New Products

Products of interest to building professionals, particularly metal roofing installers, metal builders and low-rise builders.

Nationwide Protective Coating introduces new color pigment system

Nationwide Protective Coating Mfrs., Inc., has recently introduced COOL COLORS with ColorActiv® Technology, a highly reflective, energy-saving colorant with excellent fade resistance. The new color pigments were originally designed for military applications. The reduction in surface temperatures provided stealth capabilities against thermographic heat-seeking radars to military vehicles and structures. This same technology is now...

New Flat Head Deck Screws from Levi’s

Levi’s introduces Flat Head Deck Screws into its extensive line of fasteners/screws. Uses range from conventional decking to roofing furring strip applications. Levi’s offers five lengths in #9/#10. A high quality, long-lasting salt spray coating ensures corrosion resistance and a long-life for deck screw application. Bucket storage makes the Deck Screws easy to use on the...

Discovering a cure for concrete cancer

Researchers at the University of British Columbia, Okanagan Campus, have discovered a cure for concrete cancer utilizing discarded glass. Concrete cancer is a chemical reaction that leads to the degradation of concrete. “Every year, millions of tons of glass bypass recycling centers and end up in North American landfills,” says Assoc. Prof. of Engineering...

Valspar Introduces Fluropon® Pure

New Coating Advances Sustainability in Architecture Industry MINNEAPOLIS – Valspar, an industry leader in architectural coatings products, is introducing the newest addition to its Fluropon® 70 percent PVDF family of coil and extrusion coatings, Fluropon Pure. In making the announcement, Jeff Alexander, Valspar VP of sales, coil and extrusion division, said, “We know the architecture...

Redesigned Petersen Catalog Features Five New PAC-CLAD Products

Petersen introduces five new products in the PAC-CLAD lineup, all beautifully presented in its redesigned corporate catalog. The updated catalog also includes new, enhanced features for an existing product, plus 30 new photographs of inspirational architecture designed using PAC-CLAD roof and wall products. The new catalog is available for viewing or downloading in the...

IMETCO Announces New Metal Rainscreen Builder App

IMETCO (Innovative Metals Company, Inc.) recently launched its metal rainscreen builder app, allowing customers to virtually build a custom IntelliScreen system by choosing components best suited for their environment and project requirements. The easy-to-use app provides a finished rendering for use in architectural specifications or project submittals. IMETCO‘s new metal rainscreen builder app allows users to build a...

Lester Building Systems Launches New Patented Metal Roof System

New Product Gives Consumers Innovative Upgrade with Big Savings. Paul Boor, vice president of engineering at Lester Building Systems, asked himself a simple question. How can we make a better metal roof system? Specifically, can we make one that delivers the benefits of both a standing seam roof and a through-fastened roof? The answer?...

New Products: sliding door hardware in oil-rubbed bronze

Transform any interior opening or doorway with this unique and innovative design for sliding doors that saves space and creates a decorative enclosure for any room. National Hardware offers the new interior sliding door hardware in a rustic oil-rubbed bronze horseshoe kit and a bold, contemporary satin nickel kit.  

Englert Teams With Swenson Shear; Introduces The Metalman Snaptable

Englert Inc., the New Jersey-based supplier of painted metal coil and metal fabricating machinery for the roofing and gutter industry, and Swenson Shear of Ceres, California, manufacturer of innovative tools to speed the preparation and installation of metal panels, have announced a strategic alliance to provide the Metalman Snaptable HD, and The Metalman Snaptable...

New Product: Brake Accelerator for metal bending

After spending a week bending metal for roofing, siding and windows of a large house under renovation, general contractor Lee Buck, owner of Buck’s Remodeling, knew there had to be a better way. “I tried other metal [brake] attachments in the past and the process was still not fast enough. Then, in the middle...