Upgraded Flashing Offers Longer UV Protection

TAMKO Building Products LLC offers the newly-upgraded TW-105 Flashing Membrane, which features white polymer surface film technology that gives the product increased UV resistance. According to the manufacturer, this new generation of TW-105 increases the UV resistance from the original 60 days to an extended length of 180 days.

“We’re always looking for ways to provide contractors with the products they need and these improvements offer TAMKO contractors more flexibility in their project timelines,” said Stephen McNally, TAMKO’s Vice President of Sales and Marketing.

TW-105 Flashing is a self-adhering SBS-modified bitumen membrane used for balcony and breezeway details in conjunction with TAMKO’s TW-60 Self-Adhering Waterproofing Membrane, TWM-1 Mastic, and either TWP-1 Adhesive Primer, TWP-2 Water-Based Adhesive Primer or TWP-LV1 Low VOC Adhesive Primer – all part of TAMKO’s waterproofing product line. Additionally, TW-105 Flashing may be installed at wall/floor intersections and other transition locations. 

TW-105 Flashing is available in 12-inch by 40-foot rolls and each carton contains two 40-foot rolls for a total of 80 feet of length per carton. The product comes with a 5-year Limited Warranty and Arbitration Agreement. It is manufactured in Columbus, Kansas, and is available for shipping across the United States. 

For more information, visit www.TAMKOwaterproofing.com.

New Aluminum-Framed, Monumental Glass Skylight System

EXTECH/Exterior Technologies Inc. expands its skylight product offering with a new SKYGARD 2500 Series aluminum-framed, monumental glass skylight system. Available in pyramid, single slope and ridge configurations, EXTECH’s new skylight complements commercial, institutional and industrial building designs.

“Our skylight not only supports projects’ daylighting design strategies for occupant comfort and wellness, but also cost-effective fabrication, installation and maintenance. Most notably, the SKYGARD 2500 is engineered with separate gutters to control condensation and leakage,” said Jim Leslie, general manager of EXTECH.

All of EXTECH’s systems are manufactured at its facility in Pittsburgh. The SKYGARD 2500 skylight system accepts glass up to 1-5/16 inches thick, including monolithic or insulated glass units. Optional glass coatings and custom silk-screen patterns help to diffuse the direct top-lighting and to control unwanted solar heat gain.

EXTECH’s 2500 SKYGARD skylight is offered as a silicon butt-glazed system to accommodate both intermediate joints between glazing panels, and joints at the sills. Conventional aluminum cover caps also are available.

The new SKYGARD 25000 skylight system has passed industry-standard testing for air infiltration per ASTM E-283 to 12 psf and water infiltration per ASTM D-331 to 15 psf. Structural performance testing demonstrated the system can meet or exceed ASTM E-330 deflection of less than L/250 at 60 psf.

Contributing to project performance and sustainable design goals, the system uses recycled aluminum as standard in 3-, 5- and 8-inch framing depths to accommodate projects of all sizes. The aluminum framing can be thermally improved and finished in a durable anodize, baked enamel or high-performance PVDF fluoropolymer coatings. After its useful life as part of the skylight, the metal is 100 percent recyclable.

To order a sample and learn about EXTECH’s SKYGARD 2500, visit https://extechinc.com/skygard-2500-glass-skylight.

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

Heated Apparel Designed to Help Workers Cope With Winter Conditions

Gobi Heat apparel launches the company’s new Duck Cotton Workwear jacket and vest. The jacket and vest are heated using a compact battery that is both comfortable and discreet, offering up to 9 hours of battery life. There are three heat settings: low, medium, and high.

The jacket is made from 13.4 oz. Duck Cotton Material and features built-in shoulder gussets for maximum flexibility, nylon interior, elastic cuffs, and a removable hood. The company also offers heated beanies, which are made of cotton/acrylic fiber blend material, offer up to 7.5 hours of battery life, and have heat zones over each ear.

For more information, visit www.gobiheat.com.

Non-Halogenated Polyiso Roof and Wall Insulation

Atlas Roofing Corporation adds ACFoam NH and EnergyShield NH to the company’s current product lines. These new non-halogenated polyiso roof and wall insulation products contain no halogenated flame retardants, providing additional environmentally friendly options to their product offerings of sustainable roofing and wall insulations for architects, designers and builders.

According to the company, ACFoam NH and EnergyShield NH product offerings are an ideal building envelope solution for projects that must meet strict specific environmental specification and customers seeking non-hal options. The Atlas NH product lines offer a variety of benefits, including:

  • Living Building Challenge “Red List” Free, with Declare label and product database listing
  • Contribute toward LEED v4 credit requirements
  • California Department of Public Health (CDPH) VOC emissions compliant 

“As a leader in polyiso manufacturing, we’re excited to introduce our non-hal technology and expand our ACFoam and EnergyShield roof and wall product lines,” said Greg Sagorski, Director of Technical Services of Atlas Roofing Corporation. “These new ACFoam and EnergyShield products provide the same great quality and performance needs customers expect, but with added benefits to meet more stringent environmental and sustainable building code goals.”

The following Atlas non-hal products are available:

  • ACFoam-II NH (also available in tapered)
  • ACFoam-III NH (also available in tapered)
  • ACFoam-Supreme NH
  • ACFoam-Recover Board NH
  • ACFoam Nail Base NH
  • ACFoam CrossVent NH
  • EnergyShield NH
  • EnergyShield CGF NH
  • Stucco-Shield NH
  • EnergyShield PanelCast NH

According to the manufacturer, all literature and product packaging of Atlas NH products will be marked with a non-hal icon for easy and visible distinction.

For more information, visit https://www.atlasrwi.com/.

Expanded and Enhanced Flashing Tapes Available in New Sizes

Huber Engineered Woods provides problem-solving innovations as teams and codes continue to make strides toward tighter building envelopes. A revolutionary new approach to building enclosures, ZIP System sheathing and tape for roof eliminates the need for felt with an integrated underlayment that protects against water penetration as an all-in-one continuous water and air barrier. Panel seams are taped with advanced acrylic ZIP System flashing tape for a strong sealed roof deck.

ZIP System building solutions, made by Huber Engineered Woods, transformed structural envelopes by introducing the first integrated sheathing system that eliminates the need for housewrap and felt in wall and roof assemblies, notes the manufacturer. The engineered-wood systems streamline installation with built-in, continuous air and water-resistive barriers. A line of integrated panels that also incorporate exterior insulation is available in varying R-values within the ZIP System family of sheathing and flashing products.

In 2019, the ZIP System line of sealing solutions was expanded and includes an enhancement to ZIP System straight flashing tapes to include three new sizes of ZIP System flashing tape and three new sizes of ZIP System stretch tape. The enhanced formula can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. ZIP System sealing solutions now include five ZIP System stretch tape options and five ZIP System™ flashing (straight) tapes.

The ZIP System flashing tape is now available in these sizes:

  • New – 3.75” x 30’ – A shorter roll for smaller projects
  • New – 9” x 50’ – Used for wider areas like thicker, insulated ZIP System R-sheathing outside corners
  • New – 12” x 50’ – A single-piece roof valley sealing solution
  • 90’ – Standard size for sealing panel seams, windows and doors
  • 6” x 75’ – Standard size for sealing panel seams, windows and doors

The ZIP System stretch tape is now available in sizes:

  • New – 3” x 20” – Ideal for pipe penetration
  • New – 6” x 20” – A shorter roll for smaller projects
  • New – 10” x 20’ – A shorter roll perfect for remodeling
  • 6” x 75’ – A favorite for window panes
  • 10” x 75’ – Ideal for thicker multifamily wall assemblies

ZIP System sealing solutions also include ZIP System liquid flash – a fluid-applied flashing alternative to ZIP System flashing and stretch tape. Liquid flash flows into hard-to-flash areas for an air- and water-tight seal.

The expanded line offers a new solution for builders looking for more flexibility and passed Huber Engineered Wood’s rigorous research and development process that brand users have come to know and expect.

According to the manufacturer, All ZIP System tapes are backed by 180-Day Exposure Guarantee and a 30-Year Limited Warranty, feature a split-liner for easy application on tapes 6 inches or wider and can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information, visit www.zipsystemsealingsolutions.com.

Retrofit MBI System for Insulating Metal Buildings

rFOIL introduces the Retrofit MBI System for insulating metal buildings. According to the company, the patented clip and pin system combined with rFOIL’s reliable insulation provides a cost-effective and energy-efficient way to insulate all types of metal buildings. The MBI Retrofit clip is installed to the bottom of the exposed roof purlins and inside the wall girts. The system allows for the addition of insulation mass. The Retrofit MBI System is lightweight, easy to handle and easy to install. With its unique attachment system, it can be quickly installed with minimal interruption to the facility’s operation.

rFoil insulation is a single or double layer of polyethylene bubbles bonded to and sandwiched between a highly reflective surface and a white polyethylene sheet. According to them manufacturer, rFOIL is recognized for its thermal performance, easy installations, versatility and environmental friendliness and offers a number of advantages over traditional insulations. Its unique construction is specially designed to reduce radiant heat gain or loss in residential, commercial, post-frame, metal frame and HVAC applications. 

For more information, visit https://www.rfoil.com.

New Stainless Steel Bi-Metal Screws

Concealor 304 Stainless Steel Bi-Metal Screws from Triangle Fastener Corporation are manufactured from304 stainless steel for superior corrosion resistance and exceptional ductility. According to the company, the buttress thread increases pullout loads and resistance to back-out compared to ordinary roofing screws. The screws are TRI-SEAL top-coated to improve tapping and reduce thread roll-over and feature a #2 square recess for optimal stability during installation. The screws attach to metal, wood, and concrete. They can drill and tap up to 16-gauge steel, and the buttress thread is specified in many metal roofing systems to attach SSR clips over rigid insulation into metal deck.

For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com

New Bi-Metal Hole Saws Are Designed For Fast, Smooth Cutting

The L.S. Starrett Co. offers a new, improved version of the company’s Starrett Deep Cut Bi-Metal Hole Saws with a distinct variable pitch tooth design, featuring a pattern of seven different progressive teeth called NVP Tech (New Variable Pitch). According to the manufacturer, this new tooth pattern, along with a special tooth set developed specifically for it, delivers fast, aggressive cutting action, enabling more cuts in less time. The new Deep Cut hole saws also produce a smooth cutting action, resulting in easier operation. 

Starrett Deep Cut Hole Saws are designed specifically for cutting thicker material and feature a high-performance tooth material with extra Cobalt for enhanced heat and wear resistance. These saws have a hole depth of 2 inches (51mm) and are ideal for cutting metal or tubes with a wall thickness of more than 1/8 inch (3mm). For multi-purpose use, the aggressive tooth design cuts a wide range of materials including carbon steel, stainless steel and non-ferrous metals. Starrett Deep Cut Hole Saws are used for cutting wood, metal and plastics in different shapes, sheets, profiles and tubes, and are offered in an extensive range of sizes and pitches from 3/4 inch (19 mm) to 6 inches (152 mm) and a metric-only line ranging from 56 mm to 210 mm — a total of 55 SKUs.

Starrett offers a wide range of Hole Saws from bi-metal and carbide tipped to diamond grit – application-specific Hole Saws that are engineered specifically for certain materials, power tools and jobs.

For more information, visit https://www.starrett.com

New 7-Inch Gutter Guards Are Designed for Durability

Leaf Solution adds 7-inch Xtreme Gutter Guards to the company’s product mix of 5-inch and 6-inch gutter guards for residential or commercial installation. According to the manufacturer, Xtreme features .42 stainless-steel mesh to block all debris from leaves to pine needles, from oak tassels to shingle grit to pollen, yet allows water to flow freely into the gutter. A durable substrate backing reinforces the mesh, horizontally and vertically, from stretching or sagging and simplifiesinstallation. Components are assembled with a patented hemming process which prevents separation. Engineered to outperform and outlast any comparable gutter guards, Leaf Solution Xtreme has a 20-year transferrable warranty and is made in the USA. The product is available for fascia or under-shingle mount in mill silver or black.

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

Tethers for Tools and Equipment Comply With ANSI 121-2018 and ISEA Standards

FallTech, a manufacturer specializing in fall protection safety products and gear, introduces its FallTech for Tools dropped object prevention program. Falltech for Tools is a complete ANSI/ISEA 121-2018 tested and compliant range of solutions that feature tool attachments, tool tethers, premium self-fusing no-heat tool tape, speed clip attachment tethers, a wrist anchor attachment system, and hard hat tethers.

FallTech for Tools is designed to accommodate the most commonly used tools in construction trades and other industries. These include tools with captive eyes; open- and closed-handle tools; and open- and closed-handle tools with triggers, including impact hammers, wrenches, screwdrivers, spud wrenches, and power tools. 

“The driving force behind this program is the over 230 fatalities a year as a result of dropped objects and equipment in the U.S. alone, making it the third leading cause of death in the workplace,” said Scott Miller, vice president of sales for FallTech. “That is approximately two fatalities every three days. Our customers trust FallTech products to help them prevent fall injuries.  Now we are introducing quality designed and tested solutions to help prevent injuries as a result of dropped objects while keeping others and their fellow workers safe, as well.”

For more information, visit  http://falltech.com/falltechfortools.aspx.