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Asphalt Shingle Standards & Roof Shingle Testing Procedures

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Roofing & roof shingle standards:

This article lists the various ASTM & other standards for roofing and roofing products. In addition to the roofing materials & testing standards from ASTM and from UL listed and summarized here, readers should see asphalt shingle installation guidelines and standards published by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturer's Association (ARMA) and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA).

The latter, NRCA, has published the most-detailed and most-authoritative specifications for the installation of asphalt shingles, roll roofing, membrane roofing, wood shingles, and slate shingles.



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Roofing Material Standards & Specifications

The following roofing standards include specifications for the manufacture and testing of asphalt roof shingles.

ASTM Roofing Standards

ASTM has thousands of standards for products, ingredients of products, testing procedures for them, and their performance in use. Below we have collected key standards pertaining to various types of residential and light commecial roofing materials and systems. We include key standards for asbestos cement roofing shingles (no longer in production), asphalt shingles, other asphalt roofing products, clay roofing tiles, cement roofing materials, fiber cement roofing, membrane roofing materials, slate roofs, and other roofing materials. Contact Us to suggest changes and additions.

According to ASTM, each ASTM roofing standard abstract shown below is "...a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date. "

ASTM C- Roofing Standards Beginning with "C" ASTM Cnnnn

ASTM D- Roofing Standards Beginning with "D" ASTM Dnnnn

ASTM E- Roofing Standards Beginning with "E" ASTM Ennnn

UL Underwriters Laboratories: Standards Pertaining to Roofing Systems

Directory of Roofing Shingle Testing Laboratories

See TEST LABS - ROOF SHINGLE for our complete directory of companies offering various types of testing for roofing materials, including roof shingles and other roof surfaces.

Testing Laboratoratories Serving a Wider Audience than Roofing Products & Roofing Industry Manufacturers

Applied Technical Services

http://www.atslab1.com/

Chemir Analytical Servcies
http://www.chemir.com/

EMS Lab, the megalith of testing in the U.S.: materialstestinglaboratory.com/

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Continue reading at TEST LABS - ROOF SHINGLE or select a topic from closely-related articles below, or see our complete INDEX to RELATED ARTICLES below.

Or see BUILDING CODE DOWNLOADS - free downloadable PDF files of building codes & standardsOr see ASPHALT SHINGLE FAILURE TYPES

Or see Environmental Issues - Asbestos Roofing/Siding

Or see FIRE RATINGS for ROOF SURFACES

Or see ROOFING INSPECTION & REPAIR - home

Or see SLATE ROOF DURABILITY

Or see STAIN DIAGNOSIS on ROOFS

Or see WARRANTIES for ROOF SHINGLES

Or see WOOD SHAKE & SHINGLE ROOFING

Or see WORKMANSHIP & WIND DAMAGE

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