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Sheathing wrap for corners

INDEVCO North America has introduced Barricade® Thermo-Brace Guard, a structural continuous sheathing wrap for building envelope corners. The sheathing wrap reportedly joins walls and insulates corners for increased energy efficiency and eliminates the need for corner flashing. Wrapping a corner creates continuous insulation said to protect against air infiltration and prevent moisture build-up at the corner. Barricade Thermo-Brace Guard can be applied with Barricade Thermo-Brace lightweight structural sheathing or Barricade Thermo-Brace SIB (R3 or R5) reversible structural insulated sheathing.

Harness allows user to sit after a fall

Werner has made available its ProForm™ SP Full Body Harness with SwitchPoint technology. Designed for post-fall safety, the harness features a hip-level deployment cord a user can activate to put him or her into a seated position with freedom of movement for rescue. Constructed from breathable fabrics, enhanced padding and moisture-wicking mesh lining, the harness is said to reduce heat and maximize user comfort. The ProForm SP Full Body Harness also features specially designed leg straps for freedom of movement, a stamped steel chest D-ring with integrated gear loops, aluminum cam torso adjuster for easy fit adjustments and an SRL bumper to protect a user’s lower back from contact when wearing a personal self-retracting lifeline.

Shingle color is inspired by mountains

IKO Industries has added Summit Grey to its Dynasty® and Nordic™ Performance asphalt shingle lines. Inspired by the natural beauty of North America’s mountain peaks, Summit Grey has a charcoal grey aesthetic. Dynasty and Nordic Performance shingles are equipped with ArmourZone® reinforcement said to protect against wind uplift and have strong impact resistance ratings. Dynasty shingles now are available in 13 colors, and Nordic shingles now are available in nine colors.

Wider TPO rolls reduce waste

Mule-Hide Products Co. Inc. has made available 16-foot-wide TPO rolls designed to help crews finish jobs faster. Ideally suited for larger roof systems without many penetrations or obstructions, the white rolls are available in 45-mil, 60-mil and 80-mil thicknesses. The 16-foot rolls cover 60% more roof area than 10-foot rolls, reducing the number of rolls that must be moved into place and reportedly reducing the number of seams that must be welded and inspected by more than 25%. Fewer rolls also results in less packaging and waste. The lightweight TPO rolls are reinforced to handle building thermal expansion and contraction and are said to resist tears, impact damage, punctures and wind uplift.

Kit can be transported easily

OMG® Roofing Products has added the OlyBond500 Small Canister Kit as an extension to the OlyBond500 lineup of insulation adhesives. OlyBond500 Small Canister Kits are compact pressurized canisters said to offer up to 10 squares of coverage. The kit allows for fast setup without additional equipment and can be transported with both canisters in the same box or via a carrying handle. OlyBond500 Small Canister Kits can be used for up to 30 days after opening, minimizing waste and maximizing cost effectiveness.

Hook lifts handle up to 10,000 pounds

BCA Industries has introduced Smartlift, a line of commercial-grade hook lifts designed to increase roofing contractors’ hauling capabilities. The Smartlift universal ground-loading roll-off system is designed to fit into any long- or short-bed pickup truck. The lifting mechanism can be installed with four bolts and safely operated via remote control by one person. The lift can load and unload the bin, positioning it over a truck bed without affecting the use of the tailgate or toolboxes. A swing-arm reportedly enables the Smartlift to lift up to 6,000 pounds. Smartlift 60, the largest option, can lift up to 10,000 pounds. Dump boxes are available in 2 1/2-, 4-, 6- and 8-yard sizes, as well as custom sizes. The Smartlift container is about the size of a midsized car, which allows it to be placed in a driveway or tight space without causing an obstruction.


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