New Coil Roofing Nailer Offers Improved Speed and Durability

Grip-Rite Coil Roofing NailerPrimeSource Building Products’ Grip-Rite released a newly designed Grip-Rite Coil Roofing Nailer that boasts improved speed, power, balance and durability without raising the price from Grip-Rite’s current industry-standard nailer. According to the manufacturer, the nailer features a lightweight and tough aluminum body and cap; a tar-resistant nose; and tool-free depth of drive. It also features a rotating metal belt hook. A vinyl siding attachment is sold separately.

New Two-Part Polyurethane Adhesive Cures in Minutes

DUOTACK 365Manufactured by Soprema, DUOTACK 365 is a new low-rise, two-part polyurethane adhesive for adhering insulation boards, cover boards or thermal barriers. It is a higher-performing formulation of the company’s standard DUOTAK and will be universally accepted for use anywhere that the standard formulation was used. According to the manufacturer, DUOTACK 365 meets FM, UL and FBC regulations. The new product can be stored more easily and cures in minutes. The adhesive contains no VOCs and comes in two-part cartridges, 10-gallon container sets, and 50-gallon drums.

Acrylic Roof Coating Offers High Tensile Strength

KM Acryl 185KM Coatings has added KM Acryl 85 to its line of acrylic roof coatings. KM Acryl 85 is a durable, water-based roof coating with high tensile strength. It is applied over the entire surface of the roof to form a seamless membrane that weatherproofs the roof and can extend the life of the roof. Preparing the roof surface prior to applying an elastomeric coating is crucial for the long-term performance of roof systems, so KM Coatings also launched KM EPDM primer, a rinseable, low viscosity sprayable liquid used to pre-treat and promote adhesion to an EPDM rubber roof membrane. KM Coatings also developed KM Min-Prime, a low-VOC, stain blocking acrylic primer formulated to enhance the adhesion of acrylic roof coatings to a variety of substrates.

Low-Rise Adhesive Spray Rig Cuts Material and Labor Costs

Patriot Jr. Amped Equipment, a division of Black Cat Inc., offers the Patriot Junior (PJR), a dual-component, low-rise foam adhesive mobile spray rig. With a lightweight and compact design, this machine replaces bag-in-box carts and allows users the option of using 15-gallon drums and jugs, saving material and reducing labor costs. Small enough to fit through a 32-inch door frame and designed to use a bead or full-spray system, the PJR ships with 50 feet of hose that can be extended to 100 feet. It comes with no-flat tires and has a lockable drawer to hold supplies.

Shingle Line Adds to Color Portfolio

IKO Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone adds three colors to its color portfolio.

IKO Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone adds three colors to its color portfolio.

The IKO Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone color portfolio provides three additional colors: Driftshake, Brownstone and Frostone Grey.

Contractors can enjoy eleven color blends offered in the IKO Dynasty shingle line, along with ease-of-installation and wind-resistance benefits thanks to the ArmourZone technology.

The three colors are engineered using a color blend technology process that enhances any roofscape.

Coordinating IKO Hip and Ridge Cap Shingles, both standard and high profile (in limited markets), are also available to help protect vulnerable roof areas and to accentuate the roofline. Complementary colors for the three Dynasty swatches include Driftwood (for Driftshake), Dual Brown (for Brownstone) and Dual Grey (for Frostone Grey).

Ease of Installation & Wind Resistance

IKO Dynasty shingles also offer ease of installation thanks to ArmourZone, an enlarged nailing area that makes project installation more accurate.

Two nailing lines that are 1-1/4-inches apart identify the ArmourZone, which is 40 percent wider than IKO’s standard 7/8-inch roofing shingle nailing zones and also guides installers for correct nail placement. Plus, Dynasty shingles require only four nails per shingle for installation compared with the typical six nails for most traditional shingles. Be sure to check your local building code for specific nailing requirements in your area.

Additionally, the reinforced woven band within the ArmourZone helps provide resistance to high winds and carry a 130 miles-per-hour wind limited warranty. The ArmourZone also provides fastening strength over a large surface area of the shingle, helping to resist nail heads from pulling through the shingle in high winds.

For more information about IKO’s Dynasty shingles with ArmourZone and the limited warranty, and its complete portfolio of roofing products and accessories, visit the IKO website.

Synthetic Underlayments Designed to Provide Excellent Traction

Tyvek Portec UnderlaymentDuPont Tyvek offers the Protec line of roofing underlayments, which feature a unique embossed pattern allowing for better traction and grip while walking on the roof. Tyvek Protec 120, Protec 160 and Protec 200 provide increasing quality, durability, strength, warranty protection and UV resistance. The portfolio of products is suitable for use by professional roofing and exterior contractors in new construction or re-roofing projects as a secondary water barrier on steep-sloped roofs (2:12 or higher) under asphalt shingle, tile, metal, cedar or slate.

Solar Bracket Designed to Fit Trapezoidal Roofing Profiles

S-5! RibBracket I-IVS-5! announces the release of the RibBracket I-IV products, shaped to provide a perfect fit to most common trapezoidal roof shapes. According to the manufacturer, the RibBracket I-IV is thoroughly tested for strength, has no moving parts and is flexible enough to fit varying trapezoidal widths.

A higher profile ensures more space between the roof and any devices attached to the roof, while the four attachment points offer greater holding strength. RibBracket I-IV is designed for convenient wire management and ease of installation for a solar system. RibBracket I-IV and the accompanying fasteners come with a factory-applied EPDM rubber gasket seal attached. The reservoir conceals the bracket EPDM from UV exposure, preventing drying and cracking.

With four different shapes, RibBracket I-IV can properly fit the vast majority of trapezoid profiles found globally, giving installers the confidence of having the right bracket for their roof and project.

New Siding Panels Provide More Options for Metal Walls

Petersen Aluminum PanelPetersen Aluminum expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline siding panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in residential, commercial, institutional or many other applications. The Highline panels are 1 3/8 inches deep and showcase a range of rib patterns for visual interest and architectural creativity. Options include either 12-inch or 16-inch widths, a no-clip panel, or a clip-fastened panel to accommodate thermal expansion and contraction.

Laminated Cover Board Features Foam Insulation

ShieldBase 180 Laminated Cover Board provides a 2-in-1 composite layer cover board solution for commercial roofing applications.

ShieldBase 180 Laminated Cover Board provides a 2-in-1 composite layer cover board solution for commercial roofing applications.

IKO ShieldBase 180 Laminated Cover Board provides a 2-in-1 composite layer cover board solution offering versatility for commercial roofing applications.

ShieldBase 180 is a composite of 1/2-inch high compressive IKOTherm CoverShield polyiso insulation that is factory laminated to a 180-gram polyester reinforced SBS modified bitumen base sheet.

The CoverShield layer of the product features a foam insulation with thermal properties, which offers insulation protection and an R-value of 2.5.

The dual selvage, self-adhering edges of the product allow for easy joining of the base to the adjacent ShieldBase 180 boards.

It can be applied as a mechanically fastened system, offering a fastening pattern of 18-inch on-center to reduce material and labor. Additionally, ShieldBase 180 Cover Board may be adhered with IKO Millennium Adhesive or fully adhered with hot asphalt.

IKO provides a full suite of asphalt low slope roofing systems and accessories, including built-up roofing (BUR), cold applied, heat welded, self adhered and more. In addition, IKO offers building envelope and bridge deck and waterproofing membrane systems and accessories, along with wall insulation and air/vapor barrier systems.

For more information on ShieldBase 180 and details on IKO’s commercial roofing system solutions, visit the website.

Liquid-Applied Coating Systems for Modified Bitumen and Metal Roofs

Roofing contractors can transform existing modified bitumen roofs or metal roofs into white reflective cool roofs with two new roof recovery options from Kemper System. Roof Guardian RG-170 (SRI 109) is a Class A fire-rated elastomer-based coating system for prolonging the life of modified bitumen assemblies. Roof Guardian RG-180 system (SRI 108) is ideal for recovering metal roof assemblies.

The Roof Guardian line of liquid-applied elastomer-based roof coatings also spans solutions for smooth-surfaced built-up roofing (BUR), polymer-modified asphalt (PMA), and single-ply roof systems.

Both RG-170 and RG-180 are formulated using an acrylic polymer base that provides outstanding adhesion and superior reflectivity. The bright white finish reduces surface temperatures, thereby minimizing thermal expansion and contraction. Under-the-roof temperatures are also reduced, lowering energy costs. Formulated to resist cracking and peeling, both products provide excellent waterproofing capabilities and long-term mildew resistance. RG-170 and RG-180 are Energy Star and Cool Roof rated and now have 3-year weathering test results. Elastomeric coatings from Kemper System