Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome Improves Drain Performance

OMG Roofing Products introduces the Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome

OMG Roofing Products introduces the Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome for retrofitting OMG Hercules Drains. The new strainer dome with built-in vortex breaker technology is designed to improve water flow from the roof. According to the manufacturer, independent studies demonstrate that when upgraded with the Vortex Breaker Strainer Dome, Hercules Drains offer up to 2.5 times greater flow capacity than Hercules Drains without vortex breaker technology. Faster water flow off the roof also means that the drains get excessive weight off the roof faster. In addition, the integrated vortex breaker technology greatly reduces the chugging effect that occurs when a vortex collapses, which can overload the plumbing system.

Vortex Breaker Strainer Domes are made of heavy-duty cast aluminum for long life on the roof. The safety yellow powder coat makes them easily visible on the roof, so they do not pose a trip hazard. The new domes are compatible with all 3-, 4-, 5- and 6-inch OMG Hercules and OMG Aluminum Classic drains, including thermoplastic coated versions, and are installed using only a screwdriver with a #2 square drive.

For additional information, please call the Customer Service team at OMG Roofing Products at (800) 633-3800.

SEBS Roof Coating System Designed for Use in Variety of Applications

Mule-HideThe new SEBS Roof Coating System from Mule-Hide Products Co. combines high tensile strength, excellent elasticity, ultra-low moisture permeability and resistance to ponding water, making it an ideal choice for use in a wide variety of challenging roof repair and restoration applications, according to the manufacturer.
 
The solvent-based coating system is designed primarily for use in repairing and restoring metal roofs, but also can be used on TPO, EPDM, asphalt, modified bitumen, Kynar, concrete, Hypalon and PIB roofing systems.
 
The SEBS Roof Coating System includes the following products: SEBS Primer; SEBS Base Coat; SEBS Roof Coating (for use on metal, TPO and Hypalon roofing systems); SEBS+ Roof Coating (for use on metal, TPO, Hypalon, EPDM, asphalt, modified bitumen, Kynar, concrete and PIB roofing systems); SEBS Seam Sealer; and SEBS 1 – Multipurpose Sealant.

The coatings’ solvent base and ultra-low moisture permeability enable them to outperform other coating types in ponding water applications, according to the manufacturer. They will not delaminate if the substrate becomes wet and, unlike water-based coatings, they will not re-emulsify during prolonged exposure to ponding water.

The lack of permeability also helps prevent corrosion of metal substrates and makes the coatings highly resistant to algae and fungi. Antioxidants and light stabilizers ensure the coating system’s durability throughout the roofing system’s service life.

Because the SEBS Roof Coating System is solvent-based, it cannot be shipped to areas that regulate the use of products containing volatile organic compounds (VOCs). 

Enhanced D-Ring Offered for Standing Seam Roof Anchors

SeamSAFE has introduced a new D-ring for the company’s standing seam roof anchors. The roll-out of the upgraded D-ring follows the latest testing that certifies the anchor’s capability to support 10,520 pounds of weight. Previously, SeamSAFE anchors were certified to support 5,000 pounds.

After testing, Mullins developed the enhanced D-ring to accommodate the newly certified holding strength of SeamSAFE anchors. The updated D-ring, comprised of quarter-inch stainless steel, is now included in all anchor purchases. Roofers using anchors with the original D-ring may contact SeamSAFE at (855) 263-1521 to receive the new D-ring at no charge. The change in D-ring will accommodate a load increase from 5,000 to 10,520 pounds.

Made in the USA, SeamSAFE anchors feature two metal blocks that are manufactured with 6061-T aircraft aluminum. The blocks are designed and cut to house the D-ring in the center of the anchor and clamp on a single standing seam of a metal roof. The blocks are connected by three grade-8 shank bolts that have lock washers and nuts.

The anchor works by separating the metal blocks, fitting them over the standing seam, and then torquing the bolts to 60 foot-pounds with a box-end wrench. Single-wrench installation takes under a minute to complete.

In addition to more than double the weight-load capacity of other anchors, SeamSAFE anchors feature twice the holding surface, according to the manufacturer. They are lightweight, easily transported and feature a low-profile.

SeamSAFE anchors function on a temporary or permanent basis. In addition to roofer fall protection, the anchors can be used to attach solar panels, roof jacks, ladders and other devices to standing seam metal roofs. When fitted with SeamSAFE Mounting Adapters, the anchors can safely secure heavy equipment such as HVAC units, satellite dishes, handrail systems and industrial piping. SeamSAFE has introduced a new D-ring for the company’s standing seam roof anchors.

Leveling Compound Helps Eliminate Ponding Water

GreenSlopeGreenSlope is a roof leveling compound that helps eliminate water ponding areas on flat rooftops. The cured material is similar to that of a professional running track or playground surface and can withstand tough climates as well as heavy foot traffic. According to the manufacturer, the product is designed to fill in low areas and bring the roof back to its original slope, directing water toward drainage areas. It is designed for use on EPDM, TPO, PVC, modified bitumen and metal roofs. Made from EPDM, GreenSlope is lightweight, durable, and able to withstand freeze-thaw cycles. Other uses include protecting curbs, filling low areas near drains, establishing walk pads and filling pitch pans.

Elastomeric Coatings Reduce Surface Temperatures on Metal Roofs

Firestone Building Products offers Industrial Elastomeric Roof Coatings for metal roofs.Firestone Building Products offers Industrial Elastomeric Roof Coatings for metal roofs. The coatings are formulated with 100 percent acrylic polymer and are designed to offer superior adhesion, water protection and durability. The ENERGY STAR-approved coatings may help significantly reduce a roof’s surface temperature by up to 100 degrees Fahrenheit, thus reducing peak cooling demands. According to the manufacturer, the white coating ensures a high level of reflective properties that keeps the roof near ambient air temperature, while minimizing stress to fasteners and seams. Firestone’s Industrial Elastomeric Roof Coatings are backed by a 10-year warranty and are available in colors including gray, tan and black.

Acrylic Air Barrier Lowers Installed Costs

The acrylic air barrier resists air and water infiltration, saving energy and preventing moisture build-up.

The acrylic air barrier resists air and water infiltration, saving energy and preventing moisture build-up.

Kemper System America Inc. offers Wall Guardian FW-100A, a liquid-applied fibered acrylic air barrier that also acts as a water/weather barrier and vapor retarder. Evaluated by the Air Barrier Association of America (ABAA), it delivers air barrier performance – and value.

Wall Guardian FW-100A exceeds ASTM E2357 (Standard Test Method for Determining Air Leakage of Air Barrier Assemblies) with an air leakage rate of just 0.0004 cfm/ft2 @ 1.57 psf – 100 times better than the test requirement. Notably, the liquid-applied air barrier exceeded the standard in a single coat at 40 mils wet film thickness.

The engineered system is designed to resist air and water infiltration, saving energy and preventing moisture build-up that can lead to mildew and mold. Compared to house wraps and mechanically-fastened weather barriers, Wall Guardian FW-100A can be applied to building material surfaces with a sprayer, roller or brush.

The liquid-applied air barrier offers unified substrate protection, even on curved or other unconventionally shaped walls. The water-based coating is a low VOC product and meets LEED intent at 25 percent recycled content. The applied coating is also Class A fire rated.

In addition to Wall Guardian FW-100A, Kemper System also offers related air barrier component products through its STS Coatings line acquired in 2016. These include GreatSeal LT-100 polyether Liquid Tape for board-to-board joints, windows, doors, masonry, roof flashings, etc., and UT-40 Universal Tape for sealing cracks, transitions, penetrations and seams in exterior substrate and insulation board.

For over 60 years, Kemper System has been a leader in cold liquid-applied, reinforced roofing and waterproofing, having invented the technology. The company offers a full range of Building Envelope solutions to protect against weather, preserve the integrity of surfaces, and enhance the comfort and value of buildings. This encompasses Wall Guardian fibered acrylic air barrier, Roof Guardian Technologies elastomer-based roof coatings, and HeatBloc-ULTRATM radiant heat barrier. Other brands include COLEAN traffic coating systems, and the company flagship for exterior and interior waterproofing, Kemperol reinforced membrane systems.

To learn more, contact Kemper System at inquiry@kempersystem.net or call (800) 541-5455.

Rooftop Attachment Anchor Is Compatible with All Commercial Roof Systems

PowerGrip Universal reduces the need for ballast in solar racking systems, requiring less material handling and labor on the roof.

PowerGrip Universal reduces the need for ballast in solar racking systems, requiring less material handling and labor on the roof.

OMG Roofing Products has introduced PowerGrip Universal, a rooftop attachment anchor for mounting solar racking systems and other products to virtually any commercial roof. PowerGrip Universal is designed to reduce or eliminate the need for ballast in solar racking systems, so there’s less weight, material handling and labor on the roof.

PowerGrip Universal is designed with wind performance in mind and offers up to 3,300 lbf. (13.34 kN) of tensile strength, 2,500 lbf. (11.12 kN) of shear strength, and 2,000 lbf. (8.9 kN) of compressive load strength.

Made of cast aluminum, PowerGrip Universal units are designed with a base ring that gets secured through the roofing cover and into the structural roof deck, and a waterproof cover plate to keep water from infiltrating the roof assembly.

PowerGrip Universal units are easy to install, saving both time and labor when compared to alternative options. The system is designed to transfer the load to the structural roof deck, and does not require any membrane welding. PowerGrip Universal units are typically installed in less than five minutes.

In addition to commercial solar rack systems, PowerGrip Universal can be used for other roof mounted items such as pipe supports, step crossovers, raceways, satellite dishes, small antennas and HVAC applications.

Headquartered in Agawam, Mass., OMG Roofing Products is a manufacturer of commercial roofing products including specialty fasteners, insulation adhesives, edge metal systems, drains, pipe supports and productivity tools. The company’s focus is delivering products and services that improve contractor productivity and enhance roof system performance. For additional information, please contact OMG Roofing Products at (800) 633-3800 or visit OMGRoofing.com.

Self-Adhered TPO Membrane Offers Easy Installation With No VOCs

UltraPly TPO SA Firestone Building Products offers UltraPly TPO SA with Secure Bond Technology, a self-adhering membrane with a factory-applied, pressure-sensitive adhesive. Designed to be the next generation in fully adhered roof system application, Secure Bond Technology ensures adhesion coverage across the membrane, establishing one of the strongest bonds possible. According to the company, this advanced technology not only significantly improves installation speed over traditional fully adhered applications, but allows installation in temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. With no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), UltraPly TPO SA with Secure Bond Technology is safe for the contractor, building occupants and the environment. 

Atlas Roofing Introduces Shingles That Are 42 Inches Wide

Atlas HP 42Atlas Roofing introduces its new HP42” shingle format. Larger than any other shingle currently manufactured in the United States, the HP42” format offers roofing contractors a faster installation process as well as big time and labor savings, according to the manufacturer.

The HP42” format launched in July and will be the new standard for the Atlas StormMaster Shake and Pinnacle Pristine shingle lines.

Features of the Atlas shingles with HP42” technology include:

  • A larger size: the shingle is a full 42 inches wide and 14 inches high.
  • An enhanced 1½-inch “sweet spot” nailing area that helps the crew stay accurate when aiming for the shingle common bond.
  • A 7-Course, Zero-waste shingle offset, providing up to 5 percent material savings versus other leading shingles brands.
  • A larger 6-inch exposure.
  • A high performance 130-mph wind limited warranty with a four-nail installation.
  • The HP42” format lets crews cover more roof area with fewer shingles and fewer nails. The 1.5-inch enhanced Sweet Spot nailing area with a FASTAC® double sealant line also helps crews hit their mark every time. And because crews can work more efficiently, they will be on and off the roof more quickly, and on to the next job.

    Based on an average 40-square job, savings versus other leading shingle brands include:

  • 320 fewer shingles to install.
  • Up to 6,000 fewer nails and penetrations, totaling up to $40 in savings on a 130 mph wind limited warranty installation.
  • Savings of two to four hours of labor time on the roof.
  • “Designed with the owner and installer in mind, these new high-performance shingles are larger and better engineered,” said Stan Bastek, Director of Marketing and Sales Development, Atlas Shingles and Underlayment Division. “As a result, they are faster and easier to install, which drastically improves the installation experience for contractors and their crews. They also help contractors save materials and labor.”

    “Working smarter saves time, labor and materials,” Bastek said, “and the savings really add up for a contractor’s bottom line. There isn’t a more contractor-friendly shingle design on the market today than Atlas shingles featuring HP42” technology.”

    Atlas offers a convenient and simple calculator that can determine the potential material, labor and time savings, both annually and per job, if using Atlas shingles with HP42” technology. The savings calculator is available at AtlasRoofing.com/pro.
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    Latest Addition to SnapTable Line Is Easily Transportable

    Swenson Shear's Eave MasterSwenson Shear introduces the Eave Master, the latest addition to the company’s SnapTable collection. Eave Master is designed to notch and hem eave cuts in metal panels between 12 inches and 24 inches wide. According to the manufacturer, the product provides a consistent cut on straight runs and is ideal for use in any commercial job. It weighs 125 pounds, and is designed to be manually lifted by two people and easily transported in the bed of a pickup truck.

    The Eave Master features an inch ruler on its notchers that allows for an easy-to-measure hem line, as well as a quick-change notching station for right and left panel runs. The machine is designed to be the perfect complement to the Towable SnapTable Pro.