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Roof coating provides durability

GAF has introduced WeatherCote™ Elastomeric Coating, a water-based acrylic roof coating designed to provide a durable weathering layer on low-slope roof systems.

The highly reflective coating is said to reduce wear and tear to the membrane below the coating and lower indoor building temperatures, decreasing energy costs. The coating adheres to a variety of substrates, including APP and SBS polymer-modified bitumen, metal, wood, concrete and built-up roofs, and can be applied via spray, roller or brush. The coating reportedly is ENERGY STAR®-rated and has low-volatile organic compounds.

Telephone: (800) 766-3411

Splice sleeves extend vent stacks

OMG Roofing Products has announced its line of Tubos Vent Stack Extenders now are available with an OMG Red insert splice sleeve, a component inserted into an existing vent stack to prevent water from getting into a roof system.

The 6-inch splice sleeves are used to extend rooftop plumbing vent stacks to comply with International Building Code vent stack standards. The Tubos and sleeves are said to be easy to install and are compatible with 2-, 3- and 4-inch diameter plumbing vent stacks and all commercial roof systems. Each Tubos unit is 28 inches long and reportedly can be cut and used to extend two vent stacks.

Telephone: (800) 633-3800

RCMA develops new program

The Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA) has launched its new Speakers Bureau program to offer an educational presentation addressing reflective roof coatings.

The presentation, "Reflective Roof Coatings: Cool Stories," is about one hour and includes information about the key benefits and environmental importance of reflective roof coatings used on low-slope roof systems and discusses real-world case studies. Additional topics include the science behind reflective roof coatings, best practices for preparing roof membranes and applying reflective roof coatings on low-slope roof systems.

Attendees will qualify to earn 1 AIA General Learning Unit Hour or 1 RCI Continuing Education Hour.

Telephone: (202) 207-1119

Tools can be tethered

Ergodyne has expanded its Objects at Heights product line to include the Squids® 3780S/3780L Power Tool Trap and Squids 3770 Tape Measure Trap. The products are designed for difficult-to-tether objects, such as cordless power tools and tape measures, and reportedly are ideal for working at heights.

Additionally, Ergodyne has announced two new Kryptek® camo patterns are available for its Skullerz® Eyewear Series. The new Highlander™ and Typhon™ patterns can be selected for the Odin, Thor or Dagr safety glasses, all of which reportedly provide effective eye protection and meet American National Standards Institute optical requirements.

Telephone: (800) 225-8238

Software streamlines document creation

EagleView Technologies has launched Construct,™ a cloud-based software program that enables roofing contractors to easily construct important documents, such as bills of material, using current, individual pricing from ABC Supply's product catalog.

Designed to integrate EagleView Technologies roof measurement reports with contractor pricing, Construct automatically calculates the quantities of materials needed for roofing projects. Users then can build bills of material from scratch or import them from a spreadsheet and place product orders with local branches for fulfillment and delivery. The new technology is said to further assist contractors by providing the ability for unlimited custom templates with options for users to save their settings to create orders and sales proposals faster.

Telephone: (866) 659-8439

Ladder lock provides stability

Mt. Everest Safety Products has designed the Ladder Lock, a hand tool used to help secure extension ladders to a variety of surfaces.

Ladder Lock is said to prevent lateral movement as workers step on or off ladders and can help prevent property damage caused by a ladder sliding or blowing off the top of a structure. It works by binding itself against an extension ladder during lateral movement and reportedly can be installed in seconds.

Telephone: (678) 432-7733

Mule-Hide expands product line

Mule-Hide Products has expanded its polymer-modified bitumen roof system product line to include APP Torch Base membranes, APP Torch Cap Sheet membranes and G2 Base roof system base sheets.

The APP Torch Base sheets are designed for use as base or interply sheets in new construction, retrofit and flashing applications. The APP Torch Cap Sheet membranes are designed for use in new construction and retrofit projects and can be applied as a heat-welded cap or flashing. And the G2 Base sheets are designed for use as a base sheet in built-up roofs and polymer-modified bitumen roof systems.

Telephone: (800) 786-1492

Roof system provides wind protection

The Garland Co. Inc. has introduced R-Mer® Shield, a structural standing-seam roof system with a 2-inch-high vertical seam and an extruded aluminum clip and top rail system to provide optimal wind-uplift performance. The panel and cap are symmetrically designed to allow for easy installation and provide flexibility during multiple phases of new construction, replacement or retrofit roofing projects.

The metal roof system reportedly can span over open purlins on slopes as low as 1/4:12, making it useful for retrofits over existing single-ply roof systems, built-up roofs, polymer-modified bitumen roof systems and existing metal roof systems. The R-Mer Shield also has a heavy-duty, one-piece clip and top rail that are said to provide unlimited thermal movement and a double bead of factory-applied seam sealant that is isolated from the clip.

Telephone: (800) 321-9336

NRCA releases new publications

NRCA has released three new publications: NRCA Guidelines for Roof Coatings; NRCA Guidelines for Rooftop-mounted Photovoltaic Systems, 2015 edition; and NRCA Pocket Guide to Safety.

NRCA Guidelines for Roof Coatings provides technical information about the application of various types of roof coating systems; preparations necessary for their successful performance; and quality-control guidelines for on-site evaluation. It also includes best-practice guidelines for the application of common roof coatings to various roof surface types.

NRCA Guidelines for Rooftop-mounted Photovoltaic Systems, 2015 edition contains NRCA's latest best practices for photovoltaic (PV) systems, including applicable code requirements. Information from the 2015 editions of the International Building Code, International Residential Code, International Fire Code and NFPA 1: Fire Code and the 2014 edition of NFPA 70: National Electric Code are included, as well as figures depicting building code requirements and proper PV system installation.

NRCA Pocket Guide to Safety provides a variety of safety and health information. The guide addresses Occupational Safety and Health Administration requirements and safe work practices related to fall protection, electrical hazards, heat illnesses, fire prevention and personal protective equipment.

For more information about NRCA publications, visit NRCA's Bookstore at NRCA members have free access to publications online or via the NRCA app.


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