Built Up Roofing

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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The Effects of Ponding Water

Ponding water can have major negative consequences, regardless of the type of roofing system. Proper design, installation and maintenance of roofing structures can prevent this condition and its associated problems. Ponding water is defined as the water which remains on a roof 48 hours or longer. The

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Photovoltaic Systems and Low-slope Commercial Roofs

Introduction The push toward sustainable building practices has led design professionals to look at roofs as more than just the waterproofing element. They view the roof as space for renewable energy sources such as photovoltaic (PV) systems. While PV systems can offer benefits to both the environment

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ARMA Lightweight Structural Concrete Roof Decks Statement

Decks may not be suitable for durable, sustainable roofing systems The roofing industry is increasingly experiencing roof system performance issues when roof systems are installed over lightweight structural concrete roof decks. The high moisture content of these decks, coupled with long drying times and an inability to

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Recommendations Regarding Built-Up Roofing Asphalt

Built-Up Roofing (BUR) membranes have been in use in North America for more than 100 years. BUR systems predominately consist of alternating layers of asphalt (bitumen) and fiberglass ply felts that create a very durable water resistant membrane. The number of plies within a cross section of

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VOC Considerations for Asphalt Roofing

Asphalt Roofs Can Meet VOC Requirements While volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations have tightened over the years, asphalt roofing products have kept pace. Asphalt roofing products and the coatings and adhesives used in the installation and maintenance of these roof systems continue to provide long-term performance on

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Contact ARMA

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

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