New Clamp Technology Designed for Nail Strip Metal Roof Profiles

S-5! introduces the newest addition to its line of clamp product solutions, which allows rooftop ancillaries to be attached to standing seam metal roofs. The NH 1.5 is part of the “N” line of clamps developed for nail strip profiles. Designed specifically for 1-1/2 inch (38 mm)nailstrip profiles with a wider horizontal dimension (> 0.475 inches and ≤ 0.800 inches), the S-5-NH 1.5 is designed to be an ideal mounting solution for VicWest Prestige, NewTech FF150 and similarly dimensioned profiles. 

“More and more panel manufacturers are coming onto the scene with Nail Strip type profiles,” said S-5! CEO and founder Rob Haddock. “Although they all look similar, there is a range of dimensioning. This profile is one of the most challenging out there for S-5!-quality, penetration-freedom and affordable production costs.  Our S-5! Research & Development team spent months in concept and prototyping to come up with the most versatile, cost-effective and state-of-the art solution.”

According to the company, the NH 1.5 features an innovative “hinge” and forms to the shape of the seam, preventing damage at the point of attachment, while offering optimal holding strength. The reversible insert allows for superior fit on both wide and medium-width profiles.

For ease of installation, the T-30 Torx setscrews are angled to facilitate tool insertion and improve driver bit withdrawal after screw tensioning. The clamp is available in both standard and Mini sizes and made from 6000 series aluminum, with 300 series stainless steel hardware. The NH 1.5 is engineered for heavy, load-critical applications, such as snow retention.

“At S-5!, we continue to innovate new and better solutions in a constant product improvement and invention/reinvention mode,” said Haddock. “It is the very foundation of our business. With hands-on experience in the field and on roofs, this company is always evaluating ways to bring competitive advantages to our customers and distributors, ensuring our products remain user-friendly to both.”

For more information, visit www.S-5.com.

Fully Adhered EPDM System Designed for Easy Installation

Firestone Building Products, LLC, through its GenFlex brand, offers GenFlex S2S EPDM SA, a fully-adhered EPDM system designed for quick and easy installation. Using Firestone Building Products’ patented Secure Bond technology across the whole membrane surface, the new solution allows for fast, easy installation without the need for sprayers, seam tape or adhesive, getting contractors on and off the roof faster. Offering superior adhesion coverage, GenFlex S2S EPDM SA can be applied in temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. With zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and zero odor, it is ideal for customers installing the product on occupied buildings.

For more information, visit www.GenFlex.com.

Glass Curb-Mount Sun Tunnel Skylight for Wildland-Urban Interface Zones

Designed to meet growing Wildland-Urban Interface (WUI) zone code requirements across the United States, VELUX introduces TZR and TZRL Wildfire Glass Curb-Mount Sun Tunnel Skylights. The new Sun Tunnels feature flame-resistant construction with ignition-resistant tempered diamond wire glass as the standard pane, which meets WUI and Class A Burn Brand requirements.

 About 44 million homes, or a third of all houses in the country, are located in WUI zones, where residential development is close to or immersed in undeveloped wildlands, increasing the need for fire-resilient construction. Wildland fires can jump roads, rivers and even subdivisions when burning debris or embers become airborne and eventually land on, among other things, roofs.

“The ignition-resistant wire glass on the new Sun Tunnel is designed to prevent the glass from dropping to the floor and igniting a fire inside the home,” said Ross Vandermark, director of national product management for VELUX North America. “It is a prime option for homes in WUI zones as flame-resistant construction can help preserve property.”

The new Sun Tunnels combine a 14-inch VELUX Fixed Curb-Mounted Skylight with an adapter that connects to a standard 14-inch reflective aluminum tunnel. There are two options available. TZR 014 is designed for tile roofs and does not include a flashing kit. (Installers wishing to use VELUX flashing can purchase an ECW high-profile tile flashing kit separately.)

TZRL 014 is designed for shingle roofs and comes with a shingle roof flashing kit and adhesive underlayment in the box. 

If installed with VELUX flashing, the TZR and TZRL qualify for the 10-year No Leak warranty on product and installation. Both models include 64 inches of tunnel material, two 12-inch 45-degree elbows, one 24-inch extension and a 16-inch top collar (adapter) and are now available for purchase. For more information, visit www.veluxusa.com.

TPO/EPDM Spray Contact Adhesive

ICP Building Solutions Group launches its Polyset TPO/EPDM Spray Contact Adhesive, designed as a portable, self-containing, single component solution to help professionals complete jobs quickly and efficiently.

Designed to adhere TPO and EPDM membranes to most walls and substrates for commercial low slope roofing applications, Polyset TPO/EPDM Spray Contact Adhesive delivers high adhesive output with a fast setup time, helping to reduce labor time and enable more efficient job completion. The product joins Polyset’s recently introduced PVC Spray Contact Adhesive, offering professionals with two convenient options to take on any low slope job.

“Our customers are continually looking for ways to add speed and simplicity to their jobs,” said David Spaulding, Director of Sales, Low Slope Roofing Products at ICP Building Solutions Group.

“We’re confident that the new Polyset TPO/EPDM Spray Contact Adhesive will help them do just that. The quick setup process, easy application, and fast dry time will help professionals complete quality jobs more efficiently.”

The low-VOC spray contact adhesive can be applied in temperatures as low as 25°F (-4°C) and higher. No power is required, allowing for easy transportation. A reusable spray gun and hose are sold separately.

According to the manufacturer, it offers excellent resistance against weather, water, fuel, oil, and many other plasticizers. The new TPO/EPDM Spray Contact Adhesive is backed by The Polyset Promise to always deliver best-in-class training and field support. Customers can take advantage of training opportunities either in a classroom or on the roof, led by our highly experienced instructors, or our Masterworks applicator training for hands-on training to help ensure your project meets code compliance.

For more information, visit www.icpgroup.com.

SBS Modified Fiberglass-Reinforced Underlayment

Manufactured by Boral Roofing, Boral Ply 40 is an SBS modified fiberglass-reinforced underlayment/base sheet for tile, shingle or shake roofing. Easily installed and ideal for use with metal roofing systems, Boral Ply 40’s modified asphalt minimizes the wrinkling and buckling which is commonly associated with non-modified membranes. An all-season solution, Boral Ply 40 offers durability and better protection than felt at a low cost.  

The recently improved underlayment now offers an uncovered exposure time, without any degradation, of six months (an improvement from its original three month uncovered exposure time).

Boral Ply 40 is available in 39 3/8-inch x 66-foot (216 square feet) rolls, each weighing 80 pounds. Certifications and approvals include: ASTM-D6757, D4601, ASTM-D226 and D4869.

For more information, visit www.BoralRoof.com.

Silicone Roof Sealant Available in 20-Ounce Tube

Firestone Building Products, LLC, through its Gaco brand, continues to innovate with its GacoPatch product offering to provide a more portable and simplified application for contractors. GacoPatch is a flashing grade, stand-alone silicone roof sealant that is now available in a convenient 20-ounce tube packaging. According to the company, the versatility of GacoPatch Tube paired with a sausage gun allows for a simplified application on a variety of roof types including asphalt, single ply, metal and most existing coatings. 

“The tube has great portability and makes it much easier to get up and down a ladder,” said Jacob Jordan, lead repair technician at Spray-Tec, Inc. in Shelbyville, Kentucky. “The product also has excellent yield and adhesion, especially in emergencies when the surface is wet.”

Accoring to the manufacturer, GacoPatch is a long-term solution for roof repairs because it is UV stable and does not chalk, crack, or break down over time and remains permanently flexible, even under ponding water. It is also available in 2-gallon buckets for larger applications. 

For more information, visit www.Gaco.com

Polyiso Insulation Products Allow Applicators to Manage Adhesive Flash-Off Times

Carlisle SynTec Systems introduces ReadyFlash Technology for SecurShield flat and SecurShield HD polyiso insulation products. ReadyFlash Technology allows applicators to manage adhesive flash-off times by choosing between two different-colored facers on every board. ReadyFlash products feature a dark-colored coated-glass facer (CGF) on one side of the insulation board and a light-colored CGF on the other.

Utilizing the sun’s energy, the dark facer accelerates adhesive flash-off, while the light facer slows it down. Applicators can choose which side of the board to use, helping to offset environmental variables affecting adhesive flash-off such as temperature, sunlight, humidity, wind speed, size of crew, current pace, and time of day. 

ReadyFlash Technology benefits include: 

  • Allows the applicator to speed up or slow down adhesive flash-off time. 
  • Increases surface temperature of the dark facer up to 50°F(28°C) above ambient temperature. 
  • Decreases surface temperature of the light facer up to 10°F (6°C) below ambient temperature. 
  • Provides up to 2x faster adhesive flash-off on cooler days and up to 4x faster on warmer days when utilizing the dark face. 

For more information, www.carlislesyntec.com.

New PVC Single-Ply Systems

Firestone Building Products, LLC (FSBP) announces the addition of a new category, Firestone PVC, to the Firestone brand. Firestone PVC single-ply systems provide durable, long-term commercial roofing solutions ideal for a variety of low-slope building types, including those often found on restaurants, airports and other commercial facilities. Highly resistant to impact, puncture, chemicals, grease and fire, Firestone’s PVC systems produce exceptional performance in harsh environments. With highly reflective roofing membranes and UV inhibitors, it is a cool roof solution designed to help mitigate heat transfer, drive energy savings and support sustainability priorities.

For more information, visit www.firestonebpco.com

Versatile Pipe Flashing for Metal Roofs

Dynamic Fastener offers Versa-Flash Dyna-Flash pipe flashing for metal roofs. Versa-Flash can be used in the traditional pull-over method or cut down the designated track and used in retrofit applications. Cut lines are clearly marked to allow for easy installation for multiple pipe sizes. The base is designed to form a seal on most panel configurations and roof pitches regardless of pipe location. Weather protection made of black EPDM rubber. Each flashing comes with a stainless steel gripper to secure for retrofit use.

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Modular Skylights for Commercial Projects

VELUX Modular Skylights (VMS) use a prefabricated system that requires no on-site glazing to save time and allow for installation in nearly any weather condition. The VMS system comes in customizable designs available in both fixed and venting skylights, with both designed to look identical in the closed position. VELUX offers six VMS configurations:

  • Longlight 5-25°: A single series of modular skylights with a low-pitch design that provides a great option for larger rooms, corridors and hallways.
  • Wall-Mounted Longlight 5-25°:A series of skylights that innovatively mount against a vertical wall.
  • Northlight 40-90°: Bands of modular skylights that are raised to allow sunlight into below rooms. The upright design makes it a great choice for installations that face the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Ridgelight 25-40°: Made of two symmetrical rows of self-supporting skylights that allow light and openness into areas below.
  • Atrium Longlight 5-25°: Multiple rows of longlights, supported only by structural beams, create a symmetrical design of venting and fixed units.
  • Atrium Ridgelight 25-40°: Multiple rows of ridgelights, supported only by structural beams, create a symmetrical design of venting and fixed units.

The VMS system comes in three module options including the Fixed Skylight Module; Motorized Comfort Venting Skylight Module, which opens to 410 mm; and the Motorized Smoke Venting Skylight Module, which opens to 700 mm in less than 60 seconds. Each module is watertight, airtight, durable, energy efficient and available in either two- or three-layer glazing options.

For more information, visit veluxusa.com or https://skylightoffers.com/vms.