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June 14, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


building materials

Review8.8(out of 10)
MoistureShield Composite Decking FI

MoistureShield Composite Decking Review

First, you walk out the front door and notice the paint on your wood decking is starting to fade. Before you know it, days turn into years, and now you’re stepping over rotten wood and voids where faded paint used to be. After you lose a few toys a couple of small pets, and maybe […]

SimTek Fence Hurricane-ready Molded Stone Panels

SimTek Hurricane-ready Molded Stone Panels

SimTek Fence was on-hand at the 2012 International Builders Show (IBS) in Orlando and we were impressed by both its appearance and its claimed durability. SimTek fencing panels and posts are made with proprietary (and recyclable) Linear Low Density Polyethylene Plastic (LLDPE) and it is reinforced with galvanized steel. The fencing can also withstand constant […]

WD-40 Specialist Products Review

WD-40 Specialist Products Review

The story behind WD-40 is actually pretty fun and interesting. Back in 1953 a small San Diego company called Rocket Chemical Company attempted to develop a rust-prevention solvent and degreaser for the aerospace industry. They didn’t get it right away, and it took them 40 attempts to figure out a Water Displacement formula that actually worked the way […]

Great Stuff Pestblock Insulating Foam Sealant Preview

Great Stuff Pestblock Insulating Foam Sealant Preview

You’ve undoubtedly used Dow Building Solutions products, though you may be more familiar with their Great Stuff brand. New to the Great Stuff line is Pestblock Insulating Foam Sealant. This is a sealant foam designed to not only block air leakage points, it also adds chemicals to repel insects. What Dow advertises, however, is that […]

2012 IBS International Builders Show Coverage

Every year, Pro Tool Reviews goes to the International Builders’ Show and brings you the latest new product information. This is a great show for residential construction professionals as it represents the culmination of product development as well as the debuting of new tools, technologies, materials and equipment that are hitting the market this year. IBS 2012 promised to be special as it’s a turning point for the residential construction market. People are realizing that interest rates aren’t going any lower and that now is the perfect time to build a home. Check out our show coverage below to see what PTR thought were the new and innovative products to keep your eye on this year.