Thanks in recent years to a profusion of styles, textures, and colors -- modern architects, builders, and contractors now have more asphalt roofing choices at their fingertips than ever before. And with each passing year, the choices get even more spectacular!

Asphalt steep-slope shingles can now be manufactured to look like natural materials such as tile, wood, cedar shakes, or slate -- while totally outperforming them. Nor can metal or concrete tiles match asphalt roofing for its overall combination of beauty, durability, and longevity -- at a fraction of the cost.

Want to let your imagination roam free? Want to crown your design with a roof worthy of your artistic vision? Asphalt truly is the roofing industry's great all-around leader. From colors and styles, to beauty and performance, asphalt roofing is the answer.



Architects, builders, contractors, roof consultants, and building owner/managers, all stand to benefit enormously from the fact that manufacturers across North America are making asphalt better and more versatile than ever before.

Thanks especially to the addition of polymers that add stretch and strength, you can now apply your roof any way you want it: hot, cold, torch or self-adhered, to meet your individual project's special needs.

Today's asphalt roofing isn't simply a better product. It's safer. Stronger. And cleaner.


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.


Frequently Asked Questions

Tips and information about ARMA, steep-slope and low-slope. 


Technical Bulletins

These bulletins offer concise, easy-to-understand information on common maintenance, repair, installation and weather-related topics affecting both residential and commercial roofs.


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ARMA Publications

ARMA offers roofing professionals a wide variety of general, educational and specialized publications on both residential and commercial asphalt roofing systems.