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The new UniRoof E; now with 40mm welding!

February 13, 2013

Leister introduced the new and improved UniRoof E 40mm at the 2013 IRE in San Antonio last week.

Leister_UNIROOF-E-40mm

With its 1.6-inch overlap nozzle, the UNIROOF E 40 mm provides upward of 2900 watts of power with only a 13-amp current. That’s 25 percent more heat than its predecessor, the UNIROOF E. The new nozzle, combined with additional weight over the contact roller, ensures high-quality, uniform welds across roof sheeting made from TPO / FPO, PVC, ECB, EPDM and CSPE. The previous UNIROOF E only had 30 mm welding capabilities.

In addition, the UNIROOF E 40 mm’s compact design makes it ideal for small roofs (less than 5,382 square feet) and areas that are not easily accessible with other welders

UNIROOF E 40 mm features include a controlled temperature and drive output that automatically compensates for voltage fluctuations, ergonomic operation thanks to a new guide bar, high-quality rustproof materials and ample power reserves.  The UNIROOF E 40 mm is the ideal tool for smaller craft and trade businesses (roofers/carpenters), for special applications in poorly accessible roof areas or as an introductory tool for startup companies in the roof sector. The newly developed 40 mm nozzle, combined with the additional weight positioned directly over the contact roller, ensures the highest quality – and all this based on only a 13 A connection current.

Our Kent branch has moved!

December 3, 2012

We have moved from Kent, WA down I-167 to a larger warehouse in Pacific!  Our new address in the Pacific Northwest is:

140 County Line Road SW
Suite 102
Pacific, WA 98047

Pacific WA

Our phone, fax and email addresses haven’t changed.  What has changed is we’ve almost doubled our warehouse size so that we’ll be sure to have the tools and equipment you need to get the job done right!

Can 4 degrees matter that much?

November 29, 2012

Beware when the temperature drops!

Cold Process Roofs can be applied all year round.  However, petroleum products are temperature-sensitive.  When the temperature drops below 75°F, the viscosity, or flow characteristics, of petroleum products changes and is difficult to work.

Roofmaster patented Warm-Master in 1976 as an in-line heat exchange unit to return material to a sprayable viscosity by warming it indirectly.  This eliminates the need for thinning the material with dangerous solvents or scorching it with a direct flame.  The material is warmed as it is pressure-pumped from a material pump through the Warm-Master to the roof.

Introducing Roofmaster’s New Drain Portal

July 3, 2012

We were excited to introduce our new drains portal, drains.roofmaster.com at last week’s Western States Roofing Expo in Las Vegas.

This new site allows you to use our step by step Advanced Drain Finder to find virtually any drain, dome or ring.  It also features a Drain FAQ, Advanced Search, Spec Sheets and info on the differences between New Installation and RetroFit drains.

Roofmaster features drains by leading Manufacturers such as Marathon, Josam, Smith, Zurn, LSP, Thunderbird and Frank Pattern.

This new site can help you identify and replace all those broken and hard to find cast iron rings and domes based on measurements taken in the field.

Come see us at Western States RCA!

June 22, 2012

We’ll be at the WSRCA Show at the Paris Hotel in Las Vegas June 24-26 2012, located in Island F.

We’re celebrating our 60th Anniversary this year, come stop by and say hi.  We have some new faces, products and programs that you won’t want to miss!

OSHA emphasizes the need for fall protection at work sites

May 24, 2012

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is stressing the importance of fall-protection measures at work sites after four accidents in New Jersey. Construction firms should provide their workers with fall-protection equipment such as guardrails, safety nets, body harnesses and lanyards, said Robert Kulick, OSHA regional administrator in New York. The Star-Ledger (Newark, N.J.)

Guardrail with base and toeboard

Roofing Supply Group to be acquired by private equity group

April 24, 2012

PRNews reporting that RSG is to be acquired by Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC from The Sterling Group.

Full story

Better Spreaders – A Better Alternative!

April 10, 2012

You don’t have to rely on paint rollers or spray rigs to put down adhesives on your single ply or EPDM jobs.  If you want to increase your efficiency over rollers but want to avoid the hassle of clean-up, you can turn to The Better Spreader.  This newer series of applicators was developed for roofers interested in competing more effectively in today’s market by a roofer.

This one-step, dispensing and rolling system comes in 4 different models and replacement rollers.

The original model was the 14″ Better Spreader.  It suspends a 5 gallon can of bonding adhesives directly over a 14″ roller, for a quick, clean bonding adhesive dispenser that eliminates the mess of hand rolling and spray rigs while saving you time and money.

The Better Spreader

The next model is the Doublewide Better Spreader.  This is a 27″ double version of the original Better Spreader that doubles the speed and applies your adhesive in one, continuous motion resulting in a streamlined distribution three times the width of 9″ rollers.

Doublewide Better Spreader

The third model is The Super Spreader.  This behemoth accurately applies more than 300 sq. ft. per minute! Its 40″ polyethylene tank allows fast application and easy clean-up. Forty-inch disposable rollers make accurate coverage simple and FAST in three easy steps:
Fill • Apply • Drain

Super Spreader

The newest model is the Super-Mini Spreader.  This is the 14″ version of the Super Spreader – perfect for the smaller, detail jobs.  The Super-Mini, with 14-inch disposable rollers, has the same easy clean-up polyethylene tank, but in the smaller size. No need to put holes in cans. Pour just what you need into the 5-gallon tank.

Super-Mini Spreader

Replacement rollers are available for every model.  For easy shipping, they come 9 per carton.

Secure Your Load – Use A Truck Tarp

March 6, 2012

How many times have you been on the freeway, minding your own business, trying to get to work, when all of a sudden you’re pulled out of autopilot by something smacking your windshield.  Whether a piece of tire, scrap, trash or other unknown flying object, we’ve all been victims of windshield pits, cracks, or worse.

Did you know that Federal regulations require all motor vehicles transporting cargo on public roads must be loaded and equipped, and the cargo secured, in accordance with DOT regulation 393, Subpart I?  This regulations reads (in part):

“Each commercial motor vehicle must, when transporting cargo on public roads, be loaded and equipped, and the cargo secured, in accordance with this subpart to prevent the cargo from leaking, spilling, blowing or falling from the motor vehicle.”

Essentially, whether you’re hauling garbage, recycling, tear-off or scrap, you need to have your load covered.  Over 18′, it’s suggested you get a mechanical tarping system, but for most stake-beds or dump trucks that are 16′ or shorter, a mesh truck tarp is the perfect solution.

Our Truck Mesh tarps are made of PVC coated polyester open-mesh fabric that has double folded hems for reinforcement and have aluminum grommets every 3 feet. These are ideal for covering trucks loaded with debris or materials that need general protection, but the “sail” effect caused by solid tarps creates a lot of wind drag that may not be desirable.

Come visit us at the 2012 International Roofing Expo!

February 10, 2012

We’ll be in Orlando February 22-24 at the 2012 IRE!  Come see us in booth 1247 at the Orange County Convention Center, South Hall A.  We’ll have the newly redesigned Lazer Wagon, (which melts and applies APP Modified-Bitumen roofing fast and economically, eliminating the costs of adhesives) along with our other signature “Yellow” items and the nation’s leading roof flashing paint.

You’ll also meet our newest member of the Roofmaster Team, Glenn Beacham!  Glenn is our new South East Territory Manager, based in Birmingham


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