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Significance and Use
A roof assembly must work as a system. Any component of the roof assembly demonstrating an inherent weakness or inability to perform will diminish the roof system performance and service life expected. This guide lists minimum performance attributes required of low slope roof assemblies. Products not previously used as roof membrane materials require additional tests beyond the scope of this document. This guide is not intended for use on in-service roofing materials. Roof membranes and other components should conform to ASTM product standards, if available.
1.1 This guide lists test methods intended to establish a minimum level of performance for insulated roof membrane assemblies, and lists pertinent design guidelines and installation methods in a unified manner. Material tests and evaluations are included with and without roof insulation.
1.2 It is not possible to establish a precise correlation between laboratory tests on roof assemblies and natural weathering due to variations in geographical climate, design, material and installation.
1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory requirements prior to use.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
D95 Test Method for Water in Petroleum Products and Bituminous Materials by Distillation
D2523 Practice for Testing Load-Strain Properties of Roofing Membranes
D4434 Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Sheet Roofing
D4637 Specification for EPDM Sheet Used In Single-Ply Roof Membrane
D4798 Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Xenon-Arc Method)
D4799 Practice for Accelerated Weathering Test Conditions and Procedures for Bituminous Materials (Fluorescent UV, Water Spray, and Condensation Method)
D5019 Specification for Reinforced CSM (Chlorosulfonated Polyethylene) Sheet Used in Single-Ply Roof Membrane
D5147 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Modified Bituminous Sheet Material
D5601 Test Method for Tearing Resistance of Roofing and Waterproofing Materials and Membranes
D5602 Test Method for Static Puncture Resistance of Roofing Membrane Specimens
D5635 Test Method for Dynamic Puncture Resistance of Roofing Membrane Specimens
D5849 Test Method for Evaluating Resistance of Modified Bituminous Roofing Membrane to Cyclic Fatigue (Joint Displacement)
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
ASCE StandardASCE-7 Minimum Design Loads for Buildings and Other Structures Available from American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), 1801 Alexander Bell Dr., Reston, VA 20191, http://www.asce.org.
ANSI/SPRI StandardANSI/SPRI RP-4 Wind Design Guide for Ballasted Single Ply Roof Systems Available from American National Standards Institute and Single Ply Roofing Institute, 200 Reservoir St., Suite 309A, Needham, MA 02194.
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)
UNSPSC Code 30151505(Roofing membranes)
ASTM D6630-08, Standard Guide for Low Slope Insulated Roof Membrane Assembly Performance, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2008, www.astm.orgBack to Top