Atlas Roofing Introduces Shingles That Are 42 Inches Wide

Atlas HP 42Atlas Roofing introduces its new HP42” shingle format. Larger than any other shingle currently manufactured in the United States, the HP42” format offers roofing contractors a faster installation process as well as big time and labor savings, according to the manufacturer.

The HP42” format launched in July and will be the new standard for the Atlas StormMaster Shake and Pinnacle Pristine shingle lines.

Features of the Atlas shingles with HP42” technology include:

  • A larger size: the shingle is a full 42 inches wide and 14 inches high.
  • An enhanced 1½-inch “sweet spot” nailing area that helps the crew stay accurate when aiming for the shingle common bond.
  • A 7-Course, Zero-waste shingle offset, providing up to 5 percent material savings versus other leading shingles brands.
  • A larger 6-inch exposure.
  • A high performance 130-mph wind limited warranty with a four-nail installation.
  • The HP42” format lets crews cover more roof area with fewer shingles and fewer nails. The 1.5-inch enhanced Sweet Spot nailing area with a FASTAC® double sealant line also helps crews hit their mark every time. And because crews can work more efficiently, they will be on and off the roof more quickly, and on to the next job.

    Based on an average 40-square job, savings versus other leading shingle brands include:

  • 320 fewer shingles to install.
  • Up to 6,000 fewer nails and penetrations, totaling up to $40 in savings on a 130 mph wind limited warranty installation.
  • Savings of two to four hours of labor time on the roof.
  • “Designed with the owner and installer in mind, these new high-performance shingles are larger and better engineered,” said Stan Bastek, Director of Marketing and Sales Development, Atlas Shingles and Underlayment Division. “As a result, they are faster and easier to install, which drastically improves the installation experience for contractors and their crews. They also help contractors save materials and labor.”

    “Working smarter saves time, labor and materials,” Bastek said, “and the savings really add up for a contractor’s bottom line. There isn’t a more contractor-friendly shingle design on the market today than Atlas shingles featuring HP42” technology.”

    Atlas offers a convenient and simple calculator that can determine the potential material, labor and time savings, both annually and per job, if using Atlas shingles with HP42” technology. The savings calculator is available at AtlasRoofing.com/pro.
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    Latest Addition to SnapTable Line Is Easily Transportable

    Swenson Shear's Eave MasterSwenson Shear introduces the Eave Master, the latest addition to the company’s SnapTable collection. Eave Master is designed to notch and hem eave cuts in metal panels between 12 inches and 24 inches wide. According to the manufacturer, the product provides a consistent cut on straight runs and is ideal for use in any commercial job. It weighs 125 pounds, and is designed to be manually lifted by two people and easily transported in the bed of a pickup truck.

    The Eave Master features an inch ruler on its notchers that allows for an easy-to-measure hem line, as well as a quick-change notching station for right and left panel runs. The machine is designed to be the perfect complement to the Towable SnapTable Pro.

    Upgraded Cap Hammer Offers Improved Staple Design

    Stinger Cap HammerNational Nail’s Stinger brand introduces the newly upgraded CH38-2 Cap Hammer. The CH38-2 is an economical, non-pneumatic cap fastener that eliminates the need for hoses and compressors—which also improves safety.  Best practice applications for the CH38-2 which features the holding power of a 1-inch cap, includes house wrap, rolled insulation, and roofing felt. The CH38-2 has been enhanced with increased internal handle strength, an improved staple design, track and spring, stronger welds and an added handle grip, all for maximum reliability and performance. The CH38-2 Cap Hammer has a fastener capacity of 168 full, 1-inch collated plastic caps and 3/8 -inch crown staples.

    Roof Restoration System Designed to Provide Flexibility, Durability

    ERSystemsERSystems PU300 released its new polyurethane system, consisting of the Polyurethane 300 Aliphatic Finish Coat and Aromatic Base Coat. The company’s original Polyurethane 300 has been re-engineered into two parts, an aromatic base coat and aliphatic finish coat. According to the manufacturer, the basecoat and topcoat system is uniquely formulated with a bio-based designed hydrophobic polymer system that supports the high-performance coating system. The newly designed elastomeric system is designed to provide excellent flexibility and durability, resulting in superior hydrophobicity, impact resistance and UV resistance over long periods. 

    Self-Adhering Vapour Permeable Membrane Is Mold Resistant

    The self-adhering vapour permeable membrane can be applied to common substrates such as gypsum, oriented strand board (OSB), block, concrete, concrete masonry unit (CMU) and plywood.

    The self-adhering vapour permeable membrane can be applied to common substrates such as gypsum, oriented strand board (OSB), block, concrete, concrete masonry unit (CMU) and plywood.

    IKO AquaBarrier VP Self-Adhering Vapour Permeable Membrane provides a primerless vapour permeable membrane solution with mold resistance for a variety of building envelope applications.

    Self-Adhering, Versatile Applications
    A self-adhering, primerless membrane, AquaBarrier VP, provides superior performance in wall assemblies where a vapour permeable, weather-resistive air barrier is required.

    Thanks to the vapour permeable matrix of AquaBarrier VP, it is compatible and can be applied to common substrates such as gypsum, oriented strand board (OSB), block, concrete, concrete masonry unit (CMU) and plywood. The membrane is also designed for various applications, including masonry cavity walls, metal cladding systems, renovations and retrofits, siding, curtain walls and parapets.

    The design of the AquaBarrier VP membrane allows for installation ease, with no mechanical attachments or primer required for standard application. Coated with a proprietary acrylic adhesive on the back surface, AquaBarrier VP offers performance for common wall applications and features a polypropylene release film to aid in removing the membrane.

    AquaBarrier VP is an effective vapour permeable membrane when installed according to IKO specifications.

    AquaBarrier VP is constructed of a polyolefin synthetic polymer (fibre) membrane with low water retention capacity and is therefore mold and mildew resistant.

    The IKO AquaBarrier line includes a full range of membrane and accessory products that provide protection in wall assemblies with air and vapour barrier systems. Engineered to meet or exceed industry standards, the line includes self-adhering and torch-on wall membranes, through-wall flashing membrane, foundation protection and flashing tapes.

    For more information on AquaBarrier VP and details on IKO’s commercial wall and roofing system solutions and accessories, visit the IKO website.

    Vapor-Permeable, Liquid-Applied Technology Provides Continuous Air Barrier

    Soprema introduces SOPRASEAL LM 204 VPSoprema introduces SOPRASEAL LM 204 VP—a one-component, 98 percent solids content, low-odor, vapor-permeable, liquid-applied polyether air barrier product. According to the manufacturer, this new, hybrid STPE technology provides excellent air infiltration and moisture protection while also offering ease of use in low- and high-temperature applications, superior elastomeric performance and tie-in compatibility.

    A fully adhered, monolithic membrane option, SOPRASEAL LM 204 VP offers a continuous air barrier that works well even in applications where conformity to complex geometries is a must. It is ultra-low-VOC and moisture curable in low relative humidity and low-temperature applications, while exhibiting excellent freeze-thaw characteristics. It does not shrink and requires less wet film to achieve dry film thickness, according to the company.

    The product can be applied in temperatures down to 25 degrees Fahrenheit without the use of additional additives. It is also available in an accessory product, SOPRASEAL® Liquid Flashing—a high-quality, 100 percent solid, low-odor, STPE membrane designed to provide air and water protection to critical rough openings while sealing joints and creating a seamless transition to air barrier membranes.

    “We are pleased to offer customers even more choices when waterproofing wall systems with the latest expansion of our SOPRASEAL liquid membrane product line,” says Sara Jonas, Marketing Manager, Soprema. “We want to make it as easy as possible for contractors to keep structures energy efficient and comfortable year-round, and with SOPRASEAL LM 204 VP air barrier technology, they now have a strong option for moisture protection behind wall claddings ranging from brick to siding to metal panels, EIFS and stucco.”

    Pre-Notched Trims and Flashing Components Save Time at the Jobsite

    ATAS pre-notched trims and flashing are consistent dimensionally and provide an aesthetically pleasing final installation.

    ATAS pre-notched trims and flashing are consistent dimensionally and provide an aesthetically pleasing final installation.

    ATAS International Inc. has expanded its line of pre-notched trims and flashing components.  Trims and flashing are often critical elements of metal roof, wall and soffit installations.  They provide weather resistance of the installed system, as well as aesthetic value of the finished building.  ATAS can provide solutions that address both of those elements which can help to control costs.  
     
    Common problems that occur in metal panel trim and flashing installation include maintaining the correct overlap distances.  As well, heavier gauges and multiple bends or complex shapes may make field notching difficult.  The quality of workmanship in creating trims and flashings in the field are not as easily controlled compared to factory fabrication, and the time to perform this operation in the field is typically longer.
     
    ATAS trims and flashing are consistent dimensionally and provide an aesthetically pleasing final installation.  The use of these components eliminates unknown field costs and results in an efficient installation, which saves the contractor time and money. 

    Self-Adhesive Roof Flashing Requires No Fasteners

    Kwik FlashAtlas Bolt & Screw offers KwikFlash, a weatherproofing flashing which consists of aluminum stretch netting cast in environmentally friendly lead-free polymer rubber, which allows it to take a form set while remaining flexible, malleable and stretchable. A fully self-adhesive butyl layer underneath the rubber polymer is protected and backed by a release sheet removed during installation. Applications include difficult-to-flash areas such as skylights, square and round ducts, parapet walls, and in areas where traditional lead flashings are used. The product is compatible with most materials and can be successfully flashed between brick, fibre cement, galvanized steel, aluminum, stainless steel and concrete. According to the manufacturer, it is lightweight, easy to trim and no fasteners are required for significant labor savings.

    Double Cutting Action of Shears Conserves Materials

    The double cutting action of the shears transfers any distortion produced in cutting to a waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not rough or burred.

    The double cutting action of the shears transfers any distortion produced in cutting to a waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not rough or burred.

    Kett Tool Co. helps body shop owners, metal fabricators and bus, car and truck repair experts conserve materials with the double cutting action of the KD-442 Double-Cut Shears. When cutting cold rolled (C.R.) mild steel and stainless steel, the double cut action of the KD-442 transfers any distortion produced in cutting to a waste strip, leaving behind material edges that are not rough or burred to allow maximum use of sheet material.
      
    Kett’s KD-442 shears use a five-amp pistol grip, 0-2,500 RPM variable-speed electric motor that cuts through C.R. mild steel (up to 16 gauge), most grades of stainless to 18 gauge, sheet metal, spiral pipe, metal doors and metal studs, all at speeds of up to 170 inches per minute. The shears weigh five pounds and have close cutting blades that can cut a radius as small as 7-inches, making the shears both portable for location usage and durable for daily shop operations. All shear heads are precision made in the U.S. featuring A2 tool steel blades.

    The KD-442 Double-Cut Shears are available through authorized dealers. For more information or to locate a dealer, visit here or call (513) 271-0333.
     

    Standing Seam Metal Roofing Panel Minimizes Heat Retention

    The standing seam metal roofing panels do not require the use of clips.

    The standing seam metal roofing panels do not require the use of clips.

    Accel Roofing Products, a division of ATAS International Inc., has introduced Colonial Seam, a standing seam metal roofing panel.
     
    Colonial Seam is a clipless panel that offers a standing seam aesthetic with factory formed advantages.  It is installed by locking the one-piece panel into the previous panel and fastening through pre-punched slots, allowing for expansion and contraction.  All fasteners are concealed by the adjacent panel. The positive locking action makes it virtually impossible for the panels to slide apart.
     
    Panels are available in widths of 12-3/8-inches and 16-3/8-inches, with a 1-inch seam height, in .032 aluminum and 24 gauge metallic coated steel.  Both substrates have the same PVDF paint finish in a variety of colors.  Colonial Seam can be installed on any solid surface with a minimum slope of 3:12.  
     
    Colonial Seam is a solution to metal roofing for both new construction and re-roofing.  The standing seam panel offers an alternative to other roofing materials.  It provides the benefits of metal roofing with ease of installation, since this is a one-piece panel that does not require the use of clips.
     
    Lower energy consumption and reduction in energy bills can be achieved by the use of Colonial Seam.  Depending upon several factors, including the panel color chosen, the slope of the roof, and the location of the building, up to 70 percent of the sun’s energy may be reflected away from the home, minimizing heat retention and keeping the home cooler.