On Thursday, 25 February 2016, LCP Roofing staff had a training session with Global Roofing Solutions’ (GRS) Lyle Jeffrey. This one-time Safintra employee, with 17 years’ experience in the roofing industry, offered a presentation on the range of GRS products available to the roofing market.
Some of the products showcased included Brownbuilt 406, which is one of the oldest sheeting profiles available on the market. It is still being used today and is often referred to as the ‘Rolls Royce’ of sheeting.
The GRS flagship product, Klip-Tite, was also showcased on the day. Klip-Tite is a sheeting material newly implemented by LCP Roofing and is a next-generation concealed fix sheeting range that offers superior wind-resistant protection. Klip-Tite is also GRS’s take on environmentally friendlier products; it has a low carbon footprint and, because no piercing is required, a watertight installation is possible.
Klip-Tite is also available in three kinds of coatings, namely Colorbond, Colourplus, and Chromadek, with a variety of colour selections available. These products are all manufactured with galvanised steel, which affords strength, durability, aesthetic appeal, and sustainability to the final product.
Since steel is – in most cases – 100% recyclable, the sheeting material must have at least 30% recyclable steel content to qualify for a low carbon footprint status. Steel thus makes the perfect material for this unique sheeting range. GRS’s suppliers are also founding members of the Green Building Council.
While both the weather – sweltering hot, followed by a giant thunderstorm – and power outages conspired against the presentation, it remained a highly insightful, informative event. GRS also provided samples, such as their KL700 clips, which are used with the Klip-Tite sheets. As newcomers to LCP Roofing and the industry, we enjoyed finding out a bit more about these products, and how they can be implemented.
GRS has been active in the industry for more than 50 years, offering roofing, ventilation and decking products.