New Ideas

Sealant doesn't require mixing

GAF has introduced M-Thane™ One-Part Pourable Sealant, a new sealant designed for use with the M-Curb™ Pitch-Pan System in built-up and polymer-modified bitumen roof systems.

The sealant is a moisture-cure polyether sealant that requires no mixing so the product can be applied more quickly and efficiently. The sealant reportedly adheres to most construction materials and accommodates greater movement than typical urethane sealants.

M-Thane One-Part Pourable Sealant is said to be solvent-free and will not bubble on damp surfaces. It reportedly can be applied in temperatures as low as 30 F, is self-leveling and can be painted within 24 hours.

Telephone: (973) 628-3000

Software priced for small-sized companies

JobFLEX has changed the pricing structure of its software to accommodate small-sized and midsized businesses.

The software allows businesses to create estimates quickly and efficiently in the field. Under the new pricing structure, a basic package includes a mobile app, customizable materials list, support and training. The Pro Package includes everything in the basic plan plus customer-management features, scheduling/calendar, data imports, standard reporting features and five users.

Telephone: (855) 354-FLEX (3539)

Shingle distributed nationwide

After being released on a limited basis in 2014, CertainTeed Corp.'s Patriot™ metric asphalt shingle now is available nationwide.

The shingle combines color blends with intermittent shadow lines and provides contractors with a reportedly easy-to-install roofing solution. The Patriot shingle is available in six colors: Shadow Black, Weathered Wood, Driftwood, Colonial Slate, Graystone and Prairie Wood.

Telephone: (800) 782-8777

Roof system can boost efficiency

Kemper System America Inc. has introduced the Kemperol® Reflect 2K FR, a cold, liquid-applied reinforced roof system that reportedly can improve a building's energy efficiency. The bright white surface reflects sunlight and reduces the impact of infrared rays that can tax a building's cooling systems.

The roof system consists of 70 percent rapidly renewable resources, is fire-rated for Class A assemblies, is odor-free and low in volatile organic compounds.

Telephone: (800) 541-5455

Revised aluminum design manual available

The Aluminum Association has released its updated Aluminum Design Manual. Previously updated in 2010, the 10th edition is split into several sections, including Specification for Aluminum Structures, Design Guide, Material Properties, Section Properties, Design Aids and Illustrative Design Examples.

Telephone: (703) 358-2960

Manual offered as an eBook

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association has released its Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual as an eBook and print-on-demand book. The eBook can be accessed on any e-reader device, including smartphones, tablets, Kindles® and Nooks.®

Telephone: (202) 591-2450

Coating ideal for low slopes

RM Lucas Co. Inc. has added #8000 Silicone Roof Coating to its line of roof system restoration products. The coating reportedly is ideal for low-slope roof systems that experience periods of retained water. It may be applied by spray or roller and is available in reflective white or other common colors.

Telephone: (773) 523-4300

Adhesive reduces installation time

FiberTite®'s Fleeceback Roofing System now is available with CR-20 Polyurethane Foam Adhesive. The adhesive reportedly is applied in a spatter pattern, eliminating the need for spraying equipment, has low volatile organic compounds, and provides protection against high ultraviolet exposure and extreme temperatures.

Telephone: (800) 927-8578

Panels are graffiti-resistant

AEP Span now is offering its metallic-coated and pre-painted architectural metal panels with graffiti-resistant coatings. The coating system consists of a primer, color coat and graffiti-resistant clear coat available in all AEP Span paint systems.

Telephone: (800) 733-4955

New history book available

To celebrate its 100th anniversary, the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau has published Celebrating 100 Years 1915-2015: A History of the Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau.

Covering a century of historical events, the hardcover, 240-page book includes a significant number of photos and addresses topics such as pioneers' accomplishments, quality control initiatives, and work conducted during World War I and World War II. It also contains photos and color replications of ads from the 1930s through 2014.

Telephone: (604) 820-7700

NRCA releases new manual

NRCA has released The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2015.

The newest edition to The NRCA Roofing Manual series has a new format to assist with proper product and material selection. The first chapter contains a selection of roof system configurations, and each configuration has a list of applicable roof system components along with references about where to find additional information elsewhere in the manual. Also included are 203 construction details for built-up, polymer-modified bitumen, liquid-applied, EPDM and other single-ply membrane roof systems. The manual is available free of charge to NRCA members via NRCA's app, available in Apple's App Store and Google Play. Hard copies may be purchased from NRCA's bookstore,


Be the first to comment. Please log in to leave a comment.