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Guidelines for designing low-slope membrane roof systems



Roof system; low-slope; membrane; design; code; compliant; contract; documents

After reading this article, you should be able to: EXPLAIN the design considerations for low-slope membrane roof systems. DISCUSS commonly used low-slope membrane types and general building code-related roof system attributes. LIST general roof system performance criteria, the differences between low-slope membrane types, and applicable material standards. UNDERSTAND the advantages of cover board use with low-slope roof membranes.

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