Synthetic and Peel-and-stick Underlayments for Metal Roofing

HydraShell MAX and HydraShell Supreme SA are McElroy Metal’s new underlayments. HydraShell MAX is the standard synthetic underlayment and HydraShell Supreme SA is a peel-and-stick underlayment. HydraShell MAX has a four-layer construction and can be used under all types of finished roofing materials, including steel roofing and is suitable for roof pitches as low as ½:12. HydraShell MAX requires significantly fewer fasteners than competitive products and provides a durable deck cover. HydraShell Supreme SA is the best choice in high-temperature, self-adhering applications. The SBS modified asphalt provides excellent pliability and the cool gray surface reduces heat build-up. 

For more information, visit www.mcelroymetal.com.

New Visualizer Tool Assists Customers with Paving Projects

GAF has launched a visualizer tool to help sell its StreetBond Pavement coatings. Created by Chameleon Power, the leader in visualization technologies and GAF’s partner in roofing visualization tools, the StreetBond Visualizer assists customers with envisioning the outcome of their paving project prior to installation.

Users can select from a variety of different StreetBond coating colors and StreetPrint patterns, and apply to their own project photos or drawings. The tool also features a “Need Ideas?” button that gives the user some starting patterns and colors to help them in making design decisions. “GAF has utilized Chameleon technologies for nearly two decades, and continues to embrace our next generation tools and concepts,” said Dan Dempsey, President of Chameleon Power. “Visualization is a standard in the construction industry, and we are proud to partner with GAF to provide this experience to GAF customers.”

Chameleon Power visualizers shorten the design cycle and enhance customer satisfaction. Websites that utilize Chameleon visualizers enjoy increased user time of more than 3X and sales closure rates of more than 75 percent.

To view the GAF StreetBond Visualizer, visit https://streetbond.chameleonpower.com.

Self-propelled Roofing Trailer Designed to Increase Durability

Equipter has upgraded its flagship product, the RB4000 lift, a self-propelled roofing trailer that decreases cleanup time by up to 80 percent. The changes, which were implemented into production earlier this year, include:

  • Engine door: A thicker design and stronger hinge for increased reliability
  • Ignition switch & control panel: Ignition moved to the operator’s stand for easy startup, while the control panel was reconfigured for convenient operation
  • Front axle: Redesigned attachment assembly for increased strength
  • Storage compartments: Storage for track mats, outrigger pads, and roof chutes updated for easier access and use

“We started out as roofers ourselves, so we know firsthand how important it is for contractors to have equipment engineered for the way they work,” says Marketing Director Sam Beiler. “Our team made these tweaks so the RB4000 lift would be even easier to use. As a result, roofers can focus on getting the job done even faster.”

For more information, visit www.equipter.com.

Standing Seam Solar Clamps Feature Non-Penetrating Design

AceClamp A2 along with the Solar Kit The AceClamp A2 along with the Solar Kit offers a low-cost alternative to secure photovoltaic (PV) panels to standing seam metal roofs. According to the company, the unique non-penetrating sliding pin design helps preserve the panel warranty by avoiding the types of damage that can happen from set screws. The clamps work with or without racking system, and the adjust to fit PV panels. The AceClamp can also be used with an L-Foot bracket design for mounting of rail systems used in other types of PV installations.

The AceClamp Solar Kit is fully assembled ready to be installed, minimizing labor costs. There is no bag of loose bolts, nuts or washers. The patented designs allow installation at any point on the seam. According to the manufacturer, the product installs easily and quickly, and can be adjusted even after accessories have been installed. The stainless steel serrated top and bottom flanges capture the PV panel and “bond” the panels frame-to-frame.

For more information, visit www.aceclamp.com.

EagleView App Update Expands Beyond Roof Measurement Reports

EagleView Technologies has released its newest update to the EagleView App, available for download on both the iOS App Store and on Google Play. The new EagleView App features include automated quoting for job estimates as well as an interactive 3D visualizer enabling a 360-degree view of the property.

The EagleView App is currently used to order, view order status, and access property measurement reports anytime, anywhere. With this new update, users can now take the guesswork out of estimating by setting customized job cost and pricing preferences, and generating an automated quote for every report order placed.

“With every update we make to our technology and offerings, we continue to revolutionize the roofing industry,” stated EagleView CEO Rishi Daga. “The addition of automated quoting gives our customers the ability to take time-consuming manual processes out of the bidding stage so that they can focus on customer experience instead.”

In addition to the automated quoting feature, the EagleView App now offers users an interactive 3D visualizer. This visualizer allows roofers to see the property and its measurements in a three-dimensional model. Users can pinch, expand and rotate the property image for a complete view.

The EagleView App is available for update on the iOS App Store and for download on Google Play. EagleView will continue to release additional updates to the EagleView App for both iOS and Android users.

For more information regarding the EagleView app update, please contact Melissa Mazurek at (585) 444-2504 or melissa.mazurek@eagleview.com.

For more information, visit www.eagleview.com.

Low-VOC Aerosol Contact Adhesive/Primer Applies and Flashes Off Quickly

AeroWeb Low-VOC Aerosol Contact Adhesive/Primer The new AeroWeb Low-VOC Aerosol Contact Adhesive/Primer from Mule-Hide Products Co. was designed to boost productivity. According to the manufacturer, the product delivers aggressive adhesion and a quick drying time while going on as much as 60 percent faster than traditional roller-applied adhesives.

The new adhesive can be used in a wide variety of applications, including adhering standard TPO and standard EPDM membranes to horizontal and vertical surfaces; adhering fleece back membranes to vertical surfaces; enhancing the bond between Mule-Hide F5 Air & Vapor Barrier and various substrates; and priming unexposed asphalt prior to applying Mule-Hide HeliX Low-Rise Adhesive for insulation attachment.

AeroWeb’s low-VOC (volatile organic compound), methylene chloride-free formula provides powerful adhesion and a quick drying time in a wide range of temperatures, helping contractors avoid weather-related delays. It can be applied as an adhesive or primer in ambient temperatures as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fast, even aerosol application saves crews time while also increasing the coverage rate. Applied using a self-contained spray system, AeroWeb goes on up to 60 percent faster than traditional roller-applied adhesives. The web-like spray pattern also means that the adhesive must be applied to just 75 percent of the surface, versus 100 percent coverage with roller-applied adhesives.

A short tack time and long application window further boost crew productivity. AeroWeb flashes off in less than five minutes, so crews aren’t kept waiting. AeroWeb then remains sticky longer, enabling crews to work with larger sections of membrane.

According to the company, setup is minimal. Clean-up of tools and surfaces is fast and easy using UN-TACK safe solvent or mineral spirits. AeroWeb complies with VOC-related regulations in all 50 states. It is sold in #40 cylinders filled with 30 pounds of adhesive. One cylinder typically covers 1,000 square feet when used as a contact adhesive.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.
AeroWeb Low-VOC Aerosol Contact Adhesive/Primer

Waterproofing Membrane Is Solvent Free

NOVALINK WMChem Link launches NOVALINK WM, a waterproofing membrane available in two- or five-gallon pails. NOVALINK WM is a cold-applied, single-component waterproofing membrane that cures by exposure to atmospheric and substrate moisture to form a continuous, tough, reinforced elastic seal. It is solvent-free and compliant with all known environmental and OSHA requirements, allowing its use in confined spaces with standard personal protection equipment.

For more information, visit www.chemlink.com.

Versatile Machine Notches and Hems Metal Panels

Eave Master from Swenson Shear The Eave Master from Swenson Shear can notch and hem panel eaves in seconds. According to the company, it provides a consistent cut on straight runs and is ideal for use on commercial jobs. The Eave Master features an adjustable table to accommodate panel widths between 12 inches and 24 inches. The inch ruler on the notchers allows for an easy-to-measure hem line, and it features quick-change notching station for right and left panel runs. The machine weighs 150 pounds and can be lifted by two people.

The Swenson Shear team custom designed the Eave Master for commercial roofing. Just like the SnapTable Pro, this tool can match any manufacturer’s panel profile. This is the newest tool in the company’s standing seam product line. This specialized product is made with top-of-the line stainless steel metal.

“Our goal is to have tools for everyone in the roofing industry that will simplify the work, add safety, quality and value to their team,” said Swenson Shear’s National Sales Manager, Morgan Aue.
To see a video of the tool in action, click here.

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

New Comprehensive Suite of Reporting Tools Added to Business Management Software

AccuLynxAccuLynx, a provider of business management software for roofing contractors, announced the release of its newest product offering: ReportsPlus, a suite of simple reporting tools that let users access, visualize and share the data they store in AccuLynx. The product is designed to help roofing companies easily understand performance, improve decision-making and drive business growth.

“Our customers depend on the information they store in AccuLynx to manage every aspect of their business,” said Mark Rattin, Vice President of Product & Design. “They wanted a way to easily access their data and interpret it in meaningful ways, so we developed ReportsPlus to bring KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) to the forefront. We designed it to be extremely easy to use so that anyone could create powerful reports and dashboards in minutes.”

ReportsPlus introduces a collection of new features available in AccuLynx, including:

  • Reports Library: A new set of pre-built reports, which unlock critical data pertaining to sales and production, job costs and marketing leads
  • Custom Reports & Dashboards: Provides the ability to customize any pre-built report and dashboard with options to add and remove data, apply filters, groupings and logic, and choose how data is displayed
  • Dashboard Library: A library of pre-built dashboards designed by role, which provide a view into sales pipelines, marketing leads, job profitability, A/R, and production
  • Report and Dashboard Sharing: Provides the ability to share customized reports or dashboards with individual AccuLynx users or everyone in the company
  • Automatic Report Delivery: Provides the option to schedule a report for automatic delivery via email, allowing users to designate recipients, file format, delivery time and frequency
  • Report and Dashboard Bookmarking: Provides the option to mark any report or dashboard as a “favorite” and refresh in one click for quick access to data from the main navigation
  • “AccuLynx customers already experience over 35 percent increase in their roofing jobs,” said Mike Stein, CEO of AccuLynx. “ReportsPlus will help them maximize their growth potential by leveraging the data they already store in AccuLynx. It has the ability to revolutionize how roofing companies manage their business. By providing insight into untapped metrics and KPIs, contractors can make better decisions that result in improved profitability and higher revenues. We’re confident that, with this release, AccuLynx has the best reporting tools tailored to roofers.”

    ReportsPlus is available within the AccuLynx web application. For more information, visit http://go.acculynx.com/get_demo and www.AccuLynx.com.

    Roof Vent Designed Specifically for Clothes Dryers

    The DryerJack is the first roof termination designed for the demanding needs of venting clothes dryers. Made in the USA of Galvalume and available powder coated in black, brown or white, DryerJacks are built tough. Building code disallows screens and requires that dryer terminations have a backdraft damper. With a patented curved damper, the DryerJack meets code requirements and goes further. To safely vent dryers, airflow restriction must be minimized to prevent lint blowback and the fire hazard that creates. A passageway of 21 square inches delivers nearly zero airflow restriction, allowing the dryer to operate at peak performance.

    The 26-gauge Galvalume DryerJack is available in two models. Model 466, at less than 5 inches tall, delivers safe venting through the roof and low-profile aesthetics. When you need room for high-profile tile or to accommodate heavy snowfall, select model DJK486. It’s as efficient as model 466 but provides more clearance above the roof.

    For more information, visit www.dryerjack.com.