Roof Hatch Is Designed to Provide Energy Efficiency

The Bilco Co. has introduced a thermally broken roof hatch.

The Bilco Co. has introduced a thermally broken roof hatch.

The Bilco Co. has introduces a thermally broken roof hatch, an addition to its line of commercial specialty access products. This new product features a thermally broken frame and cover design to minimize heat transfer and the effects of condensation and to provide energy efficiency.

As a basic premise to energy loss, heat by nature wants to flow to a cooler space. During summer months, heat from the extremely hot roof exterior wants to radiate through the roof hatch into the cooler building interior. While standard roof-hatch insulation helps to reduce this heat gain, the metal construction of the roof hatch itself facilitates this temperature transfer, which can lead to increased utility costs and condensation issues on the underside of the roof hatch. In winter or colder months, this same energy transfer principle results in heat loss from inside the building and increased energy expenses, as well.

Bilco¹s new thermally broken roof hatch is designed with an element of low conductivity integrated between interior and exterior surfaces of the cover and frame to reduce temperature transfer. As an added benefit, these same thermally broken components dampen vibration for improved acoustic performance against outside noise. The product also features 3 square feet of polyisocyanurate insulation with an R-value of 18 in both the cover and curb for superior energy performance and a special cover gasket to minimize air leakage.

Thermally broken roof hatches are constructed of aluminum to attain high levels in recycled content and solar reflective index. The product will be offered in a number of standard single-leaf sizes and custom sizes can be specified. As with all Bilco’s roof hatches, the product features counter-balanced lift assistance for easy one-hand operation, an automatic hold-open arm, a heavy-duty slam latch with interior and exterior padlock hasps, and the innovative Bil-Clip flashing system for quick and easy installation on single-ply roofs.

Thermal Spacers Create Continuous Insulation for Metal Buildings

SNS Thermal Spacers from Sealed “N” Safe are a cost-effective and easy-to-implement thermal bridge system between the outer shell and the inner frames of a metal building.

SNS Thermal Spacers from Sealed “N” Safe are a cost-effective and easy-to-implement thermal bridge system between the outer shell and the inner frames of a metal building.

SNS Thermal Spacers from Sealed “N” Safe are a cost-effective and easy-to-implement thermal bridge system between the outer shell and the inner frames of a metal building. Because the SNS Thermal Spacers reduce HVAC operating costs by as much as half or more, the return on investment is between 12 and 18 months. SNS Thermal Spacers are proven safe and effective, tested per AISI, ASTM, ICC and U.S. Energy Codes and structurally sound and watertight. The company provides solutions for architectural panels, standing seam panels, through-fastened panels, wall panels and complete building envelope systems.

Fill Space Between Purlins with Fiberglass

Energy Saver FP system from Silvercote

Energy Saver FP system from Silvercote

The Energy Saver FP system from Silvercote consists of a network of straps (white painted galvanealed banding), bright white support fabric and fiberglass blanket insulation. Each piece of the support fabric is custom-made to fit a specific location in or on a building. The fabric is fastened to the underside of the roof framing and is supported by the banding. Fiberglass insulation then is installed above the fabric in varying thicknesses to attain desired insulating values. The triple layer system is a suitable way to fill the additional space from larger purlins or can be used with standing-seam clips as supplied by some building manufacturers.

Insulation Tape Line Can Be Customized for Specific Applications

ECHOtape introduces new tapes to its Insulation Tape Line.

ECHOtape introduces new tapes to its Insulation Tape Line.

ECHOtape, a pressure sensitive tape supplier, introduced new tapes to its already impressive Insulation Tape Line. The Polypropylene Facing Tapes and All Temperature ASJ Facing Tapes showcase the company’s continued commitment to the building and construction sectors.

Introduced earlier this year, ECHOtape’s Insulation Tape Line initially featured four new products for residential and commercial contractors. These include an All Purpose Aluminum Foil Tape, an All Purpose White Aluminum Foil Tape, an All Temperature FSK Insulation Tape, and a Cold Weather Double Coated Polyester Tape to be used in the mechanical insulation industry, as well as with reflective insulation systems. The line expands to include Polypropylene Facing Tapes and All Temperature ASJ Facing Tape.

The Polypropylene Facing Tapes from ECHOtape are used with Lamtec faced insulation. Three products are being launched that include facing tapes used to join and seal WMP-VR, WMP-VR-R Plus and WMP-10 faced insulation. Every product is coated with a high performance cold weather acrylic adhesive and designed for tear resistant sealing. All of ECHOtape’s Polypropylene Facing Tapes are made with release liners that are easily removed and provide efficient on-site applications, are available in a number of sizes, and can be customized for a specific application.

ECHOtape’s All Temperature ASJ Facing Tape is made for use as a closure system for All Service Jacketing (ASJ) faced fiberglass duct board and pipe insulation. The All Temperature ASJ Facing Tape is also coated with ECHOtape’s high performance cold weather acrylic adhesive. Like the rest of the Insulation Tape Line, the All Temperature ASJ Facing Tape is made with release liners that are easily removed to provide efficient on-site applications. They are also available in a number of sizes and can be customized for specific applications.

Both the Polypropylene and All Temperature ASJ Facing Tapes will initially be available through Service Partners, one of the largest distributors of insulation products in the United States.

Fire Resistance Is Built into Polyiso’s Polymer

ENRGY 3.E from Johns Manville

ENRGY 3.E from Johns Manville

ENRGY 3.E from Johns Manville is the next generation of polyisocyanurate roof-board insulation whereby the fire resistance has been engineered into the polymer backbone without the need for added halogenated flame retardants. Unlike conventional halogenated flame retardants that are free un-bonded plasticizers mixed with the foam, the reactive polymer modifier used to produce ENRGY 3.E is a non-halogenated organo-phosphorus monomer that chemically reacts and bonds directly to the polymer network. This results in the polyiso performance attributes of the existing ENRGY 3 while being inherently fire-resistant and meeting all current fire codes.

Insulation Offers Acoustic Properties

ROXUL TOPROCK DD Plus

ROXUL TOPROCK DD Plus

Designed for commercial and industrial roof insulation applications, ROXUL TOPROCK DD Plus is a dual-density mineral wool board insulation with a rigid upper layer for durability and enhanced strength. The product, which is suitable for new construction and reroofing applications, is impregnated with a bitumen layer compatible with torch- or mop-applied membrane. The dimensionally stable insulation is non-combustible, will not warp or cup, features high impact resistance and low moisture absorption, offers acoustic properties, and is made of natural and recycled materials.

Spray Foam Features Blowing Agent with Global-warming Potential of 1

Honeywell’s spray foam roofing system formulated with Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent

Honeywell’s spray foam roofing system formulated with Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent

Honeywell’s spray foam roofing system formulated with Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent has received a severe hail rating from FM Global. The roofing system, which was developed by West Development Group, may reduce insurance premiums for building owners. Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent is a next-generation blowing agent with a global-warming potential of 1. It is nonflammable, has received EPA approval under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program and is not a volatile organic compound.

Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent

Honeywell's Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent in a spray foam roofing systemHoneywell’s spray foam roofing system formulated with Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent has received a severe hail rating from FM Global. The roofing system, which was developed by West Development Group, may reduce insurance premiums for building owners. Solstice Liquid Blowing Agent is a next-generation blowing agent with a global-warming potential of 1. It is nonflammable, has received EPA approval under the Significant New Alternatives Policy Program and is not a volatile organic compound.

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