Balcony Roof Window Available in Smaller Size

VELUX introduces the Cabrio Balcony Roof Window MK19, which is designed to provide a cost-effective alternative for homeowners looking to open up attics with low, angled ceilings. According to the company, the new size is 20 percent smaller in width than the standard Cabrio Balcony and costs 35 percent less. 

“VELUX is pleased to expand the Cabrio product line and offer a budget-friendly alternative to homeowners wanting to add natural light, fresh air and a private balcony as part of an attic renovation” said Ross Vandermark, director of national product management for VELUX North America. “Installers will also find the smaller size is easier to lift to the roof, while the framing and installation requirements remain the same.”

The Cabrio Balcony MK19’s rough opening size is 32 inches by 101 inches, compared to the Cabrio Balcony PK19, which has a rough opening of 39.5 inches by 101 inches. Both have a clear lacquer wooden interior frame and gray aluminum exterior cover. 

According to the company, Cabrio Balcony Roof Windows are prime options for finished attics because they provide expansive views and abundant natural light and open in seconds into a private balcony, adding fresh air and a rooftop retreat. When closed, the product is flush with the roof, making it a seamless addition to the roofline.

For more information, visit veluxusa.com or whyskylights.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.

Full-Body Harnesses Available in Extra Small Sizes

Malta Dynamics offers Extra Small sizes for six of the company’s full-body fall protection harness models. The Extra Small (XS) harnesses are designed to better fit workers for whom small and medium harnesses may be too big and fit too loosely. 

The XS harnesses are designed to fit comfortably for heights ranging from 4’10”–5’8” (1.47–1.73 m) and weights of 130–180 pounds (59–73 kg). The belt sizing on the XS harness is optimized for waists measuring 26”–36” (66–91 cm).

Proper sizing is critical in fall protection harnesses. If a worker wears a harness that doesn’t fit snugly, they risk slipping out of the harness at the critical moment when the fall protection system arrests a fall. Adding the XS option to the full body harness catalog offers a better fit to a wider range of workers.  

“We know much of the apparel in our industry tends to run large, and some workers have a hard time finding safety equipment that’s made to work with their body type,” said Damian Lang, owner and CEO of Malta Dynamics. “We’re excited to offer harnesses that provide a safe and comfortable fit for workers of all shapes and sizes.”

For more information, visit www.maltadynamics.com.

Vent Guard Prevents Clogs in Rooftop Pipes

CrownVentGuard is a screen vent cap designed for ABS and PVC rooftop vent pipes and other applications. According to the company, the CrownVentGuard is easy to install and prevents birds, squirrels and other rodents from  gaining entry into exposed rooftop vent pipes. 

The CrownVentGuard is all-season weatherproof tested and provides a simple, efficient, and low-cost solution to prevent vent pipe blockages and clogs. The product is suitable for residential and commercial installations. Products are made in the USA.

For more information, visit www.crownventguard.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

New Lines of Roof Ventilation Intake and Exhaust Systems

Atlas Roofing Corporation introduces its new TruRidge and HighPoint Roof Ventilation intake and exhaust systems. These ventilation products complement the current line of Atlas residential roofing products, which include high-quality asphalt shingles and underlayments. They are the company’s first ventilation products, designed to improve home energy efficiency and maintain optimal roof performance as part of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System. 

Atlas TruRidge and HighPoint products help create a balanced attic ventilation environment that allows air to circulate, providing a more comfortable living space and reduced temperature extremes. Proper ventilation helps control heat and humidity, which can contribute to deck rot or mold, shingle buckling, ice dams and premature aging of a roof system. The TruRidge and HighPoint systems are manufactured with a proprietary polymer that is formulated to withstand the rigors of severe weather conditions. When properly installed, TruRidge and HighPoint exceed U.S. Department of Energy recommendations and all nationally recognized ventilation building codes. 

According to the company, the TruRidge and HighPoint launch underscores Atlas’ commitment to meeting contractors’ needs by providing superior building materials and an increased selection of products.

“With the addition of TruRidge and HighPoint ventilation systems, Atlas covers a roof, both inside and out,” said Paul Casseri, Atlas Roofing’s product manager. “The ventilation systems help regulate attic environments, allowing all Atlas products and components to work at peak efficiency. TruRidge and HighPoint ventilation systems also provide roofing contractors and homeowners with the peace of mind that comes with Atlas quality.”

As part of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System, the new ventilation products are backed by a full-system Atlas Warranty, which provides peak coverage for everything from high-wind damage and black streaks caused by algae to manufacturing defects and roofing system failure. As a critical part of this system, these ventilation products complete the Atlas product line, offering consumers a full roofing system that benefits both the homeowner with an extended warranty and the contractor through their achievement of Atlas PRO+ level qualification.

In developing TruRidge and HighPoint, Atlas focused on creating distinctive ventilation systems that fit all building and budgeting needs. Both systems provide an equal balance of air intake and exhaust within a variety of options: 

TruRidge Roof Ventilation

  • TruRidge Exhaust Vent: Available in multiple configurations to meet specific requirements, TruRidge provides a time-tested design with proven performance and a net free area (NFA) of 18.
  • TruRidge All-Weather Exhaust Vent: Similar in design and functionality to the line’s standard vent, TruRidge All-Weather includes a filter to combat wind, snow, dust, rain and insect infiltration, as well as nails. It also provides an NFA of 18.
  • TruRidge Pro Exhaust Vent: New to the market, TruRidge Pro is a 5-foot, gun-nailable, low-profile product that offers the installer the convenience of using a traditional roofing nail gun to speed up installation. TruRidge Pro accommodates extreme roof pitches while maintaining proper baffle orientation. The product provides an NFA of 12. 

HighPoint Roof Ventilation

  • HighPoint Performance Ridge Exhaust Vent: HighPoint Performance Ridge offers a high-performance, low-profile design and all-weather filter that provides a complete barrier for protection from rain, dust, snow and insects. It includes nails and provides an NFA of 18.
  • HighPoint InvisaRidge Exhaust Vent: Even though HighPoint InvisaRidge has no exterior baffles, the high-performance and innovative design allows just as much airflow as exterior baffle products while being virtually undetectable from street level. The product also provides an NFA of 18.
  • HighPoint Stealth Ridge Exhaust Vent: With its novel one-sided and high-performance design, HighPoint Stealth Ridge fits perfectly on any shingle cap 9 inches or larger. HighPoint Stealth Ridge provides an NFA of 12.
  • HighPoint Intake: When installed on the roof deck above the insulation line, HighPoint Intake provides intake ventilation to homes without soffit overhangs.

For more information about Atlas roofing ventilation products, visit AtlasRoofing.com/roof-ventilation.

New Line of ANSI-Rated Safety Helmets

Protecting workers on the job from potential head injuries is vital to most workforce safety plans. Whether you’re restoring power at great heights or working daily on the construction site, you rely on your safety helmet to keep you safe while on the job. The new line of Ridgeline XR7 Safety Helmets from Pyramex Safety is the company’s latest addition to its trusted Ridgeline series, incorporating expertly designed features like a comfortable breakaway chin strap which secures the hat and offers protection from strangulation should a major fall occur, as well as the ability to attach earmuff and face shield accessories to adapt to the needs of any work environment.

The new Ridgeline XR7 Safety Helmet is constructed of ABS/PC material that’s not only ultra-lightweight, it offers superior strength and increased heat resistance. It’s easy to adjust with a 6-point ratchet suspension system ensuring a personalized fit. A soft four-point PU breakaway chin strap ensures all-day wearing comfort while keeping the helmet securely fastened. Removal is simple with a quick release of the breakaway clip. Easily adjust height and angle options for the suspension, as well as adjust it from 6-1/2 to 8 head size via an easy to grasp knob to help you find the most comfortable position on your head.

The Ridgeline XR7 meets ANSI Z89.1-2014 Type I, Class E and CE EN 397:2012 +A1:2012 safety standards, so wearers can be confident they are well protected while on the job. Safety helmet adapter, earmuff and face shield accessories are also available (sold separately) to customize the Ridgeline XR7 and adapt to individual working conditions. The Ridgeline XR7 is available in a wide variety of colors including: White, Slate Gray, Black Graphite, Yellow, Hi-vis Lime and Blue. Custom imprinting is also available.

For more information, visit www.pyramexsafety.com.

Expanded Line of Coping Systems for Commercial Roofing Applications

OMG EdgeSystems rebranded its popular line of PermaSnap Coping systems to include the former QuickSnap Coping products. The re-named and expanded product line includes four products that provide contractors with more choices for every type of commercial application. They include:

  • PermaSnap — formerly QuickSnap — for walls from 6 – 24-inches wide.
  • PermaSnap Plus — formerly QuickSnap Plus — for walls from 6 – 32-inches wide.
  • PermaSnap Premier — formerly PermaSnap — for walls from 4 – 24-inches wide.
  • PermaSnap Premier Plus—- formerly PermaSnap Plus – for walls from 4 – 32-inches wide.

All PermaSnap products include self-locating pre-punched clips, matching concealed splices with integral gutter system to channel water back onto the roof, and snap-on coping caps to enhance rooftop productivity. According to the manufacturer, the PermaSnap family offers some of the highest wind performance in the industry with test values up to 329 PSF (vertical) and 190 PSF (horizontal).

“PermaSnap has become synonymous with superior productivity and superior performance in commercial coping systems,” said Karan Patel, product manager for OMG EdgeSystems. “With the expanded line, contractors now have choices for every type of commercial roofing application.”

The PermaSnap Family of products are supplied in convenient 10-foot lengths and available with face heights in sizes ranging from 3.25 inches to 12 inches to accommodate most applications. Snap-on covers are available in more than 100 colors and finishes in 22 and 24-gauge galvanized steel; .040-in., .050-in., .063-in., or .080-in. aluminum; and 22 and 24-gauge Stainless Steel. In addition, the PermaSnap family is available with a full assortment of inside/outside miters, end caps, sumps and spill-outs.

According to the company, all PermaSnap products are easy to install and manufactured in new manufacturing cells at OMG EdgeSystems in Asheville, North Carolina that were specifically designed to maximize manufacturing quality and shorten lead times for faster customer delivery.

“Our customers have been looking for shorter delivery times,” said Patel, “and we are happy to have the expertise and manufacturing capability to deliver.”

PermaSnap and PermaSnap Plus are ES-1 tested only for non-Factory Mutual projects. PermaSnap Premier and PermaSnap Premier Plus are both ES-1 tested and approved for use by Factory Mutual.

For additional information, please contact OMG EdgeSystems customer service at 800.892.9173, visit www.OMGEdgeSystems.com, or contact your local OMG field sales representative.

New House-Branded Synthetic Roof Underlayment

Gulfeagle Supply announces a new house branded synthetic roof underlayment: Gulfeagle SecureGrip25, manufactured by Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI).

This synthetic underlayment is proprietary to Gulfeagle. The Gulfeagle SecureGrip25 is a 48 feet wide and 250 feet long, provided in the “Gulfeagle blue.” It boasts a 90 day exposure rating and a 25 year material warranty. The Gulfeagle underlayment is made with ultraviolet inhibitors in all four layers of construction and each roll carries a tracking number for total traceability and quality assurance.

President of Gulfeagle Supply, Brad Resch, stated that “Gulfeagle identified a need to provide a highquality roof underlayment at a competitive price for our roofing contractor customers. We wanted something that improved their installations & efficiency but was reliable and available across all of our branches. CMI was able to provide us all of that in a product and make it for us in a great color that is all our own.”

“Gulfeagle was early to identify a trend in house-branding synthetic roof underlayment. This product gives us the ability to be consistent and uniform in our offering to our roofing customers. Whethervinstalling asphalt shingles, residential metal or even composite shingles, roofers should know that whenvthey select Gulfeagle SecureGrip25 roof underlayment they will receive the same great performingvproduct every time. Our contractors come to trust the product like they trust Gulfeagle.” says VicevPresident of Purchasing & Marketing, Stephanie Rich.

“We are very proud to be the manufacturer of Gulfeagle’s new roof underlayment. Working closely withvthe Gulfeagle team we were able to put together a product that is uniquely theirs and we will supportvtheir offering just as we do with all underlayment products we produce”, offered Mark Hinterlong, Director of Underlayments for CMI.

For more information, visit www.gulfeagle.com.

Expanded Shingle Line Offers Enhanced Products With Algae-Fighting Technology

GAF announces the latest expansion of its residential product line with the newly enhanced Timberline American Harvest shingles (Timberline AH), now featuring proprietary GAF StainGuard Plus and LayerLock technologies across its range of distinct color blends.

Roofing contractors may now offer GAF’s most feature-rich residential shingle to homeowners, including time-release algae-fighting technology, fast and accurate installation with LayerLock technology, which is also eligible for a WindProven limited wind warranty when installed with four qualifying accessories.

“We are leading the industry forward with new and advanced technologies that aim to provide the highest level of comprehensive protection for our customers,” said David Ellis, GAF Vice President of Residential Marketing. “These shingles are fast and easy to install, while also offering long-term performance benefits that help protect roofs against blue-green algae discoloration and wind.”

According to the company, compared to more traditional copper-coated granules, StainGuard Plus time-release technology delivers long-lasting algae fighting power and a 25-year limited warranty against blue-green algae discoloration, thanks to its specially engineered capsules infused with copper microsites.

GAF Timberline AH shingles are engineered for fast and accurate installation, with the industry’s largest nailing area powered by LayerLock technology. New Timberline AH shingles offer up to 99.9 percent nailing accuracy and up to 30 percent faster nail fastening during installation vs. Timberline HD shingles. 

For more information, visit https://www.gaf.com/ah