Air, Vapor and Water Barrier Products for All Six Sides of the Building Envelope

Garland Aero-Block product line offers solutions for all six sides of the building enclosure

The Garland Aero-Block product line offers solutions for all six sides of the building enclosure.

As the push for more energy-efficient buildings continues, numerous building codes are now including air barrier requirements. To address these changing standards, Garland has engineered a new product line of high-performance solutions that prevent unwanted air, vapor and water from penetrating the building envelope. The Garland Aero-Block product line offers solutions for all six sides of the building enclosure, as well as for gaps in walls or between sections of walls.

This new polymer-modified-asphalt technology is available in three formats. The fluid-applied solvent-based polymer and fluid-applied water-based polymer versions can be applied by brush, spray or roller. There is also a pre-fabricated, self-adhering multi-layer membrane. The entire Aero-Block family create vapor-closed protection, meeting the requirements for a Class I air/vapor barrier.

A companion vapor-open product line, Aero-Perm, will become available later this year. Aero-Perm will offer the same capabilities as Aero-Block systems, while providing permeability to water vapor.

Solar Roof Vent Offers Increased Airflow

Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent

Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent

GAF has introduced the new environmentally friendly and energy-saving Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent. The new vent offers many features and benefits to help contractors differentiate themselves, including increased airflow and improved aesthetics.

The Green Machine offers 750 CFM max airflow and its simple installation makes it easy for all contractors, with virtually the same installation process as typical electric-power roof vents. Impact-resistant construction helps it to withstand hail and foreign object impact, and its standard six-year limited warranty with three-year Labor Protection Plus** allows contractors and homeowners peace of mind.

Two models of the Green Machine™ High-Power Solar Roof Vent are being introduced. The Solar-Powered model has a 20-watt integral solar panel and an adjustable thermostat/humidistat, and helps to reduce attic cooling costs. The Dual-Powered model uses unique dual-power technology to switch automatically between solar and house power for 24/7 cooling during cloudy weather or at night. It uses just 1/6th the electricity of typical electric-powered vents and comes with an adjustable thermostat that features a dual-power controller.

** See Master Flow Powered Ventilation Products Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.

Fabricate Flush Wall/Soffit/Underdeck Profiles

New Tech Machinery's 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile

New Tech Machinery’s 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile

Following the success of the 1-inch Flush wall/soffit/underdeck panel profile (also known as FWQ profile), New Tech Machinery has released a 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile. The new profile offers an easily adjustable reveal from 0 to 3 inches in 1/2-inch increments. It can be produced with up to 22-gauge painted steel, painted aluminum, or 16- to 20-ounce copper. The 1 1/2-inch FWQ profile also accommodates the Hot Melt Sealant Technologies system. A non-powered perforator option is available for soffit venting.

(800) 574-1717

Patch Kit Adheres without Primer

KEMPEROL Roofpatch

KEMPEROL Roofpatch

KEMPEROL Roofpatch is a ready-to-use patch kit that uses advanced waterproofing technology to reliably stop leaks and cover cracks and damaged areas. The kit comes in a flat aluminum pouch that includes rubber gloves and a reinforcement fleece pre-saturated in a single-component, solvent-free and odor-free KEMPEROL 1K-SF waterproofing resin. The reinforced membrane is pre-cut at 10 by 18 inches so a single patch can handle most repairs. Patches, which can be overlapped to cover larger areas, adhere without a primer to bitumen sheets, PVC roofing sheets, concrete, wood and metal. The resin is rain-fast in 60 minutes and can be walked on after 12 hours.

(800) 541-5455

Fall-arrest System Includes Pneumatic Air Hose

USP Structural Connectors' MAX X-Line fall-arrest system

USP Structural Connectors’ MAX X-Line fall-arrest system

USP Structural Connectors has made its MAX X-Line fall-arrest system nationally available. The fall-arrest system reduces job-site tripping hazards by incorporating a pneumatic air hose within the fall-arrest system’s lifeline, allowing contractors to eliminate the unsafe presence of a pneumatic air hose in addition to a lifeline beneath their feet. The MAX X-Line lifeline also can be clipped into a USP permanent, gasketed anchor that can be attached to the structure’s framing.

(800) 328-5934

Seal Wounds Instantly

Woundseal

Woundseal

When accidents happen, injured workers can stop bleeding cuts instantly with WoundSeal, a topical powder doctors have used in the hospital for years. Now available through occupational first-aid distributors and over the counter at national pharmacies, WoundSeal creates an instant, protective and waterproof scab. Ideal for the job site, the easy-to-use powder enables injured workers to effectively treat their own wound and avoid exposure to contaminants, like dirt, grease and dust.

(800) 722-7559

Shingles Feature Scotchgard

Atlas Pinnacle Pristine Shingles

Atlas Pinnacle Pristine Shingles

Atlas Roofing has introduced Pinnacle Pristine Shingles featuring Scotchgard Protector. Designed with the roofing contractor in mind,the shingles are oversized: 39 3/8 by 14 inches with a 6-inch exposure. They feature a true 1 1/4-inch-wide nailing area. Two FASTAC sealant lines adhere quickly and ensure a strong, long-lasting seal. The shingles have a 130-mph wind warranty with a standard four-nail application.

Green Roof Is Synthetic

EasyTurf's green-roof-surfacing-system

EasyTurf’s green-roof-surfacing-system

EasyTurf has debuted its green-roof-surfacing-system, which is a realistic, low-weight and cost-saving landscape. The artificial grass system meets requirements of a green roof project, such as preserving, enhancing and making viable living space from areas that were traditionally wasted. EasyTurf’s synthetic grasses are engineered specifically for military surfaces, commercial and residential athletic and playground surfaces, putting greens and pet-friendly landscapes.

(866) 327-9887

Next Generation Solar Roofing System

CertainTeed Corp.'s Apollo II next generation solar roofing system

CertainTeed Corp.’s Apollo II next generation solar roofing system

CertainTeed Corp. has introduced its Apollo II next generation solar roofing system featuring integrated photovoltaic (PV) panels that combine greater efficiency and improved aesthetics with easier wiring installation. Featuring 54-watt monocrystalline panels, Apollo II is lightweight, durable, resistant to wind uplift, and can easily be integrated into an existing roof or with the installation of a new roof that combines solar panels and asphalt shingles.

Like its predecessor, Apollo II fully integrates with roofing shingles for a clean, seamless appearance not found with rack-mounted systems. Each slim, 12-pound module features 14 high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells. Its low profile design does not require structural reinforcement or evaluation, and the sleek black frame, cells and backsheet visually blend with surrounding shingles. The enhanced product also features an open space under the modules to allow for easier electrical wiring. New water channels and raised fastener locations further improve roof deck integrity.

The Apollo II system is offered in pre-engineered kits containing all components necessary for installation. Modules are Class A fire rated and meet UL 790 requirements. Apollo II is also rated for wind resistance up to 110 mph and loads up to 250 lbs per square foot. In addition, the product is backed by the industry’s only warranty for both electricity output and installation workmanship. Apollo II qualifies for a 30 percent federal tax credit and may be eligible for state rebates and incentives. Additional incentives may also be available through local utility providers.

CertainTeed offers a powerful portfolio of photovoltaic roofing systems, including, Solstice rack-mounted, high-performance monocrystalline panels featuring one of the best ratios of energy per area and PowerMax premium class, copper-indium-selenium (CIS) thin film rack mounted panels for residential and commercial applications. Designed to meet the demands of sustainable construction and replacement roofing, these products leverage next generation technology to generate unrivaled performance without compromising aesthetics.

On Center Software Increases Speed and Function with Latest Releases

On Center Software's Quick Bid

On Center Software’s Quick Bid

On Center Software has announced the latest release of its portfolio: On-Screen Takeoff, Quick Bid and Digital Production Control.

Customers with active licenses on maintenance will benefit from the following new features:

  • MyOnCenter Customer Portal Access
  • Enhanced Secure Licensing Method via MyOnCenter
  • Windows 8.0 Compatibility
  • MAC Compatible Using Virtualization Software
  • Support for ESXi

Added product functionalities and fixes include:

  • Expanded Annotation Options
  • Added Flexibility within the On-Screen Takeoff Legend
  • Added Tabs on Markups Detail and Materials Tab
  • Swap Materials in Quick Bid

The latest release offers new features and functionalities that improve efficiency, usability, flexibility, productivity and profitability.