Factors in roof system selection

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Proceedings titleProceedings, Institute for Research in Construction, National Research Council Canada
ConferenceBuilding Science Insight 1989: Roofs that Work: 1989-10, Canada
Pages6577; # of pages: 13
SubjectRoofing; roofs; roofing products; selection; performance criteria; code requirements; wind loads; drainage; fire protection; health and safety; insulation; air barriers; vapour barriers; slope; expansion and contraction; compatibility; deck type; building use; aesthetics; construction scheduling; materials and labour; building location; roof size; projections; maintenance; inspection; initial cost; life cycle cost; Wind loads; Air and vapour barriers; Couvertures
AbstractOne of the most important decisions regarding building construction is the type of roofing system to be installed. This includes the type of deck, vapour barrier, insulation, membrane and roof finish. This paper discusses the factors to be considered in making this decision. These are: code requirements. -- design considerations. -- construction considerations. -- maintenance considerations. -- cost considerations. -- other considerations.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC numberNRCC 31512(5)
NPARC number20327087
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Record created2012-07-18
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