Versatile Pipe Flashing for Metal Roofs

Dynamic Fastener offers Versa-Flash Dyna-Flash pipe flashing for metal roofs. Versa-Flash can be used in the traditional pull-over method or cut down the designated track and used in retrofit applications. Cut lines are clearly marked to allow for easy installation for multiple pipe sizes. The base is designed to form a seal on most panel configurations and roof pitches regardless of pipe location. Weather protection made of black EPDM rubber. Each flashing comes with a stainless steel gripper to secure for retrofit use.

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Modular Skylights for Commercial Projects

VELUX Modular Skylights (VMS) use a prefabricated system that requires no on-site glazing to save time and allow for installation in nearly any weather condition. The VMS system comes in customizable designs available in both fixed and venting skylights, with both designed to look identical in the closed position. VELUX offers six VMS configurations:

  • Longlight 5-25°: A single series of modular skylights with a low-pitch design that provides a great option for larger rooms, corridors and hallways.
  • Wall-Mounted Longlight 5-25°:A series of skylights that innovatively mount against a vertical wall.
  • Northlight 40-90°: Bands of modular skylights that are raised to allow sunlight into below rooms. The upright design makes it a great choice for installations that face the Northern Hemisphere.
  • Ridgelight 25-40°: Made of two symmetrical rows of self-supporting skylights that allow light and openness into areas below.
  • Atrium Longlight 5-25°: Multiple rows of longlights, supported only by structural beams, create a symmetrical design of venting and fixed units.
  • Atrium Ridgelight 25-40°: Multiple rows of ridgelights, supported only by structural beams, create a symmetrical design of venting and fixed units.

The VMS system comes in three module options including the Fixed Skylight Module; Motorized Comfort Venting Skylight Module, which opens to 410 mm; and the Motorized Smoke Venting Skylight Module, which opens to 700 mm in less than 60 seconds. Each module is watertight, airtight, durable, energy efficient and available in either two- or three-layer glazing options.

For more information, visit veluxusa.com or https://skylightoffers.com/vms.

Custom Single-Ply Accessories

New custom single-ply accessories from Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. make it easy for contractors to deliver professional-looking TPO and PVC roofing systems when the aesthetic of the roof is key and accessories in standard sizes and configurations will not work.

The new program is an extension of the company’s existing collection of prefabricated accessories. Designed for use on unusually sized or shaped roof protrusions that will not accommodate standard accessories, the custom accessories provide a neater, more polished appearance than is possible with field wrapping. 

Seven types of accessories are available – round boots (split and closed), square tube wraps (split and closed), conical boots (split and closed), scuppers (throughwall and overflow), curbs, breather vents (one-way and two-way), and sub base and boot assemblies. 

Accessories for TPO roofing systems are available in White, Tan, Gray and the five TPO Colorway colors – Patina Green, Medium Bronze, Rock Brown, Slate Gray and Terra Cotta. Accessories for PVC roofing systems are available in White, Tan and Gray.

To request a quote, contractors can complete an easy-to-use order form, specifying the roofing system type, the accessory dimensions needed, and the color desired. A grid section allows contractors to sketch protrusions to provide additional details. Completed accessories are typically shipped within three days of order placement.

Breather vents, sub base and boot assemblies, and custom-drawn accessories are not approved for use in projects seeking a Mule-Hide system warranty. 

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Vent Guard Prevents Clogs in Rooftop Pipes

CrownVentGuard is a screen vent cap designed for ABS and PVC rooftop vent pipes and other applications. According to the company, the CrownVentGuard is easy to install and prevents birds, squirrels and other rodents from  gaining entry into exposed rooftop vent pipes. 

The CrownVentGuard is all-season weatherproof tested and provides a simple, efficient, and low-cost solution to prevent vent pipe blockages and clogs. The product is suitable for residential and commercial installations. Products are made in the USA.

For more information, visit www.crownventguard.com.

New Lines of Roof Ventilation Intake and Exhaust Systems

Atlas Roofing Corporation introduces its new TruRidge and HighPoint Roof Ventilation intake and exhaust systems. These ventilation products complement the current line of Atlas residential roofing products, which include high-quality asphalt shingles and underlayments. They are the company’s first ventilation products, designed to improve home energy efficiency and maintain optimal roof performance as part of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System. 

Atlas TruRidge and HighPoint products help create a balanced attic ventilation environment that allows air to circulate, providing a more comfortable living space and reduced temperature extremes. Proper ventilation helps control heat and humidity, which can contribute to deck rot or mold, shingle buckling, ice dams and premature aging of a roof system. The TruRidge and HighPoint systems are manufactured with a proprietary polymer that is formulated to withstand the rigors of severe weather conditions. When properly installed, TruRidge and HighPoint exceed U.S. Department of Energy recommendations and all nationally recognized ventilation building codes. 

According to the company, the TruRidge and HighPoint launch underscores Atlas’ commitment to meeting contractors’ needs by providing superior building materials and an increased selection of products.

“With the addition of TruRidge and HighPoint ventilation systems, Atlas covers a roof, both inside and out,” said Paul Casseri, Atlas Roofing’s product manager. “The ventilation systems help regulate attic environments, allowing all Atlas products and components to work at peak efficiency. TruRidge and HighPoint ventilation systems also provide roofing contractors and homeowners with the peace of mind that comes with Atlas quality.”

As part of the Atlas Signature Select Roofing System, the new ventilation products are backed by a full-system Atlas Warranty, which provides peak coverage for everything from high-wind damage and black streaks caused by algae to manufacturing defects and roofing system failure. As a critical part of this system, these ventilation products complete the Atlas product line, offering consumers a full roofing system that benefits both the homeowner with an extended warranty and the contractor through their achievement of Atlas PRO+ level qualification.

In developing TruRidge and HighPoint, Atlas focused on creating distinctive ventilation systems that fit all building and budgeting needs. Both systems provide an equal balance of air intake and exhaust within a variety of options: 

TruRidge Roof Ventilation

  • TruRidge Exhaust Vent: Available in multiple configurations to meet specific requirements, TruRidge provides a time-tested design with proven performance and a net free area (NFA) of 18.
  • TruRidge All-Weather Exhaust Vent: Similar in design and functionality to the line’s standard vent, TruRidge All-Weather includes a filter to combat wind, snow, dust, rain and insect infiltration, as well as nails. It also provides an NFA of 18.
  • TruRidge Pro Exhaust Vent: New to the market, TruRidge Pro is a 5-foot, gun-nailable, low-profile product that offers the installer the convenience of using a traditional roofing nail gun to speed up installation. TruRidge Pro accommodates extreme roof pitches while maintaining proper baffle orientation. The product provides an NFA of 12. 

HighPoint Roof Ventilation

  • HighPoint Performance Ridge Exhaust Vent: HighPoint Performance Ridge offers a high-performance, low-profile design and all-weather filter that provides a complete barrier for protection from rain, dust, snow and insects. It includes nails and provides an NFA of 18.
  • HighPoint InvisaRidge Exhaust Vent: Even though HighPoint InvisaRidge has no exterior baffles, the high-performance and innovative design allows just as much airflow as exterior baffle products while being virtually undetectable from street level. The product also provides an NFA of 18.
  • HighPoint Stealth Ridge Exhaust Vent: With its novel one-sided and high-performance design, HighPoint Stealth Ridge fits perfectly on any shingle cap 9 inches or larger. HighPoint Stealth Ridge provides an NFA of 12.
  • HighPoint Intake: When installed on the roof deck above the insulation line, HighPoint Intake provides intake ventilation to homes without soffit overhangs.

For more information about Atlas roofing ventilation products, visit AtlasRoofing.com/roof-ventilation.

New Hybrid Snow Guard System

Alpine SnowGuards unveils the the Fusion-Guard, a hybrid snow guard system that offers the option of adding pipe-style snow guards to the new pad-style snow guard. According to the manufacturer, Fusion-Guard is a “best of both worlds” solution to managing snow on most new and existing roof types because it pairs the company’s newly designed pad-style snow guard with an optional pipe-style approach to managing snow. 

The system’s two optional 3/8-inch rods are accepted by the Fusion-Guard Rod Bracket, which fastens onto the back of the snow guard face, allowing the installer to add rods if desired during, or any time after, the initial installation. 

“This is the most versatile hybrid snow retention system that has ever been introduced to the snow retention marketplace. It gives the roofer or building owner the opportunity to manage the functionality of this snow management system more directly”, said Alpine SnowGuards’ President and Founder, Brian Stearns.  For more information, visit www.alpinesnowguards.com

Larger Base for Rooftop Support System

Green Link has engineered a new KnuckleHead 12-inch base — Big Base — designed to enhance the stability of larger rooftop-installed equipment. As with the standard universal base, the big base can be loose laid or attached. The new design features the standard universal KnuckleHead base in the center of a larger polyurethane base featuring a 12-inch diameter and 113.1 square inches of surface area. The standard universal base features a 7-inch diameter and 38.5 square inches of surface area. 

“As a loose-laid element, the Big Base brings increased stability and load capacity especially applicable to conditions involving high winds, seismic events, or installations that involve higher elevations from the roof surface that raise the center of gravity,” said Dan Olinger, Green Link President. 

Four holes at the center of the universal base extend through the larger polymeric base allowing for attachment to the roof. According to the company, attachment involving the big base results in an extremely secure installation because it combines the benefits of a larger footprint with the additional security of four screws secured in the roof deck. Green Link Adhesive/ Sealant adheres to the new big base for further strengthening and sealing the installation.

For more information, visit https://greenlinkengineering.com.

Pitch Pan Kits Available in Two Sizes

Mule-Hide Products Co.offers ShapeShift Kits, which put everything needed to create pitch pans in one convenient package. A new addition to Mule-Hide Products’ ShapeShift line, the “grab-and-go” kits are available in two sizes to accommodate jobs of various sizes. 

Large kits contain 16 ShapeShift corner sections, 16 ShapeShift straight sections, three pouches of MP Liquid Sealant in white and three cartridges of JTS 1 joint and termination sealant in white. Small kits contain 16 ShapeShift corner sections, one pouch of MP Liquid Sealant in white and two cartridges of JTS 1 in white. Large kits create four 7- by 7-inch pitch pans. Small kits create four 4- by 4-inch pitch pans.

ShapeShift kits can be used to create pitch pans for acrylic-coated, smooth modified bitumen, and smooth built-up roofing systems. When ShapeShift pitch pans are filled with MP Liquid Sealant, they are traditional pitch pans for installation on horizontal surfaces. When filled with JTS 1 joint and termination sealant, ShapeShift pitch pans can be installed on vertical surfaces, enabling them to be used to flash troublesome cables or conduits penetrating parapet walls when prefabricated pipe boots will not work.

Kit sections are made of high-strength polymer in white. They feature interlocking joints and snap together for easy assembly. MP Liquid Sealant is packaged in 2-liter foil pouches. The threaded cap allows any unused product to be saved for up to 30 days after opening.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Large Diameter Screw Now Available

Dynamic Fastener has added a large diameter screw for attaching sheet to sheet, up to .048-inch thick steel or sheet metal to wood. The 17-10 x 1-1/2-inch, 3/8-inch Hex Washer Head includes a Type 17 point. This fastener is the perfect solution to plug a hole that was previously occupied by a #14 diameter screw. Screw is available with a 5/8-inch outside diameter washer or without. It also comes standard with the company’s patented Dyna-Coat 1,000 hour salt spray premium coating. 

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Rooftop Attachment Anchor Compatible With All Commercial Roofing Systems

OMG Roofing Products introduces PowerGrip Universal 7 (PGU-7), a rooftop attachment anchor for mounting solar racking systems and other products to virtually any commercial roof. PGU-7 units are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for ballast in solar racking systems, so there’s less weight, material handling and labor on the roof. 

Designed with wind performance in mind, PGU-7units offer up to 2,051 lbf. (9.12 kN) of tensile strength, 1,581 lbf. (7.03 kN) of shear strength, and up to 2,214 lbf. (9.84 kN) of compressive load strength, making it one of the strongest roof anchors on the market today.

Made of heavy-duty cast aluminum, PGU-7 units include a base ring that is secured through the roofing assembly and into the structural roof deck, as well as a waterproof cover plate to prevent water from infiltrating the system. 

“Commercial rooftop solar has continued to grow at a steady pace,” said Kevin Kervick, solar business manager for OMG Roofing Products. “In addition, the prevalence of damaging storms has increased dramatically over the past few years, which has reinforced the market need for stronger roof anchor systems, such as PGU-7s, which are easy-to-install. With our full family of PowerGrip products, OMG Roofing Products can provide appropriate anchors for virtually any rooftop solar installation.”

PGU-7 units transfer wind uplift loads to the structural roof deck for maximum strength and effectiveness. The system does not require any membrane welding, and PGU-7 units are typically installed in less than five minutes, saving both time and labor when compared to alternative options. 

In addition to ballast and rail-based solar racking systems, PGU-7s can be used for many other roof mounted items such as pipe supports, step crossovers, raceways, satellite dishes, small antennas and HVAC applications.

For more information, visit www.OutofTheStoneAge.com or www.OMGroofing.com