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c. Shop Drawing Submittals. Drawings of complicated details such as through-wall flashings,
layout of single-ply sheets, and calculations of load information should be assembled into a permanent
roof maintenance file and turned over to the building manager when construction is completed. This file
should also contain the roof warranty as well as maintenance recommendations provided by the roofing
d. Design Submittal Requirements and Checklist. If a roofing system requires periodic recoating to
maintain reflectance, screen UV, preserve components (e.g., wood shingles or shakes), or maintain a fire
rating, this information must be supplied to the building manager as part of the roofing file.
e. Field Review and Observation. Trained personnel should perform inspection and repair of
roofing. Tools and techniques vary with the kind of roofing present. The manufacturer's authorized
contractor should perform repairs required on a roof still under a warranty.
12-5. MAINTENANCE CONSIDERATIONS.
a. General. Each of the many different ways to roof a building has unique characteristics that
affect maintenance requirements. Fortunately, literature on maintenance of most systems is available
from trade associations and materials manufacturers. Of all the considerations, positive drainage and
flashing details probably have the greatest impact on roof performance.
b. Repair or Replace. This subject is discussed in Chapters 3 through 10.
c. Repairs: Emergency, Temporary, and Permanent. Having trained personnel and establishing
an adequate maintenance file will help greatly in making repair decisions. ROOFER has an analysis
program to help decide whether to repair or replace a roofing system.
d. Checklists. Refer to industry literature for checklists appropriate to specific systems.