Skip to content

Get The Latest News

What is ASTM Testing?

Check out the articles below to get educated by the experts at Roof Shield.

What is ASTM Testing?

ASTM is The American Society for Testing and Materials, an international standards organization that develops and publishes technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. With asphalt shingle rejuvenation, ASTM testing compares the performance of rejuvenation products to new products, allowing us to evaluate the effectiveness of the rejuvenation process.

Why is ASTM Testing Important?

ASTM testing is important in this market because it ensures that the materials used in asphalt shingle rejuvenation meet specific standards for safety, quality, and performance. Furthermore, ASTM standards establish requirements for the physical properties of the materials used and quantify the improvements products such as Roof Shield’s Roof Reboot make on asphalt shingles.

In roof rejuvenation, we focus on the physical properties of asphalt shingles, which are also the main failure points:

  • granule adhesion
  • vapor permeance
  • pliability and flexibility

And through standardized ASTM testing, we can also compare the efficacy and performance of Roof Shield’s Roof Reboot against other offerings on the market. For instance, the Roof Shield rejuvenation process will take a 15-year-old asphalt shingle and bring its performance to the levels of a brand-new shingle and beyond.

I will expand on our ASTM test results in separate posts that will be linked below. But to eliminate any suspense, here is a summary of Roof Shield’s Roof Reboot results and how it compares to an unnamed competitor:

TestUnitRoof ShieldNew ShingleCompetitor
Water Vapor TransmissionPerms.029.0343.31
Granule AdhesionGrams.3.21.27
PliabilityPass/Fail100% Pass100% Pass95% Pass
Additional Properties
UV ProtectionYesNo
Color EnhancementYesN/AYes
USDA Biobased Product 98%N/A86%
Roof Shield vs. the competition on asphalt shingle rejuvenation and restoration.

Please check out our youtube video on vapor permeance for a prime example of our ASTM testing results and why Roof Shield offers the best product.

Advantages of ASTM Testing for Roof Rejuvenation

In addition to validating the process of roof rejuvenation and providing industry markers to test for:

  • ASTM testing shows that asphalt shingle rejuvenation is a cost-effective alternative to roof replacement.
  • ASTM testing proves that Roof Shield’s Roof Reboot asphalt shingle rejuvenation brings the performance of the asphalt shingle back to new, adding years of life to the roof system.
  • With superior ASTM test results, Roof Shield is an excellent alternative to roof replacement and will save homeowners significantly while reducing the waste found in the roofing sector.


Now that you know what ASTM testing is and why it is used in the asphalt shingle rejuvenation market, we will dig deeper into the industry’s specific ASTM tests.

If you are a roofer, soft washer, or entrepreneur, Roof Shield is selling to and training applicators to service homeowners nationwide. Contact Roof Shield today to join the fast-growing roof rejuvenation and reconditioning sector.

To stay in touch with Roof Shield and always see our latest posts, like and subscribe our:

Trust Roof Shield to rejuvenate and protect your roof
(855) 476 6374

Request a Quote

Just fill out this short form with some of your information to help Roof Shield create a personalized quote for your roof.