Best on the Block building products for 2014

Each year at the Frame Building Expo, a special product area is designated as a Builder Block to showcase special products from exhibitors. A ballot box is located in the display and visitors can vote for their favorite products.

The votes are in and counted for the 2014 Expo in Nashville! The # 1 choice among voters was Sno Gem’s new line of roof accessory attachments!

In addition to Sno Gem, five other companies received top votes at the show and are showcased here.

Sno Gem
Solar and roof accessory attachments


SnoGem solar and roof accessoriesSno Gem is recognized worldwide for its advanced, cutting-edge snow retention systems. Making its debut in 2014, Sno Gem has added an array of solar and roof accessory attachments to its innovative product line. Use the Sno Cube, PV Cube or Uni-Cube to attach almost anything to all standing seam profiles. They’re comprised of aircraft-grade aluminum extrusions and the non-penetrating seam attachment’s strength is derived from the patent-pending WaveLock Technology that utilizes three points of attachment. Contact a Sno Gem representative to learn additional details, including engineered layouts, technical questions and pricing.


Swenson Shear
Metal cutting tools


Swenson Shear Snaptable HDSwenson Shear has been in business since 1959, supplying the metal construction industry with innovative and unique metal cutting tools. From its Model 20 for soffit and metal shingles, to the Model 64 for hip and valley cuts, the original Swenson Shear is a must-have for all of your exposed fastener profiles. Swenson also offers its SnapTable HD, a one-of-a-kind notching, slitting and hemming tool for your standing seam jobsite. In addition, Swenson offers the One-Arm Bandit Stone Cutter. This rugged shear will stand up to the brutal wear and tear of the stone-coated steel jobsite.


High-performance architectural coatings


ValsparValspar offers a full range of high-performance architectural coatings in PVDF, SMP and polyester formulas. These superior coatings are available in a full palette of colors and surface textures to meet the most demanding environmental conditions and designs. Its flagship Fluropon coatings, containing 70 percent PVDF resins, offer premium protection against harmful UV rays, chalk, fade and chemical degradation. WeatherXL,  Valspar’s new silicone polyester coating, offers enhanced protection against weathering and superior scratch resistance to ensure that your design lasts for years to come. No matter what building component you need to protect, Valspar has a coating solution to fit your unique needs and help you create a lasting impression for your customers.


Triangle Fastener
Fastener solutions


BB-Triangle-Fastener2Triangle Fastener is a leading supplier of standard and specialty fasteners, tools, sealants and accessories for the commercial construction industry. A complete line of fasteners for metal-to-metal, metal-to-wood, drywall and concrete anchoring is available from each of its 24 locations. Triangle’s “Need-It-Now! Program” is designed to provide fastening solutions for difficult applications. Eight in-house painting facilities can custom color-match fasteners to exact requirements with delivery in three days or less. Triangle offers jobsite assistance, technical assistance, Pak-One inventory management programs and product development. For a wide variety of fastening systems solutions and technical information access the “TFC Fastening Systems Guide” online.




Leland Industries
MasterGripper screws

Leland Industries

Leland MasterGripperAre Leland screws really ‘premium unleaded’? Yep. Leland doesn’t just buy a container load of foreign-made screws and paint the heads. Leland manufactures using steel made at home —premium steel! In fact, the #10 and #14 Master Grippers are ideal for your premium cladding needs, with lengths available to 4 inches. Leland powder coats in over 100 colors. That’s done domestically as well. The powder coating contains no lead: consequently, it’s unleaded. ‘Premium Unleaded.’ Get it? And it’s all made here in North America.





Universal Forest Products
Custom engineered trusses


Universal Forest Product’s advanced framing components and services specialize in custom-engineered trusses delivered with exceptional customer service. Let Universal design, pre-assemble and deliver the right trusses, exactly when and where you need them. With uncompromised reliability for on-time delivery and crane service available to make your construction project fast and easy, let UFP’s expert product knowledge, design experience and customer service expedite your building project from start to finish.


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