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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.

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: 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.

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)
Procedures

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

ARMA: Flashing To Prevent Ice Dams On Asphalt Roofing
Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association bulletin describes how to install eves flashing on asphalt roofing to prevent damage from ice dams. (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: 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.
Product Supply

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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