Shattering of unreinforced PVC roof membranes : problem phenomenon, causes and prevention

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ConferenceBuilding Better Roofs : IRC Technical Seminar: 01 September 1996, 11 Cities across Canada
Pages93107; # of pages: 15
Subjectroofs, roofing; Roofs
AbstractThe performance of many PVC roof membrane systems has been quite good. Numerous problems, however, have been reported with several of the early generation unreinforced (also referred to as "non-reinforced") PVC membranes. The Midwest Roofing Contractors Association (MRCA) in 1979 and 1982, Griffin in 1982, Wallace in 1983, and Rosenfield in 1984, reported shrinkage, embrittlement, "impact fractures" and other unidentified types of problems. The majority of these problem jobs utilized unreinforced membranes, although in some instances, there were reports of reinforced PVC membranes experiencing embrittlement and / or splitting problems.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number40627-3
NPARC number20378266
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