Another year, another round of new, interesting products introduced at the Product Showcase at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) on Wednesday.

Attendees at this year’s show were invited to see, try and compare the different products, all designed to help roofing contractors improve their prospective businesses -- and they didn’t disappoint.

The competition also took on a new direction this year. 

Unlike years past, 2017’s Product Showcase separated products into four separate categories, including best new product, best sustainable product, best commercial product and best residential product. The four winners were chosen by a panel of industry experts using a criteria based on innovation, productivity, cost-effectiveness. This year’s showcase featured roughly 30 different products.

Each product winner in their prospective category was announced on the show floor Wednesday, and recipients were presented with an award by a representative from the show.

The winners included:

Best Sustainable Product
316L Stainless Steel Ultimate Pipe Flashing - Lifetime Tool & Building Products LLC

Best Residential Product
D.I. Revolution 2.0 - D.I. Roof Seamers

Best Commercial Product
ColorSnap - AceClamp PMC Industries

Best New Product
Leading Edge Safety - AB-02