The new UniRoof E; now with 40mm welding!

February 13, 2013 by

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 by

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 by

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.

El Niño Update

September 6, 2012 by

Supported by the model forecasts and the continued warmth across the Pacific Ocean, the official forecast calls for the development of most likely a weak El Niño during September 2012, persisting through December-February 2012-13

Introducing Roofmaster’s New Drain Portal

July 3, 2012 by

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 by

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!

El Niño this year??

June 7, 2012 by

The evolving conditions, combined with model forecasts (Fig. 6), suggest that ENSO-neutral and El Niño are roughly equally likely during the late northern summer and fall. The CPC/IRI forecast calls for ENSO-neutral conditions through JAS, followed by an approximately 50% likelihood for El Niño during the remainder of the year (see CPC/IRI consensus forecast).

OSHA emphasizes the need for fall protection at work sites

May 24, 2012 by

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

Happy 60th Anniversary Roofmaster

April 30, 2012 by

The month of April is the 60th anniversary of the founding of Roofmaster by Deryl Yundt.  My Dad had been the Pacific Coast manager for Aeroil Products Company of South Hackensack, New Jersey.  He actually had taken over for the previous manager, Les Cleasby, who was starting a new venture, to be called Cleasby Whittig, in San Francisco.

In his tenure at Aeroil, he was asked by his customers to handle more products than just what Aeroil manufactured.  In asking his manager, Joe

Joe Halperin with Dorothy & Deryl at NRCA 1990

Halperin, to expand their inventory, he was told “we are manufacturers of equipment.  You are employed to sell that equipment.  You are not employed to sell shovels.  End of conversation.”

With the financial backing of some local roofing contractors, Deryl hired one employee, Cornie.  Cornie received and delivered all orders.  We had customers that suggested new items from problems they had with roofing applications.  From that came the first Mopmaster, a 10 gallon half drum on wheels with a handle and the Rotomaster to apply asphalt to sheet for sawtooth roofs.  We had been private labeling our Feltmaster and

Feltmaster MRCA 1958 with Deryl

Gravelmaster to Aeroil for about two years, so that was added to the mix.

We have seen lots of changes in the industry in our 60 years.  From hot to cold to hot again with modifieds and Leister hot air welders.  From roofing in tee shirts and shorts to being covered in safety gear and monitor vests.  From the wonderful smell of “hot” to the sound of a Varimat V-2 at 39 feet per minute.  From selling a kettle a day in the ’70’s to celebrating selling a kettle in a quarter.

We have seen customers come and go.  Southern Distributors, Bryant Universal, San Fernando Valley Lumber, Berkheimers, Hugh McNiven.

We have seen vendors come and go.  Aeroil, Blackwell Burner, Smith Hoist.

And we have seen employees come and go.  To their maker, Deryl, Jim Nienow and John Mac.  To other ventures, Andranette and Greg.

As we enter our next 60 years, we have the third generation in place, ready to attack the challenges of a changing

IRE 2012 Vendor Thank You

marketplace and the ever changing weather, job, material and government conditions.

We raise our glass and toast all of our customers, vendors and employees, for helping us to achieve the past 60 and helping us for the generations to come.

Roofing Supply Group to be acquired by private equity group

April 24, 2012 by

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

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