VOC Considerations for Asphalt Roofing

While volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations have tightened over the years, there continue to be compliant adhesive, cement, primer, and coating options available for the installation and maintenance of asphalt roofing systems. Asphalt roofing systems—installed and maintained with VOC-compliant adhesives, cements, primers, and coatings—continue to provide long-term

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Recommendations for Installation of Asphalt Roofing Shingles in Cold Weather

Asphalt shingles have been used successfully in cold climates for over one hundred years. Improved application efficiency, and more importantly, enhanced long-term shingle performance, can be achieved by following the cold weather application recommendations outlined below: Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions carefully, as most

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Effects of Roof Color and Solar Reflectance on the Accumulation of Moisture in Roof Systems

Introduction: Moisture content within a roofing assembly may fluctuate significantly over the life of the roof depending on a variety of factors including, but not limited to moisture in the existing roof assembly at time of installation; interior and exterior temperatures; interior and exterior humidity conditions; deck

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ARMA Lightweight Structural Concrete Roof Decks Statement

While properly designed roof systems installed over lightweight structural concrete roof decks have performed successfully, moisture-related complications can be an issue when these roof decks are used as a roof substrate. Higher absorptive properties of aggregates typically used in lightweight structural concrete can result in an elevated

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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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