TECH RESOURCES

For a successful roofing practice, ongoing education is key. The Western States Roofing Contractors Association covers the latest developments in all the western regional states. These regulations can impact your business in a major way. Let WSRCA keep you up-to-date on all the vital industry issues you need to know!

 
Tech Bulletins Coming Soon From Western States RCA

INDUSTRY ISSUES COMMITTEE
Document: 2012 IBC Codes (October 2013)
Document: Poly-Methyl-Methacrylate Membranes (December 2013)
Document: Photovoltaic Solar Water Panels Bulletin (February 2014)
Document: 2003 OSB Study Revised Study – with Safety Notes (November 2013)
Document: Hail Damage on Single-Ply & Shingles (February 2014)

LOW SLOPE COMMITTEE
Document: Low Slope Roof Maintenance Pamphlet (September 2013)
Document: Single-Ply Roofing Details (November 2013)
Document: Vapor Retarder Technical Bulletin (January 2014)
Document: Low VOC Adhesives & Primers – Revised Study (January 2014)

STEEP SLOPE COMMITTEE
Document: Asphalt Shingles Details (October 2013)
Document: Photovoltaic Solar Water Panels Installation Cautions Bulletin (February 2014)

WATERPROOFING COMMITTEE
Document: Problems With Liquid Hot Applied Disbonding From Concrete Decks (November 2013)
Document: Proper Drainage Configurations for Above-Grade Deck Waterproofing (September 2013)
Document: Below Grade Foundation Walls Details Package (January 2015)
Document: PMMA’s – Six Pitfalls (April 2014)

SAFETY COMMITTEE
Document: OSHA Globally Harmonized MSDS (September 2013)
Document: National Emphasis to Occupational Exposure to Poly-Iso (October 2013)
Document: Safety & OSB – Revised Study (November 2013)
Document: Safety Workbook (December 2014)

 
Have a technical question about roofing?

For Members Only: Your WSRCA membership provides you with complimentary consultations for your generic technical questions. This is a limited complimentary service. If the complexity of your questions falls outside the scope of this limited service, Jim Carlson will discuss his fee structure for providing more in depth consultation.

Jim Carlson 

Building Envelope Technology & Research

4000 Delridge Way SW, 1st Floor
Seattle, WA 98106
Phone: (206) 405-3455
Fax: (206) 405-3458
Email: jcarlson@bet-r.com

 

Roofing industry publications recommended by the WSRCA

Bookstore: Learn more about industry resources and purchase them online.Industry Publications: Visit these key Industry Publications located below.

Official Publication of the Western States RCA:

Western Roofing Magazine

Roofing Industry Publications:

Architectural West Magazine

Coatings Pro Magazine

Metal Construction News

Metal Roofing Magazine

Professional Roofing Magazine

Roofers Coffee Shop

Roofing Contractor Magazine

Spray Foam Magazine

TECHNICAL BULLETINS

LOW SLOPE

Information Bulletin 2015-5

Consider undetected, latent-hail damage of thermoplastic single-ply roof membranes

STEEP SLOPE

Technical Bulletin 2013-3

Important Roofing-related changes to wind design speed criteria found in ASCE 7-10

WATERPROOFING

Technical Bulletin 2013-1w

Evaluating concrete decks in preparation for waterproofing membrane application

INDUSTRY ISSUES

Technical Bulletin 2014-2

Updated Results of LTTR Testing, and R-Value of current generation roofing insulation

SAFETY & HEALTH

WSRCA Field Card 007

Basic material stocking safety when accepting roofing materials from a crane to the roof

ASK WSRCA

Ventilation Calculations

How to determine total square feet of net free ventilation for steep-slope roofing

LEGAL NEWS

Arbitration and Licensure

By WSRCA Legal Advisor Kenneth S. Grossbart: Abdulaziz, Grossbart & Rudman