ASTM C1459 - 04(2014)

    Standard Specification for Performance of Non-Asbestos Fiber-Reinforced Cement Shake, Shingle, and Slate Roofing Systems

    Active Standard ASTM C1459 | Developed by Subcommittee: C17.02

    Book of Standards Volume: 04.05

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    This specification covers the performance of non-asbestos, fiber-reinforced cement shake, shingle, and slate roofing systems that are of uniform or nonuniform thickness and texture. The roofing should conform to the following tests and performance requirements: installed strength test, installed weight test, accelerated aging under wet/dry cycling test, accelerated aging under heat/rain test, and fire-resistant roof test.

    This abstract is a brief summary of the referenced standard. It is informational only and not an official part of the standard; the full text of the standard itself must be referred to for its use and application. ASTM does not give any warranty express or implied or make any representation that the contents of this abstract are accurate, complete or up to date.

    Significance and Use

    1. Scope

    1.1 This specification covers the performance of non-asbestos, fiber-reinforced cement shake, shingle, and slate roofing systems that are of uniform or nonuniform thickness and texture.

    1.2 This specification does not include details of product installation and workmanship. The manufacturer's installation instructions shall be referred to for details such as slope, interlayment, underlayment, sheathing requirements, exposure, fasteners, and repair or replacement instructions.

    1.3 This specification does not address requirements for individual shake, shingle, and slate products, which are covered in Specification C1225 and C1530.

    1.4 The tests contained in this specification are intended as qualification tests for a roofing system. Changes in product formulation, design, or manufacturing process beyond the ranges allowed in the manufacturer's quality control specifications, shall require subsequent system retesting or written concurrence by an independent testing agency that the changes in formulation, design, or manufacturing process will not be detrimental to system performance.

    1.5 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. The values given in parentheses are mathematical conversions to SI units that are provided for information only and are not considered standard.

    1.6 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

    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

    C1225 Specification for Fiber-Cement Roofing Shingles, Shakes, and Slates

    C1530 Specification for Non-Asbestos Fiber-Cement Roofing Shakes, Shingles, and Slates with Designed Varying Profiles and Thicknesses

    E108 Test Methods for Fire Tests of Roof Coverings

    ICS Code

    ICS Number Code 91.100.15 (Mineral materials and products)

    UNSPSC Code

    UNSPSC Code 30151500(Roofing materials); 30111601(Cement)

    DOI: 10.1520/C1459-04R14

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