Flashing Is CSA-approved

Leland Industries' Master Flash

Leland Industries’ Master Flash

Leland Industries introduces Master Flash, which is now CSA-approved. Master Flash, a development of the Aztec Washer Co., is specially designed to accommodate roof penetrations for pipe up to 28 1/2-inch diameter, cable, conduit and wire. Some flashings are of the multi-port design. CSA, IAPMO and ICC listing or approvals are only available on Master Flash products.

Roof Windows Are Operated By Hand

VELUX's GDL CABRIO roof window

VELUX’s GDL CABRIO roof window

Roof windows and skylights share common elements, including glass, wood frames, sashes and aluminum. But skylights are designed for out-of-reach applications and can be automated while roof windows are within reach and are operated by hand.

Roof windows utilize a ventilation flap that allows fresh air circulation even while the unit is closed. Roof window sashes also rotate inward for easy cleaning from the inside.

VELUX produces two types of roof windows: the deck mount GPL Top hinged model which opens to a 45-degree angle to satisfy current requirements for emergency escape and rescue, while admitting natural light and passive ventilation, and the deck mount GDL CABRIO roof window which utilizes a dual-sash operation that allows the top to open upward to 45 degrees for ventilation and the bottom to open outward to create a roof balcony. The design makes the CABRIO a “fresh air” alternative to a dormer and it can also provide emergency escape and rescue capabilities.

Both models can be fitted with blinds and screens and provide decorative flair in addition to their functional features.

System Combines Flashing and Counterflashing

FlashCo's FlashCap System

FlashCo’s FlashCap System

FlashCap’s innovative design and easy one-minute installation provides contractors with a fast, high-quality option for flashings. The FlashCap System from FlashCo combines the flashing and counterflashing, completely sealing the penetration without compromising the integrity of the protrusion. With FlashCap, venting capacity is maximized while the pipe and flashing are allowed to naturally expand and contract.

The purpose of the prefabricated part is to save the contractor field fabrication and installation time and provide a quality part fabricated in a controlled factory environment. The FlashCap system eliminates the need for a hose clamp and caulking. Compared to the universal boots in the market, FlashCap does not need to be cut down to fit the penetration. The FlashCap system is made to size and is customizable for a snug and secure fit. When utilizing FlashCap the seal is complete and simply needs to be heat welded to be secure. The FlashCap is available in TPO, PVC and lead.

The mission of FlashCo is to save the roofing contractor time and money by providing quality products that are easy to install.

Pipe Flashing Features Compression Collar to Prevent Relaxation Away from Pipe

Ultimate Pipe Flashing from Lifetime Tool & Building Products LLC

Ultimate Pipe Flashing from Lifetime Tool & Building Products LLC

The Ultimate Pipe Flashing from Lifetime Tool & Building Products LLC features a proprietary PVC compression collar that prevents relaxation away from the pipe. Its premium tested materials include ultra-pure high consistency molded silicone rubber and Kynar PVDF-coated 24-gauge galvanized sheet metal. A lubricant towelette is supplied to aid in installation. The generous perimeter flashing allows for proper sealing—ample 4 inches of flashing on each side, 6 inches at the top, 3 inches at the bottom (all minimums from the embodiment). Plate flanges have nailing slots for ease of installation. This true long-term solution replaces lead and accommodates flat roofs to slopes 18:12 plus.

New Roofing Ventilation Products

CertainTeed Intake Vent

CertainTeed Intake Vent

Strengthening its position as a one-stop-shop for complete roof solutions, CertainTeed announces the introduction of seven new roofing ventilation products. Part of the CertainTeed Integrity Roof System, the new product line includes CertainTeed Ridge Vent, CertainTeed Rolled Ridge Vent and CertainTeed Intake Vent.

CertainTeed Ridge Vent is available in 7, 9 and 12 inches with filtered and unfiltered options. Each ridge vent is made of high quality co-polymer to remain sturdy, nailable and flexible. Reinforced ribs provide greater stability and rigidity, imprinted slot guides ensure proper slot width, and nail holes and nail lines enable easy, mistake-free installation. The product line also includes a Class A fire-rated vent.

CertainTeed Rolled Ridge Vent, also available in filtered and unfiltered, is designed for use in roof pitches from 3/12 to 12/12. The product features a unique, virtually invisible profile that installs fast.

CertainTeed Intake Vent is easily installed on a shingled roof with or without overhangs, and can be used to supplement existing soffit or undereave vents. Internal baffles, drainage system and weather filter provide three levels of weather protection. The intake vent allows air to flow into the attic and helps prevent heat build-up and ice dams.

The new ventilation products feature proven, effective technology for shingle roofs in all climates and come with a lifetime limited warranty and five-year SureStart Protection.

The products are designed with an external baffle to deflect wind and weather over the vent, creating low pressure above the vent to pull air out of the attic. Each vent comes in a black finish to blend with a variety of shingle colors and create a clean, uncluttered roofline. All provide excellent weather protection and prevent premature deterioration of roofing materials by continuously moving air year-round to improve interior comfort.

Radiant Barrier Combines Energy Efficiency with Moisture Protection

Huber Engineered Woods has released its ZIP System radiant barrier.

Huber Engineered Woods has released its ZIP System radiant barrier.

The most recent innovation from Huber Engineered Woods combines superior strength and stiffness, moisture resistance, and now a radiant heat barrier. The new ZIP System radiant barrier incorporates the signature ZIP System technology with radiant heat protection.

ZIP System radiant barrier combines the energy-efficiency benefits of radiant barrier with the superior moisture protection and simple installation of ZIP System sheathing. The panels are now available for national distribution.

ZIP System radiant barrier panels block up to 97 percent of radiant heat transfer which can lower attic temperatures by as much as 30 degrees. The all-in-one sheathing allows for a faster, more efficient installation, providing an instant 180-day rough dry-in. Homeowners also can reap the benefits of ZIP System Radiant Barrier, as the roof panels reduce home cooling costs up to 12 percent.*

ZIP System radiant barrier roof panels are available in 1/2-, 5/8-, and 7/16-inch thicknesses. ZIP System roof panels eliminate the need for felt paper, resulting in a more efficient building process.

*All testing. Testing was done in accordance with ASTM standard and test methods. The Florida Solar Energy Center/University of Central Florida Publication #FSEC-EN-15-87 titled “Radiant Barriers: A Question & Answer Primer.” Studies represent cases in the Southeast and may not be representative of other regions. Savings also depend on the amount of heat the roof and attic contribute to a home’s cooling load.

Painted Aluminum Panels Are for Fascia, Flashing, Roof Caps and Other Trim

Alucobond Axcent flat panel, a line of painted aluminum metal panels designed for installation as building trim

Alucobond Axcent flat panel, a line of painted aluminum metal panels designed for installation as building trim

Alucobond Axcent flat panel, a line of painted aluminum metal panels designed for installation as building trim, now is available from 3A Composites USA in colors matching 12 of the of the company’s most popular stocked colors of Alucobond aluminum composite material (ACM).

Alucobond Axcent is a 0.040-inch-thick flat aluminum panel that is perfect for any building project that requires painted metal trim, including building fascia, flashing and roof caps. Axcent offers the perfect finishing touch to projects clad in matching Alucobond ACM colors.

Alucobond Axcent is available in 12 popular Alucobond ACM colors, including Bone White, Alabaster, Oyster, Castle Gray, Cadet Gray, Statuary Bronze, Platinum Mica, Anodic Clear Mica, Sunrise Silver Metallic, Silver Metallic, Champagne Metallic and Focus Black.

Alucobond, which consists of two sheets of 0.020-inch aluminum thermobonded to a plastic core, has been specified by architects as high-tech metal cladding for some of the world’s most unique buildings. Alucobond provides extraordinary flatness and rigidity, excellent formability, low weight and outstanding weather resistance. Alucobond aluminum-faced panels are manufactured in the standard 4-mm thickness.

Skylight Is Designed For Flat Roof Installations

Extech's 4000G Unit Skylight is low-profile and capable of being installed on a flat roof.

Extech’s 4000G Unit Skylight is low-profile and capable of being installed on a flat roof.

EXTECH’s 4000G Unit Glass Skylight is capable of being installed on a flat roof. Its low-profile, silicone-sealed perimeter allows water to freely run off the unit. The curb design accommodates large skylights up to 32 square feet. Additional benefits include aluminum flange to protect glass edges, foam cushions to provide thermal isolation, strategically placed weep holes and weep slots aligning with weep holes. Silicone structural bead/isolator and silicone waterproofing bead ensure a leak-tight seal.

Earn Points Toward Future Purchases on FastenersPlus.com

Earn points on FastenersPlus.com.

Earn points on FastenersPlus.com.

E-commerce company, Fasteners Plus, has launched a rewards program, PointsPlus, allowing customers to earn points that can be redeemed toward future purchases on the company’s website.

The internet retailer carries more than 20,000 products, ranging from basic nuts, bolts and washers to more specialized merchandise, such as rivets, wire clips and clamps. Points are earned with each purchase made on the website, and can also be awarded by:

  • Creating an account
    Subscribing to the Fasteners Plus newsletter
    Sending invitations to friends to register at FastenersPlus.com
    Converting invitations to customers
    Converting invitations to sales orders
    Submitting product reviews
    Adding tags to products on the website

Once points have been accumulated, customers can then redeem them at checkout and apply as payment on a future purchase. To kick off the new program, a special “Big Game” promotion running through Feb. 2 awards customers an additional 48 points on all purchases.

Nikki Dudley, vice president of Operations, says the Reward Points program was developed as a way to not only reward loyal customers who purchase from Fasteners Plus, but to also build awareness of the site and promote customer engagement. “While most rewards programs award points on purchases, we wanted to expand ours to include actions such as inviting friends to the site and converting those invitations to sale orders,” Dudley says. “We also hope this program encourages customers to become active on our site by submitting reviews, adding product tags and subscribing to our newsletter.”

FastenersPlus.com was developed in 2012 to target contractors, business owners and consumers planning anything from small home projects to large commercial projects. Flat rate shipping is standard on all orders, and bulk pricing is available on any item by calling the company’s friendly, knowledgeable sales team.

Solar Roof Vent Offers Increased Airflow

Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent

Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent

GAF has introduced the new environmentally friendly and energy-saving Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent. The new vent offers many features and benefits to help contractors differentiate themselves, including increased airflow and improved aesthetics.

The Green Machine offers 750 CFM max airflow and its simple installation makes it easy for all contractors, with virtually the same installation process as typical electric-power roof vents. Impact-resistant construction helps it to withstand hail and foreign object impact, and its standard six-year limited warranty with three-year Labor Protection Plus** allows contractors and homeowners peace of mind.

Two models of the Green Machine™ High-Power Solar Roof Vent are being introduced. The Solar-Powered model has a 20-watt integral solar panel and an adjustable thermostat/humidistat, and helps to reduce attic cooling costs. The Dual-Powered model uses unique dual-power technology to switch automatically between solar and house power for 24/7 cooling during cloudy weather or at night. It uses just 1/6th the electricity of typical electric-powered vents and comes with an adjustable thermostat that features a dual-power controller.

** See Master Flow Powered Ventilation Products Ltd. Warranty for complete coverage and restrictions.