Ponding Water Basics

A low-slope asphalt roofing system is cost effective, durable and reliable. Multiple layers of weatherproof membranes protect a building, its residents and the property it houses. There are a few design elements that will help building owners get the most from their roofing system. Managing ponding water

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Advances in Asphalt Roofing Technology

From technology and durability to worker safety and environmental consciousness, asphalt roofing systems advanced significantly over the past three decades This article was originally published in Roofing Contractor magazine. James R. Kirby, AIA In recognition of Roofing Contractor’s 35th anniversary, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) would like to highlight

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Attic Ventilation in Accessory Structures

This article was originally published in Roofing magazine. MAY 23, 2016 BY JAMES R. KIRBY, AIA Construction Code Requirements for Proper Attic Ventilation Should Not Be Overlooked in Buildings That Don’t Contain Conditioned Space The 2015 International Residential Code and International Building Code, published by the International Code Council,

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Asphalt Shingle Technology

BY JAMES R. KIRBY, AIA *This article was originally published in the March/April 2016 issue of Home Builder magazine When the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) turned 100 in 2015, it gave the organization a unique opportunity to pause and appreciate advances in technology over the last century. By

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