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Monday, April 20, 2015

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ROSEMONT, IL—The latest technology in membrane roof systems is the focus of a new volume by the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).

The new NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems – 2015 updates the 2011 volume of the same title, serving as a reference for U.S. contractors, architects and roof consultants.

The 2015 manual provides best practices and technical information about the design, materials and installation techniques for membrane roof systems used in low-slope applications.

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The new volume of the NRCA manual focuses on membrane roof systems used in low-slope applications. Among the many brands now on the market is GAF's Self-Adhering Roofing System.

Also included is information about roof decks, air and vapor retarders, rigid board insulation, roof membranes, fasteners, surfacing, accessories, roof system configurations and roof re-coverings.

A new format facilitates proper product and material selection, according to NRCA. The first chapter contains a selection of roof system configurations. Each of those has a list of applicable roof components with references on where to find additional information in the manual.

Also included are 203 construction details for built-up roof (BUR) membrane, polymer-modified bitumen, liquid-applied, EPDM and other single-ply membrane roof systems.

Roofs in a Box

NRCA recommends the use of the new membrane roof systems volume with others in The NRCA Manual line.

Those volumes are:

  • Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation and Air Leakage Control, and Reroofing – 2014;
  • Steep-slope Roof Systems – 2013; and
  • SPF Roof Systems – 2012.
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The new volume is available with three others in the NRCA Roofing Manual series as a boxed set that covers a wide variety of roof technologies.
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Each volume is intended to be updated every four years. All four volumes can be purchased in a boxed set; they are also available in electronic versions.

NRCA is the voice of the roofing industry for information, education, technology and advocacy. It represents all segments of the roofing industry, including contractors, manufacturers, distributors, architects, consultants, engineers, building owners and government agencies.

More information: www.nrca.net.

   

Tagged categories: Built-up roofs (BUR); Education; National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA); North America; Program/Project Management; Roofing contractors; Roofing materials; Waterproofing membranes

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