Published In: “Roof Decks Quickly Corroded by Insulation Final”
By Chuck Marvin, RRC
The roof industry potentially has another “phenolic foam” situation on its hands. Unlike the phenolic challenge from the 1980s and 1990s, today’s damage involves a different insulation corroding metal decks within a few years of original construction. For the corrosion to occur, leaks do not need to be present. The dynamics have been known for over 13 years in nonroof-related industries. Through the process of managing a client’s assets in Southeast Florida, we found ourselves researching and uncovering
a potentially devastating condition.