American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM)

ASTM D 570: Test Method for Water Absorption of Plastics

ASTM D 751: Test Methods for Coated Fabrics

ASTM D 1079: Terminology Relating to Roofing, Waterproofing, and Bituminous Materials

ASTM D 1204: Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Nonrigid Thermoplastic Sheeting or Film and Elevated Temperature

ASTM D 2136: Test Method for Coated Fabrics-Low-Temperature Bend Test

ASTM D 3045: Practice for Heat Aging of Plastics without Load

ASTM D 4434: Specification for Poly(Vinyl Chloride) Sheet Roofing

ASTM D 5082: Practice for the Application of Intermittently Attached Single-Ply for Poly(Vinyl Chloride Sheet Roofing

ASTM E 108: Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings

ASTM E 119: Method for Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials

ASTM G 26: Practice for Operating Light-Exposure Apparatus (Xenon-Arc Type) With and Without Water for Exposure of Nonmetallic Materials

Factory Mutual

FM 4450: Approval Standard for Class 1 Insulated Steel Deck Roofs with 1992 Supplement

FM 4470: Approval Standard Class 1 Roof Covers with 1987 and 1992 Supplements

Approval Guide. 1995.

Single-Ply Roofing Institute (SPRI)

ANSI/RMA/SPRI RP-4-88: Wind Design Guide for Ballasted Single-Ply Roofing Systems

Wind Design Guide for Adhered Roofing Systems. 1988 (Revised 1995).

Wind Design Guide for Mechanically Fastened Roofing Systems. 1988. (Revised 1995).


Association Publications

American Society of Civil Engineers

ASCE 7: Minimum Design Loads for Building and Other Structures. New York: ASCE, 1993.

Factory Mutual

Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1-7: Wind Forces on Buildings and Other Structures. Norwood, MA: FM, 1983.

Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1-28: Insulated Steel Deck. 1991.

Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1-28S: Wind Uplift Pressure on Roofs. 1991.

Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1-29: Adhered or Mechanically Attached Single-Ply Membrane Roof Systems. 1984.

Loss Prevention Data Sheet, Technical Advisory Bulletin 1-29: Loose-Laid Ballasted Roof Coverings. 1984.

Loss Prevention Data Sheet, Technical Advisory Bulletin 1-29: PVC Roof Coverings. 1992.

Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1-29S: Mechanically Attached Single-Ply Membrane Roof Coverings. 1986.

Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1-30: Mechanical Fasteners for Roof Insulation and Covers. 1990

Loss Prevention Data Sheet 1-49: Perimeter Flashing. 1985.

National Roofing Contractors Association

Commercial Low-Slope Roofing Materials Guide. Rosemont, IL: NRCA, 1995.

The NRCA Roofing and Waterproofing Manual. 3rd ed. 1990.

Single Ply Roofing Institute (SPRI)

Flexible Membrane Roofing: A Professional's Guide to Specifications 4th ed. Needham, MA: SPRI, 1995.

Wind Design Guide for Ballasted Roofing Systems. 1988 (Revised 1995).

Underwriters Laboratories

UL 263: Fire Tests of Building Construction and Materials. Northbrook, IL: UL, 1992.

UL 580: Tests for Uplift Resistance of Roof Assemblies. 1994.

UL 790: Tests for Fire Resistance of Roof Covering Materials: 1983.

UL 1256: Fire Test of Roof Deck Constructions. 1993.

UL 1897: Uplift Tests for Roof Covering Systems. 1993.

Fire Resistance Directory. Vol. 1. 1995.

Roof Materials and Systems Directory. 1995.


Cash, C.G., "Comparative Testing and Rating of Thirteen Thermoplastic Single-Ply Roofing Membranes," Interface, the Journal of the Roof Consultants Institute, October 1999

Cash, C.G., "The Relative Durability of Low-Slope Roofing," Proceedings of the Fourth Annual International Symposium on Roofing Technology, September 1997

DuPuis, Rene, Single Ply: Fundamentals for the New Roofing, Revised 1997.

Griffin, C.W., Manual of Low-Slope Roofing Systems, 1996