Latest Products

  • TFC expands Blazer line of stainless cap screws Triangle Fastener has added two new sizes to its Blazer Stainless Cap Head Drill Screw line. Now available are a #12-24 x 1-¼ inch and 2-inch Blazer-5 designed to attach steel, aluminum or stainless steel to steel substrates from .125 inch up to .500 inch thick. Features and Benefits: Blazer-5 Point drills and taps up to ½ ...
  • Green Span Profiles Introduces New RidgeLine Roof Panel Green Span Profiles has added an insulated roof panel to its product line. RidgeLine is a patented (U.S. 9,206,606 B2) 2-3/8-inch tall mechanically seamed roofing panel covering 42 inches, with thickness options of 2.5, 3, 4 and 5 inches. The core is a continuously poured-in-place, polyisocyanurate insulating foam. Exterior and interior metal panels are available ...
  • MFM Building Products Issues New Brochure MFM Building Products, a manufacturer of a full envelope of waterproofing and weather barrier products for the building industry, recently issued their 2016 Weatherproofing & Sealing Systems brochure which outlines the company’s full complement of exterior, self-adhering waterproofing products. The eight-page brochure highlights each of MFM’s product categories, which include Roofing Membranes, Roofing Underlayments, Window Tapes ...
  • CCA and beyond: Maximizing the performance of preservative-treated wood – By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder magazine  – It’s been nearly 12 years since new measures were put in place to help resolve a controversy over the use of CCA (chromated copper arsenate) in the treatment of wood products to ward off rot, decay and termites. Although the science of CCA never uncovered any smoking gun to ...
  • A common mistake in treated wood selection for ground contact – By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – Colin McCown, Executive Vice President of AWPA (American Wood Protection Association), cautions against assuming that all treated wood you purchase off the shelf is suitable for ground contact applications. A particular problem is that most 2×4, 6, -8, -10 and -12 lumber is treated for above ground use, ...
  • Quick guide to fasteners for treated wood By Sharon Thatcher, Rural Builder Magazine – A surprising amount of science goes in to the making of those small but mighty screws, bolts and connectors used in preservative-treated woods. The science has been standardized by ASTM, with box labeling used to help builders simplify the user process. Joe Stager, vice president for product development and marketing ...
  • MORIN Products Offers Options For Warehouse Metal was the clear cladding material choice for architects charged with designing the San Francisco Wholesale Produce Market’s newest produce distribution warehouse. With custom color requirements and an aesthetic desire for a variety of profiles, Morin, a Kingspan Group Company, became the supplier of choice. The site of a former Army supply depot hosts this new ...
  • Triangle Fastener Introduces 5/16” BLAZER Drill Screws John Puhr, industry veteran with Triangle Fastener Corp. for over 35 years, is pleased to announce a new addition to their BLAZER Drill Screw line. “Quick…what is the largest diameter self-drilling screw readily available from stock? If you said a ¼”, you would be correct until recently.” Triangle Fastener Corp. (TFC) recently introduced the 5/16” diameter BLAZER ...
  • Historic new energy standards for commercial air conditioners, furnaces The U.S. Department of Energy has announced historic new efficiency standards for commercial air conditioners and furnaces. Developed with industry, utilities, and environmental groups, these standards will save more energy than any other standard issued by the Department to date. Over the lifetime of the products, businesses will save $167 billion on their utility bills ...
  • Metl-Span releases white paper on benefits, advantages of IMPs LEWISVILLE, Texas  – Metl-Span LLC has posted a white paper on its website detailing the many benefits and advantages of Insulated Metal Panel (IMP) Systems as building components, specifically walls and roofing. The white paper cites IMPs as a pre-manufactured version of a “universal wall” or “perfect wall.” It also discusses the physics of insulated metal ...
  • AppliCad Updates Roof Wizard AppliCad USA recently released version 8.0 of its flagship Roof Wizard roofing and cladding take-off software. For existing customers, the Roof Wizard V8 update is a simple web-based download that takes just minutes to complete. The update will not affect current settings, material definitions or current work. All existing customers, with current support agreements will be ...
  • Swenson Shear Launches the Trailer Option WEB-SwensonTrailerOptionSwenson Shear, a leader in the metal roofing industry, recently released a Trailer option for the Snap Table Collection. Highlights include: The SnapTable trailer is designed as a utility trailer for a multitude of applications. The trailer fits both the SnapTable HD and SnapTable PRO. The SnapTable is removable to be used as a utility trailer. The SnapTable Trailer ...
  • Paint-Shield Reduces Heat, Drops Cooling Costs Want an innovative way to drop cooling costs up to 40 percent? American Nano Coating Paint-Shield is becoming an easy, cost-effective and environmentally-friendly alternative to air-conditioning—not just for the savings to the hip pocket. Paint-Shield is a heat reflecting advanced water-based acrylic paint (so it is non-hazardous) utilizing the latest in micro crystal technology and applies like normal paint to ...
  • New Product: Shear-X offers stability for continuous ridge vents Stability is an issue for continuous ridge vents on buildings in areas where wind shear and seismic activity exist. A one-of-a-kind solution has been developed by Garwood Manufacturing, Inc. Shear-X is a 33-mil steel brace that easily installs on the ridge line of any type of roof: asphalt, shingle, metal or tile, and provides continuous ...
  • AWC releases Energy UA Calculator app LEESBURG, VA. – The American Wood Council (AWC) has released an app which will calculate a code-compliant opaque wall or fenestration U-factor. The app calculation is based upon the Total UA alternative compliance method permitted by the International Code Council’s 2012 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC) or International Residential Code (IRC). This new Energy UA Calculator is ...
  • McElroy Metal Introduces New Metal Roofing Profile The Milan Shingle from McElroy Metal offers a new metal roofing option for homeowners and commercial building owners seeking an attractive and durable roofing solution. The 29-gauge Milan Shingle is available in eight PVDF colors as well as seven PVDF Designer Prints that simulate Cedar Shake and Slate. McElroy offers a complete system, including starter edge, ...
  • New Tech Machinery To Celebrate 25 Years! Next year, during 2016, New Tech Machinery will be celebrating 25 years in the business of making one of the world’s best portable roll forming equipment. Started in 1991, New Tech Machinery began with the MACH II gutter machine and then the SSP roof panel machine (no longer produced). Since then, New Tech Machinery now offers ...
  • MetalTech-USA Introduces Strata Panels MetalTech-USA, a distributor and manufacturer of architectural metal cladding systems, recently introduced Strata, a new surface texture developed as an attractive and economical option to enhance their line of architectural metal cladding products. Strata consists of breaks, or shallow striations, in the flat surface of the metal running longitudinally. Strata adds a layer of visual dimension ...
  • Schweiss Doors breaks out latest innovations HECTOR, Minn. – The engineering team at Schweiss Doors has developed an easy-to-grease hinge for its hydraulic doors. The new hinge design with grease zerks on every hinge allows users to easily grease hinges from the underside of the doorframe without having to remove the top rubber weatherseal. The wrap-around hinge brackets connect directly to the ...
  • Varco Pruden expands product line with Web-Restrained Brace MEMPHIS, TN – Varco Pruden Buildings recently launched Web-Restrained Brace (WRB) – an all-steel buckling-restrained brace for projects in earthquake prone regions. Developed due to code changes that increased seismic design requirements and created new limitations, WRB provides VP Builders an economical solution for these challenging jobs. Primarily for jobs where seismic forces govern design, WRB ...