Spray Polyurethane Foam Locks a Roof into Place

Lapolla Industries Inc. has made available FOAM-LOK 2800-4G Spray Polyurethane Foam for roofing.

Lapolla Industries Inc. has made available FOAM-LOK 2800-4G Spray Polyurethane Foam for roofing.

Lapolla Industries Inc. has made available FOAM-LOK 2800-4G Spray Polyurethane Foam for roofing. The fourth-generation SPF eliminates ozone depletion potential and reduces global warming potential. The rigid, closed-cell SPF may be applied over most new or retrofit roofing substrates. FOAM-LOK locks every portion of the roof into place, creating a monolithic membrane and eliminating the need for mechanical fasteners. The product seals the envelope, which minimizes the escape of conditioned air and dramatically reduces the structure’s energy consumption for heating and cooling, in turn reducing energy costs over the life of the roof. The low-maintenance material also resists wind uplift and acts as a waterproofing solution.

Patented Invention is Designed to Seal Damaged Buildings and Roofs

Australian invention Stormseal super seals buildings and roofs damaged by storms or left open during construction.

Australian invention Stormseal seals buildings and roofs damaged by storms or left open during construction.

Stormseal is a patented invention designed to seal buildings and roofs damaged by storms or left open during construction. Stormseal will aid weather victims, their insurers and builders, thanks to a $452,162 federal government commercialization grant.

Stormseal’s Founder and Managing Director Matthew Lennox said the funding would allow his company to fully commercialize the product. Stormseal is a patented polyethylene film that heat shrinks to cover damaged roofs or walls, providing weather protection.

The idea for Stormseal came to Mr. Lennox when he was overseeing repairs and reconstruction on behalf of several insurance companies following storm episodes and during continual wet and windy conditions where he saw the damage claims multiply fourfold due to failing tarpaulins.

Tests have found Stormseal to be easier to install than a tarpaulin and can be cut and tailored at the worksite. It is currently available for use with training needed for installation. The federal government commercialization grant will allow increased production to meet demand.

Two patents have been granted for Stormseal film and the application method together with trademarks.

The funding was announced by the Mr. Wyatt Roy, assistant minister for innovation, Department of Industry, Innovation and Science under the Federal Government’s Entrepreneurs’ Program.

Seal and Flag Breaches During Inspection

Jandrex LLC has released its Mini Breach X, which temporarily seals roof membrane punctures, rips and tears, and other breaches found during inspections, maintenance work and new roof installs.

Jandrex LLC has released its Mini Breach X, which temporarily seals roof membrane punctures, rips and tears, and other breaches found during inspections, maintenance work and new roof installs.

Jandrex LLC has released its Mini Breach X, which temporarily seals roof membrane punctures, rips and tears, and other breaches found during inspections, maintenance work and new roof installs. The product also flags these breaches for easy discovery by post-inspection repair workers. The typical “flagging” technique is to place a circle around each breach with a pen or permanent marker, and, in some cases, plot each breach on a roof-plan or drawing. This practice is time-consuming and sometimes difficult for repair workers to find. In addition, it could be weeks before a post-inspection repair worker appears onsite to fix breaches. The Mini Breach X was designed to solve these flaws by sealing and flagging a breach with one system.

Seal Gutters at Extreme Temperatures

Novagard Solutions has made available its Novaflex Gutter Sealant, which is designed for gutter applications, downspouts, soffits and other metal surfaces.

Novagard Solutions’ Novaflex Gutter Sealant.

Novagard Solutions has made available its Novaflex Gutter Sealant, which is designed for gutter applications, downspouts, soffits and other metal surfaces. It is suited for metal to metal and metal to plastic adhesion and provides a permanent seal for installing or repairing rain-carrying systems. The product, which has an 18-month shelf life, is UV resistant and does not shrink or crack. Novaflex Gutter Sealant, which can be extruded in extreme temperatures, ranging from -20 to 120 F, is available as a paste in white, gray and translucent and as a self-leveling, flowable product in gray.

Silicone Roof Coating Fixes Roof Leaks

Gaco Western's GacoElastomeric Silicone Roof Coating

Gaco Western’s GacoElastomeric Silicone Roof Coating

Gaco Western‘s GacoElastomeric Silicone Roof Coating offers customers a better choice for fixing roof leaks. Because acrylic elastomerics have issues with ponded water and UV degradation, they do not provide a lasting solution.

Not only does GacoElastomeric withstand ponded water, it remains flexible over time whereas acrylics become hard and brittle. It has higher solids than acrylics so more coating stays on the roof to provide better coverage and because of the unique chemistry it can be rained on after just two hours and won’t wash off the roof.

Apply Adhesives with Ergonomically Designed Cart

OMG Roofing Products has introduced the PaceCart 3, a robust application system for applying OlyBond500 Adhesives packaged with patented Bag-in-Box technology.

OMG Roofing Products has introduced the PaceCart 3, a robust application system for applying OlyBond500 Adhesives packaged with patented Bag-in-Box technology.

OMG Roofing Products has introduced the PaceCart 3, a robust application system for applying OlyBond500 Adhesives packaged with patented Bag-in-Box technology. The PaceCart 3 includes an ergonomically designed, easy-to-use dispensing manifold for applying two-part low-rise adhesives. The manifold does not require greasing, so it simplifies start-up and shut-down procedures. PaceCart 3 also features two pumps designed for use with high-viscosity liquids. A color-coded adhesive tray helps prevent cross contamination of Part 1 and Part 2 adhesive components, and an easy-to-read voltage meter helps identify power input. PaceCart 3 has been outfitted with a shelf designed to hold a portable generator for improved mobility on large projects (generator not included).

Waterproofing System Provides a Sustainable, Durable Product

SOPREMA Inc. has developed MAMMOUTH Neo.

SOPREMA Inc. has developed MAMMOUTH Neo.

SOPREMA Inc. has developed MAMMOUTH Neo, an eco-friendly, high-performing waterproofing system developed with new technology to provide a sustainable, durable product with increased longevity and UV stability.

MAMMOUTH Neo is comprised of an innovative and environmentally friendly elastomer made from organically sourced raw materials derived from 75 percent canola oil, using 30 percent less non-renewable fossil resources than traditional membranes. This high-quality composition allows the system to withstand the weathering elements longer, slowing down the aging process and contributing to a healthier building environment.

MAMMOUTH Neo system consists of two ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight and easy-to-install layers, reducing time and strain spent on the job. The system contains MAMMOUTH Neo Base SI, a self-adhered first layer and MAMMOUTH Neo Cap, a self-protected second layer, to provide the assurance and durability of a redundant system.

MAMMOUTH Neo is designed for new construction and renovation projects. MAMMOUTH Neo can be applied to concrete, wood or steel substrates. Tensile and wind resistance tests conducted on MAMMOUTH Neo resulted in a maximum permissible depression value equal to 4,989 Pascals (Pa).

Caulk Guns Designed to Withstand Abuse

RM Lucas has partnered with Albion Engineering, a dispensing solutions manufacturer, to introduce three caulk guns for professional contractors: Lucas B-12 professional caulk gun, Lucas B-12Q quart caulk gun and Lucas B-26 cold-weather caulk gun.

RM Lucas has partnered with Albion Engineering, a dispensing solutions manufacturer, to introduce three caulk guns for professional contractors: Lucas B-12 professional caulk gun, Lucas B-12Q quart caulk gun and Lucas B-26 cold-weather caulk gun.

RM Lucas has partnered with Albion Engineering, a dispensing solutions manufacturer, to introduce three caulk guns for professional contractors: Lucas B-12 professional caulk gun, Lucas B-12Q quart caulk gun and Lucas B-26 cold-weather caulk gun. Each features steel-frame construction and an ergonomic handle to reduce fatigue and increase production. The guns’ slotted frames are designed for easy loading and unloading. The caulk guns are designed to last under tough daily use on commercial job sites.

Products Designed for Buildings with Sensitive Occupants

Viridian Systems has developed a variety of low-odor, solvent-free products for specialty roofing markets, such as schools, nursing homes, food producers and hospitals.

Viridian Systems has developed a variety of low-odor, solvent-free products for specialty roofing markets, such as schools, nursing homes, food producers and hospitals.

Viridian Systems has developed a variety of low-odor, solvent-free products for specialty roofing markets, such as schools, nursing homes, food producers and hospitals. The products include modified bitumen membranes in solvent-free adhesive, single-ply membranes in water-based adhesive and built-up roofing with solvent-free adhesive. The systems are VOC-compliant and cold-applied and offer wind-uplift resistance that is FM and UL tested.

Sealant Is Elastomer-based

Lucas #5400 is a high-performance, thermoplastic elastomer-based roofing sealant.

Lucas #5400 is a high-performance, thermoplastic elastomer-based roofing sealant.

Lucas #5400 is a high-performance, thermoplastic elastomer-based roofing sealant. The multipurpose sealant adheres to most surfaces, including asphalt, shingles, modified bitumen, metal, Kynar, wood, concrete, tile, masonry and others. It is available in three grades: brush grade, trowel grade and caulk grade. Lucas #5400 is manufactured from UV-stable SEBS thermoplastic elastomers while the asphalt portion of the formula adheres to asphaltic materials and other surfaces. The product will not crack or harden over time and is easy to apply even in cold weather.