Exterior Soffit Material Is Lightweight PVC

Zip-UP Ceiling finishing system

Zip-UP Ceiling finishing system

Zip-UP Ceiling finishing system is a game-changer for finishing the underside of exterior soffits at schools, hospitals, airports and commercial facilities. Zip-UP Ceiling is made from extremely sturdy lightweight PVC components and sports a long life cycle and low maintenance.

Testing for wind pressure, under static load and cyclic load, was performed in accordance with the requirements of the Florida Building Code (High Velocity Hurricane Zone) and the product meets every Florida standard for static and cyclic load tests of hurricane strength winds. The Static Load Test (TAS 202) is performed, in several ascending stages, under test conditions that eventually meet -110 psf design pressure for a prescribed length of time. The Cyclic Load Test (TAS 203) tests under various alternating positive/negative pressures for 631 cycles.

Made from durable interlocking PVC components engineered to fit together easily, Zip-UP Ceiling provides a flat, clean, grid-free washable mildew and mold resistant paintable ceiling surface. The panels unzip for quick access to mechanical and electrical services in the soffit. Zip-UP Ceiling is rust-free and can be cleaned with a garden hose.

Zip-UP Ceiling installs easily with just a few tools. The screw-in and zip-in-place system uses just a few components, including a main rail, foot-wide panels that are the visible surface of the system, and a hurricane L channel that supports the main rail.

Zip-UP Ceiling is available in three finishes, sand pebble (embossed), serrated and smooth, in white and in beige. The main rails and panels are available in 12- and 16-foot lengths.

The manufacturer warrants that the system is free from defects, materials and workmanship for 25 years from the date of purchase and that the components will continue to zip together for that time.

Telescoping Light Mast has 360-degree Rotating Capabilities

Larson Electronics' 16 foot telescoping light mast with 360-degree rotating capabilities.

Larson Electronics’ 16 foot telescoping light mast with 360-degree rotating capabilities.

Industrial lighting specialists Larson Electronics have announced the release of a 16 foot telescoping light mast with 360-degree rotating capabilities that is equipped with two Class 1 Division 1 150 watt LED light fixtures. The LM-16-EPL-2X150RT is a fold over light mast that produces 24,000 lumens of light capable of illuminating 1.25 acres of work space.

The LM-16-EPL-2X150RT produced by Larson Electronics features a rotating boom that allows for 360° of rotation, a removable mast head affixed with two 150 watt explosion proof LEDs, and an easy fold over assembly for. This light boom can be extended to a height of 16 feet for effective coverage and collapsed to 10 feet. The mast is elevated from its folding position with a 1,000 pound hand winch that is fitted with 3/16-inch cable. A second 1,000 pound winch provides the 10 to 16 foot elevation of the mast. The 360° rotation is provided by a single T-Handle. By loosening the T-Handle, operators can rotate the mast with ease in either direction and can be locked into place once the desired position is found.

The two explosion proof LED light fixtures on this mast produce 24,000 lumens of light while drawing only 300 watts of power. These explosion proof LED fixtures are Class 1, Division 1 & 2, Groups C & D and Class 2, Divisions 1 & 2, Groups E, F, & G rated for use within the most demanding hazardous locations. The lights are wired to an explosion proof junction box at the base of the tower and 10 inches of SOOW cable terminated in an explosion proof 5-15 plug is included. A 36-inch wide and 1Ž4-inch thick mounting plate is attached to the upper section of the mast which provides a strong and stable platform for the two light fixtures.

These light masts are typically mounted to trailers or other stable surfaces by a 15 by 13 inches, 1Ž4 inch thick mounting baseplate which has been predrilled to accept six 3Ž4 inch anchor bolts. When lowered to 10 feet, the mast can withstand winds up to 125 miles per hour. The light tower weighs approximately 400 pounds and can easily support and lift 150 pounds of weight.

Screw Fastens Wood to Concrete

The WOOD-TO-CONCRETE Tapping Screw from Triangle Fastener Corp.

The WOOD-TO-CONCRETE Tapping Screw from Triangle Fastener Corp.

The WOOD-TO-CONCRETE Tapping Screw from Triangle Fastener Corp. was developed for attaching 2X wood to concrete, masonry or block. Engineered with a proprietary “Hex-Countersunk” drive, it provides the driving stability of a hex drive with the flush mounting feature of a countersunk-head wood screw. The product has been coated for corrosion protection even in treated wood. Case hardened dual thread taps concrete and provides pullout resistance while the nail point guides the screw into concrete and assists in removing debris in the hole.

Report Assists with Gutter Systems

EagleView Technologies Inc.'s GutterReport

EagleView Technologies Inc.’s GutterReport

EagleView Technologies Inc. has introduced the GutterReport, an EagleView measurement report designed specifically to help with the sales, marketing and installation of gutter systems. The report is offered for commercial and residential properties and provides eave measurements, downspout and miter corner count, as well as total number of stories by direction. The customized cover page and color photos of the property turn the report into a professional presentation tool that can lead to increased sales closing rates.

Machine Applies Coatings Evenly

The Spraybot from Sprayworks Equipment Group

The Spraybot from Sprayworks Equipment Group

The Spraybot from Sprayworks Equipment Group is a spray gun mounted on a motorized mobile spray machine that is designed to evenly apply coating materials to roofs and more. The spray gun oscillates, delivering a wide angle—up to 7 1/2 feet—of material to its targeted surface. The Spraybot features two DC motors, user-friendly controls, an adjustable spray-head mounting device and speed-control options. It can process approximately 5 to 50 pounds of material per minute and can operate for 8 hours on 1 gallon of gas.

Anchor for Fall Protection and Accessory Attachment

Qualcraft Industries’ HitchClip

Qualcraft Industries’ HitchClip

Qualcraft Industries’ HitchClip functions as a permanently installed anchor point. Made from durable and lightweight powder coated aluminum, the HitchClip requires six screws or six nails for installation. Available in black, gray or brown, the product’s sleek design blends in with nearly any roof. Its patented “key-hole” connection point allows it to be used as a standard fall-protection anchor and with numerous attachment accessories, such as Qualcraft’s Bunk Jack, Roof Jack, Guardrails, Workbench and more.

Ridge Vent Provides Continuous Airflow

Benjamin Obdyke Inc.'s Shark Vent XLP

Benjamin Obdyke Inc.’s Shark Vent XLP

Benjamin Obdyke Inc. has introduced its Shark Vent XLP, an externally baffled shingle-over-roof ridge vent available in 25-foot rolls. Shark Vent effectively extracts heat and moisture from residential attics by providing continuous airflow along the attic ridge, the hottest part of the attic. Its sine-wave-shaped internal and external baffles with 1/8-inchwide vent holes protect attics from rain, snow and insect infiltration. For extreme weather areas, Shark Vent also comes in a filtered option (Xtra).

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.