Product Focus on Adhesives
Two-Part Polyurethane Adhesive • Firestone Building Products
Firestone Building Products UltraPly™ TPO XR Stick Adhesive helps minimize the effects of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) on the environment. With many options to fit methods of application for roofing professionals, the two-part polyurethane adhesive can be used over many existing substrates including insulation, concrete, wood and metal. The adhesive can be applied in ribbons or 4-, 6- or 12-inch beads, depending on jobsite requirements. A low-VOC and low odor adhesive, it is available in easy-to-use twin cartridges and 5-gallon bag-in-a-box packages. Additionally, it can be covered under a 20-year Firestone Building Products Red Shield™ Warranty. For more information, visit http://firestonebpco.com/roofing/accessories/ultraply-tpo-xr-stick-adhesive/.
Universal Adhesive • Chem Link
M-1 from Chem Link is a universal adhesive/sealant formulated for many roofing applications including flashing repair, sealing coping and termination bars, and repairing leaks. It’s a polyether, so it reacts with moisture to cure. It’s effective on damp surfaces and can even be utilized in standing water for emergency leak repairs. The adhesive adheres to most common construction materials, doesn’t shrink and applies down to 32 degrees Fahrenheit. M-1 is solvent free, odor free and presents no toxic risk to contractors or building inhabitants. Millions and millions of cartridges have been sold over the past 23 years. For more information, visit www.chemlink.com.
Membrane Adhesive • The Garland Company
Garland’s cold-applied Green-Lock® Membrane Adhesive bonds roof base and cap sheets securely together, enabling VOC-free installation from the deck to the top coat. This fast-curing adhesive eliminates the adverse effects typically associated with solvent-based products such as odors and disruptions to building occupants. The adhesive is solvent free and easy to apply. For more information, visit www.garlandco.com/products/adhesives/cold/green-lock-membrane.html.
PVC Bonding Adhesive • Mule-Hide Products
HydroBond™ Water-Based PVC Bonding Adhesive from Mule-Hide Products delivers a high-strength, long-lasting bond while giving contractors the convenience and time savings of a single-side, wet lay-in application. Formulated to bond PVC membranes to a variety of porous and non-porous substrates, it can be used on surfaces with slopes of up to 2:12 and as a contact adhesive in applications with steeper slopes. It can be applied to the substrate quickly and easily using a roller or sprayer. The membrane is then rolled into place and smoothed out, with no flash-off time. The adhesive is formulated with low volatile organic compound (VOC) content. For more information, visit www.mulehide.com.
Metal Roof Sealant • Novagard Solutions
Novagard Solutions introduces Novaflex® Metal Roof Sealant for commercial and residential metal roofing applications. This product offers superior performance and adhesion, and easier use and clean-up than traditional, solvent-based or polyurethane sealants. Novaflex is a specially engineered silicone metal roof sealant that has been shown to offer more outstanding adhesion to Kynar® coated metal, steel and aluminum metal roof substrates than other roofing sealants. It offers better UV resistance, better weatherability, tack free time of less than 15 minutes, total cure in as little as 24 hours, has shrinkage on cure of 1-4 percent, extrudes easily down to 0 degrees Fahrenheit and is mildew resistant. For more information, call 800-380-0138 or visit www.novagard.com.
Insulation Adhesive • OMG Roofing Products
OlyBond500 Insulation Adhesive by OMG Roofing Products is a fast-acting, two-component, low-rise polyurethane foam for securing insulation to roof decks. With more than a billion square feet installed, it is a trusted name in roof insulation adhesives. OlyBond500 does not create any odors or noise that can disturb building occupants, and is ideal for new or re-roofing projects. When applied with OMG’s patented PaceCart 2, it can improve productivity and performance, allowing for application of up to 60 squares per hour. Accepted by most system manufacturers and compatible with most roof decks, substrates and cover boards. For more information, visit www.omgroofing.com.
High-Performance Sealants • Triangle Fastener Corp.
TFC offers a full line of high-performance sealants for the roofing industry. The company’s ULTRA1000® Silicone Sealant is engineered for long life and produces superior adhesion to metal, coated metals, wood, masonry, PVC and most common construction materials. Next, the APS 500™Advanced Polymer Sealant is formulated to provide the strength of polyurethanes with the weathering resistance of silicones, and it is paintable. Finally, TFC 100™ and TFC 116™ Polyurethane Sealant are formulated to cure rapidly and are available in many colors. They are UV resistant and provide long-life performance. They are available in smooth or textured finish. For more information, visit www.trianglefastener.com.
Flashing Cement • RM Lucas
RM Lucas continues to build upon its line of repair and maintenance products for the professional roofing industry. Lucas #6500 Universal Flashing Cement is a solvent-based synthetic elastomeric resin that will work in all weather conditions. It is available in white or black and adheres to asphalt, mod-bit, TPO, PVC, Hypalon, metal and EPDM. The specially formulated polyolefin fibers add reinforcement and body to allow for both horizontal and vertical applications. Lucas #6500 is perfect for wet or dry repairs and can even be used as an underwater repair material. For more information, visit www.rmlucas.com.
Leak Repair Cement • Topps Products
Topps Polyprene® is a high-performance leak repair cement. New and improved with special wet-surface adhesives for emergency weather repairs, it is the multi-purpose, multi-surface cement that does it all. It can be used for general reinforcement and repairs to flashings around equipment, and for crack repairs and in gaps. The product is available in gray or bone white, and in easier-to-handle 3-gallon pails and tubes. Roofing materials expand and contract at different rates, which puts stress on seams and areas around penetrations, vents, signs, flashings, pitch pockets, joints and rooftop equipment. This product stops leaks from recurring. For more information, visit www.toppsproducts.com/index.php/polyprene-special-for-best-roof-repairs.
Foamable Adhesive • Royal Adhesives & Sealants
One Step™ Foamable Adhesive is specifically formulated to reduce contractor liability, increase productivity and perform consistently every time. One Step Technology provides true all-weather performance in one single adhesive grade. Utilizing our contractor-preferred application equipment, the adhesive cannot be applied off-ratio. The adhesives are easier to work with on sloped, vertical and rough surfaces. There is a One Step Adhesive available for use with most OEM Roofing Systems. For more information, visit www.royaladhesives.com.