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Preliminary Performance Criteria for Bituminous Membrane Roofing. Building Science Series.


pdf icon Preliminary Performance Criteria for Bituminous Membrane Roofing. Building Science Series. (8518 K)
Mathey, R. G.; Cullen, W. C.

NBS BSS 055; November 1974.

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National Technical Information Service
Order number: COM-74-51188/2

Keywords:

roofing; bitumens; waterproof coatings; standards; tests; design; criteria; performance evaluation

Abstract:

This report is the first in a series of publications on performance criteria for built-up roof membranes. The development of a performance approach to bituminous built-up roof membranes is described and preliminary performance criteria are recommended. A number of test methods have been developed in order to obtain data to evaluate roofing membranes against the recommended criteria. Twenty attributes that effect the performance of roof membranes under service conditions are identified and laboratory tests are described for measuring the engineering properties of the membrane that pertain to many of these attributes. A level of performance is recommended for nine of the identified performance attributes.