The underlayment systems play a vital role in today’s roof designs for long-term performance. The challenges of selecting the right materials, application techniques and performance criteria can be challenging to the roofing professional. RICOWI‘s Spring Seminar, which will be held March 17, 2017, in Anaheim, Calif., will provide an in-depth look at the two styles of underlayments—organic and synthetic—that might be used in low- and steep-slope roof designs. This seminar will touch upon the product designs, product approvals and code language that address how to select and properly use these various underlayment products in roof system applications.
When underlayments are installed as part of a roof system, they may have special requirements for how they are designed, selected and installed to meet the anticipated roof performance. To better understand the relationship of the components, the speakers will cover the various styles of roof applications that will help inform the audience of best practices from the various industry associations.
Low-slope Underlayment Applications: Mike Ennis, SPRI
Steep-slope Underlayment Applications:
- Asphalt Shingles: John Kouba, Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
- Cedar Shingles: Tony Bonura, Cedar Shake and Shingle Bureau
- Metal Roofing: Scott Kriner, Metal Construction Association
- Tile Roofing: Annette Sindar, Tile Roofing Institute
For more information, visit RICOWI’s website or contact Joan Cook, executive director, at (330) 671-4569.