ASTM D1970-00

    Historical Standard: ASTM D1970-00 Standard Specification for Self-Adhering Polymer Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Used as Steep Roofing Underlayment for Ice Dam Protection

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    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers polymer modified bituminous sheet materials intended for use as underlayment on roof eaves, or valleys, or both, to prevent leakage of shingle, tile, or metal roofs from water back-up due to ice dams.

    1.2 These underlayment sheets have a sticky adhesive layer which is exposed by removal of a protective sheet. The top surface is suitable to work on during the application of the exposed roofing.

    1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as standard.

    1.4 The following safety hazards caveat pertains to the test methods portion, Section 7, of this standard. This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.


    2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.

    ASTM Standards

    D228 Test Methods for Sampling, Testing, and Analysis of Asphalt Roll Roofing, Cap Sheets, and Shingles Used in Roofing and Waterproofing

    D903 Test Method for Peel or Stripping Strength of Adhesive Bonds

    D1079 Terminology Relating to Roofing and Waterproofing

    D1204 Test Method for Linear Dimensional Changes of Nonrigid Thermoplastic Sheeting or Film at Elevated Temperature

    D2523 Practice for Testing Load-Strain Properties of Roofing Membranes

    D4073 Test Method for Tensile-Tear Strength of Bituminous Roofing Membranes

    D5147 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Modified Bituminous Sheet Material

    E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials


    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30121500(Bituminous derivatives)


    DOI: 10.1520/D1970-00

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