Non-Fleece PVC Spray Adhesive

Duro-Last introduces Duro-Last Solvent-Grip Spray Adhesive. According to the company, it is the first non-fleece PVC spray adhesive in the roofing industry. Duro-Last Solvent Grip is designed to improve rooftop productivity through efficient adhesion of Duro-Last and Duro-Tuff membranes to a variety of substrates on both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Additionally, when paired with the custom-fabricated Duro-Last Roofing System, contractors can significantly increase labor savings and finished aesthetics. 

When properly prepared following Duro-Last specifications, this low volatile organic compound (VOC) solvent-based adhesive can be applied using a self-contained spray system to structural concrete, wood, polyisocyanurate rigid insulation board, and Duro-Guard Cover Boards. 

Additional spray adhesive materials include the Duro-Last Solvent Grip Cleaner. This fast-drying solution is designed to clean Duro-Last Solvent Grip Spray Adhesive hoses and spray guns after application. 

“We are excited to continue expanding our catalog of industry-leading and labor reducing commercial roofing solutions,” said Steve Ruth, Vice President of Sales Operations at Duro-Last. “Duro-Last is known for providing contractors with unparalleled commercial roofing solutions from Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky, and Duro-Last Solvent-Grip Spray Adhesive is no different. This product will enable contractors to further enhance their rooftop efficiencies and provide building owners with continued watertight peace of mind, especially when paired with our innovative custom-fabricated roofing systems.” For more information, visit www.duro-last.com.

Multipurpose Roof Tape Protects Against Water Infiltration

IKO introduces GoldSeam, a multipurpose roof tape. This product can be used in a variety of deck-protection applications, including as a seam tape for the roof deck; a sealant for critical roof joints, such as small gaps around the eave and fascia; as well as around roof structures, such as skylights, chimneys, plumbing vents or ventilation caps. Designed to prevent ice and water infiltration as well as rodent and insect infestation, IKO GoldSeam is ideally suited to seal the joints of OSB (oriented strand board) or plywood roof deck panels when used in conjunction with an IKO underlayment, according to the manufacturer.

“Whether it’s roof deck or eave sealing, IKO GoldSeam provides the critical protection homeowners need to help prevent water infiltration inside their homes,” said Mark Okland, product development manager, North America. “Leading industry experts know that the gap between the fascia and roof deck is the most vulnerable area of the roof, and for far too long, has been the most overlooked detail in roof installation. IKO established an innovative solution with GoldSeam to effectively seal that gap and bring homeowners peace of mind.”

According to the company, IKO GoldSeam pairs perfectly with IKO’s Nordic and Dynasty performance shingles to provide superior protection for the entire roof system against blow-off and damage during extreme weather. IKO GoldSeam is also an accepted component of the Insurance Institute for Home and Business Safety’s (IBHS) FORTIFIED Home standards*. (Not all homes built using GoldSeam will qualify for a FORTIFIED Home designation. Homes require compliance with all FORTIFIED Home technical requirements and additional inspections. For more information, please visit www.fortifiedhome.org.)  

IKO GoldSeam is a specialized product that was designed to facilitate compliance with building codes requiring complete deck protection. Compliance with these regulations, which are particularly prevalent in areas where high winds are common, can usually be achieved by covering deck-panel joints with IKO GoldSeam in conjunction with a subsequent layer of synthetic underlayment, such as IKO Stormtite or RoofGard-Cool Grey. Prior to installation, applicable building codes should always be consulted, and all projects should be built in compliance with such codes.

For more information, visit www.iko.com

*IBHS does not provide any type of warranty or guarantee related to the FORTIFIED Home designation. IBHS shall not be held responsible or liable for damage to any property, systems, components or contents in a FORTIFIED-designated home. IBHS assumes no responsibility or liability for any individual or firm as a result of the designation.

Adhesive Carts Updated to Enable 6- and 12-Inch O.C. Bead Spacing

OMG Roofing Products announces that OMG BeadPro Carts, which apply canister based OlyBond500 Insulation Adhesive, now offer roofing contractors a choice of 6- or 12-inch on center bead application. OMG BeadPro Carts offer a stable platform for holding adhesive canisters and allows contractors to apply four adhesive beads spaced perfectly at 6- or 12-inches on center. Contactors simply load the cart with the canisters, secure the hoses, and apply straight line beads of OlyBond500 Insulation Adhesives. 

“Applying adhesive in straight-lines is the most efficient method for installing canister-based OlyBond500, and helps contractors achieve published coverage rates,” said Jim Lavallee, adhesives product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “While 12-inch on center bead spacing is common, we’ve seen a greater number of specifications requiring 6-inch on center bead spacing, so we updated the OMG BeadPro Cart to accommodate that application.”

OMG BeadPro Carts do not have pumps or other mechanical equipment that require maintenance, and come with solid tires that won’t go flat. In addition, each OMG BeadPro has a nozzle holder, hose hook for storage and a lifting ring for hoisting the cart to the roof easily. Disposable hose assemblies come with a secondary in-line static mixer for higher rise and better yield and connect directly to the applicator assembly supplied with the OlyBond500 Canister set.

“With the continuing labor shortage in the roofing industry, the diverse OMG BeadPro Cart provides a one-man solution for applying perfectly spaces adhesives from canisters,” said Lavallee. “ Not only is it simple and easy-to-use, but it also eliminates the need to bring wagons, wheelbarrow or other miscellaneous equipment to the roof.” 

For more information, visit www.OMGBeadPro.com.

Refillable System for Commercial Roofing Adhesives

ICP Building Solutions Group’s latest low-slope commercial roofing solution is a refillable system and is intended to pair with the company’s Polyset CR-20 and Board-Max adhesives. Polyset CR-20 is a low-rise, two-component polyurethane foam adhesive engineered for speed and simplicity. According to the company, it’s ideal for adhering fleece back membranes in both new and re-roof applications. Polyset Board-Max adhesive is specifically engineered to secure insulation and cover boards to various roof decks, cover boards and substrates. 

The new refillable cylinder options provide the same quality adhesives and a lower applied cost per square foot, with the same Handi-Gun dispensing unit and ColorWise Temperature Warning Nozzles, making it easy to access hard-to-reach areas and provide faster application on open roofs. According to the manufacturer, the system offers a higher coverage rate than disposable tanks, and low cost to entry makes this system ideal for high-volume and high-efficiency roofing contractors. 

“As part of our mission as an organization to innovate with contractors’ needs in mind, we’re pleased to bring refillable systems to the market, paired with our leading Polyset CR-20 and Board-Max adhesives,” said Dave Spaulding, director of sales, ICP BSG Low Slope Roofing Products. “This offering reduces equipment and applied costs while reducing the environmental impact of work, both on and off the job site, by eliminating landfill waste.” 

After the completion of the job, returning the cylinders is easy. When the tanks are empty, contractors simply return them to the pallet, wrap the pallet, and call the 800 number that comes with the cylinders on the Bill of Lading. There is no return freight for the contractor because the return freight is built into the total cost of the product, making this a greener solution with fewer steps for the contractor. 

For more information, visit www.icpgroup.com

Insulated Box Heaters Extend the Season for Temperature-Sensitive Adhesives

OMG Roofing Products now offers Powerblanket foam box heaters to extend the season for using OlyBond500 Canister Adhesives. Insulated Powerblanket foam box heaters are designed to provide uniform heat to minimize waste with temperature-sensitive insulation adhesives such as OlyBond500 during cold temperature applications. Powerblankets operate on standard 120 volt current and come with a 6-foot cord.  Each black vinyl foam blanket is 16 inches square, heats 2.37 cubic feet of space and accommodates one carton containing an OlyBond500 Canister.

“It’s important that the canisters are stored and the adhesive is dispensed at about 70°F,” 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. The Powerblankets do a great job in keeping OlyBond Canisters at the appropriate temperature for dispensing.”

OlyBond Canisters inside Powerblankets foam boxes easily fit into the OMG BeadPro Cart, as well as into wagons, wheelbarrows or other similar carts which can be easily moved around on the roof. For additional information, contact your local OMG field service representative, call (800) 633-3800 or visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

Single-Component, Solvent-Free Flashing Designed for Quick, Durable Roof Repairs

Kemper System America Inc. introduces Kemperol 1K-LF Flashing, designed for quick, durable roof repairs. Unlike most other roof repair products, it is a solvent-free, low-odor system that adheres to most substrates without a primer, and is fully reinforced for more durable waterproofing protection. 

According to the manufacturer, the single-component, silane-based waterproofing can be applied at temperatures above 41 degrees Fahrenheit, even in humid conditions. The liquid flashing fully adheres to roofing materials including most single-ply membrane roofing systems. The reinforced flashing system is rain-fast in about two hours and walkable after about 16 hours. Any unused resin can be stored for later use.

“Contractors need a versatile, easy-to-use roof repair product that delivers high value for customers,” said Andreas H. Wiggenhagen, president of Kemper System America. “Because leaks can occur long before a roof replacement is required, repairs with Kemperol 1K-LF Flashing can help building managers delay a major capital investment while reducing the headaches of tenant complaints.” 

The product is ideal for a variety of common roof leaks such as around skylights, gutters and drains, pipes and other roof penetrations, as well as at corners, and along seams in sheet products. It can also be used for balcony repair and retrofit projects.

According to the company, the UV-stable Kemperol 1K-LF waterproofing resin can be applied by brush or roller. A special Kemperol fleece reinforcement is then embedded into the wet resin and coated with more resin to form a seamless membrane, particularly around complex details. The fleece-reinforced flashing system can also bridge small cracks and remains permanently elastic so it can compensate for building movements. 

For more information, visit www.kempersystem.net

Expanded and Enhanced Flashing Tapes Available in New Sizes

Huber Engineered Woods provides problem-solving innovations as teams and codes continue to make strides toward tighter building envelopes. A revolutionary new approach to building enclosures, ZIP System sheathing and tape for roof eliminates the need for felt with an integrated underlayment that protects against water penetration as an all-in-one continuous water and air barrier. Panel seams are taped with advanced acrylic ZIP System flashing tape for a strong sealed roof deck.

ZIP System building solutions, made by Huber Engineered Woods, transformed structural envelopes by introducing the first integrated sheathing system that eliminates the need for housewrap and felt in wall and roof assemblies, notes the manufacturer. The engineered-wood systems streamline installation with built-in, continuous air and water-resistive barriers. A line of integrated panels that also incorporate exterior insulation is available in varying R-values within the ZIP System family of sheathing and flashing products.

In 2019, the ZIP System line of sealing solutions was expanded and includes an enhancement to ZIP System straight flashing tapes to include three new sizes of ZIP System flashing tape and three new sizes of ZIP System stretch tape. The enhanced formula can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. ZIP System sealing solutions now include five ZIP System stretch tape options and five ZIP System™ flashing (straight) tapes.

The ZIP System flashing tape is now available in these sizes:

  • New – 3.75” x 30’ – A shorter roll for smaller projects
  • New – 9” x 50’ – Used for wider areas like thicker, insulated ZIP System R-sheathing outside corners
  • New – 12” x 50’ – A single-piece roof valley sealing solution
  • 90’ – Standard size for sealing panel seams, windows and doors
  • 6” x 75’ – Standard size for sealing panel seams, windows and doors

The ZIP System stretch tape is now available in sizes:

  • New – 3” x 20” – Ideal for pipe penetration
  • New – 6” x 20” – A shorter roll for smaller projects
  • New – 10” x 20’ – A shorter roll perfect for remodeling
  • 6” x 75’ – A favorite for window panes
  • 10” x 75’ – Ideal for thicker multifamily wall assemblies

ZIP System sealing solutions also include ZIP System liquid flash – a fluid-applied flashing alternative to ZIP System flashing and stretch tape. Liquid flash flows into hard-to-flash areas for an air- and water-tight seal.

The expanded line offers a new solution for builders looking for more flexibility and passed Huber Engineered Wood’s rigorous research and development process that brand users have come to know and expect.

According to the manufacturer, All ZIP System tapes are backed by 180-Day Exposure Guarantee and a 30-Year Limited Warranty, feature a split-liner for easy application on tapes 6 inches or wider and can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information, visit www.zipsystemsealingsolutions.com.

New Low-Rise Adhesive Offers Greater Elongation and Tensile Strength

Mule-Hide Products Co. introduces Helix Max Low-Rise Adhesive, a two-component, construction-grade polyurethane foam adhesive designed to bond approved roof insulations, thermal barriers, cover boards and fleece-back single-ply membranes (TPO, PVC and PVC KEE) to a wide variety of roofing substrates. It replaces Mule-Hide Helix Low-Rise Adhesive.

According to the manufacturer, Helix Max Low-Rise Adhesive delivers the quick, low-odor application and strong adhesion that have made Helix Low-Rise Adhesive a go-to choice for roofing contractors, while also offering greater elongation and tensile strength, the ability to be applied in colder temperatures, and the additional packaging option of convenient 5-gallon jug sets.

Like the original Helix, Helix Max is applied in a single step, saving crews time and hassle. Both parts of the adhesive are ready to use from the container and are applied simultaneously in a 1:1 ratio through a static mix tip. It eliminates the need for mechanical fasteners, maintaining a continuous vapor retarder, preventing thermal bridging and protecting the structural integrity of the roof deck.

Helix Max can be applied in colder temperatures, helping prevent weather-related delays. The substrate and ambient temperature must be above 25 degrees Fahrenheit when applying Helix Max, compared to 32 degrees with the original Helix.

According to the company, elongation of up to 150 percent and increased tensile strength ensure an exceptionally strong bond. Superior wind uplift resistance enables Helix Max to be used on taller buildings and in higher wind zones. The adhesive also is better able to withstand extreme temperatures.

Full-spray splatter application when installing fleece-back membranes provides superior hail resistance and improved energy efficiency. Puncture resistance is increased by 33 percent to 50 percent when full-spray splatter application is used. A continuous layer of Helix Max increases a roofing system’s R-value by 0.20 to 0.50 per layer.

The addition of 5-gallon jug sets provides a convenient packaging option for use with low-pressure spray equipment. Made of plastic, the jugs are easily moved around the jobsite and will not dent during transportation or if dropped. Handles on the jugs’ tops and sides make them easy to load onto dispensing equipment. The containers resist moisture, preventing contamination of the adhesive. 

Helix Max is low-odor and solvent-free and contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), making it crew-, building occupant- and environment-friendly.

In addition to the new 5-gallon jug sets, Helix Max is available in twin-pack cartridges, tanks, and 15- and 50-gallon drums.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Lead-Free Roof Flashing Membrane Designed for a Variety of Applications

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, offers a new innovative roof flashing membrane – GreenWeld PVB. GreenWeld PVB armored flashing system is a high-performance PolyVinyl Butyral (PVB) membrane enhanced with an aluminum scrim for superior flexibility, strength and weathering. The membrane is comprised of recycled PVB and can be used in residential and commercial roofing applications. Typical applications include flashing for pipe penetrations and support beams, water barrier for cavity walls, liner for valleys of shingle, tile and aluminum metal roofs, and through-wall flashings.

GreenWeld PVB is designed as a replacement for lead, sealant pockets or liquid flashing systems. The membrane offers the roofing contractor significant advantages. According to the manufacturer, it is easy to cut and use, heat-weldable, non-toxic, sustainable, flexible and lightweight, and comes with a 20-year warranty. Independent, third-party testing shows that GreenWeld has the same waterproofing properties of traditional lead used to seal roof penetrations.

GreenWeld PVB is available in roll widths of 10 inches, 20 inches and 39 inches by 19.5-foot-length rolls. Each roll is pre-packaged in a shrink sleeve for protection until use. Some applications require GreenWeld Adhesive/Sealant, which is also available from the company.

For more information including technical data, installation instructions or to request a free product sample, visit www.mfmbp.com.

One-Component Liquid-Applied Flashing Requires No Primer or Mixing

CertainTeed introduces SmartFlashONE, a one-component, UV-stable, fluid-applied resin for steep and low-sloped roof flashing details and repairs. SmartFlash ONE offers roofing contractors an economical and convenient waterproofing solution in a ready-to-use, re-sealable can that requires no measuring or mixing to activate.

According to Abby Feinstein, commercial roofing product manager for CertainTeed, the ability for SmartFlash ONE to be applied without a primer and resealed for future use gives contractors an edge in terms of time, cost and ease of installation. “SmartFlash ONE delivers one-part labor efficiency with two-part performance,” said Feinstein. “With no primer or component mixing, contractors can work quickly without fear of the product setting up too fast or going to waste. And CertainTeed is so confident in the stress resilience and UV stability of the formula that we’re supporting the product with up to 20 years of warranty coverage, which is in line with the coverage afforded to two-part solutions.”

SmartFlash ONE resin is available in a 5-gallon pail (125-square-foot coverage) or a 1-gallon pail (25-square-foot coverage). The 1-gallon pail is available à la carte or as part of a Flash Pack which includes resin, fleece and application accessories. 

For more information, visit www.certainteed.com/commercial-roofing.