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Concerns with field uplift testing

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wind uplift testing; wind resistance

NRCA recently learned of at least one insurance carrier and several consultants who are beginning to mandate field testing of newly installed low-slope membrane roof systems in hurricane-prone regions in an attempt to verify in-place wind-uplift resitance. This article briefly reviews the recognized field test methods, explains their limitations and shares NRCA's opinion of this type of testing.

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