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Moisture in a timber-based flat roof of cold deck construction

McIntyre I.S., 1979
condensation | ventilation | moisture | roof
Bibliographic info: Building Research Establishment Information Paper.
Languages: English

Reports tests made to examine moisture problems in a flat roof of cold deck construction. Tests simulated the effect of normal, wet and very wet conditions below the roof with no ventilation of the roof. Found that without ventilation there is a substantial risk of moisture degrade and condensation problems. Roof was then ventilated at five air changes per hour and this was found to be effective in solving moisture problems. Suggests this as a minimum ventilation rate and that where it is difficult to provide ventilation in a flat roof, a warm deck design should be considered.


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