Yellow Walkway Coating System Protects Roof From Foot Traffic

Metacrylics introduces a new yellow coating system that allows installers to create distinct, walkable paths to roof areas and access points that require routine maintenance. WalkwayYellow provides a textured surface, protecting the roof from damage caused by repeated foot traffic. 

WalkwayYellow can be installed on coated and non-coated roofs as an alternative to solid walkway products. Because it is liquid applied, WalkwayYellow allows for custom walkway paths to better accommodate the roof layout. The product can also be used to clearly identify roof edges, equipment, and other areas to avoid. 

Gary Rosenfield, vice president and general manager of Metacrylics, said, “We are excited to offer this additional product to our coatings line. We believe it adds significant value, and saves the cost of walkway pads required on many commercial roofs.”

According to the manufacturer, WalkwayYellow meets the ANSI A137.1 dynamic coefficient of friction requirements in the international building code. 

For more information, visit www.metacrylics.com.

Capped Skylight Conversion Kit

Skyco Skylights offers the Capped Conversion Kit, which converts old capless skylights to a more trusted capped system. With the kit, commercial roofers receive a universal fitting Polycarbonate dome, a custom-sized aluminum cap, and Tek Screw with EPDM gaskets.

According to the company, using a cap around the perimeter of the polycarbonate dome creates a leak-free seal and eliminates cracking. The custom-fitted aluminum cap is fastened to the skylight frame with Tek-Screws instead of drilling through the plastic dome. Penetrating the dome with screws is a major cause for cracking. Many times, installers will over-torque the screw, immediately cause the dome to crack. Drilling through the Conversion Kit’s aluminum cap into a steal frames makes it easy to drill without cracking. 

Accroding to the manufacturer, the average install time for two installers is 1-2 minutes per kit. Watch the install video here.

For more information, visit www.skycoskylights.com.

Primer for Silicone Roof Coating System Offers Improved Adhesion, Blocks Asphalt Bleed-Through

Mule-Hide Products Co. Multibase SBMule-Hide Products Co. has expanded its Silicone Roof Coating System with Multibase SB, a new primer that delivers stronger adhesion and prevents asphalt bleed-through in non-ponding water conditions. Multibase SB is a one-part, 100 percent acrylic-based resin intended for use as a primer prior to the application of Mule-Hide 100% Silicone Roof Coating. It can be used on modified bitumen, asphaltic built-up roofing (BUR) and PVC roof surfaces.

According to the manufacturer, the primer contains minimal pigment and no mineral fillers, enhancing its adhesion to the roof surface. In addition, its relatively thin viscosity and low surface tension allows the primer to completely saturate the roof surface, further helping form a strong bond.

Multibase SB blocks asphalt bleed-through, helping ensure that white finish coats are clean and bright and deliver optimal reflectivity. The primer can be applied using airless spray equipment, a roller or a brush. Its light yellow color cures to a darker amber hue as the coating dries, providing visual confirmation that the coating has cured and the finish coating can be applied.

It is not intended for use on coal-tar-pitch roofs, on TPO membranes or in areas that experience ponding water. Multibase SB is available in 5-gallon pails and 55-gallon drums.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Aluminum Retrofit Drain Now Available in 22-Inch Length

Aluminator XLMarathon Roofing Products now offers an extended version of its Aluminator Retrofit Drain that is 22 inches long. According to the company, the Aluminator Drain is constructed of heavy-duty spun aluminum body, aluminum ring/dome and the ProSeal seal designed to prevent water backup issues. The Aluminator also has the option to be PVC or TPO coated for direct hot-air welding to PVC or TPO membranes.

For more information, visit www.marathondrains.com or call 800-828-8424.

Vent Secured Roofing System Offers Easy Installation, Wind Uplift Certification

Carlisle SynTec Systems introduces the VacuSeal Vent Secured Roofing SystemCarlisle SynTec Systems introduces the VacuSeal Vent Secured Roofing System. This revolutionary assembly uses special vents that harness the power of the wind to lock roof membranes in place. According to the manufacturer, VacuSeal systems are quick and easy to install and save cost and labor by substantially reducing the amount of glue, ballast, or fasteners a project requires. This engineered system is designed to provide optimal performance while maximizing opportunities for retrofit and monolithic deck applications.

According to the company, the VacuSeal Vent Secured Roofing System reduces installation time and minimizes the need for traditional fastening methods. Negative pressure venting pulls air and moisture out from under the membrane to maintain insulation dryness and R-value. There are no cold-weather limitations for installation and no VOCs or odors.

VacuSeal V2T Vents are made from UV-resistant PVC, contain no moving parts, require no penetrations, and provide effective performance regardless of wind direction, notes the manufacturer. The system is UL certified with uplift certification at 195 psf negative pressure. The VacuSeal Vent Secured Roofing System offers a maximum 20-year Total System Warranty.

For more information, visit www.carlislesyntec.com.

Waterproofing Membrane Is Solvent Free

NOVALINK WMChem Link launches NOVALINK WM, a waterproofing membrane available in two- or five-gallon pails. NOVALINK WM is a cold-applied, single-component waterproofing membrane that cures by exposure to atmospheric and substrate moisture to form a continuous, tough, reinforced elastic seal. It is solvent-free and compliant with all known environmental and OSHA requirements, allowing its use in confined spaces with standard personal protection equipment.

For more information, visit www.chemlink.com.

New Insulation Offers High Thermal Efficiency, Minimal Thickness

Kingspan OPTIM-R Kingspan OPTIM-R is a next-generation insulation comprising rigid vacuum insulation panels (VIP) with a microporous core, which is evacuated, encased and sealed in a thin, gas-tight envelope to give outstanding R-values and an ultra-thin insulation solution. According to the manufacturer, the high level of thermal efficiency — up to R-28 on 1 inch and R-57 on 2 inch using calculated edge thermal resistance properties — combined with minimal thickness, provides an ideal solution for applications where a lack of construction space or depth is an issue, such as commercial roofing for single-ply low slope and IRMA systems.

OPTIM-R panels are accompanied with polyisocyanurate (PIR) insulation infill panels for single-ply systems or XPS insulation infill panels for IRMA systems, which can be cut to fit around problem areas such as sky lights or other roofing penetrations. In retrofit applications, OPTIM-R can provide solutions for areas that previously would have remained un–insulated because of insufficient space available. In new construction, the product can significantly enhance U–values/R–values in areas that would otherwise be accepted as diminishing the overall thermal performance.

For more information, visit www.kingspaninsulation.us.

Kingspan OPTIM-R

New Sealant and Waterproofing Membrane Designed for Durability, Sustainability

NOVALINKChem Link launches two new products: NOVALINK FP, a flash and patch mastic product, and NOVALINK WM, a waterproofing membrane. NOVALINK FP will be available in a 10.1 oz. cartridge and NOVALINK WM will be available in two- or five-gallon pails.

NOVALINK FP is a high-quality, moisture-curing elastomeric waterproofing and sealant designed to fill, seal and level grout lines, voids, seams and surface damage on construction materials prior to application of liquid waterproofing. It is also useful for repairing roof leaks, asphalt shingles, roof valleys and seams, chimney flashings and in emergency roof repair situations.

NOVALINK WM is a cold-applied, single-component waterproofing membrane that cures by exposure to atmospheric and substrate moisture to form a continuous, tough, reinforced elastic seal. It is solvent-free and compliant with all known environmental and OSHA requirements, allowing its use in confined spaces with standard personal protection equipment.

“We are excited to launch these two new products, which will replace our previous BARR product offering and ensure our customers have access to products best suited to meet their needs,” said Jeff Piotrowicz, product manager. “These are strong, durable products that are also formulated as sustainable solutions, with low VOC content and low environmental impact. They are easy to use and easy to trust.”

According to the manufacturer, customers can find BARR products under these new NOVALINK SKUs:

  • F1110 (NOVALINK FP 10.1 oz. cartridge)
  • F1117 (NOVALINK WM five-gallon pail)
  • F1118 (NOVALINK WM two-gallon pail)
  • For more information about NOVALINK FP and WM products, customers should contact their sales representative.

    For more information about the company, visit www.chemlink.com.

    Redesigned Roof Hatches Offer Higher Insulation Value

    Diamond Series JL Industries offers a redesigned line of steel and aluminum roof hatches providing higher insulation value, easier installation and improved cover operation. The new Diamond Series is designed to reduce energy costs with R-6 polyisocyanurate insulation in both curb and cover – exceeding IECC requirements of R-5 for curbs. One-handed latch opening for ladder access and counter-balanced lid provides the functionality and safety building owners are looking for to comply with OSHA fall protection. According to the company, installation is easier with the new Diamond Grip feature that secures the roofing membrane and backer rod without special tools.

    The Diamond Series replaces the RHG and RHA series that has been offered for the last 22 years under the Samson and JL brands, and will be available in seven standard sizes and a full range of custom sizes. Double-wall and higher R-Value curb insulation are optional features for this new series. To reduce solar heat gain, the standard finish for steel models is a durable, textured, IR-reflective white powder coat finish.

    Acording to the manufacturer, the hatches meet industry wind uplift standards of 50 psf and support a live load of 40 psf. When ordered with JL’s compression-fit railing system and self-closing rigid gate, the roof hatch meets the new OSHA 1910.28 and 1910.29 standards for protection of workers on walking/working surfaces.

    For more information, call (800) 554-6077 or visit http://www.activarcpg.com/jl-industries/news/introducing-new-diamond-series-roof-hatch.

    Fluid-Applied Roofing System Available in New Colors

    Tremco Roofing and Building Maintenance launches of six new AlphaGuard BIO Top Coat colors: sand; beige; light, medium and dark gray; and safety yellow. The line enables Tremco Roofing to better support its customers’ aesthetic and safety requirements on the company’s AlphaGuard BIO projects. AlphaGuard BIO, Tremco Roofing’s popular fluid-applied roofing system, is an excellent choice for restoring older but still functional roofs; both the Top Coat and Base Coat have received BioPreferred certification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

    The new colors are available now and add to an already robust palette for AlphaGuard Top Coat, which includes such options as terra cotta, garnet and patina green.

    For more information, visit www.tremcoroofing.com.