MFM ShingleStarter™ is a self-adhering, waterproofing membrane that eliminates the need to cut shingle tabs, saving valuable time, material and labor costs. The asphalt adhesive membrane aggressively bonds to the roof substrate and features a sealing strip to prevent shingle uplift at the roof edge. ShingleStarter is a 50-mil-thick granulated product with a roll size of 7.2 inches by 33 1/2 feet. The prepackaged sleeve features installation instructions in English, Latin-American Spanish and Canadian French. The product is packaged eight rolls per carton. More information is available at www.mfmbp.com.
Durable synthetic underlayment
Malarkey Roofing Products' SECURESTART™ is a durable, lightweight synthetic underlayment engineered with anti-skid surfacing. Performing in all weather conditions (-40 F to 240 F), SECURESTART gets the job done quickly with a 10-square roll. Malarkey Roofing Products' synthetic underlayment is an outstanding barrier for any residential roofing system. For more information, visit www.malarkeyroofing.com or call (800) 545-1191.
Commercial drains, vents and accessories
Marathon Roofing Products has been ranked as one of the leaders in the industry for almost 50 years. Marathon Roofing Products offers a wide range of copper, aluminum, PVC or cast iron drains and accessories, including replacement rings, strainers and many sizes of vents in aluminum, plastic or PVC. For more information, call (800) 828-8424 or see our complete product line at www.marathondrains.com.
Testing yields dramatic results
A test group of Canadian roofing contractors recently was supplied with a sheet-metal strip with TPO Direct Weld applied to it and instructed to do a pull test to see how well the TPO bonded. Every strip passed the test! Menzies Metal Products' TPO Direct Weld bonds to TPO membranes so well the membrane will separate at the scrim while the membrane's bottom layer stays bonded to the coating. For more information, call (800) 665-8840.
Introducing the No Leak Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylight
The No Leak Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylight by VELUX® is the most revolutionary skylight on the market. It's easy to operate. It's easy to install. And with a tax credit opportunity, it's easy to sell; homeowners can save $850 on average by installing the No Leak Solar Powered "Fresh Air" Skylight. Plus, it has the No Leak Promise—a 10-year installation warranty. For more information, visit www.veluxusa.com or call (800) 888-3589.
Foam roof cutter
West Environmental's SCARFER allows contractors to repair or replace damaged foam roofs by cutting off a roof's surface down to dry, smooth foam. Smart contractors use the SCARFER to save time, labor and waste disposal costs and decrease liability. The SCARFER is lightweight for easy lifting and handling on roofs. Machine operation is simple, allowing roofing crews to be productive. For more information, call (800) 356-5748.