Chem Link Launches New Website

Chem Link formulator and manufacturer of high-performance adhesives, sealants, coatings and related products for application throughout the building envelope, has refreshed and relaunched chemlink.com. The new website features over 300 SKUs and supporting product literature and is now designed to streamline the process of customers finding the right products for their needs through enhanced product search filters, a product video library and an improved user experience.

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NRCA to Hold Educational Events for National Safety Stand-Down

As part of its annual support for the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction taking place throughout the U.S. from May 7-11, 2018, the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) is partnering with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to host two educational events aimed at reducing fall fatalities in the roofing industry.

The latest statistics from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) show 92 workers in the roofing industry died in 2016 from…

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Morin Names New Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Keith Spurlin is joining Morin, A Kingspan Group Company, in the role of Vice President of Sales and Marketing effective immediately. Spurlin will oversee and manage Morin regional sales managers and independent representative groups across the USA.

Keith states: “At Morin, I will leverage my sales, technical design and metal façade expertise to grow our market share of the single element metal wall and roof panel industry in North America.”

Keith has a history with Kingspan, both in…

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New and Improved Coping System Achieves High FM Performance Rating

OMG Roofing Products introduces a new and improved PermaSnap Coping line. The redesigned PermaSnap and PermaSnap Plus coping products are ANSI/SPRI/FM4435/ES-1 tested and approved and feature a dual-hook profile for superb wind performance and a clean surface look, according to the manufacturer. PermaSnap products can be installed on parapet walls from 4 to 32 inches wide.

The three-piece PermaSnap System includes self-locating, pre-punched clips with pre-attached springs for high static…

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Atlas Introduces Free Online Wall Builder Tool

Atlas Roofing Corporation has created the EnergyShield Wall Builder Tool, an industry resource designed for contractors and architects seeking guidance on designing with polyiso wall insulation. The EnergyShield Wall Builder Tool is hosted on the Atlas Roof & Wall Insulation website and allows any user to virtually construct a wall layer by layer. As each layer is chosen, the user can see the wall rendering as it is assembled. Once the user has created a final product, the rendering of the…

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Backpack Designed to Improve Induction Welding

SFS Group USA, Inc. (SFS) launches the new isoweld Backpack, a portable and versatile induction welder for installing single ply membrane. Providing the same functions as the isoweld 3000 stand-up tool — the Backpack system offers greater speed and agility.

The isoweld Backpack system includes a power generator that is interchangeable with the isoweld 3000 stand-up tool frame, replaceable closed cell foam shoulder straps with integral waist strap, and the original low profile hand-held…

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ARMA’s New Video Illustrates Why Homeowners Need Proper Attic Ventilation

Is your roof properly ventilated? The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s (ARMA) latest whiteboard video outlines the components to a properly functioning attic ventilation system and the many ways it benefits a roof, such as protection against shingle deterioration and roof system damage.

“How Does Proper Attic Ventilation Protect my Roof?” highlights how a balanced system of intake and exhaust results in a continuous flow of air in an unconditioned attic, helping to reduce…

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IRCC Confirms Lionel van der Walt as 2018 Keynote Speaker

The 2018 International Roof Coatings Conference (IRCC) is pleased to have new RCI Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer Lionel van der Walt kick off the biannual event in Chicago. As an organizational strategy and analysis expert, van der Walt has a unique background to bring to the building industry with more than 20 years of international executive leadership and association experience.

The conference will be held July 23 – 26, 2018 at the Fairmont Chicago Millennium…

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DaVinci Roofscapes Recycles 820,000 Pounds of Waste

Efficient operations, new blending systems and a dedicated focus on the environment allowed DaVinci Roofscapes to recycle 820,000 pounds of composite scrap in 2017. The excess shake and slate roofing tiles were crushed, then ground down and used to create starter tiles for the roofing company.

“The big story this past year is that our company molded 30 percent more pounds of roofing tiles than in 2016 while simultaneously reducing our scrap by 242,000 pounds over the past year,” says…

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¿Los clavos para techo están sobrevalorados?

¿Los clavos para techo están sobrevalorados?
¿Qué es más importante para prevenir la voladura de tejas: los clavos o el adhesivo? GAF decidió descubrirlo al hacer soplar vientos de fuerza huracanada de 153 mph en un techo que se mantiene unido sin clavos: solo con el Adhesivo Dura Grip™ de GAP. Nunca recomendaríamos instalar un techo sin clavos, pero después de ver esta demostración en video, la próxima vez que alguien hable sobre sus listones casi sin clavar, quizás quiera preguntar, "¿Dónde está tu Dura Grip™?"
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Rigid Insulation Designed for Variety of Commercial Wall Assemblies

Atlas EnergyShield Pro is a rigid insulation designed for commercial wall assemblies. With thousands of NFPA 285 approved assemblies, EnergyShield Pro can be used in a variety of wall configurations, according to the manufacturer. In addition, the product offers a high R-value and meets rigorous testing requirements for use as a weather-resistant barrier (WRB) and as an air barrier.

Available with foil or coated glass facers, EnergyShield Pro products offer options for vapor closed or vapor…

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IKO Holds Grand Opening Celebration for New Plant in Hillsboro, Texas

IKO held an official grand opening ceremony to celebrate the opening of the company’s newest production facility in Hillsboro, Texas. According to Marketing Director Carol Perkins, local dignitaries and IKO customers were on hand to attend the ribbon-cutting ceremony and tour the plant during the grand opening celebration held March 22. The new plant began producing product in late December.

The 250,000-square-foot production and warehouse facility is historic for IKO as it completes the…

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Adjustable Roof Anchor Also Aids Ladder Access on Steep-Slope Roofs

The RIDGEPRO is a versatile and adjustable roof anchor that can be connected to the peak before stepping onto a steep-slope roof, allowing a safely transition on and off ladders on roofs with pitches ranging from 6/12 to 12/12. The innovative arch straddles ridge vents, and the adjustable, pitch-specific settings are designed to maximize contact between the RIDGEPRO and the roof surface, offering faster access to the peak than standard rope-and-harness techniques, according to the…

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CertainTeed Solar Products Now Available through United Electric Supply

CertainTeed is now distributing its Apollo II solar roofing systems and US Series solar modules in the eastern United States. Both of these highly-efficient and aesthetically pleasing solutions offer installers and their customers the strongest warranty in the industry, backed by the stability of CertainTeed’s century-long legacy of roofing manufacturing in the United States, according to the company.

“We’re very excited about our new partnership with United Electric Supply,” said…

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Adhesive-Free Roofing System Eliminates Temperature Restrictions

Carlisle SynTec Systems introduces its RapidLock (RL) Roofing System. This adhesive-free system uses VELCRO Brand Securable Solutions to fully attach 115-mil FleeceBACK RL EPDM or FleeceBACK RL TPO to InsulBase RL or SecurShield HD RL polyiso insulation. According to the manufacturer, the RapidLock system does away with temperature restrictions, has no VOCs or odors, offers wind uplift ratings comparable to traditional fully adhered single-ply systems and has a Factory Mutual 1-90 approval…

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GAF 2018 EMMY WIN

GAF 2018 EMMY WIN
And the Emmy Goes To…GAF!

We are incredibly proud to announce that GAF has received its first-ever Emmy® Award! Presented by the New York Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, GAF’s “Join the Crew” video was the winner in the public service category. Executive Producer John Rathjen & Editor/Videographer, Marcus Thompson were on hand to receive the award. The gala event took place on Saturday, April 14 in Times Square, at the Marriott Marquis.

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