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Tiles resemble cedar shake

DaVinci Roofscapes® has introduced its line of multiwidth Bellaforté Shake polymer roofing tiles. The 12-inch tiles are available in eight profiles that resemble cedar shakes. They feature snap-fit tabs for easy installation and self-alignment and include an integrated rain gutter, leading edge tab and rain dam.

A square of Bellaforté Shake tiles weighs 190 pounds. The lower tile weight reportedly helps reduce installation time and landfill load because of decreased construction waste. The tiles also are 100 percent recyclable. The tile line includes 49 colors and a selection of five color blends, including abruzzo, espresso, harbor gray, tuscano and verona. The tiles also are available in DaVinci Roofscapes' EcoBlend® gray colors, which have been rated by the Cool Roof Rating Council.

Telephone: (800) 328-4624

Security grills fit existing skylights

Daylighting Systems Inc. has introduced its safety and security grills for retrofitting into existing skylight openings on commercial buildings. The grills are made from 4- by 4-inch steel mesh welded to an L-bracket framework with pre-drilled mounting holes. The grill framework screws into the skylight curb opening. Daylighting Systems' safety and security grills can be custom-made to fit a skylight opening's inside dimensions.

Telephone: (650) 779-4630

Drip edge is designed for metal roofs

HotEdge Inc. has introduced its HotDrip™ Edge Adaptor, a metal drip edge designed for the HotEdge™ Ice Prevention System. HotDrip Edge Adaptor is used to create a metal drip edge on roof structures that have a metal fascia cap serving as the front fascia. It reportedly gives contractors an alternative to extensive modifications when installing the HotEdge Ice Prevention System on standing-seam metal roofs.

HotDrip Edge Adaptor can be supplied in copper, painted aluminum or steel. It is available in 12 standard colors with a siliconized polyester paint finish for durability.

Manufactured in 5-foot standard lengths with fasteners included, HotDrip Edge Adaptor can be configured to run on 120-volt alternating current (AC) or 208-277-volt AC current.

Telephone: (800) 411-3296

Anti-fog cloths are portable

Nanofilm Technology's Clarity® Defog It anti-fog cloths for safety eyewear now are available in resealable pouches. Each anti-fog cloth reportedly provides up to 20 applications of fog prevention for safety glasses, safety goggles and face shields.

Telephone: (888) ENDS-FOG (363-7364)

Tiles are impact-resistant

Boral Roofing LLC has introduced the Class 4 Hail Rated Storm Series tiles, a weather- and impact-resistant roofing option designed for high performance in hail storms.

Class 4 Hail Rated Storm Series tiles are available in the Rocky Mountain, Heartland and Texas regions of the U.S. where storms and hail are common and known to cause structural damage to homes. The series also reportedly is energy-efficient.

Telephone: (800) 571-TILE (8453)

Roof membrane is available in new pattern

Duradek™ has introduced the Duradek Ultra Forest Floor Alder pattern to its line of 60-mil waterproof vinyl roof membranes.

The pattern is a soft, warm, earthy hue with a fossilized leaf pattern.

Telephone: (866) 591-5594

EPDM is thick

Carlisle SynTec Systems has introduced its 90-mil Sure-White™ EPDM with 6-inch Factory-Applied Tape (FAT™). The non-reinforced, single-ply EPDM reportedly is 33 percent thicker than Carlisle SynTec's 60-mil Sure-White EPDM and is available for inclusion in the company's 30-year Golden Seal Total System Warranty.

Carlisle SynTec's 90-mil Sure-White EPDM is available in 10- by 100-foot no-fold sheets and 10- by 100-foot no-fold 6-inch FAT sheets.

Telephone: (800) 479-6832

NRCA Products

NRCA releases fall-protection compliance program

NRCA has released its fall-protection compliance program, Serving up Safety: A Recipe for Avoiding Falls on the Job, a video program addressing fall-protection rules in federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) jurisdictions and state-plan states. The program includes a companion instructors guide, student guide, handout and final examination.

The program is available in English and Spanish and discusses terms and definitions, low-slope and steep-slope roofing, and self-rescue and assisted rescue from falls. Additional resources include federal OSHA regulations, as well as regulations from states enforcing their own rules that differ from federal OSHA and interpretations from each jurisdiction.

For more information or to order the guide, go to

CSRP™ online study course is available

NRCA University and Penn State, University Park, Pa., have developed a Certified Solar Roofing Professional™ (CSRP) online study course, a comprehensive study tool for Roof Integrated Solar Energy™ Inc.'s CSRP exam.

The CSRP designation is a voluntary certification for professionals who plan and oversee the installation of roof-mounted photovoltaic (PV) systems. The credential evaluates whether candidates have the underlying knowledge required to successfully install roof-mounted PV systems.

The CSRP online study course offers topics and resources relevant to roof-mounted PV systems and features information regarding safety; design, electrical principles and practices; estimating; contracting and selling a system; and managing and directing installation.

The CSRP online study course is $295 for NRCA members and nonmembers. For more information and to purchase the course, visit

NRLRC releases Davis-Bacon guide

The National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC) has released A Roofing Contractor's Guide to the Davis-Bacon Act, a guide intended to help roofing contractors who perform work on federal government construction projects make sure their employment practices conform with the Davis-Bacon Act.

The guide is intended to familiarize roofing contractors with the Davis-Bacon Act and discusses the most common issues roofing contractors face when working on construction projects subject to the Davis-Bacon Act's prevailing wage requirements. Many principles discussed in the guide also apply to "Little Davis-Bacon" statutes adopted by states that apply to state and local public works projects.

A Roofing Contractor's Guide to the Davis-Bacon Act is $125 for NRCA members and $250 for nonmembers. For more information, go to or contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


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