Asphalt Shingles

JLC Field Guide: Asphalt Shingles

Asphalt shingles offer a good-better-best range for building owners to choose from, and of all prevalent roofing materials, they are easiest to install.

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Asphalt Shingles Featured Articles

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Top-Down Roofing

Installing shingles in 4- to 7-foot lifts from the ridge down reduces granule loss... More

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Common Roofing Errors

Details that matter on asphalt shingle roofs More

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Step Flashing vs. Continuous Flashing

Both methods are code-approved, but Glenn Mathewson explains why you might not... More

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Roofing With Asphalt Shingles

A field guide filled with details and best practices for installing durable roofs. More

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Asphalt Shingles Instruction

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Should You Install a Full-Coverage Ice Barrier?

Doug Horgan explains why this might be done and what could go wrong. More

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Fireproofing an Asphalt Shingle Roof

In a fire-prone area, using Class A-rated shingles is just one part of a sound... More

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About Those Annoying Cellophane Strips on Asphalt Shingles

Ignore them, or remove them? More

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Underlayment for Shallow Roofs
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Installing Continuous Flashing

Code specialist, Glenn Mathewson, takes a look at a recent IRC provision allowing... More

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