Testing techniques to solve roofing problems

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Journal titleRubber & Plastics News
SubjectRoofing; Roofs; Roofs
AbstractFourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy (SEM), energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy and tensile testing were used to characterize a fully adhered EPDM roofing membrane that had exhibited surface degradation, amounting to the system failure. The results obtained from these techniques suggested that the cause of failure could be attributed to the rubberized asphalt adhesive. Potential applications of combining both mechanical testing and chemical characterization as an aid to solving roofing problems are discussed.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
NoteReprinted in Building Envelope Performance and Durability : IRC technical seminar (NRCC-38991)
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number33115
NPARC number20375591
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Record identifier9b053ac0-ecaa-425f-aa35-612b3194a4ec
Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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