Manual Provides Expertise on Residential Asphalt Roofs
The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) announced recently that it has added a completely revised and updated “ARMA Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual” to its series of technical and product literature on low-slope and steep-slope roofs.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C. and recognized as among the most reliable sources of information on residential and commercial asphalt roofing, ARMA is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Supplier 100 of NAHB.
ARMA has 57 publications in its inventory, including sales and educational brochures, application and design manuals, maintenance manuals, technical bulletins and other information.
According to the organization, asphalt roofing presents many benefits for home builders and their customers:
- Asphalt roofing costs significantly less than tile, wood, cedar, slate and metal — while outperforming them.
- Architectural shingles have gone through an aesthetic renaissance, with an abundant selection of styles, colors and textures. The introduction of attractive light-colored granules and materials is providing beautiful and stylish low-slope roofing.
- In low-slope roofing, builders can now choose from a range of peel-and-stick, self-adhesive products, as well as new low-fuming asphalt formulations. Even the old standbys — modified bitumen and built-up roofing – have seen a huge number of additions to the product line. In steep-slope roofing, builders can choose from a wide range of strip, laminate, interlocking and large individual shingles — across a dramatic spectrum of contemporary styles and shadow lines. Textures can evoke the charm of natural materials such as tile, slate and cedar.
- Asphalt roofs are designed to require low maintenance and are extremely resistant to wind tear-off, uplift, moisture damage and most natural hazards.
- Asphalt steep-slope roofing products are designed for safe, speedy and hassle-free installation all year round and under any conditions. Weighing substantially less than other roofing materials, asphalt is easy to store, transport and unload. While the application of low-slope roofing systems, such as BUR, is detailed work, ARMA says it offers many sources of information to enable roofing professionals to deliver a quality, long-lasting roof for the home owner by paying attention to details such as curbs, walls, flashings or other projections that interrupt the membrane.
To order copies of the “Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual,” contact ARMA at 202-207-0917; or send a fax to 202-223-9741. The single-issue price for non-members of ARMA is $40.
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