A Look into the Future: 2017 IBS/KBIS Product Intros
Steel Siding Collection from Ply Gem
Want a glimpse into the future? At the 2017 International Builder's Show and Kitchen & Bath Industry Show, thousands of building professionals got a look at some of the latest products that will wind up in homes and buildings across the country.
Here's the first installment of products that were announced at the show Jan. 10-12 in Orlando, Fla.
Steel Siding Collection
Made from galvanized steel designed to stand up to hail, wind and snow, the Ply Gem Steel Siding Collection is ideal for new construction and home remodeling across the United States, especially in extreme weather states. The high-performing premium product line is also made of recycled material, is recyclable and is fire-resistant.
Durable and impact-resistant, the Ply Gem Steel Siding Collection aligns with homeowners’ changing sentiment on storm protection. According to a recent Ply Gem survey conducted by Nielsen, 44 percent of homeowners say they worry more about a storm damaging their home today than they did five years ago.
Pioneer Millworks’ recently updated show exhibit displayed a wide variety of the reclaimed wood species and finishes they offer. New for IBS will be patterned andpainted Reclaimed Black & Tan. These Reclaimed Oak fence planks celebrate original paint (animal and environmentally friendly) and weathered surfaces. Several grades are available through specialized surfacing of the Reclaimed Oak planks.
Black & Tan is one of Pioneer’s most dynamic products. Black painted boards salvaged from farms are skip-planed or fully planed to create Black & Tan – 50/50 or Black & Tan – Tan. This makes for a stunning and durable product with substantial character and a great story to tell. A third option, Black and Tan – Black, comes with 100% of its original paint intact. The black paint was traced back to its original source and was found to be a non-toxic, waterproof coating used in agricultural settings and safe for use around farm animals.
NanaWall Systems, the pioneer of opening glass wall systems, introduced two new weather resistant product lines. The company debuted the NanaWall ClimaCLEAR, the industry’s only frameless all-glass individual panel sliding system specifically engineered for transparent weather protection. Also on display was theNanaWall SL73—an aluminum-framed folding glass wall system specifically designed and engineered to perform in hurricane climates.
NanaWall ClimaCLEAR - ClimaCLEAR is the only frameless all-glass individual panel sliding system specifically engineered for transparent weather protection while providing maximum views and unobstructed sightlines. The weather resistance of the panels comes from a combination of several technical attributes such as the patent-pending Panel Interlocks and the transparent weather seals between the panels that seal the wall against wind-driven rain and reduce air infiltration.
The NanaWall SL73 features reinforced structural posts and impact rated laminated glass provide unparalleled strength, while the Secure Locking System and specialized seals and panel design provide superior wind and rain resistance. One of the industry’s toughest folding systems, the SL73 has passed the most rigorous testing designed for windows and doors to be used in hurricane zones, becoming Miami-Dade AAMA hurricane approved.
Heat & Glo
A sophisticated take on contemporary styling, the PRIMO gives homeowners complete design freedom. Zero restrictions on combustible finishing materials (includingmaterial like barn wood) eliminate concerns of overheating or safety hazards and offer the ability to safely hang a TV or valuable art above the fireplace for a completely custom look. Plus, the PRIMO features exclusive PowerFlow Heat Management Technology, which provides heat and flame control at the flip of a switch, allowing homeowners to comfortably enjoy the ambiance and beauty of a fireplace year-round.
Smudge-Proof Black Stainless Steel collection
Frigidaire Gallery® launched its new Smudge-Proof™ Black Stainless Steel collection, designed to meet the growing consumer need for stylish alternatives to traditional stainless steel product suites.
The full collection is equipped with Smudge-Proof™ Black Stainless Steel that resists fingerprints and cleans easily, giving consumers time back to spend where it matter most, with their families.
- Over 100 ways to organize and customize your refrigerator.
- Easily make room for tall or large items with the new SpillSafe Flip-Up and Slide-Under shelves.
- The humidity-controlled Effortless Glide Crisper Drawers can be configured any number of ways, either side-by-side or stacked on top of each other, so you can organize your refrigerator the way you want, while keeping fruits and vegetables fresh.
- PureSource Ultra Water Filtration offers effective water filtration so you get cleaner, fresher ice and water for your family.
- A large capacity full-width Cool Zone Drawer extends completely and provides space to easily store anything from sheet cakes and large platters to snacks and juice boxes.
Climate 5000 Ductless Minisplit Heat Pump Systems
Bosch Thermotechnology's new line of high-efficiency Climate 5000 Ductless Minisplit Heat Pump Systems, ideal for residential heating and cooling up to 48,000 Btuh, is available for single-zone or multi-zone applications.
These ultra-quiet, inverter-driven heat pump systems function properly across an extended operating range from minus 13 to 122 degrees F, with indoor sound levels as low as 20 dBA in “silent mode,” which is quieter than a whisper at a library.
These minisplit systems offer quiet comfort with a seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER) rating of up to 22, far exceeding the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency requirement of at least 14 SEER for minisplit systems. The intuitive indoor air handler regulates temperature levels in each room, and can be programmed for automatic operation. The “Follow Me” feature uses a remote sensor to heat or cool toward a set temperature based on a user’s location. The unit’s “turbo” feature speeds up the unit when users desire faster, on-demand comfort.
The Climate 5000 Minisplit Heat Pump Single-Zone Systems are available in four capacities ranging from 9,000 to 24,000 Btuh, in both 115/120V (up to 12,000 Btuh) and 208/230V power requirements. An electronic expansion valve works together with smart inverter technology (variable speed compressor) to achieve the highest efficiency of a SEER 22 rating.