Cap Stapler Offers Easier Loading and Extended Tool Life

National Nail announces the newly-upgraded 18-gauge STINGER CS150B Cap Stapler with an enhanced design that improves performance with easier loading, longer tool life, and tool-free adjustable exhaust. Shooting 200 caps and 200 staples before reloading, the versatile cap stapler now also provides a wider range of operating pressure (up to 120psi) which makes it ideal for installing roofing underlayments, house wrap, and foamboard.

“We listened to our contractors to make several enhancements to the STINGER CS150B that make the tool even more efficient and easier to use over a longer period of time to meet the expectations of time savings on each job,” said Roger Szotko, STINGER Product Manager, National Nail.  “Beyond that, the CS150B offers the same lightweight, compact design that reduces arm fatigue and with fewer stops to reload.”

The Stinger CS150B shoots 5/8-inch, 7/8-inch, 1-1/4-inch, and 1-1/2-inch length 18-gauge staples with full 1-inch plastic caps. It also includes an installed belt hook, trigger with bumpfire and sequential modes, and durable carrying case.

For more information, visit www.stingerworld.com.

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.

Fasteners Designed to Attach Sheeting over Rigid Insulation

Triangle Fastener Corporation expands their line of BLAZER Drill Screws with new sizes designed to attach metal panels over rigid insulation. These unique screws have two different threads with a gap in between that eliminates jacking of the panel during installation.

Features and benefits:

  • A special ¼-14 “high thread” under the screw’s head secures the metal panel tightly against the head for optimal seal
  • Unique unthreaded section eliminates the “jacking” of the panel during installation, improving the drilling and tapping performance
  • BLAZER 3 drill point for fast penetration with less effort
  • Lengths: 1-7/8-inch, 2-3/8-inch, 3-1/4-inch and 4-inch
  • TRI-SEAL 1,000-hours salt spray coating provides over 20-times more corrosion protection than screws with commercial zinc plated
  • Available with a zinc alloy cap or stainless steel cap providing corrosion resistance in harsh environments

For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.

Two-Component SPF Adhesive Designed to Provide More Coverage, Faster Flow Rate

DUOTACK SPFSoprema introduces a low-pressure, two-component spray polyurethane foam (SPF) adhesive to its DUOTACK family of roofing adhesive products. DUOTACK SPF was designed to provide quick, efficient adhesion of PVC membranes, insulation and coverboards to approved substrates. According to the manufacturer, the product was developed by Soprema chemists with vast knowledge and experience in the roofing and polyurethane foam industry to provide 50 percent more coverage and a faster flow rate than competing products. It also has usability in multiple applications without the need for extensive inventory and expensive equipment, like pace carts.

DUOTACK SPF is contained in a portable, easy-to-use disposable kit, and tank recycling programs are available locally to eliminate waste. Between the reduced equipment needs and the efficiencies gained from the increased gun flow rates and product yield, it offers the market a more time- and cost-effective means of reliably adhering roofing materials.

“DUOTACK SPF brings the proven performance of our DUOTACK polyurethane formulation to spray foam roofing applications,” explained Eric Younkin, Business Development Manager for Soprema. “This is not an insulation product forced into a roofing application, but rather a technology developed specifically based on deep knowledge of PVC properties, roofing applications and contractor needs. Users receive the strong properties of the DUOTACK line, but can complete jobs faster than ever due to the built-in efficiencies and simplicity of using this product.”

For more information, visit www.soprema.us.

Reinforced EPDM Membrane Offers Tape-to-Tape Technology

JM EPDMJohns Manville unveils a new reinforced EPDM membrane sheet with tape-to-tape technology, JM EPDM R FIT. According to the manufacturer, the product is field tested and proven to speed up installation by as much as four times, leading to lower labor costs. The expense and time involved when using other membranes that require primer is also eliminated since no primer is needed, leading to lower installed costs. The initial bond between tape-to-tape membrane sheets has been measured to be up to 20 percent stronger compared to field-fabricated seams. The watertight seam is never exposed on the rooftop, so the risk of contamination during installation and post installation is minimal.

John Petruzzi, president of FPS Roofing, installed the new product and was impressed with how quickly the crew learned techniques to apply it. “We were sold when we saw for ourselves how fast the seam went together. We were hands-on with the product, the whole crew liked it, and I will continue to use it,” said Petruzzi.

JM EPDM R FIT enables a longer window of application time since the 10-foot-by-100-foot rolls are completely pre-taped. This means there is no waiting on primer to flash off to get to the next step. “Our field tests demonstrate that this product will go down up to four times faster than anything already on the market,” said John Quante, JM EPDM Product Manager, Roofing Systems. “The tape-to-tape creates a stronger initial bond, making the installation more robust from day one. This product evolution will allow roofers to bid more aggressively and no doubt architects and specifiers will see the benefits too.”

For more information, visit www.jm.com/roofing.

Snow-Retention System Utilizes Snap-Fit Design

AceClamp ColosSnapAceClamp offers the Color Snap, a patented snow-retention system that utilizes a snap-fit design. The product ships to roofers with fully assembled, ready-to-install components and snap-in ice clips. The product is available for either standing seam metal roofing or membrane roofing with a variant of the product known as Color Snap-M. According to the company, both varieties offer greater installation flexibility, are easier to install, and help to reduce labor costs by minimizing preparatory tasks.

“We aimed to reduce setup, installation times and labor costs significantly and we’ve had an overwhelming response from our clients on just how cost-saving the Color Snap product can be. We’re happy to let roofers, architects, and engineers know that Color Snap is now available for delivery and that they can count on AceClamp to continue producing innovative solutions and clever products for the greater roofing industry.”

For more information, visit www.aceclamp.com.

New Colors Available for Concrete Roof Tile Line

Boral Roofing LLCBoral Roofing LLC introduces a set of new colors for its signature concrete roof tile line. Inspired by the beach landscape, the six new hues in the collection are particularly well suited to complement homes of the contemporary and transitional architectural styles, according to the manufacturer.

“We are introducing these new colors to address demand among home buyers and owners for highly durable and energy efficient roofing tile in lighter, more neutral shades,” said Rich Thomas, marketing product manager. “Through extensive study of consumer trends, Boral Roofing has discovered a growing desire among buyers for their homes to provide sensorial relief from all the technology and information they absorb daily. Exteriors and interiors alike are being designed with less visual clutter and with cooler, reduced color palettes. Our new color collection reflects these shifts.”

Boral Roofing’s new colors are inspired by the beach landscape. The collection includes new hues in Ashen Blend, Café Sand Blend, Mottled White Blend, Atmosphere Blend, Oceana Blend, and Beach Blonde Blend, with each shade reflecting an element commonly found at the seaside. All these neutral shades summon a sense of understated ease and elegance as cool tones with undertones of grey.

According to the manufacturer, the new collection shares all the many benefits of Boral Roofing’s complete line of concrete tile systems including durability, protection from the elements, and energy efficiency. According to the 2007 NAHB Study on Life Expectancy of Home Components, the tile dramatically reduces the heating and cooling demands of the structure, and concrete tile offers a lengthy lifespan, with a replacement expected every 75 years.

The tile is low maintenance and offers a Class A fire rating. Additionally, the concrete tile lends added benefit to the environment as a product manufactured utilizing abundant, locally-sourced, and naturally occurring geologic material. Boral Roofing’s concrete tile is also fully recyclable at the end of its life on the roof.

The new concrete roof tile colors are available in the Southeast and Northeast United States, as well as in Quebec. The collection may be previewed in Boral Roofing’s Boral Lifestyle Brochure.

For information, visit www.boralamerica.com/roofing.
Boral Roofing LLC

New EagleView Mobile App Provides Streamlined Access to Reports Anywhere

New EagleView Mobile App EagleView Technologies offers a new mobile app for roofing contractors. According to the company, the new app enables contractors to see key measurements quickly, introduces a new dashboard for report access and status updates, and provides the ability to upload user-generated images. Users can download the EagleView app from the iOS App Store.

The app utilizes EagleView’s library of more than 350 million aerial images to provide contractors with accurate measurements at-a-glance, and instant access to their data and reports anytime, anywhere.

EagleView’s own high-resolution images of the property are used to produce a detailed report which is rapidly delivered to the app. Contractors preparing bids can now upload user-generated images from their phone to track their jobs and include in the EagleView report. With all this critical information at their fingertips on the measurements at-a-glance screen, contractors have everything they need to prepare a bid before even visiting the property. The EagleView app also allows contractors to share files on any device and access them at any time in one place.

“We are constantly exploring how to use our technology to improve the way contractors do business, and are extremely excited to share this new app,” said Rishi Daga, CEO of EagleView. “From the clean, easy-to-use interface to the ability to quickly access reports on the go, the EagleView app is going to dramatically improve workflows and make the bidding process a faster, smoother experience for all involved.”

A release on Android platforms is planned for later this spring.

For more information, visit www.eagleview.com.

Waterproofing Membrane Designed to Protect Wood and Metal

MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, introduces DeckWrap PowerBond.

DeckWrap PowerBond is a self-adhering waterproofing membrane that protects the surface of the wood with a highly aggressive, patented PowerBond adhesive system. The membrane aggressive bonds to wood or metal surfaces at temperatures as low as 25°F (-4°C). The membrane also is self-sealing around nails, screws, punctures and other fasteners. The self-sealing properties prevent water penetration to protect the structural elements extending the life of the deck.

DeckWrap PowerBond is suitable for use with treated, untreated and synthetic woods and stops corrosion of metal components that come in contact with ACQ-treated lumber. It is ideal for ledgers, joists, top edges and post applications to protect against premature rot and degradation. The “self-stick” property allows for quick and easy installation. The only tools required are a sharp utility knife.

DeckWrap PowerBond is available in pre-packaged rolls of 3-inches and 6-inches by 75-feet length, and 12-inches width by 25-feet length. Thickness of the membrane is 25 mils. For more information, visit www.mfmbp.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.