Fully Adhered EPDM System Designed for Easy Installation

Firestone Building Products, LLC, through its GenFlex brand, offers GenFlex S2S EPDM SA, a fully-adhered EPDM system designed for quick and easy installation. Using Firestone Building Products’ patented Secure Bond technology across the whole membrane surface, the new solution allows for fast, easy installation without the need for sprayers, seam tape or adhesive, getting contractors on and off the roof faster. Offering superior adhesion coverage, GenFlex S2S EPDM SA can be applied in temperatures as low as 20 degrees Fahrenheit. With zero volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and zero odor, it is ideal for customers installing the product on occupied buildings.

For more information, visit www.GenFlex.com.

New PVC Single-Ply Systems

Firestone Building Products, LLC (FSBP) announces the addition of a new category, Firestone PVC, to the Firestone brand. Firestone PVC single-ply systems provide durable, long-term commercial roofing solutions ideal for a variety of low-slope building types, including those often found on restaurants, airports and other commercial facilities. Highly resistant to impact, puncture, chemicals, grease and fire, Firestone’s PVC systems produce exceptional performance in harsh environments. With highly reflective roofing membranes and UV inhibitors, it is a cool roof solution designed to help mitigate heat transfer, drive energy savings and support sustainability priorities.

For more information, visit www.firestonebpco.com

PVC and KEE Membranes With Protective Film

Carlisle SynTec Systems introduces Sure-Flex PVC and KEE HP membranes with APEEL Protective Film. APEEL guards the membrane’s surface from scuffs and dirt accumulation during installation, eliminating the need to clean the roof upon project completion. 

Patented Sure-Flex PVC and KEE HP membranes with APEEL Protective Film are ideal for re-roofing, re-cover, and new construction projects; and can be used on the whole roof or only in areas that are subject to heavy soiling, such as loading areas. 

Durable, recyclable, and easy to remove, APEEL Protective Film helps to save time and labor, improves aesthetics and long-term reflectivity, and increases customer satisfaction, according to the company. The film is designed to withstand the most intense heat and UV exposure for up to 90 days and its gray color reduces glare, helps any accumulated moisture to dry more quickly, and warms the membrane. 

For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.

Low-Temperature SBS Membranes Designed to Extend Roofing Season

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., announces Elastoflex SA V Polar Base and Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap. Optimized for performance in colder conditions, these resilient roofing membranes save on labor and provide the opportunity to extend roofing season.

Elastoflex SA V Polar Base and Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap allow for roof system installation in temperatures that are between 25°F – 60°F (4°C – 16°C). Designed for long-term performance, Elastoflex SA V Polar Base is fiberglass-reinforced for excellent dimensional stability. Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap has a UV-stabilized granule surface and is polyester-reinforced for exceptional puncture and tear resistance.

“It’s the perfect product to extend your roofing season by several weeks and continue generating revenue” said Polyglass Regional Sales Leader Art Jones.

According to the company, these premium membranes are manufactured with ADESO Dual-Compound Self-Adhered Technology, and they provide a cleaner installation, improve application speed, and eliminate the need for torches. Both base and cap sheets use an SBS (elastomeric) formulation on the top weathering side of the reinforcement and an aggressive self-adhesive formulation on the bottom side. 

The products have unique qualities that improve efficiency and performance, states the manufacturer. Elastoflex SA V Polar Base is finished with laylines for ease of application. Elastoflex SA P Polar Cap features patent pending SEALLap Ultra and patented FASTLap for immediate and more effective bonding of side and end lap seams, saving time and labor costs.

For more information please visit https://polyglass.us/extendyourroofingseason/.

Custom Single-Ply Accessories

New custom single-ply accessories from Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. make it easy for contractors to deliver professional-looking TPO and PVC roofing systems when the aesthetic of the roof is key and accessories in standard sizes and configurations will not work.

The new program is an extension of the company’s existing collection of prefabricated accessories. Designed for use on unusually sized or shaped roof protrusions that will not accommodate standard accessories, the custom accessories provide a neater, more polished appearance than is possible with field wrapping. 

Seven types of accessories are available – round boots (split and closed), square tube wraps (split and closed), conical boots (split and closed), scuppers (throughwall and overflow), curbs, breather vents (one-way and two-way), and sub base and boot assemblies. 

Accessories for TPO roofing systems are available in White, Tan, Gray and the five TPO Colorway colors – Patina Green, Medium Bronze, Rock Brown, Slate Gray and Terra Cotta. Accessories for PVC roofing systems are available in White, Tan and Gray.

To request a quote, contractors can complete an easy-to-use order form, specifying the roofing system type, the accessory dimensions needed, and the color desired. A grid section allows contractors to sketch protrusions to provide additional details. Completed accessories are typically shipped within three days of order placement.

Breather vents, sub base and boot assemblies, and custom-drawn accessories are not approved for use in projects seeking a Mule-Hide system warranty. 

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

PVC Spray Contact Adhesive

ICP Building Solutions Group launches Polyset PVC Spray Contact Adhesive, designed as a portable, self-containing, single component solution with speed and simplicity in mind. Engineered to adhere most PVC membranes to most vertical walls and substrates for commercial low slope roofing applications, Polyset PVC Spray Contact Adhesive delivers high adhesive output with a fast setup time, helping commercial roofing professionals reduce labor time and complete jobs faster.

“We are always working to develop new solutions that help our customers work faster and smarter,” said David Spaulding, Director of Sales, Low Slope Roofing Products at ICP Building Solutions Group. “With the new Polyset PVC Spray Contact Adhesive, we’re confident we’ve done just that, with a quick setup process and a simplified application that helps professionals complete quality jobs more efficiently.”

Additional benefits include:

  • Can be applied in temperatures as low as 25°F (-4°C) and higher.
  • No power required, allowing for easy transportation.
  • Zero VOC spray contact adhesive.
  • Reusable spray gun and hose (sold separately).
  • Excellent resistanceagainstweather, water, fuel, oil, and many other plasticizers.
  • Low cost per applied square foot of application.
  • Up to 1,000 square feet total bonded adhesive coverage.

Like all Polyset products, the new PVC Spray Contact Adhesive is backed by The Polyset Promise to always deliver best-in-class training and field support. Customers can take advantage of training opportunities either in a classroom or on the roof, led by highly experienced instructors, or Masterworks applicator training for hands-on training to help ensure projects meet code compliance. 

For more information, visit www.icpgroup.com.

Self-Adhered Roof Underlayment Designed for High-Temperature Applications

Polyglass U.S.A. Inc. introduces Polystick P, an advanced self-adhered roof underlayment specifically designed for metal roofs and other high-temperature applications. Made from elastomeric modified asphalt, Polystick P can withstand temperatures up to 250 degrees Fahrenheit. It features a high tensile strength top surface containing a proprietary skid-resistant pattern for sure footing. The bottom surface consists of a high-temperature compound that is self-adhered for quick, accurate application. 

According to the company when properly installed Polystick P creates a watertight seam thanks to a rubberized asphalt bleed-out along the edge, creating effective waterproofing against the elements. Each roll comes protected by siliconized split-release paper providing easy self-adhered installation, and the self-adhered compound easily forms a seal around nails. And because the underlayment is rated for exposure up to 180 days, contractors can use it confidently on works in progress.

Specially designed for high-temperature applications, Polystick P is an ideal underlayment for metal roofs like steel and copper, as well as mechanically attached roof tiles and other roof coverings. It easily attaches to skylights, valleys and other flashing areas. It is desinged for use as its own underlayment or as part of a multiply underlayment system. 

“The versatility of Polystick P for both residential and commercial applications is outstanding,“ said Tino De La Rosa, Pacific Northwest Regional Sales Manager for Polyglass.

For more information, visit https://polyglass.us

Paver Product Allows Integrated Guardrails on Rooftops

Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) offers Superpaver, a code-compliant paver product offering a unique non-penetration installation of safety guardrails on rooftop areas of commercial and mixed-use buildings. Superpaver allows a protective guardrail to attach directly to the roof deck paver system, avoiding penetrations that can cause roof leaks and costly litigation. According to the manufacturer, the product allows for the integration of guardrails directly into load-bearing pavers versus traditional installation around the perimeter of a roof area, attached to pedestals.

Superpaver is installed like other paver products and are available in a variety of colors to match other paver products on any project. According to the company, each Superpaver is supported by the existing pedestal system and meets all IBC requirement for load and safety while allowing for more usable square footage on rooftop designs.

For more information, visit www.theljc.com.

Larger Base for Rooftop Support System

Green Link has engineered a new KnuckleHead 12-inch base — Big Base — designed to enhance the stability of larger rooftop-installed equipment. As with the standard universal base, the big base can be loose laid or attached. The new design features the standard universal KnuckleHead base in the center of a larger polyurethane base featuring a 12-inch diameter and 113.1 square inches of surface area. The standard universal base features a 7-inch diameter and 38.5 square inches of surface area. 

“As a loose-laid element, the Big Base brings increased stability and load capacity especially applicable to conditions involving high winds, seismic events, or installations that involve higher elevations from the roof surface that raise the center of gravity,” said Dan Olinger, Green Link President. 

Four holes at the center of the universal base extend through the larger polymeric base allowing for attachment to the roof. According to the company, attachment involving the big base results in an extremely secure installation because it combines the benefits of a larger footprint with the additional security of four screws secured in the roof deck. Green Link Adhesive/ Sealant adheres to the new big base for further strengthening and sealing the installation.

For more information, visit https://greenlinkengineering.com.

New 5-Inch and 6-Inch Roof Drains

OMG Roofing Products has expanded its popular line of OMG SpeedTite Roof Drains to include 5- and 6-inch sizes. With these additions to the existing line of 3- and 4-inch drains, the company now offers a full-range of SpeedTite Drains to accommodate most roofing applications. 

According to the manufacturer, SpeedTite Roof Drains are “drop-in-ready” from the box and can be installed in seconds, making them some of the fastest installed roof drains for new or retrofit roofing applications.

Contractors simply insert the drain stem into the existing drain leader and hand-tighten the wing-nut on top of the integrated vortex breaker 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 significantly faster than re-working a drain, which can take up to two hours of time.

 SpeedTite drains feature OMG’s exclusive and revolutionary built in vortex breaker technology that gets water off the roof faster than many traditional roof drains,” said Dan Genovese, product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “Plus, SpeedTite Drains can be installed in minutes without any special tools, helping contractors save time and labor. It’s a win-win for roofing contractors and building owners alike.”

According to the company, SpeedTite Drains are installed from the rooftop so the installation process will not disrupt building occupants. The one-piece seamless body and heavy duty cast aluminum strainer dome and clamping ring provides strength and durability for long-term performance. Additionally, the 10-inch long drain stem accommodates most existing conditions however it can be shortened in the field to accommodate elbows or bends in the drain leader. An extra-large flange allows positive attachment of roof flashing membrane, and flanges are also available with TPO or PVC coatings for directly attaching the flashing membrane.

For more information, visit www.OMGSpeedTite.com