Roofing Failures

Roofing Failures

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The book starts by setting out the duties of a building pathologist in the context of the modern roofing industry, defining failure and explaining its underlying causes. The main chapters then deal with the main specific types of failure: fire, shrinkage and roofing systems displacement, calendar shrinkage, foam insulation shrinkage and 'stretched' membranes, plasticizer migration, bitumen incompatibility, built-up roofing felt porosity, blistering, thermal insulation instability, foam insulation problems, torch applications, polymer dispersion, asphalt-glass fibre shingle splitting, lack of appropriate venting, problems with cool roofing and problems with organic fibre-portland cement shingles. The book concludes with an outline of the principal rules for long service life roofing.MAJOR REFERENCE WORKS Baker, M.C. (1980) Roofs a€“ Design, Application and Maintenance, Ottawa: National Research ... and Fricklas, R. (1996) The Manual of Low-Slope Roof Systems, New York: McGraw-Hill Henshell, J. (2000) The Manual ofBelow a€“ Grade ... Technology of Traditional and Modern Roofing Systems, Glendale, CA NRCA (2001) The NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual, 5thanbsp;...

Title:Roofing Failures
Author: Carl G. Cash
Publisher:Routledge - 2004-06-02

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