By Cayden Wemple.
The roofing industry is always looking to promote and enforce safety in any way that we can. These new safety products from Flascho are innovative and set to increase safety in work conditions. Karen Edwards from RoofersCoffeeShop® sat down with two representatives from Flashco, Jeremy and Rob, to discuss some of the exciting products at this year’s IRE.
One of the Flashco products being featured was their horizontal lifeline system. Jeremy told Karen, “It's designed to fit virtually all roof decking materials from 22-gauge metal B deck, any kind of metal decking, to structural concrete, to standing seam metal roofs, to trapezoidal R panels. So what we brought with us, this is our single-ply base. Basically, it just sets on top of the roofing assembly, on top of your decking, on top of your rigid polyiso. If you have a cover board system, it sits directly on that, and then all the way to the field of your roof.”
The anchor system is also very unique compared to other products in the field. “What's unique about our system is we have a single point anchor,” said Jeremy, “It shows four holes on each side. That's for a wood deck application, but for a traditional commercial structure it's going to be a single point anchor. What's unique about the single point is it just mounts directly into the hole and it toggles to the bottom of the deck.”
Rob, Jeremy and the whole Flashco team really differentiate themselves from other makers in the industry because they know the roofing business so well. “What we found in the market is that not all of your makers of the horizontal lifelines know a lot about roofing,” said Rob, “So we're basically bringing all of our roofing experience to this new product line here, for the last 23 years, FlashCo has been up on the roof. So it's a real nice extension for us in terms of product line.”
Cayden is a reporter for RoofersCoffeeShop, MetalCoffeeShop and AskARoofer. When he isn’t writing about roofs, he’s usually playing guitar or writing songs for his musical endeavors.
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