Roofing and Breather Membranes

BBA Test Services has many years’ experience performing a wide range of tests on a variety of roofing and breather membranes. Tests cover waterproofing membranes, liquid applied waterproofing, slates and tiles, roof tile underlays, inverted roof and vapour control layers.

Test areas related to roofing products


  • Chemical exposure
  • Heat ageing
  • UV ageing
  • Water exposure

Energy Efficiency & Thermal Performance

  • Emissivity

Mechanical Testing

  • Delamination strength
  • Fatigue cycling
  • Impact
  • Friction (slip resistance)
  • Nail tear
  • Peel strength of joints
  • Peel tests (support and joints)
  • Shear strength of joints
  • Static and dynamic loading
  • Tensile properties
  • Tear resistance

Water penetration and Water vapour permeability

  • Resistance to streaming water
  • Water absorption
  • Watertightness
  • Water vapour permeability


  • Heat/rain cycling

Wind Loading

  • Peel from substrate
  • Tensile bond strength
  • Wind suction

Benefits of Test Services

  • CE Marking testing to relevant harmonised standards
  • Notified body
  • Research and development
  • Testing to ETAG 005 and ETAG 006
  • Test reports can be used to obtain an Agrément Certificate
  • UKAS accredited Laboratory

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