What are some additional sources of information?

American Society of Home Inspectors
932 Lee Street, Suite 101
Des Plaines, IL 60016
(847) 759-2820

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
4041 Powder Mill Road, Suite 404
Calverton, MD 20705
(301) 231-9050

Cedar Shake & Shingle Bureau
P.O. Box 1178
Sumas, WA 98295-1178
(604) 462-8961

Metal Construction Association
104 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1500
Chicago, IL 60603
(312) 201-0101

National Association of Home Builders
1201 15th St. N.W.
Virginia, D.C. 20005
(202) 822-0200

National Association of the Remodeling Industry
4900 Seminary Road, Suite 320
Arlington, VA 22203
(703) 276-7600

National Tile Roofing Manufacturers Association
P.O. Box 40337
Eugene, OR 97404-0049
(541) 689-0366


NRCA Consumer Advisory Bulletins
Guidelines for selecting a roofing contractor explains how to prequalify roofing contractors so that a job is done right the first time.

Roofing warranties discusses the importance of selecting a roof system based on a product’s qualities and suitability, in addition to its warranty.

Maintenance: The Key to Long-Term Roof Performance addresses the benefits of having formal, long-term maintenance agreements with professional roofing contractors. Roofing Qualification Statement as suggested by NRCA is a form home and building owners should ask prospective roofing contractors to complete and submit with proposals. The form asks for information about contractors’ companies, work in progress, references, finances and insurance.

The NRCA Asphalt Shingle Manual presents guidelines for asphalt shingle roofing. It addresses application techniques, construction details, general requirements and precautions.

The NRCA Steep Roofing Manual presents guidelines for steep-slope roofing, including asphalt shingles, wood shakes and shingles, slate, and clay and concrete tile. It addresses application techniques, construction details, general roofing requirements and precautions.

The NRCA Steep-Slope Roofing Materials Guide is a comprehensive, 230-page report about steep-slope products, including asphalt shingles, fiber-cement roof components, metal roof components, clay tile, concrete tile, slate and synthetic roof components. It contains detailed prodriptions, comparative data, manufacturer-reported wind and fire ratings, and code approvals.

For a free NRCA catalog of publications and audiovisual programs or to purchase any of these publications, visit NRCA’s publications and audiovisuals section or contact NRCA’s Marketing Services Department at (800) 323-9545, (847) 299-9070 (outside the United States and Canada) or e-mail nrca@nrca.net.

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