Adhere Insulation Boards and More in Low Temperatures

DUOTACK 365 is a low-rise, two-part polyurethane adhesive for adhering insulation boards, cover boards and thermal barriers.

DUOTACK 365 is a low-rise, two-part polyurethane adhesive for adhering insulation boards, cover boards and thermal barriers.

SOPREMA Inc. has launched DUOTACK 365, a low-rise, two-part polyurethane adhesive for adhering insulation boards, cover boards and thermal barriers. DUOTACK 365, a new higher-performing formulation of standard DUOTACK, will be universally accepted for use anywhere the standard DUOTACK was used. DUOTACK 365 features very low application temperature and meets FM, UL and FBC regulations. The product cures in minutes, contains no VOCs and comes in an easily identifiable gray color. DUOTACK 365 is available in two-part cartridges, 10-gallon cubitainer sets and 50-gallon drums.

Butyl Seals Without Hardening

The #8660 single-component non-skinning butyl provides adhesion and a permanent seal where a non-hardening weather seal is desired.

The #8660 single-component non-skinning butyl provides adhesion and a permanent seal where a non-hardening weather seal is desired.

Lucas has added #8660 single-component non-skinning butyl to its product line. The #8660 provides adhesion and a permanent seal between concealed end-laps, metal roof panels, standing-seam roof panels, ridge cap, wall panels and other applications where a non-hardening weather seal is desired. This product is a suitable material for OEM and shop assembled metal details. The #8660 comes in a neutral color, guns easily in cold or hot weather, and is packaged 12 per case.

Modified Bitumen Membranes Adhere to a Variety of Substrates

SA-APP KoolCap and SA-APP KoolCap FR modified bitumen roofing membranes adhere to a variety of roofing substrates.

SA-APP KoolCap and SA-APP KoolCap FR modified bitumen roofing membranes adhere to a variety of roofing substrates.

Mule-Hide Products Co. has made available SA-APP KoolCap and SA-APP KoolCap FR modified bitumen roofing membranes, which adhere to a variety of roofing substrates. The products deliver the safety and ease of self-adhering application, long-term performance and durability, as well as the benefits of a cool roof. Complementing the membranes is the new SA-APP KoolCap Touch-Up Kit for treating lap areas, details and repairs. The granular-surfaced cap sheets are manufactured using a patented dual-compound technology in which a true APP polymer modified asphalt compound is applied to the top, weathering side and a proprietary adhesive formulation is applied to the bottom surface.

Patented Material Protects Buildings, Roofs Against Rain, Wind

Patented material, Stormseal, protects buildings and roofs from wind and rain.

Patented material, Stormseal, protects buildings and roofs from wind and rain.

After devastating storms hit the Dandenongs, Victoria, in October more severe weather followed, but 90 homes initially affected were protected from further damage by Stormseal, a patented material, designed to heat-seal buildings and roofs against wind and rain when damaged by storms or left open during construction.  But more accredited fitters need training.

Nick Hatch, Director of Insurance Roofing Services – which looks after securing damaged homes following storms, says after more bad weather hit they received no calls to resecure covers from homes fitted with Stormseal.

Stormseal inventor and managing director, Matthew Lennox, says the company is working with Pinnacle Safety and Training and offering Stormseal national accredited training programs to tradespeople while Australian insurance companies are hopeful more tradesman will be trained sooner rather than later.

The idea for Stormseal came to managing director Matthew 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 damages claims multiply due to failing tarpaulins. He also presented his invention on the “ABC’s New Inventors” show and it took off from there.

Roofing Adhesive Features One-Step Application Process

Helix Low-Rise Adhesive is ready to use from the container, no mixing required.

Helix Low-Rise Adhesive is ready to use from the container, no mixing required.

With a one-step application process, Helix Low-Rise Adhesive from Mule-Hide Products Co. provides adhesion of approved roof insulations, thermal barriers, cover boards and fleece-backed single-ply membranes to a variety of roofing substrates.
 
The polyurethane foam is applied in a single step. Both parts of the adhesive are ready to use from the container – no mixing required – and are applied simultaneously in a 1:1 ratio through a static mix tip. It is applied in continuous ribbons or beads spaced 4, 6 or 12 inches apart, depending on the project and code requirements. There is no overspray, and it cures in minutes.
 
Helix Low-Rise Adhesive contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). 
 
It does not require mechanical fasteners, maintaining a puncture-free vapor retarder, preventing thermal bridging and protecting the structural integrity of the roof deck.
 
The bond created by Helix Low-Rise Adhesive provides wind uplift resistance, allowing it to be used on buildings in higher wind zones. In addition, it provides hail resistance when used as an adhesive for fleece-backed membranes.
 
Helix Low-Rise Adhesive comes in cartridge twin-pack tubes or two-tank sets. Both include one container of each of the adhesive’s two components – Part A and Part B. Cartridge twin-packs cover approximately 200-600 square feet of roof and tank sets cover approximately 1,000-3,000 square feet of roof, depending on bead spacing.
 
The cartridges fit most dispensing guns currently available on the market. Tank sets come with a Helix Gun Assembly (25-foot dual-hose with attached spray gun), petroleum packet, wrench, and 10 Tank Static Mix Tips. Contractors need not purchase specialty pumps or spray rigs. No external power source is required to run application equipment.

Silicone Roof Patch Repairs Roof Leaks With One-Step Application

GacoPatch creates a seal within 30 minutes of application.

GacoPatch creates a seal within 30 minutes of application.

Gaco Western has developed GacoPatch, a fiber reinforced silicone roof patch designed for repairing roof leaks in a one-step application. Primers, seam tapes and top coats are not required.

A waterproof seal is created within 30 minutes of applying GacoPatch, protecting roofs from leaks. GacoPatch is suitable as a standalone roof patch and will not degrade under UV, temperature extremes or ponded water. The 2.5-gallon wide top pail makes GacoPatch application easy to do with a trowel or a brush.
 
GacoPatch comes with a 25-year limited material warranty.
 
GacoPatch is available through your local Gaco dealer. MSRP is $98.97. Visit here to find product locally.

Desert Quartz Color Added to Line of Vinyl Membranes

Duradek desert quartz colour has been added to the Legacy line of vinyl membranes.

Duradek desert quartz color has been added to the Legacy line of vinyl membranes.

Duradek has announced the release of desert quartz- a fourth color in the Legacy line of 60 millimeter vinyl membranes that emulates the look of natural surfaces with the durability of waterproof vinyl. Its lighter base offers reflective qualities while a speckle pattern adds depth and style; as well as a background that camouflages light organic sediment that can accumulate on an exposed deck surface.

The Legacy line was launched with these 3 naturally inspired options:

  • Pebble Beach brings an aggregate pebble appearance to outdoor spaces in a one-step application.
  • Barnwood’s wood grain appearance is resistant to the elements.
  • Driftwood’s sun-aged faux wood look will keep your deck protected without ongoing maintenance.

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.