New Non-Penetrating Attachment Solution for Standing Seam Metal Roofs

S-5!’s new GripperFix technology ensures a secure and dependable attachment solution that preserves the integrity of the roof and avoids destructive corrosion. According to the company, this system is quick and simple to install, lasts the life of the roof, maintains roof warranties and is less expensive than other mounting methods. Gripper fix uses S-5 seam clamps or mini clamps to make a secure maintenance-free attachment to any standing seam metal roof using patented non-penetrating S-5 technology. 

Traditionally, mounting rooftop ancillary items using concrete blocks for ballast damages a roof and provides a temporary fix. Wooden dunnage causes early corrosion. According to the company, S-5!’s new GripperFix technology ensures a secure and dependable attachment solution that preserves the integrity of the roof and avoids destructive corrosion.  

S-5! will introduce its new GripperFix technology February 4-6 at the International Roofing Expo (IRE) in Dallas. Attendees are invited to stop by S-5! Booth #2622 to see firsthand its new universal GripperFix system, which makes mounting almost anything on standing seam and exposed-fastener roof profiles simple and easy.

For more information, visit www.s-5.com

Portable Automatic Welder Weighs 31 Pounds

Steinel America offers the HG ROOF, a new compact, portable automatic welding machine. Powered by the flagship HG 2620 E heat gun, this tool boasts a 10,000-hour motor life and field changeable parts, keeping crews working efficiently. According to the company, the HG ROOF weighs 31 pounds and can be used with any overlap welding material (PVC, vinyl, tarpaulin, etc.) This automatic welding machine is compact and portable, and features a 2,000 watt output and high pressing force. 

Steinel America will be in Dallas, Texas, February 4-6, 2020 at the International Roofing Expo (IRE). Steinel will be hosting an in-booth happy hour and live demonstrations. 

For more information, visit http://www.steinel.net/Heat_Tools

Metal Roofing and Siding Panel Recreates Look of Reclaimed Metal

Reclaimed Metal Rust is a new pre-painted metal roofing and siding panel from Western States Metal Roofing that recreates the look of reclaimed metal. The panel is made of new steel that looks like an old barn. The panel features white and silver coloring with orange and reddish rust streaks throughout its design to mimic the look of old, faded galvanized that is rusting. The panel is available in Kynar 500 paint system and comes in ten different profile finishes.

Reclaimed Metal Rust is a proprietary color of Western States Metal Roofing and offers a solution for architects and designers that want the look of reclaimed metal without the problems of reclaimed metal. 

“Our customers wanted something that looks like faded galvanized and a rusted roof at the same time. Previously, the only way to get something like that would be to locate an old building that had reclaimed sheet metal on the roof,” said Paul Rubio, Vice President of Western States Metal Roofing. “That’s expensive and hard to find. We thought there has to be a better way. That led us to create the Reclaimed Metal Rust panels, which are new steel panels that look like they were taken from an old barn that’s 100 years old.” 

According to the company, this specialty paint print is available in coil, flats, metal roofing, siding, and wall panels. Reclaimed Metal Rust panels come in a PVDF/Kynar 500 paint finish. These panels are designed for interior and exterior applications. 

Western States Metal Roofing will premier metal Reclaimed Metal Rust at the International Roofing Expo on February 4, 2020. Visitors to the Western States Metal Roofing booth (#1526) at the 2020 IRE Show will be able to view and order panels in Reclaimed Metal Rust for their projects at an exclusive introductory offer. Architects, roofing contractors, and general contractors are encouraged to bring their material lists to the show for a free quote. 

For more information, visit www.paintedrustedroofing.com.

Energy-Efficient Translucent Windows Designed for Smaller Envelope Openings

Kingspan Light + Air North America has scaled the size of the company’s innovative two-panel UniQuad system to create the more modular and versatile UniQuad Translucent Windows for smaller envelope openings. 

According to the company, architects can expect the same durability, seamless integration and clean look they have for years from the UniQuad system — just in a smaller size. Providing 25 percent greater light transmission than other daylighting products on the market, UniQuad eliminates glare and hot spots found in glass applications, allowing for a more controlled indoor environment. 

 “We’ve taken our innovative two-panel UniQuad system and scaled it to create something more efficient for smaller applications,” said Rafael Rivero, VP of Commercial, Kingspan Light + Air. “Ideal for both new and retrofit projects, the UniQuad Translucent Windows are the solution for any size building looking to reap the full health and wellness benefits of glare-free daylighting.” 

Available in heights up to 6 feet, UniQuad Translucent Windows can be built in limitless lengths. With the ability to specify custom window sizes and colors, the two-panel system allows buildings to coordinate with corporate or campus colors, or design a new and innovative look.  

UniQuad Translucent Windows feature the same two-panel composition with Removeable Skin Technology (RST) as the UniQuad system, allowing for the removal of the exterior panel while the interior panel remains in place. Additional insulation can be added between the two panels to improve thermal performance and further increase efficiency.

According to the manufacturer, UniQuad Translucent Windows can help buildings achieve LEED certification and other sustainability goals and are NFRC certified. UniQuad Translucent Windows come with a 10-year warranty against discoloration, loss of translucence, delamination and color change. 

For more information, visit www.kingspanlightandair.us

New Steel and Aluminum Standing Seam Roof Panel Offers Bi-Directional Installation

Petersen expands its line of PAC-CLAD standing seam roof products with the addition of the T-250 panel. Combining structural performance with architectural aesthetics, architects will enjoy the bolder profile of the T-250, installing contractors will appreciate the bi-directional installation capabilities and building owners will benefit from the panel’s impressive strength.

The strongest of all PAC-CLAD roof products, the T-250 panel is available in 16- and 18-inch widths in multiple gauges of steel and aluminum. T-250 features a nominal 2.65-inch seam height above the roof deck. It is available in all 45 standard PAC-CLAD colors, each of which carries a 30-year non-prorated finish warranty. A weathertightness warranty also is available.

“Our T-250 panel satisfies the needs of architects designing structures that include expansive roof areas requiring long panel runs” said Mike Petersen, president. “Plus, architects might also prefer the wider seam of the T-250 panel, which creates bold shadow lines. The T-250 panel follows Petersen’s drive to continue adding products that expand the creative palette of building designers.”

Standard panel condition for the T-250 is with striations, but smooth is an option. The T-250 is available in 24 and 22 gauge steel, and .032 and .040 gauge aluminum. The T-250 can be specified with a traditional intermittent fastening clip, or a continuous clip fastening system for high-performance open-framing scenarios where extra strength is required. Both clips allow for thermal expansion and contraction. Job-specific design calculations should be performed to determine the type of clip required.

The panel is bi-directional, which allows installers to position the first panel in the center of a roof and install simultaneously in both directions, making it easy to achieve an attractive symmetrical look, while allowing multiple crews to work at the same time.

Named for the shape created where two panels meet, the T-250 is a symmetrical panel whose seams form the letter T. A metal cap is placed over the T and a mechanical seamer bends each side of the cap under the top of the T to form a strong bond. The T-250 panel is equipped with the following tests: ASTM 283, 331, 1680, 1646, E1592 and E2140, plus FM 4474 as well as UL 580 and 1897.

PAC T-250 panels can be factory- or field-formed to length but must be field-seamed. The panels have been designed for application over a wide variety of substrates on roof slopes as low as 1/2:12. Sealant beads are factory-applied to the seam cover. The seam cover is roll formed in the factory.

Substrates may include 5/8-inch minimum plywood, nailboard insulation or equal with WIP 300 underlayment applied horizontally from eave to ridge. Other substrates may include metal decking, purlins or rigid insulation in conjunction with bearing plates, and open framing.

Maximum factory-produced panel length for the T-250 is 54 feet, but longer lengths are available through field forming. Seam covers will be limited to 30-foot maximum lengths and must be field-lapped.

For more information, visit pac-clad.com.

Redesigned Roof Drain Kit Is Easy to Install

Marathon Roofing Products offers the Economy Enpoco Pak, the assembled kit of the ULRD Roof Drain with all the components for easy installation. Available in 2-inch, 3-inch and 4-inch sizes, the Economy Enpoco Pak provides the essential features of more expensive drains at an affordable price. This drain offers versatility and easy installation on new and existing roofs. It is adaptable to most generic materials of single ply and conventional built-up roofing for use with roof decks of steel, wood, precast concrete or gypsum. According to the company, the product features a newly designed injection-molded PVC body with stronger gussets and an overflow option; a molded polyethylene dome strainer; and ABS clamping collar (metal standard) with gravel stop.

For more information, visit www.marathondrains.com

Shingles Feature Mechanically Fused Common Bond, Larger Nailing Area

GAF launches Timberline HDZ shingles, powered by new and innovative LayerLock technology. According to the manufacturer, LayerLock technology mechanically fuses the common bond in Timberline HDZ shingles to offer: 

  • Up to 99.9 percent nailing accuracy thanks to the new StrikeZone nailing area, which is up to 600 percent larger vs. Timberline HD shingles
  • Up to 30 percent faster nail fastening during installation vs. Timberline HD shingles 
  • Dual-phase shingle-to-shingle seal with Dura Grip sealant and StrikeZone nailing area, and an asphalt-to-asphalt monolithic bond for durability, strength and powerful wind uplift performance 
  • Compatibility with Timberline HD roofing shingles

 “Roofing contractors have been asking for new ways to help accelerate and grow their business, and we’re excited to introduce technology that can make their jobs faster and easier with Timberline HDZ shingles,” said Jim Schnepper, President of GAF. “This represents some of the most exciting innovation in the roofing industry today, backed by the quality and reliability homeowners have trusted for more than 130 years with GAF.” 

Roofing contractors can now also offer homeowners a GAF WindProven limited wind warranty, the first wind warranty for roofing shingles with no maximum wind speed limit, when installing GAF shingles with LayerLock technology and four qualifying GAF accessories. For information on qualifying GAF roofing accessories, please visit www.gaf.com/LRS

GAF Timberline HDZ shingles will be on display for a national audience for the first time at the 2020 International Roofing Expo from February 4-6 in Dallas, Texas. Conference attendees can visit GAF at booth 4404 and the neighboring GAF CARE Corner for live demonstrations, or go online at www.gaf.com/layerlock to learn more. 

For more information, visit www.gaf.com

Drainable Housewrap Allows Water to Quickly Esacape Building Envelope

Benjamin Obdyke offers HydroGap, a drainable housewrap. According to the company, it is proven to remove bulk water up to 100 times faster than a typical housewrap and is perfect for production builders and other large-volume projects. HydroGap creates a drainage space between the sheathing and cladding material, allowing water to quickly escape the building envelope; this is critical for keeping structure sound, especially in climates that experience harsh weather

For more information, visit www.benjaminobdyke.com.

Insulated Box Heaters Extend the Season for Temperature-Sensitive Adhesives

OMG Roofing Products now offers Powerblanket foam box heaters to extend the season for using OlyBond500 Canister Adhesives. Insulated Powerblanket foam box heaters are designed to provide uniform heat to minimize waste with temperature-sensitive insulation adhesives such as OlyBond500 during cold temperature applications. Powerblankets operate on standard 120 volt current and come with a 6-foot cord.  Each black vinyl foam blanket is 16 inches square, heats 2.37 cubic feet of space and accommodates one carton containing an OlyBond500 Canister.

“It’s important that the canisters are stored and the adhesive is dispensed at about 70°F,” said Jim Lavallee, OlyBond product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “This ensures that there’s adequate pressure in the tanks and that the viscosity of each part is maintained to keep the final mixture on-ratio. The Powerblankets do a great job in keeping OlyBond Canisters at the appropriate temperature for dispensing.”

OlyBond Canisters inside Powerblankets foam boxes easily fit into the OMG BeadPro Cart, as well as into wagons, wheelbarrows or other similar carts which can be easily moved around on the roof. For additional information, contact your local OMG field service representative, call (800) 633-3800 or visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

Metal Roofing Panel Designed to Capture the Appearance of Slate

EDCO Products introduces its latest innovation in roofing, Generations Slate. This new panel combines the company’s popular ArrowLine Slate Roofing panel with its advanced HD coating technology to produce an authentic slate appearance. Launching in early 2020, Generations Slate will be available in 4 HD colors. Manufactured with the strength of steel and a multilayered PVDF cool chemistry finish, Generations Slate can reduce energy bills and does not support mold and algae growth, according to the company. The product offers the beauty of slate at a fraction of the cost and weight, and is backed by a lifetime warranty.

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