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JLC: Asphalt Shingle Q & A
Journal of Light Construction article provides industry experts' answers to common questions about asphalt shingles. (PDF) Free Registration Required
Industry Sectors

ARMA: Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association is a trade association representing North America's asphalt roofing manufacturing companies, plus their raw material suppliers.

CASMA: Canadian Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers Association
Canadian Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers Association serves and promotes best interests of all stakeholders in the Canadian asphalt shingle industry; namely manufacturers, consumers, suppliers, distributors and employees.
Information Sources

CASMA: Techincal Bulletins On Asphalt Shingles
Canadian Asphalt Shingle Manufacturers Association site has a number of free technical bulletins, which are quick- to-read and cover various tips and issues.
Issues & Performance

APA: How To Minimize Buckling of Asphalt Shingles
Engineered Wood Association bulletin describes how to minimize buckling of asphalt shingles to ensure optimum performance of the shingle roofing and reduce callbacks and complaints.

BC Housing: Asphalt Shingle Sloped Roofing Research Study
BC Housing report Asphalt Shingle Sloped Roofing Research Study reviews moisture problems in sloped wood-frame attic roof assemblies, which are often attributed to rain water ingress, inadequate ventilation of the attic space, and air leakage condensation from interior spaces or ductwork. (PDF)

Energy Manager: Consider Your Options For Sustainable Roofing
Energy Manager article describes benefits of white roofs, green roofs (rooftop gardens or vegetative roofs) and high-performance roofs. It provides an overview of things to consider in choosing a system for your application.

JLC: Fireproofing Asphalt Shingles
Journal of Light Construction says you should not be worried about putting asphalt shingles on a roof located in a wildfire-prone area if those shingles have a Class A fire rating.

JLC: What Causes Nail Pops In Asphalt Shingles
Harrison McCampbell, a consulting architect who specializes in construction defects, describes the variety of causes of nail pops In asphalt shingles. Bottom line cure is to install and ventilate roof decking properly, use the right fasteners, and don't shingle blindly over existing roofing.

RCI: Misconceptions of Wind Damage to Asphalt Composition Shingles
RCI says there are many misconceptions and a number of issues with asphalt shingles that are commonly incorrectly attributed to wind effects.

WorkSafe BC: Volatile Organic Compound Exposure In Roofing
WorkSafe BC bulletin describes issues and considerations for volatile organic compound exposure during asphalt roof installation. (PDF)

Adhesives: Adhesives & Sealants For Asphalt Shingle Roofing Systems
Adhesives describes issues and considerations for adhesives and sealants for asphalt shingle roofing systems.

Fine Homebuilding: 9 Upgrades to Windproof Your Roof
Fine Homebuilding provides these roof-installation details to keep asphalt shingles on and rain out of your house. (PDF)

Fine Homebuilding: Four Ways To Shingle A Valley
Fine Homebuilding describes three conventional ways and one new method to weatherproof this crucial roof detail. (PDF)

Fine Homebuilding: Recycling Asphalt Shingles
Fine Homebuilding online video takes you through a shingles' journey from a roof through an asphalt-recycling facility.

Fine Homebuilding: Replace an Asphalt Roof Shingle
Fine Homebuilding says asphalt shingles get damaged sometimes. To remove one, you need to loosen not only the nails covered up by the shingle directly above the damaged one, but also the nails holding down that upper course. Here's how to do it, and install and seal a new shingle.

Fine Homebuilding: Upside-Down Roofing
Fine Homebuilding says on a steep roof it is often faster to shingle the roof in sections starting at the top and working backwards to the eave edge.

GBA: Jobsite Recycling Of Asphalt Roofing Shingles
Green Building Advisor says since asphalt roofing shingles have a high petroleum content they have value when recycled from a jobsite.

Gemaco: BC Asphalt Shingle Recycling Service
Gemaco has opened western Canada's first licensed asphalt shinlge recylcing facility in Delta, where residential asphalt shingles, either roof tear-off shingles or manufacturer remnants are ground to specification and sold as binder in asphalt paving mixtures, and as fuel for kilns.

JLC: Installing Asphalt Shingles
Journal of Light Construction offers some typical guidelines to follow when installing asphalt shingles.

JLC: Re-Roofing Over Asphalt Shingles
Journal of Light Construction describes how, done right, a second layer of asphalt shingles offers like-new performance and long-term durability.

JLC: Re-Roofing With Asphalt Shingles
Journal of Light Construction explains the steps involved in a high-quality, trouble-free re-roof with asphalt shingles. (PDF) Free Registration Required

JLC: Roofing With Asphalt Shingle
Journal of Light Construction describes details and roofing best practices that will help ensure a durable asphalt shingle roof.

One Project Closer: How To Replace A Shingle Roof
One Project Closer describes how shingle replacement projects entail several steps to ensure a secure and leakproof roof.

Professional Builder: 5 Ways To Avoid Common Roofing Pitfalls
Professional Builder magazine describes 5 simple rules for getting your asphalt shingle roofing projects just right.
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Builder Magazine: Pros & Cons Of Asphalt Roofing Vs. Metal
Builder Magazine outlines pros and cons of asphalt versus metal roofing to help you evaluate options for your customers.
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