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7-52 Roofing and Sheet Metal Siding (2021-05-20)

The examination for Roofing and Sheet Metal, Siding consists of 50 multiple choice questions covering the various types of roofing applications. The reference materials listed below should be helpful to candidates in preparing for this examination. This list, however, is not intended as a list of required reading for the examination. Also, these materials may not contain all of the information needed to be competent in this trade or to pass the examination. We try to keep this list current and consisting of industry standard materials. Please note, though, that some of these references may go out of print or be unavailable. This reference list is just a representative sample of the available materials that contain useful information.


50 Questions

70% Minimum Passing Score

120 Minutes Allowed

The reference material listed below was used to prepare the questions for this examination.  The examination may also contain questions based on trade knowledge or general industry practices. Except for Code books, you can base your answers on later editions of references as they become available.  For Code questions, the examinations will be based only on the edition of the Code book that is listed.

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    NRCA Roofing Manual: Metal Panel And SPF Roof Systems 2024

    2024 Edition


    The most recent edition of the NRCA Roofing Manual furnishes you with extensive details regarding the design, materials, and installation methods relevant to metal panel and spray polyurethane foam roof systems employed in both low and steep-slope applications. With its two comprehensive sections, Metal Panel Roof Systems and SPF Roof Systems, this manual serves as a valuable supplement to your technical library.

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    NRCA Roofing Manual: Membrane Roof Systems 2023

    Publication Year: 2023


    The 2023 manual provides best industry practices and technical information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to membrane roof systems used in low-slope roof system applications.

    The manual includes information about roof decks, air and vapor retarders, rigid board insulation, roof membranes, fasteners, surfacing, accessories, roof system configurations and roof re-coverings. This latest edition has a new format that assists with proper product and material selection. Users initially can reference the first chapter, which contains a selection of roof system configurations. Each of the configurations has a list of applicable roof components along with references explaining where to find additional information in the manual. Also included are 210 construction details for built-up roof (BUR) membrane, polymer-modified bitumen, liquid-applied, EPDM and thermoplastic membrane roof systems. 
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    Complete Roofing Handbook


    This text covers types of roofs; roofing and re-roofing; roof and attic insulation and ventilation; skylights and roof openings; dormer construction; roof flashing details and more. It also contains information on code requirements, underlying and attic ventilation.

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    Roofers Handbook


    The journeyman roofer's complete guide to wood and asphalt shingle application on new construction and re-roofing jobs: how to make smooth tie-ins on any job, cover valleys and ridges, and handle and prevent leaks. Includes how to set up and run your own roofing business and sell your services. Over 250 illustrations and hundreds of trade tips.

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    Roofing Handbook - Robert Scharff


    Light commercial or residential roofing contractors who are looking for ways to make the most out their skills and keep their businesses running profitably will find them in this comprehensive guide to the trade. Robert Scharff covers everything roofers need to know to stay ahead of their competitors and avoid costly mistakes. He describes new, money-saving techniques and alternative materials, and he includes valuable advice on issues such as bidding effectively, choosing suppliers, buying materials in bulk, and budgeting. Chapter topics include the major types of roof coverings and various roof drainage and ventilation systems.

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    Roofing the Right Way


    Do it yourself and do it right with the definitive step-by-step roofing manual. If you want to save up to 60 percent, or even more, on roofing repairs or replacement, this book can help you. It's like having a professional at your side to prevent mistakes that could be costly. Even roofing apprentices and construction professionals can learn from the information and advice inside this best-selling guide. Completely updated with new material and illustrations, this edition gives you: Full details on the newest tools and materials Inside information on all the latest roofing techniques used by professionals Step-by-step instructions on roof repair and installation Clear work-in-progress illustrations Precise descriptions of application patterns Complete details on concrete tile roofing and other hot trends Tips on choosing a contractor Detailed field studies and best practice information A useful appendix contains answers to frequently asked questions. In addition, you'll find comprehensive lists for sources of products and tools, and information on roofing associations and institutes.

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    Roofing Construction & Estimating Revised


    The step-by-step, hands-on guide to any type of roofing on residential and commercial buildings. Covers everything from underlayment to shingles to roof coatings. Includes tips and tried-and-tested installation methods. Loaded with job-site photos, sketches and diagrams to make the procedures clear. The result: Your clients get an attractive, durable roof that provides top value, nearly eliminates callbacks and builds your reputation as a knowledgeable roofing pro.

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    NRCA Roofing Manual: Architectural Metal Flashing, Condensation Control and Reroofing

    2010 Edition


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    NRCA Roofing Manual: Steep-Slope Roof Systems 2021

    Publication Year: 2021


    The latest volume of the NRCA Roofing Manual provides you with valuable information about the design, materials and installation techniques applicable to steep-slope roof system applications. With five comprehensive sections—Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems, Clay and Concrete Tile Roof Systems, Metal Shingle Roof Systems, Slate Roof Systems, and Wood Shake and Wood Shingle Roof Systems—this manual is a welcome addition to your technical library.

    Each section includes in-depth information about roof assembly configurations, roof decks, underlayments, materials, design and installation. Construction details are provided in each section as follows:
    Asphalt Shingle Roof Systems: 24 construction details
    Clay and Concrete Tile Roof Systems: 92 construction details
    Metal Shingle Roof Systems: 20 construction details
    Slate Roof Systems: 22 construction details
    Wood Shake and Wood Shingle Roof Systems: 76 construction details