Moisture attack on insulations in protected membrane roofing

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Pages110; # of pages: 10
SubjectRoofing; thermal insulation; roofs; moisture content; protection; Snow and Ice loads
AbstractThermal insulation in protected membrane roofing may be exposed to rain and snow. Outdoor experiments with roofing insulations, including some polystyrenes, polyurethanes, wood fibre, glass fibre and perlite-fibre, confirm the severity of the problem of moisture attack but indicate that protecting insulations by surface sealing and providing for moisture escape by evaporation and drainage may keep moisture contents of even some porous insulations at low levels.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number14590
NPARC number20374211
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Record created2012-07-23
Record modified2016-05-09
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