Submissions for asphalt roofing awards now open

Formerly known as the Quality Asphalt Roofing Case Study (QARC), the program has been modernized to better reflect its mission of creating awareness around dynamic asphalt roofing systems. Photo courtesy Pixabay

The Asphalt Roofing Manufacturers Association (ARMA) has launched its ARMA Excellence in Asphalt Roofing Awards program, recognizing the best steep and low-slope asphalt roofing projects across North America.

The program will award three asphalt roofing projects each year, highlighting the contractor(s), their team, and craftsmanship. Submissions, which require a project description and high-resolution images, must relate to a project completed within the past three years. Participation in the program is free.

Entries will be judged by a panel of ARMA leaders, roofing industry experts, and members of the roofing media on four criteria:

  • Beauty: Does the project embody the true beauty of asphalt roofing? Is it visually attractive or interesting, does it enhance the skyline, building use or design?
  • Affordability: Does the project demonstrate value through life-cycle cost or creative use of components to add benefit to the construction process or overall roofing system?
  • Reliability: Does the project demonstrate asphalt roofing’s reliability, durability, and strength? Does the project show how proper installation of an asphalt roofing system can help provide protection and peace of mind?
  • Reason: Why did the submitter choose to use an asphalt roofing system? Were there specific circumstances (examples: weather-related challenges, customer requests, building history, overburden requirements, evolutions in the roofing industry which change the playing field, or other situations) that made asphalt roofing the clear choice? What additional aspects about the project make it a step above the rest?

 Award winners will be granted a monetary prize (gold – $2,000; silver – $1,000; bronze – $500), an opportunity to network with asphalt roofing industry leaders, portfolio-building materials, and an official certificate. They will also receive recognition at the International Roofing Expo (IRE), in a national trade publication, in the contractor’s local media, on the ARMA website, on social media, and more.

Click here to enter before Dec. 31.

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