Press Releases

Keep up with what is going on with ARMA and the asphalt roofing industry! ARMA press releases provide roofing industry news as it relates to commercial and residential applications and insight on what is going on with the association.

2014

  • Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Honored For Safety Accomplishments

    WASHINGTON (June 4, 2014) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has recognized 12 asphalt roofing manufacturers for their exceptional workplace safety records and commitment...

  • Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association Launches Mobile-Friendly Website

    WASHINGTON (March 21, 2014) – With technology changing the way the roofing industry communicates, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has made its website more interactive...

  • Asphalt Roofing Projects Awarded for Sustainable Use and Beautiful Design

    WASHINGTON (February 10, 2014) – What do one of the largest independent supermarket chains, a local government city hall and a historic mansion all have in common? An understanding and...

2013

  • ARMA Produces Educational Video Examining How Asphalt Shingle Colors Are Created

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Nov. 7, 2013) – Ever wonder how asphalt shingles get their colors? The secret lies in the Science of Color.

    The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has...

  • Why Asphalt Roofing is Superior to other Roofing Materials, including Metal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Asphalt shingles have been the most effective and widely used roof covering for new home construction and reroofing over the last 150 years — in fact, it has been...

  • ARMA Announces the Winners of its 2012 Accident Prevention Contest

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 23, 2013) – The asphalt roofing industry is honoring 12 companies for their commitment to safety in the workplace. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA...

  • Hurricane Season Looms: How Homeowners Can Help Shield Their House

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 15, 2013) – Hurricane season is officially underway, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center is...

  • Asphalt Roofing Awards Program Honors the Year’s Most Remarkable Building Projects

    The winners of this year’s Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study (QARC) Awards Program include a building that houses a federal agency that monitors marine life and climate, an insurance...

  • Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association Launches Redesigned Website

    (New York, NY)  February 6, 2013 ― Consumers and roofing professionals alike now have a new home for all their asphalt roofing needs.

    The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (...

2012

  • Assessing Roof Damage after Superstorm Sandy

    Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2012 – In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, many homes in the North East will require major building repairs. According to disaster modeling company, Eqecat,...

  • 2nd Annual QARC Awards Program

    QARC winners display asphalt’s versatility in residential and commercial projects

    The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is proud to announce the winners of its 2nd...

  • Steep Slope Cool Roofing Systems Increase Energy Efficiency

    Washington, DC – In an ongoing effort to reduce energy consumption and increase the overall performance of buildings, asphalt shingle manufacturers are now implementing more effective ways...

  • ARMA Updates Modified Bitumen Design Guide

    Association Publishes Industry Resource Guide for Installing and Maintaining Asphaltic Roofing Systems

    (Washington, D.C.) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has...

  • 10 Tips to Ensure Roof Reliability

    Washington, DC - Spring is almost here, and as you head outside to tend the garden and mow the lawn…don’t forget to inspect the roof!  Asphalt shingles are the unsung heroes,...

2011

  • ARMA Statement on ASTM D225 and D228

  • ARMA Supports the Correct Use of Shingle Coatings

    Washington, DC (March 4, 2011) – “Cool Roofs” (or highly reflective roofs) have been gaining increased attention over the past several years as an environmentally sound choice...

  • ARMA and NRCA Release Asphalt Shingle Guide

    Washington, DC — The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) and the National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) have released Quality Control Guidelines for the Application of...

  • QARC Winners Announced

    March 4, 2011 (Washington, DC) — The first year of the Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study program (QARC) has officially come to an end, as the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA...

  • 2nd Annual Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program (QARC) is now open for submissions.

    The 2nd annual Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program (QARC) is now open for submissions. The first year of QARC awarded three projects that exemplified asphalt’s characteristics of...

  • Attic Ventilation Important for Cold and Warm Climates

    Regardless if it’s warm or cold out, improper attic ventilation can lead to problems for homeowners. In the winter, improper ventilation can lead to the formation of ice dams. When it’...

  • 5th Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum Program Announced

    Dallas, Texas: For 2011, the premier conference in the recycling of asphalt shingles, presented by the Construction Materials Recycling Association (CMRA), is moving to the Lone Star State.

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  • Metz Affidavit on ASTM D225 and D228

  • Multi Ply Built-Up Roofing: More Layers Means Less Headaches

    Nothing succeeds like excess. This may not apply to all, but it rings true in roofing today.  Why trust one layer of protection for your roof when you can ensure defense with a system of...

2010

  • ARMA Announces the 2010-2011 Leadership Team: Commitment, Clarity, & Steadfast Leadership, the Building Blocks of Success

    [Washington, DC] (January 30, 2010) – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is pleased to announce its slate of elected officers and Executive Committee members for 2010-2011...

  • Avoid Structural Damage to the Roof with Proper Ventilation in Cold Climates

    The lifespan and efficiency of a roof can be directly impacted by how it is – or isn’t – ventilated. Whether for cold or more temperate climates, designing and incorporating...

  • EPA Approves Alternative Solvent for Method 5A Testing Used

    (March 08, 2010) Washington, DC – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) was notified earlier this week that Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved the use of 1-...
  • Roofing Industry Committee On Weather Issues (RICOWI) Elects Jim Baker Of Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) To Secretary/Treasurer Position

    Washington, DC (March 30, 2010) -- The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is pleased to announce that Jim Baker, Director of Industry Affairs, has been elected the Executive...

  • Cool Roofing Rating Council Elects New Board Member

    The Cool Roofing Rating Council (CRRC) has elected James Baker of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) as Vice Chairman.

    Baker currently serves as the director of industry...

  • Deadline Extended to December 15, 2010: ARMA Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program

    The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has extended the submission deadline for the Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study Program (QARC) to December 15, 2010. This national recognition...

2009

  • Federal Tax Credit for Qualified Asphalt Shingles

    Washington, DC April 13, 2009 – The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) offers homeowners a tax credit for purchasing reflective asphalt shingles. Homeowners can receive as...

  • 2008 ARMA Safety Contest Winners Announced

    Washington, DC June 26, 2009 –The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) announces the results of the Association’s prestigious Accident Prevention Contest. In 2008...

  • Senator Blanche Lincoln Meets with Representative of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association

    Arkadelphia, AR – U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas met with representatives from the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), and representatives from the National...

  • Senator Isakson Speaks to Board Members of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association About Key Issues Facing Industry

    Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Johnny Isakson, R-GA, addressed the board members of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) at a board luncheon on November 5, 2009. He spoke...

  • ARMA President Confirms Importance of Shingle Recycling for Environment, Market and Manufacturers

    CHICAGO, IL — The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s president Sheree L. Bargabos spoke at the Opening Plenary Session of the 4th Asphalt Shingle Recycling Forum held November...

  • ARMA Announces Annual Accident Prevention Contest Winners for 2009

    Washington, DC--June 1, 2010 – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) announces the results of the Association’s prestigious Accident Prevention Contest. In 2009, 98...

2008

  • History Channel Explores Asphalt Roofing In Modern Marvel's "Secrets of Oil"

    [Washington, DC] (September 15, 2008) –The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association [ARMA] is featured in a new episode of The History Channel's Modern Marvels series...

  • New Coalition Formed to Address Residential Roof Ventilation

    Washington, DC – The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) along with six key industry roofing ventilation companies joined together to form the Roof Assembly Ventilation...

  • Roof Assembly Ventilation Coalition Announces 1st Slate of Officers

    Washington, DC – The Roof Assembly Ventilation Coalition [RAVC] is pleased to announce its slate of elected officers.

    RAVC’s new chairman is Gary Urbanski, Sales...

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