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Flex Roofing Systems Thermoplastic Membrane Roofing
 
         
SECTION 07540
 
         
THERMOPLASTIC MEMBRANE ROOFING
 
         
 
         
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          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Flex Roofing Systems; thermoplastic membrane roofing.
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This section is based on the products of Flex Roofing Systems, which is located at:
2670 Leiscz's Bridge Road Suite 400
Leesport, PA 19533
Toll Free Tel: 800-969-0108
Tel: 610-916-9500
Fax: 610-916-9501
Email: request info
Web: www.flexroofingsystems.com
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Flex Roofing Systems (Flex) is the manufacturer of high quality Thermoplastic Single Ply and Multi Ply Roofing Systems based on DuPont's Elvaloy KEE (ketone ethylene ester). Flex's Roofing Membranes with Elvaloy resin modifiers are performance proven and are specified for commercial, industrial and institutional roofing applications. Flex also manufactures high-quality PVC (polyvinyl chloride) roof membranes and TPO (thermoplastic polyolefin) roof membranes.

Thermoplastic Single Ply and Multi Ply Roofing Systems Flex Roofing Systems Based On Elvaloy® are the only thermoplastic single ply system types completely compatible with asphalt.
Lets you directly cap smooth BUR to minimize tear-off labor and debris disposal cost.
Stays flexible and workable indefinitely, even in extreme environments.
Repels chemicals, air conditioning coolants, jet fuels, restaurant grease, as well as UV light, airborne bacteria, acid rain and industrial pollutants.
Are tough and resistant to tearing by workmen, their tools and equipment.
Reflects heat to reduce air conditioning loads.
Are easy to clean and are unharmed by the harshest cleaning agents.
Are environmentally-friendly, containing no volatile organic compounds (VOC's).
Apply either fully adhered or mechanically attached.
Are proven in the toughest climates and environments.

Flex pre-formed flashings, including pipe flanges, inside and outside corners help reduce installation time for penetrations, and corners. Walkways with skid-resistant texture add a convenient access path for workman and help add to roof service life.
Flex provides a complete line of environmentally friendly adhesives for use with thermoplastic single ply roofing membranes.
Flex supplies all the metal components required for an outstanding installation, including a full range of fasteners, termination bars, coping cap, gravel stops, fascia, retrofit roof drains, Flexclad metal and accessories.

Warranty: Flex Single Ply and Multi Ply Systems carry standard five, ten, fifteen, twenty or twenty-five year warranties, depending upon the product used, the method of application, the type of application and the climatic environment.
 
          PART 1GENERAL
 
          1.1SECTION INCLUDES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete items below not required for project.
 
          A.Fleece backed adhered membrane over concrete.
 
          B.Fleece backed adhered membrane over steel.
 
          C.Fleece backed adhered membrane over lightweight insulating concrete.
 
          D.Fleece backed adhered membrane re-roof cover over.
 
          E.Fleece backed adhered membrane over cementitious wood fiber deck.
 
          F.Fleece backed adhered membrane over wood.
 
          G.Fleece backed adhered membrane over gypsum.
 
          H.Mechanically attached membrane over concrete.
 
          I.Mechanically attached membrane over steel.
 
          J.Mechanically attached membrane over lightweight insulating concrete.
 
          K.Mechanically attached membrane over re-roof cover over.
 
          L.Mechanically attached membrane over cementitious wood fiber deck.
 
          M.Mechanically attached membrane over wood.
 
          N.Mechanically attached membrane over gypsum.
 
          O.Fleece backed mechanically attached membrane.
 
          1.2RELATED SECTIONS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete any sections below not relevant to this project; add others as required.
 
          A.Section 06100 - Rough Carpentry: For nailers and roof assembly support.
 
          B.Section 07620 - Sheet Metal and Trim.
 
          1.3REFERENCES
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete references from the list below that are not actually required by the text of the edited section.
 
          A.American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) 7 Minimum Design of Loads for Buildings and Other Structures.
 
          B.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C 208 - Standard Specification for Cellulosic Fiber Insulating Board.
 
          C.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) C 1289 - Standard Specification for Faced Rigid Cellular Polyisocyanurate Thermal Insulation Board.
 
          D.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 41 - Standard Specification for Asphalt Used in Roofing.
 
          E.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 312 - Standard Specification for Asphalt Used in Roofing.
 
          F.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 1079 - Standard Terminology Relating to Roofing, Waterproofing, and Bituminous Material.
 
          G.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 4263 - Standard Test Method for Indicating Moisture in Concrete.
 
          H.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 4434 - Standard Specification for Poly (vinyl chloride) Sheet Roofing.
 
          I.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 6506 - Standard Specification for Asphalt Protection Board.
 
          J.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) D 6754 - Standard Specification for Ketone Ethylene Ester Based Sheet Roofing.
 
          K.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E 408 - Standard Test Methods for Total Normal Emittance of Surfaces Using Inspection-Meter Techniques.
 
          L.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E 903 - Standard Test Method for Solar Absorptance, Reflectance, and Transmittance of Materials Using Integrating Spheres.
 
          M.American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) E 1980 - Standard Practice for Calculating Solar Reflectance Index of Horizontal and Low-Sloped Opaque Surfaces.
 
          N.Factory Mutual (FM Global) - Approval Guide.
 
          O.Factory Mutual Standard 4470 - Approval Standard for Class 1 Roof Covers.
 
          P.National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).
 
          Q.Sheet Metal and Air Conditioning Contactors National Association, Inc. (SMACNA) Architectural Sheet.
 
          R.Underwriters Laboratories (UL) - Roofing Systems and Materials Guide (TGFU R1306).
 
          1.4SUBMITTALS
 
          A.Submit under provisions of Section 01300.
 
          B.Product Data: Manufacturer's data sheets on each product to be used, including:
          1.Preparation instructions and recommendations.
          2.Storage and handling requirements and recommendations.
          3.Installation methods.
 
          C.Shop Drawings:
          1.Show outline and size of the roof, location and type of penetrations, perimeter and penetration flashing detail references to manufacture's standard. Details which do not conform to roofing manufacturer's standards shall be identified with separate approval from roofing manufacturer. Details to be employed on the project shall be approved by roofing manufacturer.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete selection samples if colors have already been selected.
 
          D.Selection Samples: For each finish product specified, two complete sets of color chips representing manufacturer's full range of available colors and patterns.
 
          E.Verification Samples: For each finish product specified, two samples, minimum size 6 inches (150 mm) square, representing actual product, color, and patterns.
 
          1.5QUALITY ASSURANCE
 
          A.Manufacturer Qualifications:
          1.Membrane manufacturer shall have a minimum of fifteen (15) years experience in the production of thermoplastic scrim-reinforced membrane and related accessories.
 
          B.Installer Qualifications:
          1.Installer shall have a minimum of five (5) years experience in the application of thermoplastic membrane and shall be certified by the manufacturer of the membrane system.
 
          C.Product Requirements:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          1.LEED (USGBC) Certification: The roof system shall comply with LEED requirements for the use of a high albedo roofing material with a Solar Reflectance Index (SRI) of no less than 78 when calculated in accordance with ASTM E 1980. Compliance based on a reflectance rating of at least 0.80 when tested according to ASTM E 903 and an emissivity rating of at least 0.9 when tested in accordance with ASTM E 408 for a minimum of at least 75 percent of the roof surface.
          2.Membrane Qualifications: Membrane shall be factory certified, first run material, seconds will not be permitted. Approvals:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete requirements not required.
          a.State of Florida Product Approval.
          b.Miami/Dade County Florida NOA.
          c.ICC-ES.
          d.HUD.
          e.Energy Star Partner.
          f.Material and packaging to bear the FM label.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** FLEX FB ELVALOY® Roofing Systems, FLEX MF/R ELVALOY® Roofing Systems, FLEX MF/R Roofing Systems comply with the following requirements. Delete requirement below not required for project.
          3.The roofing systems shall meet the Factory Mutual 1-60 requirements.
          4.The roofing systems shall meet the Factory Mutual 1-90 requirements.
          5.The roofing systems shall meet the Factory Mutual 1-105 requirements.
          6.The roofing systems shall meet the Underwriters Laboratories Class A requirements.
          7.The roofing systems shall meet the requirements set forth by SBCCI (Southern Building Code Congress).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          D.Pre-Installation Conference:
          1.Prior to scheduled commencement of the roofing installation and associated work conduct a meeting at the project site with the Installer, Architect, Building Owner, Manufacturer's Representative and any other entities directly involved with the performance of the work.
          2.The installer shall record conference discussions to include decisions, agreements, and open issues and furnish copies of recorded discussions to each attending party. The primary purpose of the meeting is to review foreseeable methods and procedures related to roofing work schedule and quality.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Include a mock-up if the project size and/or quality warrant taking such a precaution. The following is one example of how a mock-up on a large project might be specified. When deciding on the extent of the mock-up, consider all the major different types of work on the project.
 
          E.Mock-Up: Provide a mock-up for evaluation of surface preparation techniques and application workmanship.
          1.Finish areas designated by Architect.
          2.Do not proceed with remaining work until workmanship, color, and sheen are approved by Architect.
          3.Refinish mock-up area as required to produce acceptable work.
 
          1.6DELIVERY, STORAGE, AND HANDLING
 
          A.Store products in manufacturer's unopened packaging until ready for installation.
 
          B.Protect stored materials from exposure to harmful weather conditions and at temperature and humidity conditions recommended by manufacturer. Leave product wrapped and protected in original packaging with identification labels, until ready for use on the job.
 
          C.Store in a clean, dry, well ventilated area protected from weather and other trades. All rolls of membrane shall be stored, lying down, elevated above the roof deck and completely protected from moisture with tarpaulins.
 
          D.Insulation shall be stored on pallets, fully protected from moisture with tarpaulins. Adhesives shall be safely stored, at temperatures above 45 degrees F (7 degrees C). Flammable materials shall be stored in a cool dry area away from sparks and open flames.
 
          E.Store and dispose of solvent-based materials, and materials used with solvent-based materials, in accordance with requirements of local authorities having jurisdiction.
 
          1.7PROJECT CONDITIONS
 
          A.Maintain environmental conditions (temperature, humidity, and ventilation) within limits recommended by manufacturer for optimum results. Do not install products under environmental conditions outside manufacturer's absolute limits.
 
          B.Weather:
          1.Proceed with the roof installation only when existing and forecasted weather conditions permit.
          2.Ambient Temperatures shall be above 45 degrees F (7 degrees C) when applying hot steep asphalt, water based adhesives or urethane adhesives.
 
          1.8WARRANTY
 
          A.Manufacturer warrants to the Building Owner, subject to the terms, limitations, and conditions for a period specified, in which the Materials and Workmanship Warranty is effective, the materials installed shall be free from defects in materials supplied and/or defective workmanship provided by the authorized applicator.
          1.The Manufacturer's Technical Service Representative shall inspect the completed roof system, and upon acceptance, the manufacturer shall issue the specified warranty commencing on the Date of Substantial Completion.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          2.The Roofing System shall receive the manufacturer's standard ten (10) year guarantee of watertightness.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          3.The Roofing System shall receive the manufacturer's standard fifteen (15) year guarantee of watertightness.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Systems eligible for twenty year warranty are FB adhered multi-ply systems or adhered or mechanically-attached systems using 60 mil or 80 mil membranes. Delete if not required.
          4.The Roofing System shall receive the manufacturer's standard twenty (20) year guarantee of watertightness.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          5.The Roofing System shall receive the manufacturer's standard twenty-five (25) year guarantee of watertightness.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          B.Sheet Metal Warranty: Materials supplied by the roofing manufacturer.
          1.Materials shall be free of defects in material and workmanship for five years after shipment. Defective materials will be repaired or replaced at manufacturer's option. Manufacturer shall not be liable for direct or consequential damages arising from the installation of materials. No other express or implied warranties apply to the products.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** FlexCap Coping System only. Delete if not required.
          2.Special Performance Warranty: The FlexCap Coping System in standard sizes, when used as a part of a Flex Roofing System Installation, and installed according to manufacturer instructions, shall not blow off, leak, or cause membrane failure, for an identical period as that warranty for the roof system itself, or we will repair or replace the Coping Cap material.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          3.Decorative Finish Warranty: Pre-finished aluminum and 24 gauge (0.607 mm) galvanized steel, coated with Kynar 500 finish shall receive a limited 20 year warranty.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          4.Spray-applied Kynar 500 finish shall receive a limited 5 year warranty.
 
          PART 2PRODUCTS
 
          2.1MANUFACTURERS
 
          A.Acceptable Manufacturer: Flex Roofing Systems, which is located at: 2670 Leiscz's Bridge Road Suite 400 ; Leesport, PA 19533; Toll Free Tel: 800-969-0108 ; Tel: 610-916-9500; Fax: 610-916-9501; Email: request info; Web: www.flexroofingsystems.com
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete one of the following two paragraphs; coordinate with requirements of Division 1 section on product options and substitutions.
 
          B.Substitutions: Not permitted.
 
          C.Requests for substitutions will be considered in accordance with provisions of Section 01600.
 
          2.2SYSTEM
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fleece backed fully adhered. Delete if not required.
 
          A.Flex FB Elvaloy as manufactured by Flex Roofing Systems.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color not required.
          1.Color: White.
          2.Color: Light Gray.
          3.Color: Tan.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete system substrate not required.
          4.Roof System: Provide an Adhered, Fleece-Back, Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a protected insulation system adhered to a structural concrete deck.
          5.Roof System: Provide and install an Adhered, Fleece-Back, Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a protected insulation system attached to a structural metal deck.
          6.Roof System: Provide and install an Adhered, Fleece-Back, Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a protected insulation system adhered to a lightweight concrete deck.
          7.Roof System: Provide and install an Adhered, Fleece-Back, Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to an existing roof covering.
          8.Roof System: Provide and install an Adhered, Fleece-Back, Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a cementitious wood fiber deck.
          9.Roof System: Provide and install an Adhered, Fleece-Back, Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a protected insulation system adhered to a structural wood deck.
          10.Roof System: Provide and install an Adhered, Fleece-Back, Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a gypsum concrete deck.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fleece backed membrane in mechanically attached application. Consult manufacturer. Delete if not required.
 
          B.Flex FB Elvaloy as manufactured by Flex Roofing Systems.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Mechanically attached. Delete if not required.
 
          C.Flex MF/R Elvaloy Roofing Membrane as manufactured by Flex Roofing Systems.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete color not required.
          1.Color: White.
          2.Color: Light Gray.
          3.Color: Tan.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete system substrate not required.
          4.Roof System: Provide a mechanically attached Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a protected insulation system on a structural concrete deck.
          5.Roof System: Provide a mechanically attached Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a protected insulation system on a structural metal deck.
          6.Roof System: Provide a mechanically attached Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a protected insulation system on a lightweight concrete deck.
          7.Roof System: Provide a mechanically attached Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to an existing roof covering.
          8.Roof System: Provide a mechanically attached Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a Cementitious wood fiber deck.
          9.Roof System: Provide a mechanically attached Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a protected insulation system on a structural wood deck.
          10.Roof System: Provide a mechanically attached Thermoplastic, CRRC approved roofing membrane to a gypsum concrete deck.
 
          2.3MEMBRANE
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          A.Membrane: The roofing membrane shall meet or exceed the requirements of ASTM D4434 standard for thermoplastic sheet roofing.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          B.Membrane: The roofing membrane shall meet or exceed the requirements of ASTM D6754 standard for ketone ethylene ester sheet roofing.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          C.Fleece Back PVC Membrane:
          1.FB PLUS 45 Fleece Back.
          2.FB PLUS 60 Fleece Back.
          3.FB PLUS 80 Fleece Back.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Flex MF/R PVC, 50 Mil to 120 Mil Mechanically attached application. Delete if not required.
 
          D.Reinforced PVC Membrane:
          1.MF/R 50 PVC Reinforced.
          2.MF/R 60 PVC Reinforced.
          3.MF/R 80 PVC Reinforced.
          4.MF/R PLUS 45.
          5.MF/R PLUS 60.
          6.MF/R PLUS 80.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Flex FB (Fleece Back) Elvaloy® Membrane, 45 Mil to 120 Mil Adhered and mechanically attached applications. Delete if not required.
 
          E.Fleece Back Modified PVC Membrane:
          1.FB 45 Elvaloy Fleece Back.
          2.FB 48 Elvaloy Fleece Back.
          3.FB 60 Elvaloy Fleece Back.
          4.FB 80 Elvaloy Fleece Back.
          5.FB 100 Elvaloy Fleece Back.
          6.FB 120 Elvaloy - 45 Mil.
          7.FB 120 Elvaloy - 60 Mil.
          8.FB 120 Elvaloy - 80 Mil.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Flex MF/R Elvaloy® Membrane, 40 Mil to 120 Mil Mechanically attached application, Ballasted application not specified. Consult manufacturer. Delete if not required.
 
          F.Reinforced Modified PVC Membrane:
          1.MF/R 50 Elvaloy Reinforced.
          2.MF/R 60 Elvaloy Reinforced.
          3.MF/R 80 Elvaloy Reinforced.
          4.MF/R 120 Elvaloy - 45 Mil.
          5.MF/R 120 Elvaloy - 60 Mil.
          6.MF/R 120 Elvaloy - 80 Mil.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Insulating deck material and recover applications typically do not require insulation. Delete if not required.
 
          2.4INSULATION
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete insulation not required. Flex Insulation required for system warranty.
** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** 1/2 inch (12 mm) thickness is susceptible to breakage during installation. Delete if not required.
 
          A.Molded Expanded Polystyrene Boards: Federal Specifications HH-I-524C, Type 1 minimum thickness 1/2 inch (12 mm), minimum density 1.25 lb/cf (20 kg/cu m) for mechanically attached applications.
 
          B.Extruded Polystyrene Boards: Federal specification HH-I-524C, Type IV minimum thickness 1 inch (25 mm), minimum density 1.6 lb/cf (26 kg/cu m).
 
          C.Flex ISO II: A closed cell poyisocyanurate foam core laminated to black (non-asphaltic), fiber-reinforced felt facers. Manufactured in accordance with ASTM C 1289, Type II, Class 1.
 
          D.Polyisocyanurate and Polyurethane Faced Roof Boards: Federal spec. HH-I-1972/ 1&2 Class 1-3, minimum thickness 1 inch (25 mm) nominal.
 
          E.Rigid Fiberglass Boards: Federal spec. HH-I-526 minimum thickness 1/2 inch (12 mm).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Used in conjunction with Flex approved separation layers. Delete if not required.
 
          F.Lightweight Roof Fills: Perlite, vermiculite, cellular concrete and gypsum.
 
          G.Flex Wood Fiber Boards: Federal spec. HH-I-535B, Class "C" minimum thickness 1/2 inch (12 mm).
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** When used in conjunction with Flex approved separation layers and insulation boards. Delete if not required.
 
          H.Sprayed Polyurethane Foam: Minimum 2 inches (52 mm) thick and minimum 2.0 lb/cf (32 kg/cu m) density.
 
          2.5ACCESSORY MATERIALS
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          A.Adhesives:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete adhesive not required.
          1.Substrate Adhesive: as supplied by Flex Roofing System for adhering fleece back membrane to approved substrates.
          2.Flashing Adhesive: as supplied by Flex Roofing System for laminating flashing to vertical surfaces.
          3.Flex Deck Insulation Adhesive - Olybond 500 or Olybond 500 Spot Shot for adhering insulation or cover boards to approved substrates.
          4.Flex SEBS200 Kettle Modified rubberized asphalt.
          5.Hot steep asphalt only - All manufacturers. Type III and IV for very steep inclines.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          B.Fasteners:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          1.Metal Decks: screw type fasteners treated for corrosion resistance with ultimate pull out value of minimum 420 lb (189 kg) in 22 (0.759 mm) gauge steel deck to be applied in conjunction with Factory Mutual approved pattern:
          a.Flex Screws, Corrosion Resistant # 10 Coating
          b.Construction Fasteners, Inc., Dekfast Fastening System, C-2 type, corrosion resistant only.
          c.SFS Stradler Inc., Insul-Fixx fasteners with Duro-Coat Plus.
          d.Olympic Fasteners, screws long and short, Endurion coated only.
          e.ITW Buildex, Roofgrip fasteners, Spex of Climaseal coated.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          2.Plywood Decks: screw type fasteners applied in a Factory Mutual approved pattern and method.
          a.Flex Screws, Corrosion Resistant # 10 Coating
          b.Construction Fasteners, Inc., Dekfast Fastening System, C-2 type, corrosion resistant only.
          c.SFS Stradler Inc., Insul-Fixx fasteners with Duro-Coat Plus.
          d.Olympic Fasteners, screws long and short, Endurion coated only.
          e.ITW Buidex, Roofgrip fasteners, Spex of Climaseal coated.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          3.Solid Wood Decks: screw or nail type fasteners:
          a.Flex Screws, Corrosion Resistant # 10 Coating
          b.Construction Fasteners, 1nc., Dekfast Fastening System, C-2 type, corrosion resistant only.
          c.SFS Stradler Inc., Insul-Fixx fasteners with Duro-Coat Plus.
          d.Olympic Fasteners, screws long and short, Endurion coated only.
          e.ITW Buidex, Roofgrip fasteners, Spex of Climaseal coated
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          4.Masonry Decks: solid limestone concrete block minimum pullout resistance shall be 525 lb (236 kg), expanded slag block minimum pullout resistance shall be 1100 lb (495 kg), poured concrete, minimum pullout resistance shall be 1000 lb (450 kg):
          a.HILTI Inc., metal hit anchor
          b.The Rawlplug Co., 1nc., RAWL stainless steel Zamac nailin, RAWL steel RAWL-DRIVE" one piece expansion bolt.
          c.Construction Fasteners Inc. ConFas masonry anchor
          d.Olympic Fasteners Inc., Fluted Nail or Olympic CD-10
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          5.Through Lightweight Concrete or Gypsum Fill:
          a.On steel deck see 3A above.
          b.On foamboard: toggle bolts or,
          c.GTL Fastener, Olympic MFG.
          d.Construction Fasteners, Inc. TECT- TIT
 
          C.Sealants:
          1.Caulking: Silicon, polysulfide or polyurethane caulking, exterior grade for caulking, surface reglets and vent pipe details.
          2.Mameco, Vulkem 116, Polyurethane.
          3.Sonneborn, NP1.
          4.BOSTIK, Chem Caulk
          5.For filling pitch pans: Flex Pourable Sealer or as approved by Flex Technical Services Department.
 
          D.Flashing:
          1.Reinforced Membrane: Flex MF/R, same material, color and thickness as roof membrane for all curbs, walls and penetrations.
          2.Non reinforced Membrane: Flex MF: multi angled intersections, sealant pockets and other conditions that would be impractical for reinforced membrane application.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Typically not required for mechanically attached applications. Delete if not required.
 
          E.Base Sheet:
          1.Base sheets or ply sheets installed over substrate or insulation system as an integrated component of Flex built up roofing system.
          a.Flex SBS 80 mil S/S Base Sheet.
          b.Premium Flex Ply Roofing Felt.
 
          F.Wood: Nailers.
          1.Number 2 grade lumber minimum salt treated for rot and fire resistance.
          a.Wolmanized.
          b.Osmose treated.
          c.Pressure treated.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Separation layers are for use over insulation and below membranes with mechanically fastened systems. Red rosin paper and sheet polyethylene are not approved. Delete if not required.
 
          G.Separation Layers:
          1.Flex Separator Sheet.
          2.Flex Foil Barrier Slip Sheet - for use over coal tar pitch roofs.
          3.Flex Rockwool Mat.
          4.Flex 1/8 Inch Re-Cover Board a prefabricated board with a mineral filled high melting point asphaltic compound core, between 2 layers of non woven glass fiber mat reinforcement. Manufactured in accordance with ASTM D 6506, Type 2, Class B.
          5.Flex Green Guard 3/8 inch PB6W Fan Fold Roofing Recovery Board.
          6.Georgia Pacific Corporation: Dens Deck, Dens Deck Prime distributed by Flex Roofing System.
          7.Paper or foil in glass facings factory laminated to insulations. (i.e. Apache White Line w/ Manniglass laminate) or as approved in writing by Flex Technical Services Department.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          H.Edge Termination:
          1.Size and profile as indicated on drawings.
          2.Profiles and designs engineered for roof perimeter attachment. Components from the membrane manufacturer shall be approved for FM 1-90 rating and ANSI/SPRI ES-1-2003 Wind Design Standard for Edge Systems.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete finish not required.
          3.Finish: Natural mill aluminum.
          4.Finish: Pre-Coated Kynar 500 - from the manufacturer's standard color chart.
          5.Finish: Post-Coated Kynar 500 - industry standard two coat colors.
          6.Non-Standard Kynar 500 -colors requiring multiple coatings or protective clear coats.
          7.Finish: Anodized Aluminum - Clear.
          8.Finish: Anodized Aluminum - Bronze.
          9.Finish: Anodized Aluminum - Black.
          10.Flex Clad Metal: for custom fabrication of a hot air weldable edge metal.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          11.Roof Edge: Low profile FM rated factory fabricated system:
          a.Roof perimeter fascia shall be FlexLock Type FLT, as furnished by the membrane manufacturer as part of the complete roof system.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete material not required.
          b.Exterior Fascia shall be 0.032 inch (0.8 mm) aluminum with matching joint covers.
          c.Exterior Fascia shall be 0.040 inch (1.0 mm) aluminum with matching joint covers.
          d.Exterior Fascia shall be 0.050 inch (1.3 mm) aluminum with matching joint covers.
          e.Exterior Fascia shall be 24 gauge (0.607 mm) Kynar 500 coated galvanized steel with matching joint covers.
          f.Term-bar retainer section shall be standard 20 gauge (0.912 mm) galvanized steel.
          g.Finish: Refer to Exterior Finish Schedule.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          12.FlexLock FLFR Roof Edge: economical factory fabricated edge trim
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          13.FlexLock FLS Roof Edge: decorative FM rated factory fabricated system
          a.Roof perimeter fascia shall be FlexLock Type FLS as furnished by the membrane manufacturer as part of the complete roof system.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete material not required.
          b.Exterior Fascia shall be 24 gauge (0.607 mm) Kynar 500 coated galvanized steel over continuous galvanized steel spring-action base plate.
          c.Exterior Fascia shall be 0.063 inch (1.6 mm) aluminum over continuous galvanized steel spring-action base plate.
          d.Exterior Fascia shall be 0.050 inch (1.3 mm) aluminum over continuous galvanized steel spring-action base plate.
          e.The fascia and base plate shall be standard ten-foot (3 m) lengths. Provide matching factory fabricated mitered corners and other accessories as may be required.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          14.FlexCap Coping - Type FLC: specially designed for anchoring membranes at parapet walls
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete material not required.
          a.Exterior Fascia shall be 24 gauge (0.607 mm) Kynar 500 coated galvanized steel formed as indicated with allowance for expansion and contraction.
          b.Exterior Fascia shall be 0.063 inch (1.6 mm) aluminum formed as indicated with allowance for expansion and contraction.
          c.Exterior Fascia shall be 0.050 inch (1.3 mm) aluminum formed as indicated with allowance for expansion and contraction.
          d.Exterior Fascia shall be 0.040 inch (1.0 mm) aluminum formed as indicated with allowance for expansion and contraction.
          e.The standard length is 10 feet (3 m) with standard corners having 24 inches (610 mm) nominal length. The support shall be manufacturer's 20 gauge (0.912 mm) galvanized steel coping cleats. The face and back leg are 4 inches (102 mm) nominal length with tested approvals up to 6 inches (152 mm). Custom sizes are available upon request. Concealed 6 inches (152 mm) splice plate shall match color and finish.
 
          I.Detailing Components
          1.Flex Preformed Inside and Outside corners.
          2.Flex Preformed Pipe Boots.
          3.Flex Split Pipe Boots.
          4.Flex Retrofit Drains.
          a.Flex PVC Coated Flange Model.
          b.Flex Clamping Ring Model.
          5.Flex Walkway Pad: Traffic Pads: 36 inches (914 mm) wide by 60 feet (18 m) long by 0.80 inch (2 mm) thick thermoplastic material provided by the membrane manufacturer.
          6.Flex Insulvent with PVC Coated Flange.
          7.Flex Snowguard PVC Coated.
          8.Flex Lockin Pocket.
          9.Flex 2 inches (52 mm) Barbed Plate.
          10.Flex 2-3/8 inches (60 mm) XHD Barbed Plate.
          11.Flex 2-3/4 inches (70 mm) SXHD Barbed Plate.
          12.Flex Base Sheet Fastener.
          13.Flex Termination Bar.
          14.Flex Standard Screws.
          15.Flex HD Standard Screws.
          16.Flex XHD Standard Screws.
          17.Flex SXHD Standard Screws.
 
          PART 3EXECUTION
 
          3.1EXAMINATION
 
          A.Do not begin installation until substrates have been properly prepared.
 
          B.If substrate preparation is the responsibility of another installer, notify Architect of unsatisfactory preparation before proceeding.
 
          3.2PREPARATION
 
          A.Clean surfaces thoroughly prior to installation.
 
          B.Prepare deck surfaces using the methods recommended by the manufacturer for achieving the best result for the substrate under the project conditions.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Lightweight insulating concrete and structural concrete decks. Delete if not required.
          1.Deck shall be smooth surfaced. Clean and free of moisture or debris.
          2.Deck shall be primed 24 hours prior to roof system installation with an ASTM D41 compliant cut back asphalt primer.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Steel decks. Delete if not required.
          3.Decking shall be G-90 galvanized coated 22 gauge (0.759 mm) or heavier steel panel.
          4.Decking shall be installed to provide positive slope and positive drainage.
          5.Deck panels shall be securely anchored to the supporting members in accordance with the Steel Deck Institutes Design Manual and Factory Mutual Recommendations.
          6.Deck panels shall be installed in a straight line and properly aligned.
          7.Deck shall be clean and free of moisture or debris.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Cementitious wood fiber panel decks. Delete if not required.
          8.Cementitious wood fiber deck panels shall be designed and installed in strict conformance with industry standards, practices and installation requirements.
          9.Joints between adjacent panels greater than 1/4 inch (6 mm) shall be grouted or filled with compatible material as recommended by the panel manufacturer.
          10.Deck surface shall be free of fins, ridges, depressions and other irregularities.
          11.Decking shall be installed to provide positive slope and positive drainage.
          12.Adjacent cementitious wood fiber deck panels shall align vertically to provide a uniform substrate for the roof system. Uneven joints of a 1/8 inch (3 mm) or more shall be grouted with the grout feathered to a slope of 1/8 inch per foot (10mm/m).
          13.Deck shall be smooth surfaced. Clean and free of moisture or debris.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Wood decks. Delete if not required.
          14.Plywood and wood based panel roof decks shall be rated for structural use as roof sheathing.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          a.Plywood shall be a minimum thickness of 15/32 inches (12 mm) or as required by the Building Code.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          b.Wood planks shall be minimum thickness of 1 inch (25 mm) or as required by Building Code.
          15.Boards shall be attached to the intermediate supporting members according to the fastening schedule specified for the required uplift and loads expected for a particular roof system.
          16.Decking shall be installed to provide positive slope and positive drainage.
          17.End joints of wood panels to be staggered. Wood blocking or clips shall be provided at all wood panel joints between supporting members.
          18.Deck surfaces shall be smooth and free of splintered wood, ridges, depressions and other irregularities. Deck shall be clean and free of moisture or debris.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Gypsum concrete deck. Delete if not required.
          19.Poured gypsum concrete decks shall be installed in strict conformance with industry standards, practices and installation requirements.
          20.The density of the cured gypsum concrete shall be no less then 30 lb per cubic foot (480 kg/cu m) and a compressive strength of 500 lb per square inch (3.45 MPa).
          21.Finished gypsum concrete deck shall be a minimum thickness of 2 inches (52 mm) not including the formboard.
          22.Decking shall be installed to provide positive slope and positive drainage.
          23.Finished Decking shall be properly cured, dry and ready to receive hot asphalt.
          24.Deck shall be smooth surfaced. Clean and free of moisture or debris.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          C.Existing Roofing Recover:
          1.Blistered or buckled areas shall be cut out and removed.
          2.Areas with wet insulation shall be removed. Replace wet insulation with an insulation board of similar thickness and insulation value.
          3.Damaged areas shall be repaired by installing a minimum of 2 plies of Type IV felts in hot steep asphalt overlapping the existing covering by a minimum of 12 inches (305 mm) prior to installing the roof membrane.
 
          3.3INSTALLATION
 
          A.Install roof system in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
 
          B.Wood Nailers:
          1.Locate and install along gravel stops and drip edges and other areas as required by membrane manufacturer.
          2.Anchor nailer to structural deck with manufacturers approved fasteners, spaced appropriately for the specified installation; minimum withdrawal resistance 100 pounds (45 kg) per fastener.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Typically not required for insulating concrete and recover decks. Delete if not required.
 
          C.Insulation
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fully adhered fleece backed membrane on gypsum concrete, lightweight insulating concrete, cementitious wood fiber panel and concrete decks. Delete next two provisions if not required.
          1.Insulation shall be set in a flood coat of hot steep asphalt applied at an approximate rate of 25 lb per 100 square feet (1.2 kg/sm). If applying insulation with cold adhesives follow the adhesive manufactures installation instructions.
          2.Insulation boards to be a maximum size of 4 feet by 4 feet (1219 mm by 1219 mm) for adhered applications.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Fully adhered fleece backed membrane on steel decks, Cementitious wood fiber, wood decks. Delete next three provisions if not required.
          3.The first layer of insulation board shall be mechanically attached to the deck with Flex Fasteners and 3 inches (76 mm) insulation plates. Installation of the fastener pattern to be in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and Factory Mutual Guidelines to meet the wind uplift pressure resistance specified.
          4.Subsequent layers of insulation shall be set in a flood coat of hot steep asphalt applied at an approximate rate of 25 lb per 100 sf (1.2 kg/sm). If applying insulation with cold adhesives follow the adhesive manufactures installation instructions.
          5.Insulation boards to be a maximum size of 4 feet by 4 feet (1219 mm by 1219 mm) for adhered applications.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Mechanically attached reinforced membrane. Delete next three provisions if not required.
          6.The insulation board shall be presecured to the gypsum deck with Flex Fasteners and 3 inches (76 mm) insulation plates. Fastener spacing to be no less than 5 fasteners and plates per 4 feet by 8 feet (1219 mm by 2438 mm) insulation board. Installation of the fastener pattern to be in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions and Factory Mutual Guidelines to meet the wind uplift pressure resistance specified.
          7.Multiple layers of insulation board may be fastened simultaneously.
          8.Insulation boards to be a maximum size of 4 feet by 8 feet (1219 mm by 2438 mm) for mechanically attached applications.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** General provisions applied to all applications.
          9.Do not install wet, damaged or warped insulation boards.
          10.Install insulation boards with staggered board joints in one direction.
          11.Insulation boards to be installed so that no gaps larger than 1/4 inch (6 mm) are found at the end joints and that the adjoining top surfaces are flat and smooth. All gaps in excess of 1/4 inch (6 mm) shall be filled with like insulation material.
          12.If more than one layer of insulation board is to be installed the joints of the subsequent layers must be staggered. Stagger the joints in the additional layers a minimum of 6 inches (152 mm) from the underlying insulation boards to eliminate vertical gaps.
          13.Do not install any more insulation than will be completely waterproofed each day.
          14.Provide separation layer as required by manufacturer.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
 
          D.Recover Board:
          1.Recover boards shall be set in a flood coat of Hot Steep Asphalt applied at an approximate rate of 25 lb per 100 sf (1.2 kg/sm) over the insulation board. If applying recover boards with cold adhesives follow the adhesive manufactures installation instructions.
          2.Recover boards to be installed so that no gaps larger than 1/4 inch (6 mm) are found at the end joints and that the adjoining top surfaces are flat and smooth.
          3.Stagger the joints in the recover board a minimum of 6 inches (152 mm) from the underlying insulation boards to eliminate vertical gaps.
          4.Do not install any more recover board than will be completely waterproofed each day.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Adhered fleece backed application only. Delete if not required.
 
          E.Base Sheet:
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Delete if not required.
          1.Fully mop substrate with a coating of hot steep asphalt applied to the substrate within 25 degrees F ( 15 degrees C) of the bitumen's EVT. Imbed the base sheet or ply sheet into the hot steep asphalt. If applying base sheet with a cold adhesive follow the adhesive manufacturer's installation instructions.
          2.Do not install any more base sheet or ply sheet than will be completely waterproofed each day.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Gypsum and cementitious wood fiber decks only. Delete if not required.
          3.Mechanically attach base sheet directly to the deck with Flex Locking Impact Nail fastener and plate.
          4.Fasteners to be installed in a Factory Mutual approved pattern in accordance with the Project wind pressure design requirements.
          5.Do not install any more base sheet or ply sheet than will be completely waterproofed each day.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Adhered fleece backed application only. Delete if not required.
 
          F.Membrane Installation:
          1.Fully adhere membrane to acceptable substrate with hot steep asphalt or Flex Substrate adhesive applied at the rate specified by the manufacturer.
          2.Position sheets as indicated on approved shop drawings. Measure and chalk lines on the substrate to establish proper alignment of the sheet.
          3.Place the roll on the line and unroll the Flex FB its entire length and allow the membrane to relax. The relaxation time required is dependent on the ambient air temperature.
          4.Fold one end of the Flex FB sheet on top of itself until both ends meet. Apply the bonding material (Flex Substrate Adhesive or hot steep asphalt) to the prepared roof surface. The sheet can then be pulled and laid into the bonding material using care not to create any wrinkles.
          5.Carefully push and broom into place from fold line to overlap, avoiding wrinkles and air pockets. Roll with a heavy roller (minimum 200 lb (90 kg)) to insure proper adhesion.
          6.Repeat procedure for other half of sheet.
          7.Lap seams shall be done by lapping the 3 inches (76 mm) selvedge edge over the non selvedge edge of the previous roll. Do not allow adhesives or other contaminants into the lapped seam. The selvedge edge seam will be completed by the hot air welding method. Seams are to be completed each day during construction.
          8.Roll ends are butted together and capped with a 6 inches (152 mm) wide Flex Trim Strip. The trim strip is centered over the end joint and hot air welded into place.
          9.All seams shall be checked with a needle probe and any voids repaired with the heat gun the same day they are made.
          10.Seams greater than 10 feet (3 m) in length shall be welded with the automatic type welding unit. Hand held welders shall be used only for the remaining seams and detail welding.
          ** NOTE TO SPECIFIER ** Mechanically attached application only. Delete if not required.
 
          G.Membrane Installation:
          1.The roof surface must be clean, dry, and free of foreign material. It is recommended that the ambient air temperature be above 40 degrees F (4 degrees C) when installing the roof system.
          2.Position sheets as indicated on approved shop drawings. Measure and chalk lines on the substrate to establish proper alignment of the sheet. All field and perimeter sheets shall be shingled or run parallel to the slope of the roof to avoid the restraint of water flow.
          3.A minimum of 2 perimeter half sheets shall be installed parallel to all exterior roof perimeters, including parapet walls, expansions joints and other variations in the plane of the deck.
          4.Place the roll on the line and unroll the Flex MF/R membrane its entire length and allow the membrane to relax. The relaxation time required is dependent on the ambient air temperature.
          5.The membrane shall be positioned in order to provide a minimum 2 inches (52 mm) wide finished lap joint for the length of the roll and a minimum 4 inches (102 mm) wide finished width for the end laps. The selvedge edge seam and end laps will be completed by the hot air welding method. Seams are to be completed each day during construction.
          6.Fasteners and plates are placed 1/8 inch (3 mm) from the underlying edge of the membrane. Spacing of fastener and plates to be determined by the wind pressure uplift requirements of the project specifications but no less than 18 inches (457 mm) on center in the field of the roof area and 12 inches (305 mm) on center in the perimeter half sheets.
          7.Do not over drive the fastener and plate, the fastener and plate should be tight and flat to the substrate with no dimpling of the surface.
          8.All seams must be checked with a needle probe and any voids repaired with the heat gun the same day they are made.
 
          H.Flashing:
          1.Flash penetrations, walls, curbs, expansion joints, drains as shown on details and approved shop drawings with Flex flashing membrane.
          2.Use prefabricated sealant pockets and pre-molded vent / pipe flashing.
          3.Mechanically fasten flashing at terminations according to approved details. Fastening flashing membrane through counter-flashing metal is not acceptable.
          4.Flashing membranes shall be adhered to the approved substrate with Flex Flashing Adhesive. Flashing Membrane is to be installed flat and wrinkle free. Flashings shall be rubbed or rolled onto the substrate for proper adhesion.
 
          3.4INSPECTION:
 
          A.Seam Inspection:
          1.All seams are to be completed by the hot air welding method each day as the installation progresses.
          2.The roofing contractor is to designate a responsible person experienced in hot air welding techniques to inspect the completed installation each day as the installation progresses. The inspection is to include hand probing of all welded seams.
          3.Any defects found during these inspections should be immediately corrected.
 
          B.Manufacturer's Field Services:
          1.Provide manufacturer's field service consisting of product use recommendations and periodic site visits for inspection of system installation in accordance with manufacturer's instructions.
          2.Site Visits: Final inspection and acceptance of the installation by the manufacturers technical representative is required before a warranty can be issued.
 
          3.5PROTECTION
 
          A.Protect installed products until completion of project.
 
          B.Touch-up, repair or replace damaged products before Substantial Completion.
 
         
END OF SECTION