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Term Description
Blister (1) A raised portion of a roofing membrane resulting from local internal pressure, such as an enclosed pocket of air, which may be mixed with water or solvent vapor, trapped between impermeable layers of felt or membrane or between the membrane and substrate; (2) the similarly formed surface swelling in coated prepared roofing such as asphalt shingles; (3) separation of a coating from a substrate; may be caused by water absorption and the resultant swelling or subsurface corrosion.
Blistering The formation in the film of dome-shaped, liquid or gas-filled projections resulting from local loss of adhesion and lifting of the film from the substrate or previously applied coating.
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