Synthetic Underlayments Designed to Provide Excellent Traction

Tyvek Portec UnderlaymentDuPont Tyvek offers the Protec line of roofing underlayments, which feature a unique embossed pattern allowing for better traction and grip while walking on the roof. Tyvek Protec 120, Protec 160 and Protec 200 provide increasing quality, durability, strength, warranty protection and UV resistance. The portfolio of products is suitable for use by professional roofing and exterior contractors in new construction or re-roofing projects as a secondary water barrier on steep-sloped roofs (2:12 or higher) under asphalt shingle, tile, metal, cedar or slate.

Solar Bracket Designed to Fit Trapezoidal Roofing Profiles

S-5! RibBracket I-IVS-5! announces the release of the RibBracket I-IV products, shaped to provide a perfect fit to most common trapezoidal roof shapes. According to the manufacture, the RibBracket I-IV is thoroughly tested for strength, has no moving parts and is flexible enough to fit varying trapezoidal widths.

A higher profile ensures more space between the roof and any devices attached to the roof, while the four attachment points offer greater holding strength. RibBracket I-IV is designed for convenient wire management and ease of installation for a solar system. RibBracket I-IV and the accompanying fasteners come with a factory-applied EPDM rubber gasket seal attached. The S-5!-patented reservoir conceals the bracket EPDM from UV exposure, preventing drying and cracking.

With four different shapes, RibBracket I-IV can properly fit the vast majority of trapezoid profiles found globally, giving installers the confidence of having the right bracket for their roof and project.

New Siding Panels Provide More Options for Metal Walls

Petersen Aluminum PanelPetersen Aluminum expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline siding panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in residential, commercial, institutional or many other applications. The Highline panels are 1 3/8 inches deep and showcase a range of rib patterns for visual interest and architectural creativity. Options include either 12-inch or 16-inch widths, a no-clip panel, or a clip-fastened panel to accommodate thermal expansion and contraction.

Firestone Showcases New Polyiso Insulation at AIA

Firestone Building Products Company LLC is featuring its newest formulation of polyiso insulation at the American Institute of Architects Conference on Architecture (AIA) April 27-29, 2017 in Orlando, Fla.

According to the company, the new formulation is equipped with the highest R-value per-inch in cold temperatures. The Firestone polyiso offering includes ISO 95+ GL Insulation, RESISTA Insulation and ISOGARD HD Cover Board.
 
“As a company, we’ve always been committed to manufacturing products that help ensure a healthy environment for current and future generations, and our newest polyiso formulation contributes to that vision,” says Ed Klonowski, ISO product manager at Firestone Building Products. “Architects can depend on our polyiso to provide their clients with a high-performing product that works to minimize energy use and reduce waste.”

Show attendees can learn about the new insulation at Firestone Building Products booth 1613, and can also see the company’s self-adhered offering, Secure Bond Technology. 

Secure Bond Technology is a factory-applied, pressure-sensitive adhesive that ensures coverage across the membrane and establishes one of the strongest bonds possible. According to the company, it significantly outperforms liquid LVOC adhesives and has no Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), making it safer for building occupants and the environment. The Secure Bond Technology liner is also non-hazardous and 100 percent recyclable. Firestone Building Products currently offers UltraPly TPO SA and RubberGard EPDM SA with Secure Bond Technology.

AIA attendees will also have a chance to take home a Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth Speaker II at the Firestone Building Products booth. 

Free Work Wanted Classified Ads Available at RoofersCoffeeShop.com

RoofersCoffeeShop.com (RCS) announces the launch of free work wanted classified advertising through 2017. Understanding the need for labor, RoofersCoffeeShop.com is committed to helping people who are looking for work in the roofing industry.

RoofersCoffeeShop.com has always offered a classified section, which serves as a trusted source to buy and sell equipment, recruit workers and more. With more than 5,000 users a month on the Coffee Shop, encouraging workers to find jobs through a work wanted classified ad can help the entire industry.

“RoofersCoffeeshop.com (Roofers Exchange before it) has always been committed to helping the industry,” stated Vickie Sharples of RoofersCoffeeShop.com. “We need to encourage people who are looking for work to look at our amazing industry. The Coffee Shop’s advertising not only offers a place to post work wanted but also offers the opportunity to upload resumes and/or employee information, creating an excellent resource for employers.”

Those wishing to place a work wanted ad can simply place an ad using the promo code “Work” and a user account will be created with your email address. The Listing Dashboard can be used to easily update and renew ads until work is found. For employers, it is a great place to look for talent for their companies. It will also bring more prospective employees to the Coffee Shop where they can look at the large array of help wanted ads.

By using the My Alerts feature, job seekers and employers can set up alerts to be notified when ads are reviewed based on keywords, categories or specific locations. The interactive map allows visitors to filter ads by region for a more targeted geographic experience.

To find or create your own new employment opportunity, visit the RoofersCoffeeShop.com classified ad section by clicking here.

2017 Master Contractor Award Winners Honored by Firestone Building Products

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, announced the company’s top firms that earned the 2017 Master Contractor award. This highly regarded award program recognizes the most outstanding contractors in the commercial roofing industry. These top-tier companies are among the top 5 percent of Firestone Building Products Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors and were selected for their exemplary installation, quality of work, and customer service.
 
This year holds a special distinction, as 2017 commemorates the 30th anniversary of the Master Contractor Program. For its 30th year, Firestone Building Products announced new specifications for achieving Master Contractor status and qualifying for the various levels within the Master Contractor program.
 
The Master Contractor Program recognizes three levels of achievement: Silver Master Contractor, Gold Master Contractor, and Platinum Master Contractor. Firestone Building Products offers these three categories to recognize increasingly-difficult levels of accomplishment. In addition to these three levels, Firestone Building Products also recognizes Master Contractors with the highest level of quality installations with the Inner Circle of Quality award.
 
“For 30 years, our contractors continue to prove they’re among the best in the industry. The Master Contractor award reflects their hard work and attention to detail,” said Tim Dunn, president of Firestone Building Products. “This esteemed Master Contractor distinction is among the longest running and most desirable recognition in the commercial roofing industry, and we’re honored to be partnered with these reputable firms.”
 
All Master Contractor award recipients were selected based on total square footage installed and quality points accumulated for outstanding inspection ratings on systems covered by the Firestone Building Products Red Shield Warranty. Those include: RubberGard EPDM, UltraPly TPO, asphalt and metal roofing systems. In the sustainability category, the program recognizes Firestone Building Products SkyScape Vegetative Roof Systems and SunWave Daylighting System.
 
Requirements include completing a minimum of eight Red Shield warranted jobs during the 2016 calendar year, being in good financial standing with Firestone Building Products, and having a Preferred Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) that does not exceed 2.5 times the average QIR for Red Shield Licensed Roofing Contractors. QIR is determined by the annual number of quality incidents per million square feet of roofing under warranty.
 
The Master Contractor 2017 award categories and qualifications include:
 
Silver Master Contractor
This highly regarded award represents the top 5 percent of Firestone Building Products contractors who have mastered quality commercial roofing solutions and who exemplify the hard work, determination and entrepreneurial leadership that defines Firestone Building Products.
 
Gold Master Contractor
In order to earn Gold Master Contractor status, the contractor must be in the top 2 percent of Firestone Building Products Master Contractors who accrued the highest number of quality points for superior inspection ratings and total square footage of Firestone Building Products Red Shield warranted roofing system installations.
 
Platinum Master Contractor
Platinum Master Contractor award winners include the top 1 percent of members who accrued the highest number of quality points for superior inspection ratings and total square footage of Firestone Building Products Red Shield warranted roofing system installations completed during the past year.
 
Inner Circle of Quality
Master Contractors were eligible for the Inner Circle of Quality award by maintaining at least 2 million square feet of Firestone Building Products roofs under warranty and achieve an annual Quality Incidence Rating (QIR) of 1.0 or less.
 
This year’s Master Contractor award presentation was held Feb. 19-22 at the Grand Wailea Resort in Maui, Hawaii.

Please visit the Firestone Building Products website for a complete listing of Master Contractors.

 

OMG Ships FM-Approved Edge Fascia System Within Three Business Days

OMG EdgeSystems FM-approved TerminEdgeOMG EdgeSystems has updated and expanded it’s Express Edge Program. Standard FM-approved TerminEdge Fascia in the most popular nine colors and finishes will now ship within three business days.

“We believe contractors will like the speed and convenience of getting fascia products, including Factory Mutual-approved products, quickly and also the speed and potential labor savings benefits associated with installing factory engineered edge products,” said Web Shaffer, vice president of marketing for OMG Roofing Products.

TerminEdge is an easy-to-install edge fascia system designed for use with most commercial roofing assemblies. The system includes a Kynar-coated, snap-on, fascia cover and matching splice plates, and either an extruded aluminum or formed galvanized steel rail, depending on the specific product selected. The retainer is self-locating and made with pre-punched slotted holes 12-inches on center for installation efficiency. All TerminEdge Fascia is supplied with OMG Universal Fasteners, which can be used in wood, steel or concrete.

All TerminEdge Fascia is FM-approved, supplied in convenient 10-foot lengths, and available in sizes ranging from 3.5- and 13-inches to accommodate most building requirements. The program includes a full assortment of accessories including metal-lock miters, offset miters, end-caps, end-terms, sumps and spill-outs.

Under the ExpressEdge program, contractors have a choice of OMG’s nine most popular colors and finishes, as well as a choice of .040- or .050-in. aluminum or 24-gauge galvanized steel. Colors and finishes include Bone White, Statuary Bronze, Shale Gray, Medium Bronze, Dove Gray, Sandstone, Concord Cream, Sierra Tan as well as a mill finish. Orders must be received complete in Asheville, N.C., by 1 p.m.

Contractors interested in obtaining a written estimate for TerminEdge Fascia should contact their local OMG EdgeSystems sales representative, call OMG EdgeSystems customer service at (800) 892-9173, or visit www.OMGEdgeSystems.com.

Liquid-Applied Coating Systems for Modified Bitumen and Metal Roofs

Roofing contractors can transform existing modified bitumen roofs or metal roofs into white reflective cool roofs with two new roof recovery options from Kemper System. Roof Guardian RG-170 (SRI 109) is a Class A fire-rated elastomer-based coating system for prolonging the life of modified bitumen assemblies. Roof Guardian RG-180 system (SRI 108) is ideal for recovering metal roof assemblies.

The Roof Guardian line of liquid-applied elastomer-based roof coatings also spans solutions for smooth-surfaced built-up roofing (BUR), polymer-modified asphalt (PMA), and single-ply roof systems.

Both RG-170 and RG-180 are formulated using an acrylic polymer base that provides outstanding adhesion and superior reflectivity. The bright white finish reduces surface temperatures, thereby minimizing thermal expansion and contraction. Under-the-roof temperatures are also reduced, lowering energy costs. Formulated to resist cracking and peeling, both products provide excellent waterproofing capabilities and long-term mildew resistance. RG-170 and RG-180 are Energy Star and Cool Roof rated and now have 3-year weathering test results. Elastomeric coatings from Kemper System

Multi-Purpose Structural Adhesive and Sealant Designed for Wide Range of Uses

M-1 Structural AdhesiveChem Link, formulator and manufacturer of high-performance adhesives, sealants, coatings and related products for application throughout the building envelope, introduces the benefits of the M-1 multi-purpose structural adhesive and sealant. M-1 is designed for bonding and sealing a wide range of construction materials.

M-1 offers 400 psi shear strength, 575 percent elongation, and a Class A fire rating. M-1 is most often used for flashing, coping, skylights and HVAC applications, as well as an emergency repair sealant for temporary repair of leaks.

“We work closely with our customers to develop products that combine high performance with safety,” said Jeff Piotrowicz, product manager, Chem Link. “We’re proud to offer M-1, which provides versatility for the industry with its ability to form a tough, waterproof seal on most roofing materials.”

New 36-inch Power Broom Features Improved Design

Roofmaster Products CompanyRoofmaster Power Broom offers its redesigned 36-inch Power Broom. It is powered by a 5.5 horsepower Honda engine with a 6:1 gear reduction. The brush is 36 inches long with a diameter of 21 inches for longer wear. The brush can rotate and lock at 0 degrees or at 15 degrees to the right or left. Brushes are available in all poly, all wire, or mixed. The Power Broom features an ergonomic handle and sealed bearings for long life and low maintenance. The shipping weight is 365 pounds.