b"Use Weights to Compare RoofII11 ProductsCalling AllMcCawleys continued from page 2 .continued from page 1 . square feet.Init weighs onlySo whywereweightsdeletedfromnamedtoselectthisyear'sMcCawley some cases, ~pounds per 100 squarefeet.But themanufacturers'literatureand on bundlesAward Recipient includesPresident MRCA ~he still is getting a 15-poundof shingles?Who instigated it?I knowDouglas 0.and all past recipients owner thinksKirberg, felt.personally from wcrking in the fieldofQ. McCawley Award. awlyingthe James asphalt shinglesthe late 1940s and 1950s, in Withthedeletionofweightsinthe weightwhat was boughtspecified. isand manufacturers'literature and on bundlesEveryoneknew what theywerebuying, of asphaltshingles,concerns havebeenandapplicatorsknewwhattheywereNominations for expressed that the qualityasphalt shinglesinstalling. of may suffer as materials lighter in weightOfficers and are manufactured as replacements for theirThis also applied to shingles seldom used heavier predecessors.today, suchtwo-and three-tab hexagonalDirectors as asphaltstrip shingles,Dutch lap,inter Once again,as during eachConvention, Inare concerns that ownerslockingtypes,Americanmethod,rollMRCA addition, thereofficers and directors will be elected and applicators arenot getting accurateroofingand19-inchselvagedoubleby the membership. Twenty-one individuals and reliable informationasphalt shinglescoverage.make up the Board of onDirectors, including to enable them to make-informed-buying fivedireet:rseleetedeaeh year.The decisions and install their roofs properly.Even though the total weight ofshingleimmediate past president then assumes the a insomecasesmay not necessarilybe aposition ofand directors Board Chairman, A Weighty Proposalmeasure of performance,listing weightsserve three-year terms. will differentiate one class orof To eliminate confusion, weights should betypeshingle included in manufacturers' literature andfrom another and help eliminate confusionThe five directors whose terms expire this onall bundles ofeven ifand concern.yearare:L.B.Morris(KansasCity, roofing productsMissouri),WilliamO'Brien(Chicago, the weight is only an approximation on aTherefore, Isuggest all segments of theIllinois), Michael Pettigrew (Fort Wayne, per-squarebasis.Presently,twoindustry meet to discuss the concerns andIndiana),GeraldSadlon(Racine, manufacturersof asphalt shingleslist inconfusion that have been raised.Such aWisconsin),and John Stephenson (Maryland heirliteraturetheapproximateweightsget-together possibly couldresolvethisHeights, Missouri). \\_,,)er square for all of their shingles. problemandmoreclearlyidentifythe Also,in atrade magazine circulated lastshingles being applied.Directors with one year terms remaining fall,alistingof allasphaltshingleare:RobertDaniels(ElPaso,Texas), manufacturersincludedapproximateThis would enable the owner, applicator,Michael Gostomski (Winona, Minnesota), weightsforallglass fiber andorganicarchitect and specifier to know the weightRaymondHaselton(Chenoa,Illinois), shingles.Only one company indicatedof ashingle, even if the weight is listedMarcus Manson (Kansas City, Missouri) weights were not available.Where did theonly as an approximationona per-square and Jay Refieuna (Lyons, Illinois). magazine obtain these weights?foot basis.Such cooperation and efforts shouldresolvethisproblemfortheDirectors with twoyears remaining are: Presently,organic asphalt shinglesarebettermentof theindustry.(ReprintedMichaelDalsin(Fargo,NorthDakota), withpermission -Of Contractor's GuideBillF-erem-(Hum ble,Robert Hansen manufactured-in accordance with ASTM- TexaS-), Standard D225. Glass fiber asphalt shinglesmagazine.)(Omaha,Nebraska),RobertHuntington are manufacturedaccordance with(Indianapolis, Indiana), and Bobby Kader, inASTMJr. (Des Moines, Iowa). D3018 and/or ASTM D3462.No weights are listed in these specifications.CERTA Programto be Offered Again this YearMRCA's current officers are: Douglas 0. But in UnderwritersLaboratories(UL)Kirberg(St.Louis,Missouri), President; MRCA will again offer the CertifiedHarlan Hanson (Ames, Iowa), First Vice Standard UL55B for Class C organic feltRoofingTorchWelding ApplicatorPresident;CliffordJohnson(Tulsa, sheetroofingandshingles,minimumprogram on7, Sunday, OctoberduringOklahoma),SecondVicePresident; weights are listedpounds persquare in100theConvention and TradeShow inAnthonySpigarelli(Minneapolis, feet to obtain approval for such shingles.San Antonio.The CERTA programMinnesota),and Secretary-Treasurer;David willprovidetrainingtoroofingKielpinski (Cudahy, Wisconsin), Chairman Finally,as aresult of contacts withtheapplicators inthesafeandproperof the Board. NationalConferenceonWeights andmethodsof applying torch welded Aeasures, I wasby them that there advisedmodifiedbitumen roofing systems. \\_,isno documentationthatexplainstheThe $65.00 registration fee includes prohibitionagainstweights orincludesadmission to the Sunday session of requirementsdelete the weightsasphalt toofthe MRCA Trade Show. shingles. Page 3"