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Association Formed for Underlayment Standardization

Monday, September 25, 2017

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Four roofing companies have come together to create the Asphalt Underlayment Council, which supports the standardization of the quality of underlayment products.

The recently formed organization, which includes members such as Polyglass USA, Owens Corning and GAP Roofing, was formed by four roofing companies: Carlisle, Gardner-Gibson, Maryland Paper and Mid-States Asphalt.

“With the introduction of new types of roofing underlayment products, it was felt that an industry group was needed to monitor, administer and contribute to product standards,” noted AUC Executive Director Michelle Miller.

Asphalt Underlayment Council

Four roofing companies have come together to create the Asphalt Underlayment Council, which supports the standardization of the quality of underlayment products.

The inaugural technical committee of the AUC will focus on code classifications and industry regulations, due to the lack of clarity in standards for roof repair processes.

“The pathways to code compliance vary depending on the product type,” said John Woestman, AUC’s technical director. “The continuous influx of newly designed products and ever-evolving regulations requires a strong knowledge base with deep understanding of the codes prevalent in this industry.”

Moving forward, the AUC will assist with the development of building codes to ensure the high performance of future roofing systems. The council also plans to raise awareness of regulatory issues through advocacy.

“Understanding the nuances of underlayment as well as discerning codes and comprehending code compliance are vital,” said Robert Almon, AUC Interim Executive Council member.

“With our combined historical experience, AUC is in a prime position to ensure all the issues surrounding underlayment are addressed through a range of resources from an engaged council, committees and membership to a vibrant website that will be launched soon, growing media outreach, literature development and ongoing educational opportunities.”

   

Tagged categories: Associations; Building Envelope; Good Technical Practice; North America; Roof coatings; Roofs

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