March 2013

Keeping up with steep slopes

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NRCA's steep-slope manual is thoroughly revised for 2013

by Maciek Rupar
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Published in January, The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2013 is the latest volume of The NRCA Roofing Manual. This year's volume replaces The NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-slope Roof Systems—2009. NRCA's new steep-slope manual provides NRCA's current best-practice guidelines for design and application of steep-slope roof systems, including asphalt shingle, clay and concrete tile, metal shingle, slate, and wood shake and wood shingle roof systems.

The new volume is intended to be used with its companion volumes in The NRCA Roofing Manual series: The NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel and SPF Roof Systems—2012; The NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems—2011; and The NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing—2010.

Best-practice manual

Users of The NRCA Roofing Manual not yet familiar with NRCA's approach to manual development should understand the information provided in the manual represents time-tested, best-practice guidelines for roof system installation throughout the U.S. based on the consensus judgment of knowledgeable, practicing ...

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Great article! We are home owners struggling to restore a fire-damaged home.... the contractor installed 5/8 osb sheathing on the house - and said it was OK for slate - we were uncertain, and this article helped us make up our minds - we are going with the less-demanding lighter roofing materials.