Edge Metal Profile Reduces Material Costs

The EclipsEdge edge metal profile is not fastened to the horizontal surface of the roof, so there are no fasteners to seal with membrane flashing.

The EclipsEdge edge metal profile is not fastened to the horizontal surface of the roof, so there are no fasteners to seal with membrane flashing.

EclipsEdge edge metal profile from Mule-Hide Products Co. makes installing raised roof edges, gravel stops and full coping caps in single-ply roofing systems easier while also reducing material costs.

A two-part design, with a base and a top cover, makes EclipsEdge versatile and helps eliminate entire steps often required in traditional installations. The profile can be used in TPO, EPDM and PVC roofing systems and is not sensitive to membrane thickness.

EclipsEdge is not fastened to the horizontal surface of the roof, so there are no fasteners to seal with membrane flashing. There is no need to install a continuous clip when the face dimension exceeds 4 inches. The ends of the top cover are notched for overlapping, eliminating the need for joint covers.

Using the EclipsEdge provides the same aesthetics from the ground as traditional coping cap installations while using a fraction of the metal. It also eliminates the need to measure and fabricate copings, and then return to the jobsite to complete the job.

Fastener holes are pre-punched for installation. EclipsEdge can be installed using battery-operated equipment.

EclipsEdge complies with ANSI/SPRI ES-1, “Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems Used with Low Slope Roofing Systems.”

EclipsEdge is available in prefinished steel, aluminum, stainless steel and bonderized steel. The standard base is fabricated from 22-gauge GALVALUME Plus steel or .050-gauge aluminum. The cover is available in 24-gauge GALVALUME with mill or Kynar finish, 24-gauge stainless steel or .040-gauge aluminum in mil or Kynar finish. All covers measuring 9- to 13-inches are fabricated with aluminum.

OMG Roofing Launches Webpage Designed To Provide System Resources

OMG Roofing Products of Agawam, Mass. has launched a new webpage designed to provide RhinoBond users with access to system resources that they may need while on the jobsite.

The web page, www.RhinoBondResources.com, includes access to the RhinoBond operating manual and the RhinoBond Best Practice tip sheet, both are provided in English and Spanish. In addition, six videos are accessible from the site, including three videos about the system, wind performance and use over standing seam metal roofs, and three “how to” videos covering start-up requirements, tool calibration and magnet rotation.

RhinoBond, designed for use with thermoplastic PVC and TPO roofing systems, uses induction welding technology to bond the membrane directly to coated plates that are used to secure the insulation to the deck, all without penetrating the roofing membrane. The result is a roofing system with wind performance that requires up to 50 percent fewer fasteners and plates and up to 30 percent fewer membrane seams to weld on the roof.

“Roofers have a challenge of keeping crew-members up-to-date when it comes to training and best practices,” said David Allor, RhinoBond product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “Therefore we’ve made the information available from anywhere by going to the website, or by scanning a QR Code that is displayed on a yellow sticker on the inside of the RhinoBond tool case.”

Roofing contractors who want to add yellow reminder stickers to the inside of their existing RhinoBond tool cases, should contact their local OMG Field Service Representative or order stickers directly at the website.

For additional information, please contact OMG Roofing Products at (800) 633-3800 or visit OMGRoofing.com or RhinoBondResources.com.

NRCA Aims to Increase Awareness During National Roofing Week

Roofs are one of the most important parts of our homes, schools and businesses. But they’re often ignored until in need of repair or replacement. During National Roofing Week, July 5-11, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) aims to increase awareness about the importance of hiring professional roofing contractors and making informed decisions about maintaining or replacing any roof system.

“National Roofing Week is about raising the public’s awareness about not only how vital a roof is, but also the importance of professional roof installation and maintenance to ensure safe, long lasting roof systems,” says Bill Good, CEO of NRCA. “Professional roofing contractors raise the bar for quality roof system work, and National Roofing Week helps homeowners and business owners make educated decisions when choosing a roofing professional.”

In honor of National Roofing Week, NRCA and King of Texas Roofing (Dallas) hosted a community service project, replacing the roof of Momentous Institute, owned and operated by the Salesmanship Club of Dallas. Momentous Institute is a nationally acclaimed lab school that provides therapeutic services to children and families in need in the Dallas area.

NRCA manufacturer members RMax (Dallas) OMG Roofing Supplies (Agawam, Mass.), Johns Manville (Denver), H&E Equipment Services (Dallas), Roofing Supply Group (Dallas) and Jim Whitten Roof Consultants (Austin, Texas) donated materials and labor for the project.

King of Texas Roofing re-covered 26,000 square feet of the nearly 20-year-old roof with 1-inch polyiso insulation and a 60-mil, white thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) roof system. To celebrate National Roofing Week, NRCA is encouraging professional roofing contractors to participate in roofing or non-roofing related community service projects.

“In honor of National Roofing Week, we want to promote the good deeds of the roofing industry and emphasize the value of professional roofing contractors to the communities where they live and work,” says Good. “The best way to do that is through community service projects. We encourage all professional roofing contractors to engage with their communities and help in any way they can.”

During National Roofing Week, NRCA will recognize the winners of its annual Children’s Art Contest that was open to children in grades one through eight who are relatives of NRCA members and their employees. Contest winners will have their artwork featured on all 2015 National Roofing Week materials and displayed at industry events throughout the year.

GAF Moves Corporate Headquarters to Parsippany, N.J., to Consolidate Operations

GAF announces the move of its corporate headquarters from Wayne, N.J., to 1 Campus Drive in Parsippany, N.J. The 128-year-old company has spent more than 40 years located on an 11-building campus in Wayne and is making the move to consolidate its operations into a single building.

GAF's new location is a single, 330,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that will house all of the company’s operations on three floors.

GAF’s new location is a single, 330,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that will house all of the company’s operations on three floors.

After extensive consideration and research into relocation possibilities, Bob Tafaro, GAF’s president and CEO, felt confident that remaining in New Jersey was the right decision. “There are a tremendous number of talented, educated and experienced people right here in New Jersey,” Tafaro says. “Whether we’re looking for scientists, business people or IT technicians, the talent pool and range of skills available in this state is second to none.”

The refurbished building brings the company’s departments and functions together under one roof.

The refurbished building brings the company’s departments and functions together under one roof.

GAF has made a significant investment in upgrading the building, using its own energy-efficient TPO roofing for the roof. The refurbished building brings the company’s departments and functions together under one roof to foster even greater collaboration and teamwork while improving the company’s overall operating efficiency. The current location in Wayne has 11 buildings spread over a sprawling 99-acre campus. The new location is a single, 330,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility that will house all of the company’s operations on three floors. “We’re all looking forward to the many advantages that our new facility will provide,” says Tafaro. “We’re a very customer-focused company, and the new facility will only enhance our ability to create value for our customers.” The architecture, layout and furniture for the new building were selected to facilitate effective communication, quick decision-making and improved efficiencies.

Over the past few years, GAF has invested $350 million in capital improvements, including several new manufacturing plants for its commercial roofing products.

Over the past few years, GAF has invested $350 million in capital improvements, including several new manufacturing plants for its commercial roofing products.

This isn’t the only new investment GAF has made in its business. During the past few years, GAF has invested $350 million in capital improvements, including several new manufacturing plants for its commercial roofing products. “We are aggressively investing in our business,” states Tafaro, “because it’s a good long-term bet that homeowners and businesses will continue to need new roofs.” The company is also investing in its people and their development and strongly encourages promoting from within. “We believe that we have some of the most talented people anywhere, not just in the building products industry, but in business in general—and continuing to develop that talent pool will be critical to our future success.”