Cold Weather Application Recommendations for Modified Bitumen Roofing

Overview of proper storage, handling and application methods in cold temperatures. Contains information for both torch-applied and hot asphalt-applied products. Introduction The application of any roofing system during cold weather poses special challenges.  Specific to modified bitumen materials, these challenges can include maintaining proper sheet material, adhesive,

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Self-Adhesive Modified Bituminous Membrane Roof Systems: Considerations for Effective Low Slope Installation

Self-adhesive (SA) modified bituminous membranes provide an effective finished roof when properly installed. These systems combine the long-term, proven performance of modified bitumen sheet materials with installation advantages imparted by a self-adhesive bituminous layer. Product Description, Manufacturing Process and Governing Standards Self-adhesive modified bituminous membranes are comprised

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Recent IARC Ruling on Occupational Exposure to Asphalt and its Emissions during Roofing

What information is available about the recent IARC review of asphalt? The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is an arm of the UN’s World Health Organization, headquartered in Lyon, France. One of IARC’s missions is to develop detailed scientific reviews (called “Monographs”) of the potential

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Asphaltic Low-Slope Roofing

For commercial buildings, asphaltic low-slope roofing provides the highest level of quality, affordability and reliability on the market. Most commercial facilities use low-slope roofing because it is cost-efficient, maximizes usable space and can be designed to feature value-adding amenities such as HVAC equipment or a roof garden. Though a flat roof may

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Cold Weather Recommendations for Built-Up Roofing

Introduction Application of any type of bituminous roofing system in cold weather can be achieved successfully if precautions are taken. When roof systems are installed in outdoor temperatures below 50°F, the installer can expect difficulties including but not limited to: maintaining the proper asphalt temperature at the

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Decking Recommendations for Built-Up Roofing and Modified Bitumen Membranes

Introduction The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) recommends that the structural roof deck meet certain minimum requirements to be an acceptable substrate for the specified roofing system. Generally, all decks should be clean, dry, and securely fastened to the building structure with no abrupt level changes exceeding

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