Flash and Seal Single-Ply Membrane Components

Lucas #9500 Single-Ply Sealant is a one-component, non-shrink, advanced technology polyurethane sealant designed for the construction of liquid flashing systems and sealing pitch pockets and pans, metal roof seams and fasteners, inlaid gutters, polyurethane foam, PVC and EPDM roofs.

Lucas #9500 Single-Ply Sealant is a one-component, non-shrink, advanced technology polyurethane sealant designed for the construction of liquid flashing systems and sealing pitch pockets and pans, metal roof seams and fasteners, inlaid gutters, polyurethane foam, PVC and EPDM roofs.

Lucas #9500 Single-Ply Sealant is a one-component, non-shrink, advanced technology polyurethane sealant designed for the construction of liquid flashing systems and sealing pitch pockets and pans, metal roof seams and fasteners, inlaid gutters, polyurethane foam, PVC and EPDM roofs.The semi-self-leveling properties make it so that it can be used to seal seams and repair single-ply membranes at any slope. It may also be used on TPO roofs when primed with Lucas #8015.

The Lucas #9500 is compatible with Lucas water-based acrylic coatings. It is suitable for repairing hail-damaged polyurethane foam roofs. It may also be used in conjunction with custom-manufactured Lucas PolyPans and metal pitch pockets.

The #9500 comes in white and black colors, guns easily in cold or hot weather, and comes packaged 12 per case.

Patented Material Protects Buildings, Roofs Against Rain, Wind

Patented material, Stormseal, protects buildings and roofs from wind and rain.

Patented material, Stormseal, protects buildings and roofs from wind and rain.

After devastating storms hit the Dandenongs, Victoria, in October more severe weather followed, but 90 homes initially affected were protected from further damage by Stormseal, a patented material, designed to heat-seal buildings and roofs against wind and rain when damaged by storms or left open during construction.  But more accredited fitters need training.

Nick Hatch, Director of Insurance Roofing Services – which looks after securing damaged homes following storms, says after more bad weather hit they received no calls to resecure covers from homes fitted with Stormseal.

Stormseal inventor and managing director, Matthew Lennox, says the company is working with Pinnacle Safety and Training and offering Stormseal national accredited training programs to tradespeople while Australian insurance companies are hopeful more tradesman will be trained sooner rather than later.

The idea for Stormseal came to managing director Matthew Lennox when he was overseeing repairs and reconstruction on behalf of several insurance companies following storm episodes and during continual wet and windy conditions, where he saw damages claims multiply due to failing tarpaulins. He also presented his invention on the “ABC’s New Inventors” show and it took off from there.

ECHOTape Repair Tape Now Sold by The Home Depot via HomeDepot.com

Pressure-sensitive tape supplier, ECHOtape’s full repair line will be sold online by a home improvement retailer, The Home Depot via HomeDepot.com. Launched in 2014 at the beginning of the third quarter, the repair line provides contractors with an alternative to duct tapes, and is designed to deliver solutions for repairs, sealing and waterproofing.

“We are very excited to be working with such a trusted name in home improvement like The Home Depot,” says Risa Edelstein, director of marketing for ECHOtape. “We dedicate our business to providing the ultimate tape solutions for a variety of applications and now contractors, remodelers, retrofitters and builders across the nation can purchase our performance-based repair tapes.”

ECHOtape’s comprehensive repair line is geared towards building contractors. In total, seven tapes are available now on HomeDepot.com. The products include three types of repair tapes with different color options:

  • All Purpose Repair Tape: This tape leaves little residue in comparison to a duct tape and is thick and flexible. Ideal for stretching and wrapping, this tape can be used for temporary repairs as well as for rips, tears, gashes and holes. This tape is available in clear and white.
  • All Weather Repair Tape: This tape is made with a butyl-based adhesive, which makes it sticky enough for applications to concrete, stone, wood, glass, metal, plastic, cement, plywood, and damp fabrics, and is ideal for sealing holes and cracks. It is puncture- and tear-resistant, waterproof, and will not crack in temperatures as low as -30 F or fail in temperatures as high as 200 F if applied correctly. The tape is available in white, silver and black.
  • All Leak Repair Tape: Also made with butyl-based adhesive, it is considered an extreme adhesive tape with double the stickiness of the All Weather Repair Tape. It shares many of the same qualities, including being waterproof, but is also resistant to corrosion. Because of its high level of adhesive, it can be used for repairing leaks in roof joints, skylights, RVs, pools and ponds. This tape is available in black and white.

“We are committed to making our products widely available to contractors in the U.S.,” says Edelstein. “This is an important step in increasing convenience for purchasers, and we look forward to continuing to expand our reach and product availability.”