FOREST HILL, Md. — The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) announced the release of the 2022 edition of the "Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual – Design and Application Methods." This essential guide to the design and application of residential roofing systems can be ordered directly from the ARMA website.

“ARMA is proud to provide educational resources for the roofing industry,” said Reed Hitchcock, ARMA executive vice president. “Our manual is a valuable resource that outlines the proper components of an asphalt roofing system.”

This publication highlights several key topics for residential roofing systems, such as how to select the right asphalt roofing product for the job at hand, proper ventilation and moisture control, estimating how much roofing is required, deck preparation, shingle application, project safety, and much more. 

“Every roofing professional should have a copy of the manual on their bookshelf,” Hitchcock added. 

Roofing professionals and the public can access the manual for purchase via the bookstore on the ARMA website.

ARMA offers a wide variety of general, educational and specialized publications on both residential and commercial asphalt roofing. For more information about purchasing ARMA publications, visit