New Line of ANSI-Rated Safety Helmets

Protecting workers on the job from potential head injuries is vital to most workforce safety plans. Whether you’re restoring power at great heights or working daily on the construction site, you rely on your safety helmet to keep you safe while on the job. The new line of Ridgeline XR7 Safety Helmets from Pyramex Safety is the company’s latest addition to its trusted Ridgeline series, incorporating expertly designed features like a comfortable breakaway chin strap which secures the hat and offers protection from strangulation should a major fall occur, as well as the ability to attach earmuff and face shield accessories to adapt to the needs of any work environment.

The new Ridgeline XR7 Safety Helmet is constructed of ABS/PC material that’s not only ultra-lightweight, it offers superior strength and increased heat resistance. It’s easy to adjust with a 6-point ratchet suspension system ensuring a personalized fit. A soft four-point PU breakaway chin strap ensures all-day wearing comfort while keeping the helmet securely fastened. Removal is simple with a quick release of the breakaway clip. Easily adjust height and angle options for the suspension, as well as adjust it from 6-1/2 to 8 head size via an easy to grasp knob to help you find the most comfortable position on your head.

The Ridgeline XR7 meets ANSI Z89.1-2014 Type I, Class E and CE EN 397:2012 +A1:2012 safety standards, so wearers can be confident they are well protected while on the job. Safety helmet adapter, earmuff and face shield accessories are also available (sold separately) to customize the Ridgeline XR7 and adapt to individual working conditions. The Ridgeline XR7 is available in a wide variety of colors including: White, Slate Gray, Black Graphite, Yellow, Hi-vis Lime and Blue. Custom imprinting is also available.

For more information, visit www.pyramexsafety.com.

Expanded Line of Coping Systems for Commercial Roofing Applications

OMG EdgeSystems rebranded its popular line of PermaSnap Coping systems to include the former QuickSnap Coping products. The re-named and expanded product line includes four products that provide contractors with more choices for every type of commercial application. They include:

  • PermaSnap — formerly QuickSnap — for walls from 6 – 24-inches wide.
  • PermaSnap Plus — formerly QuickSnap Plus — for walls from 6 – 32-inches wide.
  • PermaSnap Premier — formerly PermaSnap — for walls from 4 – 24-inches wide.
  • PermaSnap Premier Plus—- formerly PermaSnap Plus – for walls from 4 – 32-inches wide.

All PermaSnap products include self-locating pre-punched clips, matching concealed splices with integral gutter system to channel water back onto the roof, and snap-on coping caps to enhance rooftop productivity. According to the manufacturer, the PermaSnap family offers some of the highest wind performance in the industry with test values up to 329 PSF (vertical) and 190 PSF (horizontal).

“PermaSnap has become synonymous with superior productivity and superior performance in commercial coping systems,” said Karan Patel, product manager for OMG EdgeSystems. “With the expanded line, contractors now have choices for every type of commercial roofing application.”

The PermaSnap Family of products are supplied in convenient 10-foot lengths and available with face heights in sizes ranging from 3.25 inches to 12 inches to accommodate most applications. Snap-on covers are available in more than 100 colors and finishes in 22 and 24-gauge galvanized steel; .040-in., .050-in., .063-in., or .080-in. aluminum; and 22 and 24-gauge Stainless Steel. In addition, the PermaSnap family is available with a full assortment of inside/outside miters, end caps, sumps and spill-outs.

According to the company, all PermaSnap products are easy to install and manufactured in new manufacturing cells at OMG EdgeSystems in Asheville, North Carolina that were specifically designed to maximize manufacturing quality and shorten lead times for faster customer delivery.

“Our customers have been looking for shorter delivery times,” said Patel, “and we are happy to have the expertise and manufacturing capability to deliver.”

PermaSnap and PermaSnap Plus are ES-1 tested only for non-Factory Mutual projects. PermaSnap Premier and PermaSnap Premier Plus are both ES-1 tested and approved for use by Factory Mutual.

For additional information, please contact OMG EdgeSystems customer service at 800.892.9173, visit www.OMGEdgeSystems.com, or contact your local OMG field sales representative.

New House-Branded Synthetic Roof Underlayment

Gulfeagle Supply announces new house branded synthetic roof underlayment; Gulfeagle SecureGrip25 manufactured by Continental Materials, Inc. (CMI).

This synthetic underlayment is proprietary to Gulfeagle and will offer roofing contractors an industry leading product and warranty. The Gulfeagle SecureGrip25 is a 48’ wide 250’ long, provided in the “Gulfeagle blue” and boasts a 90 day exposure rating and a 25 year material warranty. The Gulfeagle underlayment is made with ultra violet inhibitors in all 4 layers of construction and each roll carries a tracking number for total traceability and quality assurance.

President of Gulfeagle Supply, Brad Resch, stated that “Gulfeagle identified a need to provide a highquality roof underlayment at a competitive price for our roofing contractor customers. We wanted something that improved their installations & efficiency but was reliable and available across all of our branches. CMI was able to provide us all of that in a product and make it for us in a great color that is all our own.”

“Gulfeagle was early to identify a trend in house-branding synthetic roof underlayment. This product gives us the ability to be consistent and uniform in our offering to our roofing customers. Whethervinstalling asphalt shingles, residential metal or even composite shingles, roofers should know that whenvthey select Gulfeagle SecureGrip25 roof underlayment they will receive the same great performingvproduct every time. Our contractors come to trust the product like they trust Gulfeagle.” says VicevPresident of Purchasing & Marketing, Stephanie Rich.

“We are very proud to be the manufacturer of Gulfeagle’s new roof underlayment. Working closely withvthe Gulfeagle team we were able to put together a product that is uniquely theirs and we will supportvtheir offering just as we do with all underlayment products we produce”, offered Mark Hinterlong, Director of Underlayments for CMI.

For more information, visit www.gulfeagle.com.

Expanded Shingle Line Offers Enhanced Products With Algae-Fighting Technology

GAF announces the latest expansion of its residential product line with the newly enhanced Timberline American Harvest shingles (Timberline AH), now featuring proprietary GAF StainGuard Plus and LayerLock technologies across its range of distinct color blends.

Roofing contractors may now offer GAF’s most feature-rich residential shingle to homeowners, including time-release algae-fighting technology, fast and accurate installation with LayerLock technology, which is also eligible for a WindProven limited wind warranty when installed with four qualifying accessories.

“We are leading the industry forward with new and advanced technologies that aim to provide the highest level of comprehensive protection for our customers,” said David Ellis, GAF Vice President of Residential Marketing. “These shingles are fast and easy to install, while also offering long-term performance benefits that help protect roofs against blue-green algae discoloration and wind.”

According to the company, compared to more traditional copper-coated granules, StainGuard Plus time-release technology delivers long-lasting algae fighting power and a 25-year limited warranty against blue-green algae discoloration, thanks to its specially engineered capsules infused with copper microsites.

GAF Timberline AH shingles are engineered for fast and accurate installation, with the industry’s largest nailing area powered by LayerLock technology. New Timberline AH shingles offer up to 99.9 percent nailing accuracy and up to 30 percent faster nail fastening during installation vs. Timberline HD shingles. 

For more information, visit https://www.gaf.com/ah

New Line of Rooftop Fall Arrest Systems

Kee Safety, Inc. introduces its comprehensive line of Kee Rigid Anchors fall arrest systems to provide personal fall protection in tie-back applications including suspended platforms, window washing, equipment tie-back, and general rooftop maintenance and repair operations. Available in stock for shipment within 24 hours, they are designed to withstand a pull-out force of 5,000 lbs. applied in any direction and meet applicable OSHA, ANSI, and Cal/OSHA standards, Kee Safety states.

New Kee Rigid Anchors are galvanized for corrosion resistance and durability, easy to install, and have insulated posts to stop conductivity and provide for temperature consistency on the building, according to the company. The product line includes five standard options to meet a wide range of building and roof types:

  • Bolt on style clamps directly onto new or existing structural steel using patented and proprietary BeamClamp steel-to-steel connectors.
  • Bolt around style bolts around structures of steel, concrete or wood using connector rods and a backer plate.
  • Cast-in-place style casts directly onto new concrete roof slabs of minimum grade 3000 psi and 7-inch thickness.
  • Epoxy adhesive style fastens onto concrete roof slabs of minimum grade 3000 psi and 8-inch thickness.
  • Weld on style welds directly onto new or existing structural steel.

All five Kee Rigid Anchors options are available in three diverse attachment points, depending on application, Kee Safety said. They can be fitted with a forged D-Ring system, Stainless Steel U-Bar model, or a Tapped Hole option for horizontal lifelines. The company also offers custom-design and manufacturing services for anchoring installations that may require different sizes and solutions.

Standards and codes met include OSHA 29 CFR 1910.66 for powered platforms, OSHA 29 CFR 1910.140 for personal fall protection, Cal/OSHA Title 8 Regulations Section 3291 for permanent rooftop installations, ANSI/IWCA I-14.1 for window cleaning safety, ANSI Z359.18 for anchorage connector safety requirements and active fall protection systems, and ANSI/AISC 360-16 specification for structural steel buildings.

For more information, visit www.KeeSafety.com.

New Line of Cleaning and Disinfecting Products

The Garland Company, Inc. launches its innovative Defense Force line of high-performance products designed to either clean, disinfect and/or protect commercial facilities. The flagship Defense Force product is D7, a safe and effective EPA-registered antimicrobial disinfectant that kills bacteria, fungi, germs and viruses in minutes and has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to the coronavirus/COVID-19. It can be applied to hard, non-porous interior and exterior surfaces, providing the assurance of clean and safe facilities. D7 is easily mixed and applied with standard sprayers. There is no specialized training required for the application of D7, so disinfection can take place almost immediately.

The Defense Force product line also includes Clear-Shield, a patented, clear acrylic water-based solution designed to protect a roof’s existing surface. The nontoxic solution includes antimicrobial products that, in turn, protect the coating itself. Clear-Shield can be sprayed or roller applied to gravel and mineral-surfaced modified bitumen and single-ply roofs. Clean-Shieldrounds out the line and is a biodegradable, nontoxic cleaning solution formulated to safely and effectively clean, brighten and restore a variety of masonry substrates. Clean-Shield penetrates the surface and chemically reacts to remove contaminants and deposits like hard water stains, efflorescence, dirt, algae, mold, mildew, rust and other hard to remove contaminants.

For more information, visit www.garlandco.com

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 High-Performance House Wrap

Benjamin Obdyke, Inc., offers a new and improved Flatwrap HP house wrap. Flatwrap HP is a high performance house wrap designed for use in non-absorptive cladding applications or in conjunction with a rainscreen for other applications. According to the manufacturer, the product offers superior durability via a trilaminate polypropylene substrate. The trilaminate design protects the water hold out layer from damage during install. Flatwrap HP can be installed as an air barrier and is also breathable with an ideal perm rating between 10 and 20 perms per building science research. The product can be exposed for 120 days before cladding install and offers a gray, low-glare surface for easy install. 

“We’re excited for this update to the Flatwrap HP product line,” said Tara Murray, director of marketing at Benjamin Obdyke. “With the latest version, we’ve been able to improve the performance while also adjusting the price point to be more accessible in the residential channel.  It’s important to us to provide category-leading products. Flatwrap HP is an ideal addition to our ‘good, better, best’ options for exterior moisture protection.”

Available in 3-foot, 5 foot, and 9-foot sizes, Flatwrap HP offers a size option to fit project needs.  The product contributes to the 25-year system warranty for Obdyke’s rainscreen products, Slicker MAX and Slicker Classic. Flatwrap HP offers a 10-year standard product warranty and a 15 year system warranty when used one of the HydroFlash products from Benjamin Obdyke’s comprehensive flashing line. 

“Our goal at Benjamin Obdyke is to be a ‘one-stop-shop’ for exterior moisture protection,” Murray said. “The new Flatwrap HP allows us to bring a higher level of housewrap performance to the residential category at a competitive price point. We strive to educate the market on how to apply the right protection solution, consideration of climate, cladding, and budget.  Flatwrap is a great option for vinyl siding applications, but strongly encourage a drainable wrap or rainscreen for any cladding that absorbs moisture.”

For more information, visit BenjaminObdyke.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