The ballots are in and the votes have been counted. At the Frame Building Expo in Louisville in February, visitors were given a chance to vote on their favorite post-frame products featured in a special “Builders Block” area of the trade show. Prior to the show, online voters were also given an opportunity to vote. The five products that received the most votes are named Best on the Block. So … drum roll please … here are the winners for 2015 as determined by Expo and online visitors!
Novaflex Metal Roof Sealant is a premium neutral cure silicone sealant used by all types of construction professionals. It has excellent adhesion to most substrates, including Kynar metal, and is extremely flexible. This sealant extrudes down to -20 degrees F and up to 120 degrees F, allowing contractors to use the sealant in all climates. This is the sealant to use on all your projects if you want to get the job done right the first time! Request info
#2: LP2 Ridge Vent from Marco Industries
Marco‘s LP2™ product improves ventilation, eliminates condensation, and is available at costs lower than traditional fans and louvers… Plus LP2 offers a 40-year warranty! Made from non-fabric-covered Python™ vent material, this durable, modified polyester has a non-woven, non-wicking fiber-based matting for superior net-free ventilation that helps keep out moisture, pests and dusts. Installation is easy with Marco’s superior peel and stick adhesive, fasteners and specially-cut contours designed for a low-profile fit with any pitch roof and most major metal roof profiles. Request info
#3: Insulated Metal Panels from McElroy Metal
McElroy Metal offers Insulated Metal Panel (IMP’s) in thickness from 2″ – 6″. Panels are formed by a continuous poured-in-place manufacturing process which binds interior and exterior steel facings to a polyisocyanurate insulating foam core. IMP’s represent an opportunity for Post Frame builders to provide an energy efficient and attractive alternative for their building packages. Request info
#4: Perma-Columns from Perma-Column Inc.
Perma-Columns are 5-foot precast concrete columns that keep wood out of the ground, ensuring your building’s foundation will never rot. They are the first product to combine the economy of post-frame construction with the durability of a concrete foundation. Request info
#5: WeatherXL Crinkle Finish coatings from Valspar
Valspar’s WeatherXL™ Crinkle Finish coatings deliver outstanding durability with a unique, textured appearance that redirects light for enhanced visual depth. Designed to create a shifting and shimmering effect, WeatherXL Crinkle finish is available in a number of color options that meet solar reflectivity (SR) standards for LEED and Energy Star. Request info