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Underlayment is fire-resistant

Polyglass U.S.A., Inc. has made available Polystick® XFR, a dual-purpose self-adhering waterproofing underlayment designed to provide enhanced fire resistance for combustible decks with metal roof coverings and other high-temperature applications. Made from an SBS polymer-modified bitumen upper compound and a self-adhering lower compound, Polystick XFR features ADESO® dual-compound self-adhering technology for quick application. Fiberglass reinforcement reportedly provides additional stability, and Burn-Shield technology provides resistance to the spread of flames. Polystick XFR is Class A fire-rated for combustible decks and is said to be an ideal underlayment for metal, asphalt shingle and tile roof systems. Polystick XFR can be exposed for up to 180 days during installation.

Fascia system has pre-punched holes

OMG® EdgeSystems has added TerminEdge LT Fascia to its line of TerminEdge Fascia products. Designed for single-ply applications that don’t require FM-approved edge systems, TerminEdge LT Fascia is a three-piece snap-on fascia system said to be ES-1 performance-tested. The system includes a formed 24-gauge galvanized steel retainer with self-locating, pre-punched slotted holes to reduce installation time. The system also features a decorative snap-on fascia cover and matching 4-inch-wide concealed splice plates. TerminEdge products are supplied in 10-foot lengths and available with face heights from 3 3/4 to 12 inches to accommodate most nailer heights. Fascia covers reportedly are available in more than 100 colors and finishes in 22- and 24-gauge galvanized steel; .040-, .050- or .063-inch-thick aluminum; and 22-gauge stainless steel.

Protect your skin during frequent hand washing

Gloves In A Bottle Inc. has made available its Gloves In A Bottle Shielding Lotion. Designed to help protect skin from damage caused by frequent hand washing, the lotion bonds with a user’s skin to form a protective layer said to last through four hours of hand washing and sanitizing. Gloves In A Bottle Shielding Lotion’s formula helps rebuild skin so it can hold its natural oils and moisture while reducing skin irritation. The lotion’s bond with the outermost layer of skin cells reportedly helps prevent dry skin by keeping irritants out while retaining natural moisture, resulting in hydrated skin.

Roof window is flush when closed

VELUX® has introduced its CABRIO® Balcony Roof Window MK19. Measuring 32 by 101 inches, the roof window is 20% smaller in width than the standard CABRIO Balcony Roof Window. The smaller size reportedly makes the window easier to lift to a roof while the framing and installation requirements remain the same. The CABRIO Balcony Roof Window MK19 features a clear lacquer wooden interior frame and gray aluminum exterior cover and is flush with a roof when the window is closed. The roof window provides views, fresh air and natural light to finished attic spaces.

Shingles resist algae discoloration

GAF has added enhanced Timberline® American Harvest asphalt shingles to its line of residential roofing products. Featuring GAF StainGuard Plus and LayerLock technologies, the shingles are said to resist blue-green algae discoloration and install quickly and accurately. Timberline American Harvest asphalt shingles also have a large StrikeZone Nailing Area said to enhance nailing accuracy. The shingles are available in a variety of color blends, including Amber Wheat, Appalachian Sky, Cedar Falls, Golden Harvest, Midnight Blush, Nantucket Morning and Saddlewood Ranch.

Anchors withstand 5,000-pound pull-out force

Kee Safety® has made available its line of Kee® Rigid Anchors. The fall-arrest devices are designed to provide personal fall protection in tie-back applications, including suspended platforms, equipment tie-back, and roof repair and maintenance. Kee Rigid Anchors can withstand a pull-out force of 5,000 pounds applied in any direction and reportedly meet applicable Occupational Safety and Health Administration and American National Standards Institute standards. Galvanized for corrosion resistance and durability, Kee Rigid Anchors feature insulated posts to stop conductivity and provide temperature consistency on buildings. The Kee Rigid Anchor product line has five standard options to meet a variety of building and roof types. The Bolt On style clamps directly onto new or existing structural steel using BeamClamp® steel-to-steel connectors. The Bolt Around style bolts around structures of steel, concrete or wood using connector rods and a backer plate. The Cast in Place style casts directly onto new concrete roof slabs of minimum grade 3,000 pounds per square inch and 7-inch thickness. The Epoxy Adhesive style fastens onto concrete roof slabs of minimum grade 3,000 psi and 8-inch thickness. The Weld On style welds directly onto new or existing structural steel. Kee Rigid Anchors are available in three attachment points depending on application and reportedly can be fitted with a forged D-ring system, stainless-steel U-Bar model or tapped hole option for horizontal lifelines.


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