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Thermal and Moisture Protection

Thermal and Moisture Protection includes the materials used to seal the outside of the building against moisture, thermal, and air penetration, plus the associated insulation and accessories. (Note, however, that doors and windows are covered in Openings.) Included are dampproofing, waterproofing, insulation, and roofing.

Roofing can be subdivided into various types depending on its application. Shingles are used mostly on residences. Commercial and/or industrial roofs usually consist of one or a combination of built-up (layered tar and asphalt felts, for example), single ply membrane, metal sheets, corrugated metal panels, copper sheets, copper panels, and corrugated fiberglass panels.

Additional elements include sheet metal work associated with roofing:

Flashings, trim, gutters and downspouts, gravel stops, and the like. Roof accessories must also be considered as part of a complete estimate. They include hatches, skylights, and vents.

Be sure to consider:

    • Insulation and dampproofing
    • Sidings
    • Roofing
    • Flashings
    • Roof specialties
    • Skylights
    • Fireproofing
    • Joint sealants and caulking

Browse Thermal and Moisture Protection Subdivisions by MasterFormat®

07 01 00 - Operation and Maintenance of Thermal and Moisture Protection
07 05 00 - Common Work Results for Thermal and Moisture Protection
07 06 00 - Schedules for Thermal and Moisture Protection
07 08 00 - Commissioning of Thermal and Moisture Protection
07 10 00 - Dampproofing and Waterproofing
07 20 00 - Thermal Protection
07 30 00 - Steep Slope Roofing
07 40 00 - Roofing and Siding Panels
07 50 00 - Membrane Roofing
07 60 00 - Flashing and Sheet Metal
07 70 00 - Roof and Wall Specialties and Accessories
07 80 00 - Fire and Smoke Protection
07 90 00 - Joint Protection


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