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Forest Hill, MD (April 27, 2023) – What roof system is best for your home? That is the question many homeowners ask when looking to replace their roofs. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has produced a short, educational video designed to help homeowners understand the fundamental components of an asphalt roofing system and make a more informed decision when selecting roofing materials.

ARMA’s latest resource examines the technological developments that make asphalt roofing beautiful, affordable, and reliable.

“The Right Roof System for Your Home” highlights the six components ARMA recommends for a residential property with a steep-slope roof: an ice and water barrier product, underlayment, a shingle starter product, asphalt shingles, hip and ridge shingles, and ventilation, both for intake and exhaust.

Each element serves a primary function, and using the proper system components can help increase the performance of an asphalt roof and provide homeowners with peace of mind.

“A roof safeguards our most valuable assets—our loved ones and home,” stated Reed Hitchcock, ARMA Executive Vice President. “ARMA’s latest video illustrates each constituent and explains how a whole-system approach can provide long-term reliability and durability to a home.”

ARMA offers a broad range of technical and educational resources for residential asphalt roofing systems. Before installing a new asphalt shingle roof, ARMA encourages homeowners to consult with their roofing contractor or the roofing system manufacturer.

“The Right Roof System for Your Home” is now available on ARMA’s website and YouTube page. For more information about various asphalt roofing systems, visit


About 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 to 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.