved header with key and large casing, two assembled columns with large plinth bases and extra detail molding. The Model A is available in either an elliptical, at widths between 28 and 96 in., or round top arch, with widths between 28 and 72 in.

9 DH22PB Rotary Hammer

Hitachi Power Tools unveils the DH22PB 7/8-in. SDS Plus Rotary Hammer. This compact and lightweight tool has been engineered to handle concrete, mortar, tile and other hard materials. The DH22PB includes a 5.9-amp motor with variable-speed controls and two modes of operation: drilling only and hammer drilling.

10 DBX1000 Dryer Vent Receptacle

The DBX1000 Dryer Vent Receptacle from Construction Solutions contains the dryer vent within the wall cavity giving a finished look and adding floor space. The receptacle comes precut with venting and gas line holes and measures 16 by 16 in. with a 5 1/2 in. depth. Alternate uses for the DBX1000 include gas range, ice maker water line and wall-mounted TV hookups.