Paver Product Allows Integrated Guardrails on Rooftops

Lamar Johnson Collaborative (LJC) offers Superpaver, a code-compliant paver product offering a unique non-penetration installation of safety guardrails on rooftop areas of commercial and mixed-use buildings. Superpaver allows a protective guardrail to attach directly to the roof deck paver system, avoiding penetrations that can cause roof leaks and costly litigation. According to the manufacturer, the product allows for the integration of guardrails directly into load-bearing pavers versus traditional installation around the perimeter of a roof area, attached to pedestals.

Superpaver is installed like other paver products and are available in a variety of colors to match other paver products on any project. According to the company, each Superpaver is supported by the existing pedestal system and meets all IBC requirement for load and safety while allowing for more usable square footage on rooftop designs.

For more information, visit www.theljc.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.

New 5-Inch and 6-Inch Roof Drains

OMG Roofing Products has expanded its popular line of OMG SpeedTite Roof Drains to include 5- and 6-inch sizes. With these additions to the existing line of 3- and 4-inch drains, the company now offers a full-range of SpeedTite Drains to accommodate most roofing applications. 

According to the manufacturer, SpeedTite Roof Drains are “drop-in-ready” from the box and can be installed in seconds, making them some of the fastest installed roof drains for new or retrofit roofing applications.

Contractors simply insert the drain stem into the existing drain leader and hand-tighten the wing-nut on top of the integrated vortex breaker to create a symmetrical watertight seal. Since no special tools are required, the SpeedTite Drain installs in half the time of other insert drains for enhanced contractor productivity. It is also significantly faster than re-working a drain, which can take up to two hours of time.

 SpeedTite drains feature OMG’s exclusive and revolutionary built in vortex breaker technology that gets water off the roof faster than many traditional roof drains,” said Dan Genovese, product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “Plus, SpeedTite Drains can be installed in minutes without any special tools, helping contractors save time and labor. It’s a win-win for roofing contractors and building owners alike.”

According to the company, SpeedTite Drains are installed from the rooftop so the installation process will not disrupt building occupants. The one-piece seamless body and heavy duty cast aluminum strainer dome and clamping ring provides strength and durability for long-term performance. Additionally, the 10-inch long drain stem accommodates most existing conditions however it can be shortened in the field to accommodate elbows or bends in the drain leader. An extra-large flange allows positive attachment of roof flashing membrane, and flanges are also available with TPO or PVC coatings for directly attaching the flashing membrane.

For more information, visit www.OMGSpeedTite.com

Snap-on Fascia System for Single-Ply Applications

OMG EdgeSystems expands its popular line of TerminEdge Fascia with the introduction of TerminEdge LT Fascia, specifically designed for single-ply applications that do not require an approved Factory Mutual edge system. 

ES-1 tested for performance, TerminEdge LT is a three-piece, snap-on fascia system that is fast and easy to install. According to the manufacturer, the system includes a formed 24-gauge galvanized steel retainer with self-locating, pre-punched slotted holes to help reduce installation time. In addition, the system includes a decorative snap-on fascia cover and matching four-inch wide concealed splice plates. 

TerminEdge LT products are supplied in convenient 10-foot lengths and available with face heights in any size from 3.75 inches to 12 inches to accommodate most nailer heights. Fascia covers are available in more than 100 colors and finishes in 22 and 24-gauge galvanized steel; .040-in., .050-in., or .063-in. aluminum; and 22-gauge Stainless Steel. In addition, TerminEdge LT comes with a full assortment of inside/outside miters, end caps, sumps and spill-outs, and is warranted for 20 years and wind speeds up to 110 mph. 

For more information, contact your local OMG field sales representative, call OMG EdgeSystems customer service at (800) 892.9173, email info@omginc.com, or visit www.OMGEdgeSystems.com

Self-Adhered Fire-Resistant Roof Underlayment

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc., offers Polystick XFR, a dual-purpose fire-resistant and self-adhered waterproofing underlayment designed to provide superior fire resistance for combustible decks with metal roof coverings and other high-temperature applications.

According to the company, Polystick XFR combines ADESO and Burn-Shield technologies with the highest quality materials to yield a product that excels in providing robust fire protection and reliable waterproofing. This product achieves UL Class A fire ratings for combustible decks while also providing long-term superior weathering performance.

Utilizing ADESO Dual-Compound Self-Adhered Technology for fast, labor-saving application, Polystick XFR features an SBS (elastomeric) modified bitumen upper compound and an aggressive self-adhesive compound on the bottom. Fiberglass reinforcement provides additional strength and stability, and Polyglass’ own patent-pending Burn-Shield Technology provides superior resistance to flame spread. The end result is a penetration-resistant underlayment of unmatched quality rated to withstand temperatures up to 265 degrees Fahrenheit.

Because Polystick XFR is specifically designed for high-temperature applications, it is an ideal underlayment for metal roof covering systems like steel, copper and similar materials. It is also approved for use under asphalt shingles, mechanically attached tiles, and any other application where fire resistance is needed or desired. When used as a secondary layer above Polystick MTS PLUS, this product can be installed as part of a multi-ply underlayment system. And because Polystick XFR can be exposed for up to 180 days, contractors can use it with confidence on works in progress.

“I’m excited about Polystick XFR,” said Polyglass National Product Manager Marco Sieber, “because Polyglass is able to offer an extremely high-performance product from a fire plus water protection and labor savings perspective in a market with very few other good options for the contractor, specifier and building owner.”

For more information, please visit polyglass.us.

High-Performance Flame-Free Roof Solution Reduces Safety Risks

IKO’s new ArmourStick HD flame-free commercial membrane roofing system, explicitly tailored for projects that demand a restricted flame environment, helps decrease safety risks and speed up installation for contractors. 

The ArmourStick HD system consists of ArmourStick HD-Base, ArmourStick HD-Cap and the following components depending on your specific application: IKO Protectoboard, IKOTherm Insulation, IKO Millennium Adhesive and IKO MVP.

Designed to meet the needs of building sites where an open flame should be avoided, the ArmourStick membrane system is suitable for a broad range of commercial applications. According to the manufacturer, it is an outstanding choice for schools, hospitals or government facilities where SBS-modified bitumen membrane systems are a desired roofing solution. 

“We are proud to be the only Canadian manufacturer to offer a base sheet with a double release film — on top as well as on the underside,” said Akif Amin, vice president of IKO’s Commercial Division Canada. “The split release film on the top keeps the properties of the primerless surface of the base sheet intact. This primerless surface adheres strongly to the ArmourStick HD-Cap sheet, creating a firm bond and resulting in cost and labor savings for the contractor.”

Contractors can eliminate the need for propane equipment when installing the ArmourStick HD flame-free system, significantly decreasing safety risks on the job site. Additionally, the base sheet’s silicone-treated release film eases and speeds up installation. Both base and cap sheets offer a generous 3.5-inch side lap, allowing immediate sealing of the membrane, while creating a stronger and trustworthy joint. IKO’s selvage-edge technology is designed to provide excellent performance in any climate.

The ArmourStick HD membrane system is constructed of a sturdy nonwoven reinforced composite mat, strengthened with glass fiber stands and coated with SBS-blended polymers and premium asphalt. This reinforcement provides outstanding dimensional stability and resistance to elongation and puncture. 

 “We strive to deliver a broader range of new products for our contractors. The addition of the ArmourStick HD Membrane System provides a full, stand-alone system compatible with many existing IKO commercial roofing products and accessories,” continued Amin. .

For more information on IKO’s ArmourStick HD Peel and Stick Commercial Membrane Roofing System and IKO’s commercial roofing system solutions, visit www.iko.com/comm.

Telescoping Debris Disposal System

Rocket Equipment launches the Trash Rocket, a self-supported telescoping debris disposal system designed for commercial and residential roofing contractors. The product has been specifically engineered to not only elevate job performance but enhance safety on jobsites.

The Trash Rocket is designed to be a compact unit for easy transport and setup. It is trailer mounted for easy towing and setup. Additionally, the Trash Rocket has a totally enclosed chute, which aids in clean up and tear down. The composition of the Trash Rocket provides durability and strength with its corrosion-resistant aluminum and high-density poly chute. The chute also doubles as an emergency exit for personnel. The folding chutes adjust to locations, rooflines, and landscapes. The Trash Rocket has adjustable outriggers to provide leveling and safety on uneven terrain.

According to Scott Seaton, President and Founder of Rocket Equipment, contractors are constantly feeling the pressures to raise productivity and meet the demands and constraints of budgets. “We provide solutions that not only give contractors the ability to save time and money on projects but offer unparalleled protection for the employees and the properties on job sites. This design was engineered by specifically seeing a need in the field, as we are performing the jobs firsthand. For contractors, what matters most is protecting their employees and scaling their businesses. For business and homeowners, it’s about protecting their investments,” he said. “The Trash Rocket was a product built for roofing professionals, by roofing professionals.”

“We are driven by the desire to provide valuable solutions to contractors, said Seaton. “Rocket Equipment is a company that prides itself on its craftsmanship, while offering solutions that deliver results on the job.”

Rocket Equipment is an equipment manufacturer in Omaha, Nebraska, who produces the TrashRocket and additional productivity enhanced equipment for commercial and residential roofing contractors.

For more information, visit www.rocketequipment.com.

Cover Board Meets UL Class A Fire Rating Requirements When Used Over Combustible Wood Roof Decks

Atlas Roofing Corporationannounces the introduction of ACFoam-HD CoverBoard-FR to its portfolio of ACFoam polyiso roof insulation products. This new offering provides an additional option to achieve a UL Class A fire-rated roof assembly when used over combustible wood roof decks.

“At Atlas, we take great pride in offering our roofing customers a wide range of products to meet all their project needs,” said Greg Sagorski, Director of Technical Services at Atlas Roofing Corporation. “ACFoam-HD CoverBoard-FR was developed in response to customer requests for an ACFoam cover board option to meet a UL Class A fire-rated roof assembly on combustible wood roof decks.”

ACFoam-HD CoverBoard-FR is designed as a lightweight cover board option that complements existing approved products from Atlas for UL Class A fire-rated roof assemblies, giving architects and specifiers multiple solutions for their design needs. ACFoam-HD CoverBoard-FR can meet UL Class A fire ratings using only one layer, saving labor and materials. The UL Class A fire rating is applicable to either mechanically fastened or fully adhered, UL Classified EPDM, PVC and TPO membranes.

ACFoam-HD Coverboard-FR is comprised of Atlas’ ACFoam closed-cell polyisocyanurate (polyiso) foam core integrally bonded to inorganic ACFoam-III coated glass facers. ACFoam-HD CoverBoard-FR is now available nationally. 

For more information, visit AtlasRWI.com

Granulated Cap Sheet Features Fire Retardant Additives

Polyglass announces Modibond G FR, an APP (plastomeric) granulated cap sheet for low-slope roofs. Featuring fire retardant additives, Modibond G FR is specially designed for heat welded applications. It is ideal for new roofing, re-roofing, re-cover, and for flashing details. Modibond G FR can be applied directly over an acceptable substrate or as part of a multi-ply system. It is classified as an acceptable option in UL Class A assemblies for a fully adhered cap sheet on a combustible deck.

According to the company, Modibond G FR incorporates a high-quality polyester mat, providing superior tear strength and puncture resistance. The quality APP compound and durable construction ensures long-term weathering performance. The top surface is granulated while the bottom surface has a factory applied burn-off film.

With a proprietary blend of APP modified bitumen that allows for superior weathering, Modibond G FR is designed to withstand severe exposure to fire and fortify against increasingly destructive wildfire seasons. In addition to meeting UL Class A assembly standards, Modibond G FR meets ASTM D6222, Type 1, Grade G standards and is FM Approved. 

For more information, visit https://polyglass.us

Elastomeric Acrylic Coating Dries Quickly

GAF RoofShield I.S. Fast-Dry Elastomeric Acrylic Coating is an acrylic polymer dispersion system that is designed to rapidly form a film that resists rainwater wash-off. It can be applied in a single coat (up to 60 wet mils) for fast, efficient installations and maintenance coats.

According to the manufacturer, RoofShield I.S. provides a fast dry-to-touch time with a one-coat application that saves time on the job versus traditional acrylic coatings. With RoofShield I.S., you can maintain an existing roof by adding an extra layer of protection quickly. It also has a highly-reflective white surface which can be beneficial to those looking for cool roofing solutions. 

For more information, visit www.gaf.com/instantset.