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

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

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Cold Weather Recommendations for Built-Up Roofing

Introduction The application of any type of bituminous roofing system in cold weather poses special challenges. Specific to built-up roofing systems, these challenges can include maintaining the proper asphalt temperature at the point of application, slower cure time of cold-applied adhesives, and increased stiffness of roofing materials.

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VOC Considerations for Asphalt Roofing

While volatile organic compound (VOC) regulations have tightened over the years, there continue to be compliant adhesive, cement, primer, and coating options available for the installation and maintenance of asphalt roofing systems. Asphalt roofing systems—installed and maintained with VOC-compliant adhesives, cements, primers, and coatings—continue to provide long-term

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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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