Login / Sign Up

QUICK Sign-up

Membership Includes:

New Content and Magazine Article Updates
Educational Webcast Alerts
Building Products/Technology Notices
Complete Library of Reports, Webcasts, Salary and Exclusive Member Content

All fields are required.

click here for more member info.

Building Operating Management

How New Codes Are Affecting The Roofing Market

November 2011 - Roofing   Article Use Policy

Are roofing codes and standards (wind uplift, fire rating, etc.) getting more stringent? How so? How will new standards affect how facility managers select roofs?

Although codes have become more stringent in the evolution of the “I” codes (increased wind speeds, etc.) the greatest improvements have been the “fine tuning” of the critical components such as attachment of sheet metal components and requirements for detailing, etc. The effect will be slightly higher costs during construction to provide better detailing and a decrease in costs in annual maintenance and damages related to weather elements. The vast majority of leaks occur at the penetrations and terminations. Therefore, the greatest efforts in design, construction, and maintenance should focus at these areas.


Find us on Google+