Roof Vent Designed Specifically for Clothes Dryers

The DryerJack is the first roof termination designed for the demanding needs of venting clothes dryers. Made in the USA of Galvalume and available powder coated in black, brown or white, DryerJacks are built tough. Building code disallows screens and requires that dryer terminations have a backdraft damper. With a patented curved damper, the DryerJack meets code requirements and goes further. To safely vent dryers, airflow restriction must be minimized to prevent lint blowback and the fire hazard that creates. A passageway of 21 square inches delivers nearly zero airflow restriction, allowing the dryer to operate at peak performance.

The 26-gauge Galvalume DryerJack is available in two models. Model 466, at less than 5 inches tall, delivers safe venting through the roof and low-profile aesthetics. When you need room for high-profile tile or to accommodate heavy snowfall, select model DJK486. It’s as efficient as model 466 but provides more clearance above the roof.

For more information, visit www.dryerjack.com.

Line of Pitch Pans Can Be Used on Both Horizontal and Vertical Surfaces

ShapeShift line from Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. The new ShapeShift line from Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. is a single solution for creating pitch pans for use in virtually any low-slope roofing job, including with smooth modified bitumen systems and on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. The line — consisting of ShapeShift Pitch Pan straight and outside corner sections and MP Liquid Sealant — can be used with EPDM, TPO, PVC, metal, spray polyurethane foam (SPF), elastomeric acrylic coating, smooth modified bitumen and smooth built-up roofing systems.

When filled with JTS 1 joint and termination sealant from Mule-Hide Products, ShapeShift Pitch Pans can be installed on walls, enabling them to be used to flash troublesome cables or conduits penetrating parapet walls when a prefabricated pipe boot will not work. The straight and corner sections feature interlocking joints and snap together to form square and rectangular pitch pans 4 inches by 4 inches and larger.

MP Liquid Sealant is available in White, Black and Gray. It comes in 2-liter foil pouches, with four pouches to a pail. The threaded cap on the foil pouches allows any unused product to be saved for up to 30 days after opening.

ShapeShift Pitch Pans are available in White. Made of a high-strength polymer, the straight sections are approximately 3 inches long and the radius corner pieces measure approximately 2 inches by 2 inches. Cartons contain 16 straight sections or 16 or 48 corner pieces.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

ShapeShift line from Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc.

Gravity Vent Delivers Natural Ventilation for Buildings With Single-Ply Roofs

Acme Cone gravity vent Acme Cone Company, a manufacturer of prefabricated custom and standard single-ply flashings, introduces a new gravity vent that delivers natural ventilation for buildings with single-ply roofs when windows and other ventilation solutions are not an option.

The Acme Cone gravity vent provides a natural ventilation solution that allows heat and stale air to exit the building. The vent is available in standard sizes of 12, 18 and 24 inches in white, gray and tan. It is now available for order and immediate shipment.

“As more property owners are looking for improvements in their buildings’ airflow and energy efficiency, we’ve seen the need for a non-powered ventilation solution increasing,” explained Business Development Director Logan Silver.

According to the company, contractors using Acme Cone’s prefabricated flashings benefit from more efficient and productive crews who aren’t spending unnecessary time flashing in the field. This leads to more efficient crews who don’t sacrifice quality for speed, provides crews with the ability to get more work done without additional labor and can deliver increased revenue from additional jobs that can be completed due to time savings.

For more information, visit www.acmecone.com.

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.”