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Cost-Effectiveness in Roofing: Alpha SPF Roofs

Abstract The performance of the Alpha Sprayed Polyurethane Foam (SPF) roofing system is perceived as not an economical option when compared to a 20-year modified bitumen roofing system. Today, the majority of roofs are being replaced, rather than newly installed. The coating manufacturer, Neogard, implemented the Alpha roofing program to identify the best contractors in the industry and to measure their roof performance. The Alpha roof system has shown consistent high performance on over 230 million square feet of surveyed roof. The author proposes to identify if the Alpha roof system is renewable, has proven performance that competes with the traditional modified roofing system, and is a more economical option by evaluating an Alpha roof system ins... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Zulanas IV, Charles Joseph (Author) / Kashiwagi, Dean T (Advisor) / Kashiwagi, Jacob S (Advisor) / Chong, Oswald (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Engineering / Sustainability / Civil engineering / Alpha SPF / facilities management / FM-SH testing / Neogard / roof hail tests / sprayed polyurethane foam roofing
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 86 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Construction 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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