New Work Gloves Offer Advanced Fit, Safety and Comfort

GRX GlovesPrimeSource Building Products offers GRX Gloves, a brand-new line of quality gloves designed with new levels of comfort and fit in mind to promote hand safety and offer value for American workers.

According to the manufacturer, GRX Gloves offer workers the latest technology in comfort, fit and safety to deliver a range of tighter fitting, more breathable gloves for a variety of applications.

The initial launch now rolling out across the Prime Source Distribution Network includes:

  • GRX Cold Weather – Work gloves offering superior protection in extreme weather conditions
  • GRX Industrial — Maximum hand protection in a high-performance glove
  • GRX Professional —All-around gloves designed for the both pro and the weekend warrior
  • GRX Tradesman—Rugged, abrasion-resistant leather for durability versatility and comfort
  • The new GRX glove line will be available through the PrimeSource network of pro-contractor supply location and pro-supply locations like 84 Lumber and BMC.

    “PrimeSource is always looking for new and innovative products to add to our portfolio,” said Building Materials Group Manager Andy Spyhalski. “We know we are a key supplier and we want to respond to our customers’ needs and simplify their buying decisions.”

    For more information please visit www.primesourcebp.com.
    GRX Gloves

    Retrofit Roof Drains Feature Integrated Vortex Breaker

    OMG Hercules-Plus RetroDrainsOMG Roofing Products introduces a new line of retrofit roof drains called Hercules-Plus. The drains feature integrated vortex breaker technology. Vortex breaker technology helps improve drain performance by improving water removal off the roof.

    According to the manufacturer, independent performance testing shows that Hercules-Plus RetroDrains provide up to 2.5 times greater flow capacity than original 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, integrated vortex breaker technology greatly reduces the chugging effect that occurs when a vortex collapses, which can overload the plumbing system.

    “Ponding water weighs approximately five pounds per inch per square foot. That means one-inch of water covering 20-square feet on the roof weighs 2,000 pounds,” said Dan Genovese, product manager with OMG Roofing. “That’s an additional ton of live load added to the building’s roof, and not entirely uncommon given the number of extreme weather events we’ve seen in the past few years. The new Hercules-Plus RetroDrains can get that water – and excessive weight – off the roof faster.”

    Hercules-Plus RetroDrains are available in four sizes: 3 inches, 4 inches, 5 inches and 6 inches, and with an optional TPO or PVC coated flange for direct membrane attachment. Strainer domes are made of heavy-duty cast aluminum which will not rust for long life on the roof. In addition, the safety yellow powder coat makes the Hercules-Plus strainer domes highly visible to help minimize rooftop trip hazards.

    For additional information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

    New and Improved Coping System Achieves High FM Performance Rating

    OMG Roofing Products introduces a new and improved PermaSnap Coping line. The redesigned PermaSnap and PermaSnap Plus coping products are ANSI/SPRI/FM4435/ES-1 tested and approved and feature a dual-hook profile for superb wind performance and a clean surface look, according to the manufacturer. PermaSnap products can be installed on parapet walls from 4 to 32 inches wide.

    The three-piece PermaSnap System includes self-locating, pre-punched clips with pre-attached springs for high static engagement, concealed splice plates and a snap-on cover. Concealed splices are designed with internal drainage channels that direct water back onto the roof and eliminate the need for caulks or sealants. The snap-on cover accommodates building expansion and contraction to prevent oil-canning and does not require crimping or additional field fabrication. In addition, PermaSnap is available with a full assortment of matching corners, end-caps and other accessories for every roof configuration including radius curves.

    “We are very pleased with the performance of the updated PermaSnap line,” said Patrick O’Connor, edge product manager at OMG Roofing. “PermaSnap has FM ratings of up to 1-105 for parapet walls up to 24-inches wide, and PermaSnap Plus has ratings to FM 1-120 for parapet walls up to 32-inches wide, making PermaSnap one of the highest rated coping systems on the market today.”

    PermaSnap Coping is available in a wide range of Kynar500 colors and finishes, and comes with a standard 20-year Excel Warranty for wind speeds up to 110 mph. The heavier duty PermaSnap Plus comes with a 25-year, 155 mph, Category 5 wind warranty.

    For more information, www.OMGEdgeSystems.com or www.OMGRoofing.com.

    Snow-Retention System Utilizes Snap-Fit Design

    AceClamp ColosSnapAceClamp offers the Color Snap, a patented snow-retention system that utilizes a snap-fit design. The product ships to roofers with fully assembled, ready-to-install components and snap-in ice clips. The product is available for either standing seam metal roofing or membrane roofing with a variant of the product known as Color Snap-M. According to the company, both varieties offer greater installation flexibility, are easier to install, and help to reduce labor costs by minimizing preparatory tasks.

    “We aimed to reduce setup, installation times and labor costs significantly and we’ve had an overwhelming response from our clients on just how cost-saving the Color Snap product can be. We’re happy to let roofers, architects, and engineers know that Color Snap is now available for delivery and that they can count on AceClamp to continue producing innovative solutions and clever products for the greater roofing industry.”

    For more information, visit www.aceclamp.com.

    Solar Mounting Platform Designed for Exposed Fastener Panels

    SolarFootS-5! introduces the SolarFoot, a mounting platform designed for exposed fastener metal roofing. With four points of attachment, it provides an ideal mounting platform to attach the L-Foot of a rail-mounted solar system or other ancillaries to the roof. According to the manufacturer, the SolarFoot ensures a durable, weathertight solution for the life of the solar system and the roof. Each piece contains two reservoirs of a factory-applied butyl co-polymeric sealant, allowing a water-tested seal. Simply peel the release paper from the butyl sealant and fasten through the predrilled holes in the base of the SolarFoot.

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

    Reusable Cable Tie Designed to Withstand Extreme Weather Conditions

    ONE TIE circular sawONE TIE is an all-purpose, reusable cable tie from Tailor Made Products Inc. It was specifically created to be long-lasting, and is chemical and UV resistant. While traditional cable ties can easily snap and succumb to weather and extreme temperatures, ONE TIE is meant to be used, abused and reused over and over in hot, cold, wet or dry conditions and still hold its shape, according to the manufacturer.

    The product is Made in the USA and comes in five sizes (8 inches up to 32 inches) and in seven colors. Suggested uses include organizing extension cords, charging cables, and hoses; and securing tools and equipment in the warehouse, on the jobsite, or in transit.

    The product is available now at Walmart, Menards, Lowe’s and TrueValue retailers across the country. For more information, visit One Tie.com.

    New Product Line Secures Rooftop Pipes and Struts

    Green Link introduces a family of custom-engineered, molded straps and caps for securing pipes and struts for its KnuckleHead rooftop support product line.Green Link has introduced a family of custom-engineered, molded straps and caps for securing pipes and struts for its KnuckleHead rooftop support product line. Straps have been designed for both Heavy Pipe and Strut Support KnuckleHeads, while a cap design was developed for Lite Pipe Supports. All are molded from tough, weatherproof urethane and feature a striking “safety yellow” color.

    The Heavy Pipe KnuckleHead strap secures a 3-inch outside diameter pipe, while the Strut Support strap fits steel or aluminum Unistrut-type channel. The Lite Pipe Support cap is designed to secure a single 1-inch nominal pipe or two ½-inch nominal pipes. Pipe supports are attached with standard stainless-steel sheet metal screws, which are supplied with the heads. The Strut Support straps are available in nominal pipe sizes ranging from ¼ inch to 6 inches. Custom straps are available by special order. These elastomeric straps slide into the strut channel and snap in place, eliminating the need for screws.

    “We custom engineered these products to fit the unique shape of our head designs,” said Ondrej Pekarovic, Green Link design engineer. “There is growing interest in securing rooftop mechanical installations in the face of high wind conditions and seismic events. These straps will greatly increase the stability of pipes, conduit, channel and related mechanical equipment. Additionally, they satisfy local code requirements.”

    Tool Belt and Clip Offer Lockable, Hands-Free Tablet Carrying Solutions

    Runnur Mobile Tech Gear has launched a new line of hands-free, wearable tablet belt clips. The clips are hip-mounted to either a person’s belt or to a separate heavy-duty tool belt, providing users with immediate access to their tablet at all times. Mobile workers such as roofing technicians cannot perform many of their usual tasks and carry a tablet at the same time. The Tablet Belt Clip allows the user to lock and carry any standard tablet on the hip, and then access it within one second when needed. The Heavy Duty Tablet Belt is a combination of the Tablet Belt Clip with the addition of a heavy-duty belt. It is designed for heavy use, and can be worn for long periods of time. Comfort is the main feature with this product as it is made with a solid foam core, and fits snuggly around the waist distributing the weight of the device. A security cord (included) prevents dropping to avoid costly delays in repair. OtterBox recently partnered with Runnur to offer these devices.

    Runnur tablet clipRunnur tablet clip in hand

    Wrist Lanyard Systems Increase Productivity

    The wrist lanyard systems can safely handle tools up to 5 pounds.

    The wrist lanyard systems can safely handle tools up to 5 pounds.

    Gear Keeper’s two wrist lanyard systems can safely handle tools up to 5 pounds. Productivity is increased by the company’s patented Quick Connect tool attachment connecting devices that permit connection/disconnection of tools. Users can change out and use many tools with one lanyard by fitting additional male connectors to all tools being used and merely unclick one tool and attach another.  

    The wrist lanyards are valuable when the task involves climbing or working at heights or when a short drop distance is required. Unlike standard wrist lanyards, the Gear Keeper tethering systems insures at-heights safety. 

    The two Gear Keeper wrist lanyard systems are models TL1-2007 and TL1-2008 Retractable Wrist Lanyards. Both models offer nylon webbing Velcro wrist attachment straps. They are available in safety orange with serial numbers to satisfy traceability standards. Both models also offer additional lanyard attachments for multiple tool use. 

    The TL1-2007 Deluxe Wrist Lanyard has a side release disconnect barrel lock offering 10-inch extended length. The wrist lanyard comes complete with model #ACO-0206, Barrel Lock Nylon lanyard connector. The TL1-2008 Deluxe Wrist Lanyard, which also has a 10-inch extended length comes with the model #ACO-0207 Stainless Steel Snap Lanyard connector. 

    For more information about Gear Keeper Retractable and Non-Retractable Wrist Lanyard Systems or any of the companyʼs other tethering products call (888) 588-9981 or visit the website.  

    Fasteners Are Suitable for Coastal Regions

    SC STEEL GUARD fasteners prevent wobbling during installation.

    SC STEEL GUARD fasteners prevent wobbling during installation.

    Lakeside Construction Fasteners has released its SC STEEL GUARD, available #10 by 1 to 3 inches. The fastener can be used with battery-operated and impact screw guns. SC STEEL GUARD engineered flat head service prevents fastener wobbling during installation. The fastener offers a larger outer diameter with a 1/4 HWH to prevent wind uplift and is suitable for coastal regions. The SC STEEL GUARD stainless steel fastener head will not red rust for the life of the metal panel.