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Proposed ASTM Standard addresses performance of flashing.

Press Release Summary:

Nov 19, 2014 - Draft standard ASTM WK46735, Guide for Evaluating the Variables that Can Increase the Durability of an Installed Flashing Assembly, will satisfy market need for standard to define durable flashing and will create level playing field for flashing manufacturers. Standard will provide measurable and process-based assessment elements to characterize performance of flashing assemblies. It will cover life cycle of an assembly, from initial physical properties to potential repairability.

ASTM International - West Conshohocken, PA

Original Press Release

ASTM International Roofing Committee at Work on Proposed Flashing Standard

Press release date: Oct 20, 2014

If you have a roof over your head, chances are very good that you have flashing over your head as well.  Flashing serves as part of the weather resistant barrier systems that keep water from getting into a structure.

A proposed new ASTM International guide will satisfy a market need for a standard to define durable flashing and will create a level playing field for flashing manufacturers. The draft standard is ASTM WK46735, Guide for Evaluating the Variables that Can Increase the Durability of an Installed Flashing Assembly.

ASTM WK46735 will provide measurable and process-based assessment elements to characterize the performance of flashing assemblies. The standard will cover the life cycle of an assembly, from initial physical properties to potential repairability.

“Manufacturers first, and then building owners, will be the primary people interested in ASTM WK46735,” says ASTM member Michael Schmeida, corporate manager of stewardship, Oatey Co. “They want to know that what they have or are installing will be durable enough to meet their needs for the roof they own or are working on.”

ASTM WK46735 is being developed by Subcommittee D08.24 on Sustainability, part of ASTM Committee D08 on Roofing and Waterproofing. D08.24 welcomes all, especially those interested in roofing, waterproofing and envelope integrity, to contribute to its standards developing activities.

ASTM welcomes participation in the development of its standards. Become a member at www.astm.org/JOIN.

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ASTM Committee D08 Next Meeting: Dec. 710, December Committee Week, New Orleans, La.

Technical Contact:
Michael Schmeida
Oatey Co.
Cleveland, Ohio
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mschmeida@oatey.com

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