May 2005


Keeping the faith  

A PVC membrane roof system is installed on a Georgia temple.

Sifting through synthetic materials  3.9 stars3.9 stars3.9 stars3.9 stars3.9 stars

Learn about the next generation of steep-slope roofing materials.

Enhancing wind resistances  3.2 stars3.2 stars3.2 stars3.2 stars3.2 stars

FEMA works to improve high-wind performance of roof systems.

Underlayment considerations  4.3 stars4.3 stars4.3 stars4.3 stars4.3 stars

Varoius underlayment installations are required for steep-slope roof systems.

The UL Story: part 1  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars

Learn how Underwriters Laboratories Inc. testing standards and requirements influence the roofing industry.


A study of online roof auctions is revealing.


Capitol Hill 
Take a look at the future of association health plan legislation.

Safe Solutions  5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars5 stars
Learn what you need to know about experience modification rates.

Manual Elements  4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars4.5 stars
Step flashings can be difficult to weatherproof—NRCA shows you how.

Tech Today  4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars4 stars
Despite their popularity, it can be difficult to distinguish between asphalt shingle products.