Safety Device Locks Ladders in Place When Accessing Rooftops

The Ladder Lock Pro allows roofing contractors to lock ladders in place to perform work on the roof. The product attaches directly to the roof itself when a new roof is being installed. The Ladder Lock Pro is made of lightweight aluminum and installs in minutes by attaching the upper ladder step to the rooftop using three screws.

Ladder Lock Pro is designed to increase ladder safety for all roofers, contractors, building inspectors and others who have to access the roof by climbing a ladder. The products can be purchased in angled or flat configurations to accommodate different types of roofs. The device attaches to any upright ladder using a locking pin. Once the locking pin is in place, it can be attached to the roof using three screws.

This product has five separate attachment methods:

  1. Angled 3/12 pitch to 8/12
  2. Flat
  3. Wall (45 degree with drill and Tapcon)
  4. Right gable
  5. Left gable

Properly securing ladders can prevent injuries and save lives. The Ladder Lock Pro was designed by Tim Payton, a professional roofer for more than 30 years who knows the risks that he and his men were presented with every day during roof installations.

For more information, visit www.ladderlockpro.com.

Comprehensive Open Joint Cladding System

Benjamin Obdyke offers a fully comprehensive, UV-rated Open Joint Cladding System that includes InvisiWrap UV, HydroFlash UV+ and Batten UV, allowing architects and builders to enhance residential and commercial project with the growing open joint cladding trend.

The InvisiWrap UV is an unprinted, high-performance black nonwoven housewrap that provides superior water hold out, ideal vapor permeability and durability. As an ideal complement to InvisiWrap, the HydroFlash UV + self-adhered flashing utilizes an aggressive acrylic adhesive for extreme environmental conditions and can be used for penetration flashing and covering furring strips.

The Batten UV provides optimum drainage, drying, and long-term UV rating for open joint applications.

For more information, visit www.benjaminobdyke.com.

Metal Building Insulation Offers 10-Year Warranty

New rFOIL Ultra White 2600 Series metal building insulation offers a 10-year UV degradation warranty on material flaking and labor cost. According to the manufacturer, Ultra White blocks 97 percent of radiant heat transfer and prevents interior condensation. Ultra White is a single or double layer of polyethylene bubbles bonded to and sandwiched between a radiant barrier metalized foil and white polyethylene sheet. Designed to control heat gain and loss in all types of metal and metal-clad buildings, Ultra White features Quickseam-Taped Tabs for easy handling and installation. Puncture- and tear-resistant Ultra White is not affected by humidity and will not support mold and mildew.

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

Hard Hat Liners Wick Away Sweat, Reduce Odors

NoSweat is a disposable, moisture-wicking performance hard hat liner. The product is designed to stick to the inside of any hat or hard hat, wicking away sweat to help prevent headwear from becoming musty smelling while also helping workers focus on what they are doing, rather than wiping sweat out of their eyes. According to the company, NoSweat is made with hypoallergenic materials that are thin, soft and lightweight. The liners also help prevent sweat stains on your headwear and reduce fogging in glasses, half shields and eyewear. NoSweat performance liners are made in the USA. 

For more information, visit www.nosweatco.com

Single-Component, Solvent-Free Flashing Designed for Quick, Durable Roof Repairs

Kemper System America Inc. introduces Kemperol 1K-LF Flashing, designed for quick, durable roof repairs. Unlike most other roof repair products, it is a solvent-free, low-odor system that adheres to most substrates without a primer, and is fully reinforced for more durable waterproofing protection. 

According to the manufacturer, the single-component, silane-based waterproofing can be applied at temperatures above 41 degrees Fahrenheit, even in humid conditions. The liquid flashing fully adheres to roofing materials including most single-ply membrane roofing systems. The reinforced flashing system is rain-fast in about two hours and walkable after about 16 hours. Any unused resin can be stored for later use.

“Contractors need a versatile, easy-to-use roof repair product that delivers high value for customers,” said Andreas H. Wiggenhagen, president of Kemper System America. “Because leaks can occur long before a roof replacement is required, repairs with Kemperol 1K-LF Flashing can help building managers delay a major capital investment while reducing the headaches of tenant complaints.” 

The product is ideal for a variety of common roof leaks such as around skylights, gutters and drains, pipes and other roof penetrations, as well as at corners, and along seams in sheet products. It can also be used for balcony repair and retrofit projects.

According to the company, the UV-stable Kemperol 1K-LF waterproofing resin can be applied by brush or roller. A special Kemperol fleece reinforcement is then embedded into the wet resin and coated with more resin to form a seamless membrane, particularly around complex details. The fleece-reinforced flashing system can also bridge small cracks and remains permanently elastic so it can compensate for building movements. 

For more information, visit www.kempersystem.net

New Hire Fall Protection and Safety Kits

Malta Dynamics, a full-service manufacturing company specializing in fall protection solutions, launches its New Hire Fall Protection and Safety Kits. The New Hire Fall Protection and Safety Kits are designed to simplify the process of outfitting new employees in industries such as roofing and construction. The kits include all safety materials needed in a convenient carry bag so that there is no delay in production.

The New Hire Fall Protection and Safety Kits include the following essentials:

  • Full body harness
  • Short- and long-sleeve high-visibility shirts
  • High-visibility surveyor vest
  • Clear and tinted safety glasses
  • Safety gloves
  • White cap-style hard hat
  • Durable 18″ x 18″ x 10″ bag with handles and detachable, adjustable shoulder strap

According to the company, Malta Dynamics’ equipment is tested to meet safety requirements for OSHA and ANSI and offers workers the tools they need to be visible and work safely at heights. 

For more information, visit https://maltadynamics.com/product/new-hire-fall-protection-and-safety-kits/.

32-Inch Industrial Tubular Skylight

Elite Solar Systems releases its 32-inch Industrial Tubular Skylight for open-ceiling installations in large spaces such as warehouses, truck bays, storage rooms and manufacturing areas. Included is a high-impact acrylic dome, which locks into an 1100-O aluminum dome ring; one-piece seamless flat or curb flashing; a scatter disk; two 24-inch reflective anodized aluminum rigid light tubes; a one-piece dual-lens prismatic domed diffuser and brushed aluminum ring; flashing sealant; aluminum foil tape; and screws to install the flashing to the roof, the dome to the flashing and to connect the light tube(s). 

The .220-inch-thick rooftop dome comprises light-transmission, nonyellowing material with UV stabilizers and is OSHA fall-protection certified. To eliminate stress and increase long-term durability, the dome locks to the ring and is leak protected with sealant. Aluminum flashing is available for industrial or commercial applications on flat or metal roofs. Choose either flat (.125 inches thick) or curb (.80 inches) for wood or metal build-ups by the installer. The product is manufactured with 1100-0 aluminum, and the durable 4-inch-wide base flange secures against leaks.

Also manufactured from light-transmission, nonyellowing high-impact prismatic acrylic with UV stabilizers, the scatter disk helps distribute light evenly throughout the room. According to the manufacturer, it eliminates sharp sun and the rainbow effect, and also captures sunlight from low angles into the light tube. 

Light tubes are built to maximize reflectivity and resistance to moisture, corrosion and extreme temperatures. Dust seals, placed on either end of the light tubes, are designed to prevent bug, dirt and air infiltration; they are manufactured with polypropylene weatherstrip pile and 3M adhesive backing. 

Optional are a security bar at roof level and, inside, a wire suspension kit for additional support and a ceiling flange, which connects between the tube and the ceiling for enhanced aesthetics. The assembly is warrantied through Elite for 25 years against cracking, peeling and yellowing.

 “Our new 32-inch Industrial Tubular Skylight will help transform dark warehouses and storerooms into bright workplaces, enhancing employee working conditions and productivity,” said Jované Estrada, general manager for Elite Solar Systems, based in Chandler, Arizona. 

For more information, visit www.elitesolarsystems.com

Combination Rainscreen and Premium Housewrap

Benjamin Obdyke Slicker HP features the latest technology in holdout capabilities, providing maximum protection for walls and eliminating the deteriorating effects of mold and rot between siding and sheathing. According to the manufacturer, the all-in-one moisture management solution features a detachable rainscreen and premium housewrap in a single application, simplifying installation and allowing installers to use preferred flashing methods. With a commercial-grade housewrap layer and superior tear strength, the Slicker HP combines the benefit of Slicker Classic rainscreen and FlatWrap UV premium water resistive barrier (WRB) into one easy-to-use product. 

For more information, visit www.benjaminobdyke.com

Gas-Powered Jackhammers

US Hammer introduces a line of gas-powered jackhammers, the Gas Breaker GB-70 and Gas Breaker GB-90. According to the company, the US Hammer line of jackhammers is less bulky and produces less noise than pneumatic-driven products, while delivering the same amount of power. The gas-powered jackhammers need no air compressor, making it easier to transport. The products are driven by a Honda motor that relies on less than 4 gallons of fuel for an 8-hour workday. 

For more information, visit www.ushammer.com/.

Coil Coatings Available in New Color Palette

Sherwin-Williams unveils a new architect-inspired color palette, Fluropon Architect Series, created by architects who attended the company’s “Color Mixology” event during the AIA Conference on Architecture 2019 in Las Vegas. The private event brought together hundreds of architects who helped to create 10 newly developed colors of Fluropon 70 percent PVDF architectural metal coatings.

“We are thrilled to be unveiling these colors that architects actually created through our interactive color experience at AIA,” said Mike Bourdeau, President of Coil Coatings at Sherwin-Williams. “At Sherwin-Williams, we work to provide architects with endless color possibilities for their projects and Color Mixology was a fun and engaging way for architects to experience color like never before.”

Sherwin-Williams selected 10 unique colors of the hundreds created by architects during Color Mixology and matched them in various Fluropon 70 percent PVDF systems for exterior metal architecture. This special edition color series incorporates a wide range of color, texture and effects. Colors range from solids, to micas, to color-shifting, and each color tells a unique story.

Two of the colors highlighted in the Fluropon Architect Series include Emerald and Moonlight. Emerald, by Rebecca Blake of SmithGroup Los Angeles, has a slight color shift from blue to green and was inspired by California’s coastal colors. Moonlight, by Richard Cabrera of Marnell Architecture Las Vegas, includes blue and red influences that create vibrancy that pops in muted desert landscapes.

To view the newly developed color series, watch a webinar featuring color experts from Sherwin-Williams, or order samples please visit www.coil.sherwin.com/architectseries.

For more information about Sherwin-Williams Coil Coatings, visit www.coil.sherwin.com.