Check out these short, educational videos on asphalt roofing systems to learn more about America’s most popular residential and commercial roofing material.

The Right Roof System for Your Home

What roof system is best for your home? That is the question many homeowners ask when looking to replace their roofs. This short, educational video is designed to help homeowners understand the fundamental components of an asphalt roofing system and make a more informed decision when selecting roofing materials.

“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.

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 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.

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 75% 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.

How Does Proper Attic Ventilation Protect my Roof?

Every home has a roof, but is every roof properly ventilated to prevent premature roof deterioration or roofing system failure? Learn about the benefits proper attic ventilation provides your home, and when it may be time to call a roofing professional.

How Cool Roofs Contribute to Energy Efficiency in Commercial Buildings

When building owners look to conserve energy, their thoughts should begin with their roof. Adding insulation to a roofing system can make a building more energy efficient by decreasing heating and cooling costs. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) offers property owners information on various ways they can increase the energy efficiency of their building.

6 Steps to Enhancing the Service Life of Your Roof System

Proper inspection and maintenance can greatly impact the service life, reliability and performance of a roof system. The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has identified six steps all owners should follow to properly care for a roof.

Your Guide to Algae Discoloration

Have you noticed dark streaks on your asphalt shingle roof? Many homeowners and building owners think this comes from dirt, moss, fungus or tree droppings, but they may be caused by algae discoloration. In this video, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) tells you what algae discoloration is and how you can address it.

Advances in Low Slope Asphalt Roofing

Over the past century, asphalt roofing systems have advanced to utilize modern technology and improved production processes. Low slope asphalt roofing products continue to evolve to meet the scope of any building project or installation requirement while providing durable and reliable roofing systems.

Advances in Residential Asphalt Roofing Systems

2015 marks the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association’s (ARMA) 100th anniversary. In honor of our centennial, we’ve produced a new video demonstrating the advances in asphalt shingle technology over its long history. Residential asphalt roofing systems continue to evolve to utilize modern technology and provide even more beauty, affordability and reliability.

Asphalt Roofing 101- A System Above the Rest: Low Slope

Whether you own a residential or commercial property, installing a new roof is a major decision. The function of a roof is to protect our loved ones, property and valuable assets from the worst that Mother Nature offers. This new video from the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) showcases the different kinds of low-slope asphalt roofing systems available and how a whole-system approach can provide long-term durability, reliability and value to a property.

Asphaltic technology offers a range of low-slope roofing options, as well as many installation methods. “Asphalt Roofing 101-A System Above the Rest: Low Slope” details these different options so that a commercial property owner can make an educated choice when installing a new roof.

Video Library May 9, 2017