Asphalt Shingles: Raising the B.A.R.

There are three reasons why asphalt shingles can be found atop more than 80 percent of American homes: Beauty, Affordability and Reliability. Asphalt products continue to raise the B.A.R. when it comes to today’s roofing material choices making them the most popular choice for protecting U.S. roofs.

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Advances in Asphalt Shingle Technology

2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA). For the past century, we have brought together the majority of North American manufacturers and their raw material suppliers to promote asphalt roofing. During that time, the industry has worked to continuously improve asphalt products through scientific

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The 2010 Florida Building Code, Residential and Asphalt Shingle Wind Classifications

Introduction The selection of asphalt shingles to meet the 2010 Florida Building Code, Residential (FBC-R) requirements for wind resistance relies on three separate sets of standards, integrated into the building code and captured in asphalt shingle selection table R905.2.6.1 (below). The 2010 FBC-R requires that shingles be tested

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The 2010 Florida Building Code, Building and Asphalt Shingle Wind Classifications

Introduction The selection of asphalt shingles to meet the 2010 Florida Building Code, Building (FBC-B) requirements for wind resistance relies on three separate sets of standards, integrated into the building code and captured in asphalt shingle selection Table 1507.2.7.1 (below). The 2010 FBC-B requires that shingles be tested

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