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SPF is sustainable

Lapolla Industries Inc. has launched FOAM-LOK AB 2000, a closed-cell spray polyurethane foam. FOAM-LOK AB 2000 reportedly provides superior R-values, durability, comfort, sustainability and air quality.

Telephone: (888) 4-LAPOLLA (527-6552)

Roof clips secure cables

Delta-Therm has introduced its aluminum roof clips designed to secure Delta-Therm's deicing cables on asphalt shingles and standing-seam metal roofs. The new clips' model numbers are DT-AS-5036 and DT-AS-5020.

DT-AS-5036 features 36 holes for adhesive bonding strength between two layers of asphalt shingles, and DT-AS-5020 features 20 holes. The clips can be installed using Delta-Therm's SB-190 adhesive and are available in packages of 50.

Telephone: (800) 526-7887

Pipe sleeve streamlines installation

Lifetime Tool & Building Products LLC has introduced its EasySleeve assembly, a black PVC sleeve with an integral cap that fits over existing copper, cast iron, and irregular or damaged pipe surfaces of various sizes. EasySleeve reportedly streamlines installation and enables roofing workers to easily and quickly sleeve pipes.

Telephone: (877) 904-1002

Tools can be used with slate

Malco Products Inc. has introduced two new tools—Slate Punch and Slate Cutter. The portable Slate Punch can be used to punch a clean, recessed nail hole in 4- to 8-mm natural roofing slate. The Slate Punch's 2 1/2-inch throat depth allows convenient placement of the punch tip on the flat, unfinished side of slate.

The Slate Cutter can be used to fit a slate roofing tile with a quick trim or cut-out around a structure. Slate Cutter's blade navigates edge cuts, cleanly notches out square corners or cuts circles as small as 4 inches in diameter. The tool's serrated, high-carbon steel blade securely grips the unfinished surface to make a chiseled-cut look from the finished side of 4- to 8-mm natural roofing slate.

The Slate Punch and Slate Cutter feature Malco Products' Redline Handles to ensure easy, one-handed operation. The handle also features a thumb-operated handle latch.

Telephone: (800) 328-3530

Mobile accessories are durable

Mizco International Inc. has expanded its Tough Tested line of mobile technology accessories with the addition of its Tough Tested Bluetooth Earpiece, Tough Tested smartphone cases and Tough Tested Pro Car Charger. The accessories are said to be good for workers in demanding job environments, including professional drivers and contractors.

The Tough Tested Bluetooth Earpiece comes with a flexible, adjustable ear clip and a rubberized, heat-retardant finish. The earpiece also features noise-cancelling technology; seven hours of talk time; 200 hours of standby power; and home, car and USB chargers.

The Tough Tested Pro Car Charger has a 12-foot-long, high-gauge cord that allows drivers to charge and use their smartphones and USB devices in their vehicles.

Tough Tested also provides a range of smartphone cases. All Rugged Smartphone Cases are made of durable padded canvas and feature a fabric fastener-secured flap and snap buckle closure. The Workman Holster Case is made of leather, mounts onto a workbelt and reportedly fits all smartphones. The Rubberized Impact Case is made of extra-thick black silicone to absorb impact when phones are dropped. And the Duro Protection Case features an inner protective hard plastic shell with screen protector, rubber shock-absorbing middle layer and an outer hard protective shell with a rotating belt clip holster.

Telephone: (800) 266-4026

Generator can run for full workday

Hy-Tech Products Inc. has introduced its Roof Pro 12,000 generator for use in the commercial roofing industry. The generator features 425-volt heavy-duty capacitors and can simultaneously power one 240-volt machine and up to three 120-volt tools. It has a 15-gallon fuel tank and can run for nine hours on a full tank. Roof Pro 12,000 features a single-point lifting eye, four-wheel dolly kit, a fold-down handle for easy steering and foot brakes.

Telephone: (800) 635-0384

Repair tape bonds instantly

OMG Roofing Products has added its 12 1/2-inch-wide EverSeal Roof Repair Tape to its roof system repair tape product line.

The tape reportedly bonds instantly to all common roofing materials for long-lasting, watertight repairs. It can be used to repair punctures, tears, splits, roof seams and gutters and to flash curbs, edge metal and skylights.

EverSeal Roof Repair Tape is packaged in 50-foot lengths in OMG Roofing Products' ready-to-roll boxes. The tape also is available in black and white.

Telephone: (800) 633-3800

NRCA products

NRCA releases membership directory

NRCA has released the 2012-13 NRCA Membership Directory, which lists all NRCA members. Current NRCA members receive a free copy of the 2012-13 NRCA Membership Directory as a benefit of membership.

The 2012-13 NRCA Membership Directory is $25 for NRCA members wanting to purchase an additional copy and $95 for nonmembers.

For more information and to purchase the directory, go to or contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

NRCA market survey now available

NRCA has released its 2011-12 annual market survey. The latest market survey provides data comparing industry market statistics, trends and information. NRCA member roofing contractors throughout the U.S. participated in the survey.

The survey results include information about commercial and residential roofing activity, roofing material usage, regional breakdowns, installation by material type and industry sales volumes.

The market survey is $40 for NRCA members and $80 for nonmembers.

For more information or to purchase the market survey, go to or contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


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