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Earlier this year, the editors of The Journal of Light Construction attended the National Association of Home Builders Show in Atlanta, Ga. The show's product exhibition filled over 13 acres of the Georgia World Congress Center. Over 1,000 exhibitors displayed an estimated 7,000 products. Here's a small sampling of the products we found the most interesting and the most potentially useful. Perhaps the most unusual product on the floor was the Stretch Ceiling System, a PVC film that can be stretched across a ceiling. It is marketed primarily for commercial rehabs in place of conventional suspended ceilings. The plastic film is heat-welded to a rubber "harpoon" that clips over a PVC J-track. The track is nailed, screwed, or shot to