Redesigned Strut Support Provides Improved Performance

GREEN LINK Engineering will unveil its redesigned KnuckleHead Strut Support which provides improved performance and more visually appealing aesthetics at the AHR Expo opening Jan. 14, 2019, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

The new design features a sleeker look with ribs flanking each side of the head. It is more characteristic of the KnuckleHead style reflecting intricate engineering and mold design.

“Aesthetics matter, just like performance,” said Lisa Mulder, GREEN LINK Technical Representative. “Our support heads have high performance features but also interesting designs that enhance the look of the finished job. Our new strut head has that same appeal.”

The new strut head features a 1 1/8 -inch deep cavity for holding a standard steel strut. When mechanically fastening the strut into place, bolts or screws pass through the side of the head into the metal strut.  The new design features a flat surface, instead of the previous curved design, resulting in easier installation and a tighter fit between screw and head.  

In areas where hurricanes or seismic activity are present, mechanical fastening is often required to secure installations.  A secure installation can be achieved without bolts or screws using GREEN LINK Adhesive/Sealant to bond to the metal channel as well as to the molded nylon surface of the KnuckleHead. With shear strength of up to 275 psi, GREEN LINK Adhesive/Sealant can replace mechanical fasteners making for easier installation, according to the company.

For more information, visit https://greenlinkengineering.com

Sealer Designed for Metal Roof Applications

Drop-Stop sealer was specifically designed for application to metal roofs and problem areas such as gutters, expansion joints, etc. Drop-Stop can easily be applied over sloped, contoured surfaces and will give long lasting, colorful protection, according to the company. Made from select synthetic rubbers, Drop-Stop is applied effortlessly as heavy bodied paints. This unique material actually stretches and recovers to bridge roof joints in which thermal movement can be expected. With 1500 PSI tensile strength and 600 percent elongation capabilities, Drop-Stop can single handedly tackle most metal repairs. White Drop-Stop is stocked in: 20 oz. sausage packs, 1 gallon pails, 5-gallon buckets and 55-gallon drums.

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Electronic Leak Detection Testing System Developed for Black EPDM

Detec Systems has developed the IntegriScan scanning platform. According to the company, this is the only testing method capable of Electronic Leak Detection (ELD) testing of conductive membranes including Black EPDM and semi-conductive waterproofing systems. Black EPDM contains carbon black, which produces a level of electrical conductivity that makes testing impossible using high voltage and vector mapping.  

In order to enable valid ELD testing of Black EPDM, TruGround Conductive Primer must be applied directly below the membrane per ASTM D7877. TruGround can be used for quality assurance testing on newly installed, fully adhered or mechanically attached EPDM membranes. Once applied, ELD testing can be performed for the life of the roof. Future breaches or seam voids can be quickly pinpointed allowing repairs to be done immediately, preventing costly moisture damage to occur. The IntegriScan and TruGround are compatible with all membranes including EPDM, TPO, PVC, modified bitumen, and hot and cold fluid-applied waterproofing.

For more information, visit www.detecsystems.com.

Water-Based Roof Coating Ideal for Sensitive Applications

Garland offers Pyramic Plus LO, a bright white, water-based, acrylic-urethane roof coating designed to preserve asphaltic modified bitumen surfaces from UV degradation and lower temperatures on the roof surface. Pyramic Plus LO, though 100-percent water-based and non-toxic, contains uniquely formulated biocides that minimize the growth of micro-organisms including bacteria, fungi, and algae on the surface of the coating. With an odor comparable to standard house paint, these systems will not disrupt building occupants or business as usual. Pyramic Plus LO is ideal for use in sensitive applications such as schools and hospitals. 

For more information, visit www.garlandco.com.

Retrofit Gutter Drain Constructed of Heavy-Duty Aluminum

Marathon Roofing Products introduces its Aluminum Retrofit Gutter Drain. Constructed with a heavy-duty spun aluminum body, the Aluminum Retrofit Gutter Drain features an SS Snap In Grate, and ProSeal, a seal that prevents water backup issues. The product is available in 3-inch and 4-inch sizes. The Aluminum Retrofit Gutter Drain also can be supplied with an optional 5-inch aluminum strainer, expandable tape, and can be PVC or TPO coated for direct hot air welding to PVC or TPO membranes.

For more information, visit  www.marathondrains.com.

Toe Board Attachment Designed for Standing Seam Roof Anchors

SeamSAFE introduces Toe Board Attachments, which fit with SeamSAFE anchors to quickly and securely mount a toe board for roofing projects. Using the toe board accessories makes it easier for roofers to finish off a standing seam roof and install a ridge cap.

The Toe Board Attachment is one of three new accessories offered by the company, including the Ladder Attachment and retractable lanyard disk, which protects roofs from damage due to falling or dragging retractable lanyards. SeamSAFE’s new products are engineered to pair with SeamSAFE anchors.

According to SeamSAFE inventor and owner Doug Mullins, “We developed our new accessories in response to feedback from roofers who are seeking better and more efficient solutions to the challenges of working on a standing seam roof.”

The ladder and toe board attachments serve double duty since they can be used for fall arrest protection at the same time they are being used to secure a ladder or toe board. The attachments are designed with an extra hole that allows roofers to tie off during projects. This eliminates the need to purchase an additional anchor to guard against falls.

The new products add to SeamSAFE’s existing line of anchor accessories, which include SeamSAFE Roof Brackets and SeamSAFE Adapters. The company’s brackets are used by roofers for mounting a temporary rooftop walkboard or staging area for gear and materials. The adapters provide a means to temporarily or permanently install a wide range of equipment to rooftops.

For more information, visit www.seamsafe.com.

Low-VOC Adhesive Provides Productivity-Boosting Advantages

Carlisle SynTec Systems announced CAV-GRIP III Low-VOC Adhesive/Primer can now be used to bond Sure-Seal, Sure-Tough, and Sure-White EPDM to horizontal substrates for warranty terms up to and including 20-year, 90-mph designs. CAV-GRIP III provides substantial productivity-boosting advantages on the jobsite, according to the company.

Features include: 

  • Can be used in temperatures as low as 25°F (-4°C) 
  • VOC compliant and low odor 
  • Quick application with spray gun 
  • Fast tack time (< 5 minutes) 
  • No stirring and easy clean-up 
  • Up to 60 percent labor savings compared to traditional bonding adhesive applications 

For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.

Primer for Silicone Roof Coating System Offers Improved Adhesion, Blocks Asphalt Bleed-Through

Mule-Hide Products Co. Multibase SBMule-Hide Products Co. has expanded its Silicone Roof Coating System with Multibase SB, a new primer that delivers stronger adhesion and prevents asphalt bleed-through in non-ponding water conditions. Multibase SB is a one-part, 100 percent acrylic-based resin intended for use as a primer prior to the application of Mule-Hide 100% Silicone Roof Coating. It can be used on modified bitumen, asphaltic built-up roofing (BUR) and PVC roof surfaces.

According to the manufacturer, the primer contains minimal pigment and no mineral fillers, enhancing its adhesion to the roof surface. In addition, its relatively thin viscosity and low surface tension allows the primer to completely saturate the roof surface, further helping form a strong bond.

Multibase SB blocks asphalt bleed-through, helping ensure that white finish coats are clean and bright and deliver optimal reflectivity. The primer can be applied using airless spray equipment, a roller or a brush. Its light yellow color cures to a darker amber hue as the coating dries, providing visual confirmation that the coating has cured and the finish coating can be applied.

It is not intended for use on coal-tar-pitch roofs, on TPO membranes or in areas that experience ponding water. Multibase SB is available in 5-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Pancake Head Screw Approved by FM for Wall Fastening

Triangle Fastener Corporation Triangle Fastener Corporation (TFC) announces that the company’s ¼-14 DP3 Concealor Pancake Head Screw is now FM approved for wall fastening per FM Approval Standard 4881 — Class 1 Exterior Wall Systems.

TFC developed the ¼-14 DP3 Concealor Pancake Head Screw specifically to attach Insulated Metal Panels (IMPs). According to the company, the screw’s unthreaded section eliminates jacking of the insulated panel during face fastening. The screw has a #3 square recess drive that provides stability during installation, and its large diameter pancake head is designed to increase pullover strength compared to smaller diameter heads. The screws are TRI-SEAL coated for superior corrosion protection.

For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.

Aluminum Retrofit Drain Now Available in 22-Inch Length

Aluminator XLMarathon Roofing Products now offers an extended version of its Aluminator Retrofit Drain that is 22 inches long. According to the company, the Aluminator Drain is constructed of heavy-duty spun aluminum body, aluminum ring/dome and the ProSeal seal designed to prevent water backup issues. The Aluminator also has the option to be PVC or TPO coated for direct hot-air welding to PVC or TPO membranes.

For more information, visit www.marathondrains.com or call 800-828-8424.