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This specification covers non-asbestos, fiber-cement shingles, shakes, and slates (roofing products) of nominally uniform thickness (non-tapered) and texture, including accessories designed to provide the weather-exposed surfaces on roofs of buildings. Flexural strength; product modulus of rupture; breaking moment; density test; water absorption; moisture content; water tightness; frost resistance; warm water resistance; and heat/rain resistance shall be made to conform to the specified requirements.
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1.1 This specification covers fiber-cement shingles, shakes, and slates (roofing products) of nominally uniform thickness (non-tapered) and texture, including accessories designed to provide the weather-exposed surfaces on roofs of buildings.
1.2 This specification is not applicable to asbestos-cement roofing shingles (Specification C222), non-asbestos fiber-cement roofing shakes, shingles, and slates with designed varying profiles and thicknesses (Specification C1530), particle board (Terminology D1554), or cement-bonded particleboards (Specification BS 5669: Part 4) and (ISO 8335).
1.3 This specification does not include details of product installation or installed system performance. Refer to the manufacturer's installation literature for proper installation instructions, to Specification C1459 for roofing systems performance, and to Test Methods E108 for levels of fire resistance.
2. Referenced Documents (purchase separately) The documents listed below are referenced within the subject standard but are not provided as part of the standard.
C222 Specification for Asbestos-Cement Roofing Shingles
C1154 Terminology for Non-Asbestos Fiber-Reinforced Cement Products
C1185 Test Methods for Sampling and Testing Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Flat Sheet, Roofing and Siding Shingles, and Clapboards
C1459 Specification for Performance of Non-Asbestos Fiber-Reinforced Cement Shake, Shingle, and Slate Roofing Systems
C1530 Specification for Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Roofing Shakes, Shingles, and Slates with Designed Varying Profiles and Thicknesses
D1554 Terminology Relating to Wood-Base Fiber and Particle Panel Materials
E108 Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings
British StandardsBS 5669: Specification for cement bonded particleboard
International StandardsISO 8335 Cement-bonded particleboards--Boards of Portland or equivalent cement reinforced with fibrous wood particles
UNSPSC Code 30151500(Roofing materials); 30111601(Cement)
ASTM C1225-08(2012), Standard Specification for Fiber-Cement Roofing Shingles, Shakes, and Slates, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2012, www.astm.orgBack to Top