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Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA)

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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.


Why Asphalt Roofing?

When it comes to roofing, whether it's steep slope or low slope, commercial or residential, asphaltic roofing materials are the most popular, widely used products in North America. In fact, approximately 80% of the homes in North America have asphalt roofing. Versatile, durable, beautiful, affordable, and reliable. All of these attributes add long-term value to your investment and keep North America working. Now more than ever, sustainability is a paramount quality. Asphalt roofing materials are being recycled and repurposed for other construction applications such as road paving and maintenance projects. Variety and texture, style, cut, and color help achieve any desired look without having to spend a premium. For commercial and residential systems; durability and robust fire and wind resistance means performance you can count on. Most homeowners only replace their roof once, making the decision on what material to use so important. Asphalt shingles are a proven roofing technology, providing homeowners an unmatched level of beauty, affordability and reliability.

The Beauty of Asphalt Roofing

An asphalt shingle roof provides homeowners with years of protection from the elements as a result of its reliability, durability and longevity. Asphalt roofing offers unparalleled beauty and versatility, which allows homeowners to pick a variety of unique colors, styles and textures that can increase a home's value and raise its curb appeal. Today, four out of five homeowners in the U.S. choose asphalt roofing. For most homeowners, choosing a type of shingle roof is a once in a lifetime decision, so deciding on what color and style fits their personality and one which blends with the character of the neighborhood is an important one. This new short, educational video from the from Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) examines the "The Beauty of Asphalt Roofing" for low and steep slope applications. Asphalt roofing manufacturers work with color consultants to create a wide variety of appealing styles, looks and tones to provide homeowners with different options to satisfy all of their needs and desires. The video explains the process of how different colors for asphalt shingles are created and what the latest design trends are in asphalt roofing systems.

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2022 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Winners

ARMA’s Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program seeks to recognize contractors across North America who choose asphalt to install beautiful, high-performing roofing systems. Asphalt is the selected roofing solution due to its range of colors and designs, ability to meet stringent project requirements, and the peace of mind they bring to a homeowner or building owner.

ARMA received a record-breaking number of awards submissions this year, which were judged by a panel of industry experts and members of the trade media.

Award Winners

Gold: Black Hills Exteriors

The Scull Residence is a Queen Anne Victorian-style home located in the heart of Black Hills, a mountain range in Rapid City, South Dakota. This style of home was introduced to America in 1880 and is characterized by elaborate color schemes, grand architecture towers, and high-pitched roofs with patterned shingles. The project was challenging due to a 2020 hailstorm that damaged the entire roof and the homeowner’s desire to maintain the timeless exterior. Black Hills Exteriors integrated two shingle colors to preserve the home’s distinct characteristics, giving the roof a unique curb appeal. Black Hills Exteriors achieved an elegant look for this Victorian-style home by understanding the historic character and applying the versatile design of asphalt shingles.


Silver: Weatherguard Roofing

The Island House illustrates how the reliability of asphalt shingles to protect structures from the elements can be integrated with unique design requirements to produce exquisite architectural finishes. The project required a roofing solution that provided versatility and artistry, making asphalt the clear choice. The roof selection was driven by the desire to intergrade a roof with a slate-like appearance to complement the copper additions while maintaining the durability and strength of asphalt shingle construction.


 Bronze: Green Horizons

The Island House Hotel was originally built in 1852 on one of the most valuable historic sites in the State of Michigan. Due to its unique location and the island-wide ban on motorized vehicles, every single material that arrived at the job site had to be delivered to a mainland ferry, loaded onto a freighter boat, and then transported to the project site by horse. Furthermore, the contractor was under heavy time constraints to finish the work after the summer tourist season and before the ferry system shuts down due to ice buildup in the straits of the Great Lakes. Green Horizons utilized asphalt shingles to maintain the historic aesthetic while providing the necessary strength and durability to protect this island property.




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Latest eBooks

Asphalt Roofing Modified Bitumen Design Guide eBook 670x866

Modified Bitumen Design Guide for Building Owners

The Modified Bitumen Design Guide for Building Owners from ARMA is a valuable resource for roofing professionals installing and maintaining asphaltic roofing systems. The guide is broken up into sections and addresses relevant aspects, issues and concerns of modified bitumen roofing systems and its associated components, substrates, construction techniques and ...
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Good Application Makes a Good Roof Better

This guide was prepared by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) as a general guide for the installation of three-tab asphalt shingles. This publication provides guidance for the installation of three-tab asphalt shingles during new-roof construction, reroofing and roof recovery, as well as special procedures for low and steep-slope roofing ...
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Latest Awards

ARMA - Excellence in Roofing 2022

2022 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards

The 2022 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program recognizes the top low and steepslope asphalt roofing projects across North America based on four categories: Reasons for Selecting Asphalt, Performance, Beauty, and Distinction. For over 10 years, the awards program has celebrated excellence in the asphalt roofing industry. Each year, the Asphalt ...
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Latest Podcasts

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Cool Roofing Dialogue at IRE 2020 with ARMA

Reed Hitchcock, executive vice president of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) chats with BUILDINGS editor-in-chief Janelle Penny about cool roofing, California initiatives and the dialogue being had across the country about what’s happening in the industry. Click Here to Listen Now
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Roofing Road Trip with Reed Hitchcock

S2:E11 Reed Hitchcock- Asphalt Recycling, Sustainability and the Labor Shortage

S2:E11 RCS Editor Karen Edwards interviews ARMA's Reed Hitchcock at the 2020 International Roofing Expo about asphalt recycling and sustainability as well as the labor shortage. Recorded February 4, 2020 Read the entire transcript here.
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The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is proud to announce the release of the 2022 edition of the Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual – Design and Application Methods. This essential guide to the design and application of residential roofing systems can be ordered directly from the ARMA website. This publication highlights several ...
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