Work Item
ASTM WK84423

New Test Method for Determining Resistance of Asphalt Shingles to Hail by Impact with Propelled Ice Balls

1. Scope

This test method provides a procedure for evaluating the ability of prepared assemblies of asphalt roofing shingles to resist impact forces of falling hail. Propelled ice balls are used to simulate falling hailstones.


hail resistance; ice ball; asphalt shingle


New methods for impacting and evaluating the impact resistance of asphalt roofing shingles to falling hailstones exist and are in practice today. The creation of this standard will place those practices into a consensus standard.

The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.


Developed by Subcommittee: D08.02

Committee: D08

Staff Manager: Jamie Huffnagle

Work Item Status

Date Initiated: 12-06-2022

Technical Contact: Jason Simmons