BU385 Asphalt shingle roofing
Asphalt shingle roofs provide a relatively low maintenance, corrosion-resistant roofing system.
There are a number of specification and installation steps to follow to achieve maximum serviceability from these roofs.
This bulletin outlines the elements for achieving a successful asphalt shingle roof and covers:
- design and selection criteria - including roof pitch, roof weight, wind exposure, size and coverage, durability and serviceability, colour, climate, exposure and weatherproofing and roof space/cavity ventilation
- installation method - including storage, substructure, drip edges, underlay, laying procedure, fixings ridges and hips, valleys and flashings
Publication date: May 1999 Keywords: asphalt, roof