The labor shortage that faces the United States construction industry is not easing anytime soon. According to one report, 90% of contractors faced labor challenges in the fourth quarter of 2018, and so far, 2019 does not look much better. Reports among roofing contractors also indicate that labor remains the top concern. Thankfully, one way to mitigate this labor shortage is to use efficient products on the roof. Contractors from across the country have expressed that OlyBond500® Canisters from OMG® Roofing Products provide a highly labor-efficient method of installing insulation adhesives. These systems do not require any extra or specialized equipment, rooftop power, or highly skilled labor. Simply connect the hoses and go.
When compared to other canister-based low-rise foaming adhesives, OlyBond500 Canisters can provide up to 20% more coverage and up to 35 squares per set, depending on the conditions and insulation used. In addition, OlyBond500 Canisters enable users to spatter the adhesive for use with fleece-backed membranes.
Each canister set is self-contained, and comes with a 25’ application hose, gun assembly, six mix tips, three extension tubes, as well as a disposable wrench for securing the hoses to the canisters. The unique applicator gun includes a locking trigger designed to prevent accidental adhesive discharges on the roof. The 17”-long extension tubes enable contractors to stand upright during application for better ergonomics and less fatigue. In addition to productivity gains, canisters do not require highly skilled applicators, so contractors can assign skilled laborers to work on other things rather than applying adhesive.
Headquartered in Agawam, Massachusetts, OMG Roofing Products is a global supplier of commercial roofing products including specialty fasteners, insulation adhesives, engineered edge metal systems, roof drains, solar anchors, as well as productivity tools such as RhinoBond®. The company’s focus is delivering products and services that improve contractor productivity and enhance roof system performance.