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New manual is available

NRCA will be releasing a four-part series of manuals that will update The NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, Fifth Edition. Previously, all sections of the manual were published simultaneously. However, the manual now will be published one volume per year during a four-year time period and referred to as The NRCA Roofing Manual. In addition, the waterproofing section from The NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, Fifth Edition, will be released as a separate publication, The NRCA Waterproofing Manual.

The first volume, The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2007, will be available in January 2007. It is divided into six sections, providing information about roof decks, rigid board insulation, roof membranes, surfacings, system design guidelines and construction details with regard to membrane roof systems.

The remaining volumes of the manual will be Metal Panel and SPF-Based Roof Systems, published in January 2008; Steep-slope Roof Systems, published in January 2009; and Architectural Sheet Metal, Moisture Control and Reroofing, published in January 2010. Until these volumes are released, NRCA considers the applicable sections of The NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, Fifth Edition, and its 2003 and 2006 updates to be current and applicable.

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