In January, NRCA, with the support of the Polyisocyanurate
Insulation Manufacturers Association, released
RoofWise—Version 2.0, an updated version of the CD-ROM
software that analyzes the energy efficiency of low-slope roof
assemblies. RoofWise will be a useful tool for those who design or
specify low-slope roof assemblies.
RoofWise originally was developed and released in 1998 as a
PC-based software application version of NRCA's energy-analysis
publication, The NRCA Energy Manual. RoofWise offers a
significant advantage compared with the manual because it automates
the lengthy calculation procedures necessary to determine minimum
thermal insulation requirements, building heating and cooling
costs, and proper vapor retarder placement.
As a result, roofing professionals can analyze multiple roof
assembly configurations in a fraction of the time it would take to
manually calculate the results for a single roof...
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