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  BU385 Asphalt shingle roofing

BU385.jpgAsphalt 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:

  • composition
  • 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
  • maintenance.

Publication date: May 1999 Keywords: asphalt, roof