Residential Asphalt Roofing

One of the best sources for information on residential asphalt roofing is the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA).

ARMA is a trade association that represents the majority of North America's asphalt roofing manufacturing companies, plus their raw material suppliers.

In fact, the association includes almost 95 percent of the nation's manufacturers of bituminous-based roofing products.

There is plenty of competition for residential roofing material, and what I especially like about the ARMA website is how they compare asphalt to other options, including metal, clay tile, concrete tile, slate, and cedar shake.

That comparison of features is available at

Some of the benefits for asphalt roofing elsewhere on that website include:

Wide array of colors
Wide selection of textures
Huge choice of shingle styles
Look like wood, cedar, or slate
Many pricing options
Value for money
100-year track record in North America
Long life-expectancy
Ideal roofing weight
Few leak problems
Excellent uplift resistance
Excellent fire resistance
Ease of installation
Ease of repair
Low maintenance
No additional structure required to carry weight
No need for ice stops
Wide availability of products
Wide availability of qualified installers

To get more information about steep-slope asphalt roofing work in your area, it might be a good idea to contact one of the ARMA members near you for details:

Atlas Roofing Corporation
2000 RiverEdge Pkwy., Suite 800
Atlanta, GA 30328
Phone: 770.933.4473
Fax: 770.952.3170

Owens Corning
One Owens Corning Parkway
Toledo, OH 43659
Tel: 419.248.8000

CertainTeed Corporation
750 East Swedesford Road
Valley Forge, PA 19482-0101
Tel: 610.341.7000

Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc.
10600 White Rock Road, Suite 100
P.O. Box 419074
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9074
Tel: 916-631-6500
Fax: 916-631-6681

14911 Quorum Drive
Suite 600
Dallas, TX 75254-1491
Tel: 972.851.0400

RGM Products, Inc.
3441 S. Willow Avenue
Fresno, CA 93725
Tel: 559.499.2222

Building Products of Canada Corp.
9510 St. Patrick Street
LaSalle, Quebec, CAN H8R 1R9
Tel: 514.364.0161
Tel:800-567-2726 and

TAMKO Building Products, Inc.
220 West Fourth Street
Joplin, MO 64801-1404
Tel: 800.641.4691

GAF Materials Corporation
1361 Alps Road
Wayne, NJ 07470
Tel: 973.628.3000

Residential Asphalt Roofing - W.R. Grace & Company/Grace Construction
62 Whittemore Avenue
Cambridge, MA 01840
Tel: 617-498-4997

IKO Production, Inc.
1 Yorkdale Road,
Suite 602
Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6A 3A1
Tel: 416.781.5545

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