Damage to thermal insulation foams in low-slope roof systems caused by simulated foot traffic

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DOIResolve DOI: http://doi.org/10.1177/109719639902200406
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TypeArticle
Journal titleJournal of Thermal Envelope & Building Science
Volume22
IssueApril
Pages303314; # of pages: 12
Subjectfoot traffic, insulation, polyisocyanurate, phenolic, polystyrene, roof, roof membrane, poly(vinyl chloride), pvc, modified bituminous membrane, fibre board; Cellular plastics (plastic foam); Roofs; Heat performance
AbstractThe results indicated that common.ly used foam plastic roof insulations will be damaged if exposed to foot traffic, and that their protection with fibrous overlay boards as recommended by roofing contractor associations continues to be good roofing practice. The results also indicated that finished roofsurfaces will be damaged if exposed to frequent roof traffic and that surface protection of the membrane is good roofing practice.
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LanguageEnglish
AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedYes
NRC number43685
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NPARC number20331324
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Record created2012-07-18
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