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ROOF REPAIR AND MAINTENANCE FOR SCHOOLS

Information on school roof maintenance, inspection strategies, scheduling, documentation, and repair, compiled by the National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities.


References to Journal Articles

The Grass Ceiling.
Seward, AAron
Architect Magazine; Nov 07, 2011
Discusses how to balance aesthetics and energy savings of green roofs with the practicalities of structure, water, and wear. Covers how to analyze the layers, learning from applications, and measuring the benefits. Includes slide show of several green roof projects.

Roofing: A Passing Grade.
Matt, Chris
Maintenance Solutions; v19 n8 , p12,14,15 ; Aug 2011
Describes how bad publicity concerning Scottsdale Schools' failing roofs led to positive steps taken to rectify the situation. Steps included preventive maintenance, finding funding for repair and upkeep, and introduction of solar installations.

Asset Management.
McNeil, Dennis
American School and University; v83 n11 , p22,24,26 ; Jul 2011
Advises on the elements of regular roof inspections and the risks of not conducting them. Engaging a roof specialist is recommended, and the qualifications that such a professional should possess are discussed.

Roofing: Strategies for Avoiding the Breaking Point.
Mattison, Kent
Maintenance Solutions; v19 n5 , p18-20 ; May 2011
Advises on regular roof maintenance and how to determine whether to repair or replace a roof. Examples of significant losses due to roof leaks are cited, as are cost-effective leak avoidance, repair, and replacement strategies.

Retrofit Revolution: The High Cost of Cheap.
Mattison, Kent
Maintenance Solutions; v19 n4 , p8,10 ; Apr 2011
Discusses controllable factors in roof performance: design, installation, materials, maintenance, inspection, and warranty. The hazards of cutting corners in these areas are emphasized.

Proactive Maintenance.
Cook, Richard; Stieve, Douglas
School Planning and Management; v50 n3 , p41,42,44,45 ; Mar 2011
Encourages and gives guidelines for proactive roof maintenance. Biannual inspections and routine maintenance will extend the life expectancy of the roofing system. A management plan is included, with topics such as use of high quality materials and adding insulation, and use of a roofing consultant.

Troublemakers on the Rooftop.
Warseck, Karen
Building Operating Management; v58 n2 , p37,38,40,42,43 ; Feb 2011
Documents most frequent causes of leakage problems with roofing, when the roof membrane is penetrated, changes plane, or ends. Various approaches to repairs are described.


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