Drain Is Drop-in Ready

SpeedTite is installed from the rooftop so it will not disrupt building occupants. The drop in ready drain has a one-piece seamless body for strength and durability as well as a cast aluminum strainer dome and clamping ring.

SpeedTite is installed from the rooftop so it will not disrupt building occupants. The drop-in ready drain has a one-piece seamless body for strength and durability as well as a cast aluminum strainer dome and clamping ring.

OMG Roofing Products introduces the SpeedTite Roof Drain, a drop-in ready drain that can be installed in seconds in new or retrofit applications.

Contractors insert the drain stem into the existing drain leader and hand-tighten the mechanical seal to create a symmetrical watertight seal. Since no special tools are required, the SpeedTite Drain installs in half the time of other insert drains for enhanced contractor productivity. It is also faster than re-working a drain which can take up to two hours of time.

SpeedTite is installed from the rooftop so it will not disrupt building occupants. The drop in ready drain has a one-piece seamless body for strength and durability as well as a cast aluminum strainer dome and clamping ring. The 10-inch long drain stem accommodates most existing conditions and can be field if needed or obtained in longer lengths. An extra large flange allows positive attachment of roof flashing membrane, and flanges are also available with TPO or PVC coatings for direct hot-air welding.

Headquartered in Agawam, Mass., OMG Roofing Products features specialty fasteners, insulation adhesives, drains, pipe supports, emergency repair tape, edge metal systems and productivity tools. The company’s focus is delivering products and services that improve contractor productivity and enhance roof system performance.

Protective Film Sheet Saves Contractors Time and Money

Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN Film can save contractors time and money while helping them deliver a quality finished product to their customers.

Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN Film can save contractors time and money while helping them deliver a quality finished product to their customers.

Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN Film from Mule-Hide Products Co. saves contractors time and money. The final step in any TPO job is removing the dirt and scuffs that are inevitably left behind during installation. Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN Film from Mule-Hide Products Co. makes this task fast and simple.

The CLEAN Film protects the membrane during installation and then is easily removed, revealing a roof ready for inspection. No cleaning is required and there is no loss of initial solar reflectivity caused by dirt and scuffs that have accumulated during installation.

Mule-Hide TPO with CLEAN Film can be used in re-cover, re-roof and new construction jobs. It is an ideal solution when a reliable water source is unavailable, or when water conservation or water containment/runoff regulations make cleaning with water impractical.

It does not shift and will withstand heat, rain, wind and exposure to ultraviolet radiation without deteriorating. The 5-foot-wide sheets can be easily pulled up by a single crew member splinter-free removal ensured for 90 days after installation.

The CLEAN Film’s gray color also reduces the glare that can make working with white TPO membranes difficult on sunny days. It also enables moisture to evaporate quickly, enhancing crew safety.

Tradesman Clothing Collection Includes Jackets, Pants Technical Tees and Vests

Helly Hansen’s flagship Chelsea tradesman collection features jackets, pants, technical tees and vests.

Helly Hansen’s flagship Chelsea tradesman collection features jackets, pants, technical tees and vests.

Norway-based Helly Hansen—a workwear manufacturer—offers an on-the-job clothing collection that helps workers stay comfortable.

Helly Hansen’s flagship Chelsea tradesman clothing collection features jackets, pants, technical tees and vests.

Designed for tradesmen, the lightweight cotton/poly blend trousers are fashioned with reinforced nylon, slots for kneepads, and built-in tool holsters that can be tucked away in the front pockets. This modern alternative offers freedom of movement, breathability, functionality and increased lifespan.

The complementary Chelsea Jacket is forged with the same cotton/poly blend. The jacket is detailed with nylon reinforcements on the shoulders, elbows, cuffs and hem, and has a soft, brushed polyester finish on the inside of the collar and cuffs. Extra shoulder padding, multiple pockets and a back expansion detail make the Chelsea a tough and functional tradesman jacket.

Helly Hansen’s Workwear collection includes tradesman apparel, a HI-VIZ series, insulated jackets and rugged rainwear designed for tough environments. The products are available for purchase through local retailers, as well as online dealers, including Amazon, Work ‘N Gear, West Marine and Grainger Industrial Supply.

General-purpose Retractors Safely Secure Small Tools

The line of Gear Keeper General Purpose Retractors is a simple and convenient tethering solution that will safely secure a small tool while still having the benefit of extending and retracting the item as needed.

The line of Gear Keeper General Purpose Retractors is a simple and convenient tethering solution that will safely secure a small tool while still having the benefit of extending and retracting the item as needed.

Even small tools dropped from above are serious safety hazards. When working at heights, some of the most commonly used tools (pen knives, small screwdrivers, scissors) are often improperly secured and need to be tethered. The line of Gear Keeper General Purpose Retractors is a simple and convenient tethering solution that will safely secure a small tool while still having the benefit of extending and retracting the item as needed. Just pull it out, use it and let it go. It will automatically and safely retract back to its secure mounting.

Offering a range of three retraction forces and four mounting options that solve virtually all small tool tethering needs, the Gear Keeper family of general purpose retracting systems are the perfect solution for safely securing lightweight objects. These General Purpose Retractors are industrial strength devices with an extremely durable Spectra/Nylon lanyard line and are available with a choice of retraction forces and mounting options.

Intended to match retraction force to the weight of the tool they are being used with, the model RT4-00XX series of General Purpose Retractors are offered in retraction forces of 3, 6 and 9 ounces and all come with Gear Keeper’s patented Quick Connect/Release system. The retractable devices provide lanyard extensions up to 36 inches for ample reach when extended and can be attached to the user by a choice of four mounting options. Each of the 3, 6 or 9 ounces retractors are available with either a snap mount, threaded stud mount, aluminum carabiner or Velcro strap mounting device.

Safety Eyewear Provides Anti-fog Protection

Brass Knuckle, a provider of high-quality safety solutions, offers two models of safety eyewear.

Brass Knuckle, a provider of high-quality safety solutions, offers two models of safety eyewear.

Brass Knuckle, a provider of high-quality safety solutions, offers two models of safety eyewear that provide more than typical anti-fog eyewear properties.

The facts: EN166/168 is the only anti-fog standard for protective eyewear; there is no ANSI standard for anti-fog protection. So when you have experienced poor quality anti-fog protection on safety glasses, it is likely they were manufactured with zero adherences to a standard of any kind.

Meet Snap (BKFIX-3100NP) and Mega (BKDST-1030NP). Regardless of whether you have water spray, wastewater, high humidity, or dramatic changes in temperature—these glasses don’t steam up. Snap and Mega are manufactured to exceed anti-fog standard—EN166/168. Both products feature Brass Knuckle’s proprietary N-FOG PLUS lens coating, which delivers anti-fog protection more than 40 times greater than what is required, exceeding the world’s standard by 300 percent.

Snap (BKFIX-3100NP) gives you ultra-light comfort and crisp vision even in the wettest, most humid conditions. With a high-fashion vibe and sporty design, Snap features glossy black temples and a partially rimless design with dynamic green accents on the temples. A soft, flexible PivotEase nosepiece locks Snap into a no-slip position. Brass Knuckle included TempleTouch grip dots on the inside of the temple to maximize wearer comfort, and reduce pinch points behind the ear.

Mega (BKDST-1030NP) features a cushioned foam dust protector designed to help prevent fine particulate matter from falling into or behind the frame and lenses. Its application-specific, interchangeable design allows Mega—with the push of a button—to transition from a snug-fitting dust goggle with adjustable-length temples to a hold-even-tighter dust goggle with a strap. All dust goggles in the Brass Knuckle line meet or exceed the EN166/168 standard for anti-fog performance; however, only the Mega includes N-FOG PLUS anti-fog coating.

In addition to the clear lens, Mega is also available in smoke.

In addition to their anti-fog properties, Snap and Mega include heavy-duty impact, abrasion, and UV-resistance properties (ANSI Z87.1+, EN 166K, EN166N, EN 166UV).

Improve Attic Ventilation Airflow

GAF has made available its Cobra IntakePro Rooftop Intake Vent, which promotes energy efficiency and helps guard against roof system rot, ice damming and mildew growth.

GAF has made available its Cobra IntakePro Rooftop Intake Vent, which promotes energy efficiency and helps guard against roof system rot, ice damming and mildew growth.

GAF has made available its Cobra IntakePro Rooftop Intake Vent, which promotes energy efficiency and helps guard against roof system rot, ice damming and mildew growth. It can also improve attic ventilation airflow by up to 20 percent when installed with existing soffit/undereave vents in a properly balanced ventilation system (based on GAF ASHRAE airflow testing at 5-mph wind speed). The vent, which rolls out and fastens with included 1 3/4-inch coil nails, is fully tested to withstand wind-driven rain, snow and ice-dam infiltration (under controlled GAF laboratory testing).

Roof Drains Designed for New Construction and Retrofits

Mule-Hide Products Co. has added a selection of roof drains to its offerings.

Mule-Hide Products Co. has added a selection of roof drains to its offerings.

Mule-Hide Products Co. has added a selection of roof drains to its offerings. For new construction, kits feature drains with heavy-duty bodies made of injection-molded PVC or epoxy-coated cast iron. For retrofit applications, options suit the requirements of any project and all are designed for quick, easy installation. Aluminum and copper outlets are available. Flange material choices include aluminum, asphalt, copper and—for contractors who prefer to heat-weld the flange to the outlet—TPO and PVC. All drains are available in multiple sizes with elevated strainer ring risers to increase water flow through the drain and clamping rings with undersides that ensure the drain ring is tightly secured to the roof membrane.

Air-conditioned Shirts Combat Heat

Octocool introduces its air-conditioned shirts.

Octocool introduces its air-conditioned shirts.

Octocool introduces its air-conditioned shirts. More and more roofers have been taking up air-conditioned shirts as a means to combat the heat of the day’s work. Recent technology has allowed for compact fans to be placed inside of shirts, powered by a small battery in the pocket.

The specially designed, high-powered fans circulate body heat out of the sleeves and collar, which lowers the temperature inside of the jacket and produces a cooling effect. Because the shirts are specifically designed for the average work shift, the battery lasts for 8.5 hours on the highest power setting, and more than 40 hours on the lowest power setting. While the difference in the rate of heat stroke among users and nonusers of this technology is yet to be seen, it is likely that the implementation of air-conditioned shirts in hot work environments is a trend that will continue into the future.

Keep Job Sites Safe with Hard Hat Tethers and Lanyard Systems

Hammerhead Industries introduces its  line of hard hat tethers and lanyard systems.

Hammerhead Industries introduces its line of hard hat tethers and lanyard systems.

Dropped from aloft, a hard hat is a 1-pound unguided missile that endangers the entire work site. It’s an accident that can be virtually eliminated with Hammerhead Industries’ line of hard hat tethers and lanyard systems.

In the unfortunate event of a fall, a fall-arrest harness protects the worker, but as his hard hat continues its descent, a fall-arrest harness won’t protect the worksite. Designed for use with all fall-protection harness systems, the RT5-5601 and RT5-5602 Hard Hat Retractable Tethering Systems are weight-tested to safely secure all commonly used industrial hard hats. The main difference is how each attaches to the worker.

The RT5-5601 is easily attached with Velcro strap loops and cinches around the fall protection harness strap, ring or tri-bar while the RT5-5602 employs a threaded stud that securely attaches to a garment with structure such as coveralls or vest. The RT5-5601 and RTS-5602 use a sturdy, industrial-grade spectra/nylon line that extends up to 14 inches. For additional safety, they both feature a gentle 2.5-ounce retraction force that takes up any unused slack to avoid entanglement by keeping the lanyard close to the body.

When workers are ready to call it a day, Gear Keeper’s patented Quick Connect System allows the hard hat to be easily disconnected without completely removing the lanyard’s base. The third product in the Gear Keeper Hard Hat line is the cost-effective standard Hard Hat lanyard TL1-5001. The 20-inch loop mount uses a spring clip that attaches to a garment with structure, such as coveralls or vest.

Air and Vapor Barrier Creates a Seal Between a Low-slope Roofing System and the Building Below

F1 Air & Vapor Barrier from Mule-Hide Products Co.

F5 Air & Vapor Barrier from Mule-Hide Products Co.

F5 Air & Vapor Barrier from Mule-Hide Products Co. allows contractors to quickly and easily create an air- and vapor-tight seal between a low-slope roofing system and the building below.

F5 Air & Vapor Barrier is compatible with a wide variety of roofing systems and can be used on primed substrates, including concrete, plywood, exterior gypsum, DensDeck Prime and SECUROCK. It also can serve as a temporary roof for up to 120 days while work on the finished roofing system is completed.

The membrane is a 40 mil-thick composite consisting of 35 mils of self-adhering rubberized asphalt laminated to a 5 mil-thick woven polypropylene film. Rolls are 39 inches wide and 75 feet long and cover approximately 244 square feet of substrate surface.

F5 Air & Vapor Barrier’s factory-controlled thickness helps ensure that the membrane has uniform barrier properties, reducing moisture movement through the roofing system and helping keep conditioned air inside the building and unconditioned air outside. The woven polypropylene film makes the membrane highly resistant to tears and punctures. The non-skid surface helps keep contractors safe on the job site and is suitable for the bonding of subsequent layers of the roofing system.

A siliconized one-piece release liner prevents the material from bonding to itself in the roll and is easily removed during installation of the barrier.