ARMA Offers Residential Roofing Manual as eBook

Monday, October 5, 2015

Following the launch of its upgraded mobile-friendly website, the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has converted its popular residential manual into an eBook to better serve both the roofing industry and consumers alike.

ARMA has partnered with Lulu.com, the division of Lulu that is the pioneer in independent publishing, to offer the Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual as both an eBook and print-on-demand book. This new extension of the association’s bookstore offers customers options that are more affordable, accessible and convenient.

The new ARMA eBook can be accessed on any e-reader device, including smart phones, tablets, the Kindle® device from Amazon® and the Nook® eReader from Barnes and Noble®. Roofing professionals can now access the manual from a range of light, convenient devices and bring it with them to any job site. An eBook format also allows users to bookmark key pages or diagrams, take notes and change the font size for better viewing. The ARMA eBook is also being offered at a new low price of $20, down from $40 when it was only sold as a printed copy. Accessing ARMA’s expert information has never been more easy, mobile or low-cost.

The print-on-demand version of the Residential Asphalt Roofing Manual, which was updated earlier this year, allows the publication to ship straight from the printing press to the customer at a reduced cost of $25. ARMA is also offering discounts for bulk purchases.

“By utilizing the advances in self-publishing technology, ARMA will be able to offer reliable technical information to even more industry professionals,” said Reed Hitchcock, executive vice president of ARMA. “Our manual is a valuable resource that can now be purchased and downloaded instantly, anywhere and at any time.”

ARMA plans to convert all of its publications into this new electronic format, and sell them as eBooks as well as print-on-demand books in the future. ARMA offers a wide variety of general, educational and specialized design and installation guides for both residential and commercial asphalt roofing systems. For more information or to purchase ARMA publications, visit asphaltroofing.org.

ARMA is a trade association representing the majority of North America’s asphalt roofing manufacturing companies, plus their raw material suppliers. The association includes almost 95 percent of the nation’s manufacturers of bituminous-based roofing products. Information ARMA gathers on modern asphalt roofing materials and practices is provided to building and code officials, as well as to regulatory agencies and allied trade groups. Committed to advancing the asphalt roofing industry, ARMA is proud of the role it plays in spearheading R&D and in promoting asphalt roofing to those in the building industry and to the public. For more information on asphalt roofing, visit www.asphaltroofing.org