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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.


ARMA’s 2024 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program is Now Open for Submissions

 The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is now accepting submissions for its prestigious 2024 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program. Roofing contractors across North America can submit their best low- and steep-slope asphalt roofing projects from the past three years for a chance to win by December 1, 2023.

“ARMA’s awards program offers an exceptional opportunity for roofing professionals to showcase their hard work, promote their business, and demonstrate their enthusiasm for the industry,” stated Reed Hitchcock, ARMA Executive Vice President. “Each year, we receive numerous impressive entries reinforcing asphalt roofing as the optimal choice for residential and commercial projects.”

The highly competitive awards program covers the full spectrum of asphalt roofing systems. Winners must exhibit remarkable proficiency, demonstrating intricate workmanship and utilizing superior-quality asphaltic roofing products. Past recipients have included large-scale commercial projects and custom-built residential work. ARMA encourages contractors to submit all types of asphalt roofing projects for consideration, regardless of size or complexity.

The application process is free of charge, and interested contractors may submit multiple entries, provided the projects adhere to the specified criteria. Submissions must demonstrate exemplary skills in asphalt roofing and include detailed project write-ups and high-quality imagery.

Contractors should take note of the new judging criteria when submitting their project entries.

  • Why Asphalt – Why was asphalt the roofing solution? What circumstances existed with the building, and what benefits made it clear that asphalt was the best roofing choice?
  • Project Challenges – Were there any technical, operational, or environmental challenges successfully overcome through the innovative use of asphalt roofing materials? Does the project demonstrate the reliability, durability, and overall system strength of asphalt roofing?
  • Distinction – Why is this project different from its peers? Was the quality of the craftsmanship extraordinary, and were there any circumstances, pre-existing conditions, or challenges that made it stand out? Can this project be considered a step above the rest?
  • Beauty – Does the project showcase an aesthetic appeal or exhibit impressive technical complexity? Does it possess visual allure or intrigue, elevating the skyline, building use, or design?

Once the submission period closes, a panel of esteemed judges convenes to evaluate and score the top asphalt roofing projects. This panel comprises a diverse group of roofing industry experts with vast knowledge and technical expertise.

The projects that score the highest according to the judges’ evaluations will receive a monetary prize of $2,000 for Gold, $1,000 for Silver, and $500 for Bronze as recognition for their exceptional performance and achievement.

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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.


ARMA’s 2nd virtual Asphalt Roofing Recycling Forum

Join us for ARMA’s 2nd virtual Asphalt Roofing Recycling Forum on October 24, 2023, as we discuss Asphalt Roofing Recycling: The Path to Innovation!

The Forum is open to ARMA Members, Non-Members, and Students. Our program will be divided into two segments. Our first segment will feature a keynote presentation followed by 30-minute sessions from various industry experts. The second segment will host a panel discussion with various thought leaders from the manufacturing, academia, consumer, and recycling perspectives. Our goal is to have attendees leave feeling empowered about recycling roofs!

The registration link below will take you to the registration form for the meeting. When registering, please abide by the honor code. If you are an ARMA member or already have an ARMA login, please log in before registering. All other users can select “New User” at the bottom of the screen.

Recycling Forum Pricing:

  • ARMA Member Rate: $59

  • Regular Non-Member Rate: $79

  • FREE for Students!

Login instructions and any pertinent materials will be provided only to registered attendees approximately one and a half to two weeks prior to the Forum.

Please contact Karin Travitz, ARMA Director of Meetings at ktravitz@asphaltroofing.org or info@asphaltroofing.org if you have any questions.

All ARMA meetings are conducted in accordance with ARMA’s Antitrust Compliance Policy. By registering, you are indicating your agreement to adhere to this policy. 

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eBooks

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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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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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Latest Awards

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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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Trade Association Coalition Announces Q3 Findings From Market Index Survey for Reroofing

A coalition of industry trade associations representing contractors, consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has completed its Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing for the third quarter of 2023. The survey is an industrywide effort spearheaded by a coalition of trade assocations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian ...
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Trade Association Coalition Announces Q3 Findings From Market Index Survey for Reroofing

A coalition of industry trade associations representing contractors, consultants and manufacturers in the U.S. and Canada has completed its Quarterly Market Index Survey for Reroofing for the third quarter of 2023. The survey is an industrywide effort spearheaded by a coalition of trade assocations, including the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association, Canadian ...
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Latest Podcasts

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Reed Hitchcock & Lynn Picone - ARMA’s 2024 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards

S5:E81 Who’s ready to celebrate asphalt roofing excellence? ARMA is! On this episode of Roofing Road Trips, Megan Ellsworth is joined by ARMA’s Executive Vice President, Reed Hitchcock and Director of Inside sales for GAF, Lynn Picone to talk about ARMA’s 2024 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards. What does it mean ...
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Reed Hitchcock and Aaron Phillips - The State of Asphalt Roofing

Reed Hitchcock and Aaron Phillips - The State of Asphalt Roofing

S4:E77 Heidi J. Ellsworth sits down with Reed Hitchcock, ARMA Executive Vice President and Aaron Phillips ARMA Vice President of Technical to talk about the state of asphalt roofing. With the 2023 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards recently launched, they are continuing to showcase the performance and sustainability of asphalt. ...
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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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Latest Webinars

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Coffee Conversations - Roofing Recycling is Happening NOW!

In this Coffee Conversation, sponsored by Owens Corning, we look at the roofing industry’s recycling efforts that are proving it can be done. With an industry goal of reducing landfill disposal of asphalt-based roofing materials to 50% by 2035 and to approach 0% by 2050, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association ...
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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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