ICC Evaluation Service (ICC-ES) LLC has developed guidelines for
evaluating alternative asphalt shingles. These criteria provide an
alternative to using ASTM D3462, "Standard Specification for
Asphalt Shingles Made from Glass Felt and Surfaced with Mineral
Granules," which is a requirement for fiberglass-reinforced asphalt
shingles in the International Building Code® (IBC) and
International Residential Code® (IRC).
If you are involved with the installation or design of asphalt
shingle roof systems, I encourage you to be aware of these
ICC-ES is a nonprofit subsidiary of the International Code
Council (ICC), which develops the IBC. ICC-ES provides technical
evaluations of building products, components, methods and materials
for use by manufacturers as evidence their products meet code
requirements and warrant regulatory approval. ICC-ES' evaluations
are particularly useful for evaluating products that may not comply
with established standards, including evaluating new or innovative
products, with the intent of complying with...
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