Accession Number : ADA183717

Title :   Users Guide for Polyurethane Foam Roofing,

Descriptive Note : Rept. for FY85-FY87,

Corporate Author : NAVAL CIVIL ENGINEERING LAB PORT HUENEME CA

Personal Author(s) : Coultrap,Keith H. ; Alumbaugh,R. L. ; Humm,E. F.

Report Date : APR 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 85

Abstract : Sprayed polyurethane (PUF) roofing materials have been used in the private sector for 15 to 20 years and in the Navy for about 12 years. However, until very recently, there has not been a great deal of criteria available for their proper selection, application, and maintenance. The purpose of this Guide is to provide information necessary for anyone working with PUF roofing to make knowledge decisions concerning their use. The Guide is intended to be a valuable source of information for planners and estimators, designers, and construction and maintenance personnel. Information is presented on PUF, certain elastomeric coating materials, why they should be used, when and where they can or cannot be used, and how to use them properly. The Guide also presents information on foam and coating material selection procedures, standardized maintenance procedures, and a comparison of PUF and other systems including their relative costs. Keywords: Polyurethane foam, Roofing, Planning, Design, Construction, Maintenance, Performance, Application.

Descriptors :   *FOAM, *POLYURETHANE RESINS, *USER MANUALS, *ROOFS, COATINGS, COSTS, ELASTOMERS, EXPANDED PLASTICS, FOAM, MAINTENANCE, MAINTENANCE PERSONNEL, POLYURETHANE RESINS, ROOFS, SELECTION, STANDARDIZATION, USER MANUALS, SAFETY, LIFE EXPECTANCY(SERVICE LIFE), WEATHERING

Subject Categories : Structural Engineering and Building Technology
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
      Elastomers and Rubber

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE