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                               updated 8/26/2011



  Gutter Screen

MicroGuard, the gutter screen with micro filtration technology from Englert, Inc., is now available to customers in four foot lengths. The new screen offers the same angled micro-perforations that block large debris from entering the gutter while allowing rainwater to flow through freely. The new four foot MicroGuard filter is extremely stable and wind resistant. Each four foot section is easy to install requiring only three zip screws guaranteeing secure and maintenance-free leaf protection. The sections are made of sturdy 032 gauge aluminium and have 2,000 holes per lineal foot to maximize drainage. It is sold through independent roofers, gutter installers and home improvement companies throughout the United State. It competes against other less durable screens not as effective in filtering water because of clogging. The filter features a raised, stepped groove to prevent water from splashing back underneath roof shingles. The gutter screen does not penetrate shingles and won’t violate roofing material warranties.

For more information, call 800-Englert.

Construction DF150-CS Stapler

With its first entry into pneumatic cap fastening, Duo-Fast® Construction has taken aim at pro users’ most common complaints. The DF150-CS Cap Stapler is far faster than hand stapling, more maneuverable and reliable than competitor cap fastening systems and designed to get the job done right every time. Firing staples and plastic button caps in a single operation, Duo-Fast’s DF150-CS is ideal for installing roofing felt, plastic sheathing and house wrap materials. An in-line magazine keeps the tool compact and balanced for consistent, precise drives every time. Along with great balance, the tool is one of the lightest in its class, which reduces user fatigue throughout the day. As with many Duo-Fast tools, the DF150-CS was designed in conjunction with an innovative fastener system for optimized performance in the most common applications. The patented Duo-Caps system features a proprietary button cap design that stays tight and flush over time to resist tearing of roof felt or house wrap materials and to resist water damage.

  For more information, call 888-631-2020 or visit 


Three-Beam Line Laser

DEWALT announced the launch of its new Line Laser (DW089K), which features multiple design enhancements to improve productivity on the job site. The line laser is ideal for professionals tasked with residential and commercial applications such as installing cabinets, drop ceilings, chair rails or doors and windows. It can also be used when installing floor and wall tile or mapping wall layout. Unlike many line lasers on the market, the DW089K features a second plumb line that forms a 90-degree intersecting line on the floor and ceiling. This third vertical beam allows contractors to use the tool for layout applications without the need for a second laser, saving time and allowing users to be as productive as possible. For commercial wall layout applications, the line laser has a track clearance of over 1-3/4 inch, which means there is no need for additional accessories to raise the laser over drywall track. The tool will come standard with a three-year limited warranty, one-year free service contract and 90-day money-back guarantee. The one-year free service contract includes two calibrations. 

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   HotSeam System  

The low-profile HotSeam roof ice prevention system is designed to prevent the formation of dangerous ice dams that can form on standing seam metal roofs. It attaches to existing standing seam metal roofs to create an effective melt path for snow. The new patent-pending system employs UL-Listed self-regulating commercial grade heat tape contained beneath a specially-designed metal raceway, firmly pressing the heat tape against the existing metal roof panel along each standing seam. By conducting thermal energy directly to the exposed roof panel, the new product actually makes the metal roof a part of the ice prevention system. Snow melt drains efficiently from the roof structure, avoiding the formation of ice dams and preventing water from pooling and backing up into the building, where it has the potential to cause extensive property damage, such as mildew, mold (sometimes toxic mold) and structural rot.

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Roof Pro Generators

Hy-Tech Products’ Roof Pro Generators are the first generators specifically designed for the roofing industry. There are four sizes available 12,500 watt, 7,500 watt, 4,000 watt and 2,800 watt. The 12,500 watt can simultaneously power one 240-volt tool and up to three 120-volt tools, while the 2,800 watt is hand-held for greater mobility. All generators include durable Honda engines and extended-run fuel tanks.

 For more information, call 800-635-0384 or visit

Serpent Ventilated Safety Helmet

For workers who dread wearing uncomfortable, hot safety helmets on the job site, extra comfort features can make the difference. Gateway Safety’s Serpent Ventilated Safety Helmet offers all-day comfort, light weight, and excellent ventilation combined with optimal head injury protection. Serpent’s sleek snake head shell style also keeps workers looking good while staying safe. Serpent is ultra light and comfortable at just 13.1 ounces, with a six-point nylon suspension system. A rotating ratchet adjustment easily fits over the nape of the neck for a comfortable, secure fit. And because heat buildup under the helmet can cause fatigue and heat stress, ventilated Serpent is the ideal choice. Its CoolSense airflow system, along with six vents along the peak of the helmet, promotes heat release and keeps workers cool. Additional features include a cushioned brow pad that absorbs moisture and perspiration and a rain trough to divert water from workers’ faces. The Serpent shell is made of a sturdy high-density polyethylene material that provides exceptional impact protection without adding weight. Gateway Safety’s Serpent complies with the ANSI Z89.1 Standard for Type I, Class C helmets.

For more information, call 800-822-5347;

fax 216-889-1200;  or visit


StressPly E High-Tensile Membrane

Garland’s newest StressPly® E (Environmental) modified bitumen membrane offers 500 lbf./in. of tensile strength a variety of post- and pre- consumer recyclable materials and rapidly renewable resources for increased sustainability. This high-strength, puncture- and fatigue-resistant membrane makes an ideal waterproofing and reinforcement layer for applications demanding a high level of environmental responsibility. The new StressPly E membrane retains the high-performance capabilities of earlier versions of the product, while setting a new industry standard for the incorporation of environmentally responsible materials. In addition, the membranes can be installed using Garland’s Green-Lock® Membrane Adhesive for 100 percent VOC-free, odor-free application. As the robust weathering membrane in a multi-ply system, StressPly E membranes provide the security and longevity of multi-ply construction with the flexibility and elongation of an elastomeric system.

For more information, call 800-321-9336 or visit



MAX USA CORP. announces the availability of their new CN445R2 to the North and South American markets. MAX has reduced the end user cost while maintaining the key features professional contractors need on job sites. One extraordinary feature is the patent pending nose design that actually reduces the amount of time spent cleaning tar from the tool, which reduces clean up time and increases productivity. The product features maintenance free filter (U.S. Patent 5637125) that captures dirt and sand down to 11 microns, a trigger lock for safety, removable contact foot for easy cleaning, full round driver blade, dial adjustable depth control, nose magnet to shoot all nails in a coil, a new rapid fire trigger and shingle guide making it the lightest most powerful roofer on the market. MAX also offers a vinyl siding attachment to use the CN445R2 for siding applications. Applications include roofing, vinyl siding, wire lath, box assembly, cement board

For more information, call 800-223-4293

Bayer Material science LLC introduces Baytec Sil 100, a 100 percent solids silicone
elastomeric coating for protection of roofs and other architectural surfaces. Baytec Sil 100
contains no petroleum solvents, is low odor and very low VOC. It meets LEED guidelines as
a low-emitting and high reflectance material, is Title 24 compliant, and has been extensively
tested to meet industry standards such as UL 790, ASTM D-6694-01, and Miami-Dade County
Product Control Approval. The coating is a breathable membrane and extremely durable, with superior weathering and water resistance characteristics. It can be used alone and in conjunction with spray polyurethane foam for the restoration of most roofing types. It can also be used as a

topcoat over polyurethane elastomeric base coats for improved traffic and impact resistance. Other product

benefits include: Inorganic materials that provide durability and longer wear; easy application with a sprayer, roller

or brush; application at low temperatures, to 10 degrees Celsius; and no thinning or reducing required.

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To provide added moisture protection and energy savings in commercial roofing applications, Firestone Building Products Company, LLC, is now offering a vapor
barrier membrane for the commercial building industry. V-Force Vapor Barrier
Membrane can be used as a reliable vapor barrier and self-adhered temporary roof,
providing an excellent, multi-functional solution for quickly weatherproofing new

construction or re-roof projects. V-Force membrane may be used over a variety of

substrates, including concrete, plywood, DensDeck Prime roof board, exterior gypsum and other Firestone-
approved substrates primed with V-Force solvent-based or water-based primer. Installing the membrane over
substrates encloses any openings, reducing heating and cooling loss and increasing the building’s energy
efficiency. V-Force membrane’s high tensile woven polyethylene surface provides a smooth and ideal surface
for the adhesion of Firestone insulation products above the barrier and aggressive adhesion to substrates
below. This allows the insulation to be mechanically attached without affecting the integrity of the roof.
V-Force membrane also features a high density, quick and easy release film allowing for incredible ease of


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               Sealed-Blok Self-Retracting Lifeline

Capital Safety, home of the DBI-SALA and PROTECTA brands of fall protection equipment,
introduces the new DBI-SALA 85 and 130-foot Sealed-Blok Self-Retracting Lifelines (SRL).
These new SRL’s, an addition to Capital Safety’s extensive line of industry-leading Sealed-Blok
self-retracting lifelines, are designed to withstand the harshest operating environments and
include features that maximize work site versatility and lower the cost of ownership. Industry-
first features new to the 85 and 130-foot Sealed-Blok SRL’s include an optional RSQ dual-mode
rescue capability, a FAST-Line field replaceable lifeline, IP68 sealed rating certification and a
secondary fall arrest rated anchor point. In addition, units are available with an integrated
retrieval winch. The new 85 and 130-foot Sealed-Blok SRL’s are the first sealed self-retracting
lifelines to achieve the IP68 sealed rating certification. This code, as defined by international
standard IEC 60529, describes the product’s ability to seal out solids and liquids such as dirt,
dust and water. Sealed-Blok SRL’s also offer the highest weight capacity of any SRL on the market at 420
pounds. In addition, a built-in carrying handle certified as a secondary fall arrest anchor point provides the
user with a dropped-objects protection tie-off point.

For more information, call 800-328-6146 or visit

Source: Roofing Contractor Magazine