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Assessing Roof Conditions – Taking a Crucial Step

November 22, 2023

Taking a roof core specimen is a crucial step in assessing the condition and understanding the composition of an existing roof before a re-roofing project. The core sample is a small cross-section of the roof assembly that helps identify the roofing materials present within a particular roof assembly. Core cuts are also required to help determine the material type and associated R-value of the insulating materials found in the roof assembly. Slope is another factor that is determined through core cuts. Core cuts also reveal the overall weight of the roof assembly and the presence of hazardous materials such as asbestos in the roof assembly.

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Contributor: Desiré Mahanna, Business Unit Manager-Facilities & BE Services, Orlando, FL Office

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