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.
Table of Contents
Part 1. Introduction 1. A Snapshot of the Roofing Industry in 2001 2. Low-Sloped Roofing Systems and Materials 3. Low-Sloped Roofing Systems (cont.) 4. Structural Decks and Insulation 5. Steep-Sloped Roofing Systems 6. Flashing Systems 7. What is Failure? 8. Performance vs. Prescriptive Specifications. Part 2. Case Studies. Index.
Carl G. Cash
Carl Cash imparts common sense and pearls of wisdom. - Roofing Cladding and Insulation