Silicone Roof Patch Repairs Roof Leaks With One-Step Application

GacoPatch creates a seal within 30 minutes of application.

GacoPatch creates a seal within 30 minutes of application.

Gaco Western has developed GacoPatch, a fiber reinforced silicone roof patch designed for repairing roof leaks in a one-step application. Primers, seam tapes and top coats are not required.

A waterproof seal is created within 30 minutes of applying GacoPatch, protecting roofs from leaks. GacoPatch is suitable as a standalone roof patch and will not degrade under UV, temperature extremes or ponded water. The 2.5-gallon wide top pail makes GacoPatch application easy to do with a trowel or a brush.
 
GacoPatch comes with a 25-year limited material warranty.
 
GacoPatch is available through your local Gaco dealer. MSRP is $98.97. Visit here to find product locally.

Desert Quartz Color Added to Line of Vinyl Membranes

Duradek desert quartz colour has been added to the Legacy line of vinyl membranes.

Duradek desert quartz color has been added to the Legacy line of vinyl membranes.

Duradek has announced the release of desert quartz- a fourth color in the Legacy line of 60 millimeter vinyl membranes that emulates the look of natural surfaces with the durability of waterproof vinyl. Its lighter base offers reflective qualities while a speckle pattern adds depth and style; as well as a background that camouflages light organic sediment that can accumulate on an exposed deck surface.

The Legacy line was launched with these 3 naturally inspired options:

  • Pebble Beach brings an aggregate pebble appearance to outdoor spaces in a one-step application.
  • Barnwood’s wood grain appearance is resistant to the elements.
  • Driftwood’s sun-aged faux wood look will keep your deck protected without ongoing maintenance.

SOPREMA Acquires Chem Link

SOPREMA, a manufacturer of roofing, waterproofing, wall protection and civil engineering solutions, announces the acquisition of Chem Link, a manufacturer of high-performance, environmentally friendly adhesives, sealants and coatings.

Chem Link will operate as a subsidiary and it will be business as usual for their customers and for the markets they serve. The joining of companies accelerates access to more technology, products and innovation for existing and new complementary markets.

“We’re proud to be welcoming Chem Link into our company, helping SOPREMA further our commitment to providing environmentally friendly innovations that drive our industry forward,” says Tim Kersey, vice president and general manager, SOPREMA USA. “Adding Chem Link is an opportunity for us to provide greater value for all our customers, suppliers and employees.”

“Chem Link’s business principles and core values align extremely well with SOPREMA’s, and being a part of the SOPREMA Group will provide additional resources to assist the company in attaining its fullest potential,” says Phil Georgeau, founder.

Projects: Office and Warehouse

BMC ISSAQUAH, ISSAQUAH, WASH.

Because of the steep slope of this roof, the Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal crew installed 60-mil Sureweld HS (High Slope) TPO.

Because of the steep slope of this roof, the Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal crew installed 60-mil Sureweld HS (High Slope) TPO.

Team

Roofing Contractor: Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal, Kent, Wash.
Project Foreman: Rudy Sanchez

Roof Materials

Because of the steep slope of this roof, the Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal crew installed 60-mil Sureweld HS (High Slope) TPO. HS TPO contains more fire-retardant chemicals in the membrane to help decrease the spread of fire. In addition, 1/4-inch Securock Glass-Mat Roof Board was installed, which gave the building a Class A fire rating while helping protect against moisture and mold.

TPO Manufacturer: Carlisle Syntec Systems
Roof Board Manufacturer: USG

Roof Report

BMC Issaquah manufactures doors and high-end cabinetry. The industrial building features a 525-square barrel roof that was very wet and experienced dry rot. The crew replaced nearly 150 sheets of plywood throughout the project.

The main challenge during installation was safety because of the extreme slope. The barrel roof is nearly 60-feet tall from the bottom to the top of the barrel, making installation on the edges difficult because crewmembers had to hot-air weld rolled product on a nearly vertical surface. The HS TPO added another level of difficulty while welding along the edges.

The project was completed on May 1, 2015.

PHOTO: Columbia Roofing & Sheet Metal

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Waterproofing System Provides a Sustainable, Durable Product

SOPREMA Inc. has developed MAMMOUTH Neo.

SOPREMA Inc. has developed MAMMOUTH Neo.

SOPREMA Inc. has developed MAMMOUTH Neo, an eco-friendly, high-performing waterproofing system developed with new technology to provide a sustainable, durable product with increased longevity and UV stability.

MAMMOUTH Neo is comprised of an innovative and environmentally friendly elastomer made from organically sourced raw materials derived from 75 percent canola oil, using 30 percent less non-renewable fossil resources than traditional membranes. This high-quality composition allows the system to withstand the weathering elements longer, slowing down the aging process and contributing to a healthier building environment.

MAMMOUTH Neo system consists of two ultra-thin, ultra-lightweight and easy-to-install layers, reducing time and strain spent on the job. The system contains MAMMOUTH Neo Base SI, a self-adhered first layer and MAMMOUTH Neo Cap, a self-protected second layer, to provide the assurance and durability of a redundant system.

MAMMOUTH Neo is designed for new construction and renovation projects. MAMMOUTH Neo can be applied to concrete, wood or steel substrates. Tensile and wind resistance tests conducted on MAMMOUTH Neo resulted in a maximum permissible depression value equal to 4,989 Pascals (Pa).

Seventy-three-piece Line of Workwear Features Waterproofing, Sun Protection and Sweat-wicking Technologies

Timberland PRO has officially entered the workwear market by building premium, technology-inspired, performance-driven products for industrial working consumers.

Timberland PRO has officially entered the workwear market by building premium, technology-inspired, performance-driven products for industrial working consumers.

Timberland PRO has officially entered the workwear market by building premium, technology-inspired, performance-driven products for industrial working consumers. Leveraging the brand equity already established by its footwear business, Timberland PRO workwear embodies the same comfort, durability and protection retailers and consumers have grown to expect from the brand.

Launch partners include key retailers such as Bob’s Stores, Work ‘N Gear, Whistle Workwear and Work World. Amazon.com has also picked up the collection, which includes a 73-piece range of base and midlayers, performance t-shirts and work shirts, work pants, outerwear and accessories. With performance fabrics featuring built-in technologies, such as waterproofing, wicking, sun protection, anti-odor and insulation, and intentional design details that offer increased range of movement, retailers will diversify their workwear brand offerings while consumers will feel comfortable and protected in any environment. Key pieces from the collection include:

    Timberland PRO Gridflex Canvas Work Pant

  • Constructed with flexible, durable cotton canvas and thoughtful design details, such as extra pockets and belt loops, reinforced stitching, knee overlays, crotch gussets and, what will be a distinct advantage in the workwear market, an on-point fit. Available in three colors with sizes ranging from 30- to 42-inch waist and 30- to 34-inch lengths.
    Timberland PRO Stud-Lee Canvas Windproof Jacket

  • Cotton canvas bonded to polyester fleece and a windproof membrane block out strong winds, while the stand-up collar and full-zipper closure provide extra protection against the elements. Offering plenty of room for gear to be kept safe with multiple flap-closure pockets, the modern styling in black with contrast stitching will make this jacket stand out from the rest.
    Timberland PRO Hood Honcho Sweatshirt

  • This extra-rugged heavyweight sweatshirt includes a three-piece jersey-lined hood for a comfortable fit and an oversized front pouch pocket with hidden cell phone insert. With its water-repellant technology and full cotton/polyester thermal lining, this item is designed to keep your head, body and gear warm and dry. Available in five colors with branded sleeves, this sweatshirt will look great and keep you comfortable and protected.
    Timberland PRO Understory Fleece Top

  • This quarter-zip heathered fleece base layer offers lightweight comfort and protection. Its stand-up collar with chin guard, thumb holes and drop-tail coverage offer quick and easy layering versatility to consumers working in constantly changing climates. Available in black and heather grey, the soft, pill-resistant material will make this item a staple in workers’ closets.
    Timberland PRO Dry Squall Waterproof Jacket and Work Pant

  • Honing in on the brand’s commitment to protecting consumers in any environment, this waterproof jacket and work pant system are constructed with three layers of heavyweight nylon ripstop, a full membrane and tricot backing and fully-taped seams. The pant’s ankle-to-knee zipper, back elastic waistband, adjustable clip belt and hem provide extra room and comfort.

Work Boots Feature Low-cut Options, Composite Toe and Waterproof Technologies

Magnum Boots provides a diverse line of work boots consisting of low-cut options, composite toe and waterproof technologies.

Magnum Boots provides a diverse line of work boots consisting of low-cut options, composite toe and waterproof technologies.

Magnum Boots provides a diverse line of work boots consisting of low-cut options, composite toe and waterproof technologies.

  • Baltimore 6.0 CT WP:
    A composite toe and waterproof leather and textile upper help make this boot super durable and great for all-day wear. A protective ankle impact zone and TPU toe-guard and heel guard provide solid protection. An EVA insole and compression molded midsole provide comfort while a slip and oil resistant rubber outsole provides traction.

  • Precision Ultra Lite II CT WP:
    One of Magnum’s best sellers, the Precision Ultra Lite II CT WP has full grain leather and fully gusseted tongue for comfort. A waterproof and breathable bootie membrane and i-shield protection technology repels dirt and liquids. A composite safety toe and ASTM EH certified provide comfort in all areas of work. A M-P.A.C.T. contoured insole and compression, molded impact absorbing midsole provide protection and comfort.

  • Men’s Halifax 8.0 CT CP WP:
    The Halifax has a full-grain leather and textile upper along with a moisture-wicking lining and waterproof bootie membrane. A TPU toe and heel guard along with a composite safety toe make this perfect for the working man in all situations. A compression molded, impact-absorbing midsole provides all-day comfort. There is a slip- and oil-resistant rubber outsole with toe traction and heel brake zone perfect for different terrains.

Roof Restoration Coating System Is an Alternative to Complete Roof Replacement

The Metacrylics Roof Restoration System is an alternative to a complete roof replacement and tear-off.

The Metacrylics Roof Restoration System is an alternative to a complete roof replacement and tear-off.

The Metacrylics Roof Restoration System is an alternative to a complete roof replacement and tear-off. It provides adhesion to a variety of existing roof systems to form a monolithic, waterproofing membrane, protecting your roof system from further weathering, UV deterioration, moisture, wind and thermal shock—elements that reduce the life of a roof system. The results is a seamless, reflective, economical solution providing many benefits, including a CRRC and ENERGY STAR system that exceeds all Title 24 requirements.

Benefits:

  • Saves energy
  • Environmentally friendly
  • No tear-off
  • Reduces heat transfer
  • Keeps building cool
  • Withstands ponding
  • Low-cost maintenance
  • Quick and easy installation
  • Super adhesion to a variety of surfaces
  • VOC compliant
  • Sprayer or roller applied
  • Chemical and fire resistant
  • Excellent wind resistance

Metacrylics 3-Second Acrylic is in the final stage of development and will be available this summer. It can be sprayed to any mil thickness in a single pass because of its instant set time.

The 3-Second Acrylic is a two-part, water-based, non-flammable, non-solvent, low-VOC product that has excellent adhesion and very low perms.

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.”