Saw bevels 48 degrees
Milwaukee Tool has introduced its M18™ FUEL™ 7 1/4-inch Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw. Weighing 28 pounds
and featuring integrated side and top carry handles, the saw reportedly enables easy transportation around a job
site. The saw is cordless, eliminating the need to work near power outlets, and can bevel 48 degrees to the left and
right, enabling users to quickly make angled cuts. Additional features include an adjustable stainless-steel detent
plate with 11 detent stops and a detent override, and a Shadow Cut Line Indicator for improved cutting accuracy.
Designed to deliver 5,000 revolutions per minute, the M18 FUEL 7 1/4-inch Dual Bevel Sliding Miter Saw can complete
more than 600 cuts in a 3 1/4-inch base board and up to 300 cuts in a 2- by 4-inch board after one charge when
equipped with Milwaukee Tool's M18 REDLITHIUM™ XC 5.0 Battery Pack.
Roof coatings are highly reflective
Kemper System America Inc. has added the Roof Guardian® RG-170 and Roof Guardian RG-180 roof coating systems to
its Roof Guardian Technologies product line. Roof Guardian RG-170 is an elastomer-based roof coating system that is
Class A fire-rated and has a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) rating of 109. Roof Guardian RG-180 is a fiber-reinforced
elastomeric roof coating with an SRI of 108 and reportedly ideal for prolonging the service lives of metal, concrete,
single-ply, polymer-modified bitumen, granular cap sheets and other approved roof surfaces. Designed to resist
cracking and peeling, the highly reflective Roof Guardian roof coating systems are said to be moisture- and
mildew-resistant. Formulated using an acrylic polymer base for enhanced adhesion and durability, the roof coating
systems can be applied using a commercial-grade sprayer or roller and are ENERGY STAR®- and Cool Roof Rating
Design guide aids roof system installations
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association has made available its Modified Bitumen Design Guide for Building
Owners as an eBook, enabling roofing professionals to view it on smartphones and tablets. The guide recently was
updated to reflect current roofing standards and building codes and serves as a general instructional aid for the
installation of modified bitumen roof systems. The guide addresses modified bitumen roof systems and their associated
components, construction techniques and innovative uses. The Modified Bitumen Design Guide for Building Owners also
provides options for overburdens, such as solar, garden and recreational installations, that expand the roof system
and membrane beyond their primary function of providing water resistance.
Adhesive is vapor-permeable
GCP Applied Technologies has made available PERM-A-BARRIER® Adhesive said to enable the installation of
PERM-A-BARRIER self-adhering membranes at temperatures as cold as 20 F. PERM-A-BARRIER reportedly facilitates a
fast-drying bond to plywood, oriented strand board, concrete masonry units and glass-faced wall boards. The
adhesive's vapor-permeable formulation forms a permanently pressure-sensitive bond to the substrate.
Respirator features adjustable airflow technology
Honeywell has introduced the Honeywell North Primair PA700 Series Powered Air Purifying Respirator, a belt-mounted
safety device designed to protect against airborne particulates. The lightweight respirator features user-friendly,
two-button operation; a filter that installs with one twist and clicks into place; adjustable airflow technology with
three air speeds; and balanced weight distribution to help prevent worker fatigue. The respirator also can be
purchased with a PA700 Series bonus kit, which includes a high-efficiency blower, breathing tube, waist belt, battery
and charger, and a high-capacity P100 particulate filter that reportedly provides 99.97 percent filtration.
Adhesive will not disturb building occupants
SOPREMA® Inc. has introduced its COLPLY® EF adhesive, a low-odor, single-component polymer-modified bitumen
membrane adhesive formulated for SOPREMA sand-surfaced SBS polymer-modified bitumen plies. COLPLY EF reportedly can
be applied without disturbing building occupants and provides additional layers of elastomeric waterproofing
protection between plies upon curing. SOPREMA's prefabricated SBS polymer-modified bitumen membranes are said to
provide ease of application and flexibility for installers and accommodate various application methods, including
heat-welding, cold-adhering, self-adhering, mechanical fastening and applying hot asphalt. COLPLY EF adhesive is free
from volatile organic compounds and designed to allow multi-ply protection for highly sensitive applications,
offering a nonhazardous, flameless solution.
Asphalt shingles add dimension to roofs
TAMKO® Building Products has made available its Heritage® Designer Ridge asphalt shingles. Two layers of
asphalt shingles constructed with SBS polymer-modified bitumen technology are laminated together to provide added
dimension. Heritage Designer Ridge asphalt shingles reportedly are available in complementary colors to match TAMKO
Building Products' Heritage and Heritage Premium laminated asphalt shingle line. Heritage Designer Ridge asphalt
shingles are available in 8- and 10-inch overlaps.