Solar Mounting Platform Designed for Exposed Fastener Panels

SolarFootS-5! introduces the SolarFoot, a mounting platform designed for exposed fastener metal roofing. With four points of attachment, it provides an ideal mounting platform to attach the L-Foot of a rail-mounted solar system or other ancillaries to the roof. According to the manufacturer, the SolarFoot ensures a durable, weathertight solution for the life of the solar system and the roof. Each piece contains two reservoirs of a factory-applied butyl co-polymeric sealant, allowing a water-tested seal. Simply peel the release paper from the butyl sealant and fasten through the predrilled holes in the base of the SolarFoot.

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

Multi-Purpose Joint Sealant Adheres to Damp Surfaces

Kemper System GreatSealKemper System America Inc. offers GreatSeal PE-150, a high-performance, single-component, multi-purpose joint sealant designed for long-lasting weathertight seals. According to the manufacturer, it is ideal for sealing joints in roofing, walls and masonry, as well as gaps around penetrations, flashings, windows and doors.

Based on a polyether sealant, GreatSeal PE-150 contains no solvents and very low VOCs. The multi-purpose indoor/outdoor sealant exhibits excellent weathering properties with a service range of 200oF to minus 40oF (93oC to minus 40oC), movement capability of +/- 25 percent, and zero shrinkage.

According to the company, the product adheres even on damp surfaces. It can be applied in cold weather, and in most cases, without a primer. It bonds aggressively to most building materials, including wood, vinyl, glass, fiberglass, foam insulation, asphalt, modified bitumen, EPDM, PVC, PIB rubber, and Kynar coatings, as well as painted, galvanized and anodized metals.

GreatSeal PE-150 is part of a family of construction sealants from Kemper System. The GreatSeal brand also includes GreatSeal LF-500 Liquid Flashing compatible with Roof Guardian elastomer-based roofing products, and GreatSeal LT-100 polyether Liquid Tape compatible with Wall Guardian FW-100A, a liquid-applied fibered acrylic air barrier. All three brands are in the STS Coatings line, acquired by Kemper System America in 2016.

For more information, visit www.kempersystem.net.

TAMKO Adds Four Shingle Colors in Southeastern United States

TAMKO ShinglesFour new shingle colors are now available for TAMKO Building Products Inc.’s customers in the southeastern United States. The colors, Rustic Brown, Grey Mist, Driftwood and Painted Desert, have been added to TAMKO’s popular Heritage laminated asphalt shingle line and are being produced out of TAMKO’s Tuscaloosa, Alabama, manufacturing facility.

Rustic Brown, Grey Mist and Driftwood are all part of TAMKO’s Classic color collection, and Painted Desert is a part of TAMKO’s innovative America’s Natural Colors collection. According to the company, Rustic Brown features several shades of deep brown, with red highlights and black lowlights to create a warm and classic exterior. Grey Mist is an ethereal combination of light to mid grey tones. Driftwood features a variety of mid-tone browns to create the illusion of deep shadowing. And finally, Painted Desert has a mid-tone golden base, with bold highlights and lowlights in shades of blue, green, red, gold and brown.

“TAMKO’s customers in the southeast U.S. can now enjoy an expanded range of our already extensive collection of beautiful shingle colors for the Heritage line,” said TAMKO Vice President of Sales and Marketing Stephen McNally.

All four of these new color options can be purchased now in the southeastern United States. For more information on product availability, visit www.tamko.com.

Two-Part Adhesive Applicator Is Self-Cleaning

ABO2Leading Edge Safety introduces the ABO2: a patented self-cleaning, two-part adhesive applicator. According to the manufacturer, the product was designed with an integrated self-cleaning system to eliminate common problems contractors experience when applying two-part adhesives, including clogs, wasted material, and downtime spent replacing plastic tips.

When the AB02 is in the off position, the A and B resin lines are shut off and compressed air is introduced through a third connection. This forces adhesive all the way through the applicator and the plastic tip. According to the company, using the AB02 keeps roofers working more efficiently, reduces the need for tip changes, and minimizes wasted product.

For more information, visit LeadingEdgeSafety.net.

Reusable Cable Tie Designed to Withstand Extreme Weather Conditions

ONE TIE circular sawONE TIE is an all-purpose, reusable cable tie from Tailor Made Products Inc. It was specifically created to be long-lasting, and is chemical and UV resistant. While traditional cable ties can easily snap and succumb to weather and extreme temperatures, ONE TIE is meant to be used, abused and reused over and over in hot, cold, wet or dry conditions and still hold its shape, according to the manufacturer.

The product is Made in the USA and comes in five sizes (8 inches up to 32 inches) and in seven colors. Suggested uses include organizing extension cords, charging cables, and hoses; and securing tools and equipment in the warehouse, on the jobsite, or in transit.

The product is available now at Walmart, Menards, Lowe’s and TrueValue retailers across the country. For more information, visit One Tie.com.

Vent Pipe Flashing Is Durable and Easy to Install

Quarrix offers the Pipe BootQuarrix offers the Pipe Boot, a durable vent pipe flashing that is compatible with PVC and other vent pipe materials. According to the company, the product offers roofing contractors a durable yet easy-to-install way to elegantly camouflage, cover and protect plumbing vent pipes while also withstanding freezing temperatures and rodents.

Pipe Boot is made of all-steel construction and engineered to withstand frigid temperatures and frost damage via a patented design that allows air space to circulate properly, while still resisting freezing. According to the manufacturer, the product has passed vigorous 110-mph, wind-driven rain testing. Additionally, installation is quite easy as Pipe Boot simply slides over the existing venting pipe, nails into place, and then the top is twisted to form a weather-tight seal. No specialty tools are needed.

The telescoping sleeve allows for varying pipe heights, pipe widths and roof pitches – and comes in four color options. It is paintable to coordinate with any roof color so vent pipes are cleverly camouflaged. Pipe Boot base sizes are available in both standard and high-pitch sizes (3/12 – 14/12) for a custom fit.

New Hip and Ridge Product Offers Added Thickness

TAMKO Building Products Inc. introduces its new Heritage Designer Ridge TAMKO Building Products Inc. introduces its new Heritage Designer Ridge asphalt shingle. Constructed with SBS modified bitumen technology, the high-profile ridge product is designed to add a look of polished sophistication to finish asphalt roofing projects with style, according to the manufacturer. Two layers of asphalt shingles are laminated together to produce the high-definition appearance of added dimension in the Heritage Designer Ridge, which is up to a half inch thicker than TAMKO’s standard Heritage hip and ridge product.

Vice President of Sales and Marketing Stephen McNally said, “The bold look of Heritage Designer Ridge creates a dynamic design for our customers looking to differentiate their roof project from the rest.”

The new hip and ridge product is available in complementary colors to go with TAMKO’s Heritage and Heritage Premium laminated asphalt shingle line. The product is offered in 10-inch and 8-inch overlap.

New Silicone Sealant Designed for Challenging Applications

Novagard Solutions introduces NovaUltra Adhesive SealantNovagard Solutions introduces NovaUltra Adhesive Sealant to the company’s premium silicone adhesive and sealant product offering. This newest silicone product has a higher tensile strength, higher elongation and superior adhesion properties. According to the manufacturer, it is ideal for use in challenging installation applications.

NovaUltra Adhesive Sealant is a neutral cure silicone sealant that offers superior adhesion and flexibility. It is water resistant and UV resistant. NovaUltra’s formulation allows the sealant to stay flexible and resistant to shrinking and cracking. According to the company, the product adheres to many different materials including concrete, metals, vinyls and other common window and door substrates.

The sealant applies well in temperatures ranging from minus 20 degrees Fahrenheit to 120 degrees, all while maintaining joint movement capability of plus or minus 50 percent, making it ideal for window and door fenestration and similar applications. The cured sealant is UV and mildew resistant, is tack free in 5-10 minutes, and is completely cured in up to 24 hours, depending on humidity and temperature. The high tensile strength of 200-400 psi, along with the deep section cure, is ideal for high-impact installations.

Low-Odor, Single-Component Adhesive Is Solvent Free

Soprema offers COLPLY EF adhesiveSoprema offers COLPLY EF adhesive, a low-odor, single-component polymer modified membrane adhesive specifically formulated for Soprema sand-surfaced SBS-modified bitumen plies. COLPLY EF can be applied without fear of negatively affecting building occupants, and upon curing, it provides additional layers of elastomeric waterproofing protection between plies.

According to the company, Soprema’s prefabricated SBS-modified bitumen membranes provide ease of application and flexibility for the installer, accommodating various application methods, including heat welding, cold adhesives, self-adhesive, mechanical fastening, and hot asphalt. Zero-VOC COLPLY EF adhesive is designed to allow multiply protection for highly sensitive applications, offering a non-hazardous and flameless solution. It is a safe alternative for buildings that require uninterrupted operations as occupants go about their daily routines during construction.

“We developed COLPLY to be the zero-VOC, single-component product installers need to do tough, sensitive jobs,” explained Matt Davis, product manager at Soprema. “It allows buildings with vulnerable populations like schools and hospitals to gain an additional layer of elastomeric waterproofing protection without concern for effects of odors or other chemical compounds on bystanders.”

Pre-Vegetated Tray Designed for Easy Transport and Installation

American Hydrotech introduces the InstaGreenGT-4 pre-vegetated trayAmerican Hydrotech introduces the InstaGreenGT-4 pre-vegetated tray, an expansion of the InstaGreen product line within the Garden Roof portfolio of assemblies. The GT-4 tray is one option for a storm water management plan by providing valuable green space as a best management practice on roofs to handle the first rains. It consolidates all growing media, drainage and vegetation in one convenient package for easy transport and installation by roofing professionals and landscape contractors.

According to the manufacturer, the tray is composed of 100 percent fully recycled content and its 12-inch-by-24-inch high performance format can hold up to 4 inches of media for optimum plant growth. It has a unique reservoir base design for increased water capacity and sustained plant growth in times of drought and perforated side walls to promote inter-tray root growth and water transfer. Integral connector clips are used to form a unified, seamless, vegetated surface and resist wind uplift forces. 

Vegetation options for the InstaGreen GT-4 tray are a standard sedum species blend designed to accommodate the rooftop conditions. A range of perennials can also be added to provide increased color, texture and habitat features for the pre-vegetated roof.