Potential Effects of Contaminants on Modified Bitumen Sheet Materials

Introduction Roof membrane systems are intended to provide protection from natural elements, such as rain, snow, hail, and sleet. Systems that are properly designed, installed, and maintained should provide the user with long-term satisfactory protection from these elements. Some roof membrane systems, such as those installed on

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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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Application of Asphalt Shingles to Decks Installed over Insulation or Radiant Barriers

The ARMA Steep Slope Committee has established the following recommendations regarding the application of asphalt shingles directly over insulation, insulated roof decks, and radiant barriers. Shingle Application Directly Over Insulation Applying shingles directly over insulation is not recommended for a number of reasons: 1. Continuous free-flow ventilation

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