To Test or Not To Test...? Glazing, roofing, masonry and air barriers: A guide to field quality control

August 30, 2014
Publication: Construction Specifier p 10-26

Abstract: When properly applied, tests can yield valuable insight into the installed performance of systems, aid investigators in determining the cause of a failure, or help to determine if a product is performing to its intended level. However, when improperly applied, many tests and standards can produce misleading results, improper conclusions, and lead to unnecessary repairs or remediation efforts. Within this context, the article takes an in-depth look at roofing assemblies, along with glazing, masonry, and air barrier assemblies.