Another round of new, innovative and problem-solving products were unveiled Tuesday at the start of the 2018 International Roofing Expo.

Among them were the products selected by industry experts as the best the new year has to offer. Judges reviewed the products they could see, try and compare in a new unique layout that offered a time-saving overview of what’s new on the show floor. They then separated the items into three separate categories and chose the best on a criteria that included innovation, productivity and cost-effectiveness.

Unlike last year, awards were only issued for first place winners.

Best New Product

Lakeside Construction Fasteners – LCF COR-10 WOODX

Best Residential Product

Polyglass – Polyfresko G SA

Best Commercial Product

Carlisle Construction Materials – RapidLock Technology

“This is really an honor,” said Eric Velliquette, vice president of sales and marketing for Lakeside Construction Fasteners. “We always look forward to exhibiting our new and innovative products at this show and introducing them to the metal roofing market.”

Officials with Carlisle Construction Materials said they hoped their new RapidLock product would make an impact at the show and were very pleased to be recognized by the industry.

“We’re very excited about this product, seeing that it’s an industry first – a fully-adhered system that’s adhesiveless,” said Chad Buhrman, Carlisle’s insulation product manager.