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RPM Introduction

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The Roofing Contractors Association of British Columbia (RCABC) is the representative industry authority for professional roofing contractors in British Columbia, and is the provincial affiliate of the Canadian Roofing Contractors Association (CRCA). RCABC deals with standards of roofing practices and material acceptances; the issuance of joint contractor/association guarantees; membership criteria; discipline, ethics, and professional development of its members; advising the public, specifying authorities and governments on the proper use of roofing contracting services; and promoting and protecting the public and member interests.

The RoofStar Roofing Practices Manual (RPM) is the most comprehensive roofing manual available in Canada. It is a must for all roofing contractors and specifiers requesting the RoofStar Guarantee for workmanship and materials.

The RoofStar Roofing Practices Manual supersedes the manual published by the CRCA. Any reference in specifications to the CRCA form of warranty is deemed to refer to the RoofStar Guarantee, when referenced to a job in British Columbia. For copies of the CRCA Manual, please contact CRCA, #100 - 2430 Don Reid Drive, Ottawa K1H 1E1 (roofingcanada.ca).


Instructions to Users of the RoofStar Roofing Practices Manual

The RoofStar Roofing Practices Manual, all additions and changes to it and, without limitation, all standards, explanations, recommendations, requirements, instructions, guidelines and descriptions are published to state RoofStar Guarantee Standards established by the RCABC Guarantee Corp. (RGC) for issuance of a RoofStar Guarantee by the RGC under the RoofStar Guarantee Program. In this Manual, RGC and the RoofStar Guarantee Program shall be read as one and the same.

This Manual may be relied on only for the purpose of qualifying for a RoofStar Guarantee but, since any part of this manual at any time may be superseded by other RCABC/RGC publications, or a decision of the RCABC/RGC Board of Directors, or by acts of others, users are responsible to determine by their enquiry that all of the contents of this manual are current.

In the formulation of the content of this manual from time to time, the RoofStar Guarantee Program relies on the advice of, and information from, architects, manufacturers, and others active in, or affecting, the roofing and waterproofing industry. This manual cannot be relied upon by anyone involved in the design, specification, or installation of a particular roof or waterproofing project, as only the design authority for any specific roof or waterproofing project is in a position to be aware of, consider, and advise on all factors bearing on a specific project. Accordingly, the responsibility of the RoofStar Guarantee Program for its Guarantee Standards and the contents of this manual are limited to specific guarantees issued by RGC under the RoofStar Guarantee Program on specific projects; the users of this manual must rely only on the advice and work of the design authority on each project to the exclusion of the RoofStar Guarantee Program.

Conflicts and Authority

Should a conflict arise

(i) between a manufacturer's published specifications and the RoofStar Guarantee Standards, written agreement must be secured from the RoofStar Guarantee Program for determination of the appropriate standard.
(ii) between a manufacturer's published specifications and the guidelines issued in the RoofStar Roofing Practices Manual, the latest RoofStar Guarantee Standards shall supersede all other RoofStar Guarantee Program guidelines.
(iii) between the RoofStar Guarantee Standards and the guidelines issued in the RoofStar Roofing Practices Manual, the latest RoofStar Guarantee Standards shall supersede all other RoofStar Guarantee Program guidelines.


The RoofStar Guarantee Program

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