Expanded and Enhanced Flashing Tapes Available in New Sizes

Huber Engineered Woods provides problem-solving innovations as teams and codes continue to make strides toward tighter building envelopes. A revolutionary new approach to building enclosures, ZIP System sheathing and tape for roof eliminates the need for felt with an integrated underlayment that protects against water penetration as an all-in-one continuous water and air barrier. Panel seams are taped with advanced acrylic ZIP System flashing tape for a strong sealed roof deck.

ZIP System building solutions, made by Huber Engineered Woods, transformed structural envelopes by introducing the first integrated sheathing system that eliminates the need for housewrap and felt in wall and roof assemblies, notes the manufacturer. The engineered-wood systems streamline installation with built-in, continuous air and water-resistive barriers. A line of integrated panels that also incorporate exterior insulation is available in varying R-values within the ZIP System family of sheathing and flashing products.

In 2019, the ZIP System line of sealing solutions was expanded and includes an enhancement to ZIP System straight flashing tapes to include three new sizes of ZIP System flashing tape and three new sizes of ZIP System stretch tape. The enhanced formula can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit. ZIP System sealing solutions now include five ZIP System stretch tape options and five ZIP System™ flashing (straight) tapes.

The ZIP System flashing tape is now available in these sizes:

  • New – 3.75” x 30’ – A shorter roll for smaller projects
  • New – 9” x 50’ – Used for wider areas like thicker, insulated ZIP System R-sheathing outside corners
  • New – 12” x 50’ – A single-piece roof valley sealing solution
  • 90’ – Standard size for sealing panel seams, windows and doors
  • 6” x 75’ – Standard size for sealing panel seams, windows and doors

The ZIP System stretch tape is now available in sizes:

  • New – 3” x 20” – Ideal for pipe penetration
  • New – 6” x 20” – A shorter roll for smaller projects
  • New – 10” x 20’ – A shorter roll perfect for remodeling
  • 6” x 75’ – A favorite for window panes
  • 10” x 75’ – Ideal for thicker multifamily wall assemblies

ZIP System sealing solutions also include ZIP System liquid flash – a fluid-applied flashing alternative to ZIP System flashing and stretch tape. Liquid flash flows into hard-to-flash areas for an air- and water-tight seal.

The expanded line offers a new solution for builders looking for more flexibility and passed Huber Engineered Wood’s rigorous research and development process that brand users have come to know and expect.

According to the manufacturer, All ZIP System tapes are backed by 180-Day Exposure Guarantee and a 30-Year Limited Warranty, feature a split-liner for easy application on tapes 6 inches or wider and can be applied between 0 degrees and 120 degrees Fahrenheit.

For more information, visit www.zipsystemsealingsolutions.com.

New Low-Rise Adhesive Offers Greater Elongation and Tensile Strength

Mule-Hide Products Co. introduces Helix Max Low-Rise Adhesive, a two-component, construction-grade polyurethane foam adhesive designed to bond approved roof insulations, thermal barriers, cover boards and fleece-back single-ply membranes (TPO, PVC and PVC KEE) to a wide variety of roofing substrates. It replaces Mule-Hide Helix Low-Rise Adhesive.

According to the manufacturer, Helix Max Low-Rise Adhesive delivers the quick, low-odor application and strong adhesion that have made Helix Low-Rise Adhesive a go-to choice for roofing contractors, while also offering greater elongation and tensile strength, the ability to be applied in colder temperatures, and the additional packaging option of convenient 5-gallon jug sets.

Like the original Helix, Helix Max is applied in a single step, saving crews time and hassle. Both parts of the adhesive are ready to use from the container and are applied simultaneously in a 1:1 ratio through a static mix tip. It eliminates the need for mechanical fasteners, maintaining a continuous vapor retarder, preventing thermal bridging and protecting the structural integrity of the roof deck.

Helix Max can be applied in colder temperatures, helping prevent weather-related delays. The substrate and ambient temperature must be above 25 degrees Fahrenheit when applying Helix Max, compared to 32 degrees with the original Helix.

According to the company, elongation of up to 150 percent and increased tensile strength ensure an exceptionally strong bond. Superior wind uplift resistance enables Helix Max to be used on taller buildings and in higher wind zones. The adhesive also is better able to withstand extreme temperatures.

Full-spray splatter application when installing fleece-back membranes provides superior hail resistance and improved energy efficiency. Puncture resistance is increased by 33 percent to 50 percent when full-spray splatter application is used. A continuous layer of Helix Max increases a roofing system’s R-value by 0.20 to 0.50 per layer.

The addition of 5-gallon jug sets provides a convenient packaging option for use with low-pressure spray equipment. Made of plastic, the jugs are easily moved around the jobsite and will not dent during transportation or if dropped. Handles on the jugs’ tops and sides make them easy to load onto dispensing equipment. The containers resist moisture, preventing contamination of the adhesive. 

Helix Max is low-odor and solvent-free and contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), making it crew-, building occupant- and environment-friendly.

In addition to the new 5-gallon jug sets, Helix Max is available in twin-pack cartridges, tanks, and 15- and 50-gallon drums.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Lead-Free Roof Flashing Membrane Designed for a Variety of Applications

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, offers a new innovative roof flashing membrane – GreenWeld PVB. GreenWeld PVB armored flashing system is a high-performance PolyVinyl Butyral (PVB) membrane enhanced with an aluminum scrim for superior flexibility, strength and weathering. The membrane is comprised of recycled PVB and can be used in residential and commercial roofing applications. Typical applications include flashing for pipe penetrations and support beams, water barrier for cavity walls, liner for valleys of shingle, tile and aluminum metal roofs, and through-wall flashings.

GreenWeld PVB is designed as a replacement for lead, sealant pockets or liquid flashing systems. The membrane offers the roofing contractor significant advantages. According to the manufacturer, it is easy to cut and use, heat-weldable, non-toxic, sustainable, flexible and lightweight, and comes with a 20-year warranty. Independent, third-party testing shows that GreenWeld has the same waterproofing properties of traditional lead used to seal roof penetrations.

GreenWeld PVB is available in roll widths of 10 inches, 20 inches and 39 inches by 19.5-foot-length rolls. Each roll is pre-packaged in a shrink sleeve for protection until use. Some applications require GreenWeld Adhesive/Sealant, which is also available from the company.

For more information including technical data, installation instructions or to request a free product sample, visit www.mfmbp.com.

One-Component Liquid-Applied Flashing Requires No Primer or Mixing

CertainTeed introduces SmartFlashONE, a one-component, UV-stable, fluid-applied resin for steep and low-sloped roof flashing details and repairs. SmartFlash ONE offers roofing contractors an economical and convenient waterproofing solution in a ready-to-use, re-sealable can that requires no measuring or mixing to activate.

According to Abby Feinstein, commercial roofing product manager for CertainTeed, the ability for SmartFlash ONE to be applied without a primer and resealed for future use gives contractors an edge in terms of time, cost and ease of installation. “SmartFlash ONE delivers one-part labor efficiency with two-part performance,” said Feinstein. “With no primer or component mixing, contractors can work quickly without fear of the product setting up too fast or going to waste. And CertainTeed is so confident in the stress resilience and UV stability of the formula that we’re supporting the product with up to 20 years of warranty coverage, which is in line with the coverage afforded to two-part solutions.”

SmartFlash ONE resin is available in a 5-gallon pail (125-square-foot coverage) or a 1-gallon pail (25-square-foot coverage). The 1-gallon pail is available à la carte or as part of a Flash Pack which includes resin, fleece and application accessories. 

For more information, visit www.certainteed.com/commercial-roofing.

Enhanced Adhesive Dispenser Helps Increase Rooftop Productivity

OMG’s PaceCart 3, the exclusive equipment for dispensing OlyBond500 Insulation Adhesives, can help enhance rooftop productivity with the capacity to dispense enough OlyBond500 to apply up to 120 squares of insulation per hour – twice as fast as before.  

“Time studies have shown that the PaceCart 3’s dispensing capacity is among the best in the roofing industry.  We designed the PaceCart with the contractor’s time and resource constraints in mind, and since upgrading the equipment with more robust and faster pumps, we’ve seen great productivity improvements,” said Adam Cincotta, business unit leader of OMG’s adhesive business.

PaceCart 3s feature two highly-reliable and robust pumps specifically designed for use with high viscosity liquid such as OlyBond500, which has had a positive impact on the dispensing capacity. In addition, the PaceCart 3 includes several other features that help improve jobsite productivity including an easy-to-use, ergonomically designed, manifold, which is easy to maintain and does not require greasing, so it simplifies start-up and shut-down procedures for additional time savings.

Other PaceCart 3 enhancements include a simplified electrical system with an easy-to-read voltage meter so contractors know when power is insufficient, color-coded adhesive trays to help prevent cross contamination of Part 1 and Part 2 components, and a built-in generator shelf for improved cord-free mobility on large projects (generator not included). 

“The product upgrades, combined with 120 squares of dispensing output per hour, help make the PaceCart 3 the preferred choice of many professional roofers when applying two component adhesives,” said Cincotta. 

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

Insulation Adhesive Canisters Enhance Rooftop Productivity

Each OlyBond500 canister set is self-contained, and comes with a 25-foot application hose, gun assembly, six mix tips, three extension tubes as well as a disposable wrench for securing the hoses to the canisters. The unique applicator “gun” includes a locking trigger designed to prevent accidental adhesive discharges on the roof. The 17-inch long extension tubes enable contractors to stand upright during application for better ergonomics and less fatigue.

“On almost a daily basis we’re hearing from contractors from across the country that OlyBond500 Canisters provide a highly labor efficient method of installing insulation adhesives,” said Adam Cincotta, adhesives business unit leader for OMG Roofing Products. “They love the fact that these systems do not require any extra or specialized equipment, rooftop power or highly skilled labor. Just connect the hoses and go!”

When compared to other canister based low-rise foaming adhesives, OlyBond500 Canisters can provide up to 20 percent more coverage and up to 35 squares per set, depending on the conditions and insulation used, according to the manufacturer. In addition, OlyBond500 Canisters enable users to spatter the adhesive for use with fleece backed membranes.

“In addition to productivity gains, canisters do not require highly skilled applicators, so contractors can assign skilled labors to work on other things rather than applying adhesive,” said Cincotta. “I expect to see more contractors adopt this strategy as the labor shortage continues.”

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

PVC Pressure-Sensitive Cover Strip Eliminates Need for PVC-Coated Metal

Carlisle SynTec Systems introduces Sure-Flex PVC Pressure-Sensitive (PS) Cover Strip, a groundbreaking new product designed to help contractors save time, labor, and money. Carlisle’s new PVC PS Cover Strip is used for stripping-in flat metal edging and eliminates the need for costly PVC-coated metal or two-piece clip-on edge metal. PVC PS Cover Strip is compatible with a variety of metal finishes and is quick and easy to install; no welding is required. Simply apply PVC Step 1 Activator, followed by PVC Step 2 Primer, then install the PVC PS Cover Strip. 

For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.

New All-Purpose Hybrid Epoxy Offers Increased Work Time

Manus Products has expanded its Flex-Weld product line. Following more than 10 years of success with Flex-Weld 5, 15, 15 Non-Sag, and 25, Manus has added Flex-Weld 90. With Flex-Weld 90, users have an increased work time. Flex-Weld is an all-purpose, hybrid epoxy that provides excellent tensile, peel, and shear strength and that is light-stable and highly UV resistant. According to the company, it exhibits superior adhesion and flexibility to a wide variety of substrates including ceramics, concrete, wood, composites, FRP, and most metals — without the use of a primer. At a 1:1 volume mix ratio, Flex-Weld is designed to be user-friendly and forgiving, retaining high peel strength and flexibility through a wide temperature range.

For more information, visit www.manus.net

Sealer Designed for Metal Roof Applications

Drop-Stop sealer was specifically designed for application to metal roofs and problem areas such as gutters, expansion joints, etc. Drop-Stop can easily be applied over sloped, contoured surfaces and will give long lasting, colorful protection, according to the company. Made from select synthetic rubbers, Drop-Stop is applied effortlessly as heavy bodied paints. This unique material actually stretches and recovers to bridge roof joints in which thermal movement can be expected. With 1500 PSI tensile strength and 600 percent elongation capabilities, Drop-Stop can single handedly tackle most metal repairs. White Drop-Stop is stocked in: 20 oz. sausage packs, 1 gallon pails, 5-gallon buckets and 55-gallon drums.

For more information, visit www.dynamicfastener.com.

Low-VOC Adhesive Provides Productivity-Boosting Advantages

Carlisle SynTec Systems announced CAV-GRIP III Low-VOC Adhesive/Primer can now be used to bond Sure-Seal, Sure-Tough, and Sure-White EPDM to horizontal substrates for warranty terms up to and including 20-year, 90-mph designs. CAV-GRIP III provides substantial productivity-boosting advantages on the jobsite, according to the company.

Features include: 

  • Can be used in temperatures as low as 25°F (-4°C) 
  • VOC compliant and low odor 
  • Quick application with spray gun 
  • Fast tack time (< 5 minutes) 
  • No stirring and easy clean-up 
  • Up to 60 percent labor savings compared to traditional bonding adhesive applications 

For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.