The guide, called "Good Application Makes a Good Roof Better," is an updated version of a previous technical manual. The 38-page guide is available in two versions -- as a print-on-demand book and as an e-book. The new version has been updated with the latest best practices in the industry and is suitable for both roofing pros and homeowners. The electronic version of the book ($8.95) can be accessed from any smart phone, tabled, Kindle reader or Nook reader. ARMA said downloading the e-book would make it easy to look up guidelines at a job site. In its print version, the book is $9.95. The guide offers general instructions for installing laminated asphalt roofing shingles, but ARMA added that each manufacturer has its own requirements, and that it was essential installers understand what they are.

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