Standing Seam Solar Clamps Feature Non-Penetrating Design

AceClamp A2 along with the Solar Kit The AceClamp A2 along with the Solar Kit offers a low-cost alternative to secure photovoltaic (PV) panels to standing seam metal roofs. According to the company, the unique non-penetrating sliding pin design helps preserve the panel warranty by avoiding the types of damage that can happen from set screws. The clamps work with or without racking system, and the adjust to fit PV panels. The AceClamp can also be used with an L-Foot bracket design for mounting of rail systems used in other types of PV installations.

The AceClamp Solar Kit is fully assembled ready to be installed, minimizing labor costs. There is no bag of loose bolts, nuts or washers. The patented designs allow installation at any point on the seam. According to the manufacturer, the product installs easily and quickly, and can be adjusted even after accessories have been installed. The stainless steel serrated top and bottom flanges capture the PV panel and “bond” the panels frame-to-frame.

For more information, visit www.aceclamp.com.

Versatile Machine Notches and Hems Metal Panels

Eave Master from Swenson Shear The Eave Master from Swenson Shear can notch and hem panel eaves in seconds. According to the company, it provides a consistent cut on straight runs and is ideal for use on commercial jobs. The Eave Master features an adjustable table to accommodate panel widths between 12 inches and 24 inches. The inch ruler on the notchers allows for an easy-to-measure hem line, and it features quick-change notching station for right and left panel runs. The machine weighs 150 pounds and can be lifted by two people.

The Swenson Shear team custom designed the Eave Master for commercial roofing. Just like the SnapTable Pro, this tool can match any manufacturer’s panel profile. This is the newest tool in the company’s standing seam product line. This specialized product is made with top-of-the line stainless steel metal.

“Our goal is to have tools for everyone in the roofing industry that will simplify the work, add safety, quality and value to their team,” said Swenson Shear’s National Sales Manager, Morgan Aue.
To see a video of the tool in action, click here.

For more information, visit https://www.swensonshear.com/.

Roof Vent Designed Specifically for Clothes Dryers

The DryerJack is the first roof termination designed for the demanding needs of venting clothes dryers. Made in the USA of Galvalume and available powder coated in black, brown or white, DryerJacks are built tough. Building code disallows screens and requires that dryer terminations have a backdraft damper. With a patented curved damper, the DryerJack meets code requirements and goes further. To safely vent dryers, airflow restriction must be minimized to prevent lint blowback and the fire hazard that creates. A passageway of 21 square inches delivers nearly zero airflow restriction, allowing the dryer to operate at peak performance.

The 26-gauge Galvalume DryerJack is available in two models. Model 466, at less than 5 inches tall, delivers safe venting through the roof and low-profile aesthetics. When you need room for high-profile tile or to accommodate heavy snowfall, select model DJK486. It’s as efficient as model 466 but provides more clearance above the roof.

For more information, visit www.dryerjack.com.

Steel Shingle Designed to Capture Classic Cottage Look

Boral Roofing TimberwoodA sleek metal shingle product designed for durability and curb appeal, Boral Steel’s Cottage Shingle creates a strong, weather-tight, environmentally-friendly metal and stone roof that protects the home for many decades. The material uses contrasting stone chip colors to provide a multi-blend (HD) accent to suit almost any architecture. Each panel effectively incorporates an industry first – offset, multi-grooved, deep weather, side-lap with Hi-Lo panel surfaces that create the classic cottage look.

The technical innovation and quality of the product begins with a computerized stone-chip grading and blending process. Boral uses a finer, higher quality, non-oiled natural granite stone chip that provides one of the tightest industry stone-coating matrixes available. Colors are either solid or flashed to provide a variegated non-patterned appearance.

Boral Cottage Shingle roofing is available in a variety of colors including Shadow Wood, Walnut, Weathered Timber, Birch, Cedar and Sage Green.

According to the manufacturer, Boral Steel is highly corrosion resistant AZ-50 Galvalume steel coated with specially prepared and treated with proprietary primer to enhance acrylic adhesion. Boral Basecoat is a proprietary special formulation developed by the world’s largest resin supplier to promote long-life performance in all climates.

The product is Title 24 compliant, offers A Class A Fire Rating, and is made from up to 50 percent recycled material. The lightweight product ideal for both new construction and retrofits.
For more information, visit www.boralamerica.com/roofing.

Boral Steel’s Cottage Shingle

Roof Edge Solution Offers Long-Term Structural and Thermal Performance

Eliminailer-TMetal-Era releases the Eliminailer-T, a heavy gauge aluminum extrusion that gets installed directly onto the building substrate in place of wood nailers to support increased long-term structural and thermal performance at the roof edge.

According to the manufacturer, more than half of recorded roof failures are attributed to the roof’s perimeter. Since 1980, Metal-Era has been addressing this issue with products designed to withstand severe weather conditions and engineered to exceed the latest code requirements.

“Wood is an organic material that starts its deterioration process the minute it is cut down. Pressure treated lumber introduces chemicals that can be corrosive. It’s a decision between a lesser of two risks,” said Scott Kittilstad, Vice President of Engineering. “We wanted to remove wood from the equation and provide an alternative that could perform and protect as well as our lineup of high performance roof edge products.”

Eliminailer-T is tested and meets requirements for FM 1-49. According to the manufacturer, an independent ANSI/SPRIK/FM 4435/ES-1 test at FM resulted in Eliminailer-T being able to withstand greater than 999 PSF at the corner region. As a result, Metal-Era supports Eliminailer-T with a 215 MPH Wind Warranty. The product can be installed installing up to 60 percent quicker than wood nailers, the manufacturer notes, and it also provides thermal benefits to the building that contribute to an improved system R-Value at the edge, up to 35 percent greater.

The product is currently available in four sizes to meet the majority of re-roof and new construction projects and can be shipped next day. Additional sizes are in development to further fulfill building requirements and an even broader scope of application scenarios, planned to be available in the coming months.

For more information, visit www.metalera.com.

Autobrake Designed to Improve Part Quality and Reduce Labor Costs

Roper Whitney introduces the Autobrake 1212, which provides accuracy and repeatability when forming 12-gauge mill steel and 14-gauge stainless steel. It features the rotating Kombi beam, which expands the machine’s folding capabilities to produce straight to box and pan bending in just 11 seconds. The box tooling is 6.3-inches in height, precision ground and laser hardened to 60. Pieces are also laser etched with the length of the tool for easy box set up.

Optional left-hand or right-hand back gauge extension provides superior material positioning. Maximum 12-foot back gauge travels in less than three seconds and is provided by the six-stage design combining high speed with compact space requirements.

The Autobrake 1212 offers the following benefits:

  • Reduced labor costs
  • Improved part accuracy
  • Minimized tool changes

The Synergy control system offers many features to the operator such as multiple methods of programming – from simple line-by-line to draw-to-auto program. It’s network capabilities allow for multiple integrations, such as; Konnect, Konstruct, Konstruct Mobile, and overall shop management through linking multiple machines.

The Autobrake design is a plate and weldment steel construction, delivering performance and features in a simplified, rigid design. End housings are a plate-type construction bringing drive components close together for improved stiffness and performance. The design is constructed so that the actuating mechanisms are secured in rigid mounds of the housings allowing for easy maintenance.

For more information, visit www.roperwhitney.com.

Bi-Metal Drill Screws Feature Corrosion Resistance and Ductility

Triangle Fastener Corporation introduces a full line of 304 stainless steel bi-metal self-drilling screws.

Bi-metal screws have heads and threads made of 304 stainless steel providing corrosion resistance and ductility. A hardened carbon steel drill point welded to a stainless steel body, which allows the screw to drill and tap steel up to ½ inch thick.

The screws are used to attach aluminum, stainless steel, insulated metal panel (IMP) and when ductility is needed in the connection.

  • Available in #12 and ¼ inch diameters
  • Drill and tap up to ½ inch thick steel
  • Lengths up to 12 inches long
  • Head styles include: hex washer head, pancake head and button head
  • With and without EPDM Bond-Seal sealing washers
  • Can be painted to desired color

For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.

Pre-Notched Trims and Flashing Components Save Time at the Jobsite

ATAS pre-notched trims and flashing are consistent dimensionally and provide an aesthetically pleasing final installation.

ATAS pre-notched trims and flashing are consistent dimensionally and provide an aesthetically pleasing final installation.

ATAS International Inc. has expanded its line of pre-notched trims and flashing components.  Trims and flashing are often critical elements of metal roof, wall and soffit installations.  They provide weather resistance of the installed system, as well as aesthetic value of the finished building.  ATAS can provide solutions that address both of those elements which can help to control costs.  
 
Common problems that occur in metal panel trim and flashing installation include maintaining the correct overlap distances.  As well, heavier gauges and multiple bends or complex shapes may make field notching difficult.  The quality of workmanship in creating trims and flashings in the field are not as easily controlled compared to factory fabrication, and the time to perform this operation in the field is typically longer.
 
ATAS trims and flashing are consistent dimensionally and provide an aesthetically pleasing final installation.  The use of these components eliminates unknown field costs and results in an efficient installation, which saves the contractor time and money. 

New Siding Panels Provide More Options for Metal Walls

Petersen Aluminum PanelPetersen Aluminum expands its Precision Series line of metal wall panels with the addition of seven new Highline products. The Precision Series Highline siding panels feature varying rib patterns and widths for creative architectural effects in residential, commercial, institutional or many other applications. The Highline panels are 1 3/8 inches deep and showcase a range of rib patterns for visual interest and architectural creativity. Options include either 12-inch or 16-inch widths, a no-clip panel, or a clip-fastened panel to accommodate thermal expansion and contraction.

Metal Roofing Line Adds New Colors

EDCO Products introduces five additional colors to its Infiniti Roofing line, metal roofing that features multi-tone layering, permanent thermal-fused texture and Whisper Quiet technology.

EDCO Products introduces five additional colors to its Infiniti Roofing line, metal roofing that features multi-tone layering, permanent thermal-fused texture and Whisper Quiet technology.

EDCO Products has introduced five additional colors to its Infiniti Roofing line, metal roofing that features multi-tone layering, permanent thermal-fused texture and Whisper Quiet technology. The new solid colors include Granite Gray and Chestnut Brown. The new enhanced colors are Aged Bronze Enhanced, Granite Gray Enhanced and Chestnut Brown Enhanced. The colors are supported with a full line of color-coordinated accessories.