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Tapping screw offers stability

Triangle Fastener Corp. has introduced its WOOD-TO-CONCRETE™ Tapping Screw for attaching wood to concrete, masonry or block.

The 1/4- by 2 3/4-inch tapping screw has a 15/16-inch hex-countersunk drive head said to provide the stability of a hex drive with the flush-mounting feature of a countersunk head wood screw for fast, easy installation. The WOOD-TO-CONCRETE Tapping Screw is coated in TRI-SEAL®'s 1,000-hour salt spray for corrosion protection, has case-hardened dual-thread taps, screws into concrete with nail-point guides and assists with removing debris from a hole. Each box contains 100 pieces and a carbide drill bit.

Telephone: (800) 486-1832

Fuel available in single packs

Paslode® has introduced its Spare Framing Fuel single pack, a single fuel solution compatible with Paslode's full line of cordless framing nailers to simplify the purchasing process.

Paslode's Spare Framing Fuel complements its Fuel+Nail Combo Pack and is intended to be used when a specially sized nail is needed for a particular project or to exhaust any surplus nails from previous jobs.

Telephone: (800) 222-6990

Report creates rapid roof estimates

EagleView Technologies Inc. has introduced its QuickSquares Report, a sales and marketing reporting tool that delivers an overall roof size estimate in about an hour from the time the order is placed.

QuickSquares provides an easy price point for roofing contractors to quickly obtain an overall square count for residential roofs. The report works with the EagleView solutions suite to offer a means to upgrade to an EagleView Premium report for precise measurements for material ordering and production planning. The report also includes a color aerial image of the property.

Telephone: (866) 659-8439

Membrane provides low water vapor transmission

W.R. Meadows Inc. has introduced PRECON,® a waterproof and vapor-proof membrane for blindside and under slab applications.

The composite sheet membrane is composed of nonwoven fabric, elastomeric membrane and W.R. Meadows' patented seven-layer plasmatic core, reportedly providing the lowest water vapor transmission rating on the market. It can be used in vertical applications where access to the positive side is limited and horizontal applications for under slab waterproofing and vapor proofing. After concrete is poured against PRECON and cured, a mechanical bond forms securing the concrete to the membrane.

Telephone: (847) 214-2100

Guide helps navigate LEED®v4 requirements

CertainTeed has published its Sustainable Products and Systems Guide to help architectural and building professionals navigate the updated LEEDv4 requirements.

The guide aligns specific CertainTeed products with points associated with commercial and residential LEED programs and demonstrates collective LEED points that can be achieved using multiple CertainTeed products in green building projects. The guide includes detailed diagrams outlining high-performance building envelopes using CertainTeed products for LEED NC, Schools & Healthcare projects, LEED for Homes and LEED Canada. The guide also includes information about how CertainTeed products contribute to the ICC-700 National Green Building Standard,® International Green Construction Code, California Green Construction Code and Green Globes® rating system.

Telephone: (800) 233-8990

NRCA releases new products

NRCA has released two new products: The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation and Air Leakage Control, and Reroofing—2014 and The NRCA Roofing Manual—2014 Boxed Set.

The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation and Air Leakage Control, and Reroofing—2014 contains information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to architectural sheet-metal components and provides background information regarding moisture and air-leakage issues such as ventilation for steep-slope roof assemblies and condensation control for low-slope roof systems.

The NRCA Roofing Manual—2014 Boxed Set provides extensive information about design, materials and installation techniques. The set includes The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation and Air Leakage Control, and Reroofing—2014; The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2013; The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems—2012; and The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2011.

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