ARMA Releases Third Quarter 2020 Report on Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has released the third Quarterly Product Shipment Report for 2020. The report covers asphalt roofing product shipments in the United States and Canada in the third quarter, as well as a comparison with the prior year’s data.

“ARMA’s quarterly shipment reports provide ARMA members and other interested parties with relevant, important insights on the current state of the asphalt roofing industry,” said Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s executive vice president.

Roofing product shipment data is collected from participating manufacturers by an independent third party, Association Research Inc., and aggregated to create this report. Companies that are not members of ARMA may examine the free quarterly summaries, and those ineligible for ARMA membership can subscribe to the full, detailed report on the ARMA website.

ARMA Names New Health, Safety and Environment Director

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has named Miriam Higginbotham as its new Health, Safety,and Environment (HSE) Director.

In this role, Higginbotham will serve as ARMA’s primary resource for identifying, monitoring, and recommending/implementing action on HSE regulatory and legislative issues of importance to the asphalt roofing industry. She will be ARMA’s liaison with outside stakeholders on issues in these areas, and will also oversee ARMA’s annual Accident Prevention Contest.

“Miriam has provided valuable consulting services to ARMA for the past two years on environmental and occupational safety and health issues,” said Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s executive vice president. “She is the ideal candidate for this position, and I look forward to seeing her enhance ARMA’s work in this important area.”

Higginbotham graduated summa cum laude from Utah State University with a B.A. in English and earned a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law. After law school, she practiced with a Washington, DC law firm, focusing on environmental and chemical control regulations.

For more information about ARMA, visit asphaltroofing.org.

Omaha Re-Roofing Project in Historic District Wins Top Honors From ARMA

When the Molly Jenkins Carriage House was damaged by hail, a new roof system featuring CertainTeed Carriage House shingles was installed to protect the home and recapture its classic look. Photos: Everlast Exteriors

The Molly Jenkins Carriage House is located in the historic Country Club District of Omaha, Nebraska. The home, originally built in the 1920s, needed a new roof after it sustained hail damage and multiple leaks were discovered. The homeowners wanted an aesthetically pleasing, durable roof system that would be true to the style of the neighborhood and capture the look of the house as it was originally designed.

Omaha-based Everlast Exteriors was called in to consult on the project after the storm. “Their insurance agent recommended us to the homeowner,” says Brent Hall, co-owner of Everlast Exteriors. “The Country Club historic district is an early 20th century Omaha neighborhood that was marketed to attract homebuyers who expected an exceptionally high level of quality. The community was added to the National Register Of Historic Places in 2004. On this home, the existing asphalt shingle roof had to be replaced, as did the inlaid gutters, which were also damaged.”

Hall recommended asphalt shingles due to their beauty and performance. After consulting with the homeowner, the company installed CertainTeed Carriage House shingles, which are a Class 4 impact resistant shingle.

The first step was to replace the gutter system. “We had to remove the first 3 feet of the roofing and put down a high-temp ice and water shield,” explains Hall. “We installed it within the inlaid gutters, and then ran it 3 feet up the roof. Then we fabricated and installed the inlaid gutter, before we went back and roofed it. We had to do it that way because the gutter system extends under the shingles and underlayment.”

The gutters were custom fabricated out of 24-gauge pre-finished galvanized steel and installed in the existing wood frame. “We also re-flashed the chimneys using the 24 gauge pre finished steel color to match shingles.” Hall says.

The new shingles were installed over a synthetic underlayment and ice and water shield. New accessories included lead boots for the plumbing vents, a new gutter apron, drip edge and exhaust vents.

Standout features included a custom-fabricated turret cap and a new weather vane. “We fabricated a copper turret cap that might be the biggest one we’ve ever made,” says Hall. “She also purchased a copper weather vane, and we installed that for her, too.”

The copper turret cap was the final touch on the project. According to Hall, the homeowner really wasn’t sure what she wanted, so the project was put in the hands of Todd Sterba, a top metal fabricator at Everlast Exteriors. “Executing something like this takes the right tools and the right fabricator,” notes Hall. “He worked on it in our shop and even took it home to his own workshop to put some finishing touches on it. We never even saw the final product until he brought it out to the job. The homeowner really loved it.”

The style of shingle was chosen because it fit in with the character of the area. “It’s an old house in a historic neighborhood, and that asphalt shingle really has a timeless look,” says Hall. “It’s made to emulate a slate roof, and it looks like something they might have installed in the era when the home was built.”

Everlast Exteriors submitted the project to the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association for the ARMA Excellence In Asphalt Roofing Awards program, which recognizes industry professionals for their high-performing steep-slope and low-slope asphalt roofing projects across North America. The Molly Jenkins Carriage House received the Gold Award in 2020. The company received a check for $2,000 at the 2020 International Roofing Expo.

“We were really happy to learn that we won,” Hall recalls. “We try and just knock out the coolest, best roofs around. We use the best products out there and provide the best workmanship. That’s our goal. Our top priority is to put out the best product not get the biggest profit — so it’s nice to get recognition.”

According to Hall, the award-wining project showcases the company’s strengths. “We match high-end material with high-end labor,” he says. “We try to bring together the best shingles and accessories, with the best labor practices to install the best product we can while meeting every customer’s budget. We provide a transferable lifetime labor warranty so we make sure every roof we do is aesthetically pleasing and maintenance free.”

Submissions are being accepted for ARMA’s 2021 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards. For more information or to apply, visit www.asphaltroofing.org.

TEAM

Roofing Contractor: Everlast Exteriors, Omaha, Nebraska, www.everlastexteriorconstruction.com

MATERIALS

Shingles: Carriage House Gatehouse Slate, CertainTeed, www.certainteed.com

North American Roofing Contractors Invited to Apply to ARMA’s 2021 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) is now accepting submissions for the 2021 Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards Program. ARMA encourages all roofing contractors to submit their best low and steep-slope asphalt roofing projects from the past three years for consideration by December 1, 2020. 

“We received a record number of submissions last year — all of which emphasized the many reasons why asphalt is the preferred roofing solution — and anticipate similar engagement for the 2021 program,” said Reed Hitchcock, ARMA’s executive vice president. “We look forward to seeing the impressive, innovative ways that contractors have used asphalt roofing materials in their projects over the past three years.” 

There is no limit to the number of entries a company may submit as long as each project meets the program criteria. Projects will be judged in four categories: 

• Beauty – Does the project embody the true beauty of asphalt roofing? 

• Performance – Does the project demonstrate asphalt roofing’s reliability, durability and overall system strength? 

• Asphalt: The Roofing Solution – Why was asphalt chosen for this project? 

• Distinction – Is the project clearly distinct from its peers? 

Winning companies will be recognized during the 2021 International Roofing Expo, April 14-16 in Las Vegas. Winners will receive a monetary prize (Gold – $2,000; Silver – $1,000; Bronze – $500), plus recognition in national trade media, local media, and on ARMA’s website and social media. 

The Excellence Awards submission form, along with the full program guidelines, can be found at www.asphaltroofing.org/excellence.

For more information about ARMA, visit www.asphaltroofing.org.  

ARMA Releases Second Quarter 2020 Report on Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has released the second Quarterly Product Shipment Report for 2020. The report covers asphalt roofing product shipments in the United States and Canada in the second quarter, as well as a comparison with the prior
year’s data.

“The shipment report is a valuable resource for ARMA members and other interested parties because of the relevant, important insights it provides into the current state of the asphalt roofing industry,” said ARMA’s Executive Vice President Reed Hitchcock.

Roofing product shipment data is collected from participating manufacturers by an independent third party, Association Research Inc., and aggregated to create this report. Companies that are not members of ARMA may examine the free quarterly summaries, and those ineligible for ARMA membership can subscribe to the full, detailed report on the ARMA website, visit www.asphaltroofing.org.

Roofing Industry Unites to Form ‘Back to Work’ Coalition

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the buzzwords we keep hearing seem to be “unprecedented” and “uncertain.” However, some things are still certain even during the current calamity: every building needs a strong, reliable roof, and the work that the roofing industry does is essential.

These facts are the essence of the Back to Work on America’s Roofs coalition, which formed in March in response to the pandemic’s impact on the roofing industry and is comprised of the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA), Chemical Fabrics & Film Association (CFFA), EPDM Roofing Association (ERA), International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC), Metal Construction Association (MCA), National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA), National Women in Roofing (NWiR), Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA), Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA), Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI), Slate Roofing Contractors Association (SRCA), Spray Polyurethane Foam Alliance (SPFA) and the Tile Roofing Industry Alliance (TRI).

Most construction was brought to a halt by state orders enacted early in the pandemic that closed or restricted all non-essential businesses. Recognizing the long-term harm this would cause, these 13 associations came together to advocate that the roofing industry be recognized for its essential role in ensuring home and business safety. The coalition sent letters to the White House, Congressional leaders and the National Governors Association that detailed why the roofing industry was crucial during this public health crisis and asked that any updates to state orders allow roofing work to resume.

As states began allowing construction to resume, our priorities shifted to focus on recovery. The roofing industry was already struggling with a backlog of work due to the ongoing labor shortage, which now has been exacerbated by the pandemic. As the unemployment rate hovers in the double digits, the Back to Work on America’s Roofs coalition is promoting four key policies to create jobs, support homeowner investments and encourage business owners to invest in capital improvement projects.

1. Recognize the importance of roofs for protecting homes and businesses.

Physical infrastructure investments made by Congress as part of COVID-19 response and recovery should reflect the protections that roofs offer to new and existing buildings.

2. Address skills gaps and provide opportunities to expand hiring.

The federal government should support efforts to expand career and technical education and address skills gaps in the roofing industry. Congress should provide incentives to businesses that increase their workforce above where it was before the pandemic by hiring unemployed individuals.

3. Provide short-term relief in order to enable long-term success.

Provide additional funding for programs created under the CARES Act, which have been a lifeline for small businesses in many industries, including roofing. Enable entrepreneurs to serve as the economic engine of the recovery by improving access to critical programs.

4. Adopt tax policies that incentivize improvements to existing homes and buildings.

Expand small business tax credits to allow for immediate expensing of capital improvement projects and accelerated depreciation for resilient, energy-efficient roof replacements. Provide targeted tax relief to homeowners to make home improvement projects more affordable, similar to what was successfully implemented after the 2008 financial crisis.

To advance these policies, the coalition has distributed a press release to publications in the broader building and construction industries and developed a media kit for all roofing industry professionals to participate in this advocacy. We encourage you to download the media kit and get involved in our outreach efforts by utilizing these resources, including social media collateral, the coalition’s position paper, a copy of the press release and an infographic that provides a visual overview of our policies.

A common rallying cry has emerged since the pandemic began: we are “all in this together.” The coalition is the embodiment of this statement. We are working together to navigate these unprecedented, uncertain times and overcome the challenges that lie ahead, starting by helping the individuals employed in our industry — more than 1.1 million Americans — get back to work on America’s roofs.

The coalition’s advocacy efforts are only part of the work that is currently being done. Keep reading to learn how these associations are supporting their members during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA)

When states and local jurisdictions started issuing “stay at home” orders and other mandates in response to COVID-19, ARMA began providing members with regular comprehensive updates on local, state and federal regulations and initiatives regarding roofing as an essential industry, sometimes multiple times in a single day. ARMA’s Spring Committee Meetings shifted from an in-person event to a virtual format, ensuring that members were able to participate in key meetings from the comfort and safety of their homes.

Reed Hitchcock

ARMA also held two town hall meetings for members to share practices for keeping asphalt roofing plant employees healthy and safe during the pandemic. Members discussed their experiences on a variety of topics, including increasing personal and professional sanitizing, ensuring social distancing, implementing procedures for bringing employees safely back to work and developing enhanced measures for maintaining cleanliness. During both events, tools and resources were shared to help members comply with local, state and federal guidelines related to COVID-19.

– Reed Hitchcock, Executive Vice President

EPDM Roofing Association (ERA)

ERA dedicated a prominent portion of its website to information about the pandemic, focusing on the impact of COVID-19 on the roofing industry and potential legislative and regulatory sources of help for our members and their customers. Additionally, ERA joined other industry leaders to send a letter to the White House urging the Trump administration to “issue guidance that clarifies essential businesses, services and workers, and that this guidance recognize the role of the roofing industry in protecting U.S. families and employers.”

Ellen Thorp

ERA closely followed the status of the construction industry as an essential business and urged the passage of federal legislation to provide financial relief to families and businesses. Further, we worked through a range of industry outlets to publicize our efforts and linked our website to other industry sites to provide a broad spectrum of information about the pandemic and its impact on our industry.

– Ellen Thorp, CAE, Executive Director

International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC)

IIBEC’s primary focus has been pivoting our International Convention and Trade Show to a virtual format. Our virtual meeting was held June 12-14, and featured 24 education sessions, a trade show with 65 exhibitors, and two live general sessions, including a roundtable of building industry association CEOs that is available for viewing on our website. We have also been adding new educational offerings to our online learning portal, including an eight-week course, Exterior Wall and Technology Science.

Brian Pallasch

IIBEC has joined with other roofing industry associations to advocate on a variety of COVID-19 public policy issues. Letters were delivered to governors in Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington underscoring the ability of the industry to operate safely in the face of the pandemic and the significant role the construction industry will play in leading the nation’s economic recovery.

– Brian Pallasch, CAE, CEO/EVP

Metal Construction Association (MCA)

Jeff Henry

MCA is committed to providing updated and relevant information to its members and the public via our COVID-19 resource hub. We also transformed the 2020 MCA Summer Meeting (June 15-18) into a virtual learning experience. This was a unique and cost-free opportunity for everyone in the metal construction industry to hear the latest industry updates and connect with association leaders.

– Jeff Henry, Executive Director

National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA)

NRCA has offered valuable information and resources to members and the overall roofing industry during the COVID-19 crisis via our website, including Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), legal and insurance guidance. We are actively lobbying for federal legislation to help small business owners survive the crisis and also sent a letter to President Trump urging the administration to recognize roofing as an essential business.

Reid Ribble

NRCA issued surveys to gauge the experiences of roofing contractors during the pandemic to provide better assistance to members and the industry. We also hosted informative webinars, including “How to navigate crisis management in an ever-changing world,” which featured NRCA General Counsel Trent Cotney sharing steps employers can take to prepare and help their businesses thrive during and after modern crises. NRCA is committed to carrying on its mission to support and advocate for roofing professionals, address member questions and concerns, and keep the industry moving forward.

– Reid Ribble, CEO

National Women in Roofing (NWiR)

Renae Bales

While several industries have slowed down, resulting in unemployment for many American workers, the roofing industry is looking for employees. NWiR has partnered with RoofersCoffeeShop to launch a recruiting website for the roofing industry that will attract new talent and offer opportunities for companies to increase visibility for their job postings. NWiR also launched a series of online-based meetings focused on providing knowledge and supporting other women in roofing as we navigate this new normal. There are 1-2 webinars/virtual meetups each week, which alternate between substantive educational content and light-hearted chatting about common issues. Topics range from transitioning to working from home, to building your business through self-empowerment, to understanding federal legislation designed to help small and medium-sized contractors. These webinars and meetups are publicized on the NWiR calendar, sent to members via email and shared on social media.

– Renae Bales, Chair and Ellen Thorp, CAE, Executive Director

Polyisocyanurate Insulation Manufacturers Association (PIMA)

PIMA plays a critical role in the ongoing monitoring, analysis, and dissemination of key information about the responses to the COIVID-19 pandemic at the local, state, and federal levels. Since March, PIMA’s Board of Directors has been holding weekly meetings to track the impacts of the pandemic on manufacturing operations and construction activities across Canada and the United States. Board members are sent daily updates about pertinent stay-at-home orders and provided with health and safety resources to help evolve existing practices to address the potential risk of COVID-19 infections.

Justin Koscher

PIMA is collaborating with allied roofing and insulation industry organizations while also transforming planned in-person association gatherings, such as its annual Mid-Year Meeting, into virtual events that are designed to deliver critical updates and offer valuable perspectives about the impact of current events on the building industry.

– Justin Koscher, President

Roof Coatings Manufacturers Association (RCMA)

At the start of the pandemic, RCMA staff was on the front lines of an ever-changing landscape of policies designed to slow the spread of COVID-19. As the pandemic continued, we remain committed to mitigating the impact these policies had on the roofing industry and providing continued, uninterrupted support for our members. Staff provided remote support for advocacy initiatives that were unaffected by the pandemic and provided updates related to decision making at local, state, and federal levels.

Dan Quinonez

Our membership in the Back to Work on America’s Roofs coalition is an opportunity to foster consumer confidence in the roofing industry and advance our goal of safely providing uninterrupted service to roofs, the first line of defense against the elements. We will continue to serve the needs of our members as we move forward in the economic restart of the United States.

– Dan Quinonez, Executive Director

Single Ply Roofing Industry (SPRI)

Linda King

The SPRI office has remained open to support our members. Quarterly meetings were changed to WebEx meetings that membership felt were very effective, and committees have continued to have conference calls and online meetings to advance the association’s work. SPRI hosted a conference call for members where Tom Saeli, CEO of Duro-Last, shared how his company pivoted a manufacturing facility to produce PPE gowns and masks, which provided ideas and inspiration for other manufacturers to explore how they may also be able to assist in the ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts. Through the SPRI website and its e-newsletter, we continue to share information as our members head back to work under drastically different conditions then what they left a few months ago.

– Linda King, Managing Director

Tile Roofing Industry Alliance (TRI)

In addition to collaborating with the Back to Work on America’s Roofs coalition, TRI has provided real-time information on COVID-19 legislation and administrative actions to our members. This has been done through special reports on new paid leave requirements, Paycheck Protection Program loans, tax breaks, federal augmentation of state unemployment insurance program benefits, and guidelines and enforcement memos from OSHA on dealing with COVID-19 in construction.

Rick Olson

In addition, TRI belongs to the Construction Industry Safety Coalition (CISC), which produced a COVID-19 Exposure Preparedness and Response Plan. TRI also voiced concerns to Congress with other CISC members that forcing OSHA to issue an Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 would not help workers and would hurt the economic recovery. TRI continues to develop best practices for installation that prioritize worker safety.

– Rick Olson, President

ARMA Releases First Quarter 2020 Report on Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has released the first Quarterly Product Shipment Report for 2020. The report covers asphalt roofing product shipments in the United States and Canada in the first quarter, as well as a comparison with the prior year’s data.

“ARMA members and others interested in the industry value ARMA’s shipment report for the relevant, important insights it provides into the asphalt roofing industry,” said ARMA’s Executive Vice President Reed Hitchcock.

Roofing product shipment data is collected from participating manufacturers by an independent third party, Association Research Inc., and aggregated to create this report. Companies that are not members of ARMA may examine the free quarterly summaries, and those ineligible for
ARMA membership can subscribe to the full, detailed report on the ARMA website.

ARMA Announces Accident Prevention Contest Winners

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has completed its annual Accident Prevention Contest and is proud to recognize 70 asphalt roofing manufacturer facilities for their workplace safety, specifically low incident rates among workers.

Facilities that entered the 2019 Accident Prevention Contest were judged based on ARMA criteria derived from the standards set by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). This
information is gathered through quarterly safety data reports from the past calendar year.

“The commitment that ARMA and its members have to providing a safe work environment for all employees is unwavering,” said ARMA’s Executive Vice President Reed Hitchcock. “Each year we are pleased to see so many facilities meeting high standards in plant health and safety.”

All of ARMA’s manufacturer members are invited to participate in the Accident Prevention Contest by submitting data from their entire company, a specific division, or an individual plant or mill in North America. Winners are honored in four different categories, with a “perfect” score meaning that zero safety incidents were recorded.

President’s Award: Recognizing the plant in each contest category with the best score over a two-year period.

  • Owens Corning: Irving, TX
  • Owens Corning: Atlanta, GA
  • Owens Corning: Houston, TX
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Summit IL

Award of Excellence: Recognizing plants with three consecutive years of a “perfect” score (that are not recipients of the President’s Award).

  • GAF: Minneapolis, MN
  • GAF: Myerstown, PA
  • Johns Manville: Plattsburgh, NY
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Atlanta, GA
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Compton, CA
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Medina, OH
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Minneapolis, MN
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Oklahoma City, OK
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Portland, OR

Perfect Employee Safety Certificate: Recognizing plans with a “perfect” score for the reporting year.

  • Atlas Roofing Corporation: Hampton, GA
  • CertainTeed Corporation: Peachtree City, GA
  • CertainTeed Corporation: Shreveport, LA
  • GAF: Chester, SC
  • GAF: Ennis, TX
  • GAF: Fontana, CA
  • GAF: Michigan City, IN
  • GAF: Minneapolis, MN
  • GAF: Myerstown, PA
  • GAF: Shafter, CA
  • IKO Production: Inc., Hillsboro: TX
  • Johns Manville, Plattsburgh: NY
  • Owens Corning: Jacksonville, FL
  • Owens Corning: Savannah, GA
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Atlanta, GA
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Compton, CA
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Irving, TX
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Jacksonville, FL
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Medina, OH
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Minneapolis, MN
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Oklahoma City, OK
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Portland, OR
  • Polyglass USA, Inc.: Phoenix, AZ
  • SOPREMA, Inc.: Wadsworth, OH

Certificate of Safety Improvement: Recognizing plants that demonstrated an improvement of at least 25% over their previous year’s performance.

  • Building Products of Canada: Edmonton, Alberta
  • CertainTeed Corporation: Ennis, TX
  • CertainTeed Corporation: Little Rock, AR
  • CertainTeed Corporation: Norwood, MA
  • CertainTeed Corporation: Oxford, NC
  • CertainTeed Corporation: Shreveport, LA
  • GAF: Baltimore, MD
  • GAF: Chester, SC
  • GAF: Dallas, TX
  • GAF: Ennis, TX
  • GAF: Fontana, CA
  • GAF: Michigan City, IN
  • GAF: Tuscaloosa, AL
  • IKO Production, Inc.: Hillsboro, TX
  • IKO Production, Inc.: Wilmington, DE
  • IKO Southeast, Inc.: Sylacauga, AL
  • Malarkey Roofing Products: Oklahoma City, OK
  • Owens Corning: Brentwood, NH
  • Owens Corning: Jacksonville, FL
  • Owens Corning: Memphis, TN
  • Owens Corning: Savannah, GA
  • Owens Corning (Asphalt): Irving, TX
  • PABCO Roofing Products: Tacoma, WA
  • Polyglass USA, Inc.: Hazleton, PA
  • Polyglass USA, Inc.: Winter Haven, FL
  • SOPREMA, Inc.: Drummondville, Quebec
  • TAMKO Building Products: Columbus, KS
  • TAMKO Building Products: Frederick, MD
  • TAMKO Building Products: Green Cove Springs, FL
  • TAMKO Building Products: Inwood, WV
  • TAMKO Building Products: Joplin, MO – Range
  • TAMKO Building Products: Phillipsburg, KS
  • Tarco: Greencastle, PA

ARMA extends congratulations to all of this year’s award recipients. For more informationb, visit www.asphaltroofing.org.

ARMA Releases Fourth Quarter 2019 Report on Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has released its final Quarterly Product Shipment Report for the year 2019. The report covers asphalt roofing product shipments in the United States and Canada in the fourth quarter, as well as year-to-date shipment information and a comparison with the prior year’s data.

“ARMA’s shipment report provides relevant, valuable insight into the asphalt roofing industry, and is a valued resource for ARMA members and others interested in the industry,” said ARMA’s Executive Vice President Reed Hitchcock.


Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

Shipments (squares) Q4 2019 Q4 2018 % Change YTD 2019 YTD 2018 % Change
Shingles – U.S. (including individual shingles) 28,443,053 29,962,044 -5.1% 146,605,438 143,453,436 2.2%
BUR – U.S. (not including saturated felts) 2,006,975 1,721,593 16.6% 8,046,953 8,143,917 -1.2%
Modified Bitumen – U.S. 7,352,310 7,800,172 -5.7% 34,049,807 35,387,384 -3.8%
Shingles – Canada (including Individual shingles) 1,253,945 1,305,005 -3.9% 12,620,495 14,355,450 -12.1%

Roofing product shipment data is collected from participating manufacturers by an independent third party, Association Research Inc., and aggregated to create this report. Companies that are not members of ARMA may examine the free quarterly summaries, and those ineligible for ARMA membership can subscribe to the full, detailed report on the ARMA website.

ARMA Releases 2019 Third Quarter Report on Asphalt Roofing Product Shipments

Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has released its Quarterly Product Shipment Report, covering asphalt roofing product shipments in the United States and Canada in the third quarter of 2019. The report includes year-to-date shipment information and a comparison with the prior year’s data.

“ARMA’s shipment report provides interested parties with direct insight into the asphalt roofing industry, and complimentary access is a valued ARMA member benefit,” said ARMA’s Executive Vice President Reed Hitchcock. “Companies that are not members of ARMA may examine the free quarterly summaries and those ineligible for ARMA membership can subscribe to the full, detailed report on the ARMA website.”

Roofing product shipment data is collected from participating manufacturers by an independent third party, Association Research Inc., and aggregated to create this report.

For more information, visit www.asphaltroofing.org.