The RoofStar Guarantee Standards are shown as black text and cannot be hidden. These are statements typically expressed by the use of "must" and "shall" in the text - they convey what the user is obliged to perform in order to comply with the RoofStar Guarantee Standards. We visually separate RoofStar Guarantee Standards from both Guiding Principles, Recommendations and Reference material, in an effort to clarify for the reader what is mandatory.
Guiding Principles are shown as green text and may be toggled 'off' (hidden) by clicking on the green button at the bottom of the screen. Guiding Principles support the RoofStar Guarantee Standards and are a requirement, typically expressed by the use of "should" in the text, but occasionally indicated by "may". Guiding Principles also include those parts of the Roofing Practices Manual that pertain to how the RoofStar Guarantee Program is administered - for example, how the cost of overburden removal and replacement is treated when a claim is made (see, for example, ROOFTOP GARDENS, PLANTERS & WALKWAYS: 8.5 Overburdens).
Contained within Guiding Principles are Risk Management Best Practices which are binding upon the Members who perform work in conformity with the RoofStar Guarantee Standards.
Recommendations are shown as red text and are not binding. They are typically expressed with the use of "recommend". Recommendations may be toggled 'off' (hidden) by clicking on the red button at the bottom of the screen. The reader is nevertheless strongly urged to understand and apply recommendations when specifying a RoofStar Guarantee or when performing work that must conform to the RoofStar Guarantee Standards.
Reference materials are shown as blue text and apply to information the reader may find useful, and which may enhance an understanding of the RoofStar Guarantee Standards. Like the others, they may be toggled 'off' (hidden) by clicking the blue button.