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Roofs fail for a number of different reasons, and the consequent costs are high--not only for clients but for contractors and other professionals. Carl Cash draws on a long career in the roofing industry, having analyzed 1500 different cases of roof failure. He discusses the source of the problem, the steps needed to prevent recurrence, and the principal remediation alternatives.

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.

Book News Annotation:

Cash is a member of an international building pathologist task group formed in 1986 by the International Council for Building Research Studies and Documentation, to study failure in buildings and methods of failure reduction. His text covers an overview of the U.S. roofing industry in 2001; characteristics of the most frequently used roofing systems, waterproofing materials, decks, and thermal insulations; definitions of "failure" and its causes; 41 case studies of roofing failure; and recommendations to owners, roofing system specifiers, general and specialty contractors, and roofing researchers on methods to avoid roofing problems. Spon Press is an imprint of Taylor & Francis. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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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.

Synopsis:

This book defines roofing systems failure and explains its underlying causes. The sources of the problems, the steps needed to prevent recurrence, and the principal remediation alternatives are discussed.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415299251
Author:
Cash, Carl G
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Group
Author:
Carl Cash
Author:
Cash, Carl G.
Location:
London
Subject:
Roofing
Subject:
Building failures
Subject:
Construction - Roofing
Series Volume:
29
Publication Date:
20030631
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
272
Dimensions:
6.14x9.21x.62 in. 1.23 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , This book defines roofing systems failure and explains its underlying causes. The sources of the problems, the steps needed to prevent recurrence, and the principal remediation alternatives are discussed.
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