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This specification covers the standards for polymer modified bituminous sheet materials proposed 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. The underlayment sheet shall comply with the physical requirements which include thickness, maximum load, elongation, adhesion to plywood, thermal stability, flexibility, tear resistance, moisture vapor permeance, sealability, and slip resistance. The underlayment sheet shall not crack, as well, nor be too sticky as to cause damage upon being unrolled.
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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 either SI units or inch-pound units are to be regarded separately as standard. The values stated in each system may not be exact equivalents; therefore, each system shall be used independently of the other. Combining values from the two systems may result in non-conformance with the standard.
1.4 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.
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
D7349 Test Method for Determining the Capability of Roofing and Waterproofing Materials to Seal around Fasteners
E96/E96M Test Methods for Water Vapor Transmission of Materials
ICS Number Code 91.100.60 (Thermal and sound insulating materials)
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ASTM D1970 / D1970M-15a, Standard Specification for Self-Adhering Polymer Modified Bituminous Sheet Materials Used as Steep Roofing Underlayment for Ice Dam Protection, ASTM International, West Conshohocken, PA, 2015, www.astm.orgBack to Top