Significance and Use
This field test method is suitable for determining the uplift resistance of the roofing system as stated in applicable specifications, bid documents, or when required by other authorities having jurisdiction. This field test method is also intended to supplement measurement of the uplift resistance performance of roofing systems as determined under laboratory conditions.
1.1 This test method covers the determination of the resistance of adhered membrane roofing systems to uplift pressure. It applies to roof systems with or without rigid board insulation or base ply, which are either adhered or mechanically fastened, and fully adhered membranes.
1.2 This test method is intended to be used as a measure of the uplift resistance of the roofing system. Systems containing cold adhesive shall be in place for the cure time specified by the adhesive manufacturer to obtain optimum adhesion before conducting the test. Hot-applied systems shall be permitted to cool to normal prevailing surface temperatures before conducting the test.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard. The values given in parentheses are for information only.
1.4 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 limitations 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.
E575 Practice for Reporting Data from Structural Tests of Building Constructions, Elements, Connections, and Assemblies
bbituminous roofing; built-up roofing; field testing; performance testing; roofing systems; steel deck insulation; wind uplift resistance;
ICS Number Code 91.100.50 (Binders. Sealing materials)
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Citing ASTM Standards
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