Snow Retention System Works with Most Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Sno Gem's iClad Snow Retention System

Sno Gem’s iClad Snow Retention System

Sno Gem Inc. recently introduced the iClad Snow Retention System, a bar/fence system that works with most standing seam metal roofing systems.

iClad is an innovative system that attaches to the standing seam with the company’s Sno Cube clamp. It attaches to virtually any standing seam metal roofing profile with WaveLock technology, unique and stronger due to the fact that it provides three points of attachment without penetration. Sno Cube’s Silver Bullet set screws include a rounded “bullet” tip to maximize strength without compromising the paint finish or the material.

The iClad and iClad-S offer a 2- or 3-inch-high profile and can accommodate any pre-finished metal trim to match the color of your standing seam metal roof panel.

The iClad system is available in standard mill finish aluminum, allowing contractors to keep the product in stock, avoiding construction delays. Once installed, it’s easy to attach the pre-finished metal trim from the material that was used to install the roofing panels onto the face of the iBeam to produce an aesthetically pleasing and effective snow retention system that matches the standing seam metal roof.

The iClad is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion and includes an iPlate for sliding snow and ice. No painting is required.

Determine Fastener and Clip Patterns to Meet Local Building Codes

Applicad's Zones Technology

Applicad’s Zones Technology

Roof Wizard now employs Zones Technology automatically for ordering extra clips and fasteners for panels and purlins on roofs in high-wind areas.

A 3-D roof model developed in just a few minutes in Roof Wizard shows operator defined zones for corners, edge and field where different fastener and clip patterns are required to be specified to meet your local building codes. Roof Wizard does this entirely automatically, ensuring that you get everything you need to fit your job the first time, every time.

Users also can model in 2-D, which is even easier and quicker, and report fully all 3-D areas and lengths and even apply labor and materials for a detailed client proposal

Model 3-D roof geometry from field data, blueprints or aerial images with NEW enhanced pitch measure tools for gables and hips from oblique images. Reduce roofing material waste costs and improve profitability of every job.

Roof Wizard also:

Provides professional client presentation of roof estimates in MS Word or Excel.
Automatically generates complete roofing material take-offs and labor cost data.
Reduces estimating costs with greater efficiency generating complete bids.
Fast and accurate quotation of all roofing materials and installation costs.

Standing-seam Clamp for Use with Any Profile or Floating Steel Roof

Galaxy Energy's G7 universal standing-seam clamp

Galaxy Energy’s G7 universal standing-seam clamp

Galaxy Energy‘s G7 is a universal standing-seam clamp for use with any standing-seam profile and floating steel roof. On a low-pitched roof with the addition of stainless-steel Z brackets, the modules can be mounted to the desired angle.

The G7 single Rail Layer design offers ease of installation and allows increased airflow to avoid excessive loss of power production caused by high-operating temperatures.

Painted Aluminum Panels Are for Fascia, Flashing, Roof Caps and Other Trim

Alucobond Axcent flat panel, a line of painted aluminum metal panels designed for installation as building trim

Alucobond Axcent flat panel, a line of painted aluminum metal panels designed for installation as building trim

Alucobond Axcent flat panel, a line of painted aluminum metal panels designed for installation as building trim, now is available from 3A Composites USA in colors matching 12 of the of the company’s most popular stocked colors of Alucobond aluminum composite material (ACM).

Alucobond Axcent is a 0.040-inch-thick flat aluminum panel that is perfect for any building project that requires painted metal trim, including building fascia, flashing and roof caps. Axcent offers the perfect finishing touch to projects clad in matching Alucobond ACM colors.

Alucobond Axcent is available in 12 popular Alucobond ACM colors, including Bone White, Alabaster, Oyster, Castle Gray, Cadet Gray, Statuary Bronze, Platinum Mica, Anodic Clear Mica, Sunrise Silver Metallic, Silver Metallic, Champagne Metallic and Focus Black.

Alucobond, which consists of two sheets of 0.020-inch aluminum thermobonded to a plastic core, has been specified by architects as high-tech metal cladding for some of the world’s most unique buildings. Alucobond provides extraordinary flatness and rigidity, excellent formability, low weight and outstanding weather resistance. Alucobond aluminum-faced panels are manufactured in the standard 4-mm thickness.

Metal Coating System Protects in Harsh Climate Conditions

CENTRIA's Versacor Elite PF coating system, featuring 1) 0 .8 mil [20.3 micron] nominal Solid Color PVDF Top Coat; 2)<br />2.0 mil [50.8 micron] nominal Versacor Elite Barrier Coat Primer; and 3) Substrate – G-90 galvanized steel, aluminum

CENTRIA’s Versacor Elite PF coating system, featuring 1) 0 .8 mil [20.3 micron] nominal Solid Color PVDF Top Coat; 2)
2.0 mil [50.8 micron] nominal Versacor Elite Barrier Coat Primer; and 3) Substrate – G-90 galvanized steel, aluminum

CENTRIA, a manufacturer of architectural metal wall and roof systems, has redefined its diverse line of coatings with the Versacor Elite Coating System.

The Versacor Elite Coating System is a premium metal coating system that provides the highest level of protection in the harshest climatic or environmental conditions. Ultimately, it differs from normal coating systems because it offers a superior level of abrasion resistance, as well as protection against moisture and intense sunlight. The system achieves a high level of performance with a 2-mil-thick barrier coat over a metal substrate, along with premium PVDF top coats.

Versacor Elite PF includes CENTRIA’s wide array of solid color coatings, while Versacor Elite MX offers a pearlescent effect and Versacor Elite AM incorporates metallic effects. The extensive color selection is available for use on CENTRIA’s foam insulated wall panel systems, standing seam roofing, and single-skin metal panels with concealed and exposed fasteners. CENTRIA’s Versacor Elite system includes a 25-year warranty on aluminum and 20-year warranty on steel products against cracking, chipping, peeling, color change, and chalking.

Automate Roofing Waste Reduction with Software’s Panel Optimization Tools

AppliCad has announced Block-Cut panel optimization tools to be launched with the next version of the its Roof Wizard software.

AppliCad has announced Block-Cut panel optimization tools to be launched with the next version of the its Roof Wizard software.

AppliCad has announced Block-Cut panel optimization tools to be launched with the next version of the its Roof Wizard software. In one sense, there is nothing new about the new software tools. The method used with Block-Cut has been employed to reduce material waste by roofers in Australia and New Zealand for a very long time. What is exciting about this announcement is that the capability is now automated, interactive and embedded in the Roof Wizard software, so just about anyone can learn how to do it reliably and accurately. An added bonus is that all the required installer reports are generated automatically to user defined templates with your company details.

Block-Cut is a new process where the estimator determines where panels/sheets can go and more particularly, where the offcuts can go, as part of a “block” of panels, thus substantially reducing waste material. It takes the blocks created and sub-divides them to show where the off-cut is expected to be extracted from and applied to the roof.

This is actually taking what roofers do manually, automating it and completing it so quickly that various options may be explored to achieve the best fit. Those roofers who reduce waste by flipping sheets around on hip ends will take to this immediately. It shows them exactly how to achieve the best fit. This is done in the office, before getting to the job site.
Indeed, it is done at quotation stage, allowing full use of offcut material to reduce the costs, improve your competitiveness and increase job profit margins.

The multi-coloured panel placement drawing is sent to the job with the material, and the installation team can see at a glance where every single piece and offcut piece must be placed by colour and section placement code; panel area B1 goes to roof plane area B1, B5 goes to roof plane area B5 etc. This achieves the optimal use of material that might otherwise be offcut waste—almost zero waste in this typical example.

Instead of the average job waste allowance being 10 to 12 percent, you can easily get it to 2 to 5 percent. This can go directly to your bottom line without major retraining and changes to your usual practices. Those not familiar with any attempts to increase profit margin by reducing waste might find this process a little bizarre, but experienced metal roofing guys down-under know and fully appreciate the value of this technique and are excited to have it in the new AppliCad Roof Wizard software. This one new feature could repay the value of the Roof Wizard software in just one moderate sized metal roofing job.

App Helps Visualize a Home with a Metal Roof

Union Corrugating Co. has released its MyMetalRoof app, which lets a homeowner visualize his or herr home with a metal roof quickly and easily.

Union Corrugating Co. has released its MyMetalRoof app, which lets a homeowner visualize his or herr home with a metal roof quickly and easily.

Union Corrugating Co. has released its MyMetalRoof app, which lets a homeowner visualize his or herr home with a metal roof quickly and easily. Simply upload a photo of the home, follow the directions, and the homeowner can see what his or her home will look like with Union’s full range of metal roof colors and styles. If you don’t have a photo, you can choose from an existing library of homes to find the one that best matches your needs.

MyMetalRoof is an advanced visualizer app and uses state-of-the-art image mapping that’s seamlessly integrated into the iPad’s touchscreen technology so you can achieve professional looking results in just seconds.

Download the new free iPad app at on Union Corrugating’s website or through the iTunes App Store by searching MyMetalRoof.

Steel Sheet Meets Emissivity Requirements with Chromium-free Polymer Coating

U.S. Steel Corp. has expanded its Coated Steel Sheet family of products.

U.S. Steel Corp. has expanded its Coated Steel Sheet family of products.

U.S. Steel Corp. has added ACRYLUME E PLUS Coated Steel Sheet to its family of products. The new coated flat-rolled steel has a chromium-free clear emissive polymer coating and provides the quality and performance attributes inherent to ACRYLUME with improved thermal emittance.

ACRYLUME E PLUS offers the environmentally conscious metal building construction industry a chromium-free emissive acrylic coating on GALVALUME Coated Steel Sheet, which is designed to meet challenging solar reflectance and thermal emittance regulations. Prior to the introduction of this product, the emissivity requirements could only be met through pre-painted GALVALUME products. ACRYLUME E PLUS also meets numerous European Union environmental directives including Restriction of Hazardous Substances Directive (RoHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemical Substances (REACH).

The original ACRYLUME, which meets all current environmental guidelines in the United States, will continue to be available to customers for commonly used applications such as metal roofing and siding.

The new ACRYLUME E PLUS provides users with the same benefits as traditional ACRYLUME. ACRYLUME CF, ACRYLUME E PLUS minimizes staining and discoloration issues during storage, handling and installation. It does not require the application of lubricants prior to rollforming.

Fabricate Flush Wall/Soffit/Underdeck Profiles

New Tech Machinery's 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile

New Tech Machinery’s 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile

Following the success of the 1-inch Flush wall/soffit/underdeck panel profile (also known as FWQ profile), New Tech Machinery has released a 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile. The new profile offers an easily adjustable reveal from 0 to 3 inches in 1/2-inch increments. It can be produced with up to 22-gauge painted steel, painted aluminum, or 16- to 20-ounce copper. The 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile also accommodates the Hot Melt Sealant Technologies system. A non-powered perforator option is available for soffit venting.

(800) 574-1717

Galvalume Coil and Sheet Products with SMP Paint System

Drexel Metals' 26-gauge Galvalume coil and sheet products feature a 25-year silicone-modified polyester (SMP) paint system.

Drexel Metals’ 26-gauge Galvalume coil and sheet products feature a 25-year silicone-modified polyester (SMP) paint system.

Drexel Metals now offers competitive 26-gauge Galvalume coil and sheet products with a 25-year silicone-modified polyester (SMP) paint system. The products allow Drexel Metals’ contractors and distributors to compete with light and wide metal panel offerings, as well as asphalt shingles. The coil and sheet products are available in 11 standard colors and Drexlume, an acrylic-coated Galvalume. All products are Energy Star-listed and are warranted for 25 years against chalk and fade and for film integrity.

(888) 321-9630