Qualified Remodeler Magazine

JUN 2019

Qualified Remodeler helps independent remodeling firms to survive, become more professional and more profitable by providing must-have business information, namely best business practices, new product information and timely design ideas.

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EACH month, our magazine features approximately 50 products among our product trends arti- cles, new product coverage, spotlights on specific product categories, and more. We also have an article in each issue called Remodelers' Choice, where reader requests and pa- geviews drive the in-depth product coverage. So you, our readers, decide where the editors focus their attention for this particular product coverage. Because we appreciate that feedback—via reader service cards and visits to our website—the Qualified Remodeler team has compiled this spotlight on the past year's most requested product information. It is the Remodelers' Choice 100. Over the next 12 pages, you will see the most requested products from April 1, 2018, through March 30, 2019. Each product included here appeared at least once within the magazine during that time period. Looking through these pages, a few trends emerge. Time and Labor Savings Key In today's climate of labor shortages, it makes sense that many of the products piquing reader interest offer time and/or labor savings, such as Qora Cladding from Arcitell (p. 48) or the Speedymason Peel 'n Stick panels (p. 42). There is also an apparent interest in products that solve problems, which makes sense considering how oƁen re- modelers are tasked with doing exactly that on projects. For example, Stone Harbor Hardware's Swing Clear Hinges (p. 38) offer an alternative solution to widening doorways for aging-in-place needs; the Scott-Systems' Float-Frame brackets (p.46) can be used to levitate and elevate any surface; and the Ply Gem Leaf Relief Continuous Hanging System with an Access Panel (p. 42) for easy cleaning. As far as broader product trends, there is a discernable interest in tankless water heaters, stemming from our July 2018 product trends coverage. Stone and manufactured stone veneer products—as well as tile products that look like stone or masonry that looks like barn wood—also stand out as pop- ular products. Shower area solutions—ranging from drain systems to shower trays and tub/shower combos to shower faucet systems—make several appearances, too. Protecting homes, whether from extreme weather, air or heat leakage, also seems to be a recurring theme. Remodeler Driven Results A year's worth of coverage is compiled into the 100 products most requested by our readers. by Kacey Larsen REMODELERS' CHOICE 100 32 June 2019 QualifiedRemodeler.com

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