Attachment Systems for Standing-seam Metal

S-5! has released the X-Gard pipe snow-retention system and the S-5! Utility System.

S-5! has released the X-Gard pipe snow-retention system and the S-5! Utility System.

S-5! has released the X-Gard pipe snow retention system and the S-5! Utility System. Both can be attached to major standing-seam metal roof profiles without damaging the roof and voiding the roof manufacturers’ warranties. X-Gard spans up to 48 inches and can be purchased as a one- or two-pipe system, depending on project specifics. The Utility System enables easy attachment of signs, banners, light fixtures, gas pipe, antennas, roof walkways, HVAC equipment, lightning-protection systems, condensate lines, stack/flue bracing and more. The Utility System can be rotated 360 degrees for orientation versatility.

Create a Virtual Office

While on the roof, roofers are difficult to reach. But by having a professional receptionist from Opus Virtual Offices answer their phones, roofing companies can now present a professional image and convert business at a higher rate. Also, by having a professional address, the roofing company now has someone to receive mail and packages while they are on the roof. A virtual office is defined as a complete business system that utilizes advanced technology to create a flexible online workplace. Opus VO reduces the costs and hassles of renting physical space and combines the best features of a low-cost virtual office.

Contractors Help with the Development of Designer Shingle

Malarkey Roofing Products' Windsor Heavyweight Shingle

Malarkey Roofing Products’ Windsor Heavyweight Shingle

Malarkey Roofing Products has made available its elegant Windsor Heavyweight Shingle, which was created by contractors and the Malarkey Technical, Research and Development teams. Six individual shingle styles with 18 tab size variations are specially engineered to allow for easy book-style application using any order of shingles. The tabs were also elongated to 5 3/4 inches to offer large coverage area. The Windsor shingle features Scotchgard Algae Resistant Protection, UL 2218 Class 4 impact resistance, rain seal protection and cold weather flexibility to 0 F.

Edge Metal Products Feature TPO Skirt

Mule-Hide Products' TPO-coated metal edge products with an attached 6-inch TPO skirt

Mule-Hide Products’ TPO-coated metal edge products with an attached 6-inch TPO skirt

Mule-Hide Products has introduced TPO-coated metal edge products with an attached 6-inch TPO skirt. The skirt can be heat-welded to the perimeter TPO membrane, making installation faster by eliminating a lot of required hand-welding with traditional non-skirted products. Available in white, the products include a drip edge, T-edge, double-folded T-edge and gravel stop edge.

Rolling Metal Storage System Features Auto-return Closing Drawers

DEWALT's rolling Metal Storage system

DEWALT’s rolling Metal Storage system

DEWALT announced the national launch of its new rolling Metal Storage system for the automotive industry, contractors, and more.

The two products include a 36-inch 6-Drawer Top Chest—model DWMT73678—and a 36-inch 5-Drawer Roller Cabinet—model DWMT73679. Combined, the Top Chest and Roller Cabinet deliver up to 1,400 pound load capacity.

After extensive end-user research, DEWALT has built the rolling Metal Storage system to feature auto-return closing drawers, 100-pound capacity ball bearing drawers, 200-pound capacity extra deep bottom drawer, and fully extendable drawers.

The Metal Storage products are designed to be durable and tough, and offer a new level of convenience and lots of storage room. The pull-out drawers are deep and large enough to store and organize an array of large tools. The top lid design provides enough clearance to allow a DEWALT 20 Volt Drill to stand with the lid closed. Knockouts in the back of the top lid allow power cords to run inside for battery charging, with the lid closed and locked.

The drawers on the Top Chest and Roller Cabinet feature 100-pound auto-return drawer slides for heavy-duty storage capacity. Top and bottom keys are included for an internal locking mechanism with breakaway keys. Heavy-duty casters offer durability and easy movement.

The Top Chest provides 9,096 cubic inches of storage space with 10 3/8-inch deep top that stores a variety of power tools and hand tools for easy access. Specially designed gas lid stays offer smooth opening and closing to the top lid, as well as hold the lid open.

The Roller Cabinet features 12,896 cubic inches of storage space. An extra deep 12-inch bottom drawer offers additional storage with 200-pound capacity.

Snow Retention System Works with Most Standing Seam Metal Roofs

Sno Gem's iClad Snow Retention System

Sno Gem’s iClad Snow Retention System

Sno Gem Inc. recently introduced the iClad Snow Retention System, a bar/fence system that works with most standing seam metal roofing systems.

iClad is an innovative system that attaches to the standing seam with the company’s Sno Cube clamp. It attaches to virtually any standing seam metal roofing profile with WaveLock technology, unique and stronger due to the fact that it provides three points of attachment without penetration. Sno Cube’s Silver Bullet set screws include a rounded “bullet” tip to maximize strength without compromising the paint finish or the material.

The iClad and iClad-S offer a 2- or 3-inch-high profile and can accommodate any pre-finished metal trim to match the color of your standing seam metal roof panel.

The iClad system is available in standard mill finish aluminum, allowing contractors to keep the product in stock, avoiding construction delays. Once installed, it’s easy to attach the pre-finished metal trim from the material that was used to install the roofing panels onto the face of the iBeam to produce an aesthetically pleasing and effective snow retention system that matches the standing seam metal roof.

The iClad is constructed of aircraft-grade aluminum extrusion and includes an iPlate for sliding snow and ice. No painting is required.

Low-profile Pancake Head Screw Line Is Introduced

Triangle Fastener Corp. has added a #12-24 by 1 1/4-inch DP5 to the CONCEALOR Low Profile Pancake Head Screw line.

Triangle Fastener Corp. has added a #12-24 by 1 1/4-inch DP5 to the CONCEALOR Low Profile Pancake Head Screw line.

Triangle Fastener Corp. announces the addition of a #12-24 by 1 1/4-inch DP5 to the CONCEALOR Low Profile Pancake Head Screw line.

The #12-24 by 1 1/4-inch DP5 can drill and tap up to 1/2-inch-thick steel even at an angle. It is supplied with TRI-SEAL 1,000 hours salt-spray finish for superior corrosion resistant and reduces drive torque.

Features and Benefits

  • Low profile pancake head provides additional clearance and better aesthetics compared to hex washer
    head screws.
  • DP5 drill point for drilling and tapping up to 1/2-inch-thick steel.
  • #2 square recess for superior driving stability.
  • TRI-SEAL 1,000-hrs salt spray finish reduces tapping torque and increases resistance to corrosion.

CONCEALOR provides a large selection of low-profile pancake head screws for the industry.

Detect Leaks and Ensure Quality in Low-slope Roof Systems

Vector mapping from IR Analyzers detects leaks in low-slope roof systems.

Vector mapping from IR Analyzers detects leaks in low-slope roof systems.

Electric vector mapping from IR Analyzers is a cutting-edge technology that is redefining the art of leak detection and quality assurance in low-slope roofing and waterproofing systems. Low Voltage Vector Mapping is a method of electronic leak detection that pinpoints breaches in the roof membrane by tracing the flow of an electric current across the membrane surface. Already Europe’s most widely used method for detecting roof leaks, vector mapping is rapidly being adopted by manufacturers, contractors and specifiers in the United States.

Electronic Leak Detection eliminates the dangers and potential damage inherent in traditional flood testing. Unlike the interpretive process of water, flood, infrared or nuclear testing, vector mapping detects membrane faults directly. It is ideal for quality and warranty assurance needs, for leak testing of green (vegetative) and ballasted roofs, and for leak detection in all low-slope roofing systems in which the membrane is not electrically conductive and the deck can be electrically grounded. Even pinhole leaks invisible to the naked eye can be pinpointed with Electronic Leak Detection, and repairs can be made on the spot and immediately retested to ensure watertight results.

Vapor Retarder, Air Barrier Contributes to Thermal and Waterproofing Performance

Duro-Last Inc. has added to its Duro-Guard product line with Duro-Guard SOPRAVAP'R, a vapor retarder and air barrier membrane.

Duro-Last Inc. has added to its Duro-Guard product line with Duro-Guard SOPRAVAP’R, a vapor retarder and air barrier membrane.

Duro-Last Inc. has added to its Duro-Guard product line with Duro-Guard SOPRAVAP’R, a vapor retarder and air barrier membrane. This product is composed of a self-adhesive SBS modified bitumen with a polyethylene facer on the top surface and a silicone release film on bottom. Duro-Guard SOPRAVAP’R addresses the movement of air in roof assemblies as required in the 2012 International Energy Code.

When correctly engineered into a roof assembly, it will contribute to long-lasting thermal and waterproofing performance in all climate zones for all colors including white membranes provided by Duro-Last. Duro-Guard SOPRAVAP’R can also be used as a temporary roof in new construction or roof tear offs. Duro-Guard SOPRAVAP’R can be installed on steel, plywood, gypsum, concrete board, asphalt panel or concrete deck. The addition of the Duro-Guard SOPRAVAP’R provides Duro-Last customers with another Edge-to-Edge & Deck-to-Sky solution.

Roof Bracket Allows Staging of Materials without Covering Anchor Screws

Acro Building Systems' Johnny Jack roof bracket

Acro Building Systems’ Johnny Jack roof bracket

The Johnny Jack roof bracket’s patent-pending design provides a better platform for staging materials on steep-slope roofs. Made in the U.S.A. by Acro Building Systems, the roof bracket is designed to stage materials on architectural roofing, including metal shingles, slate, tile and asphalt, while never covering the anchor screws. It features a 5 1/2-inch surface clearance, and is ideal for working around dormers. Operational dimensions are 7 by 1 foot and the bracket folds to 48 inches for storage. The bracket, which weighs 14 pounds, is powder coated safety yellow and spans 6 1/2 feet.