Fasteners Are Suitable for Coastal Regions

SC STEEL GUARD fasteners prevent wobbling during installation.

SC STEEL GUARD fasteners prevent wobbling during installation.

Lakeside Construction Fasteners has released its SC STEEL GUARD, available #10 by 1 to 3 inches. The fastener can be used with battery-operated and impact screw guns. SC STEEL GUARD engineered flat head service prevents fastener wobbling during installation. The fastener offers a larger outer diameter with a 1/4 HWH to prevent wind uplift and is suitable for coastal regions. The SC STEEL GUARD stainless steel fastener head will not red rust for the life of the metal panel.

Protect Crews With Lightning Detection

INO Weather Pro provides lightning detection to help protect construction crews.

INO Weather Pro provides lightning detection to help protect construction crews.

INO Technologies has introduced the INO Weather Pro, a handheld device that combines area and weather data, such as heat index, altitude and dew point, with lightning detection to help protect construction crews. Although most lightning-detection technology relies on national weather data feeds and requires an internet or cellular connection, the INO Weather Pro has its own sensor providing real-time local lightning detection and direction. The tool detects the distance of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes as far as 40-miles away, providing visual and auditory feedback of lightning-strike distances. With an updatable software interface and a touchscreen display, users are able to customize their dashboards with the information most important to them. The portable device is water resistant and runs on a USB-charged lithium battery.

Work Glove Provides Cut Protection and Slip-Resistance

The SmartCut BKCR404 glove is designed with high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber thread blend to ensure dexterity and tactile sensitivity.

The SmartCut BKCR404 glove is designed with high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber thread blend to ensure dexterity and tactile sensitivity.

When the job calls for cut protection, slip-resistance, and surface protection, the Brass Knuckle SmartCut BKCR404 is the glove to use. This glove is ideal for handling finer-surfaces and finished goods, like glass, polished metals, painted or powder coat surfaces, ceramics and more.

BKCR404 is designed with high-molecular-weight polyethylene fiber thread blend to ensure dexterity and tactile sensitivity. This HDPE knit fiber provides ANSI cut level 4 protection without bulk. The polyurethane coating over palms and fingers is pliable, enhancing dry grip. When compared to nitrile and latex coatings, polyurethane offers a high level of dexterity and improves ergonomics.

The coating on the BKCR404 leaves minimal marking (residue)—even on glass, metal or other fine finishes. The BKCR404 is approved by PPG on its low emissivity (or low-e glass coated) products due to minimal marking and easy clean up.

Fit is a part of comfort, affecting both productivity and wearer compliance. These gloves reflect Brass Knuckle’s fit, form and function development methodology, wherein stitching, yarn combinations and coatings each account for the natural curvature of the hand and flex points.

Ridge Ventilation Includes Hot-dipped Galvanized Nails

Ridge ventilation includes hot-dipped galvanized nails to improve longevity and rust resistance for outdoor applications.

Ridge ventilation includes hot-dipped galvanized nails to improve longevity and rust resistance for outdoor applications.

Benjamin Obdyke Inc. has revitalized its line of ridge ventilation. Now, premium hot-dipped galvanized nails are included in every product to improve longevity and rust resistance for outdoor applications that are subject to extreme elements. The nails also comply with Miami-Dade code. In addition, the entire Ridge Vent family warranty now extends to a Lifetime Limited Warranty when installed with lifetime shingles. The upgrade in nail quality, packaging, and extension of warranty provides value to installers and homeowners.

Fastener Solution Prevents Wind Uplift

ZMAX offers a large outer diameter to prevent wind uplift and is suitable in snow load regions.

ZMAX offers a large outer diameter to prevent wind uplift and is suitable in snow load regions.

Lakeside Construction Fasteners, a U.S. owned company, offers fastener solutions. The ZMAX Long-Life is available #10 x 1-inch to 3-inch.

ZMAX Long-Life high-low threads and sharp cut point allows for holding power. ZMAX can be used with battery operated and impact screw guns. ZMAX alloy fasteners are engineered for corrosion applications. ZMAX offers a large outer diameter to prevent wind uplift and is suitable in snow load regions. The ZMAX Long-Life is ideal for coastal environments, preventing red rust on fastener heads once installed into metal buildings.

Visit the website for all LCF product lines and descriptions or email at sales@lakeside-fasteners.com.

Security Bars Provide Fall Protection

Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability.

Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability.

Fall protection for roofers is an important topic in the roofing industry. California Code of Regulations oversees fall protection codes and has ruled on a groundbreaking issue. Security Bars have been approved for Title 8, Section 3212 Fall Protection Codes.

Rooftop safety and security products and practices are essential for a safe work environment. Roofing Contractors spend a lot of time ensuring they comply with codes and standards. Title 8, Section 3212 states:

  • “Every floor and roof opening shall be guarded by a cover, a guardrail, or equivalent on all open sides. While the cover is not in place, the openings shall be constantly attended by someone or shall be protected by guardrails. Toe-boards shall be installed around the edges at opening where persons may pass below the opening.”

SKYCO Skylights led the push by manufacturers to update the standards so their customers could save time and money with a universal, code compliant product.

Some exceptions apply but for the most part an opening on a roof needs to have fall protections. Properly covering each hole can be time consuming for contractors. Placing a fall protection device, like security bars, and leaving it for rooftop security will save contractors man-hours and liability and give building owners and occupants the security they need.

Most building owners require security bars for their building, it can lower insurance costs and liabilities, so installing a security bar that doubles as fall protection is a practical concept. For a 500k square foot warehouse you can have upwards of 400 skylight openings.

Not all security bars are approved for Title 8, Section 3212. They need to withstand an impact test of 400 pounds minimum, no opening can be larger than 12 inches horizontally, the lip cannot be higher than 1 inch, and in the case of broken skylight glazing no impalement hazard for worker who has fallen through.

SKYCO Skylights’ team is knowledgeable in rooftop safety topics and codes but it is best practice to speak directly with a code official. For the entire detailed requirements and regulations contact SKYCO Skylights or go to the California Department of Industrial Relations website

Eye Protection Channels Sweat Away

Orange Crush eye protection features channels along the brow line to move water and sweat away from the eyes.

Orange Crush eye protection features channels along the brow line to move water and sweat away from the eyes.

When rain or sweat is pouring down, don’t live with it—channel it! Introducing the Brass Knuckle Orange Crush eye protection. Channels along the brow line move water and sweat away from the eyes, while the rubber gasket seals the glasses against the face. So when members of your team are working out in the elements or working up a sweat, there’s no need to stop what they’re doing and wipe off. Their eye protection stays on their faces, where it belongs. Plus, the soft rubber gasket is removable, allowing for conversion to standard protective eyewear.

Orange Crush features a type of liquid splash protection compared to a traditional dust goggle. Coupled with our N-FOG PLUS anti-fog technology, standard on every pair, Orange Crush is the see-clearly work wear.

Orange Crush is loaded with the other features you expect from Brass Knuckle: flex temples that hug any size face and TempleTouch technology that grips the sides of the head comfortably with molded-in nibs for non-slip performance. Each pair comes with an optional strap that locks into the temple for a secure fit.

Every Brass Knuckle product is the result of passion for compliance and safety.

Molded Rubber Tile Features Turf Surface

Turf Tile, a molded rubber tile, features a turf surface that looks like real grass.

Turf Tile, a molded rubber tile, features a turf surface that looks like real grass.

PlayGuard Safety Surfacing, which is manufactured by Ecore and is designed to reduce the risk of injury associated with falls from playground equipment, is proud to announce the launch of Turf Tile, a molded rubber tile.

Manufactured in the U.S., the tile features a turf surface that looks like real grass. It measures 24-inches-by-24-inches and is 2.5-inches thick. Turf Tile can be used inside or outdoors on playgrounds, patios, or rooftops. Installation is completed using PlayGuard’s Quad Blok interlocking connectors, which feature openings that interface with the corner leg understructure PlayGuard tiles.

Solar Solution Can Be Used with Third-party Tile Hooks

EcoFasten Solar has released the newest product in its line of solar roof mount solutions: The Tile Hook Flashing was designed specifically for use with third-party tile hooks.

EcoFasten Solar has released the newest product in its line of solar roof mount solutions: The Tile Hook Flashing was designed specifically for use with third-party tile hooks.

EcoFasten Solar has released the newest product in its line of solar roof mount solutions: The Tile Hook Flashing was designed specifically for use with third-party tile hooks. Because it replaces one complete tile, the need for cutting, grinding or replacing of tiles is eliminated. The Tile Hook Flashing is currently available in profiles for flat, S and W tile roofs in mill finish or sierra tan.

Adjustable Torque Screwgun Features Versa-Clutch System

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun

DEWALT 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun

DEWALT has announced the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622). Featuring the Versa-Clutch system, the screwgun dials in the proper torque needed to drive fasteners. For metal-to-metal fastening and commercial roofing and framing, the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) with 0-2000 RPMs has enough power to drive heavy-duty fasteners into metal and wood.

The brushless motor limits the necessity of repairs and provides long life. The screwgun provides a cordless solution for applications. Whether the application is pre-fabricated metal, installations, or even deck work, the screwgun limits damage of fasteners.

The 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) advances DEWALT’s line of cordless fastening capabilities. With a focus on ergonomics, the screwgun is balanced from front to back and protected with a rubber over-mold that helps the user grip the tool comfortably. Featuring a quick release chuck, easy clutch and depth setting, an LED work light, lock on and belt hook, the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) completes a variety of applications on the jobsite, including post frame building and metal roofing.

The 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun (DCF622) will be available in September 2016 where DEWALT products are sold. Kitted with two 4.0Ah batteries and a charger (DCF622M2) or sold as a bare option (DCF622B), the 20V MAX XR Versa-Clutch Adjustable Torque Screwgun will be sold at (MSRP) $329 and $199 respectively and comes standard with a three year limited warranty, 90 day money back guarantee, and one year free service contract.