Only by eating, sleeping, and dreaming asphalt can you hope to keep up to date with the latest news, trends, innovations in the asphalt roofing industry. Or you can visit this web site, where all the work has been done for you… by ARMA.
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is a trade association representing North America’s asphalt roofing manufacturing companies and their raw material suppliers. The association includes the majority of North American manufacturers of asphalt shingles and asphalt low slope roof membrane systems. Information that ARMA gathers on modern asphalt roofing materials and practices is provided to building and code officials, as well as regulatory agencies and allied trade groups. Committed to advances in the asphalt roofing industry, ARMA is proud of the role it plays in promoting asphalt roofing to those in the building industry and to the public.
ARMA’s vision and mission is to be an association committed to the long-term sustainability of the asphalt roofing industry and to advocate and advance the interests of the asphalt roofing industry by leveraging the collective expertise of its members.
Vision Statement To be a progressive association committed to the long-term sustainability of the asphalt roofing industry.
Mission Statement To advocate and advance the interests of the asphalt roofing industry by leveraging the collective expertise of its members.
History of Asphalt Roofing Since its discovery more than 5,000 years ago, asphalt has proved to be one of nature’s most useful – and abundant – materials.
Though you may never have considered it, asphalt (a petroleum byproduct), is a naturally occurring part of the environment. (And now thanks to advances in technology, asphalt roofing products are as friendly to the environment as they are to the buildings they protect.)
No stranger to the building industry itself, asphalt has been used successfully as an excellent natural preservative, as well as an outstanding waterproofing and adhesive agent for centuries. For the past 150 years, in fact, asphalt has proved the most popular roofing material in North America. And deservedly so!