Asphalt Roofing Solution Provides Cedar Shake Alternative

IKO offers an asphalt roofing solution as an alternative to wood shakes.

IKO offers an asphalt roofing solution as an alternative to wood shakes.

As an alternative to traditional cedar shakes, IKO offers an asphalt roofing solution, IKO Armourshake premium shingles.

Dimensional Wood Shake Look

Premium roofing shingles are continuing to gain popularity with building owners and roofing professionals for many reasons, namely for their durability and affordability compared with traditional wood shakes.

Manufactured with color-blending technology, Armourshake shingles feature a dimensional profile with a contoured design. The Armourshake profile also rivals the look of hand-hewn, random-cut cedar shakes without the added upkeep and expense.

Also, with cedar and other woods used to construct natural wood shakes, the finished look may take a few years to fully develop. However, with Armourshake shingles, building owners can choose the weathered shake look they desire in one of five rich color blends, including Chalet Wood, Greystone, Shadow Black, Western Redwood and Weathered Stone.

The roofing shingles also offer weather resistance thanks to their construction.

Unlike real wood shakes that are flammable, Armourshake shingles have earned the Class A Fire Resistance rating tested against ASTM E108 (by FM). Plus, they resist the type of fading, warping and breakage that can occur over time with natural wood shake shingles.

Premium Accessories for a Finishing Touch

When installing the shingle, it is ideal to pair it with a ridge cap shingle to complete the look in both aesthetic and performance qualities.

An addition to the IKO PRO4 roofing component system, IKO’s Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles have been designed to complement the aesthetics and performance attributes of IKO’s premium shingle offerings, including IKO Armourshake, as well as IKO Crowne Slate and IKO Royal Estate shingles.

For more information on Armourshake premium shingles and IKO’s full line of roofing products and solutions, visit the website.

Lanyard Protects Workers, Prevents Falling Hard Hat

The hard hat lanyard attaches to fall-protection harness systems or clothing.

The hard hat lanyard attaches to fall-protection harness systems or clothing.

Working at ground level, your hard hat protects you from an object falling from above. But when someone is working aloft, a falling hard hat becomes a missile that endangers the entire worksite. 

A fall-arrest harness will protect an at-heights dislodged worker, but the fall-arrest harness won’t protect the work site because the worker’s hard hat will continue its descent creating a hazardous condition below. Designed for use with all fall-protection harness systems, the Gear Keeper TL1-5001 Standard Hard Hat Lanyard is an option that completes this safety link. 

The TL1-5001 has a 20-inch loop-mounted retention strap employing a spring clip that is designed to attach to fall-protection harness systems or clothing of the proper structure such as coveralls or a vest. It is weight tested to retain commonly used industrial hard hats. 

For quantity discounts, to find a dealer near you or for more information about the Gear Keeper TL1-5001 Standard Hard Hat Lanyard contact customer service, Hammerhead Industries Inc., 1501 Goodyear Avenue, Ste. C, Ventura, Calif. 93003 or call (888) 588-9981.

Joint and Termination Sealant Designed for Large Joints, Roof Termination Bars

JTS 1 joint and termination sealant from Mule-Hide Products Co. The new JTS 1 joint and termination sealant from Mule-Hide Products Co.allows contractors to quickly and easily seal large joints and roof termination bars – including those submerged under water – with no sagging or shrinking and minimal odor. According to the manufacturer, the 100-percent solids, moisture-cure urethane sealant delivers excellent adhesion to EPDM and PVC membranes, concrete, masonry, wood, vinyl and other common building materials. Primer is required when using it on TPO membranes.
 
The joint and termination sealant is designed to offer exceptional workability for quick, easy application in both dry and wet surface applications. It has a tack-free time of just 30 minutes. The solids content of JTS 1 eliminates shrinking and sagging. The sealant can, therefore, be used to provide watertight closure of joints up to 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep.
 
JTS 1 is isocyanate-free, enabling it to be packaged in durable plastic cartridges without losing workability. Unlike cardboard tubes, the cartridges can be submerged under water to repair roof leaks, gutters and downspouts. They also better withstand the rigors of transportation, storage and jobsite conditions without becoming damaged.
 
Solvent-free JTS 1 has minimal odor. Its volatile organic compound (VOC) content of less than 10 grams per liter makes its use allowable in areas with VOC restrictions. It is available in eight colors – white, black, bronze, gray, limestone, wicker/tan and terra cotta.

Scissor Shears Cut Thin Coated Metals

When cutting thin coated metals, the swiping cut action of the scissor shears seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion.

When cutting thin coated metals, the swiping cut action of the scissor shears seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion.

Kett Tool Company helps plastic fabricators, siding installers and sign companies conserve materials with the swiping cut action of the KD-441 Scissor Shears. When cutting thin coated metals, the swiping cut action of the KD-441 seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion.
                                                                                                  Kett’s KD-441 use a five-amp pistol grip, 0‐2,500 RPM variable-speed electric motor that cuts through cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel (up to 24 gauge), wire mesh to 18 gauge, spiral pipe, metal studs, plastics and rubber, with a scissor action – all at speeds up to 2,500 strokes per minute. The scissor shears weigh five pounds and have an adjustable cutting speed that can be tailored for individual cutting needs. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A-2 tool steel blades for durability.  
 
The KD-441 Scissor Shears are available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit the website or call (513)271-0333.

Flashless Metal Edge Protects the Roof Perimeter

The flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for flashing plies that would ordinarily be installed at the roof’s edge.

The flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for flashing plies that would ordinarily be installed at the roof’s edge.

Garland’s flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for flashing plies that would ordinarily be installed at the roof’s edge, saving time during installation and costs on labor and material. R-Mer Force has re-engineered the way flashing is installed without compromising strength or longevity.
 
A roof’s perimeter is vulnerable to wind damage and moisture intrusion, requiring special details and flashing procedures to protect the building. R-Mer Force is anchored to exterior walls with aluminum anchors, which means there are no penetrations on the roof surface. Fascia cover pieces snap onto installed anchors, completing the installation and blocking out the elements to protect your building. 
 
Thermoplastic elastomer compression seals also contribute to the finish of R-Mer Force. Because the seals keep surface tension balanced, the oil canning effect that plagues other metal edge systems doesn’t affect the level edge surface of R-Mer Force. To complete the finish, customized splice plates make the transition between edge pieces uniform for a finished look. The system is available in a variety of colors to fit any aesthetic goals. 
 
These innovations don’t compromise on the strength and longevity expected from Garland’s metal systems. R-Mer Force meets building code ANSI/SPRI ES-1 requirements for structural integrity and wind resistance, ensuring security. The extruded aluminum anchor was designed and tested to withstand severe wind speeds, keeping the fascia secured. The fascia is available in steel and aluminum options.

Granules Produce a Non-Slip Surface For Walkways

Mule-Hide Walkway Granules produce a non-slip surface for walkways on roofs coated with a silicone roof coating.

Mule-Hide Walkway Granules produce a non-slip surface for walkways on roofs coated with a silicone roof coating.

Mule-Hide Walkway Granules from Mule-Hide Products Co. produce a non-slip surface for walkways and other foot traffic areas on roofs coated with Mule-Hide 100 percent Silicone Roof Coating.
 
The colored EPDM granules are embedded in freshly applied 100 percent Silicone Roof Coating, creating paths to and around heating, ventilation, air conditioning (HVAC) equipment and other areas that require regular inspection and maintenance. Once it is broadcast into the silicone coating, and any loose materials are vacuumed from the surface after the coating has fully cured.
 
The granules are available in gray and yellow.

Shear Cuts Metal while Conserving Materials and Costs

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-Gauge Double-Cut Shears help manufacturers and contractors conserve materials and cut costs. The shears deliver precision cuts in cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel, stainless steel, aluminum, plastic and Formica without warping or bending the original material or the finished piece.

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-Gauge Double-Cut Shears help manufacturers and contractors conserve materials and cut costs.

Kett Tool Co.’s KD-400 18-Gauge Double-Cut Shears help manufacturers and contractors conserve materials and cut costs.

The Double-Cut Shears’ dual blades transfer any distortion produced in cutting to a small 7/32-inch waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not hardened or burred to allow maximum use of sheet material. The blades’ swiping action also seals edges of coated metals.

Kett’s KD-400 shears use a 5-amp, variable speed, 2,500 RPM electric motor to produce straight or contoured cuts in C.R. mild steel (up to 18-gauge), most grades of stainless steel to 20-gauge, aluminum to 0.080 inches, and plastic or Formica up to 3/32 inches thick—all at speeds of up to 300 inches per minute. The lightweight, maneuverable shears easily follow a scribed line, capable of cutting a radius as small as 6 inches.

The KD-400 Double-Cut Shears are also available with a contour cutting blade 60-21C to cut tighter curves and the HS blade 60-21HS for cutting foam filled doors. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A2 tool steel blades for prolonged durability.

The KD-400 Double-Cut Shears are available through authorized dealers.

Cap Sheet Reflects Ultraviolet Rays, Absorbs Less Heat

The RCap Plus cap sheet features reflective white granules embedded into the membrane to reflect ultraviolet rays and absorb less heat.

The RCap Plus cap sheet features reflective white granules embedded into the membrane to reflect ultraviolet rays and absorb less heat.

Malarkey Roofing Products has introduced the RCap Plus cap sheet for low slope, commercial roofing systems. It features reflective white granules embedded into the membrane to reflect ultraviolet rays and absorb less heat.

RCap Plus utilizes ground and packed granules, and these granules ensure more coverage in the membrane per square. Malarkey grinds the asphalt granules at its South Gate, Calif., manufacturing facility.

The solar reflectivity and limited heat absorption of the RCap Plus cap sheet are key design features of the product. RCap Plus meets CEC Title 24, Part 6 standards and has an initial Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) rating of 87. As part of a roof system, RCap Plus may help decrease energy costs used to cool the building and extend roof service life.

Solar Mounting System Features Carbon Steel Finished Frame

The framing of the solar mounting system features a carbon steel finish that is hot dip galvanized per ASTM A 123.

The framing of the solar mounting system features a carbon steel finish that is hot dip galvanized per ASTM A 123.

PHP Systems/Design, a designer and manufacturer of rooftop pipe and equipment support systems, has introduced a solar mounting system.
 
The PHP Solar Panel Mounting System’s base material is made from injection molded high density/high impact polypropylene with UV-inhibitors and antioxidants. The framing features a carbon steel finish that is hot dip galvanized per ASTM A 123. This system addresses height, wind and heat concerns with regard to solar panel installations.
 
The PHP Solar Panel Mounting System is designed to support a variety of solar panels and can be used for any type of roof; from flat roofs to roofs sloped up to 2 in 12. Seismic and high wind applications are available for solar support applications. 

Four-Color Blending Process Allows Customization

Tectura Designs has added a four-color blending process to its portfolio of concrete rooftop, on-grade and architectural pavers.

Tectura Designs has added a four-color blending process to its portfolio of concrete rooftop, on-grade and architectural pavers.

Tectura Designs has added a four-color blending process to its portfolio of concrete rooftop, on-grade and architectural pavers. This capability, made possible by Tectura Designs’ investment in technology and manufacturing facilities, adds to the company’s diverse portfolio of paving products and its custom capabilities.
 
The four-color blends provide customers creative control and the ability to create one-of-a-kind gradients with custom orders. Tectura Designs’ Stone River series is the first line to feature this four-color blending, offering six standard color blends.
  
The four-color blending technology is the latest innovation to come out of Tectura Designs’ 100,000-square-foot paver manufacturing facility. Tectura has delivered hydraulically machine-pressed pavers for more than 40 years, and the facility, which opened in 2016, gives customers creative control, including:

  • The ability to customize the color palette of any paver, and oversee the dye- and aggregate-mixing processes
  • Standard color options and an array of finishes and surface textures
  • More than 60 sizes
  • A selection of samples and aggregate combinations
  • High performance thresholds, with H-20, H-25, HS-20 and HS-25 loading capabilities for both light and heavyweight vehicular traffic