August 2009

The new steep-slope manual

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The latest NRCA roofing manual addresses steep-slope roof system design, materials and application

by Maciek Rupar
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In January, NRCA released The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2009, the third volume in the current four-volume manual series update intended to supersede The NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, Fifth Edition. The series update will be complete when the fourth volume, The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing—2010, is published in January 2010.

The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2009 updates and revises the steep-slope roof systems section of The NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, Fifth Edition. It provides proven best practice guidelines—created by experienced roofing contractors—for designing and installing quality steep-slope roof systems throughout the U.S. Roofing professionals, building owners and property managers can find useful information about all major steep-slope roof system types, including asphalt shingle, clay and concrete tile, metal shingle and synthetic component, slate, wood shake and wood shingle.

As with the preceding two volumes in the series update, NRCA contractor members received a free copy of The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2009 as a membership benefit.

Following is an overview of the manual...

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