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Directory of Roofing Shingle Testing Laboratories

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  • Staining on asphalt roof shingles or roll roofing, see STAIN DIAGNOSIS on ROOFS where we include diagnostic and testing suggestions
  • Other asphalt roof shingle failures: see ASPHALT SHINGLE FAILURE TYPES - you can aso see a list of types of roof shingle failures down the left side of this and other roofing article pages.

Readers should see STANDARDS for ROOFING and also see ASPHALT SHINGLE FAILURE TYPES and Environmental Issues - Asbestos Roofing/Siding as well as SLATE ROOF DURABILITY and STAIN DIAGNOSIS on ROOFS, WARRANTIES for ROOF SHINGLES and WOOD SHAKE & SHINGLE ROOFING and finally WORKMANSHIP & WIND DAMAGE.

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Below we list a variety of roof and roofing product testing laboratories who offer roofing durability testing, impact testing, and other roofing material tests.

Laboratories Specializing in Asphalt Roofing Product Testing

  • PRI Asphalt Technologies, Inc., 6408 Badger Driv, Tampa, FL 33610, (813) 621-5777, 831-621-5777
    www.priasphalt.com/ and for roofing in particular: http://pricmt.com/

Other Roofing Materials & Roof Shingle Test Labs

For Materials, Equipment and Devices Relating to Fire and Extended Coverage Insurance and for Impact Resistant Roofing Materials. Unless otherwise indicated, companies in this list are approved by the Texas Department of Insurance for testing the impact resistance of roofing products. Some of these laboratories offer a wider range of roofing product testing besides impact resistance.

pplied Research Laboratories,
5371 Northwest 161st Street,
Miami, FL 33014
Phone: 305-624-4800
Fax: 305-624-3652

Architectural Testing Inc.
130 Derry Court
York, PA 17402-9405
Phone: 717-764-7700
Fax: 717-764-4129
or
2865 Market Loop, Suite B
Southlake, TX 76092
Phone: 817-410-7202
Fax: 817-424-8463
Web: www.archtest.com

NOTE: listing for Architectural Testing Inc. applies only to the testing of roofing products to determine compliance with UL Standard 2218.

Factory Mutual Research Corporation
P.O. Box 9102
Norwood, MA 02062
Phone: 617-762-4300
Fax: 617-762-9375

Intertek Testing Services
24 Groton Avenue
Cortland, NY 13045-2014
Phone: 607-753-6711
Fax: 607-756-6699

*SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc.
(Formerly United States Testing Company, Inc.)
291 Fairfield Avenue
Fairfield, NJ 07004
Phone: 973-575-5252
Fax: 973-575-7175

*Quality Auditing Institute
2825 Murray Street
Port Moody, B.C. V3H 1X3
Phone: 604-461-8378

*NOTE: The product certification program (listing, labeling and follow-up inspection service) for SGS U.S. Testing Company will be conducted by Quality Auditing Institute, Inc. However, this recognition applies only to wood shakes and shingles tested in accordance with UL Standard 2218.

**Quality Auditing Institute
2825 Murray Street
Port Moody, B.C. V3H 1X3
Phone: 604-461-8378
Fax: 604-461-8377

**NOTE: The Quality Auditing Institute is listed only for the testing of wood shake and shingle products to determine if they meet Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standard 2218.

Southwest Research Institute
P. O. Drawer 28210
San Antonio, TX 78238-5166
Phone: 210-684-5111
Fax: 210-522-3547

Underwriters Laboratories, Inc.
333 Phingsten Road
Northbrook, IL 60062
Phone: 708-272-8800
Fax: 708-272-8127

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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