Standard Historical Last Updated: Dec 31, 2010
ASTM D4977-03(2009)

Standard Test Method for Granule Adhesion to Mineral Surfaced Roofing by Abrasion

Significance and Use

This test method is used to determine the quality of adhesion of the granular surfacing to the coating asphalt in a sample of mineral surfaced roofing. The results determine compliance with the applicable specification requirements or for comparative analysis. This test method applies to as manufactured material and may not be applicable to material that has had weathering exposure.


1.1 This test method covers the determination of granule adhesion to mineral surfaced roofing due to abrasion.

1.2 The values stated in SI units are regarded as standard. The inch-pound units in parentheses are for information only.

1.3 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.

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Book of Standards Volume: 04.04
Developed by Subcommittee: D08.02
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.1520/D4977-03R09