Tile Roofing’s Cool Colors Meet California’s Title 24

Boral Roofing LLC is launching more than 30 new cool colors in California

Boral Roofing LLC is launching more than 30 new cool colors in California.

Boral Roofing LLC, a provider of clay and concrete roof tile, is launching more than 30 new cool colors in California, ideal for new construction and reroof applications. Boral Roofing is partnering with leading designers and colorists to introduce trending exterior color palettes.

Boral Roofing’s cool color range is available at no added cost to the consumer. Consumers can choose from a range of colors at a standard price. Boral Roofing leads the nation with the largest Cool Roof Rating Council tile listing and offers choice ENERGY STAR-rated colors.

With the inherent beauty and energy benefits of concrete tile, cool roof colors do not have to be white. Boral Roofing offers a vibrant selection of earth tones, terra cottas and cool greys that meet or exceed cool roof standards. These beautiful cool colors are available in a wide range of styles and textures to fit any architectural design.

Boral Roofing has been continually expanding cool roof colors to fit new trends. Cool roofing is paramount in states such as California pursuing a net zero energy building code by 2020. California Title 24 building codes are requiring increased cool roof performance in select regions that take effect on July 1, 2014.

The California Title 24 Building Energy Efficiency Standards were established to reduce California’s energy consumption. Cool roofs are highly reflective, highly emissive roofing materials that stay cooler than a normal roof under a hot summer sun, offering homeowners considerable energy cost savings.

Bracket Makes Standing-seam Roofing Installation More Efficient

The Ultimate Bracket from Metal Plus LLC

The Ultimate Bracket from Metal Plus LLC

Designed strictly for standing-seam roofing, the Ultimate Bracket from Metal Plus LLC, enables a contractor to install metal roofing in a comfortable, efficient and safe manner.

The bracket is designed for 2- by 8-inch and 2- by 10-inch wooden planks. It adjusts from 3:12 to 24:12 slope. A double start crank shaft system allows you to adjust the tool one degree at a time. The high-grade powder coating prevents corrosion, and custom-designed rubber pads on the base of the tool prevent roof damage. The bracket installs from 1 inch up to 2 inches on snaplock or mechanical standing-seam metal roofs.

The Ultimate Bracket can be easily installed with one hand. It is rated at 300 pounds wet or dry and follows OSHA guidelines with proper fall-arrest systems and tie downs. The product also is made in the USA.

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.

Low-slope Product Line Is Expanded with New SBS Modified Products

Malarkey Roofing Products has expanded its Paragon line of products to include torch-grade Paragon Ultra TG Base and Paragon Ultra TG Cap, as well as the highly reflective Paragon RCap SBS cap sheet.

Malarkey Roofing Products has expanded its Paragon line of products to include torch-grade Paragon Ultra TG Base and Paragon Ultra TG Cap, as well as the highly reflective Paragon RCap SBS cap sheet.

Malarkey Roofing Products has expanded its low-slope product line to meet the growing requirements of roofing specifications. Malarkey Roofing’s bituminous systems now include three additional roll products to the newly rebranded Paragon low-slope roofing product line.

The new additions to the Paragon line of products include torch-grade Paragon Ultra TG Base and Paragon Ultra TG Cap, as well as the highly reflective Paragon RCap SBS cap sheet. All Paragon-branded products are styrene-butadiene-styrene (SBS) modified to meet the needs of a high-performance built-up roofing system. SBS modified products absorb thermal shock and movement allowing the products to perform in all climates. For over 30 years, Malarkey has been a leader in the SBS modified low slope roofing industry with SBS modified base and cap sheets.

The expanded line of bituminous systems manufactured by Malarkey offers a more diverse product portfolio to broaden its reach in the low-slope market. Malarkey offers SBS modified and conventional bituminous low-slope roofing systems, as well as steep-slope asphalt roofing systems.

Roof Seamer Includes Tooling Conversion Kits

D.I. Roof Seamers' Universal Kit

D.I. Roof Seamers’ Universal Kit

D.I. Roof Seamers has released its “Universal Kit,” one roof seamer with tooling conversion kits to fit 1-, 1 1/2 and 2-inch roof panels and can be formed in 90- or 180-degree seamed profiles. Simply change the tooling on your job site to fit any panel you are working with. Bi-directional option available when seaming 90-degree profiles.

The machine is self-propelled with hands-free operation. Built with a durable 9 amp/115 volt/60 cycle electric motor, it is equipped with a quick-disconnect plug for added safety. It is recommended for use with 24-gauge panels only. The machine is exceptionally lightweight (37 pounds) and fast (34.2 feet per minute) and comes with a six-month manufacturer’s limited warranty. All roof seamers come with user-friendly owner’s manual.

Secure Ladders from a Lower-level Surface to an Upper Level

EZ Guardian from SafePro Guard

EZ Guardian from SafePro Guard

EZ Guardian from SafePro Guard is a new ladder safety device designed to reduce the risk of using conventional ladders on a sloped surface, such as an upper-level roof, known in the industry as a “double-pull.”

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, 75 to 100 roofers lose their lives each year because of an accident on the roof. Three-quarters of these are fall-related, including falls from ladders. Eighty percent of fatal injuries in falls from ladders occur from falling from a distance of as little as 4 feet. That’s about the distance between the first and second levels of most houses and commercial buildings. EZ Guardian reduces the risk to anyone who works on a roof.

Until now, there has been no practical way to secure ladders leading from a lower-level sloped surface to an upper level. The EZ Guardian solves the problem without leaving holes in your roof.

EZ Guardian makes it easy to climb multi-story roofs more safely and securely. Each EZ Guardian is adjustable, and a 4-foot extension is included for added convenience and versatility. When purchasing, choose the EZ Guardian that will fit your most common worksite conditions.

The EZ 2-4 extends to 8 feet with 4-foot extension (included)
The EZ 4-8 extends to 12 feet with 4-foot extension (included)

Trailer Hitch-mounted Light Tower

Larson Electronics' trailer hitch bracket mounted light tower

Larson Electronics’ trailer hitch bracket mounted light tower

Larson Electronics has released a trailer hitch bracket mounted light tower that comes complete with two IP67 rated 70 watt HID light heads that produce 12,600 lumens of light capable of illuminating an area 500 feet in length by 500 feet in width.

The HIDTH-66X2-70W work area light tower from Larson Electronics is multi-voltage capable and can be used with either 12 or 24 volts DC and is ideal for use as work area illumination, event lighting, emergency operations lighting, equipment lighting, and is suitable for use on any vehicle that accepts a hitch mount. This light tower provides operators with a very versatile lighting solution for operations where easily managed illumination of a large area is required. The two IP67 rated 70 watt HID floodlights create a total of 12,600 lumens of bright white light and provide light coverage for an area 500¹ long by 500¹ wide. This unit is also available in a spotlight version that produces a beam 4200 long by 180 wide. The HID lights have a 70 watt HID bulb that produces 6,300 lumens each that is paired with high purity 35-degree optics to produce a wide area flood beam with exceptional spread. The optional spotlight versions have 10° optics and produce a much longer and tighter spotlight beam.

The tower is extendable from 3 feet to 8 feet and incorporates a trailer hitch mounting system that allows operators to easily secure the fixture to vehicles at any location. The mounting system provides extremely secure placement of the tower in areas where high winds are commonly encountered as the weight of the vehicle removes the possibility of the unit swaying excessively or tipping over. There is several different power options provided for this light tower to accommodate any vehicle with a receiver hitch, including a round 4-pin, 6-pin, and 7-pin, a flat 4-pin, battery clamp connectors, ring terminal connectors, and a cigarette socket plug in.

Preview Shingle Roofing Colors and Styles on a Home

TAMKO unveils a redesigned StyleSelect Color and Style Selector.

TAMKO unveils a redesigned StyleSelect Color and Style Selector.

TAMKO unveils a redesigned StyleSelect Color and Style Selector. The redesign empowers homeowners and builders to preview different colors and styles on sample homes or a home of their choosing.

Previously, the web application only provided users a gallery of sample homes so that they could preview TAMKO shingles on a home that was similar in style and color to their own. Now homeowners and builders can upload a photo of any home and visualize TAMKO’s entire line of residential shingles, including laminated asphalt, 3-tab strip and metal shingles. By using photos of their own home to view the different shingle styles, customers can make an informed decision on which shingles best complement their home’s exterior look. The new rendering engine is mobile and tablet-friendly, which enables the user to design from a desktop or on-the-go.

Users create their home project by uploading a photo, then setting scale by measuring a landmark such as a door height. The user will then draw a mask by tracing the outline of their roof which sets a perspective. The process is repeated for each surface of the roof. A guided tutorial provides step-by-step instructions for users.

For homeowners or builders who don’t have the time to do-it-yourself, a team of experts will mask their photo for $15. Turnaround time is typically one business day. For convenience, users can create an account to view saved work at any time. Projects can be shared with others via email or social media sites such as Twitter and Pinterest. The StyleSelect Color and Style Selector is available online or on the TAMKO ShingleStyles app for iPad.

Add a Glazed Natural Ventilator to the Roof

Colt Group</a>'s Firelight glazed natural ventilator

Colt Group’s Firelight glazed natural ventilator

Colt Group‘s Firelight glazed natural ventilator installs easily in a glass atrium or directly onto the roof of a building. This dual-purpose product provides buildings with day-to-day ventilation and smoke control to aid building evacuation in the event of a fire. Firelight is available in single- or double-leaf design and with control options for automated climate control in a building. This innovative product is now available from The Bilco Company in all North American markets.

Naturally ventilated buildings are generally less expensive to construct and maintain than those that are mechanically ventilated alone. They offer a lower environmental impact through reduced energy demand, which results in lower emissions of carbon dioxide and other combustion products. Further, the addition of fresh air and natural daylight creates a more pleasant, productive, and healthy working environment for building occupants.

Firelight glazed natural ventilators are designed for high aerodynamic, acoustic and thermal performance. The product provides ventilation for most kinds of industrial and commercial buildings and is particularly suited for installation into atriums and glazing systems.

The Firelight is available in several standard designs, each offering a unique appearance and performance to meet the design requirements of any building. Models are available in single or double-leaf construction that can be specified with a powder coat finish to complement or blend into any roof exterior. The product features a thermally broken design to minimize heat loss for reduced carbon emissions into the environment and maximum energy efficiency.

In addition to the standard manual operation, the Firelight can be specified for electric or pneumatic operation and set to open and close as required for proper mixed mode ventilation. With a small initial investment, these systems can provide a highly energy-efficient solution to maintain a good internal climate, low humidity levels and extremely low running and maintenance costs. In addition to climate control, the Firelight control options allow the product to be used as a smoke control system in an emergency situation. These systems save lives by providing smoke-free escape and access routes for building occupants and improving visibility to aid firefighting efforts. They also protect building contents from smoke damage and reduce the overall risk of damage to the building.

Firelight glazed natural ventilators are custom-fabricated to meet virtually any size or building ventilation requirements. Products feature aluminum construction and are available with a number of cover and finish options.

Touchscreen Operates Electric- and Solar-powered Skylights and Blinds

VELUX America's KLR 200 Intelligent Touch remote control

VELUX America’s KLR 200 Intelligent Touch remote control

VELUX America has introduced the KLR 200 Intelligent Touch remote control for its ENERGY STAR-certified electric- and solar-powered skylight lines to the roofing industry.

This completely redesigned touchscreen unit is powered by VELUX INTEGRA to operate VELUX electric and Solar Power Fresh Air Skylights and blinds. It is easier to program and use and comes with pre-set programs that automate commonly used functions of the skylights. The touch-sensitive screen utilizes easily understood icons and is extremely user friendly.

VELUX Solar Powered Fresh Air skylights, along with solar-powered blinds operated by the new remote, plus installation costs, are eligible for a 30 percent federal tax credit. VELUX is an ENERGY STAR partner and has been recognized as a Partner of the Year.