Laboratory Analysis:

Laboratory Analysis

Lab TechTRACE (Tremco Roof Analysis Core Evaluation) offers building owners a detailed, cost-effective way to determine the composition, construction and condition of any built-up roof system. Using ASTM testing methods, our experienced lab technicians perform 14 tests that reveal important facts about your roof. Learn more about TRACE and ACT here.

All analyses are done at Tremco's state-of-the-art research center, which is NVLAP (National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program) accredited for bulk asbestos analysis using polarized light microscopy (NVLAP Code 200887-0). TRACE automatically includes a Tremco ACT® (Asbestos Core Testing). 

TRACE gives building owners the facts to:
  • Justify the need and cost of roofing decisions
  • Help determine if your roof should be restored or replaced
  • Verify causes of premature roof failure
  • Explain roof performance to date
  • Implement a quality control measure for new roof installation to ensure proper performance
  • Accurately identify the presence and quantity of asbestos


Click here to download a sample TRACE report.

The ACT uses soxhlet extraction to remove bitumens. This leaves behind fibrous material and other residues, which can then be individually analyzed to positively identify any asbestos fibers.  Following the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) EPA 600/R-93/116: Method for the Determination of Asbestos in Bulk Building Materials, ACT accurately reports the percentage and type of asbestos found in each layer as well as in the adhesive or mastic.

Click here to download a sample ACT report. Click here for our TRACE and ACT flyer.

If asbestos detection is your only concern, ACT is available as a separate analysis.  

To have a WTI specialist perform a TRACE & ACT Roof Core Analysis, contact your local Tremco Representative.

Roofing & Weatherproofing Peace of Mind

We deliver peace of mind to building owners and facility managers by managing roofing and building life cycles for customers in all industries, including education, healthcare, government, manufacturing and more.

  • Tremco Roofing offers the industry's most comprehensive roofing and weatherproofing solutions for restoration, repair, maintenance, replacement and new construction.
  • WTI (Weatherproofing Technologies, Inc.) provides roofing services, construction management and general contracting.
  • Our Canam Building Envelope Specialists affiliate provides building envelope solutions to eliminate air leaks, improve energy efficiency and reduce costs.


Phone: 1.800.852.6013