Custom-Cut Single-Ply Roofing Membrane

Duro-Last, Inc. introduces Duro-Last X, a custom-cut roll good membrane solution. Manufactured with the same formulation as Duro-Last PVC membrane, Duro-Last X is available in 10-foot-wide rolls that can be custom-cut up to 200 feet in length. This customization provides contractors with enhanced efficiency on roll good installations, dramatically reducing T-Patches, end rolls, and scrap.

The Duro-Last X membrane is ideal for contractors seeking the convenience of roll good solutions coupled with the customization of custom-cut lengths. Available in 50 mil, 60 mil, and 80 mil thickness, Duro-Last X features a smooth matte finish and is also available in standard roll lengths. Additionally, Duro-Last X is compatible with Duro-Last’s complete line of custom-fabricated accessories and qualifies for the Duro-Last supreme warranties, which offer coverage for consequential damages on commercial installations.

“Duro-Last is proud to be a leader in custom solutions for the commercial roofing industry and we are excited to continue expanding our catalog of products to meet the industry’s evolving needs,” said Steve Ruth, Vice President of Sales Operations at Duro-Last. “The Duro-Last X membrane was designed specifically for contractors that prefer working with roll goods, yet also enjoy the efficiencies provided with custom solutions. With the custom-cut capabilities of Duro-Last X, contractors can order membrane rolls to their exact length specifications and dramatically decrease many of the inefficiencies that are common with standard roll goods. At Duro-Last, we’re proud to carry on our founder John R. Burt’s legacy of innovation with this next chapter in custom roofing solutions, and we’re eager to see the impact that it continues to make on the industry.”


For more information, visit www.duro-last.com

Premium Coverboard For FM Global’s Very Severe Hail Standard

Georgia-Pacific launches DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board, the first high-performance gypsum roof coverboard designed to help prepare commercial rooftops to hold tough under the dangers of impact and puncture caused by very severe hail conditions. The product, which is classified for use in approved assemblies meeting FM Global’s Very Severe Hail Standard set in 2019, is available nationwide. 

“DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board is the premium choice in our product portfolio and the latest advancement in roof assembly preservation from Georgia-Pacific,” said Mikael Kuronon, director of product management, roofs, at Georgia-Pacific Building Products. “If your building is in a very severe hail zone or is frequently confronted by the intense moisture of hurricanes, you need a roof board that stands up to attack. This new option is classified for use in approved assemblies meeting the FM Global Standard for withstanding very severe hail, making it a stronger, more durable, premium roof board. DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board is your roof risk mitigator.”

Over the past eight decades, multiple factors have combined to raise the risk of experiencing a severe storm. More people and property are in the path of severe weather than ever before, with an estimated 75 percent of American cities experiencing a hail storm annually. Since 1960, there has been a 400 percent increase in weather-related disaster losses. 

Through the benefits integration of DensDecK Prime with EONIC Technology and innovative product development, the use of DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board helps enable structures to meet the FM Global Very Severe Hail Standard while simultaneously enhancing assembly protection. (See release notes for additional information.) DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board is the market standard for ultimate hail defense, the preeminent choice against impact resistance and increased moisture resistance. 

“The unique combination of the GP legacy, plus the FM Global classification for Very Severe Hail, plus the extensive use applications combine to create a unique, premium, product choice,” continued Kuronon. 

DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board is the perfect solution for structures within the Very Severe Hail zone, located across Arkansas, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska. New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Oklahoma, Texas, and Wyoming. 

Proprietary engineering enables DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board to not only prepare a roof to adapt to severe weather events, but to recover from them.

A dedication to advancement by Georgia-Pacific continues to bring new innovations to a product line with a noble history. Since its invention in 1987, DensDeck® Roof Board has set new performance standards for roof assemblies. A dedication to advancement continues to bring new innovations to a product line with a noble history.

DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board builds on this legacy by innovating on impact resistance. DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board joins DensDeck Prime with EONIC Technology as the only gypsum roof board with manufacturing specifications that include five percent total water resistance by weight and one gram surface water absorption performance on both sides of the board. 

For complete information on DensDeck StormX Prime Roof Board, to include technical specifications, https://buildgp.com/densdeck/solutions/densdeck-stormx/

For more information about the company, visit www.buildgp.com

Metal Nailers Offer Alternative in Wake of Lumber Shortage

OMG Roofing Products offers EdgeBox RI, an engineered metal alternative to traditional wood nailers, to provide roofing contractors with an alternative to wood nailers during an unprecedented lumber shortage and related price increase. According to the company, EdgeBox RI is a more economical option that can help improve rooftop productivity and roof performance. 

The EdgeBox RI system is made of heavy-duty 20-gauge galvanized steel with reinforcing spines that will not rot, twist, or split like traditional lumber. The product is ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 tested and Factory Mutual approved with an FM 1-540 perimeter rating and FM 1-360 corner rating. In addition, EdgeBox RI is compatible with most commercial roofing systems, and available in any size to match existing nailers, up to 16-inches square.

“We are seeing lots of interest and increased sales of EdgeBox RI, due to the national lumber shortage,” said Karan Patel, product manager for OMG EdgeSystems. “Lumber prices have increased by nearly 50 percent in some areas since the beginning of the year. During the same time, EdgeBox pricing has remained steady, and offers a better performing solution to contractors and building owners alike.”

Not only does EdgeBox RI provide a solid substrate onto which finished edge metal such as fascia systems can be attached, but each 10-foot section can be filled with insulation to provide a higher R-value than traditional wood nailers.  As such, EdgeBox RI enables contractors to offer building owners the same R-Value on the perimeter of the roof as in the field without compromising the integrity of the edge condition.

Factory Mutual Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1-49 provides specific requirements for securing multiple layers of wood nailers, which can add time and labor to the installation process. By comparison, EdgeBox RI is custom made to the required size, so there is nothing to build-up or stagger, and comes with pre-punched holes for easy installation to the substrate. EdgeBox RI is also fully compatible with OMG fascia, coping, and gutter assemblies. 

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com

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