Roof Perimeter Safety System Now Features Stainless Steel Adjustable Threaded Parts

FallBan is made in the United States in Jefferson City, Missouri, to meet all your roof fall protection needs. Introduced in 2005 and patented in both the United States and Canada, the FallBan Cableguard System is designed to provide a temporary or permanent safety barrier around the perimeter of the roof. Horizontal steel cables are anchored to the roof and attached to vertical steel stanchions spaced at 20-foot intervals and then tightened to form a barrier to protect anyone on the roof from accidental falls.

According to the company, the addition of stainless steel adjustable threaded parts has made the FallBan Cableguard System better than ever. With just a few simple parts, quickly and easily installed, your roof can be OSHA and/or SOR compliant. Roofing or maintenance on a rooftop, under construction or on an existing structure, installed as a temporary or permanent system, FallBan protects everyone on the roof.

For more information, visit www.fallban.com

High-Performance Screw Fasteners Designed for Stone Coated Steel Roofing Tile

Boral Roofing LLC launches its official line of high-performance Screw Fasteners for use with Stone Coated Steel Roofing Tile. The comprehensive line of screw options is designed for durability and ease of installation. Weather resistant and designed for use in any climate, the best-in-class fasteners have all been performance tested.

According to the manufacturer, All Boral Steel screws are covered with L3 Dura Protec, a corrosion-resistant coating, and panel screw heads are colored to blend with roofing panels and trim. All Boral Steel screws have a finely detailed 0.25-inch Hex Washer Head (HWH), as well as a combination of a sharp T-17 self-tapping point along with H-Low high and low threads to ensure they drive quickly through the multiple layers of steel panels and into the wood decking and battens for fast, easy installation. By using screws to secure the stone coated steel roof panels and accessories, repairs and retrofits with solar, skylights and other roof upgrades in the future are made easier, according to the company.

“This line of screws is the culmination of in-depth company research into various fastener materials and technologies and represents the best options available for use with Stone Coated Steel Roofing,” said Pete Croft, brand manager of steel roofing for Boral Roofing.

Boral Steel’s high-grade carbon screws are corrosion tested to 1,000 hours of Salt Spray (ASTM B117). Boral Steel also offers Stainless Steel Panel screws, which have been tested to 1,500 hours of Salt Spray. These come with black coating on the head and shaft to easily identify them.Every box of panel screws contains a nut driver to ensure easy installation. Each nut driver includes a pre-set magnet.

For additional information on the screw collection, visit https://www.boralroof.com/wp-content/uploads/boral-resource/BoralScrews-0719.pdf. For more information about Boral Roofing, visit www.BoralRoof.com.

New Rescue Harnesses Feature Lightweight Design, Breathable Padding

The Malta Dynamics adds a new line of rescue and retrieval safety harnesses. Featuring a comfortable, lightweight design with breathable padding, the Razorback Elite and Elite MAXX Rescue Harnesses get the job done even when working in confined spaces.

“The built-in rescue handles make this safety harness ideal in situations where you are able to retrieve a down worker,” said David Ivey, Fall Protection Engineer.

According to the company, the Razorback Elite’s lower chest strap is perfect for female workers. Other key features include quick-connect buckles, reflective stitching, a new back D-Ring design and two additional D-Ring attachment points.

“We want to keep you and your workers in the safest and most reliable fall protection systems,” Malta Dynamics President Chris Holland said. “That’s why we never stop innovating.”

The Razorback Elite harnesses are now available in the following lightweight models:

B3001: Razorback Elite Rescue Harness (SML) Weight = 3.8 lbs.

B3002: Razorback Elite Rescue Harness (XL-2XL) Weight = 4 lbs.

B3201: Razorback Elite MAXX Rescue Harness (SML) Weight = 5.5 lbs.

B3202: Razorback Elite MAXX Rescue Harness (XL-2XL) Weight = 5.7 lbs.

This new product launch from Malta Dynamics complements the premium fall protection systems and services offered by the manufacturing company.

For more information, visit www.maltadynamics.com.

Innovative Step Flashing Engineered for Efficiency, Durability and Safety

NuStep Flashing launches its innovative step flashing. The patented high-density polyethylene (HDPE) flashing was specifically designed to provide a faster, easier, and safer way for crews to install step flashing. NuStep ramped up production this spring and introduced the improved product into the Denver market with plans to expand distribution nationally throughout the summer.

After testing early prototypes with contractors and crews, NuStep received a utility patent for its step flashing in December 2018. NuStep Flashing is manufactured from HDPE, making it 75 percent lighter than traditional metal flashing with a pliability that is easier and safer to work with. In addition to the material benefits, each piece of flashing has two color options.

“It is well documented year-after-year that roofing is one of the most dangerous jobs,” said Noah Schum, Chief Operating Officer at NuStep. “Small product improvements like reducing total weight up-and-down the ladder or eliminating sharp edges go a long way in protecting crews and reducing dangerous situations.” 

According to the company, NuStep Flashing is manufactured in the U.S.A. and every production run goes through extensive testing using the American Society of Testing and Materials (ASTM) process for impact, tensile, puncture resistance, and UV exposure. NuStep Flashing has been recognized and certified by the International Code Counsel (ICC ESR-3731) and backed by a limited lifetime warranty.

 “Anytime you release a product into a segment that has not been challenged in a while you face a certain level of skepticism.” said Schum. “But we embrace that; the roadmap is there. You can look back at Trex in decking, or Pex in plumbing. The roofing industry is seeing a lot of great innovation, and we are excited to be a part of it. Once you get this product in your hands, it is easy to see the benefit. “

For more information, visit www.nustepflashing.com.

Utility Mounting System for Metal Roofs

S-5! introduces the universal GripperFix utility system for standing seam, exposed-fastened, and trapezoidal metal roof profiles. Mount almost anything with this safe and cost-effective system that uses only struts, S-5! clamps or brackets and tabs. Install HVAC, satellite dishes, inverters, conduit, communication equipment, service walkways, light fixtures, and more without using improper materials that can compromise both the equipment and the integrity of the roof itself. Using concrete blocks for ballast is unsafe and causes destructive corrosion. According to the manufacturer, this all-aluminum and stainless system will last the life of the roof.

For more information, visit www.S-5.com

Rotating Deck Anchor Features 360-Degree Self-Orienting D-Ring

The FallTech Rotating Deck Anchor is designed for maximum versatility and safety with a 360-degree self-orienting D-ring for use in temporary fall arrest or restraint applications. The reusable Rotating Deck Anchor is designed for installation onto exposed #10 rebar and threaded rod and is secured with user-supplied rebar wing nut or hex nut.

The anchor is designed for installation onto 1-inch diameter exposed threaded rod or exposed #10 rebar. It features a plated stainless steel anchoring plate, steel plated D-ring and bushing, and its 360-degree self-orienting D-ring follows the user’s movement. The product requires a user-supplied fastener to complete the installation. According to the manufacturer, the product meets ANSI Z359.18-2017 and OSHA 1926.502,1910.66.

A Youtube video of the product is available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2xUOY-6nx0s.

For more information, visit http://falltech.com

Shingle Line Available in Six New Cool Colors

IKO expands its Cambridge Cool Colors shingle line with six new colors that have an increased Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of 20-plus, exceeding California’s Title 24 minimum standard by 25 percent. The four darker-toned color selections are a first for the industry – a heavily demanded option for the homeowners of California. 

The expansion of this line offers three distinct color blends ranging from COOL PLUS, COOL and Natural COOL. The COOL PLUS color selection includes the darker options of Weatherwood, Harvard Slate, Dual Brown and Graphite Black. COOL shingles are available in SRI 20-plus in the medium color blends Canyon Oak and Sand Dune. With the new spread of color ranges, IKO’s Cool Colors now totals to nine color blend options. The original color range, NATURAL COOL, has an SRI of 16-plus with an added benefit of Dual Grey also being algae resistant and Arctic White having the highest SRI of 23-plus. 

“As the city and county of Los Angeles have increased their Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) requirements from the state’s required 16 to 20, we saw an opportunity to be proactive for our customers and develop a product that meets the new requirement,” stated Mark Okland, product development manager, North America. “To achieve an SRI rating of 20-plus, IKO embedded granules with infrared-reflective pigments. This transmits less of the sun’s solar energy into the attic. Six of our nine color options, including the highly anticipated medium and darker-toned color options, will meet or exceed the new SRI 20 standard.” 

Over the past two years, IKO, along with its third-party pigment supplier, has developed proprietary reflective colored granules for the COOL and COOL PLUS shingles so that they meet advanced standards while giving the homeowner a wide range of options to fit their specific tastes and desired curb appeal. 

In addition to energy efficiency, three Cambridge Cool Colors bundles cover precisely 100 square feet, according to the company, which means accurate measurements and an exact number of shingles in every package, every time. Cool Colors have the same “advantage” size benefit as other popular Cambridge shingles — 12 percent larger exposure than most competitors’ comparable products, according to the manufacturer. Because of their bigger profile, installation of Cambridge shingles is not only faster and easier for contractors, but it also creates a dramatic finished appearance and lowers job costs associated with excess materials and labor. Matching or complementary IKO UltraHP High Profile Ridge Cap Shingles are available to protect vulnerable roof areas and to create a truly stunning roofline.

For more information, visit www.iko.com

New Cut-Resistant Gloves Designed to Prevent Jobsite Injuries

PrimeSource Building Products introduces a new range of cut-resistant gloves under its GRX brand. According to the manufacturer, the new range will meet the demands of American contractors and workers, who are looking for better cut protection, and more durability and value, without sacrificing comfort or dexterity.

“GRX offers workers the latest glove technology in comfort, fit and performance,” said Jarrett Adams, Director of Building Accessories. “We’re adding more cut-resistance options for workers while offering the same levels of breathability and dexterity. This is a strong package to increase job-site safety, which is a big push for us.”

Some of the main features of the new GRX cut-resistant glove line include:

·The 700 Series features PalmWick Breathable Palm Technology, which allows the hand to breathe on the palm side of the glove. The special nitrile coating allows sweat and moisture to wick away through the palm.

·The 600 Series features the ExaGrip Latex Palm, which combines best in class durability and grip. This proprietary palm coating can handle the toughest and most abrasive tasks.

·The 500 Series features classic polyurethane palm coatings in multiple styles, offering an ergonomic fit in traditional cut-resistant liners.

According to the company, each series offers a great grip in wet, dry, and abrasive applications. The gloves are available in sizes S-XXL

“Our time on the jobsite with contractors showed that workers would often remove their cut-resistant gloves to perform certain tasks. We found that this was due to the gloves either being inflexible and bulky, or not breathable, which left workers hands hot and uncomfortable. With GRX gloves, workers will not need to take them off to perform dexterous tasks, this increases worker safety,” said Adams. “Our new technology is like a second skin that breathes and provides and a higher level of hand protection than anyone has been able to offer.”

The new cut-resistant technology meets ANSI standards and comes in a range of ANSI A-2 (500 grams to cut) for light to medium cut protection, all the way up to ANSI A-6 (6,000 grams to cut) for extreme cut hazards on the job. 

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the National Safety Council, the average hand injury claim now exceeds $6,000, with lost time workers’ compensation claims reaching nearly $7,500. The average reported hand injury results in six days off work. Hand injuries are the second most common injury on the jobsite, with cuts and lacerations being the number one hand injury.

 “Hand injuries sideline millions of American workers every year, “Adams said. “Our cut-resistant GRX gloves are designed to help workers avoid injury. This ensures the gloves are being worn, not left on their belt.” 

For more information, visit www.primesourcebp.com.

Louver Wall Vent Designed Specifically for Single-Ply Roofing Systems

FlashCo releases the FlashVent Louver Wall Vent for single-ply roofing systems. The Louver Wall Vent is a pre-fabricated, gravity vent designed for venting applications of parapet and other walls located on low-slope roofs. The vent can be fastened between two wall studs or via the coated metal flange prior to heat welding the pre-attached membrane flange. 

According to the manufacturer, the FlashCo Louver Vents are a major time-saver for roofing contractors. The vents are made in a controlled, factory environment and can be quickly and easily installed in minutes on the roof, eliminating the need for field fabrication. In addition, the product removes the need for the caulking, and installs with fewer penetrations, thereby eliminating the potential leaks and required maintenance involved with other louver vent options. 

“We’ve seen what roofers have to go though in the field trying to construct louver vents and we took all of the issues and solved them with our Louver Vent design,” said FlashCo President Greg Morrow. “It’s much faster to install and is maintenance free. Plus, we are making these in all of our five factory locations where we stock all the major membrane brands. Given the time and costs that roofers have been using with other methods, the FlashCo Louver Vent is already proving to be a real winner.” 

FlashCo’s Louver Vents are made from constructed metal, painted or bonderized, with a thermoplastic metal and membrane front flange to easily integrate with TPO or PVC systems. In addition, the Louver Vents can be fabricated to integrate with EPDM systems. Sizes include: 

• White 14” x 18” (in stock) 

• White 12” x 12” 

• White 12” x 18” 

• White 14” x 12” 

• White 14” x 24” 

• Bonderized 14” x 18” 

For more information, visit www.FlashCoMfg.com.

New Personal Fall Arrest Systems Available in Complete Kits

Malta Dynamics’ new line of Personal Fall Arrest System bags is designed for safety and convenience. Available with 25-foot and 50-foot options, these personal fall arrest systems are designed to be convenient, save time and ensure the safety of crew members working at heights.

This complete all-purpose and ready-to-go carry bag includes:

  • A full body harness
  • A 25-foot or 50-foot vertical lifeline assembly with a shock pack and positioning device with a lanyard extension
  • One heavy-duty reusable anchor
  • A durable bag with a detachable, adjustable shoulder strap and handles

According to the manufacturer, all components meet ANSI regulations and OSHA requirements, including ANSI Z359.13-13, ANSI A10.32-12, OSHA 1926 Subpart M, and OSHA 1910.

“The PFAS Kit is the ultimate solution when you or your staff work at heights,” said Malta Dynamics President Chris Holland. “The portable unit allows you to save time, show up to the jobsite prepared and feel confident about the fall protection equipment you are using each day.”

Find your fall protection solution in one convenient bag today.

For more information, visit www.maltadynamics.com.