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All discontinuous roofing systems shall be tested in compliance with TAS 100 for wind-driven water infiltration resistance. Test specimens used for this test shall be constructed at the approved test facility. Testing requirements shall be as follows:
1523.6.5.1 Asphalt Shingle Systems
All asphalt shingle systems shall comply with the following requirements: TAS 100, TAS 107, ASTM D3462 and ASTM D3018. Asphalt shingle systems shall have a quality control testing program by an approved independent listing agency having an unannounced follow-up visit. Follow-up test results shall be made available to the certification agency upon request.
1523.6.5.2 Clay and Cement Roof Tiles
All roof tiles shall be tested in compliance with TAS 100. Physical properties testing for clay roof tiles shall be in compliance with ASTM C1167. Physical properties testing for concrete roof tiles shall be in compliance with TAS 112. All approved roof tile manufacturers shall submit a quarterly TAS 112 Appendix A test report to the certification agency for review. All roof tiles shall resist a minimum wind uplift resistance as determined by Chapter 16 (High-Velocity Hurricane Zones) of this code and RAS 127. Clay and cement roof tile systems requirements are as follows:
1523.6.5.2.1 Underlayment
All underlayments used in discontinuous roof tile systems shall be tested in compliance with TAS 103 and TAS 104, unless otherwise specifically listed in the applicable RAS.
1523.6.5.2.2 Mortar or Adhesive Set Roof Tile Systems
All mortar or adhesive set tile systems shall be tested for static uplift resistance in compliance with TAS 101, the results of which shall be listed in the system manufacturer's product approval.
1523.6.5.2.2.1
Additionally, roof tile system manufacturers may test for wind characteristics in compliance with TAS 108, provided the system is determined to be air permeable by testing in compliance with TAS 116; and the tiles meet the size criteria set forth in TAS 108. The result from this testing shall be an aerodynamic multiplier (l) which represents the system's wind characteristics and shall be listed in the system manufacturer's product approval.
1523.6.5.2.2.2
Systems which are tested for wind characteristics, in compliance with TAS 108 as specified above, shall have the results of the TAS 101 testing treated as attachment resistance moment (Mf), which is representative of the tile bond's resistance to overturning moment, and the tile's restoring moment due to gravity (Mg). Such systems shall use the system's aerodynamic multiplier (l) in conjunction with the system's attachment resistance moment (Mf) and restoring moment due to gravity (Mg), as determined from the TAS 101 static uplift testing. These results shall be used in conjunction with the attachment calculations outlined in RAS 127 as a momentbased system. Such calculations shall be submitted to the building official for review.
1523.6.5.2.2.3
Systems that are not tested in compliance with TAS 108 as specified above shall have their product control approval based on the system's uplift minimum characteristic resistance force (F'), as determined from TAS 101 static uplift testing. These results shall be used in conjunction with the attachment calculations outlined in RAS 127 as an uplift-based system. Such calculations shall be submitted to the building official for review.
1523.6.5.2.2.4
Testing in accordance with TAS 106 shall be considered a product application quality control test to determine the general adhesion properties of the system.
1523.6.5.2.3 Mechanically Fastened, Rigid Roofing Systems
All mechanically attached set tile systems shall be tested for static uplift resistance in compliance with TAS 102 or TAS 102(A), the results of which shall be listed in the system manufacturer's NOA.
1523.6.5.2.3.1
Additionally, roof tile system manufacturers may test for wind characteristics in compliance with TAS 108, provided the system is determined to be air permeable by testing in compliance with TAS 116; and the tiles meet the size criteria set forth in TAS 108. The result from this testing shall be an aerodynamic multiplier (k) which represents the system's wind characteristics and shall be listed in the system manufacturer's product approval.
1523.6.5.2.3.2
Systems which are tested for wind characteristics in compliance with TAS 108 as specified above shall have the results of the TAS 102 or TAS 102(A) testing treated as an attachment resistance moment (Mf) which is representative of the rigid component's attachment resistance to an overturning moment, and the tile's restoring moment due to gravity (Mg). Such systems shall use the system's aerodynamic multiplier (k), in conjunction with the system's attachment-resistance moment (Mf) and restoring moment due to gravity (Mg), as determined from the TAS 102 or TAS 102(A) static uplift testing. These results shall be used in conjunction with the attachment calculations outlined in RAS 127 as a moment-based system. Such calculations shall be submitted to the building official for review.
1523.6.5.2.3.3
Systems that are not tested in compliance with TAS 108 as specified above shall have their product control approval based on the system's uplift minimum characteristic resistance force (F'), as determined from TAS 102 or TAS 102(A) static uplift testing. These results shall be used in conjunction with the attachment calculations outlined in RAS 127 as an uplift-based system. Such calculations shall be submitted to the building official for review.
1523.6.5.2.3.4
TAS 106 quality control field static uplift testing shall be considered a product application quality control test to determine the general uplift-resistance properties of the system.
1523.6.5.2.4 Metal Shingles/Panels
All metal roofing shall be tested in compliance with TAS 100. All metal roofing shall resist a minimum wind uplift resistance as determined by Chapter 16 (HighVelocity Hurricane Zones) for a roof slope of 9.5 degrees (0.0166 rad) and a roof mean height of 15 feet (4.6 m). All metal roofing systems testing requirements shall be as follows:
1523.6.5.2.4.1
All metal roofing shall be tested in compliance with requirements set forth in TAS 110 and TAS 125, and shall be tested for winddriven rain infiltration resistance in compliance with TAS 100.
1523.6.5.2.4.1.1
Standing seam metal roof panel systems that pass the requirements of the Static Water Leakage Test criteria of FM 4471, Appendix G or ASTM E2140 shall be permitted to be installed to a minimum slope of 1:12.
1523.6.5.2.4.2
Rigid metal shingle systems may be tested in an identical manner to nail-on or batten tile systems as set forth in this code.
1523.6.5.2.5 Wood Shingles or Shakes
All wood shingles and shakes shall be tested, as a system, for wind-driven rain infiltration resistance in compliance with TAS 100. The same specimens as tested in TAS 100 shall be tested for pull-through tear resistance, and such values shall be listed in the manufacturer's product approval.
1523.6.5.2.6 Fiber Cement Shingle or Tile Panels
All fiber cement shingles or tiles shall resist a minimum wind uplift resistance as determined by Chapter 16 (High-Velocity Hurricane Zones) for a roof slope of 9.5 degrees (0.0166 rad) and a roof mean height of 15 feet (4.6 m). All fiber cement shingle or tiles shall be tested in compliance with the following requirements. Wind-driven water resistance in compliance with TAS 100, physical properties in compliance with TAS 110, TAS 135 and uplift resistance.
1523.6.5.2.6.1
Additionally, fiber cement tile system manufacturers may test for wind characteristics in compliance with TAS 108, provided the system is determined to be air permeable by testing in compliance with TAS 116 and the tiles meet the size criteria set forth in TAS 108. The result from this testing shall be an aerodynamic multiplier (k) which represents the system's wind characteristics and shall be listed in the system manufacturer's product approval.
1523.6.5.2.6.2
Systems which are tested for wind characteristics in compliance with TAS 108 as specified above shall have the results of the TAS 102 or TAS 102(A) testing treated as an attachment-resistance moment (Mf) which is representative of the rigid component's attachment resistance to an overturning moment, and the tile's restoring moment due to gravity (Mg). Such systems shall use the system's aerodynamic multiplier (l), in conjunction with the system's attachment-resistance moment (Mf) and restoring moment due to gravity (Mg), as determined from the TAS 102 or TAS 102(A) static uplift testing. These results shall be used in conjunction with the attachment calculations outlined in RAS 127 as a moment-based system. Such calculations shall be submitted to the building official for review.
1523.6.5.2.6.3
Systems that are not tested in compliance with TAS 108 as specified above shall have their product approval based on the system's uplift minimum characteristic resistance force (F'), as determined from TAS 102 or TAS 102(A) static uplift testing. These results shall be used in conjunction with the attachment calculations outlined in RAS 115 as an uplift-based system. Such calculations shall be submitted to the building official for review.
1523.6.5.2.6.4
TAS 106 quality control field static uplift testing shall be considered a product application quality control test to determine the general uplift-resistance properties of the system.
1523.6.5.2.7 Quarry Roof Slate
All quarry roof slate shall be tested in compliance with TAS 100 and TAS 110.
1523.6.5.2.8 Roof Board Insulation
All roof board insulation shall be tested for physical properties as set forth in Section 8 of TAS 110.
1523.6.5.2.9 Insulation Fasteners, Membrane Fasteners and Stress Plates
All insulation fasteners, membrane fasteners and stress plates shall be tested in compliance with TAS 117 Appendices A, B and C, and TAS 110 and TAS 114, Appendix E, Section 3, (DIN 50018), for corrosion resistance.
1523.6.5.2.10 Roofing Nails and Tin-Caps
All roofing nails and tin-caps shall be tested for corrosion resistance in compliance with TAS 114, Appendix E, Section 2 (ASTM G85).
1523.6.5.2.11 Roof Tile Nails or Fasteners
All roof tile nails or fasteners, except those made of copper, monel, aluminum or stainless steel, shall be tested for corrosion in compliance with TAS 114, Appendix E, Section 2 (ASTM G85), for salt spray for 1000 hours.
1523.6.5.2.11.1
Tile fasteners used in coastal building zones, as defined in Chapter 16 (HighVelocity Hurricane Zones), shall be copper, monel, aluminum or stainless steel.
1523.6.5.2.12 Roofing Adhesives, Mastics and Coatings
All roofing adhesives, mastics and coatings shall be tested in compliance with TAS 110 and TAS 121.
1523.6.5.2.12.1
All roofing adhesives, mastics and coatings shall have a quality control testing program by an approved independent listing agency having unannounced follow-up visits.
1523.6.5.2.12.2
Acrylic roof coatings shall be tested for physical properties in compliance with ASTM D6083.
1523.6.5.2.13 Ridge Vents of Metal, Plastic or Composition Material
All ridge vents shall be tested in compliance with TAS 100(A) for wind driven water infiltration. All ridge ventilators shall be restricted to roof mean height as tested in compliance with TAS 100(A), and shall be listed in the system manufacturer's product approval.
1523.6.5.2.13.1
All plastic ridge ventilators shall be tested for physical properties as set forth in TAS 110 and Chapter 26 of this code.
1523.6.5.2.13.2
All plastic ridge ventilator manufacturers shall have an unannounced follow-up quality control program from an approved listing agency. Follow-up test results shall be made available to the certification agency upon request.
1523.6.5.2.14 Edge Metal, Flashings, and Coping
All edge metal, flashing and copings, not specifically described in RAS 111, shall be tested in compliance with TAS 110, TAS 111(A), TAS 111(B) or TAS 111(C), respectively.
1523.6.5.2.15 Roof Tile Premixed Bagged Mortar
All premixed roof tile mortar shall comply with the requirements set forth in TAS 110 and TAS 123, and shall have a quality control testing program by an approved independent listing agency having unannounced follow-up visits. Follow-up test results shall be made available to the certification agency upon request.
1523.6.5.2.16 Roof Tile Adhesive Used in Repair or Supplemental Tile Attachment
All roof tile adhesive used in repair or supplemental tile attachment shall comply with the requirements set forth in TAS 110 and TAS 123(A).
1523.6.5.2.17 Roof Tile Adhesive Used in Adhesive Set Tiles Systems
All roof tile adhesive used in adhesive set tile systems shall comply with the requirements set forth in TAS 110 and TAS 123. Physical properties shall be as follows:
1523.6.5.2.17.1
Tested for compressive strength in compliance with ASTM D1621 with a minimum strength of 18 psi (121 kPa) parallel to rise, and 12 psi (82.7 kPa) perpendicular to rise.
1523.6.5.2.17.2
Tested for density in compliance with ASTM D1622 with a minimum density of 1.6 lb/ft3 (25.6 kg/m3).
1523.6.5.2.17.3
Tested for tensile strength in compliance with ASTM D1623 with a minimum requirement of 28 psi (193 kPa) parallel to rise.
1523.6.5.2.17.4
Tested for dimensional stability taken from a free rise sample specimen. Tested in compliance with ASTM D2126 with a maximum volume change of +0.07-percent volume change at -40°F (-40°C) for two weeks; and +6.0-percent volume change at 158°F (70°C) and 100 percent RH for two weeks.
1523.6.5.2.17.5
Tested in compliance with ASTM D2856 from a free rise sample specimen with a minimum requirement for 85 percent.
1523.6.5.2.17.6
Tested for water absorption in compliance with ASTM D2842 with a maximum requirement of 10 percent.
1523.6.5.2.17.7
Tested in compliance with ASTM E96 for moisture vapor transmission for a maximum of 3.1 perms.

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