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.

New Family of Roof Boards for Commercial Assemblies

National Gypsum's DEXcell product line features high-performance roof boards for commercial roofing systems.

National Gypsum’s DEXcell product line features high-performance roof boards for commercial roofing systems.

National Gypsum has launched DEXcell, a new family of high-performance roof boards for commercial roofing systems.

The DEXcell brand family includes three products:

    1. DEXcell brand Glass Mat Roof Board
    2. DEXcell brand FA Glass Mat Roof Board (for fully adhered membrane systems)
    3. DEXcell brand Cement Roof Board (a lightweight cement board for the roofing industry that will withstand prolonged exposure to moisture)

National Gypsum’s new DEXcell family has gone through rigorous third-party testing and carry a number of approvals and meet various industry standards to resist mold and provide a fire barrier for commercial structures, such as schools, hospitals and hotels.

DEXcell Glass Mat Roof Board and DEXcell FA Glass Mat Roof Board are mold resistant gypsum boards designed for use as a coverboard and/or thermal barrier in commercial roofing applications. Both are produced in 1/4-, 1/2- and 5/8-inch thicknesses and 4-foot wide in 4- and 8-foot lengths. These products score and cut easily and are specially coated on the front, back and sides for easy handling.

DEXcell Glass Mat Roof Board is ideally suited for mechanically fastened roof systems and has coated fiberglass facers with an enhanced gypsum core.

DEXcell FA Glass Mat Roof Board is designed for fully adhered roof systems, and is manufactured with heavy-duty coated fiberglass facers with an enhanced gypsum core.

DEXcell brand Cement Roof Board is a lightweight moisture- and mold-resistant cement board designed for use as a cover board and/or thermal barrier in all commercial roofing applications. It provides a fire barrier and a thermal barrier. These boards are manufactured of Portland cement, lightweight aggregate and glass mesh that provide an exceptionally hard, durable surface. It is produced in 7/16-inch thickness and 4-feet wide in 4- and 8-foot lengths.

Charge Devices On the Go

Stanley's 140 Watt Portable Power Inverter

Stanley’s 140 Watt Portable Power Inverter

The new Stanley 140 Watt Portable Power Inverter provides power on the go to charge cell phones, laptops, DVD players, gaming devices and more. Just plug the power cord into a vehicle’s 12 Volt DC port (cigarette lighter) and enjoy the convenience of household outlets and a USB port. The additional USB port allows you to charge and power smart phones, tablets and much more from just about anywhere. The 140 watt power inverter includes two electrical household style outlets and a USB port. With an easy to install mounting kit, the inverter attaches to carpeted surfaces with hook and loop adhesive or slides in and out of a bracket that can be mounted to the dash inside a vehicle.

Radiant Barrier Combines Energy Efficiency with Moisture Protection

Huber Engineered Woods has released its ZIP System radiant barrier.

Huber Engineered Woods has released its ZIP System radiant barrier.

The most recent innovation from Huber Engineered Woods combines superior strength and stiffness, moisture resistance, and now a radiant heat barrier. The new ZIP System radiant barrier incorporates the signature ZIP System technology with radiant heat protection.

ZIP System radiant barrier combines the energy-efficiency benefits of radiant barrier with the superior moisture protection and simple installation of ZIP System sheathing. The panels are now available for national distribution.

ZIP System radiant barrier panels block up to 97 percent of radiant heat transfer which can lower attic temperatures by as much as 30 degrees. The all-in-one sheathing allows for a faster, more efficient installation, providing an instant 180-day rough dry-in. Homeowners also can reap the benefits of ZIP System Radiant Barrier, as the roof panels reduce home cooling costs up to 12 percent.*

ZIP System radiant barrier roof panels are available in 1/2-, 5/8-, and 7/16-inch thicknesses. ZIP System roof panels eliminate the need for felt paper, resulting in a more efficient building process.

*All testing. Testing was done in accordance with ASTM standard and test methods. The Florida Solar Energy Center/University of Central Florida Publication #FSEC-EN-15-87 titled “Radiant Barriers: A Question & Answer Primer.” Studies represent cases in the Southeast and may not be representative of other regions. Savings also depend on the amount of heat the roof and attic contribute to a home’s cooling load.

Portable Generator Provides Job-site Flexibility

Honda Power Equipment's EB2000i portable generator

Honda Power Equipment’s EB2000i portable generator

Honda Power Equipment recently introduced the new EB2000i, an all-new 2000 watt portable generator equipped with a ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) to meet the Electrical Test Lab and OSHA compliance throughout the country. Based on the extremely popular consumer EU2000i generator model, the new EB2000i maintains key performance attributes of the EU series unit while adding a 120V/20A GFCI receptacle, which provides greater flexibility for most work site applications.

Similar to the EU2000i, the new EB2000i offers inverter power with a maximum output of 2,000 watts with Honda’s fuel-efficient Eco-Throttle. The Eco Throttle feature allows the generator to conserve fuel by varying engine rpm to produce only the power required to operate the equipment, improving fuel economy. Additionally, the EB2000i can operate from four to nine hours without the need for refueling, allowing the potential for working all day without interruption.

Hapco Inc. is a full sales and service center for Honda Power Equipment and stocks Honda’s complete line of generators for roofing professionals. When paired with the BAK RiOn Hand Welder, roofing repairs can be done without the use of building power.

Extendable Light Mast Produces 900,000 Lumens

Larson Electronics' 9000 watt extendable light mast

Larson Electronics’ 9000 watt extendable light mast

Serving the utilities, industrial and commercial business communities for over 40 years, manufacturer and distributor of high grade lighting equipment Larson Electronics has released a new 9000 watt extendable light mast. This mast is equipped with six 1,500 watt metal halide lamps that produce 900,000 lumens of light combined.

The LM-16-FM-6X1500W-EW Light Tower from Larson Electronics is a 16-foot extendable light tower equipped with an electric winch and six metal halide light fixtures that produce approximately 150,000 lumens each. The six 1,500 watt metal halide lamps produce a wide spread of intense white light, allowing this unit to effectively cover large work areas with high quality illumination. These lamps have 19 reflectors and are constructed of aluminum with a clear tempered glass lens which is secured into place with a heavy duty gasket and single ring lock. These floodlights produce a wide flood light pattern capable of illuminating approximately 10 acres. Each floodlight is securely fastened to the light boom and each lamp includes a support bracket to help maintain lamp stability within its housing.

This two section light boom can be extended to 16 feet for maximum area coverage and collapsed to 9 feet. The tower is constructed of square steel tubing. The mast is extended to its full height using an included 1,000 pound rated 120 volt Dutton Lainson electric winch with 3/16 inch aircraft cable. The electric winches are controlled by a programmable logic relay and reflective sensors as opposed to physical limit switches for ease of use and safety. The lamps are connected to the power service via a water tight male pin connector that attaches to a receptacle located on the back of the light boom.

These light masts are typically mounted to trailers or other stable surfaces via a 15 inch by 13 inch, 1Ž2 inch thick mounting base plate which has been predrilled to accept six 3Ž4-inch anchor bolts. A 24-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 metal halide fixtures. This light tower can withstand winds up to 125 mph when lowered to 9.6 feet.