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11 Envelope & Roofing Money-Saving Products 2019

March 25, 2019

The envelope and roof of your building is one of the most important elements to protect. Check out these 11 money-saving products that help keep the elements out, protect the occupants within and the savings in your budget.

The envelope and roof of your building is one of the most important elements to protect. Check out these 11 money-saving products that help keep the elements out, protect the occupants within and the savings in your budget.

Envelope Products

Icynene OC No-Mix


Icynene-Lapolla, the global supplier and manufacturer of high performance, energy efficient building envelope solutions, announced it’s all new Icynene OC No-Mix insulation.

An open-cell spray foam solution for commercial structures, the high-performance material is notable for providing enhanced energy efficiency, long-term energy cost savings and an easy no-mix application (saving installation time and cost).

The professionally-installed spray applied material seals the structure, providing a continuous air barrier, offering exceptional performance in the reduction of heat transfer. The product also significantly reduces unmanaged moisture.

These performance characteristics enhance indoor comfort and air quality, maintain temperatures, and greatly reduce heating and cooling demands as well as the costs associated with them.

“The energy savings and application ease of Icynene OC No-Mix provide attractive advantages to both the contractor and the property owner,” said Doug Kramer, president and CEO of Icynene-Lapolla. “As the first no-mix spray foam solution to join the Icynene product line, we believe demand for this insulation will be high for use in new and retrofit home commercial applications.”

(This company also has a Roofing winning product below.)

Editors’ Choice Winner 2019

System 4500 Windows and Doors | REHAU | Envelope

These windows and doors achieve industry-leading energy efficiency by combining a proprietary uPVC formulation, a wide range of glazing thickness capabilities and compression-seal technology. The system achieves thermal performance up to 45 percent more efficient than comparable thermally broken aluminum windows.

REHAU System 4500 windows and doors are a versatile solution for commercial construction projects, surpassing aluminum systems on many attributes. uPVC is recognized in the industry for its long service life. They’re constructed with material that greatly reduces leakage potential and the need for costly sill pans/pan flashing systems. 

This company has another winning product in the HVAC category.

(More to come from this Editors’ Choice winner.)

LightBasic™ Pre-assembled Single Slope Skylights

Major Industries, Inc.

The translucent panel make-up of a LightBasic™ system also blocks annoying glare that can cause issues with computer and phone screens and that generally makes areas uncomfortable to spend time in.

Pre-assembled LightBasic™ skylights from Major offer energy-saving insulation options, durable fiberglass reinforced polymer face sheets that diffuse light and control eliminate hot-spots that can wreak havoc on HVAC systems.

Deflection Bead


Trim-Tex Deflection Bead represents impressive, multi-dimensional savings by addressing ease of installation and more importantly long-term building maintenance costs.

Traditionally the head of wall detail (at the inside corner where the wall meets the ceiling) is filled with caulk and/or finished with paper tape. Due to building movement in multi-story structures (deflection) cracks form at this juncture due to the fact that the caulk and/or paper tape is not designed to move with the building. This crack requires continual maintenance or remains an unsightly eye-sore.

Deflection Bead replaces the need for caulk or paper tape, and eliminates the possibility of cracking saving money on continual maintenance costs, time, and inconvenience. Preventing drywall cracks keeps buildings looking like new for longer.

Caulking and/or paper taping the head of wall drywall detail has never performed as an ideal solution. Deflection bead is the only product of its kind to address this interior finishing challenge. A co-extruded flexible gasket compresses and expands as the building moves to prevent cracking while maintaining a clean inside corner finish.

Tubelite 400 4-Side SSG Cassette Series

Tubelite Inc.

We were setting 5-by-8-foot units in 10 to 15 minutes, which is a 20-25 percent time savings.

Our innovative Cassette Series, its efficient integration with other systems and its dependable performance contribute to a complete, convenient installation.

When contractors can save time in the field and make the best use of their available labor, by applying the four-side structural silicone seal under factory-controlled conditions, it helps the project team stay on schedule and within budget, as well as meet projects’ performance, sustainability and aesthetic goals.

Armstrong Drywall Grid System

Armstrong Ceiling Solutions

Armstrong Ceiling’s Drywall Grid Systems install three times faster than traditional track and channel framing.

By getting contractors on and off the job faster, Armstrong Drywall Grid Systems improve job-site production and construction efficiencies compared to traditional installation methods.

The highly versatile, pre-engineered drywall ceiling suspension systems save time, reduce material and labor costs, and can be installed in a variety of applications, ranging from new additions to renovations.

Roofing Products

Lapolla FOAM-LOK 2800-4G


FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G is notable for its superb ability to seal the envelope and prevent heat transfer through the roof deck. This seal minimizes the escape of conditioned air and dramatically reduces the structure’s energy consumption for heating and cooling, in turn significantly reducing energy costs over the life of the roof.

A structure roofed with FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G Spray Foam for Roofing (as well as insulated with FOAM-LOK 2000-4G spray foam insulation) is able to achieve a meaningful reduction in the energy load required for heating and cooling, providing as much as 45 percent energy cost savings over the life of the structure. In addition to the significant energy cost savings of the system, the spray foam also provides additional product yield over older spray foam systems, resulting in lower installation cost and greater ROI and savings to the facility owner.

FOAM-LOK™ 2800-4G Spray Polyurethane Foam is a fourth-generation spray polyurethane foam designed specifically for commercial roofing. The stand-out product innovation pushes the industry forward in environmental stewardship with the elimination of ozone depletion potential (ODP) and the reduction of global warming potential (GWP), which are common negative Earth impacts of older spray foam systems. The roofing system is is a rigid, closed-cell spray foam that may be applied over most new or retrofit roofing substrates.

A sustainable roofing option, FOAM-LOK™ offers a wide range of commercial, industrial, and agricultural applications. FOAM-LOK™ locks every portion of the roof into place, creating a monolithic membrane, eliminating the need for mechanical fasteners.

The low maintenance material also resists wind uplift and acts as a waterproofing solution, protecting the structure underneath from water intrusion and the significant damage, which may accompany it.

(This company also has an Envelope winning product below.)

RhinoBond Hand Welder

OMG Roofing Products

Beyond the above, RhinoBond spreads the wind load evenly across the roof deck, thereby providing better wind ratings with fewer fasteners. Owners get a higher performing roof. The hand welder allows roofers to use RhinoBond under raised equipment and on parapet walls, or on 100 percent of the roof.

RhinoBond is an induction based process for installing thermoplastic roofing materials (i.e. PVC and TPO). The system uses one fastener and one plate to secure both the insulation and the membrane, thereby eliminating up to 50 percent of the fasteners vs. a traditional mechanically attached project.

In addition to material savings, the system eliminates up to 30 percent of field seaming, and does not penetrate the new membrane.



Waterproofing seams and flashing areas typically require as many as six steps. OneFlash is a single-application product that reduces labor time to one-third the time traditional products require. 

OneFlash dries faster, passes ASTM 1305 for Crack Bridging and is the only product that can be topcoated with acrylics or silicones.

Sarnafil G 410 Self-Adhered Flashing

Sika Sarnafil

Sarnafil Self-Adhered Flashing does not require primer and may be installed with any adhered or mechanically attached Sika roof system.

With the introduction of SA Flashing, Sika Sarnafil becomes the only manufacturer to now offer a completely self-adhered roof system with both the self-adhered field sheet and now flashing membrane.

Having an adhered roof option that eliminates VOC’s and odors is ideal for schools, food and beverage, hospitals or any other building where they are concerned for the occupants inside.

The flashing membrane also comes with a 6” salvage edge to make hot air welding the flashing sheet to the field sheet over securement plates and screws easier.

This product allows for increased productivity and time-saving installation due to its one-step process. Just peel off the backing and apply. It saves more than 50 percent of installation time from a typical product . 

On top of productivity savings, because jobs can be done faster, interior subcontractors can start sooner.


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CrystalShield™ Roof Coating


CrystalShield is unlike other insulating roof coatings because it's not reflective. Instead it acts as a true insulation, reducing heat transfer in both hot and cold climates and seasons.

In 3rd party ASTM E1530 testing over roof tile, the coating reduced heat conduction by 29.7 percent.

In addition to increasing building energy efficiency, CrystalShield™ roof coating also has value-added protective benefits.

It’s resistant to mold/mildew and the type of bacteria that causes black streaks on roofs (keeps roofs cleaner), UV resistant, and moisture and weathering resistant.

Pyramic® Plus LO

The Garland Company Inc.

Pyramic Plus LO is particularly innovative as it is formulated with a unique blend of urethane (as opposed to acrylic) designed to significantly increase the strength and flexibility of the coating system for longer-lasting protection. It also includes in it a comprehensive biocide package that minimizes the growth of bacteria, mold, and fungus, which can speed up roof deterioration.

Because the coating is water-based, there are no unpleasant odors associated with installation, making it ideal for sensitive application locations like schools, hospitals or densely populated areas.

Garland’s Pyramic Plus LO reflective restoration coating offers building owners numerous benefits that result in cost savings. First, its bright white finish reflects the sun’s UV rays to reduce their damaging effects on the roof. By blocking that radiation, Pyramic Plus LO slows down deterioration and prevents the roof from failing prematurely.

Decreasing the need for future maintenance issues and premature replacement costs saves building owners both money and headaches. Along with that, Pyramic coatings reduce roof temperatures by up to 80oF (26.7oC), allowing the roof to undergo less expansion and contraction, further extending its service life.

In many parts of the country, reducing surface temperatures can significantly reduce indoor temperatures as well as the strain on HVAC systems to control the air temperature—another cost-savings benefit.

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