Fast Facts

FAST FACTS are downloadable PDFs that provide poignant insight on issues, topics and trends affecting the asphalt roofing industry. Giving both consumers and roofing professionals a quick-hitting overview, these pieces are meant to educate the public about everything that involves asphalt roofing systems, from shingles to membranes.

Residential

Why is the color of a roof so important?

Asphalt roofing systems provide homeowners with years of beautiful, affordable and reliable protection. Choosing the right roof color is...

Shingle Sealants Bond Your Roof Together

With ever increasing performance expectations for asphalt shingles designed to withstand high winds and heavy rains, manufacturers...

RESIDENTIAL COOL ROOFING

In the United States, four out of five homes are covered with asphalt shingles. These shingles are beautiful, affordable and reliable, and are...

Why is ventilation important?

Proper ventilation reduces moisture build-up in your home

The average family of four generates approximately 2 to 4 gallons of water vapor each day...

ASPHALT SHINGLES: RAISING THE B.A.R.

There is a reason why four out of five homes are covered with asphalt shingles in the United States. Asphalt shingles offer myriad...

It can be argued that the most visible, distinguishing and important part of a home is the roof. The roof generally represents about 40% of the visual exterior of a typical home and therefore...

What is ASCE 7-10…

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE):

Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and...

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Commercial

For commercial buildings, asphaltic low-slope roofing provides the highest level of quality, affordability and reliability on the market. Most commercial facilities use...

Roofing and Reflectivity

It’s About Saving Energy.

There are many options available to help assure that your roof, whether low-slope or steep-...

What is ASCE 7-10…

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE):

Founded in 1852, ASCE represents more than 140,000 members of the civil engineering profession worldwide and...

What information is available about the recent IARC review of asphalt?

• The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) is an arm of the UN’s World Health Organization,...

Why is a built-up roof considered a multi-ply roof?

ARMA defines a built-up roofing system as a roof where multiple layers of asphalt alternated with ply sheets (felts) are applied over the...

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