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.

Job-ready Footwear Line Expands

Halifax from Magnum Boots USA

Halifax from Magnum Boots USA

Magnum Boots USA introduces its expanded line of job-ready footwear. The collection consists of 6- and 8-inch lace-up boots, rugged pull-ons, and mid- and low-hiker styles that feature attractive styling, rich leathers and comfort. The collection consists of steel and composite safety toe styles and Goodyear welt, direct attach or cement construction options. All are backed by the Magnum 60-day comfort guarantee.

Highlights of these new additions to the Magnum work line in 2014 include:

Halifax 8.0 and 6.0

  • Full grain leather and textile upper
    Durable non-metalllic hardware with traditional lacing system
    Second pair of laces included
    Waterproof and breathable bootie membrane
    Moisture-wicking lining
    Fully gusseted tongue
    Protective ankle impact zone
    Heavy-duty TPU toe-guard and molded rubber heel guard
    Reflective ankle and heel zone
    Molded, lightweight EVA insole
    Composite safety toe
    Compression molded, impact absorbing midsole
    Flexible puncture resistant plate
    Slip and oil resistant rubber outsole with toe traction, heel brake zone
    Colors: coffee and black

Chicago 6.0

  • Full grain leather and textile upper
    Durable non-metalllic hardware with traditional lacing system
    Second pair of laces included
    Waterproof and breathable bootie membrane
    Moisture-wicking lining
    Fully gusseted tongue
    Heavy-duty TPU toe-guard and molded rubber heel guard
    Reflective ankle and heel zone
    Molded, lightweight EVA insole
    Composite safety toe
    Compression molded, impact absorbing midsole
    Slip and oil resistant rubber outsole with toe traction, heel brake zone and pivot points
    Colors: brown and black

Organize and Protect Gear in Pickup Truck Beds

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DECKED full-sized pickup truck bed storage system

DECKED full-sized pickup truck bed storage system

DECKED, manufacturers of a new full-sized pickup truck bed storage system, has announced its full line of products and accessories are now available for order on the company’s website and from select dealers across the country. DECKED is a storage system that attaches to the tie-downs in your full-sized pickup truck without drilling to provide secure, weatherproof storage for gear while improving the utility and functionality of the pickup truck bed.

The concept for DECKED came from the company’s founder who worked out of his truck for years as an outdoor product salesman. He quickly learned he needed a better way to organize and protect his gear while still retaining the functionality of the truck bed. DECKED is designed to keep gear dry, organized and secure.

The full-sized truck bed storage system incorporates two waterproof, bed-length drawers which roll out to provide easy access to tools, equipment and additional gear. The deck of the storage system is built from 100 percent recycled high-density polyethylene co-molded to a steel sub frame providing a 2,000-pounds load capacity. The drawers can hold up to 200 pounds each and are lockable to provide secure storage. Each drawer can hold tools, parts and supplies, sporting goods, or just about anything that is normally stored in a truck bed. The system is weatherproof and the deck can be configured to accommodate tie downs or rack systems. The DECKED system can be mounted in nearly every full size pickup truck made since the late 1990s, is easy to install, and mounts to the truck bed’s existing tie downs with no drilling required.

Patch a Variety of Poured Roof Decks

SECUROCK Gypsum-Concrete Patch

SECUROCK Gypsum-Concrete Patch

SECUROCK Gypsum-Concrete Patch, formerly known as PYROFILL Gypsum Concrete, is a high-performing patch solution that delivers a professional finish on a variety of poured roof decks. It features more than 500 psi of compressive strength while its fast-setting properties enable foot traffic and fasteners within four hours of application.

  • Easy application to patch many different types of roof decks such as gypsum roof decks.
  • Mill-formulated and composed of specially calcined gypsum and wood chips or shavings.
  • Provides excellent fire performance – non-combustible in accordance with ASTM E136, and it’s fire rated and approved for use in UL Roof Deck Systems (P676, P503, P207, P229, P505, P507)
  • Manufactured to conform to ASTM C317, “Standard Specification for Gypsum Concrete”

Equipment Software Management Solution with an App

Dexter + Chaney's equipment management solution

Dexter + Chaney’s equipment management solution

Construction software provider Dexter + Chaney has released a complete equipment management solution for contractors that includes features for preventive maintenance, equipment tracking, and even a mobile app. This new equipment management software works seamlessly with the company’s Spectrum Construction Software, which works completely in the cloud, requiring no software download or specific hardware devices.

Typical investment in construction equipment can be well into the seven-figure range, so saving through better fleet management can result in a significant return on that investment. Spectrum’s new Equipment Management solution gives contractors the tools to gather data and use that data to make maintenance and financial decisions. To design a comprehensive equipment offering, Dexter + Chaney enlisted the expertise and best practices of Dr. Mike Vorster of Virginia Tech.

The latest updates to Dexter + Chaney’s equipment management offerings also include an app that can be downloaded for use on Apple and Android mobile devices. The app allows field staff to easily enter equipment information from the job site and synchronizes automatically with Spectrum Equipment Management.

Customized Report Provides Estimate of Roof Size in About One Hour

EagleView Technologies' QuickSquares Report

EagleView Technologies’ QuickSquares Report

EagleView Technologies Inc., a provider of aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions, has introduced the QuickSquares Report. A sales and marketing tool for roofing sales teams, this report delivers an overall estimate of the roof size within approximately one hour from the time that the order is placed. A customized cover transforms the report into a professional presentation tool that leaves a lasting impression.

The QuickSquares product provides an easy price point for roofing contractors to quickly obtain an overall square count for residential roofs. It works in conjunction with the entire EagleView suite of solutions offering an easy means to upgrade to an EagleView Premium report when more detail is required for ordering materials. After winning the job, contractors can simply upgrade their QuickSquares Report to a Premium Report for industry-leading, precise measurements to be used for material ordering and production planning.

The report is created using EagleView’s patented technology and includes a color aerial image of the property. It is available now and can be ordered online.

Illumate Elevated Areas with Trailer-mounted Light Tower

The PLM-30-TLR Trailer Mounted Pneumatic Light Tower from Larson Electronics

The PLM-30-TLR Trailer Mounted Pneumatic Light Tower from Larson Electronics

The PLM-30-TLR Trailer Mounted Pneumatic Light Tower from Larson Electronics is a 30-foot extendable pneumatic light tower that can be equipped with high output LED, HID, Halogen or Metal Halide light fixtures.

Magnalight’s PLM-30-TLR trailer mounted telescoping light tower allows operators to quickly and safely deploy illumination in locations where elevated illumination is needed for maximum area coverage. This five section aluminum pneumatic light boom can be extended to 30 feet for maximum area coverage and collapsed to 8.25 feet and folded over for transport or when not in use. The mast is elevated from the fold down position using an included 1,000-pound hand winch with 3/16-inch aircraft cable and extended to its full height using the equipped 240V AC air compressor.

This light mast is mounted to a 25 foot, single axle steel trailer with removable tongue for longer deployments and theft deterrent. Constructed of 2 inch by 3 inch square tubing, this trailer can be mounted on any 2-inch ball type receiver hitch. This trailer is equipped with a 4-pin flat plug for the tail lights and four corner leveling stabilizer jacks. This light mast trailer also features a receiving bracket to secure the folded light mast during transit.

This light tower can withstand winds up to 125 mph when lowered to 10 feet. Larson Electronics can equip the mast with 1000W or 1500W Metal Halide lights or a wide variety of high powered LED lights with comparable power. The trailer includes a choice of either the manual 1,000 lbs hand winches, included standard, or optional electric winches. Either 120VAC or 12/24VDC compressors are both available during the customization process.

LINE-X Now Offers Truck Accessories

Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover

LINE-X Protective Coatings, a developer and provider of protective coatings, has announced its new custom truck division, Truck Gear by LINE-X. Truck Gear by LINE-X is the newest must-have accessory line for trucks that is being offered as private-labeled accessories from LINE-X and sold exclusively through LINE-X franchises. The all-new division will enable franchise locations to become one-stop-shop truck upfit and customization centers. Franchisees will now be able to offer customers the already impressive LINE-X bedliners with the addition of a full line of customized accessories.

Truck Gear by LINE-X will be the next phase of the continued expansion of the LINE-X Network to go beyond traditional bedliners. Truck Gear by LINE-X will feature several accessory options, including round step bars, bull bars, grill guards, oval step bars, tri-fold tonneau covers, roll-up tonneau covers and hard rolling tonneau covers. With Truck Gear by LINE-X franchisees will have direct access to the new line of truck accessories tailored specifically for LINE-X customers that will only be available at over 400 LINE-X franchise locations in North America.

The following is a full list and description of the all-new accessories being offered with Truck Gear by LINE-X:

Truck Gear by LINE-X 3.5² Round Step Bar
Truck Gear by LINE-X Step Bars will be available in 3.5² round high quality stainless tubing. Available for GMC, Chevy, Dodge, Ford and Toyota trucks, these step bars feature an increased surface area for safer stepping. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with custom mounting brackets. Available in stainless steel, black or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Bull Bar
Truck Gear by LINE-X Bull Bars will be available in high quality 3² diameter tubing with an integrated and removable skid plate to offer additional style and protection. Made from heavy duty one-piece construction, Truck Gear by LINE-X Bull Bars come with pre-drilled holes for auxiliary lights. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with bolt on brackets. Available in stainless steel, black or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Grill Guard
Truck Gear by LINE-X Grill Guards offer protective rubber stripping and removable headlight covers. Made from heavy duty one-piece construction, Truck Gear by LINE-X Grill Guards will come with pre-drilled holes for auxiliary lights. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with bolt on brackets. Available in stainless steel, black or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X 5² Oval Step Bar
Truck Gear by LINE-X step bars offer a bold, stylish look with large step pads for easier vehicle entry. Easy, no drill installation is made possible with unique heavy duty brackets. Available in stainless steel or can be sprayed with customizable LINE-X coating.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-Fold Tonneau Cover
Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-fold Tonneau Covers come fully assembled, ready to mount right from the box. With simple installation, each Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-fold Tonneau Cover is equipped with a unique clamp closure system, so strong that a vehicle can be driven with the tonneau cover folded open ­ perfect for hauling oversized loads. Custom made for each installation, the Truck Gear by LINE-X Tri-fold Tonneau Cover showcases a luxurious look for truck beds, cuts vehicle drag for improved miles per gallon and protects the truck bed and cargo from outside elements.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Roll-Up Tonneau Cover
Truck Gear by LINE-X Roll-Up Tonneau Covers are an easy to install, soft cover with a low profile design, sitting only 1² above the truck bed. This roll-up cover offers easy operation, premium nylon straps for secure storage and a patented auto latch, dual locking system. Designed to protect from water, snow and dust, the Truck Gear by LINE-X Roll-Up Tonneau Cover is made from heavy duty materials for long lasting durability.

Truck Gear by LINE-X Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover
Truck Gear by LINE-X Tonneau Hard Rolling Tonneau Cover gives full unobstructed use of the entire truck bed. Hard Rolling Tonneau Covers are tough, all-season covers that fit Chevy, GMC, Dodge, Ford, Honda, Nissan, Toyota, Mazda, Isuzu, Mitsubishi and Volkswagen trucks. Offering fully unobstructed use of the entire truck bed, it combines the best of the market¹s offerings of tonneau covers, with all the advantages of a soft cover in a hard exterior.

IKO Changes Packaging on Its Goldshield Ice & Water Protector

IKO has announced packaging changes to its GoldShield Ice & Water Protector.

IKO has announced packaging changes to its GoldShield Ice & Water Protector.

IKO has announced packaging changes to its GoldShield Ice & Water Protector to provide added user friendliness to roofers and product dealers.

The new GoldShield Ice & Water Protector will be available in the form of a fully enclosed, shrink wrapped film on individual rolls replacing the previous boxed roll format that was shrink wrapped by the pallet. The new film packaging is water resistant and treated for enhanced UV resistance improving the ability to store it outdoors. The packaging is also smaller in size allowing for an increased number of rolls per pallet and reducing the inventory space required for storage purposes.

Because there is no change to the product itself suppliers will be able to mix the new packaging and their existing supply. The products are totally compatible.