New Line of Composite Siding Features the Appearance of Cedar Shakes

DaVinci Roofscapeshas launched a new line of composite siding. Featuring the appearance of authentic cedar shakes, DaVinci Hand-Split Shake Siding products are available in eight colors. 

“We’ve taken all our composite roofing manufacturing expertise and created a durable, aesthetically-pleasing siding product that will not deteriorate like real wood,” says Michael Cobb, president and chief marketing officer of DaVinci Roofscapes. “It’s a natural progression for our company’s capabilities to provide low-maintenance composite siding to the marketplace. 

“Just like our roofing products, the new composite siding shakes resist impact, fire, mold, algae, insects, salt air and high winds. And, while they’ll look as attractive as real cedar, they won’t curl, cup or split like real cedar.”

Each tile in the siding line is 18-inches tall with a 5/8-inch thickness and comes in eight- or 10-inch widths. The 10-inch wide pieces have a simulated keyway to give the appearance of four- and six-inch width shakes placed together to provide a multi-width appearance.

Shaking Up Siding

Made to withstand weather conditions on the roof, the DaVinci Hand-Split Shake Siding tiles are ideal for the exterior walls of a home. Made of virgin resins, UV and thermal stabilizers plus a highly-specialized fire retardant, the siding is resistant to expansion and contraction that can happen with fluctuating weather conditions and temperatures.

Manufactured at the DaVinci Roofscapes facility in Kansas, the new maintenance-free composite shake siding is made with color throughout each piece and requires no painting. The tiles are recyclable and serve as an environmentally-friendly alternative to real wood shakes and plastic siding.

Colorful Siding Options

DaVinci has introduced five new colors for the DaVinciHand-Split Shake Siding product line: Bark, Granite, Sage, Slate Blue and Taupe. Three additional color blends from the Nature Crafted Collection will also be available in the siding profiles: Aged Cedar, Black Oak and Mossy Cedar. 

“We consulted with color expert Kate Smith of Sensational Color and others in the building products industry to determine the most popular colors to offer for the siding launch,” says Cobb. “While the Nature Crafted Collection colors provide different progressive aging processes on real cedar shake shingles, the other five colors reflect popular design trends on home exteriors across the country. As this product line grows we’ll explore the addition of other colors — and, just as with our roofing products, the siding can be ordered in custom colors.” 

DaVinci Hand-Split Shake Siding products are currently undergoing testing and are expected to meet the same testing classifications as with other DaVinci roofing products. The siding product line is backed by a Lifetime Limited Warranty. 

For more information, visit www.davinciroofscapes.com.

Modified Bitumen Membrane Meets All North American Reflectivity Codes and Standards

SOPREMA unveils a new-generation of SOPRALENE SG and ELASTOPHENE SG modified bitumen cap sheets enhanced with 3M Highly Reflective Granules. These new-generation SG cap sheets build upon the success of SOPREMA’s reflective roofing products currently on the market. New SOPREMA SG granulate-surfaced cap sheets are improved with 3M Highly Reflective Granules, bringing improved durability and an even brighter white appearance to the market. Moving forward, the new 3M ultrareflective granule will be integrated into SOPREMA SG products to create solutions that provide the solar reflective index (SRI) ratings needed to comprehensively meet the highest U.S. and Canadian reflectivity requirements while providing the proven protection factor of multi-ply SBS-modified bitumen systems.

Testing of SOPRALENE SG and ELASTOPHENE SG membranes enhanced with 3M Highly Reflective Granules has shown an initial solar reflectance rating of 0.65, an aged reflectance of 0.62, a thermal emittance of 0.91 both initially and after aging, an initial SRI of 80, and an aged SRI of 75. The new lightweight cap sheets also feature robust opacity, protecting the asphaltic layer and extending the life span of the rooftop. According to the manufacturer, the products require minimal maintenance and will be widely available, providing environmentally sustainable solutions for building owners across the country.

For more information, visit www.soprema.us.

PVC Pressure-Sensitive Cover Strip Eliminates Need for PVC-Coated Metal

Carlisle SynTec Systems introduces Sure-Flex PVC Pressure-Sensitive (PS) Cover Strip, a groundbreaking new product designed to help contractors save time, labor, and money. Carlisle’s new PVC PS Cover Strip is used for stripping-in flat metal edging and eliminates the need for costly PVC-coated metal or two-piece clip-on edge metal. PVC PS Cover Strip is compatible with a variety of metal finishes and is quick and easy to install; no welding is required. Simply apply PVC Step 1 Activator, followed by PVC Step 2 Primer, then install the PVC PS Cover Strip. 

For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.

New IR Shingle Receives Highest Impact Resistance Rating

TAMKO Building Products, Inc. is expanding its popular Heritage line of laminated asphalt shingles to include a new Heritage IR shingle. The innovative new reinforced shingle is classified by the Underwriters Laboratories for compliance with UL 2218 Class 4 Impact Resistance.

The UL 2218 Class 4 Impact Resistance testing by UL involves a test where a 2-inch diameter steel ball is dropped onto the shingle from a height of 20 feet, impacting the same location twice and imparting 32 joules of impact energy per drop. Afterwards, the backside of the shingle is bent over a 4-inch rod and examined for visible cracks through the thickness of the shingle. The UL 2218 Class 4 rating is the highest impact resistance rating UL awards, and to receive this rating, the shingle must withstand the impact of the test without any visible cracks through the thickness of the shingle at each of six locations selected to represent the most vulnerable areas of the installed shingle. 

The UL 2218 Class 4 classification may qualify for homeowner insurance premium discounts. Requirements and discounts vary based on insurance provider and state. Homeowners should check with their insurance agent about potential savings on their home insurance premiums.

“Homeowners in our area specifically ask for IR shingles – that’s why this is important to us,” said Curt Boyd, owner of Academy Roofing Inc. in Denver, Colorado. “And TAMKO is our primary shingle manufacturer of choice, so this new product allows us to offer a full line of shingle choices that includes all the options our customers request.”

Heritage IR shingles feature the same natural beauty that has made the Heritage line such a popular choice among homeowners for more than 40 years. Naturally deep shadow lines portray the look of wood shakes, and four attractive color choices – Rustic Black, Rustic Slate, Thunderstorm Grey and Weathered Wood – will enable homeowners to find the Heritage IR shingle that best complements their home.

And the new Heritage IR shingles will come with TAMKO’s new Limited Lifetime Warranty, that includes a 10-year Full Start period.

For more information, visit www.TAMKO.com.

Porcelain Roofing Tile Replicates Slate, Timber and Clay

Daltile launches its Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tile, which is designed to provide the ultimate roofing solution for contractors, builders, interior designers, architects, and homeowners who are seeking beauty, durability, and ease of installation in their roofing tiles, at a very competitive price. Available in six colors and designs, the new line realistically replicates the look of slate, timber, and clay, but provides the strength of porcelain tile, according to the manufacturer.

Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tiles are easy to install. According to the company, installation of Perennial takes about the same time and effort as concrete tiles do. Perennial is simply nailed to the deck using traditional roofing installation methods. The low overall weight of Daltile’s Perennial Porcelain Roof System also adds to the speed of installation.  

“At Daltile, we are bringing the innovation of porcelain roofing tile to market,” said Doug Pedersen, national director of roofing sales for Daltile. “Porcelain roofing tile will be a game-changer for the specialty roofing products segment — destined to soon outsell the current slate, clay, concrete, and metal roofing options.” 

Daltile utilizes its patented, cutting-edge digital printing process, Reveal Imaging, to produce Perennial’s tile designs. “Our revolutionary digital printing technology creates colors, designs, and nuance details that are so realistic, it is difficult to tell the difference between the natural materials we are trying to emulate and the porcelain roofing tiles that we have produced,” said Pedersen.

“A roof should be more than just a protector of the home,” said Paij Thorn-Brooks, vice president of marketing for Daltile.  “The right roof enhances the beauty and luxury of the home’s curb appeal as well as the home’s market value. As the expert in tile, the Daltile brand has the design expertise and technical ability to give homeowners, designers, architects, builders, and contractors the hottest, most popular colors and designs in roofing tiles.”

“The exceptional durability of porcelain tile is another important advantage of our new product,” said Pedersen. “Porcelain tile is tough. Its innate durability will resist decades of weather and outdoor elements. Porcelain tile is also fade proof, stainproof, scratchproof, waterproof, and fire resistant. Once installed, a porcelain tile roof can last two or three times as long as one covered with asphalt roofing shingles. Our new Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tiles come with a lifetime warranty.” 

Made in the USA, Daltile’s Perennial tiles offer all of the inherent advantages of porcelain tile: resiliency, longevity, resistance to frost, high breaking strength, imperviousness to water, 110 mph wind rating, Class A fire rating (fire resistant), Class IV hail impact rating, and walkability. 

“Daltile’s new Perennial Porcelain Roofing Tiles are significantly less expensive than most slate, clay, synthetic/polymer shingles, and metal tiles,” concluded Pedersen. “Perennial prices are in line with concrete roof tiles and Class IV asphalt shingles.”

Perennial’s product lines include the Opulent Slate Collection, the Lavish Clay Collection and the Classic Timber Collection provides the aesthetic of wood’s rich colors and natural graining without sacrificing performance.

For more information, visit https://www.daltile.com/roofing

New Products Added to Roof Coating Line

EPDM Coatings announces the addition of several new products to its roof coating line, including its 97 percent volume solid EnergyMax, Bonding Primers, Rust Inhibitors and Clear-Coat specifically designed for coating skylights, brick and stucco.

EPDM Coatings provides its customers worldwide with a full range of products, including many that have been ASTM tested and CRRC rated, Miami-Dade approved, as well as NSF approved for potable water applications. These diverse additions are designed to allow contractors to pass along those options and savings to their customers.

The company offers solutions for almost all types of roofs, including built-up, modified bitumen, metal, concrete, TPO, EPDM and foam. Also, for roofs on a budget, one base coat of the aromatic polyurethane can fix most leaks, and the application can be completed after a year to get the full benefits of a system. 

For more information, visit www.epdmcoatings.net.

Yellow Walkway Coating System Protects Roof From Foot Traffic

Metacrylics introduces a new yellow coating system that allows installers to create distinct, walkable paths to roof areas and access points that require routine maintenance. WalkwayYellow provides a textured surface, protecting the roof from damage caused by repeated foot traffic. 

WalkwayYellow can be installed on coated and non-coated roofs as an alternative to solid walkway products. Because it is liquid applied, WalkwayYellow allows for custom walkway paths to better accommodate the roof layout. The product can also be used to clearly identify roof edges, equipment, and other areas to avoid. 

Gary Rosenfield, vice president and general manager of Metacrylics, said, “We are excited to offer this additional product to our coatings line. We believe it adds significant value, and saves the cost of walkway pads required on many commercial roofs.”

According to the manufacturer, WalkwayYellow meets the ANSI A137.1 dynamic coefficient of friction requirements in the international building code. 

For more information, visit www.metacrylics.com.

Attachment Protects Standing Seam Roofs From Damage Due to Retractable Lanyards

SeamSAFE, a provider of fall protection for standing seam roofers, offers its Retractable Lanyard Disks, which fit over SeamSAFE anchors to help protect standing seam roofs from damage caused by dragging or dropping retractable lanyards during roofing projects. The disks serve as a shield to minimize the potential for roof scrapes and surface indentations.

The Retractable Lanyard Disk is one of three new attachments designed to extend the utility and versatility of the company’s best-of-class safety anchors. The other new accessories are SeamSAFE’s ladder attachment and toe board attachment.

According to SeamSAFE inventor and owner Doug Mullins, “We developed our new accessories in response to feedback from roofers who are seeking better and more efficient solutions to the challenges of working on a standing seam roof.”

The new products add to SeamSAFE’s existing line of anchor accessories, which include SeamSAFE Roof Brackets and SeamSAFE Adapters. The company’s brackets are used by roofers for mounting a temporary rooftop walkboard or staging area for gear and materials. The adapters provide a means to temporarily or permanently install a wide range of equipment to rooftops.

For more information, visit www.seamsafe.com.

Rooftop Walkway System Features Integrated Safety Railing

Kee Safety Inc. introduces Kee Walk with Guardrail, an OSHA-compliant rooftop walkway system with integrated safety railing. Designed to provide a secure, anti-slip walking surface on all roof types including metal profile and standing seam roofs, Kee Walk with Guardrail accommodates steps, traverses, and sloped roofs with pitches up to 35 degrees, according to the company.

Serving as a “collective fall protection” system by OSHA criteria, Kee Walk with Guardrail helps to eliminate potential fall hazards by presenting a clear demarcation route for personnel accessing the roof. It can be used in conjunction with Kee Safety crossover platforms to provide safe access across roof-mounted pipework, over low-level walls, and to service plant equipment. The corrosion-resistant walkway-railing system is also compatible with other Kee Safety fall protection products to deliver a complete rooftop safety solution, according to the company.

Kee Walk with Guardrail is available with aluminum or nylon modules that feature anti-slip treads. These are supplied in 5-foot and 10-foot pre-assembled sections that are easy to install and do not require onsite fabrication. The guardrail uses Kee Klamp fittings and can be set up as either a single or dual-sided handrail system. The durable, corrosion-resistant system also installs without penetrating the roof. With its modular design, Kee Walk with Guardrail can be customized for layouts of new buildings or retrofitted onto existing structures. The walkway and guardrails combine to enhance worker safety even in wet and windy conditions, noted Kee Safety.

Established in 1934, Kee Safety is a global manufacturer of safety equipment and fall protection systems. Kee Safety products are designed for new-build and renovated or upgraded commercial, institutional, industrial, and municipal buildings and facilities.

To download a free brochure, visit: https://www.keesafety.com/products/kee-walk-with-guardrail

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Ladder Personal Fall Arrest Systems Comply With OSHA Regulations

Design Components Inc. offers both rigid rail and cable grab style ladder Personal Fall Arrest Systems (PFAS). This is in response to the new OSHA requirements that recently went into effect on November 19, 2018. OSHA regulations now eliminate the need for cages on any new fixed ladder installations. Regulations also require that all fixed ladders over 24 feet be equipped with a PFAS. Design Components offers a variety of fall arrest systems that meet the new OSHA and existing ANSI standards. These systems are customizable and are packaged together to include the needed accessories, including the attachment hardware, trolleys, cable grabs, and deluxe body harnesses. 

For more information, visit www.designcomponents.com