BUR Multi-Ply Built-Up Roofing

Why is a built-up roof considered a multi-ply roof? ARMA defines a built-up roofing system as a roof where multiple layers of asphalt alternated with ply sheets (felts) are applied over the roof deck (vapor retarder) and, most often over insulation that is attached to the roof

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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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Understanding Changes to FL Building Code Under ASCE 7-10

To read this ARMA Fast Facts with all of the accompanying graphs and charts, please click on the PDF icon in the top right corner of this page. What is ASCE 7-10… The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE): Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000

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Roofing Reflectivity

Roofing and Reflectivity It’s About Saving Energy. There are many options available to help assure that your roof, whether low-slope or steep-slope, reduces energy use and saves you money. In fact, many states are instituting building codes that require roof systems to be energy efficient. There are

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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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A Whole-System Approach to Low-Slope Roofing

When installing a new roof, commercial property owners must consider the employees, equipment and inventory they are protecting. With many different asphalt roofing products and installation methods available on the market, it is important to understand how to choose the right system and get the most from

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Low-Slope Inspection & Maintenance

By properly maintaining a low-slope asphalt roofing system, building owners can greatly impact its service life, reliability and performance. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has identified six steps all owners should follow to properly care for a roof. Step 1) Maintain historical records. A building owner

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529 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20045
Tel: (202) 591-2450
Fax: (202) 591-2445

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