Snow Retention System

Dynamic Fastener’s Dyna-Guard snow retention system is designed to be used on virtually any style metal roof. Dyna-Guard is an 8-foot long extruded aluminum rail with a T-shape profile. Dyna-Guard is installed by attaching non-ferrous clamps or mounts to a metal roof and bolting or screwing the system to clamps or mounts. Eight Dyna-Clamps with round-point stainless steel set screws and Sno-Dams are also offered. Sno-Dams attach to the back of Dyna-Guard and inhibit snow and ice from sliding underneath.  Dyna-Clips are available as a Dyna-Guard to Dyna-Clamp connection device when using unpunched Dyna-Guard. A 2-inch-wide painted strip of metal from the same material as the roof is inserted in the Dyna-Guard for aesthetics.

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

New Bracket Technology for Trapezoidal Rib Metal Roof Profiles

S-5! introduces the newest addition to its line of RibBrackets for mounting solar panels to a variety of trapezoidal rib metal roofs. The RibBracket V is a sheeting-only solar attachment that can be placed anywhere along the roof’s ribs and is designed specifically for Ternium TR 72, TR 101 (R-72 and R-101) and similar roof profiles commonly found in North America and Latin America. With flex-to-fit legs, the design of the bracket ensures proper fit and places the fasteners in shear rather than pull-out, providing a substantially stronger attachment.

Its compatible top rib dimension range is .75 inch +/- to 1 inch (19 mm to 25 mm), and its elevated profile provides 4 inches (100 mm) of air space above the rib to maximize air flow under the solar panels and a large channel for wire management. 

“RibBracket V provides a secure, dependable and economical solution that is quick and easy to install,” said S-5! CEO and Founder Rob Haddock. “Our S-5! Research & Development team spent months in concept and prototyping to come up with another versatile, cost-effective and state-of-the art solar mounting addition to our RibBracket line.” 

 “At S-5!, we continue to innovate new and better solutions in a constant product improvement and invention/reinvention mode,” continued Haddock. “It is the very foundation of our business. We are always evaluating ways to bring competitive advantages to our customers and distributors, and to ensure our products remain ‘user-friendly’ to both.” 

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

Insulated Heating Boxes and Wraps Available for Adhesive Canisters

To extend the roofing season with OlyBond500 Canisters, OMG Roofing Products now offers Powerblanket Foam Box Heaters and Powerblanket Wraps. Insulated Powerblanket Foam Box Heaters are 16 inches square and provide uniform heat of 100° F (38° C) to one carton containing an OlyBond500 Canister. Insulated Powerblanket Wraps measure 20 by 45 inches, enabling complete single-canister coverage and are pre-set to 90° F (32° C). Both Wraps and Box Heaters are designed to maximize adhesive yield by minimizing waste of temperature-sensitive insulation adhesives such as OlyBond500. All Powerblanket products operate on standard 120 volt current and come with a 6-foot power cord. 

“For proper application and performance, it is critical that the canister adhesive is stored and dispensed at about 70° F (21° C),” said Jim Lavallee, OlyBond product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “This ensures that there’s adequate pressure in the tanks and that the viscosity of each part is maintained to keep the final mixture on-ratio. Powerblanket products do a great job in keeping OlyBond Canisters at the appropriate temperature for dispensing.”  

According to the company, Heated Powerblanket Box Heaters and Wraps fit easily on OMG BeadPro Carts, and can also be put into wagons, wheelbarrows or other similar carts which are easily moved around on the roof. 

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

Versatile Pipe Flashing for Metal Roofs

Dynamic Fastener offers Versa-Flash Dyna-Flash pipe flashing for metal roofs. Versa-Flash can be used in the traditional pull-over method or cut down the designated track and used in retrofit applications. Cut lines are clearly marked to allow for easy installation for multiple pipe sizes. The base is designed to form a seal on most panel configurations and roof pitches regardless of pipe location. Weather protection made of black EPDM rubber. Each flashing comes with a stainless steel gripper to secure for retrofit use.

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Modular Skylights for Commercial Projects

VELUX Modular Skylights (VMS) use a prefabricated system that requires no on-site glazing to save time and allow for installation in nearly any weather condition. The VMS system comes in customizable designs available in both fixed and venting skylights, with both designed to look identical in the closed position. VELUX offers six VMS configurations:

  • Longlight 5-25°: A single series of modular skylights with a low-pitch design that provides a great option for larger rooms, corridors and hallways.
  • Wall-Mounted Longlight 5-25°:A series of skylights that innovatively mount against a vertical wall.
  • Northlight 40-90°: Bands of modular skylights that are raised to allow sunlight into below rooms. The upright design makes it a great choice for installations that face the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Ridgelight 25-40°: Made of two symmetrical rows of self-supporting skylights that allow light and openness into areas below.
  • Atrium Longlight 5-25°: Multiple rows of longlights, supported only by structural beams, create a symmetrical design of venting and fixed units.
  • Atrium Ridgelight 25-40°: Multiple rows of ridgelights, supported only by structural beams, create a symmetrical design of venting and fixed units.

The VMS system comes in three module options including the Fixed Skylight Module; Motorized Comfort Venting Skylight Module, which opens to 410 mm; and the Motorized Smoke Venting Skylight Module, which opens to 700 mm in less than 60 seconds. Each module is watertight, airtight, durable, energy efficient and available in either two- or three-layer glazing options.

For more information, visit veluxusa.com or https://skylightoffers.com/vms.

Custom Single-Ply Accessories

New custom single-ply accessories from Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. make it easy for contractors to deliver professional-looking TPO and PVC roofing systems when the aesthetic of the roof is key and accessories in standard sizes and configurations will not work.

The new program is an extension of the company’s existing collection of prefabricated accessories. Designed for use on unusually sized or shaped roof protrusions that will not accommodate standard accessories, the custom accessories provide a neater, more polished appearance than is possible with field wrapping. 

Seven types of accessories are available – round boots (split and closed), square tube wraps (split and closed), conical boots (split and closed), scuppers (throughwall and overflow), curbs, breather vents (one-way and two-way), and sub base and boot assemblies. 

Accessories for TPO roofing systems are available in White, Tan, Gray and the five TPO Colorway colors – Patina Green, Medium Bronze, Rock Brown, Slate Gray and Terra Cotta. Accessories for PVC roofing systems are available in White, Tan and Gray.

To request a quote, contractors can complete an easy-to-use order form, specifying the roofing system type, the accessory dimensions needed, and the color desired. A grid section allows contractors to sketch protrusions to provide additional details. Completed accessories are typically shipped within three days of order placement.

Breather vents, sub base and boot assemblies, and custom-drawn accessories are not approved for use in projects seeking a Mule-Hide system warranty. 

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Vent Guard Prevents Clogs in Rooftop Pipes

CrownVentGuard is a screen vent cap designed for ABS and PVC rooftop vent pipes and other applications. According to the company, the CrownVentGuard is easy to install and prevents birds, squirrels and other rodents from  gaining entry into exposed rooftop vent pipes. 

The CrownVentGuard is all-season weatherproof tested and provides a simple, efficient, and low-cost solution to prevent vent pipe blockages and clogs. The product is suitable for residential and commercial installations. Products are made in the USA.

For more information, visit www.crownventguard.com.

New Lines of Roof Ventilation Intake and Exhaust Systems

Atlas Roofing Corporation introduces its new TruRidge and HighPoint Roof Ventilation intake and exhaust systems. These ventilation products complement the current line of Atlas residential roofing products, which include high-quality asphalt shingles and underlayments. They are the company’s first ventilation products, designed to improve home energy efficiency and maintain optimal roof performance as part of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System. 

Atlas TruRidge and HighPoint products help create a balanced attic ventilation environment that allows air to circulate, providing a more comfortable living space and reduced temperature extremes. Proper ventilation helps control heat and humidity, which can contribute to deck rot or mold, shingle buckling, ice dams and premature aging of a roof system. The TruRidge and HighPoint systems are manufactured with a proprietary polymer that is formulated to withstand the rigors of severe weather conditions. When properly installed, TruRidge and HighPoint exceed U.S. Department of Energy recommendations and all nationally recognized ventilation building codes. 

According to the company, the TruRidge and HighPoint launch underscores Atlas’ commitment to meeting contractors’ needs by providing superior building materials and an increased selection of products.

“With the addition of TruRidge and HighPoint ventilation systems, Atlas covers a roof, both inside and out,” said Paul Casseri, Atlas Roofing’s product manager. “The ventilation systems help regulate attic environments, allowing all Atlas products and components to work at peak efficiency. TruRidge and HighPoint ventilation systems also provide roofing contractors and homeowners with the peace of mind that comes with Atlas quality.”

As part of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System, the new ventilation products are backed by a full-system Atlas Warranty, which provides peak coverage for everything from high-wind damage and black streaks caused by algae to manufacturing defects and roofing system failure. As a critical part of this system, these ventilation products complete the Atlas product line, offering consumers a full roofing system that benefits both the homeowner with an extended warranty and the contractor through their achievement of Atlas PRO+ level qualification.

In developing TruRidge and HighPoint, Atlas focused on creating distinctive ventilation systems that fit all building and budgeting needs. Both systems provide an equal balance of air intake and exhaust within a variety of options: 

TruRidge Roof Ventilation

  • TruRidge Exhaust Vent: Available in multiple configurations to meet specific requirements, TruRidge provides a time-tested design with proven performance and a net free area (NFA) of 18.
  • TruRidge All-Weather Exhaust Vent: Similar in design and functionality to the line’s standard vent, TruRidge All-Weather includes a filter to combat wind, snow, dust, rain and insect infiltration, as well as nails. It also provides an NFA of 18.
  • TruRidge Pro Exhaust Vent: New to the market, TruRidge Pro is a 5-foot, gun-nailable, low-profile product that offers the installer the convenience of using a traditional roofing nail gun to speed up installation. TruRidge Pro accommodates extreme roof pitches while maintaining proper baffle orientation. The product provides an NFA of 12. 

HighPoint Roof Ventilation

  • HighPoint Performance Ridge Exhaust Vent: HighPoint Performance Ridge offers a high-performance, low-profile design and all-weather filter that provides a complete barrier for protection from rain, dust, snow and insects. It includes nails and provides an NFA of 18.
  • HighPoint InvisaRidge Exhaust Vent: Even though HighPoint InvisaRidge has no exterior baffles, the high-performance and innovative design allows just as much airflow as exterior baffle products while being virtually undetectable from street level. The product also provides an NFA of 18.
  • HighPoint Stealth Ridge Exhaust Vent: With its novel one-sided and high-performance design, HighPoint Stealth Ridge fits perfectly on any shingle cap 9 inches or larger. HighPoint Stealth Ridge provides an NFA of 12.
  • HighPoint Intake: When installed on the roof deck above the insulation line, HighPoint Intake provides intake ventilation to homes without soffit overhangs.

For more information about Atlas roofing ventilation products, visit AtlasRoofing.com/roof-ventilation.

New Hybrid Snow Guard System

Alpine SnowGuards unveils the the Fusion-Guard, a hybrid snow guard system that offers the option of adding pipe-style snow guards to the new pad-style snow guard. According to the manufacturer, Fusion-Guard is a “best of both worlds” solution to managing snow on most new and existing roof types because it pairs the company’s newly designed pad-style snow guard with an optional pipe-style approach to managing snow. 

The system’s two optional 3/8-inch rods are accepted by the Fusion-Guard Rod Bracket, which fastens onto the back of the snow guard face, allowing the installer to add rods if desired during, or any time after, the initial installation. 

“This is the most versatile hybrid snow retention system that has ever been introduced to the snow retention marketplace. It gives the roofer or building owner the opportunity to manage the functionality of this snow management system more directly”, said Alpine SnowGuards’ President and Founder, Brian Stearns.  For more information, visit www.alpinesnowguards.com

Larger Base for Rooftop Support System

Green Link has engineered a new KnuckleHead 12-inch base — Big Base — designed to enhance the stability of larger rooftop-installed equipment. As with the standard universal base, the big base can be loose laid or attached. The new design features the standard universal KnuckleHead base in the center of a larger polyurethane base featuring a 12-inch diameter and 113.1 square inches of surface area. The standard universal base features a 7-inch diameter and 38.5 square inches of surface area. 

“As a loose-laid element, the Big Base brings increased stability and load capacity especially applicable to conditions involving high winds, seismic events, or installations that involve higher elevations from the roof surface that raise the center of gravity,” said Dan Olinger, Green Link President. 

Four holes at the center of the universal base extend through the larger polymeric base allowing for attachment to the roof. According to the company, attachment involving the big base results in an extremely secure installation because it combines the benefits of a larger footprint with the additional security of four screws secured in the roof deck. Green Link Adhesive/ Sealant adheres to the new big base for further strengthening and sealing the installation.

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