Metal Nailers Offer Alternative in Wake of Lumber Shortage

OMG Roofing Products offers EdgeBox RI, an engineered metal alternative to traditional wood nailers, to provide roofing contractors with an alternative to wood nailers during an unprecedented lumber shortage and related price increase. According to the company, EdgeBox RI is a more economical option that can help improve rooftop productivity and roof performance. 

The EdgeBox RI system is made of heavy-duty 20-gauge galvanized steel with reinforcing spines that will not rot, twist, or split like traditional lumber. The product is ANSI/SPRI/FM 4435/ES-1 tested and Factory Mutual approved with an FM 1-540 perimeter rating and FM 1-360 corner rating. In addition, EdgeBox RI is compatible with most commercial roofing systems, and available in any size to match existing nailers, up to 16-inches square.

“We are seeing lots of interest and increased sales of EdgeBox RI, due to the national lumber shortage,” said Karan Patel, product manager for OMG EdgeSystems. “Lumber prices have increased by nearly 50 percent in some areas since the beginning of the year. During the same time, EdgeBox pricing has remained steady, and offers a better performing solution to contractors and building owners alike.”

Not only does EdgeBox RI provide a solid substrate onto which finished edge metal such as fascia systems can be attached, but each 10-foot section can be filled with insulation to provide a higher R-value than traditional wood nailers.  As such, EdgeBox RI enables contractors to offer building owners the same R-Value on the perimeter of the roof as in the field without compromising the integrity of the edge condition.

Factory Mutual Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1-49 provides specific requirements for securing multiple layers of wood nailers, which can add time and labor to the installation process. By comparison, EdgeBox RI is custom made to the required size, so there is nothing to build-up or stagger, and comes with pre-punched holes for easy installation to the substrate. EdgeBox RI is also fully compatible with OMG fascia, coping, and gutter assemblies. 

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com

Insulated Heating Boxes and Wraps Available for Adhesive Canisters

To extend the roofing season with OlyBond500 Canisters, OMG Roofing Products now offers Powerblanket Foam Box Heaters and Powerblanket Wraps. Insulated Powerblanket Foam Box Heaters are 16 inches square and provide uniform heat of 100° F (38° C) to one carton containing an OlyBond500 Canister. Insulated Powerblanket Wraps measure 20 by 45 inches, enabling complete single-canister coverage and are pre-set to 90° F (32° C). Both Wraps and Box Heaters are designed to maximize adhesive yield by minimizing waste of temperature-sensitive insulation adhesives such as OlyBond500. All Powerblanket products operate on standard 120 volt current and come with a 6-foot power cord. 

“For proper application and performance, it is critical that the canister adhesive is stored and dispensed at about 70° F (21° C),” said Jim Lavallee, OlyBond product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “This ensures that there’s adequate pressure in the tanks and that the viscosity of each part is maintained to keep the final mixture on-ratio. Powerblanket products do a great job in keeping OlyBond Canisters at the appropriate temperature for dispensing.”  

According to the company, Heated Powerblanket Box Heaters and Wraps fit easily on OMG BeadPro Carts, and can also be put into wagons, wheelbarrows or other similar carts which are easily moved around on the roof. 

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com.

OMG Roofing Names Vice President of Adhesives and Solar Business Unit

OMG Roofing Products has promoted Adam Cincotta to the position of vice president of the company’s Adhesives and Solar Business Unit, one of three business units within OMG Roofing Products. In this role, Cincotta is responsible for developing and executing the overall business unit strategy, including product and market development, as well as managing the business unit’s profit and loss. He reports to Peter Coyne, senior vice president and general manager of OMG Roofing Products.

According to the company, Cincotta joined OMG Roofing Products in 2014 as a product manager for the OlyBond Adhesives product line. Most recently, he was director of the Adhesives and Solar Business Unit. Under his leadership, the business unit has experienced strong growth driven by several successful new products for which he was responsible including OlyBond500 Canisters, PaceCarts and the PowerGrip solar mount portfolio.

“Adam was selected for, and completed, the Steel Partners Cohort Program, a corporate leadership development initiative in 2018. He is a strong contributor to OMG’s continued growth and success,” said Peter Coyne.  “We are very confident in Adam’s ability to continue to develop new opportunities for the company, and we are grateful he is part of our management team.” 

Prior to joining OMG, Adam served in product management and marketing roles at Newell Rubbermaid, ITW and Danaher. Adam holds a BS degree in applied economics and management from Cornell University, and an MBA from the University of Massachusetts.

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.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

New Advanced Wind Calculator Available From OMG Roofing Products

OMG Roofing Products has unveiled a comprehensive Wind Calculator for determining the uplift requirements for a building’s edge metal (i.e., fascia or coping) system. The new calculator, available on the new OMG Roofing App as well as at www.OMGRoofing.com, is based on the latest IBC and ASCE standards. Specifiers, contractors and end-users simply provide a few pieces of data for immediate project design pressure information. 

Required inputs include project zip code, building height, project name, wind exposure category (B, C or D), as well as the building’s classification or risk category. ‘Smart’ software allows users to provide a specific wind speed value for the project, or use a specific ASCE 7 version to look up values. 

Unlike other wind calculators on the market, the OMG Wind Calculator provides comprehensive data for each of the various zones on the roof, including pressures for the perimeter, corners, and field of the roof, as well as horizontal wall pressure and the calculated vertical and horizontal design pressures. The results also present the actual wind speed and velocity pressure. With the information provided, specifiers and contractors can select the best OMG EdgeSystems product that meets the design requirements.

“This is an excellent and highly valuable new tool for anyone specifying an edge metal system,” said Karan Patel, product manager for OMG EdgeSystems. “Our goal was to provide an easy-to-use system that presents specifiers and contractors with the detailed pressure information they need to design an effective edge metal system. Based on the simplicity of this calculator, we are confident that the market will be very pleased with the results.” 

The calculator is free to use and available at omgroofing.com/windcalculator, and on the new OMG Roofing App, which is available on the App Store or Google Play.

For more information, visit www.OMGRoofing.com

Rooftop Attachment Anchor Compatible With All Commercial Roofing Systems

OMG Roofing Products introduces PowerGrip Universal 7 (PGU-7), a rooftop attachment anchor for mounting solar racking systems and other products to virtually any commercial roof. PGU-7 units are designed to reduce or eliminate the need for ballast in solar racking systems, so there’s less weight, material handling and labor on the roof. 

Designed with wind performance in mind, PGU-7units offer up to 2,051 lbf. (9.12 kN) of tensile strength, 1,581 lbf. (7.03 kN) of shear strength, and up to 2,214 lbf. (9.84 kN) of compressive load strength, making it one of the strongest roof anchors on the market today.

Made of heavy-duty cast aluminum, PGU-7 units include a base ring that is secured through the roofing assembly and into the structural roof deck, as well as a waterproof cover plate to prevent water from infiltrating the system. 

“Commercial rooftop solar has continued to grow at a steady pace,” said Kevin Kervick, solar business manager for OMG Roofing Products. “In addition, the prevalence of damaging storms has increased dramatically over the past few years, which has reinforced the market need for stronger roof anchor systems, such as PGU-7s, which are easy-to-install. With our full family of PowerGrip products, OMG Roofing Products can provide appropriate anchors for virtually any rooftop solar installation.”

PGU-7 units transfer wind uplift loads to the structural roof deck for maximum strength and effectiveness. The system does not require any membrane welding, and PGU-7 units are typically installed in less than five minutes, saving both time and labor when compared to alternative options. 

In addition to ballast and rail-based solar racking systems, PGU-7s can be used for many other roof mounted items such as pipe supports, step crossovers, raceways, satellite dishes, small antennas and HVAC applications.

For more information, visit www.OutofTheStoneAge.com or www.OMGroofing.com

OMG Roofing Products Launches New Phone App

OMG Roofing Products has introduced a new mobile app that puts virtually all company product and technical information at your fingertips. The app, available for both Apple and Android phones and tablets, features easy navigation to company products, documents, videos and, calculators. In addition, the app enables users to quickly find OMG field sales representatives and distributors based on location, as well as contact OMG for assistance.

“Our goal was to make it as easy as possible for contractors, distributors and specifiers to get the content they need as quickly as possible, wherever they are,” said Geoff Medeiros, vice president of sales and marketing for OMG Roofing Products.  “The new app is very easy to use, and simple to navigate for easily accessing everything OMG offers.”

As an example of the easy navigation, when searching for product documents, users simply pick the product line (i.e., RhinoBond), then they are provided with choices as to the type of documents they want from data sheets and marketing brochures, to CSI specifications and installation instructions. This eliminates the need for users to scroll through hundreds of files looking for the right item. Once the content is selected, users can not only read the content on their device but they also have the choice of sharing it into their favorite apps including email, storage sites like Dropbox and more. 

The app is free and available in the Apple App Store and in Google Play Store by searching “OMG Roofing” or by visiting www.omgroof.com/app.

Adhesive Carts Updated to Enable 6- and 12-Inch O.C. Bead Spacing

OMG Roofing Products announces that OMG BeadPro Carts, which apply canister based OlyBond500 Insulation Adhesive, now offer roofing contractors a choice of 6- or 12-inch on center bead application. OMG BeadPro Carts offer a stable platform for holding adhesive canisters and allows contractors to apply four adhesive beads spaced perfectly at 6- or 12-inches on center. Contactors simply load the cart with the canisters, secure the hoses, and apply straight line beads of OlyBond500 Insulation Adhesives. 

“Applying adhesive in straight-lines is the most efficient method for installing canister-based OlyBond500, and helps contractors achieve published coverage rates,” said Jim Lavallee, adhesives product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “While 12-inch on center bead spacing is common, we’ve seen a greater number of specifications requiring 6-inch on center bead spacing, so we updated the OMG BeadPro Cart to accommodate that application.”

OMG BeadPro Carts do not have pumps or other mechanical equipment that require maintenance, and come with solid tires that won’t go flat. In addition, each OMG BeadPro has a nozzle holder, hose hook for storage and a lifting ring for hoisting the cart to the roof easily. Disposable hose assemblies come with a secondary in-line static mixer for higher rise and better yield and connect directly to the applicator assembly supplied with the OlyBond500 Canister set.

“With the continuing labor shortage in the roofing industry, the diverse OMG BeadPro Cart provides a one-man solution for applying perfectly spaces adhesives from canisters,” said Lavallee. “ Not only is it simple and easy-to-use, but it also eliminates the need to bring wagons, wheelbarrow or other miscellaneous equipment to the roof.” 

For more information, visit www.OMGBeadPro.com.

OMG Roofing Products Names Vice President of Sales & Marketing

As part of the previously announced organizational changes by OMG, Inc. to accelerate growth, the company has named Geoff Medeiros as vice president of sales and marketing for the Roofing Products Division. 

In this role, Medeiros is responsible for developing and executing the division’s overall sales and marketing strategy to support its three business units – Fasteners, Adhesives & Solar, and Metal Accessories, which includes Edge Metal. In addition, Medeiros is responsible for overseeing the company’s marketing communications, and customer service departments. He reports to Peter Coyne, senior vice president and general manager of OMG Roofing Products.

“Geoff is a great fit for the company and this position,” said Coyne. “He is a strong leader with a proven track-record of helping companies create long-term customer value.” 

Medeiros joins OMG from Welch’s, where he was general manager, responsible for strategic growth and marketing for the company’s core product lines. Prior to joining Welch’s, Geoff was vice president of brand management and product development with the Yankee Candle Company. He started his career at Nestle, before becoming a brand manager for Hasbro. 

Geoff holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Providence College and an MBA in international business from the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University.  

For more information, visit www.OMGInc.com.

Insulated Box Heaters Extend the Season for Temperature-Sensitive Adhesives

OMG Roofing Products now offers Powerblanket foam box heaters to extend the season for using OlyBond500 Canister Adhesives. Insulated Powerblanket foam box heaters are designed to provide uniform heat to minimize waste with temperature-sensitive insulation adhesives such as OlyBond500 during cold temperature applications. Powerblankets operate on standard 120 volt current and come with a 6-foot cord.  Each black vinyl foam blanket is 16 inches square, heats 2.37 cubic feet of space and accommodates one carton containing an OlyBond500 Canister.

“It’s important that the canisters are stored and the adhesive is dispensed at about 70°F,” said Jim Lavallee, OlyBond product manager for OMG Roofing Products. “This ensures that there’s adequate pressure in the tanks and that the viscosity of each part is maintained to keep the final mixture on-ratio. The Powerblankets do a great job in keeping OlyBond Canisters at the appropriate temperature for dispensing.”

OlyBond Canisters inside Powerblankets foam boxes easily fit into the OMG BeadPro Cart, as well as into wagons, wheelbarrows or other similar carts which can be easily moved around on the roof. For additional information, contact your local OMG field service representative, call (800) 633-3800 or visit www.OMGRoofing.com.