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Solar-reflective membranes

GAF has made available its RUBEROID® & GAFGLAS® EnergyCap™ Bright White Granulated membranes. The premium bright white solar reflective granules reportedly help address cool roof initiatives while combining the durability of polymer-modified bitumen and the aesthetic of a solar reflective bright white surfaced roof.

The EnergyCap membranes can be used in heat-welded, cold-applied or hot-mopped asphalt applications. Additionally, the membranes are FM-approved and UL-classified in accordance with ANSI/UL 790 and rated with the Cool Roof Rating Council for reflective properties.

The Ultra Bright White membrane also is available to comply with the requirements of the California Energy Code, Title 24.

Roof drain is durable

TRUFAST® has made available its EasySeal™
Retrofit Roof Drain. With no sealant tape or multiple screws, the roof drain features a mechanical rubber seal for protection against water backup and a custom seal-tightening tool.

The heavy-duty aluminum construction reportedly is durable and available in diameters of 3, 4, 5 and 6 inches. To accommodate most roof systems, the drain also is available with a variety of flange options, including plain aluminum, TPO-clad and PVC-clad.

Ridge cap is flexible

PABCO® Roofing Products has introduced its Shadow Cap Wide.™ Three inches wider than the company’s standard Shadow Cap™ ridge cap and available in eight colors, Shadow Cap Wide complements all PABCO Roofing Products shingle lines.

The ridge cap’s enhanced flexibility reportedly accommodates diverse roofline styles, including different ridges, hips, gables and vented ridge systems. Each bundle covers 31 linear feet of ridge cap.

Shadow Cap Wide also features Algae Defender® with copper granules to defend against black streaks caused by blue-green algae and meets industry performance ratings and requirements such as ASTM D3161 Class A wind rating, CAN/ULC-S107 fire rating in Canada and UL 790 Class A fire rating in the U.S.

Boots resist abrasion

Georgia Boot has introduced its Brute Collection of waterproof work boots. With 8- and 11-inch options, the boots feature an abrasion-resistant rubber outsole with multidirectional 6-mil lugs and a Goodyear Welt construction with a reinforced toe stitch for durability.

Protective features also include a soft ANTI-Impact internal metatarsal guard that hardens upon impact, an Ergo-Fit nano composite toe cap and a Tec-Tuff vamp for abrasion resistance. The boots meet ASTM F2413 protective toe classification, electrical hazard classification and metatarsal guard classification.


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