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CHARACTERISTICS OF IN-SERVICE, 30-YEAR-OLD EPDM ROOF MEMBRANE



Author(s): Hutchinson, T. W., Trischuk, K. and Paroli, R. M.
Paper category: Conference
Book title: XIII International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components - XIII DBMC
Editor(s): Marco Quattrone, Vanderley M. John
Print ISBN: none
e-ISBN: 978-2-35158-149-0
Publication year: 2015
Pages: 944-949
Total Pages: 6
Language: English


Abstract: The physical and mechanical properties of EPDM roof membranes obtained from three 30-year old, in-service roofs in the USA were investigated. The physical and mechanical properties evaluated (using relevant ASTM Standards) were: overall thickness, tear resistance, tensile set, tensile strength and elongation, as well as water absorption. These properties were studied for as received and after heat conditioning for up to 1500 hours at 116 C (240 F). Results showing how these membranes performed before and after heat conditioning are presented with the intent of defining characteristics for long-term service life of roof membranes.


Online publication: 2015
Publication Type: full_text
Public price (Euros): 0.00