Liquid Flashing Now Available in Sausage Packs

Momentive Performance Materials Inc. launches its new sausage packs for GE Enduris Liquid Flashing, a key product in the company’s GE Silicones brand of construction coatings and sealants. With the introduction of the sausage packs, GE Enduris Liquid Flashing can now be loaded into specialized equipment, such as Albion Engineering’s B12B39HJ gun and Spot-Pro Extension Nozzle system, and applied to fastener heads on metal roofs making the application process quicker and easier, while also helping to reduce the risk of back strain.

“Sealing fastener heads on metal roofs can be a time-consuming task, and hard on your back as well,” said Bob Creighton, Senior Product Marketing Manager. “With our new sausage packs, GE Enduris Liquid Flashing can now be applied quicker, easier and more precisely — with no bending over required. There’s no need to mix or knead — just load a sausage pack in your gun, and you’re ready to get to work.”

GE Enduris Liquid Flashing is a 100% silicone, single-component sealant can deliver effective repairs and long-term protection to virtually all types of roofing substrates and construction materials, in any environment. Waterproof and rain ready in as little as 30 minutes, it can be applied year-round, in temperatures ranging from 0°F to 120°F (-17°C to 49°C). GE Enduris Liquid Flashing is unaffected by ponding water, and offers proven protection against the damaging effects of rain, snow, wind, UV rays and temperature extremes.

In addition to the new sausage packs, GE Enduris Liquid Flashing is also available in 2-gallon pails for sealing cracks, seams, perimeters and penetrations against air and water leaks.

For more information, visit www.siliconeforbuilding.com.

Sign Up for IRE’s Virtual Event Kicking Off March 2

The International Roofing Expo’s (IRE) first virtual event is kicking on March 2 at 10:00 a.m. EST and will run through March 4 at 6:00 p.m. EST. The virtual platform will remain open through April 2 to allow attendees and exhibitors to get the most out of the event.

Registration is open for the IRE Virtual Edition event and includes a two-for-one deal. Those who purchase a pass to the virtual event will automatically receive an Expo Pass for the live edition. The live event is taking place August 10-12 in Las Vegas at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.

The IRE Virtual Edition features both live and on-demand educational sessions, an exhibitor directory, a product directory, and a networking platform where attendees and exhibitors can engage with each other via video chat and more.

“This is not just another webinar,” said Ray Giovine, group director for International Roofing Expo / Informa Markets. “It’s a way for attendees to access bonus education and virtually meet with vendors.”
Each day runs from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. EST. During this time, attendees have several options: taking their pre-scheduled meetings with vendors, exploring the live and on-demand education, booking drop-in meetings or poking around the product directory. There are also special events for attendees to participate in, including a poker night sponsored by National Women in Roofing and a whiskey and cigar pairing event sponsored by SRS Distribution and Versico.

Event highlights include:  

  • Virtual Exhibitor Directory: Attendees can meet the manufacturers, suppliers, and technology vendors that can propel their business forward.
  • Live and On-demand Education: Sessions will cover a variety of topics organized by tracks that include Business, Technical, Legal/HR, Workplace Safety, Windows & Siding, and Exhibitor Presented Seminars.
  • Products: Attendees may find the latest products and services for the roofing, window, and siding industries. They can browse the full directory or search by product categories.
  • Matchmaking: Attendees can get matched to exhibitors who have the products they need. 
  • Windows & Siding Community: Attendees currently involved in or looking to expand into windows and siding segments can find education, exhibitors, and products for these categories located all in one place on the platform.

“Each year, we are inspired and impressed by our attendees, who leave the event and apply lessons learned and new tools discovered at the event,” said Giovine. “Although we aren’t meeting in person until later in the year, attendees will still have the resources to move through 2021 with the newest resources. And this being a virtual event, it’s possible during the event to devour the education, have some meetings, and still go into the field on the same day.”

Registration for the IRE Virtual Edition is now open and includes:

  • Access to the IRE Virtual Edition online platform
  • Access to the IRE virtual conference live and on-demand sessions
  • Access to the virtual exhibitor profiles
  • Access to the virtual product directory
  • Access to the matchmaking technology
  • Video chat meetings & business card drop options
  • Online access to the platform for on-demand viewing until April 2
  • Free Expo Hall Pass to IRE 2021 Live in Las Vegas on August 10-12 ($65 value)

The live, in-person version of IRE will adapt Informa AllSecure, an approach to ensuring the highest standards of safety, hygiene, cleanliness, and quality for operating events. In addition to AllSecure, the show will follow all local government guidelines and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center guidelines. 

The International Roofing Expo is sponsored by NRCA. GAF is the title sponsor of the IRE Virtual Edition.

For more information about the International Roofing Expo and the events, visit www.theroofingexpo.com

To register for the IRE Virtual Edition, visit www.theroofingexpo.com/register.

For more information about exhibiting with International Roofing Expo, visit  www.theroofingexpo.com/exhibit.

SPRI Announces Plans to Recanvass Two ANSI Standards

SPRI, the association representing sheet membrane and component suppliers to the commercial roofing industry, announced that it is reviewing two documents for reapproval as American National Standards.

SPRI is reviewing ANSI/SPRI FX-1, “Standard Field Test Procedure for Determining the Withdrawal Resistance of Roofing Fasteners” and plans to canvass the document for reaffirmation as an American National Standard in the coming months. SPRI developed this standard for measuring the pullout resistance of roofing fasteners in field conditions. It was first published in 1996 and, in accordance with ANSI requirements, has been recanvassed every five years. It was last updated and approved by ANSI in 2016. 

Likewise, ANSI/SPRI GT-1, “Test Standard for Gutter Systems” is being reviewed and prepared for canvass. ANSI/SPRI GT-1 provides designers, contractors, consultants and building code officials with structural design for gutters used with low-slope roofing. It is included in the International Building Code (IBC). This standard was first developed as GD-1, “Structural Design Standard for Gutter Systems Used with Low-Slope Roofs” in 2010. It was revised and approved as test procedure GT-1 in 2016.

Those wishing to participate in the canvass process should contact SPRI at info@spri.org.

For more information, visit https://www.spri.org.

ProVia Introduces Pro Visualizer Virtual Measurement and Design Studio

ProVia announces the release of the Pro Visualizer Virtual Measurement and Design Studio, a new, 3D home exterior measurement, design and reporting tool that equips ProVia dealers with powerful in-home and remote selling capabilities. With Pro Visualizer, dealers can shorten turnaround times and obtain complete measurements for exterior walls, openings and roofing without setting foot on a homeowner’s property. 

The Pro Visualizer is easy to use with an intuitive design that eliminates the need to take photos or input measurements. To get started, the dealer simply enters the property address. When ordering full-property measurements, the dealer receives interactive 3D models and realistic visualizations of the property they can integrate with ProVia’s professional-class exterior building products. The tool’s ease of use, plus the speed of turnaround, creates significant efficiencies for product selection and job estimating. 

The design studio functionality allows dealers to explore a vast array of options from ProVia’s extensive line of exterior building products. Dealers can simplify and enhance the sales process by creating and saving customized exterior designs prior to meeting with homeowners. When dealers meet with the homeowner virtually or in person, they can collaborate and modify designs in real time. The ability for homeowners to explore customized options for their home increases customer satisfaction, and helps dealers increase the close ratio of sales. 

Key features of Provia’s Pro Visualizer Virtual Measurement and Design Studio include:

  • Accurate, full-property home measurements utilizing EagleView aerial photography 
  • Interactive 3D modeling design with the ability to save and share remotely
  • Realistic design visualizations featuring ProVia’s exterior building products including entry doors, custom replacement windows, Super Polymer vinyl siding, manufactured stone and ProVia’s new line of high-performance metal shake and slate roofing.
  • Comprehensive project reports including easy to understand property labeling and integrated waste estimates 

For more information, visit https://www.provia.com/design-it#3D.

Huntsman Building Solutions Launches New Website

Huntsman Building Solutions announced it has launched a new website combining all of the company’s building envelope and specialty application products into one intuitive online platform for all customers to easily explore. HuntsmanBuildingSolutions.com, the new website, provides an easy path for customers in the United States and Canada to explore the company’s offerings and is offered in both English and French.

“The launch of our new website combines, in an easily accessible way, product offers, skilled talent and deep resources of the two legacy spray foam companies Demilec and Icynene-Lapolla, which were acquired by Huntsman Corporation and combined to form Huntsman Building Solutions,” said Simon Baker, president of Huntsman Building Solutions. “Architects, builders, contractors, facility owners and homeowners are all now able to access all of our product solutions and resources in one easy-to-use site.”

Offering a simple, intuitive navigation, the website showcases all of Huntsman Building Solutions’ spray polyurethane foam insulation, spray polyurethane foam roofing, alternative spray foam and coatings solutions. The site’s Technical Library offers an easy search tool for finding all CC-ES evaluation reports, product data, technical data sheets, safety data sheets, application guidelines, warranties and installation statements. 

“Interested visitors may also learn about Huntsman Building Solutions’ proactive sustainability initiatives, including our conversion of plastic PET waste, which is diverted from landfill and prevented from entering the world’s oceans, into high performance spray polyurethane foam,” adds Baker. 

In addition to the new website, visitors are encouraged to join the Huntsman Building Solutions conversation on TwitterLinkedInFacebookInstagram and YouTube.

For more information, visit https://huntsmanbuildingsolutions.com/.

Stormseal Announces Affinity Program With Alacrity Solutions

Stormseal, the storm response solution that provides powerful protection to homes and buildings until permanent repairs can be made, announced that it is now part of the Affinity Program with Alacrity Contractor Network. 

“We are continuing to expand our relationships with organizations that serve the needs of insurance companies and their policyholders,” explained Matthew Lennox, CEO of Stormseal. “Alacrity’s network of contractors will now have access to exclusive discounts through this new Affinity Program.”

Alacrity Contractors are damage response specialists who will now be able to offer Stormseal protection to homes and buildings following severe weather events or other disasters. This solution will protect structures far better than tarps, which flap and blow away in the wind, resulting in additional damage and losses. By using Stormseal, Alacrity Contractors can now deliver the highest customer satisfaction following a damage claim on a property. 

Interested contractors can schedule their certification training either in-person at the Stormseal training centers in Mulberry, Florida; Mukwonago, Wisconsin; or Raleigh North Carolina; or they can take advantage of the new mobile training offered throughout the southeastern United States. The certification program is designed to educate workers, delivering the knowledge and skills needed to safely install Stormseal in any height situation on both commercial and residential structures. 

Once certified, contractors automatically receive 10 percent off their start-up kit, 10 percent off regular orders and a 15-percent discount when ordering a pallet of 25 rolls or more. 

Stormseal has protected more than 4,000 properties in the United States and over 9,000 internationally. Waterproof, able to withstand hail and 100 mile per hour winds, Stormseal is the smart choice for temporary protection.

Learn more about becoming certified and scheduling training at www.stormseal.com/us

Stormseal is a strong polyethylene film that heat-shrinks to cover a damaged structure and stays put until permanent repairs are made. When Stormseal is installed on a damaged roof or wall, the application of heat shrinks the film, enhancing its strength and ensuring a perfect fit to the structure, without damaging any underlying materials. 

For more information visit www.stormseal.com

TRUFAST Brand Celebrates 40 Years of ‘Trusted Connections’ in 2021

Altenloh, Brinck & Co. US, Inc. (ABC), manufacturer of SPAX engineered fasteners, celebrates the 40th anniversary of the TRUFAST brand in 2021. 

The story of TRUFAST’s early days can be found in founder Duane Spangler’s book, The Journey. Its pages make clear the rich community relationships and connections that contributed to TRUFAST’s initial successes and growth as a provider of high-quality fastening solutions for the commercial roofing industry. It’s not surprising that as the company grew, “Trusted Connections” became both its mantra and philosophy of doing business.

Even after TRUFAST’s 2005 acquisition by German-based Altenloh, Brinck & Co., that family-focused culture of trusted connections continues to be a hallmark of both the TRUFAST brand and parent company ABC — as well as its other, complementary brands, SPAX for the construction market and the TRUFAST WALLS brand for exterior building envelopes and facades.

The ABC acquisition of TRUFAST resulted in an immediate and ongoing infusion of capital and resources that boosted the company’s growth and expansion while leaving its family-owned, people-focused culture intact. ABC’s investments made possible a 33,000-square-foot expansion and modernization of the Bryan, Ohio, manufacturing facility in 2011 as well as a 50,000-square-foot expansion to its state-of-the-art heat treat facility in Pioneer, Ohio.

“From the beginning, TRUFAST was an excellent fit for our company because of similar brand traits: customer focus, persistence, high quality and reliability of both our products and people,” said Nikolas Dicke, CEO of ABC and a leader at the parent company, Altenloh, Brinck & Co. Group. 

Jim Winn, president of the SPAX brand, shared his take on how the TRUFAST brand origins led to the current successes of the ABC family of brands, including SPAX: “TRUFAST is the foundation that the SPAX brand was built on. The family environment at our Bryan, Ohio, manufacturing and office facility mean that we all take care of each other — and never has that been more evident than during the global pandemic of 2020. We make high-quality, highly engineered products, but the quality and longevity of our people are what set this company and its brands apart the most.”

The future is bright for ABC and its family of brands. In the words of Jason Beals, president of the TRUFAST brand, “The growth of TRUFAST, ABC and the SPAX brand is tremendous. We have tripled in size, added more than 200 jobs, acquired additional brands such as RODENHOUSE and others, and significantly expanded our square footage. We will make and sell more than one billion screws this year. At TRUFAST in our early days, $10 million would have been a great year. Today, ABC U.S. sees $10 million in a month! Even during the current global health crisis, we keep growing. While commercial roofing slowed down, the SPAX construction and DIY markets kept us growing.”

The TRUFAST brand has accomplished a lot in 40 years, from its origins in the farm fields of rural Ohio to its acquisition by the ABC Group in Germany. Even while tripling in size, the company has stayed true to its mission: to grow lasting relationships through innovative fastening solutions. 

For more information, visit Altenloh.us and https://trufast.com

Construction Debris Removal System

Quantum Smart Solutions, LLC offers the Smart Chute, a construction debris removal system designed for both roofing and demolition. Primarily made from non-rusting aluminum and stainless steel, the chute sections were designed to nest into one another for ease of assembly and transport. The different chute panels lock into place along the rails during assembly. At the top, the system is attached to the structure with heavy-duty hinges that allow debris to proceed on a downward angle to either a dumpster or directly into a truck.

The Smart Chute was designed to facilitate debris removal up to a four-story elevation. It is meant to make the demolition process more efficient by sending debris directly to the collection point. Material is only handled one time, eliminating wasted man-hours. When used in conjunction with Quantum’s own Eave Stops, the Smart Chute Systems add an additional level of protection for the customers’ assets and helps to provide a safer jobsite environment. Eave Stops mount directly at the roof eave and are meant to prevent debris from falling off the roof and to prevent debris from accumulating in gutter systems. They are 8 feet long by 1 foot high and made of heavy gauge aluminum so they will never rust. They’re also designed with an added bend to provide strength & durability. Vinyl Eave Stop Labels are also available to display your company logo and contact information and help promote your business.

The Smart Chute is offered in 20 and 40 foot lengths and each system is adjustable to fit virtually any work site. The Smart Chute is patented in both the USA and Canada. 

For more information, visit www.quantum-smart.com

Shingles Available in Four New Colors

Two years after introducing TruDefinition Duration FLEX shingles, Owens Corning is adding four new vibrant, dimensional colors to the Duration FLEX shingle portfolio. Black Sable, Sand Dune, Storm Cloud and Summer Harvest are the newest shingle colors to join the Duration FLEX  family, fusing the power of color with high-performance. The new color offerings expand upon the existing classic palette of rich, sophisticated hues.

As spring home improvement season gets underway, the expanded shingle color options are inspiring new ideas for leveraging the roof to boost exterior curb appeal. The Duration FLEX line is designed to deliver beautiful performance and protection season after season, even in extreme weather conditions. Pairing style with strength, the new shingles stand up to harsh environmental conditions while delivering everyday protection. 

Featuring a rubberizing effect that delivers greater flexibility than conventional shingles,  Duration FLEX is manufactured to support enhanced durability and performance in all environmental conditions. The SBS polymer modified shingle is equipped with patented SureNail Technology to deliver premium performance and added confidence as it gives a 42 percent better nail-pull resistance against the wind versus standard shingles. Built-in flexibility helps resist cracking and tearing, in all-weather installation conditions while offering over 10 percent stronger tear strength than traditional shingles. The rubber-like flexibility allows  Duration FLEX  shingles to withstand expansion and contraction stresses and helps minimize loss of granules which help to protect the shingle against UV.

While performance is front and center with the Duration FLEX line, homeowners are also turning to the roof as an opportunity to enhance their home’s exterior curb appeal and express personal style. 

The TruDefinition Duration FLEX shingles support performance in extreme weather while bringing beautiful new color options to the rooftop. Owens Corning has curated a selection of online shingle pairings to provide color inspiration and help homeowners express their personal style on their home’s exterior.  

For more information, visit https://www.owenscorning.com/en-us/roofing/shingles.

Custom-Cut Single-Ply Roofing Membrane

Duro-Last, Inc. introduces Duro-Last X, a custom-cut roll good membrane solution. Manufactured with the same formulation as Duro-Last PVC membrane, Duro-Last X is available in 10-foot-wide rolls that can be custom-cut up to 200 feet in length. This customization provides contractors with enhanced efficiency on roll good installations, dramatically reducing T-Patches, end rolls, and scrap.

The Duro-Last X membrane is ideal for contractors seeking the convenience of roll good solutions coupled with the customization of custom-cut lengths. Available in 50 mil, 60 mil, and 80 mil thickness, Duro-Last X features a smooth matte finish and is also available in standard roll lengths. Additionally, Duro-Last X is compatible with Duro-Last’s complete line of custom-fabricated accessories and qualifies for the Duro-Last supreme warranties, which offer coverage for consequential damages on commercial installations.

“Duro-Last is proud to be a leader in custom solutions for the commercial roofing industry and we are excited to continue expanding our catalog of products to meet the industry’s evolving needs,” said Steve Ruth, Vice President of Sales Operations at Duro-Last. “The Duro-Last X membrane was designed specifically for contractors that prefer working with roll goods, yet also enjoy the efficiencies provided with custom solutions. With the custom-cut capabilities of Duro-Last X, contractors can order membrane rolls to their exact length specifications and dramatically decrease many of the inefficiencies that are common with standard roll goods. At Duro-Last, we’re proud to carry on our founder John R. Burt’s legacy of innovation with this next chapter in custom roofing solutions, and we’re eager to see the impact that it continues to make on the industry.”


For more information, visit www.duro-last.com