When working with asphalt shingles, it’s important to understand that each product type has its own application requirements and use specifications. This is especially true of three-tab shingles.
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has converted its manual, a “Good Application Makes A Good Roof Better: A Simplified Guide – Installing Three-Tab Asphalt Shingles For Maximum Life & Weather Protection,” into an eBook, allowing contractors access to it on the jobsite.
The ARMA guide serves as a resource for roofing professionals installing three-tab asphalt shingles, including for new-roof construction, reroofing/roof replacement and roof recovery projects.
The updated guide also includes special procedures for both low and steep-slope roofing systems, proper attic ventilation, ice dam protection, correct nailing methods, roof deck preparation, hip and ridge application, and underlayment, drip edge and flashing installation. As with all technical guidance, installers should also follow manufacturer’s recommended installation instructions. View a preview of the guide by clicking here.
“Three-tab shingles come in a variety of colors, styles and textures, but like with any asphalt roofing system, they have to be properly installed in order to achieve the best performance,” says Tim McQuillen, ARMA director of technical services, a 25-year building products industry veteran. “By converting the “Good Application Guide: Three-Tab Shingles” into an eBook, we can ensure contractors can access asphalt roofing installation techniques directly on their smartphone or tablet.”
The “Good Application Guide: Three-Tab Shingles” is available as a print-on-demand copy or as an eBook from the ARMA Bookstore. It is also sold on other digital platforms such as Amazon’s Kindle Store, Kobo, Barnes and Nobles’ Nook, Apple’s iBookstore and the Google Play store.
ARMA also offers several other technical publications for both residential and commercial asphalt roofing applications. They are available for purchase as print-on-demand and eBooks, and include the “Good Application Makes a Good Roof Better – A Simplified Guide: Installing Laminated Asphalt Shingles for Maximum Life & Weather Protection,” the “Modified Bitumen Design Guide for Building Owners,” and the “Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual – Design and Application Methods.”