Protect the Roofline with Ridge Cap Shingles

IKO Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles provide enhanced aesthetics, roofline protection and ease of installation.

IKO Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles provide enhanced aesthetics, roofline protection and ease of installation.

IKO Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles provide enhanced aesthetics, roofline protection and ease of installation to pair with IKO’s popular premium designer and performance shingles. The ridge cap shingles are engineered with multi-layer construction for high tear-strength values, including additional protection from a polymer-modified asphalt coating. Ultra HP Ridge Cap Shingles also provide a high-quality alternative to using cut-up roof shingles to protect the roofline. They are easy to install thanks to their preformed, rolled design, which features a curved edge that doesn’t require additional cutting or folding on the roof. With an 8 1/4-inch exposure, Ultra HP Ridge Cap Shingles offer nearly 30 percent more coverage than a traditional ridge cap shingle.

Protect Crews With Lightning Detection

INO Weather Pro provides lightning detection to help protect construction crews.

INO Weather Pro provides lightning detection to help protect construction crews.

INO Technologies has introduced the INO Weather Pro, a handheld device that combines area and weather data, such as heat index, altitude and dew point, with lightning detection to help protect construction crews. Although most lightning-detection technology relies on national weather data feeds and requires an internet or cellular connection, the INO Weather Pro has its own sensor providing real-time local lightning detection and direction. The tool detects the distance of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes as far as 40-miles away, providing visual and auditory feedback of lightning-strike distances. With an updatable software interface and a touchscreen display, users are able to customize their dashboards with the information most important to them. The portable device is water resistant and runs on a USB-charged lithium battery.

Patented Synthetic Roofing Shingles Offer Class IV Impact Rating

F-Wave Premium Synthetic ShinglesF-Wave Revia synthetic roofing shingles are patented, premium non-asphaltic shingles designed to be granule free with a single-piece construction. According to the manufacturer, the product is made from a proprietary blend of commercial-grade materials, offering high tear strength and UV resistance.

Revia shingles are durable and built to perform with a Class IV impact rating, 130-mph wind rating and Class A Fire Resistance. Easy to install and available in three classic profiles, Revia shingles are created with a colorization process designed to ensure beautiful curb appeal. Measuring 14 inches by 39 3/8 inches with a 6-inch exposure (60 shingles per square), it installs faster than traditional asphalt laminate shingles and synthetic roofing tiles.

Polyiso Insulation Is Environmentally Friendly

Polyiso insulation is environmentally-friendly and requires 85 percent less embodied energy to manufacture.

Polyiso insulation is environmentally-friendly and requires 85 percent less embodied energy to manufacture.

Firestone Building Products Company LLC has introduced its new formulation of polyiso insulation.
 
The formulation is equipped with a high R-value per-inch in cold temperatures. Firestone polyiso outperforms mineral wool and competing polyiso boards when it comes to both R-value and cost savings. Benefits include:

  • Outperforms the industry standard by up to 18 percent
  • Competing polyiso boards require an additional .25 inches to meet an R25 value at 40F
  • Fewer inches of polyiso translates to cost savings for building owners. A 500,000 square-foot roof can equate up to $40,000 in savings.
  • Polyiso is environmentally-friendly and requires 85 percent less embodied energy to manufacture. Polyiso can also be recycled and reused, while mineral wool cannot.

 
 
The Firestone polyiso offering includes ISO 95+ GL Insulation, RESISTA Insulation and ISOGARD HD Cover Board.
 
Secure Bond Technology is a pressure-sensitive adhesive that ensures coverage across the membrane and establishes a strong bond.
 
This technology installs up to five times faster than traditional fully adhered applications and allows installation in temperatures as low as 20 and as high as 120F. Secure Bond Technology’s self-bonding membrane eliminates the need to apply adhesives and wait for flash off.
 
Additionally, Secure Bond Technology has no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), making it safe for the contractor, building occupants and the environment. The Secure Bond Technology liner is also non-hazardous and recyclable. Firestone Building Products currently offers UltraPly TPO SA and RubberGard EPDM SA with Secure Bond Technology.
 

 

Roof Patch Covers Holes Left When Converting to Ridge Ventilation

The Smart Plug Roof Patch covers roof holes left by box, slant-back, and turbine vents when converting from static vents to ridge ventilation.

The Smart Plug Roof Patch covers roof holes left by box, slant-back, and turbine vents when converting from static vents to ridge ventilation.

Quarrix has unveiled its newest product offering, the Smart Plug Roof Patch, designed for roofing contractors looking to cover roof holes left by box, slant-back, and turbine vents when converting from static vents to ridge ventilation. Smart Plug installs with a nail gun and is made of 24-gauge galvanized steel and OSB sheeting, resulting in a 700-pound weight limit rating to ensure overall roof integrity. Smart Plug joins a full line of roofing-centric products from Quarrix.

Available in 8-inch and 12-inch square sizes to fit standard-sized holes left by box, slant-back and turbine static vents, Smart Plug also ensures roofing jobs will pass inspection requirements.

Smart Plug is available via Quarrix authorized wholesale distributors throughout the U.S., Canada and internationally, with all Quarrix products made in the USA. For more information, visit the Quarrix website or call (800) 438-2920 to locate the nearest dealer.

Asphalt Roofing Solution Provides Cedar Shake Alternative

IKO offers an asphalt roofing solution as an alternative to wood shakes.

IKO offers an asphalt roofing solution as an alternative to wood shakes.

As an alternative to traditional cedar shakes, IKO offers an asphalt roofing solution, IKO Armourshake premium shingles.

Dimensional Wood Shake Look

Premium roofing shingles are continuing to gain popularity with building owners and roofing professionals for many reasons, namely for their durability and affordability compared with traditional wood shakes.

Manufactured with color-blending technology, Armourshake shingles feature a dimensional profile with a contoured design. The Armourshake profile also rivals the look of hand-hewn, random-cut cedar shakes without the added upkeep and expense.

Also, with cedar and other woods used to construct natural wood shakes, the finished look may take a few years to fully develop. However, with Armourshake shingles, building owners can choose the weathered shake look they desire in one of five rich color blends, including Chalet Wood, Greystone, Shadow Black, Western Redwood and Weathered Stone.

The roofing shingles also offer weather resistance thanks to their construction.

Unlike real wood shakes that are flammable, Armourshake shingles have earned the Class A Fire Resistance rating tested against ASTM E108 (by FM). Plus, they resist the type of fading, warping and breakage that can occur over time with natural wood shake shingles.

Premium Accessories for a Finishing Touch

When installing the shingle, it is ideal to pair it with a ridge cap shingle to complete the look in both aesthetic and performance qualities.

An addition to the IKO PRO4 roofing component system, IKO’s Ultra HP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles have been designed to complement the aesthetics and performance attributes of IKO’s premium shingle offerings, including IKO Armourshake, as well as IKO Crowne Slate and IKO Royal Estate shingles.

For more information on Armourshake premium shingles and IKO’s full line of roofing products and solutions, visit the website.

Lanyard Protects Workers, Prevents Falling Hard Hat

The hard hat lanyard attaches to fall-protection harness systems or clothing.

The hard hat lanyard attaches to fall-protection harness systems or clothing.

Working at ground level, your hard hat protects you from an object falling from above. But when someone is working aloft, a falling hard hat becomes a missile that endangers the entire worksite. 

A fall-arrest harness will protect an at-heights dislodged worker, but the fall-arrest harness won’t protect the work site because the worker’s hard hat will continue its descent creating a hazardous condition below. Designed for use with all fall-protection harness systems, the Gear Keeper TL1-5001 Standard Hard Hat Lanyard is an option that completes this safety link. 

The TL1-5001 has a 20-inch loop-mounted retention strap employing a spring clip that is designed to attach to fall-protection harness systems or clothing of the proper structure such as coveralls or a vest. It is weight tested to retain commonly used industrial hard hats. 

For quantity discounts, to find a dealer near you or for more information about the Gear Keeper TL1-5001 Standard Hard Hat Lanyard contact customer service, Hammerhead Industries Inc., 1501 Goodyear Avenue, Ste. C, Ventura, Calif. 93003 or call (888) 588-9981.

Joint and Termination Sealant Designed for Large Joints, Roof Termination Bars

JTS 1 joint and termination sealant from Mule-Hide Products Co. The new JTS 1 joint and termination sealant from Mule-Hide Products Co.allows contractors to quickly and easily seal large joints and roof termination bars – including those submerged under water – with no sagging or shrinking and minimal odor. According to the manufacturer, the 100-percent solids, moisture-cure urethane sealant delivers excellent adhesion to EPDM and PVC membranes, concrete, masonry, wood, vinyl and other common building materials. Primer is required when using it on TPO membranes.
 
The joint and termination sealant is designed to offer exceptional workability for quick, easy application in both dry and wet surface applications. It has a tack-free time of just 30 minutes. The solids content of JTS 1 eliminates shrinking and sagging. The sealant can, therefore, be used to provide watertight closure of joints up to 2 inches wide and 1 inch deep.
 
JTS 1 is isocyanate-free, enabling it to be packaged in durable plastic cartridges without losing workability. Unlike cardboard tubes, the cartridges can be submerged under water to repair roof leaks, gutters and downspouts. They also better withstand the rigors of transportation, storage and jobsite conditions without becoming damaged.
 
Solvent-free JTS 1 has minimal odor. Its volatile organic compound (VOC) content of less than 10 grams per liter makes its use allowable in areas with VOC restrictions. It is available in eight colors – white, black, bronze, gray, limestone, wicker/tan and terra cotta.

Scissor Shears Cut Thin Coated Metals

When cutting thin coated metals, the swiping cut action of the scissor shears seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion.

When cutting thin coated metals, the swiping cut action of the scissor shears seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion.

Kett Tool Company helps plastic fabricators, siding installers and sign companies conserve materials with the swiping cut action of the KD-441 Scissor Shears. When cutting thin coated metals, the swiping cut action of the KD-441 seals the edges of the cut material, reducing the likelihood of rust or corrosion.
                                                                                                  Kett’s KD-441 use a five-amp pistol grip, 0‐2,500 RPM variable-speed electric motor that cuts through cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel (up to 24 gauge), wire mesh to 18 gauge, spiral pipe, metal studs, plastics and rubber, with a scissor action – all at speeds up to 2,500 strokes per minute. The scissor shears weigh five pounds and have an adjustable cutting speed that can be tailored for individual cutting needs. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A-2 tool steel blades for durability.  
 
The KD-441 Scissor Shears are available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit the website or call (513)271-0333.

Flashless Metal Edge Protects the Roof Perimeter

The flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for flashing plies that would ordinarily be installed at the roof’s edge.

The flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for flashing plies that would ordinarily be installed at the roof’s edge.

Garland’s flashless metal edge system eliminates the need for flashing plies that would ordinarily be installed at the roof’s edge, saving time during installation and costs on labor and material. R-Mer Force has re-engineered the way flashing is installed without compromising strength or longevity.
 
A roof’s perimeter is vulnerable to wind damage and moisture intrusion, requiring special details and flashing procedures to protect the building. R-Mer Force is anchored to exterior walls with aluminum anchors, which means there are no penetrations on the roof surface. Fascia cover pieces snap onto installed anchors, completing the installation and blocking out the elements to protect your building. 
 
Thermoplastic elastomer compression seals also contribute to the finish of R-Mer Force. Because the seals keep surface tension balanced, the oil canning effect that plagues other metal edge systems doesn’t affect the level edge surface of R-Mer Force. To complete the finish, customized splice plates make the transition between edge pieces uniform for a finished look. The system is available in a variety of colors to fit any aesthetic goals. 
 
These innovations don’t compromise on the strength and longevity expected from Garland’s metal systems. R-Mer Force meets building code ANSI/SPRI ES-1 requirements for structural integrity and wind resistance, ensuring security. The extruded aluminum anchor was designed and tested to withstand severe wind speeds, keeping the fascia secured. The fascia is available in steel and aluminum options.