An historic music hall, a home with a roof built to withstand high-wind events, and a museum dedicated to the United States’ fight for independence have been recognized as 2017’s top asphalt roofing installations by the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA). ARMA’s annual Quality Asphalt Roofing Case-Study (QARC) Awards Program awarded the projects that exemplify the most beautiful, affordable, and reliable asphalt roofing systems in North America.
The 2018 QARC Award program received some of the most impressive and innovative submissions of asphalt roofing installments to date.
“This year’s submissions demonstrated asphalt’s ability to provide a durable and reliable roofing system against harsh weather while simultaneously offering an array of beautiful colors, designs and installation options,” said Ralph Vasami, ARMA’s acting executive vice president. “These projects are true examples of what asphalt roofing can offer commercial businesses and private homeowners alike.”
The 2018 QARC Awards recipients are:
Imbus Roofing Co., Inc. received the Gold QARC Award for its new roof installation on the 225,000-square-foot, 139 year-old Cincinnati Music Hall. The Kentucky-based contractor installed designer asphalt shingles to replicate the Music Hall’s slate tile roof, while also providing crucial durability against Cincinnati’s tough climate.
This steep-slope roof was installed with CertainTeed’s Grand Manor® luxury asphalt shingles in the colors Stonegate Gray and Brownstone, as well as DiamondDeck® and WinterGuard® underlayments. The size, complexity and steepness –including steeples– of the project presented a great challenge to the contractor, who managed to install a durable asphalt roofing system that was also visually stunning.
Reliant Roofing, Inc. was honored with the Silver QARC Award for its completion of Topsail Residence, a 10,600-square-foot asphalt shingle roofing system designed to endure high-wind events in Ponte Vedra, FL. This high-performance roofing system not only provided the homeowners with a durable option, but also a visually stunning roof for years to come.
GAF Grand Canyon® Lifetime Designer Shingles in the color Stone Wood was selected not only for its beauty, but its superior high-wind protection. Hand sealed Timbertex® Premium Ridge Cap Shingles and GAF self-adhering Leak Barrier were also installed for added leak prevention.
The Bronze QARC Award was given to Thomas Company, Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, for its low-slope installation on Philadelphia’s Museum of the American Revolution. Designed to achieve LEED Gold certification, Thomas Company installed a high-quality modified bitumen roof membrane to prevent water penetration and create a more stable surface for the facility’s vegetative roof.
The historic project required a high-quality roofing membrane that offered an aesthetic appeal to the building. Thomas Company chose SOPREMA’s SBS Modified Base Ply – ELASTOPHENE Flam with the SBS Modified Bitumen Flashing Base Ply – SOPRALENE Flam 180 to keep the roof water-resistant year-round, protect the roof membrane from foot traffic, and add a beautiful appearance to the museum.
- Big House Castle Rock
- Jireh 7 Enterprises
- Castle Rock, Colorado
- Malarkey Roofing Products
- Closson Chase Winery Church Roof
- AI Anthony Roofing LTD
- Hillier, Ontario
- IKO Production, Inc.
- Tiny House & Top Shop
- M & J Construction
- Erhard, Minnesota
- CertainTeed Corporation
- West Loch Village Senior Apartments
- M & R Roofing
- Ewa Beach, Hawaii
- PABCO Roofing Products
Visit the ARMA website for more information about this year’s winners or to submit your best asphalt roofing project.