THE PREMIER GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL AND INDUSTRIAL ROOFS For decades, this manual has been the most widely respected guide to designing and specifying low-slope roof systems. It remains unique -- the only working handbook that treats all topics in roof design, from fundamentals to roof systems and materials options. This fourth edition covers major advances in design and materials, as well as changes in building codes. It gets you up to speed on roof system performance, emerging materials, drainage, wind uplift, vapor control, fire resistance, thermal insulation, reroofing, and much more. You'll even find field-tested solutions for such problems as lap-seam failures, membrane shrinkage, and fastener backout. Covering all major types of flat, multi-ply, low-slope roofing systems for commercial and industrial facilities, this definitive text also updates you on new procedures in inspection and maintenance. For architects, roof designers, roof consultants, contractors, spec writers, attorneys, materials manufacturers -- anyone who needs authoritative, up-to-date information on all aspects of roof technology -- the Manual of Low-Slope Roof Systems dominates the field. Roof It Right bull; bull;Roof failure causes in depth (and specific methods for avoiding them) bull;Roof design fundamentals and flourishes, based on voluminous industry research and experience bull;New technologies and materials -- using them safely and correctly bull;Comprehensive coverage of all major roofing systems bull;Specifications, inspection, and maintenance tools for roofing work THE MOST COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE TO COMMERCIAL ROOFS The Roof as a System * Draining the Roof * Structural Deck * Thermal Design * Vapor Control * Wind Uplift * Fire Resistance * Historical Background of Contemporary Roof Systems * Elements of Built-Up Membranes * Modified-Bitumen Membranes * Elastomeric Membranes * Weldable Thermoplastics * Flashings * Protected Membrane Roofs and Waterproofed Decks * Sprayed Polyurethane Foam * Metal Roof Systems * Field Inspections * Reroofing and Repair * Roof-System Specifications * Roofing Guarantees and Warranties * Glossary of Roofing-Related TermsFricklas, R. L. is the author of 'Manual of Low-Slope Roof Systems ' with ISBN 9780071458283 and ISBN 007145828X.