Protect Roof Sheathing from Moisture

Proof Dura-Felt from Insulation Solutions

Proof Dura-Felt from Insulation Solutions

Proof Dura-Felt from Insulation Solutions Inc. is designed to protect roof sheathing from moisture penetration. It provides an essential layer of protection beneath the roofing material, acting as a secondary barrier to moisture that might otherwise be absorbed into the sheathing.

The 10-mil product is composed of 8×8 HDPE laminated to point-bonded PP-coated with high COF co-polymers for traction. At 4.75 ounces per square yard, it offers a tensile strength that meets ASTM D751.

Roof Windows Are Operated By Hand

VELUX's GDL CABRIO roof window

VELUX’s GDL CABRIO roof window

Roof windows and skylights share common elements, including glass, wood frames, sashes and aluminum. But skylights are designed for out-of-reach applications and can be automated while roof windows are within reach and are operated by hand.

Roof windows utilize a ventilation flap that allows fresh air circulation even while the unit is closed. Roof window sashes also rotate inward for easy cleaning from the inside.

VELUX produces two types of roof windows: the deck mount GPL Top hinged model which opens to a 45-degree angle to satisfy current requirements for emergency escape and rescue, while admitting natural light and passive ventilation, and the deck mount GDL CABRIO roof window which utilizes a dual-sash operation that allows the top to open upward to 45 degrees for ventilation and the bottom to open outward to create a roof balcony. The design makes the CABRIO a “fresh air” alternative to a dormer and it can also provide emergency escape and rescue capabilities.

Both models can be fitted with blinds and screens and provide decorative flair in addition to their functional features.

System Combines Flashing and Counterflashing

FlashCo's FlashCap System

FlashCo’s FlashCap System

FlashCap’s innovative design and easy one-minute installation provides contractors with a fast, high-quality option for flashings. The FlashCap System from FlashCo combines the flashing and counterflashing, completely sealing the penetration without compromising the integrity of the protrusion. With FlashCap, venting capacity is maximized while the pipe and flashing are allowed to naturally expand and contract.

The purpose of the prefabricated part is to save the contractor field fabrication and installation time and provide a quality part fabricated in a controlled factory environment. The FlashCap system eliminates the need for a hose clamp and caulking. Compared to the universal boots in the market, FlashCap does not need to be cut down to fit the penetration. The FlashCap system is made to size and is customizable for a snug and secure fit. When utilizing FlashCap the seal is complete and simply needs to be heat welded to be secure. The FlashCap is available in TPO, PVC and lead.

The mission of FlashCo is to save the roofing contractor time and money by providing quality products that are easy to install.

Tripod Light Collapses for Easy Transport and Storage

Stanley</a> FatMax Portable Tripod Light

Stanley FatMax Portable Tripod Light

The new Stanley FatMax Portable Tripod Light provides 360-degree lighting for large and small jobs, power outages and outdoor events. The Portable Tripod light is corded, cordless and rechargeable. With 45 watts of ultra-bright LEDs, the rechargeable light reaches up to 2400 lumens. The 90-degree adjustable hinges and 360-degree pivoting base allow for multi-directional positioning to cover larger areas. The 3 detachable cordless lights are great for smaller jobs and can be used in tighter spaces for maximum brightness. Each separate light runs for up to 10 hours and features Lithium Ion technology to stay charged for up to 12 months.

The Stanley FatMax tripod light is rechargeable and provides up to 10 hours extended runtime. The unit is lightweight and easy to use for a variety of outdoor situations. After use, the tripod stand collapses for easy transport and storage.

Natural Orange Solvent Designed to Clean Up Tar, Asphalt, Mastic and More

Roofer’s and Paver’s Edge Tar, Asphalt, Adhesive and Tack Oil Remover

Roofer’s and Paver’s Edge Tar, Asphalt, Adhesive and Tack Oil Remover

Roofer’s and Paver’s Edge Tar, Asphalt, Adhesive and Tack Oil Remover is the strongest natural orange solvent available. Specifically formulated for the tough jobs encountered by roofing and paving companies, this biodegradable product is safe on most painted surfaces. The product is great for tar, asphalt, oil, grease, adhesives, mastic, etc. It is biodegradable and 100 percent natural. The convenient aerosols make cleanup a breeze.

Available in convenient aerosols, 4- by 1-gallons, 35-gallon drums and 55-gallon drums.

Pipe Flashing Features Compression Collar to Prevent Relaxation Away from Pipe

Ultimate Pipe Flashing from Lifetime Tool & Building Products LLC

Ultimate Pipe Flashing from Lifetime Tool & Building Products LLC

The Ultimate Pipe Flashing from Lifetime Tool & Building Products LLC features a proprietary PVC compression collar that prevents relaxation away from the pipe. Its premium tested materials include ultra-pure high consistency molded silicone rubber and Kynar PVDF-coated 24-gauge galvanized sheet metal. A lubricant towelette is supplied to aid in installation. The generous perimeter flashing allows for proper sealing—ample 4 inches of flashing on each side, 6 inches at the top, 3 inches at the bottom (all minimums from the embodiment). Plate flanges have nailing slots for ease of installation. This true long-term solution replaces lead and accommodates flat roofs to slopes 18:12 plus.

Underlayment Provides Traction During Roof Installation

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt has made available its patented WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt has made available its patented WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment.

Owens Corning Roofing and Asphalt has made available its patented WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment that helps make installation safe for contractors working on the roof. The product’s design is engineered with SureStep Technology, which features a non-abrasive surface, providing excellent traction to help roofing crews reduce the potential for slippage. As part of the Owens Corning Total Protection Roofing System, WeatherLock Mat Self Adhering Underlayment acts as a secondary water shedding layer under shingles to deliver the weather protection that homeowners expect, while featuring the self-adhering, lightweight and versatile design contractors need for convenient and safe installation.

New Roofing Ventilation Products

CertainTeed Intake Vent

CertainTeed Intake Vent

Strengthening its position as a one-stop-shop for complete roof solutions, CertainTeed announces the introduction of seven new roofing ventilation products. Part of the CertainTeed Integrity Roof System, the new product line includes CertainTeed Ridge Vent, CertainTeed Rolled Ridge Vent and CertainTeed Intake Vent.

CertainTeed Ridge Vent is available in 7, 9 and 12 inches with filtered and unfiltered options. Each ridge vent is made of high quality co-polymer to remain sturdy, nailable and flexible. Reinforced ribs provide greater stability and rigidity, imprinted slot guides ensure proper slot width, and nail holes and nail lines enable easy, mistake-free installation. The product line also includes a Class A fire-rated vent.

CertainTeed Rolled Ridge Vent, also available in filtered and unfiltered, is designed for use in roof pitches from 3/12 to 12/12. The product features a unique, virtually invisible profile that installs fast.

CertainTeed Intake Vent is easily installed on a shingled roof with or without overhangs, and can be used to supplement existing soffit or undereave vents. Internal baffles, drainage system and weather filter provide three levels of weather protection. The intake vent allows air to flow into the attic and helps prevent heat build-up and ice dams.

The new ventilation products feature proven, effective technology for shingle roofs in all climates and come with a lifetime limited warranty and five-year SureStart Protection.

The products are designed with an external baffle to deflect wind and weather over the vent, creating low pressure above the vent to pull air out of the attic. Each vent comes in a black finish to blend with a variety of shingle colors and create a clean, uncluttered roofline. All provide excellent weather protection and prevent premature deterioration of roofing materials by continuously moving air year-round to improve interior comfort.

More than 30 Ladder Rack Models Fit Seven new RAM ProMaster Configurations

Safe Fleet Brand announces availability of more than 30 different ladder rack models to fit the seven new RAM ProMaster configurations

Safe Fleet Brand announces availability of more than 30 different ladder rack models to fit the seven new RAM ProMaster configurations

Prime Design, a Safe Fleet Brand, announces availability of more than 30 different ladder rack models to fit the seven new RAM ProMaster configurations.

The firm now has ladder racks that carry a 6-foot step ladder, a 40-foot extension ladder, and anything in between. All of the ladder rack models are aluminum, which means drivers can carry more ladder weight compared to steel solutions. It also means they don’t have to deal with the unsightly mess that rust leaves behind.

Prime Design ladder racks optimize ergonomics through leverage, positioning and smooth, hydraulic assistance. This combination eliminates operators from having to climb on a tire or bumper—actions that can lead to an accident and recordable injuries.

Prime Design’s seven full-time territory managers work with customers to determine the best ladder rack model to meet their unique job requirements.

PVDF Coil Coating Resists Acid Rain

Dura Coat Products Inc. has introduced a coastal coating system to resist corrosive environments

Dura Coat Products Inc. has introduced a coastal coating system to resist corrosive environments

To combat environmental conditions harmful to metal roofs, coil coatings manufacturer Dura Coat Products Inc. has introduced a coastal coating system to resist corrosive environments. The formulation features PVDF-based Durapon 70 as a top coat applied over Dura Coat’s DC425G 380 high-build primer. Conditions include salt air within 1,500 feet of the coast, and acidic rains such as those common in the heavy industrial areas of the nation.

Durapon 70 is one of Dura Coat’s new generation PVDF coatings designed to create an exceptionally tough surface that’s resistant to scratching, scuffing, transit abrasion and the elements, yet is flexible for the most demanding post-forming operations.

For added protection, Dura Coat now offers new Edge Seal, a clear, air dry sealer that is applied with a roller to help seal cut edges of metal panels and trim that occur during the installation process. Edge Seal can also be applied during routine roof maintenance.

Dura Coat Product’s Durapon 70 provides some of the finest metal protection available. With the addition of the new Edge Seal Coating, raw metal edges are also protected against corrosion.