[CCMC evaluation requirements] CGSB 37-GP-56M-1985, Type 1a, Class A, Grade 1

From: National Research Council Canada

This document provides the material, installation, manufacturing, and labelling requirements imposed by the Canadian Construction Materials Centre (CCMC) for all evaluations based on the following:

Scope

These evaluations apply to a single layer of multi-ply, prefabricated, modified bituminous and reinforced membrane for roofing. The membrane can be fully adhered, partially attached, or loose-laid. The proponent has demonstrated that the product meets the requirements of CGSB 37-GP-56M-1985 (including Amendment No. 2, dated December 1985).

The standard classifies the membranes into two types, three classes and two grades of products:

  • Type 1 for exposed roofing application:
    1. fully adhered
    2. partially attached
  • Type 2 for covered roofing application:
    1. fully adhered
    2. partially attached
    3. loose laid
  • Class A - granule surfaced;
  • Class B - metallic surfaced; and
  • Class C - plain surfaced.
  • Grade 1 - standard service; and
  • Grade 2 - heavy duty service.

The following evaluation requirements are for a Type 1a, Class A, Grade 1 product

Material requirements

The evaluation holder must demonstrate that the product meets the following requirements:

Material requirements
Property Unit Requirement
Breaking strength Footnote (1) N ≥ 294
Ultimate elongation (at break) Footnote (1) % ≥ 4
Load strain product ≥ 2 940
Load strain product – if the breaking strength requirement for Grade 1 membrane is not met ≥ 19 400
Water resistance water absorption g ≤ 1.0
dimensional change Footnote (1) % shall not be greater than ± 1%
Low temperature flexibility at –30°C Pass the watertightness test
Water vapour transmission g/m2 ≤ 1.0
Dynamic impact (puncturing) at 2.45 J Pass the watertightness test
Static puncturing Pass the watertightness test

Lap joint strength Footnote (2)

after 5 days of conditioning Pass the breaking strength test and then the watertightness test
after immersion in water at 50°C for 5 days Pass the breaking strength test and then the watertightness test
after immersion in water at 50°C for 5 days followed by 5 freeze-thaw cycles Pass the breaking strength test and then the watertightness test
Granule embedment - loss in mass g ≤ 2.0

Accelerated weathering

cracking or blistering No evidence of cracking or blistering
breaking strength % ≥ 90 of the original value
elongation at break % ≥ 90 of the original value
Crack bridging capability (500 cycles at –30°C) No evidence of cracking or splitting or loss of adhesion

Additional information

If stated in the Listing, the proponent has provided information related to:

  • Fire classification of roof covering

    The membrane was tested in accordance with CAN/ULC-S107-10, “Standard Methods of Fire Tests of Roof Coverings.”

  • Fire-resistance rating

    The membrane used in a roofing assembly was tested in accordance with CAN/ULC-S101-14, “Standard Method of Fire Endurance Test of Building Construction and Materials.”

  • Wind uplift resistance of membrane-roofing assemblies

    The membrane used in a roofing assembly tested in accordance with CAN/CSA-A123.21-10, “Dynamic Wind Uplift Resistance of Membrane-Roofing Systems.”

© Canadian General Standards Board. This standard is withdrawn by CGSB due to limited use and support for their revision. Therefore, the information contained therein may no longer represent the most current, reliable, and/or available information on these subjects. CGSB hereby disclaims any and all claims, representation or warranty.

Installation requirements

The CCMC requires that evaluation holders provide instructions for the installation of the product(s) that:

Manufacturing requirements

The CCMC requires that evaluation holders demonstrate that the associated production process:

Labelling requirements

The CCMC requires that evaluation holders ensure that product labels:

Additionally, the bundle, roll or package shall be suitably marked with the following information:

  • the manufacturer; and
  • the product and quantities.

Classification information

Products falling within the scope of this document are commonly classified by:

MasterFormat

  • 07 50 00 Membrane Roofing
  • 07 52 00 Modified Bituminous Membrane Roofing

Published CCMC evaluations

The following products have been evaluated to these requirements by the CCMC:

CCMC number:Manufacturer:Product name(s):
13263-LFirestone Building Products Canada SBS Cap, SBS FR Cap, SBS Premium, SBS Premium FR, SBS PolyBase
13288-LSoprema Resisto HR Cap Sheet, SOPRALENE Stick HR GR, Resisto Basic Membrane, COLPHENE 1500

Code reference

This standard is referenced in the following codes:

National Building Code of Canada 2015

Code reference Code provision
Table 5.9.1.1.Standards Applicable to Environmental Separators and Assemblies Exposed to the Exterior
Table 9.26.2.1.-B.Roofing materials
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