Asphalt Shingles versus Alternative & Metal Residential

It can be argued that the most visible, distinguishing and important part of a home is the roof. The roof generally represents about 40% of the visual exterior of a typical home and therefore plays an important role in its overall aesthetics. Most buyers in the market

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Asphalt Shingles: Raising the B.A.R

ASPHALT SHINGLES: RAISING THE B.A.R. There is a reason why four out of five homes are covered with asphalt shingles in the United States. Asphalt shingles offer myriad benefits for residential and commercial applications. Their Beauty, Affordability and Reliability make asphalt a cut above the rest, raising

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Asphalt Roofing and the Science of Color

Why is the color of a roof so important? Asphalt roofing systems provide homeowners with years of beautiful, affordable and reliable protection. Choosing the right roof color is critical because it is a decision that most homeowners will only make once, and one that will have a

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Water Soluble Residue from Asphalt Roofing Products (“Tobacco Juicing”)

Describes origin of tobacco juicing and the effects this residue may have on modified bitumen roofs. Provides ways to minimize/eliminate residue runoff. The formation of a “tobacco-juice” residue, so named for its color, is the normal result of the weathering of all asphalt-based products (i.e., roof coatings,

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Coating of Asphalt Shingles After Installation

ARMA strongly advises against the application of any type of field-applied coating over installed asphalt shingles. There are many types and formulations of roof coatings so it is important to always consult the shingle manufacturer before proceeding with any type of coating. Be aware that some asphalt

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Plain Facts About Buckled Shingles

Reviews the causes, prevention and correction of buckled shingles. Description Buckling is the result of asphalt shingles not laying flat due to the wrinkling of the roofing underlayment or the movement of the wood deck. Causes During the summer months we normally experience high humidity, and as

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Recommendations for Application of Asphalt Shingles on Steep Slopes and Mansard Construction

Defines the maximum slope for normal shingle application and suggests different installation methods for slopes beyond that maximum. Over the last few years, architectural design trends have resulted in radical departures from normally accepted roofing concepts. Roof slopes, especially in mansard design, have been increased to the

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Nail Application of Asphalt Strip Shingles for New and Recover Roofing

  The International Building Code (IBC) and the International Residential Building Code (IRC) require that roofing nails be utilized to fasten asphalt shingles. Proper nailing is essential to good performance. To ensure proper nailing during shingle application it is required that you follow the IBC and IRC

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Recommendations for Installation of Asphalt Roofing Shingles in Cold Weather

Asphalt shingles have been used successfully in cold climates for over one hundred years. Improved application efficiency, and more importantly, enhanced long-term shingle performance, can be achieved by following the cold weather application recommendations outlined below. Be sure to follow the manufacturer’s installation instructions carefully, as most

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Recommendations for Storage and Application of Asphalt Roofing Shingles in Hot Weather

Introduction Asphalt shingles have been used successfully in various climate zones around the world, including desert and tropical regions, for over one hundred years. Improved application efficiency and, more importantly, enhanced long-term shingle performance can be achieved by following the recommendations outlined below for hot weather storage

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