Custom Single-Ply Accessories

New custom single-ply accessories from Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. make it easy for contractors to deliver professional-looking TPO and PVC roofing systems when the aesthetic of the roof is key and accessories in standard sizes and configurations will not work.

The new program is an extension of the company’s existing collection of prefabricated accessories. Designed for use on unusually sized or shaped roof protrusions that will not accommodate standard accessories, the custom accessories provide a neater, more polished appearance than is possible with field wrapping. 

Seven types of accessories are available – round boots (split and closed), square tube wraps (split and closed), conical boots (split and closed), scuppers (throughwall and overflow), curbs, breather vents (one-way and two-way), and sub base and boot assemblies. 

Accessories for TPO roofing systems are available in White, Tan, Gray and the five TPO Colorway colors – Patina Green, Medium Bronze, Rock Brown, Slate Gray and Terra Cotta. Accessories for PVC roofing systems are available in White, Tan and Gray.

To request a quote, contractors can complete an easy-to-use order form, specifying the roofing system type, the accessory dimensions needed, and the color desired. A grid section allows contractors to sketch protrusions to provide additional details. Completed accessories are typically shipped within three days of order placement.

Breather vents, sub base and boot assemblies, and custom-drawn accessories are not approved for use in projects seeking a Mule-Hide system warranty. 

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Mule-Hide Products Announces New Regional Directors

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has promoted Ken Schultz to regional director for the West and Midwest regions and Rob Keating to regional director for the Northeast region.

A 19-year veteran of the roofing industry, Schultz has led Mule-Hide Products’ West region since 2017, first as regional manager and then regional director. He now adds oversite of the Midwest region to his responsibilities. He joined Mule-Hide Products in 2016 as a technical representative. He began his career as a general manager at Owens Corning and then served as a warranty investigator for Firestone Building Products. He studied at the University of Indianapolis.

Keating had served as territory manager for Mule-Hide Products’ South Jersey territory since 2014. He came to Mule-Hide Products from TRUFAST, where he had been Northeast regional manager for six years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in marketing from Penn State University.

“Ken and Rob are both outstanding leaders,” said Mule-Hide Products Managing Director Dan Williams. “They have been major contributors to Mule-Hide’s success, and I have no doubt that they will continue to accomplish great things.”

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Mule-Hide Products Co. Launches Redesigned, Enhanced Website

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has redesigned its mulehide.com website, making it faster and easier for contractors, specifiers and property managers to access the information they need when designing, installing, maintaining or repairing Mule-Hide low-slope roofing systems.

The home page gives visitors several user-friendly avenues for getting product information. Simply scroll down to see the latest additions to the Mule-Hide Products catalog, investigate individual product categories or explore by roofing system type. Each route leads to a wealth of information, including brochures, product data sheets, safety data sheets, technical bulletins, detail drawings, installation guides, training videos, design guides, answers to frequently asked questions, and warranty-related information. 

An improved search function combs all product information and documents with one click and divides the results into three categories – Products, Documents and Videos – to help users quickly find the desired information or materials. Users can then add multiple documents to a cart for quick downloading.

An enhanced submittal builder tool streamlines the process of requesting customized submittal packages containing all necessary documents and drawings.

Recent blog posts, a calendar of upcoming trade shows and a link to Mule-Hide Products’ monthly newsletter for contractors also are featured on the home page.

The new site was designed by Iowa Computer Gurus of Ankeny, Iowa.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. Announces New Managing Director

Dan Williams has been promoted to managing director of Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. In his new role, he will be responsible for all aspects of the company’s business performance.

Williams had been executive director of organizational development at ABC Supply Co. Inc., the parent company of Mule-Hide Products, where he was responsible for the company’s education, recruiting and sales development teams. He has worked at ABC Supply for 27 years, first as an outside sales representative and then as a branch manager, Arizona district manager and director of education.

“Dan’s wealth of experience makes him the perfect person to lead Mule-Hide Products’ associates and ensure our customers’ success,” said Brad Money, vice president of ABC Supply’s divisional operations. “With him at the helm, Mule-Hide Products will continue to find innovative new ways to meet the needs of contractors, architects and property managers and build on its reputation for delivering premium-quality products backed by unmatched service and technical expertise.”

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com and www.abcsupply.com

New Low-Rise Adhesive Offers Greater Elongation and Tensile Strength

Mule-Hide Products Co. introduces Helix Max Low-Rise Adhesive, a two-component, construction-grade polyurethane foam adhesive designed to bond approved roof insulations, thermal barriers, cover boards and fleece-back single-ply membranes (TPO, PVC and PVC KEE) to a wide variety of roofing substrates. It replaces Mule-Hide Helix Low-Rise Adhesive.

According to the manufacturer, Helix Max Low-Rise Adhesive delivers the quick, low-odor application and strong adhesion that have made Helix Low-Rise Adhesive a go-to choice for roofing contractors, while also offering greater elongation and tensile strength, the ability to be applied in colder temperatures, and the additional packaging option of convenient 5-gallon jug sets.

Like the original Helix, Helix Max is applied in a single step, saving crews time and hassle. Both parts of the adhesive are ready to use from the container and are applied simultaneously in a 1:1 ratio through a static mix tip. It eliminates the need for mechanical fasteners, maintaining a continuous vapor retarder, preventing thermal bridging and protecting the structural integrity of the roof deck.

Helix Max can be applied in colder temperatures, helping prevent weather-related delays. The substrate and ambient temperature must be above 25 degrees Fahrenheit when applying Helix Max, compared to 32 degrees with the original Helix.

According to the company, elongation of up to 150 percent and increased tensile strength ensure an exceptionally strong bond. Superior wind uplift resistance enables Helix Max to be used on taller buildings and in higher wind zones. The adhesive also is better able to withstand extreme temperatures.

Full-spray splatter application when installing fleece-back membranes provides superior hail resistance and improved energy efficiency. Puncture resistance is increased by 33 percent to 50 percent when full-spray splatter application is used. A continuous layer of Helix Max increases a roofing system’s R-value by 0.20 to 0.50 per layer.

The addition of 5-gallon jug sets provides a convenient packaging option for use with low-pressure spray equipment. Made of plastic, the jugs are easily moved around the jobsite and will not dent during transportation or if dropped. Handles on the jugs’ tops and sides make them easy to load onto dispensing equipment. The containers resist moisture, preventing contamination of the adhesive. 

Helix Max is low-odor and solvent-free and contains no volatile organic compounds (VOCs), chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) or hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), making it crew-, building occupant- and environment-friendly.

In addition to the new 5-gallon jug sets, Helix Max is available in twin-pack cartridges, tanks, and 15- and 50-gallon drums.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Silicone Roof Coating Finish Coat Available in Seven New Colors

Mule-Hide Products Co.adds seven colors of 100% Silicone Roof Coating finish coat to its Silicone Roof Coating System, providing new options for creating beautiful, durable, low-maintenance roofs and ensuring crew safety.Green, Charleston Green, Brown, Terra Cotta and Tinners Red give building owners a broad color palette to choose from when restoring metal roofs that are visible from ground level or other high-profile vantage points.Safety Red and Safety Yellow can be used to create “warning tracks” around roof perimeters, skylights and other areas where fall protection is required.

According to the company, Mule-Hide Products’ Silicone Roof Coating System can be used to restore and repair a wide variety of roofing substrates, delivering low-maintenance, watertight performance and significantly delaying the need for costly and disruptive tear-offs. The coatings can be applied to a wide array of roofing substrates, including metal, EPDM, TPO, aged PVC, aged acrylic coatings, concrete, asphalt built-up roofs, granulated modified bitumen roofs and new spray-applied polyurethane foam.

Low water absorption provides superior resistance to ponding water. A quick cure time makes same-day recoating possible. The system also controls damage caused by ultraviolet radiation, reduces thermal shock and seals water entry points.The solvent-free formulas comply with volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations throughout North America.The finish coats can be applied using a brush, roller or airless sprayer. In addition to the seven new colors, 100% Silicone Roof Coating is available in White, Gray, Tan and Black. The new colors are sold in 5-gallon pails.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com

Mule-Hide Products Co. Launches New TPO Installation Training Videos

New training videos from Mule-Hide Products Co. guide viewers through the steps of correctly installing TPO roofing systems and completing essential maintenance and repair tasks, helping contractors deliver roofing systems that provide long-lasting, hassle-free performance.

The 26 videos cover installing mechanically attached and fully adhered TPO systems; insulation attachment; proper techniques for seaming, flashing and installing accessories; and best practices for completing common maintenance and repair jobs. 

The videos’ combination of live-action footage and animation create an engaging learning experience for viewers. Explanations of not only what to do, but the reasons for doing things, ensure that novice roofers and veteran contractors alike will learn something.

The video libraries can be accessed on the Mule-Hide Products YouTube channel  (youtube.com/user/MuleHideVideos/videos) or on mulehide.com.

For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. Names Managing Director

Bryan Olson has been promoted to managing director of Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc., a subsidiary corporation of ABC Supply Co. Inc. In this position, Olson will build on the momentum that former President Jonathan Shepard and his team created before Shepard’s promotion to vice president of ABC Supply’s Southwest Region.

Prior to his promotion, Olson was the director of merchandising and exterior systems for L&W Supply. Olson joined L&W Supply when the company acquired NexGen Building Supply in May 2018. During his time as general manager of NexGen Building Supply, sales tripled, and the company gained significant market share throughout the Midwest. Olson has also held executive leadership positions in the stone and tile industry after graduating from the University of Kansas.

As managing director of Mule-Hide Products, Olson will be responsible for the complete business performance of the company, which offers low-slope roofing products, including membranes, adhesives, sealants and coatings.

“Bryan is going to help take Mule-Hide Products to the next level. He has a proven track record for success in the building products industry and delivering results,” said Brad Money, vice president of ABC Supply’s divisional operations. “Our associates are in great hands under his leadership.”

For more information, visit www.abcsupply.com.

New Membrane Delivers UL Class A Fire Rating

Designed for attachment directly to plywood and oriented strand board (OSB) roof decks, new TPO Fleece Back FR membranes from Mule-Hide Products Co. deliver a UL Class A fire rating without the need for a fire-retardant barrier board or slip sheet.

“TPO Fleece Back FR is ideally suited for use in the West, where fire is a significant concern and building codes require many buildings to have Class A fire-rated roofing systems,” said Ken Schultz, West regional director for Mule-Hide Products. “Building owners get the necessary Class A fire rating. Contractors get a faster, easier installation by eliminating the need to add a fire-retardant barrier.”

Fleece reinforcement gives the membrane an added layer of protection against punctures. Splinters from OSB and plywood roof decks will not create holes in the membrane – a common issue when standard membranes are attached directly to these materials. More puncture-resistant than modified bitumen membranes, it stands up to hail and damaging debris exceptionally well.

Large sheet sizes and a wide window of weldability make installation quick and easy. TPO Fleece Back FR is available in 10-by-50-foot and 10-by-100-foot sizes; this is significantly larger than typical modified bitumen sheets, reducing the number of seams to weld by 67 percent. The ability to weld at wide ranges of temperature and humidity also means fewer stops to adjust the settings on the automatic welder and perform a test weld.

TPO Fleece Back FR membranes remain flexible in low temperatures and offer excellent resistance to impacts. They also stand up to acids, bases and restaurant exhaust emissions without degradation.

Like all Mule-Hide Products TPO membranes, TPO Fleece Back FR membranes include the Mule-Hide Products Weathering Package, ensuring that the membrane will withstand exposure to severe climate conditions. The weathering package is comprised of three heat-stabilizing antioxidants, three ultraviolet (UV) light stabilizers and two UV light absorbers, making the membrane highly resistant to heat, sun, ozone and oxidation.

TPO Fleece Back FR membranes contain no chlorine, plasticizers or volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and are odor-free, making them an environment-, crew- and building occupant-friendly choice. 

For more information, visitwww.mulehide.com.

Versatile Adhesive Goes on 60 Percent Faster, Flashes Off Quickly

The new AeroWeb Low-VOC Aerosol Contact Adhesive/Primer from Mule-Hide Products Co. was designed to boost productivity. According to the manufacturer, the product delivers aggressive adhesion and a quick drying time while going on as much as 60 percent faster than traditional roller-applied adhesives.

The new adhesive can be used in a wide variety of applications, including adhering standard TPO and standard EPDM membranes to horizontal and vertical surfaces; adhering fleece back membranes to vertical surfaces; enhancing the bond between Mule-Hide F5 Air & Vapor Barrier and various substrates; and priming unexposed asphalt prior to applying Mule-Hide Helix Low-Rise Adhesive for insulation attachment.

AeroWeb’s low-VOC (volatile organic compound), methylene chloride-free formula provides powerful adhesion and a quick drying time in a wide range of temperatures, helping contractors avoid weather-related delays. It can be applied as an adhesive or primer in ambient temperatures as low as 25 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fast, even aerosol application saves crews time while also increasing the coverage rate. Applied using a self-contained spray system, AeroWeb goes on up to 60 percent faster than traditional roller-applied adhesives. The web-like spray pattern also means that the adhesive must be applied to just 75 percent of the surface, versus 100 percent coverage with roller-applied adhesives.

A short tack time and long application window further boost crew productivity. AeroWeb flashes off in less than five minutes, so crews aren’t kept waiting. AeroWeb then remains sticky longer, enabling crews to work with larger sections of membrane.

According to the company, setup is minimal and clean-up of tools and surfaces is fast and easy using UN-TACK safe solvent or mineral spirits. AeroWeb complies with VOC-related regulations in all 50 states. It is sold in #40 cylinders filled with 30 pounds of adhesive. One cylinder typically covers 1,000 square feet when used as a contact adhesive.

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