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Roof patch offers fast repairs

Kemper System America Inc. has introduced KEMPEROL® Roofpatch, a ready-to-use emergency patch kit to stop leaks and cover cracks and damaged areas.

The 10- by 18-inch reinforced fleece membrane is presaturated in KEMPEROL 1K-SF waterproofing resin and comes in a flat aluminum pouch with rubber gloves. The patch reportedly adheres tightly without a primer to bitumen sheets, PVC roof membranes, concrete, wood and metal; is rain-fast in 60 minutes; and can be walked on after 12 hours.

Telephone: (800) 541-5455

Coil and sheet products introduced

Drexel Metals Inc. has introduced siliconized modified polyester (SMP) coil and Galvalume® sheet residential products.

The SMP 48- by 120-inch Galvalume sheets are packed 50 per pallet and available with or without film. The SMP 20-inch-wide coils are packaged 1,000 linear feet per coil. All products reportedly are ENERGY STAR®-compliant and available in 11 standard colors plus Drexlume (acrylic-coated Galvalume).

Telephone: (888) 321-9630

Warming products line expanded

Ergodyne has expanded its N-Ferno® Warming Products line to include N-Ferno FR 3-Layer Extreme Series Winter Liners and an N-Ferno FR 2-Layer Cold Series H&L Mouthpiece to help keep workers warm and protected from the elements. The liners are available in regular and shoulder lengths, and the new products reportedly meet NFPA 70E requirements.

Ergodyne also has expanded its ProFlex® Gel Knee Pad Series to include ProFlex 344 Broad Cap Injected Gel Knee Pads with Articulating Straps and ProFlex 349 Broad Cap Lightweight Gel Knee Pads. The pads are designed for workers who frequently kneel and move around on their knees. Select models are available through the end of the year at authorized Ergodyne distributors.

Telephone: (800) 225-8238

Software streamlines business processes

H.I. Technologies Inc. has introduced Contractor Rush,™ a web-based business management software system for residential exterior contractors.

Contractor Rush was designed by contractors to streamline the process of using software for roofing, siding, windows and other products. Using real-time data analysis and cloud-based technology, the software tracks and records leads, estimates, labor, material orders, homeowner documents, contractor completion certificates, warranties, payables and administrative tasks. It also produces and tracks Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Program Rule records, contingency contracts, punch-out sheets, insurance documents, closing rates, sales force commission reports and archived photos linked to a job.

Telephone: (855) 742-3216

Sealant offers superior adhesion

Triangle Fastener Corp. has introduced APS 500™ Advanced Polymer Sealant, a polyurethane- and silicone-based weather-resistant sealant that reportedly provides superior adhesion to a variety of substrates and can be applied in temperatures ranging from 35 F to 140 F.

APS 500 is solvent- and isocyanate-free, supplied in plastic tubes with screw-on nozzles and available in custom colors.

Telephone: (800) 486-1832

Copings resist weather

Metal-Era Inc. has introduced two coping systems to its Creative Design product line—Cornice Coping and Reveal Coping.

Cornice Coping and Reveal Coping have full snap-on designs, which reportedly provide fast and easy installation, and the steel anchor clips and stainless-steel springs are said to provide long-term attachment during extreme weather conditions.

Telephone: (800) 558-2162

Roof vents are energy-efficient

GAF has introduced its Master Flow® Green Machine™ High-Power Solar Roof Vent.

The Master Flow Green Machine High-Power Solar Roof Vent reportedly provides up to 50 percent more airflow; is easy to install; has an impact-resistant construction to withstand hail and foreign objects; and is available as a solar-powered or dual-powered vent.

The solar-powered model has a 20-watt integral solar panel and adjustable thermostat and humidistat to help reduce attic cooling costs. The dual-powered model can switch automatically between solar and house power for 24/7 cooling during cloudy weather or at night and reportedly uses 1/6 the electricity of typical electric-powered vents.

Telephone: (800) 766-3411

Saw blade line expanded

Diablo Tools Inc. has expanded its reciprocating saw blades line to include Diablo Flush Cut Blades and Diablo Pruning Reciprocating Saw Blades.

Diablo Flush Cut Blades are designed to handle nail-embedded wood and metal and are available in 9- and 12-inch lengths. The blades reportedly feature an optimal flex-body height for flush cutting, have a unique tooth configuration to provide smoother cuts with less vibration and deliver four times longer cutting life than bimetal blades.

Diablo Pruning Reciprocating Saw Blades are bimetal and reportedly feature precision fleam ground teeth for fast-cutting wood materials, a hardened cutting edge for durable cutting life, bidirectional tooth design for smooth cutting in two directions and deep-seated gullets for easy chip removal. In addition, the blades have a Perma-SHIELD® nonstick coating to reduce heat, gumming and corrosion.

Telephone: (800) 334-4107

NRLRC offers contract provisions publication

The National Roofing Legal Resource Center (NRLRC) has released Contract Provisions Volume IV, which provides language you can insert directly into your contracts.

Written by lawyers and compiled by NRLRC, the contract provisions come with plain-language explanations you can understand. NRLRC's fourth volume of contract provisions includes 20 key issues, including compensation for delay; confidentiality of financial data; dispute resolution; interest and collection costs in the event of nonpayment; outstanding disputed claims and change orders; and warranty terms.

Contract Provisions Volume IV is $225 for NRCA members and $375 for nonmembers. NRLRC members receive a copy as a membership benefit. For NRLRC membership information, call NRLRC at (847) 299-9092. To purchase the publication, visit or contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or

NRCA releases annual market survey

NRCA has made available its 2012-13 annual market survey. The 2012-13 Market Survey provides data comparing industry market statistics, trends and information obtained from roofing contractors throughout the U.S., including 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 publication, visit or contact NRCA's Customer Service Department at (866) ASK-NRCA (275-6722) or


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