Lab Results: Spray Improves Asphalt Shingle Flexibility, Adhesion, Hail Impact & Fire Resistance


PRI ASPHALT TECHNOLOGIES, INC.


PRI ASPHALT TECHNOLOGIES

PRI is a national and global leader in materials testing and performance. PRI provides independent, third-party testing, inspection, certification, and other technical services to the Asphalt/Bitumen, Building Materials, Chemical, Construction/Infrastructure, and Energy Markets.


HISTORY

Rejuvenator has a long history of limited use in the asphalt roofing industry. Initial use was limited to conventional hot-mopped built-up-roofs. Over the years, there have been attempts to restore/maintain rejuvenated asphalt shingle roofs. In the most recent times, asphalt rejuvenation has gained national focus in the paving industry. In response to the enhanced focus, a number of new technologies have been introduced. Some of these products are advancing the rejuvenation/restoration technologies and are hypothesized to exhibit efficacy in the asphalt roofing industry.

OBJECTIVE:

Perform and assess selected screening evaluation to provide insight on Bio-Based Roof Shingle Treatment System.


CONCLUSIONS:

Based on a Spray Application Rate of 1 gal/125 ft.2, followed by a five (5) day ‘cure’ period on aged shingles provided.

  • Flexibility 23°C was improved (from a Failure to pass).

  • Granular Adhesion was improved significantly from a granular loss of 1.11 g to a loss after treatment of 0.15 g, an 86% improvement.

  • Hail Impact was slightly improved after treatment. The improvement 6.6%, was minimized by the type of shingle evaluated – organic felt based. The data suggests Hail Impact would have a greater improvement on FG mat-based shingles.

  • Fire Resistance ‘UL Speed of Flame:’ The treated shingles exhibited a flame spread of 86 in2 vs. the untreated shingles exhibiting a 144 in2 spread. 60% better than the untreated shingles, this was unexpected.


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