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The Remodelers’ Choice 100 Products 2009 (from 61-80)
Green and energy-efficient products drive the most interest on this year’s list
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See the Remodelers’ Choice 100 Products: [1-20], [21-40], [41-60], [61-80], [81-100]

Ashland Series
Hakatai Enterprises has improved and expanded its popular Ashland Series. The new Ashland-e Series is comprised of between 30 and 70 percent recycled glass from bottles and/or other waste glass. In addition to the new content, Hakatai has added new colors, sizes and finishes. Type #61 in E-Inquiry Form.

Complete Line of Floor Heating Systems
Warmup manufactures a complete line of floor heating systems to match different applications. The Loose Wire System is an ultra-thin, 1/8-in. dual-core floor heating element. The Undertile Matting System includes a radiant heating cable attached to a tough fiberglass mesh. The Carbon Heater consists of made-to-measure panels designed to warm the floor surface up to a maximum of 85 degrees F. Type #62 in E-Inquiry Form.

Chivalry Blue Countertop
Vetrazzo Chivalry Blue countertop uses recycled windows with a dash of Skyy Vodka bottles and results in a sophisticated modern surface that has a hint of blue but is green to the core. Recycled glass is combined with cement to create this surface. Type #63 in E-Inquiry Form.

Viridian Electric Tankless Water Heaters
Noble Innovations’ Viridian electric tankless water heaters are truly tankless and virtually maintenance-free. All Viridian models completely rinse the horizontal and downward flowing heat chamber during each use, and do not “flash heat” the water, which otherwise would cause mineral build-up on the elements. Type #64 in E-Inquiry Form.

With its patented and powerful XtemeMagnets, the Magic-Stud-Finder from Biary Innovation Co. provides a 100 percent level of accuracy for locating both wood and metal studs with no batteries and no electronic parts, and absolutely no faulty readings even from pipes, cables and insulation. Type #65 in E-Inquiry Form.

DuPont Tyvek ThermaWrap is an insulating, breathable membrane designed with a combination of thermal resistance and high vapor permeability. Designed to help control condensation and prevent mold, ThermaWrap provides higher UV resistance than conventional building paper, while at the same time adds R-2 insulation value to a wall, when installed with an air space. Type #66 in E-Inquiry Form.

ProRoc Gypsum Board
CertainTeed’s ProRoc moisture- and mold-resistant gypsum board with M2Tech technology is a high-strength, uniformly flat wallboard, designed for use on interior walls and ceilings. It is lightweight, easy to cut and install over steel or wood framing and may be finished and painted using conventional gypsum board techniques. The M2Tech platform gives ProRoc moisture resistance and enhanced protection against mold growth. Type #67 in E-Inquiry Form.

Allure Extruded Mouldings
KOMA Trimboards’ mouldings offer design features such as “no-lift” shallow hollow-back and back-band reliefs that permit gap-free fabrications. Type #68 in E-Inquiry Form.

Raychem QuickNet Electric Heated Floor System
ProSpec has partnered with Tyco Thermal Controls to distribute the Raychem QuickNet Electric Heated Floor System for ceramic tile and natural stone installation. The system consists of a low-profile, 3/16-in. mat and programmable thermostat. Type #69 in E-Inquiry Form.

The PatioFlame from Napoleon Fireplaces is designed to be easily installed on a patio or wooden deck. It features stainless steel construction for maximum outdoor durability and weather resistance, and produces up to 60,000 Btu. Type #70 in E-Inquiry Form.

iLevel Shear Brace
Weyerhaeuser’s iLevel shear brace is a pre-built, engineered panel with more predictable and consistent performance than site-built shear walls, providing critical lateral bracing to help homes resist the forces imposed on them by high winds and earthquakes. In addition, the iLevel Shear Brace can be used in multistory applications and provides a way to build stable, narrow walls quickly and with high quality in homes with many window and door openings. Type #71 in E-Inquiry Form.

Universal Multi-Run Panels
Viega offers inistallers a new solution for radiant installations with its new Universal Multi-Run Panels. Supplying tubing for up to three circuits while occupying a minimum amount of floor space, panels are most useful in jobs where there is no option to drop lines. Type #72 in E-Inquiry Form.

GreenGlass Gypsum Sheathing
Temple-Inland has introduced GreenGlass Fiberglass-faced Gypsum Sheathing, its most mold-, moisture- and weather-resistant exterior gypsum product yet. GreenGlass is manufactured with a high percentage of recycled content, allowing the product to contribute valuable environmental credits in multiple green building rating systems. Type #73 in E-Inquiry Form.

Harmony Floor Warming Thermostat
Nuheat introduces its Harmony programmable floor warming thermostat. Its modern design allows it to be flush-mounted behind any Decora style faceplate. It is Energy Star qualified and includes MatSense technology for optimal comfortable temperature. Type #74 in E-Inquiry Form.

Floor Heat
Floor Heat from Laticrete International offers an exclusive self-adhesive mesh and wire backing designed for faster and easier installations. It’s part of the Lifetime Residential Warranty which covers the floor warming system, thermostat, and the thin-set mortar and grout. Type #75 in E-Inquiry Form.

SunTouch Mat Kit
Watts Radiant introduces its SunTouch Mat kit. Each kit includes a SunTouch Mat, a programmable control, double-sided tape, LoudMouth monitor, installation manual and an installation DVD. Kits are available from 10 sq. ft. to 80 sq. ft. in 120 volts. Type #76 in E-Inquiry Form.

Double Cutlery Tray
Keystone Wood Specialties offers Double Cutlery Tray drawer boxes, available in any height as small as 4 in. with six standard tray configurations. Standard trays are for a 21-in. drawer depth (outside dimension), are available finished or unfinished and come in most wood species. Custom size and design requests are always welcome. Type #77 in E-Inquiry Form.

Revolution Siding Line
Alside introduces its Revolution siding line, a composite siding that blends natural wood ingredients with structural polymers to give new homes and remodeling projects a durable finish. Made of 50 percent virgin material and 50 percent recycled content, Revolution satisfies growing homeowner demand for green products. Plank sizes include a single 7-in. clapboard design with 6 7/8-in. exposure and an optimal length of 12 ft. 6 in. Type #78 in E-Inquiry Form.

Dual-fuel Pro Harmony Range
Thermador now offers a 48-in. dual-fuel Pro Harmony Range that offers an exclusive two-hour rapid self-clean cycle — the fastest on the market-that includes the actual cool-down period, allowing you to open the oven door immediately after completion. Pro Harmony Ranges, which also feature powerful convection cooking capabilities, express the bold new Thermador aesthetic with their truly flush mounted design. Type #79 in E-Inquiry Form.

Cool-Vent Roof Insulation
Hunter Panels offers Cool-Vent, a rigid roof insulation panel composed of polyisocyanurate foam core manufactured as a ventilated nail-base roof insulation panel. This steep slope insulation board is manufactured to provide sustainable thermal insulating characteristics, while also permitting air circulation within the roof assembly. Type #80 in E-Inquiry Form.