UL (Underwriters Laboratories) Testing of Roofing products
Underwriters Laboratories Inc., Based in Northbrook, Illinois, is one of the world's leading product safety testing and certification group devoted to developing standards and test procedures for products, materials, components, assemblies, tools and equipment, chiefly dealing with product safety.
The roofing industry has worked with the UL to develop standards for the safety and effectiveness of roofing products especially in the areas of fire resistance, wind resistance and durability. We have gathered some common UL standards related to roofing products as a resource for our customers.
UL offers the following testing and certification services for roofing materials and systems:
UL 790 -- Tests for Fire Resistance of Roof-Covering Materials (ASTM E108/NFPA 256)
UL 1256 -- Fire Test of Roof Deck Constructions' Wind Resistance
UL 580 -- Tests for Uplift Resistance of Roof Assemblies
UL 997 -- Wind Resistance of Prepared Roof-Covering Materials